kottair-and-hutch.jpg And there he was. Out of nowhere, out of the blue really. Like the Monolith, he just appeared, only Mr. Kotter was trapped behind his cardboard backing. Arnold Horshack screamed in fear. “Mr. Kottta! Mr. Kotta! Are you awrite Mr Kotta?” Freddie ‘Boom Boom’ Washington (not pictured, but for his shoe and legs and basketball) kept cool, but Juan Epstein crept up and gently pressed his fingertips to the plastic casing, and carefully asked, “Is that you, Mr. Kott-are?” Barbarino was shooting the Boy In The Plastic Bubble that day. But then they noticed: He was also branded wit those four letters, MEGO. Hmmmm…