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08 July 2015 @ 09:55 am
Micro Challenge 1, Welcome Back  
OK, don't you know with a prompt like that someone had to go there?

Title: That Same Old Place That You Laughed About
Author(s): dreamflower02
Rating: G
Fandom: See End Notes
Character(s): See End Notes
Summary: What goes around, comes around. (A drabble)
Warnings: Possible earworm
Author's Notes: What can I say? That prompt...

That Same Old Place That You Laughed About

August, 1987
James Buchanan High School
Brooklyn, NY

The old building didn't look as run down as he remembered back in the day, but it was still the same old place. This place had a lot of good memories. He was smart enough to know those memories could have easily been not-so-good if things had been a little different. He sure wouldn't be here with a teaching certificate. He headed up the stairs when he saw the principal coming out.

"Here to check out your new classroom?" he asked.

"Yes I am, Mr. Kotter."

"Welcome back, Mr. Barbarino."


End notes: Obviously the fandom is the old 70s show "Welcome Back, Kotter" and the characters are Gabe Kotter and Vinnie Barbarino. Sorry, but as soon as I saw the topic for this challenge, I had an instant earworm.

(I doubt I will write anything else in this fandom, so don't bother adding characters and fandom unless you want to.)
gardnerhillgardnerhill on July 8th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
OMG WELCOME BACK KOTTER!!!! (cough, er, showingmyage...)

This is great - I was wondering which of the sweathogs it would be. (Arnold Horshak's probably running his uncle's old car dealership or something.)
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on July 8th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
*grin* I am older than dirt; I remember most of the theme songs back when shows had actual theme songs with actual lyrics. Also commercial jingles. It takes very little to trigger an earworm. This one was appeased by fic, thank heaven.

Also you are right about Horshack, I am sure that's what he'd have gone on to do.

Edited at 2015-07-08 03:15 pm (UTC)
litlover12: Herbertlitlover12 on July 8th, 2015 05:59 pm (UTC)
And Freddie would have just said, "Hi there." :-D
litlover12: GK DR DOlitlover12 on July 8th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, that was perfect! I thought of the show too as soon as I saw the prompt. Love it.
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on July 8th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, like I said someone had to go there, LOL!
capt_facepalmcapt_facepalm on July 8th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Warning: Possible earworm. Ha!
Very fitting for the television series.
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on July 8th, 2015 05:59 pm (UTC)
I always liked that particular theme song!
OWL OF DEATHgoldvermilion87 on July 8th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I got to enjoy the drabble and expand my knowledge of 70s sitcoms. :D
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on July 8th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
"Welcome Back, Kotter" was huge hit its first couple of seasons. A young John Travolta (who played Vinnie Barbararino) was catapulted to stardom, and by the last season had already been in Grease and Saturday Night Fever.

It was a fun show.

(Sorry for all the edits. My iPad tends to get ahead of me.)

Edited at 2015-07-08 06:11 pm (UTC)