Was it a coincidence that Gabe Kotter, the character who starred in Welcome Back, Kotter, lived in a Bensonhurst apartment, and that I wrote scripts for the comic book while ALSO living in Bensonhurst? I think not. It was probably the reason I got the gig in the first place!
One strange bit of trivia about this issue—
I no longer remember why, but we weren’t allowed to use Kotter’s wife as a character this issue, so I had him instead delivering his usual monologue to a photo of her that hung on the wall. Strange, but I managed to turn it into something funny … I think.