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Oh! Oh! or Oo! Oo! Please Weigh In on Horshack — 13 Comments

  1. Oh my God, I hated Horshack so much. He was the Urkel of his day. (Nickelodeon has just started showing reruns of whatever that stupid show was that Urkel was on, so we have decreed our house a No Urkel Zone.)

    I do not know how to do the umlaut. If I’m not mistaken, you used to be able to get European typewriters (or perhaps special Selectric balls, remember those?) with European symbols like those.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..I Don’t Like Mondays.

  2. European keyboards are a little different to the US ones.

    The following are a sample of the various letter O’s available in a word document – ò ? ? ?

    If you click on insert and then on symbol scroll down to find the letter or symbol you want. Then cut and paste into your blog as I did.

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  3. European keyboards are a little different to the US ones.

    The following are a sample of the various letter O’s available in a word document – ò ? ? ?

    If you click on insert and then on symbol scroll down to find the letter or symbol you want. Then cut and paste into your blog as I did.

    Grannymar’s last blog post..Another Sunset

  4. @Gretchen: Selectric balls, yes! Wow, what an advancement in technology those were!

    @Grannymar: I don’t want the keyboard you have, it writes everything twice. 🙂

    @Anonymous: I would move to Paris in a heartbeat. That’s the only place I’ve been on the continent, so it’s all I know. BTW: I have your I.P. address (see my privacy statement.)

  5. Go here: http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/finetypography/ht/umlaut.htm. It tells you how to do it. I didn’t test it so I’m not taking blame if it doesn’t work. Blame for finding it but not for it not working. But I don’t know if it doesn’t work so I’m jumping ahead of myself.

    I hated when Horshack spoke but the laugh is classic. I had a lunch pail of the Kotter gang that had a thermos with Barbarino’s head on it singing “Bar-Bar-Bar, Bar-Barbarino.” Epstein was funny too but I had the hots for Julie. Mr. Kotter was a lucky man! Random, I know…anyway…

    Gretchen, Urkel was on Family Matters and I couldn’t stand the show either but I guess if it made him money (good money), keep doing it.

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  6. @jay: thank you very much. I should have added that I don’t really care. I hate it when people ask a question that is easily Google (R) Searched. You are a gentleman.
    Welcome Back Kotter ages well – compared with today’s sit coms.

  7. @Sammi, Oh Oh, Your Favorite/Least Favorite Kotter Kharacter. I gotta go with Mr. Kotter’s wife for fav. Least Fav: all the people with non speaking parts. Why bother having them there?

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