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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Star Approves of Upcoming Adaptation With Ice Cube

March 17th, 2006 1:22pm EST
Ice CubeGabe Kaplan, the star of the 1970s ABC television series, Welcome Back, Kotter, talked about the upcoming big screen remake starring Ice Cube. In discussing how people would perceive the film, Kaplan said, "I think it's totally acceptable. I think that the setting is going to be in South Central LA. He (Ice Cube) is going to be just like how I was in Brooklyn ..."

He added, "The guys are going to be there in their 2006 and 2007 version, so I think it could work and I think he is the perfect guy ... He has shown what kind of crossover appeal he has."

When asked about his ideal cast, Kaplan joked, "Well I think Snoop Dogg will play Horshack, Vanilla Ice would play Barbarino ... I don't know we haven't really thought about it."

Kaplan's interview aired on "Access Hollywood" last night.