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March 22, 2013

Peter Meyerson Writer for The Monkees, Kotter, More

Meyerson devised the nickname "Sweathogs" for the sarcastic high-schoolers of Welcome Back, Kotter.

Peter Meyerson, a writer whose credits included such hot comedies as The Monkees, The Partridge Family and Welcome Back, Kotter, died March 11, 2013. He was 82.

According to news reports, he died of natural causes.

Meyerson began his career with the show Captain Nice, which aired in 1967. He then worked on the musical spoof The Monkees and another musical series, The Partridge Family.

While developing Welcome Back, Kotter, he came up with the nickname "Sweathogs" for the group of wisecracking students in the high-school class taught by series star Gabriel Kaplan.

His other credits included The Bob Newhart Show.

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