Watch Garry Shandling's episode of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' this Sunday

The Emmy winner wrote "Horshack vs. Carvelli" in 1976. Watch it on March 27 at 8AM | 7C.

Yesterday, groundbreaking television comedian Garry Shandling shockingly died at the age of 66. His two sitcoms, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, helped modernize the television genre.

While his work for those '80s and '90s cable classics earned him loads of Emmy nominations and, finally, a win for writing in 1998, Shandling's TV roots trace back to the 1970s. The young funnyman penned four scripts for Sanford and Son and crafted one memorable episode of Welcome Back, Kotter.

This Sunday, March 27, you can watch that episode on MeTV at 8AM | 7C.

"Horshack vs. Carvelli," the tenth episode of the second season, pits Ron Palillo's "125-pound" Sweathog against Charles Fleischer's reoccurring bully character. The two go at it in a boxing ring. Despite being trained by an old salt who once knocked down "Mimi Finklestein" in the ring, Horshack… Well, we won't spoil it.

Shandling was just 26-years-old when he turned in the script for that 1976 episode.

Pay tribute to a comedy legend and check out his early work.

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