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The Facts of Life Season 1 Episodes

13 Episodes 1979 - 1980

Episode 1

Rough Housing

Fri, Aug 24, 1979 30 mins

The Harvest Fair festivities are dampened by a misunderstanding over a tomboy's affections for the other girls. Cindy: Julie Anne Haddock. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Bradley: John Lawlor.

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Episode 2

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Fri, Aug 31, 1979 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett is caught in the middle of a scandal over a romance between Blair's mother and the father of another student. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Bradley: John Lawlor. Molly: Molly Ringwald.

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Episode 3

The Return of Mr. Garrett

Fri, Sep 7, 1979 30 mins

Mr. Garrett pays a surprise visit to the dorm, giving his ex-wife second thoughts. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Bradley: John Lawlor. Miss Mahoney: Jenny O'Hara. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 4

I.Q.

Fri, Sep 14, 1979 30 mins

Tootie discovers the student IQ list and tells everyone their scores. Charlotte Rae. Sue Ann: Julie Piekarski. Bradley: John Lawlor. Miss Mahoney: Jenny O'Hara. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Cindy: Julie Anne Haddock.

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Episode 5

Overachieving

Wed, Mar 12, 1980 30 mins

Tootie's father can't understand his daughter's modest career goals. Tootie: Kim Fields. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Bradley: John Lawlor. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Molly: Molly Ringwald.

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Episode 6

Emily Dickinson

Fri, Mar 14, 1980 30 mins

Blair "borrows" an Emily Dickinson poem and wins third prize in a poetry contest. Charlotte Rae. Bradley: John Lawlor. Tootie: Kim Fields. Nancy: Felice Schachter. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 7

Dieting

Fri, Mar 21, 1980 30 mins

Convinced that "thin is in," Sue Ann fasts until she faints. Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel. Bradley: John Lawlor. Nancy: Felice Schachter. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 8

The Facts of Love

Fri, Apr 4, 1980 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett's approach to sex education is tested by a headmaster and a precocious Blair (Lisa Whelchel). Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Steve: Greg Bradford.

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Episode 9

Flash Flood

Fri, Apr 11, 1980 30 mins

The headmaster's handling of a flood emergency makes him Blair's heartthrob. Bradley: John Lawlor. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Tootie: Kim Fields. Guardsman: Vincent Bufano.

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Episode 10

Adoption

Fri, Apr 25, 1980 30 mins

When a class assignment about family history comes up, Natalie is embarrassed to admit she was adopted---and searches for her birth mother. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Bradley: John Lawler. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 11

Running

Fri, May 2, 1980 30 mins

The headmaster's desire for track awards causes competition among the athletes. Charlotte Rae. Sue Ann: Julie Piekarski. Bradley: John Lawlor. Cindy: Julie Anne Haddock. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 12

Molly's Holiday

Wed, Jun 4, 1980 30 mins

Molly tries to stop her parents' divorce. Charlotte Rae. Sue Ann: Julie Piekarski. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Dr. Parker: William Bogert. Bradley: John Lawlor. Cindy: Julie Anne Haddock. Angela: Patch MacKenzie. Mrs. Parker: Gloria Carlin.

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Episode 13

Dope

Wed, Jun 11, 1980 30 mins

A clique invites Blair and Sue Ann to a meeting where marijuana is smoked. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Sue Ann: Julie Piekarski. Tumpy: Hillary Horan. Emily: Helen Hunt.

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