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The Facts of Life Season 3 Episodes

24 Episodes 1981 - 1982

Episode 1

Growing Pains

Wed, Oct 28, 1981 30 mins

Tootie, ever tired of being treated like a kid, thinks that drinking will prove that she's mature. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 2

Fear Strikes Back

Wed, Nov 4, 1981 30 mins

Natalie becomes the victim of a rape attempt. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Instructor: Louis Welch. Lucy: Paige Conner.

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Episode 3

A Baby in the House

Wed, Nov 11, 1981 30 mins

A former student brings her baby for a visit, then disappears, leaving her infant in their care. Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon. Alison: Heather Kerr.

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Episode 4

A Friend in Deed

Wed, Nov 18, 1981 30 mins

Blair's mother hides the truth about her suspected breast cancer. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 5

Front Page

Wed, Nov 25, 1981 30 mins

A vengeful Jo turns out a story linking her journalism teacher to a drug bust. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Roy: Loren Lester. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 6

Give and Take

Wed, Dec 2, 1981 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett becomes despondent when she suffers a financial setback. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Tootie: Kim Fields. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 7

Sweet Sorrow

Wed, Dec 9, 1981 30 mins

Jo is paired with a good-looking student in a marriage class. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Eddie: Clark Brandon.

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Episode 8

From Russia With Love

Wed, Dec 16, 1981 30 mins

Natalie's plans for a romantic weekend are disrupted when her grandmother arrives unexpectedly. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 9

Dear Me

Wed, Dec 23, 1981 30 mins

Tootie invents an imaginary boyfriend to discourage her matchmaking peers, but then has to deal with their curiosity. Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 10

Cousin Geri Returns

Wed, Dec 30, 1981 30 mins

The girls set up a date between the much-admired French teacher and Blair's handicapped cousin (Geri Jewell), but get suspicious when he asks for another date. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 11

Legacy

Wed, Jan 6, 1982 30 mins

A bequest from Blair's grandfather shakes a secret out of her family tree. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Parker: Roger Perry. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 12

Green Eyed Monster

Wed, Jan 13, 1982 30 mins

Natalie is jealous when Tootie lands the lead in the production of "South Pacific." Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Charlotte Rae. Miss Downes: Hazel Shermet.

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Episode 13

The Americanization of Miko

Wed, Jan 20, 1982 30 mins

A Japanese father's traditionalism alienates his daughter (Lauren Tom). Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon. Mr. Wakamatsu: Mako.

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Episode 14

The Marriage Brokers

Wed, Jan 27, 1982 30 mins

The girls are surprised to learn that Mrs. Garrett's date has been her very affectionate friend---for years. Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 15

Starstruck

Wed, Feb 3, 1982 30 mins

Tootie receives an invitation to a concert---from Jermaine Jackson. Tootie: Kim Fields. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 16

The Four Musketeers

Wed, Feb 10, 1982 30 mins

The girls are released from Mrs. Garrett's custody and told that they can go their separate ways. Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 17

The Affair

Wed, Feb 17, 1982 30 mins

Natalie discovers her father is having an extramarital affair. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 18

Runaway

Wed, Feb 24, 1982 30 mins

Tootie is confronted with teenage prostitution when she runs off to Manhattan. Kristie: Tammy Lauren. Mike: Darrell Fetty. Waitress: Linda Darlow. Miko: Lauren Tom.

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Episode 19

New York, New York

Wed, Mar 3, 1982 30 mins

Enemies Blair and Jo take a look at themselves during reunions with old friends. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Dina: Dana Kimmel. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 20

Kids Can Be Cruel

Wed, Mar 17, 1982 30 mins

Natalie's out to even a score with Blair. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Carl: Dan Frischman. Dink: Scott McGinnis. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 21

Mind Your Own Business

Wed, Mar 24, 1982 30 mins

Natalie discovers that Blair sneaked a peek at her diary. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 22

The Academy

Wed, Mar 31, 1982 30 mins

Blair's blind date---courtesy of Jo turns out to be a Dead End Kid. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Buzz: Jimmy Baio. George: Peter Frechette.

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Episode 23

Jo's Cousin

Wed, Apr 14, 1982 30 mins

While visiting her family, Jo tries to pretty up her lovesick tomboy cousin (Megan Follows). Sal: Donnelly Rhodes. Bud: D.W. Brown. Paul: John Mengatti.

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Episode 24

Read No Evil

Wed, May 5, 1982 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett protests the disappearance of books from the library shelves for "reevaluation," and an angry editorial gets Natalie (Mindy Cohn) bounced from the school paper. Charlotte Rae. Parker: Roger Perry. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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