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The Facts of Life

Episodes

24 Episodes 1982 - 1983

Episode 1

Ain't Miss Beholden

Wed, Sep 29, 1982 30 mins

Funding for Jo's scholarship has been eliminated and she's too proud to accept aid from Blair's family foundation. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields. Terry: Cheryl Epps.

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Episode 2

The Source

Wed, Oct 6, 1982 30 mins

Natalie fabricates her source for an article on a schoolmate's abortion, then risks expulsion for refusing to reveal the nonexistent name to the fuming headmaster (Roger Perry). Annie: Lisa Lucas. Jenny: Dawn Schroder. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 3

The Sound of Silence

Wed, Oct 27, 1982 30 mins

Tootie refuses to acknowledge a hearing loss that may be responsible for a slip in her grades. Geri: Geri Jewell. Roy: Loren Lester. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 4

Oldest Living Graduate

Wed, Nov 3, 1982 30 mins

Jo interviews the school's oldest living graduate (Amzie Strickland), who decides to leave her fortune to Jo instead of the school. Headmaster: Roger Perry. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 5

Different Drummer

Wed, Nov 10, 1982 30 mins

Blair's motives are called into question when she develops a friendship with a handsome---and handicapped---admirer (Thomas Byrd). Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 6

Dearest Mommie

Wed, Nov 17, 1982 30 mins

Natalie finds her birth mother, with assistance from her adoptive parent (Mitzi Hoag). Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Brenda: Susan Blackstone. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 7

A Woman's Place

Wed, Nov 24, 1982 30 mins

The mechanic Jo works with blows a gasket when she's promoted over him. Doug: Dean Simone. Garo: Pierrino Mascarino. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 8

Daddy's Girl

Wed, Dec 1, 1982 30 mins

Blair faces a tax audit after signing a tax return prepared by her father. Warner: Nicolas Coster. Garfield: Kenneth Tigar. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 9

The Big Fight

Wed, Dec 8, 1982 30 mins

A cadet invites Natalie to a boxing match he's fighting. Mindy Cohn. Major: David Ackroyd. Buzz: Jimmy Baio. Knight: Peter Frechette.

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Episode 10

For the Asking

Wed, Dec 15, 1982 30 mins

Natalie boycotts the Sadie Hawkins dance on the grounds that it's "male chauvinist manipulation." Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae. Ben: Brian Robbins.

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Episode 11

September Song

Wed, Dec 22, 1982 30 mins

A charming 70-year-old proposes to a delighted Mrs. Garrett, but the girls protest that he's too old for her. Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 12

A Royal Pain

Wed, Jan 5, 1983 30 mins

A new student arrives with mixed credentials: she's a princess and a habitual runaway. Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae. Greg: Jimmy Baron. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 13

Magnificent Obsession

Wed, Jan 12, 1983 30 mins

Blair makes a fool of herself over a young heel who treats her like an old shoe. Chad: Gary Hudson. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 14

Under Pressure

Wed, Jan 19, 1983 30 mins

The girls spin a tangled web of lies to keep Mrs. Garrett's slightly high blood pressure from going any higher. Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 15

Teacher's Pet

Wed, Jan 26, 1983 30 mins

Jo learns that a young teacher and close friend---has decided to exit Eastland. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel. Geri: Geri Jewell.

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Episode 16

Let's Party

Wed, Feb 9, 1983 30 mins

The girls learn about the hazards of drinking and driving when they go to a party thrown for them by Tootie's brother (Kevin Sullivan). Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn. Paul: Michael Harrington.

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Episode 17

Best Sister

Wed, Feb 16, 1983 30 mins

Blair's gadabout sister stuns everyone with her decision to become a nun; and Jo returns from a Yale weekend with news of her own. First of two parts. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields.

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Episode 18

Best Sister

Wed, Feb 23, 1983 30 mins

Conclusion. Blair flies into a rage as her sister prepares to enter a convent. Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 19

Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

Wed, Mar 9, 1983 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett is delighted to see her Parisian friend Chef Antoine until he dashes off to town, leaving her with his family---who can't speak English. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Mme. Gerarde: Cynthia Latham. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 20

Who's on First?

Wed, Mar 30, 1983 30 mins

Tootie is hurt when Natalie becomes preoccupied with a new boyfriend (Jeffrey Rogers). Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn. Terry: Cheryl Epps.

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Episode 21

Help From Home

Wed, Apr 6, 1983 30 mins

Jo refuses a partial scholarship to a college because the remaining tuition would work too much of a hardship on her family. Charlie Polniaszek: Alex Rocco. Rose Polniaszek: Claire Malis.

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Episode 22

Take My Finals, Please

Wed, Apr 27, 1983 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett disapproves of the girls' all-night study session as Blair and Jo prepare for their finals. Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields.

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Episode 23

Graduation

Wed, May 4, 1983 30 mins

As graduation day approaches for Blair and Jo, Natalie and Tootie become increasingly tearful. First of two parts. Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon. Charlie: Alex Rocco. Monica: Marj Dusay.

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Episode 24

Graduation

Wed, May 4, 1983 30 mins

Conclusion. Mrs. Garrett quells crises before the ceremonies that will send Blair and Jo to college---20 minutes away. Charlie: Alex Rocco. Rose: Claire Malis. Monica: Marj Dusay. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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