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The Facts of Life Season 7 Episodes

24 Episodes 1985 - 1986

Episode 1

Out of the Fire

Sat, Sep 14, 1985 30 mins

The girls return from vacation to find that Edna's Edibles has been gutted by fire. Part 1 of three. Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 2

Into the Frying Pan

Sat, Sep 21, 1985 30 mins

George Clooney joins the cast as George Burnett, a slightly inept builder who's hired to transform the remains of Edna's Edibles into a boutique. Part 2 of three. Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 3

Grand Opening

Sat, Sep 28, 1985 30 mins

Conclusion. The boutique is ready for the grand opening---which proves to be anything but grand. Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel. George: George Clooney. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Clark: Thomas Hill.

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Episode 4

Teacher, Teacher

Sat, Oct 5, 1985 30 mins

Jo is torn between accepting a well-paying job in industry and the challenge of teaching. Grace: Irene Tedrow. Ralph: Hakeem. Stanley: Ian Giatti. Tom Horn: John DeMita. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 5

Men for All Seasons

Sat, Oct 19, 1985 30 mins

Natalie's boyfriend appears in a beefcake calendar of the Langley swim team. Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae. Freshman: John LeMay. Kate: Jane Kean. George: George Clooney.

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Episode 6

A New Life

Sat, Oct 26, 1985 30 mins

Needing advice on her love life, Blair consults her mother, only to find that Mom needs advice more than Blair does. Monica: Marj Dusay. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Fred: Peter Michael Goetz.

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Episode 7

Doo Wah

Sat, Nov 2, 1985 30 mins

Andy enters the girls in a contest in which the winners get to perform with rock star El DeBarge (who plays himself). Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae.

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Episode 8

Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green

Sat, Nov 9, 1985 30 mins

Natalie visits a truck stop in search of creative inspiration and dreams up a mystery story that features her friends in bizarre roles. Charo has a cameo. Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 9

Born Too Late

Sat, Nov 16, 1985 30 mins

Tootie tutors young Andy for a role in "West Side Story," which turns him on to her more than to acting. Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel. Edna: Elizabeth Kerr.

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Episode 10

3, 2, 1

Sat, Nov 23, 1985 30 mins

Assigned to work at the campus TV station, Jo and Blair can't agree on the content of news stories and editorials. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel. Penny: Suzanne Snyder. Cam: Bo Anthony. George: George Clooney.

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Episode 11

We Get Letters

Sat, Nov 30, 1985 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett's friend Gwen accuses her of having had an affair with Gwen's late husband---and presents letters to prove it. Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. George: George Clooney.

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Episode 12

Ballroom Dance

Sat, Dec 7, 1985 30 mins

Jo takes up ballroom dancing, but both she and her assigned partner (Alan Campbell) seem to have two left feet. Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Charlotte Rae. Instructor: Nat Bernstein.

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Episode 13

The Christmas Baby

Sat, Dec 14, 1985 30 mins

A Christmas Eve to remember: Blair's mother goes into labor six weeks before she's due. Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields. Vera: Francesca P. Roberts. Doc: Patrik Baldauff.

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Episode 14

Tootie Drives

Sat, Dec 21, 1985 30 mins

Tootie's learning to drive---and she's driving everyone bananas. Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel. Examiner: Richard McKenzie. Crawley: Paul Nesbitt. Mrs. Crawley: Laura Waterbury. Derek: Jake Jundef.

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Episode 15

Stake Out Blues

Sat, Jan 11, 1986 30 mins

The police want to stake out the shop to nab some crooks, but the girls don't want to worry Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) by telling her about the operation. Scott: Demetre Phillips. Sara: Ann Nelson. Max: Arthur Malet.

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Episode 16

The Agent

Sat, Jan 18, 1986 30 mins

Tootie and Blair give an aspiring comic a career boost by staging a performance attended by Jim McCawley, talent coordinator for "The Tonight Show." Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 17

The Reunion

Sat, Feb 1, 1986 30 mins

To impress a girl he never impressed in high school, George takes Jo to his reunion and passes her off as a duchess. Belinda: Liz Keifer. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Andy: Mackenzie Astin.

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Episode 18


Sat, Feb 8, 1986 30 mins

Blair is stuck with her baby sister on the night she's to speak at a business dinner---and they both get stuck on an elevator on the way to the banquet room. Sam: Nehemiah Persoff. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 19

Atlantic City

Sat, Feb 15, 1986 30 mins

The girls visit Atlantic City, where Blair gets gambling fever and Jo hopes to be reunited with rock singer Flyman (Michael Damian). Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn. Andy: Mackenzie Astin.

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Episode 20

The Lady Who Came to Dinner

Sat, Feb 22, 1986 30 mins

The girls throw a surprise party for Blair, complete with an entertainer (Betty Kean) who, like "The Man Who Came to Dinner," stays on and on and on. Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 21

The Candidate

Sat, Mar 1, 1986 30 mins

Natalie protests the building of an amusement park in Peekskill, and to make her point, she runs for mayor. Mayor Callahan: Thom Sharp. Tootie: Kim Fields. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 22

Big Time Charlie

Sat, Mar 29, 1986 30 mins

Jo's father wins a publisher's giveaway and is determined to give Jo everything he could never give her before. Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mackenzie Astin.

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Episode 23

The Graduate

Sat, May 3, 1986 30 mins

Tootie plans to join a road show after graduation despite her parents objections, while Natalie looks for an apartment where she can write in peace. Part 1 of two. Diane: Chip Fields. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 24

The Apartment

Sat, May 10, 1986 30 mins

Conclusion. Natalie and Tootie find that privacy is at a premium in their one-room apartment, which "doubles as a roach resort." Estelle: Lu Leonard. Lenny: Eugene Lebowitz. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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