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The Facts of Life Season 8 Episodes

24 Episodes 1986 - 1987

Episode 1

Out of Peekskill

Sat, Sep 27, 1986 30 mins

Mrs. Garrett is torn between two loves: the girls in Peekskill, and the man who wants to marry her and move to Africa. Part 1 of two. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Eve: Eve Smith. Minister: Charlie Dell. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 2

Out of Peekskill

Sat, Sep 27, 1986 30 mins

Conclusion. When Mrs. Garrett goes to Africa with her new husband, her sister moves in with the girls. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 3

Ready or Not

Sat, Oct 4, 1986 30 mins

Beverly Ann is concerned that Tootie is getting much too serious about her new boyfriend (Claude Brooks). Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 4

Another Room

Sat, Oct 11, 1986 30 mins

Fed up with the circus atmosphere and lack of privacy created by four girls in one room, Jo decides to move. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Tootie: Kim Fields. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 5

Off-Broadway Baby

Sat, Nov 1, 1986 30 mins

At a Broadway audition, Tootie is shocked to hear another aspirant practicing Tootie's song---magnificently. Cinnamon: Stacy Q. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Elayne: Barbara Sharma. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 6

The Little Chill

Sat, Nov 8, 1986 30 mins

A reunion of alumnae brings back fond memories (in flashbacks) and produces unexpected revelations about the present. Sue Ann: Julie Piekarski-Probst. Cindy: Julie Anne Haddock. Nancy: Felice Schachter.

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Episode 7

The Ratings Game

Sat, Nov 15, 1986 30 mins

Blair rates her dates by computer---and Jo (Nancy McKeon) switches the ratings of two guys to snare Blair's No. 10. Doug: Kevin Blair. Bob: Bradley White. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 8

Wedding Day

Sat, Nov 22, 1986 30 mins

Jo offers to marry an illegal alien (Nick Corri) to prevent his deportation---then learns the legal consequences. George: George Clooney. Jensen: Robert Phalen. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 9

Fast Food

Sat, Nov 29, 1986 30 mins

To pass a course, Blair goes to work for Natalie (Mindy Cohn) at a Mexican fast-food place. Prof. Thompson: Orson Bean. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Simmons: Alan Blumenfeld.

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Episode 10

Where's Poppa?

Sat, Dec 6, 1986 30 mins

A disconsolate Blair locks herself in the bedroom after her father pleads guilty to charges of insider trading. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Tootie: Kim Fields. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 11

Write or Wrong

Sat, Dec 13, 1986 30 mins

Natalie determines to identify and sue the plagiarist who sold her short story to a magazine. Grandma Polly: Billie Bird. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Jack: Dennis Drake.

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Episode 12

Seven Little Indians

Sat, Jan 3, 1987 30 mins

A drama unfolds on a dark and stormy night as a killer stalks the store. Man: Maurice LaMarche. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Tootie: Kim Fields. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 13

The Greek Connection

Sat, Jan 10, 1987 30 mins

Told by the paper to get the dirt on Pledge Week, Natalie crashes the party of the sorority Tootie is rushing. Kristen: Penelope Ann Miller. Becky: Kristin Cumming. Diana: Lela Rochon.

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Episode 14

Post Christmas Card

Sat, Jan 17, 1987 30 mins

As a post-Christmas gift, Natalie gets her first credit card, and promptly goes on a spending spree. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Tootie: Kim Fields. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Andy: Mackenzie Astin.

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Episode 15

A Star Is Torn

Sat, Jan 31, 1987 30 mins

Cinnamon, who bested Tootie in the auditions for a musical, shows up saying she's been replaced---but that's not the true story. Tootie: Kim Fields. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 16

A Winter's Tale

Sat, Feb 7, 1987 30 mins

The girls are snowed in with three guys preparing a bachelor party, but the groom (Doug Savant) is ready to call off the wedding when he gets a look at Blair (Lisa Whelchel). Hopper: Mark Savalle. Ernie: Tom Hodges.

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Episode 17

Cupid's Revenge

Sat, Feb 14, 1987 30 mins

All the girls' old boyfriends show up before the Valentine's Day dance. Jeff: Todd Hollowell. Cliff: Woody Brown. Roy: Loren Lester. Tootie: Kim Fields. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 18

62 Pick Up

Sat, Feb 21, 1987 30 mins

Fabian and Bobby Rydell visit the girls, and together they recall the look and sound of the 1960s. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Tootie: Kim Fields. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 19

Boy About the House

Sat, Feb 28, 1987 30 mins

Beverly is sick of seeing Andy shuttled from one foster home to another, so she offers to adopt him. Cloris Leachman. Mrs. Newell: Jean Sincere. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Ray: Jay Johnson.

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Episode 20

Ex Marks the Spot

Sat, Mar 7, 1987 30 mins

Beverly Ann's ex shows up unexpectedly, hoping for a reconciliation. Oliver: Orson Bean. Noreen: Lois Nettleton. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 21

Younger Than Springtime

Sat, Mar 21, 1987 30 mins

Jo is unhappy that Blair is playing matchmaker for Jo's lonely father (Alex Rocco), but she's really upset with the final results. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel. Cynthia: Susan Walters. Margaret: Linda Henning.

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Episode 22

This Is Only a Test

Sat, Apr 18, 1987 30 mins

Blair finds that even she can't buy admission to law school if she doesn't pass a four-hour test she hasn't studied for. Dean Rusk: John O'Leary. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 23

Rights of Passage

Sat, May 2, 1987 30 mins

After her commencement speech is rejected, Jo learns that her grandfather has come from Poland to hear it. Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel. Charlie: Alex Rocco. David: Nicolas Coster. Monica: Marj Dusay.

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Episode 24

Rights of Passage, Too

Sat, May 9, 1987 30 mins

Summer offers a variety of options for everyone, especially Jo, who's offered a tempting job in Los Angeles. Eric: Jonathan Perpich. Jeremy: Adam Carl. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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