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The Facts of Life Season 9 Episodes

24 Episodes 1987 - 1988

Episode 1

Down and Out in Malibu

Sat, Sep 26, 1987 30 mins

Jo is jobless and apartmentless in Malibu, where Richard Moll just happens to need a house sitter. Part 1 of two. Paul: Sandy Simpson. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 2

Down and Out in Malibu

Sat, Oct 3, 1987 30 mins

Conclusion. Richard Moll returns to the home he left in Jo's care to find it's been flooded: someone left the water running in the hot tub. Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields. Paul: Sandy Simpson. Cindy: Nancy Everhard.

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Episode 3

Rumor Has It

Sat, Oct 17, 1987 30 mins

Blair's after-hours visit with a professor reputed to be a womanizer stirs up a storm of vicious rumors. Lisa Whelchel. Rebecca: Bonnie-Campbell Britton. Dean: Charles Summers. Jane: Frances Megan.

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Episode 4

Before the Fall

Sat, Oct 24, 1987 30 mins

Natalie jumps at the chance to do a story on ROTC---and then learns she'll also have to jump from a plane. Sgt. McNamara: Sarina Grant. Jody: Babette Props. Sgt. Evans: Dennis Haysbert.

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Episode 5

Sweet Charity

Sat, Nov 7, 1987 30 mins

Jo takes a job at a community center that, she learns, has no funds to pay her salary. Casey: Paul Provenza. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 6

Up From Down Under

Sat, Nov 14, 1987 30 mins

A new girl arrives at Eastland in the wee hours, claiming to be an Australian exchange student. Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn. McKenna: Mike Preston. Max: Ken Lerner. Andy: Mackenzie Astin.

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Episode 7

The More the Marrier

Sat, Nov 21, 1987 30 mins

Tootie's boyfriend says he can't go to the Winter Carnival, so Tootie decides to go with someone else (Clarence Gilyard Jr.). Casey: Paul Provenza. Snake: Robert Romanus. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 8

A Rose by Any Other Age

Sat, Nov 28, 1987 30 mins

Blair is dumbfounded when an honor student she invited over ostensibly to study takes a shine to Beverly Ann instead. Lisa Whelchel, Cloris Leachman, Nancy McKeon. Andy: Mackenzie Astin. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 9

Adventures in Baileysitting

Sat, Dec 5, 1987 30 mins

Blair leaves her younger sister with the others while she attends a tea, and returns to find they've misplaced the child. Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields. Monica: Marj Dusay. Mrs. Ramirez: Evelyn Guerrero.

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Episode 10

It's a Wonderful Christmas

Sat, Dec 12, 1987 30 mins

A mysterious Santa shows Beverly Ann what Christmas in Peekskill would be like without her. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Tootie: Kim Fields. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

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Episode 11

Golden Oldies

Sat, Jan 2, 1988 30 mins

Imagine the gang---the same people in the same place---40 years from now. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Harold: Bill Macy. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 12

A Thousand Frowns

Sat, Jan 9, 1988 30 mins

Andy latches on to a "big brother", who's living like there's no tomorrow. Mackenzie Astin, Nancy McKeon. Casey: Paul Provenza. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Pippa: Sherrie Krenn.

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Episode 13

Something in Common

Sat, Jan 16, 1988 30 mins

It's not music to his ears when Jo's dad learns that her boyfriend plays piano at a dinner joint. Nancy McKeon, Cloris Leachman. Pippa: Sherrie Krenn.

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Episode 14

Peekskill Law

Sat, Jan 23, 1988 30 mins

Blair interns at a law firm that's defending an accused murderer (Alan Autry), who seems to be guilty until proven innocent. Katt: Franc Luz. Barkley: James Staley. Judge: Tony Steedman. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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Episode 15

A House Divided

Sat, Jan 30, 1988 30 mins

The fat hits the fire when Natalie and Tootie's boyfriends meet, and Jo blows a gasket over the repair job on her bike. Jeff: Todd Hollowell. Snake: Robert Romanus. Natalie: Mindy Cohn. Tootie: Kim Fields.

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Episode 16

The First Time

Sat, Feb 6, 1988 30 mins

Natalie overnights with Snake and then faces the reactions of her friends---and Snake. Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon. Beverly Ann: Cloris Leachman. Pippa: Sherrie Krenn.

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Episode 17

Let's Face the Music

Sat, Feb 13, 1988 30 mins

When Jo and Blair (Lisa Whelchel) visit a beauty spa, they are transformed---but not in the way they expected. Sergio: Warren Burton. Pippa: Sherrie Krenn. Mr. Wayne: Peter Marc. Amy: Tuesday Knight.

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Episode 18

Less Than Perfect

Sat, Feb 20, 1988 30 mins

Blair's looks aren't all that take a beating from a vehicular run-in with a tree. Lisa Whelchel, Paul Provenza. Doctor: Ron Fassler. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Nurse: Catherine Paolone.

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Episode 19

Till Marriage Do Us Part

Sat, Feb 27, 1988 30 mins

When Rick proposes to Jo, everyone anticipates a wedding---except Jo, who responds with a firm "maybe." Nancy McKeon. Casey: Paul Provenza. Rose: Claire Mallis. Jeff: Todd Hollowell.

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Episode 20

Present Imperfect

Sat, Mar 5, 1988 30 mins

Tootie receives a hideous pendant from Jeff's grandmother (Beah Richards), and it's destroyed just before the woman arrives. Kim Fields. Jeff: Todd Hollowell. Pippa: Sherrie Krenn. Alexis: Devon Odessa.

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Episode 21

On the Edge

Sat, Mar 12, 1988 30 mins

Jo's supervisor at the center, a suicide-prevention counselor, threatens to leap off a building. Sandy: Alexandra Borrie. Jo: Nancy McKeon. Melissa: Suzanne Krull. Mrs. Beets: Jane Dulo. Annie: Sonya Winton.

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Episode 22

Big Apple Blues

Sat, Mar 19, 1988 30 mins

Natalie's first taste of the Big Apple is hard to digest: she overnights in a Soho loft with four weird people. Claire: Michelle Little. Nina: Terrah Smith. Ben: Richard Grieco. Scott: David Spade. Natalie: Mindy Cohn.

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Episode 23

The Beginning of the End

Sat, Apr 30, 1988 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. Blair buys Eastland to save it from bankruptcy, and then must find a new headmaster and new students. Wes: Sam Behrens. Lester: Sal Viscuso. Jennifer: Mayim Bialik. Adam: Seth Green.

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Episode 24

The Beginning of the Beginning

Sat, May 7, 1988 30 mins

Conclusion. As the new headmistress, Blair is challenged by a student who seems determined to get expelled. Wes: Sam Behrens. Ashley: Meredith Scott Lynn. Beldon: Jason Naylor. Blair: Lisa Whelchel.

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