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The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

The Facts: When the show started out,a summer series with Mrs. Garret from Diff'rent Strokes became a house mother to seven girls at Eastland School .
After the series returned and was ready for a second season, the cast was redone,with Mrs. Garret and three of the girls (Blair,Natalie,and Tootie), and then a new girl, Jo (a tough streetwise girl).
Problems occurred as the girls "borrowed" Mrs.Garret's van to go to a local bar, and all four girls was arrested. Expelled,from school, however they could stay on, as workers in the schools dining room,supervised by Mrs. Garret, who is the school's dietitian.
As the series went on, Blair and Jo graduated. The series moved to Edna's Eatables, as Mrs. Garret opened a coffee shop.
At the start of the 1985 season,there was a fire, and the girls revamped the place to a "novelty store" called "Over Our Heads".
During the 1986 season, Mrs. Garret was married, and moved on (to the peace corps), and was replaced by her sister Beverly Ann.
The episodes were fun filled,sometimes but also there was tears as well.
All in all, the show was one of the great classics of the 1980's.

Episode Info

Final: 9x24 -- The Beginning of the Beginning (May/07/1988)

Blair makes herself the new headmaster and works on her first task, convincing a young girl to stay in school.
Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
As Edna Garrett (S01-S07)
John LawlorJohn Lawlor
As Stephen Bradley (S01)
Jenny OJenny O'Hara
As Emily Mahoney (S01, episodes 1-4)
Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
As Blair Warner
Kim FieldsKim Fields
As Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey
Mindy CohnMindy Cohn
As Natalie Green
Felice SchachterFelice Schachter
As Nancy Olson (S01)
Julie PiekarskiJulie Piekarski
As Sue Ann Weaver (S01)
Julie Anne HaddockJulie Anne Haddock
As Cindy Webster (S01)
Molly RingwaldMolly Ringwald
As Molly Parker (S01)


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Recurring Guests

Geri Jewell as Geri Tyler (12 eps)
Alex Rocco as Charlie Polniaczek (11 eps)
Roger Perry as Mr. Parker (10 eps)
Todd Hollowell as Jeff (9 eps)
Marj Dusay as Monica Warner (8 eps)
Loren Lester as Roy (8 eps)
David Tiefen as Guy (6 eps)
Nicolas Coster as David Warner (5 eps)
Woody Brown as Cliff (5 eps)
Paul Provenza as Casey Clark (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 24, 1979
Ended: September 10, 1988
Season 1 Lyrics
Season 2-9 Lyrics
• Garrett's Girls (Working Title), (Used In USA)
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