The Facts of Life

The Rich Aren't Different

Season 6, Ep 12, Aired 12/12/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Jo borrows one of Blair's watches and later breaks it. Jo's lack of remorse is what sends Blair to some serious action, she hauls Jo into small claims court. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett is having a hard time studying for her algebra class.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett (1979-1986)

  • Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

  • Kim Fields

    Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey

  • Mindy Cohn

    Natalie Green

  • Nancy McKeon

    Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek (1980-1988)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Blair: When you broke my watch and didn't give a thought to how I might feel, you were saying something about me; because I'm rich I don't deserve the same consideration as everybody else. Look, I'm used to be treated differently because I have money. I'm used to people not taking me seriously, and I don't care. But I do care when it's you. You're my friend. You're supposed to know that there's more to me than that. Jo: I do. But you know, sometimes you don't make that so easy. You have got so many things, and you throw them around so much that sometimes that's all I can see. Blair: I know I can be a bit... flamboyant. Jo: No, you can be a pain. Sometimes. Look, Blair, I really am sorry. Blair: Yeah, me too. (Grinning) Do you believe we're here? Jo: I can't believe you subpoenaed me! Blair: Well, what about the guy who served it? Jo: Not bad. Blair: Well, I had to give you something.

    • Blair: Ever since this whole thing started she's treated me like a name from the social register, some rich stereotype. Jo: Well? Blair: OK, I'm rich. OK, my name is in the register. But my things still deserve respect. Jo: Oh, I see. We're here in a courtroom wasting everybody's time because I didn't show proper respect to your watch? Blair: No! We're here because you didn't show respect for me.

    • Jo: I know what will make you happy; I broke something of yours, you go and break something of mine. My, how we've matured. Blair: That might be a good idea, if you had anything worth breaking.

    • Blair: Oh, is it my fault I have money?! Natalie: No, it's your father's fault.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was videotaped on November 13, 1984.

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