In this episode, the girls' school was named East Lake. When The Facts of Life became a series, it was changed to Eastland.
Mrs. Garrett: On the outside, it looks like a normal school. But, on the inside, it looks like Animal House.
This episode was videotaped on April 20, 1979.
Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Felice Schachter, Molly Ringwald and Julie Piekarski would later go on to star in the spin-off series, The Facts of Life with Charlotte Rae.
Garrett's Girls was an early working title for The Facts of Life.
This episode serves as the pilot for The Facts of Life.