The Facts of Life

Season 5 Episode 17

A Death in the Family

Aired Unknown Feb 01, 1984 on NBC
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A Death in the Family
The girls are excited about the upcoming Founders Day parade and they decide on constructing an Edna's Edibles float for the occassion. However, their excitment is dampered when Natalie gets a call with the news that her father has passed away. The girls are shaken by the sudden death of Natalie's father and wonder how to ease her pain.moreless

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    Lisa Whelchel

    Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

    Kim Fields

    Kim Fields

    Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey

    Mindy Cohn

    Mindy Cohn

    Natalie Green

    Pamela Adlon

    Pamela Adlon

    Kelly Affinado (1983-1984)

    Nancy McKeon

    Nancy McKeon

    Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek (1980-1988)

    Charlotte Rae

    Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett (1979-1986)

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Natalie: You know, if you sit in this chair you can smell Dad's pipe tobacco. Whenever I'd walk into the apartment and smell it I'd always know he was home. You know, it's funny. It's almost like a party. People are talking and eating. It's like the only reason Dad's not here is we ran out of ice and he went to the store to get more. I feel like he'll be walking through that door any minute.

      • Blair: I wonder what that is.
        Mrs. Garrett: It's a mirror. But in a shiva house all the mirrors are covered.
        Blair: Why?
        Jo: 'Cause they're a symbol of vanity Blair, and they're out of place in a house of mourning.
        Blair: I'm in a house without mirrors?
        Mrs. Garrett: Don't worry Blair. You can see yourself in the dishes.

      • Jo: You know, it's funny. Sometimes you get so mad at your folks and you say 'I never want to see you again'. It's real easy to say when you know you will.

      • Blair: Look, I have no objection to going through the motions of an election.
        Natalie: Thank you Evita.
        Blair: I just want to make sure the store doesn't get sued.
        Jo: For what?
        Blair: Well when you hold an election and you already know who the winner is going to be, doesn't that constitute fraud?
        Natalie: No, all that constitutes is conceit.

      • Jo: Mrs. G, unless you're planning to hijack a florist, that float is gonna cost you a fortune. Flowers don't grow on trees.

      • Mrs. Garrett: Everyone reacts to death a little differently.
        Jo: Yeah, look at me. An entire family could live for a year on what I ate here.

      • Tootie: But it's not fair! Parents are supposed to get old, really old.

      • (A friend of the family talk about playing golf with Natalie's father)
        Tootie: Dr. Green and I never played golf.
        Natalie: But you played Monopoly once and you beat the pants off him.
        Tootie: Yeah, I know... I'm sorry.

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