The Facts of Life

Season 1 Episode 10

Adoption

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Aired Unknown Apr 25, 1980 on NBC
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Mr. Bradley gives the girls an assignment having to do with their family trees. However, Natalie is reluctant to show hers in class do to the fact that the family that raised her is her adopted family. This prompts Blair to help Natalie find the name of her real mother by using her mother's clout to cut through some red tape and sealed records.moreless

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    John Lawlor

    John Lawlor

    Steven Bradley (1979-1980)

    Lisa Whelchel

    Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

    Felice Schachter

    Felice Schachter

    Nancy Olson (1979-1980)

    Julie Piekarski

    Julie Piekarski

    Sue Ann Weaver (1979-1980)

    Kim Fields

    Kim Fields

    Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey

    Julie Anne Haddock

    Julie Anne Haddock

    Cindy Webster (1979-1980)

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The character of Natalie Green was born September 2nd, 1966 making her 13 years old in this episode.

      • When Mr. Bradley and the girls are pointing out that Natalie doesn't look like her parents, the eye color and hair color, it doesn't seem to stop them despite all the photos being in black and white.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • (After Natalie says she's empty and feels incomplete)
        Mrs. Garrett: You don't feel incomplete because you are adopted. You feel incomplete because you're thirteen. It's part of growing up.
        Cindy: Yeah, Natalie, you don't have to be adopted to feel weird about yourself. I'm not adopted and I feel weird.
        Sue Ann: Sure. Sometimes I just look in the mirror and start to cry.
        Blair: I know how you fee. When I look at you, I start to cry too?

      • (Mrs. Garrett tells Natalie that her parents are her family)
        Mrs. Garrett: They chose you to be their very own.
        Tootie: Sure. They picked you from a cast of thousands.
        Sue Ann: Yeah and can the rest of us say if we were up for grabs, would we have been chosen.
        Blair: I can only speak for myself. Yes.

      • Natalie: I don't know what I'll say when I first meet my real mother?
        Molly: Well, I would say, "Hi Mom. Why did you dumb me?"

      • Molly: Here. Have some cake?
        Natalie: See what I mean. Your giving me gifts already. Feel sorry for me.
        Blair: Natalie. It's your cake.

      • Sue Ann: Everyone can't be in your shoes, Blair, walking the streets of New York.

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