The Facts of Life

Season 4 Episode 18

Best Sister (2)

Aired Unknown Feb 23, 1983 on NBC
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Best Sister (2)

Blair,Natalie and Tootie can't believe that Jo wants to become a nun and Blair accuses Meg of recruiting.However, the real reason why Blair can't accept Meg,comes to the surface when Jo and Meg begin talking about God which leads to violence between Jo and Blair.It seems Blair's attitude stems from events that happened years ago when her parents were divorced.


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    Lisa Whelchel

    Lisa Whelchel

    Blair Warner

    Kim Fields

    Kim Fields

    Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey

    Mindy Cohn

    Mindy Cohn

    Natalie Green

    Nancy McKeon

    Nancy McKeon

    Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek (1980-1988)

    Charlotte Rae

    Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett (1979-1986)

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    • QUOTES (15)

      • Jo: Look, I'm sorry I hit ya. I hope you're all right.
        Blair: I'm fine. Wasn't that good a shot.
        Jo: Well I want ya to know I'm never gonna hit ya again.
        Blair: Good. Cuz it wasn't that bad a shot either.
        Jo: Thanks.

      • Meg: You know, a person can be deeply religious and still be a doctor or secretary or homemaker.
        Jo: Or a racecar driver?
        Blair: You better be religious if you're gonna be a racecar driver.

      • Jo: A hunch? Meg, bookies have hunches. Nuns have revelations.

      • Meg: Being a sister isn't all halos and holy water and you don't wake up one morning having caught the holy spirit the way you catch the flu.

      • Tootie: What kind of car do [your parents] drive?
        Meg: A gray Rolls Royce with a bumper sticker that says "Honk if you love Jesus". Just kidding.

      • Natalie: I understand yelling, I can even live with threats, but physical violence is where this girl draws the line.
        Jo: I'm pretty sure God'll forgive me.
        Natalie: God may forgive you but Blair won't. And let's face it, God's not the one you have to room with.

      • Blair: I'm only trying to help Meg. If she becomes a nun, what kind of life will she have?
        Mrs. Garrett: The kind of life she wants. Look, Blair, when you go away to college next year, how would you like it if someone said "you can't be an Art major. If you're an artist you'll starve, cut off your ear, and then what kind of life will you have?". What would you say to that?
        Blair: I'd say "buzz off", but that's ju-
        Mrs. Garrett: Ah! There are no "but"s Blair. Nobody has the right to tell anyone how to live their life. Or what's going to make them happy.

      • Mrs. Garrett: Well why is it gullible to believe in God?
        Blair: Alright, maybe a long time ago He did a couple of good things. But he's been resting on his laurels ever since. Face it, God is a legend.
        Mrs. Garrett: A legend?
        Blair: Mrs. Garrett, in the fashion world designers like Coco Chanel or Anne Klein establish a reputation, so that even after they're dead people continue buying their lines.
        Mrs. Garrett: Oh, are you saying that God is dead?
        Blair: I can tell you the day that He died.

      • Blair: Meg comes in here whistling the Song of Solomon and Jo's ready to follow her off to the convent. Who does she think she is, the Pied Piper?

      • (To Blair)
        Tootie: Whoo, Jo really popped you one, didn't she?
        Mrs. Garrett: Thanks for the ice Tootie.
        Tootie: Is this what they mean by "the right hand of God"? Hahaha.
        Mrs. Garrett: Tootie, this is no laughing matter. What Jo did was absolutely inexcusable.
        Tootie: I know, I know. Just remember, if she tries it again, turn the other cheek. Or duck.

      • Jo: We're talking about God!
        Blair: What God?! Where? I'm tired of hearing about God and I'm sick of your holier-than-thou attitude. If there is a God then prove it to me.
        Jo: I don't have to do that!
        Blair: Go ahead. Prove it.
        Jo: Shut up Blair!
        Blair: You pompous, self-righteous pain in the neck! If there is a God then give me a sign. Go ahead, show me!
        (Jo punches her in the face)

      • Meg: Jo, slow down a minute. Somewhere you got this idea that you just add water, stir and pow - instant nun. It doesn't work that way.
        Jo: Sure it does. Look at me, I'm glowing.
        Blair: She's glowing. Wonderful. We'll stick a light bulb in her mouth and read by her.

      • Jo: Blair, I am so glad you decided to talk to your sister. I prayed for you, and God listened to me.
        Blair: To you? The Hoodlum Nun?
        Jo: I won't forget that one Blair. But when I'm a nun, I'll be able to forgive you.
        Natalie: I thought she wanted to be a sister, not a saint.

      • Natalie: Bless you? Jo, do you realize that's all you're going to be able to say to every man you meet for the rest of your life?! How are you gonna handle that?
        Jo: Well, I talked to some of the sisters about that. It's not gonna be easy, but they have instruction on it.
        Natalie: They have classes in chastity?

      • Jo: I'm gonna be a nun.
        Jason: ...Was it something I said?

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