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    • Take My Finals, Please
      Take My Finals, Please
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      4/27/83
      9.4
      It's finals week at Eastland and the girls are planning an all night study session. They soon find out that studying is going to be hard with so many distractions, including Blair and Jo's fears of the future in college and Natalie's fear of an upcoming Chemistry exam in which she must memorize the atomic symbols.moreless
    • The Christmas Show
      The Christmas Show
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/21/83
      9.3
      The holidays bring joy to the girls when they all plan on going home for Christmas but when Jo's mother temporarily moves to Miami, Jo is stuck in Peekskill. The other girls all plan on going home except Blair who plans on going on a ski trip. Meanwhile, Natalie becomes obsessed with getting a stereo from her mother as a gift.moreless
    • The Four Musketeers
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/10/82
      9.3

      The girls start to get annoyed with each other's personality quirks. Mrs. Garrett tell them they've paid off their damages to the school van, they decide to go their separate ways.

    • Store Games
      Store Games
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/30/83
      9.2
      Mrs. Garrett is slowly losing business to a competitor, Pete Dawson, who has opened a shop very similar to hers. The girls are all concerned and set out to combat the competition. Mrs. Garrett decides to try a new recipe, Blair goes undercover to spy, Tootie begins digging in his garbage and Natalie and Jo, with the help of Natalie's computer, break into his computer and alters his recipes.moreless
    • The Halloween Show
      The Halloween Show
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/26/83
      9.2
      A strange man tells the girls that years ago a murder occurred in the shop. Later, when the girls see Mrs. Garret with a knife they assume that she's possessed by the murderer's spirit and is out to get them. A scared Tootie, plans an exorcism but then the strange man disappears and the girls believe Mrs. Garrett may have killed him.moreless
    • A Slice of Life
      A Slice of Life
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/3/84
      9.1
      Jo begins a pizza business with her mom's secret pizza recipe that has everyone's mouths watering, including a fraternity house that buys pizzas in bulk. However, the business begins running Jo and her workers, Natalie and Tootie ragged which leads Jo to make a business decision on how to make pizzas faster and cheaper.moreless
    • New York, New York
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/3/82
      9.1
      Both Blair and Jo head to New York to meet two old friends. Blair discovers her old friend, Dina, is the same old snob she's always been and Jo discovers her friend, Jesse, is the same old prejudiced bully she's always been. Blair and Jo soon realize their friendship is much more meaningful.moreless
    • Advance Placement
      Advance Placement
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/2/83
      9.0
      Natalie is allowed to enroll in a college course at Langley College and she quickly gets an overblown ego which quickly threatens her friendships with Blair, Jo and Tootie. Things get even worse when she learns that if she can keep her grade point average up she will be allowed to graduate early and enroll at Langley in the fall.moreless
    • Mind Your Own Business
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/24/82
      9.0
      Wanting to give Natalie a gift for helping her with her chemistry, Blair takes a peek in Natalie's diary to see if she could get an idea on what to get. However, gifts are the last thing on Blair's mind when she discovers that Natalie thinks she's an egotistical witch.
    • Graduation (2)
      Graduation (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      5/4/83
      9.0
      As graduation day arrives, Monica is furious that Blair's father won't attend, Rose is furious at Charlie due to his sudden transformation into a big spender and Natalie and Tootie are scared that they will lose Blair and Jo as friends when they leave for college.
    • Big Fish/Little Fish
      Big Fish/Little Fish
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/8/84
      8.9
      Blair is distraught when she discovers that Jo has taken her place in popularity on campus. This leads to an argument between the two that ends with Jo refusing Blair's help for planning a party. Meanwhile, Natalie continues to grieve over her father's death and Tootie becomes frustrated with trying to bring Natalie out of her shell.moreless
    • Graduation (1)
      Graduation (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      5/4/83
      8.9
      Graduation has everyone rushing around and Natalie and Tootie are worried that their isn't going to be enough time for Jo and Blair to say goodbye, especially since Blair and Jo are at each other's throats, as usual. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett has her hands full trying to coordinate the entire event and Blair and Jo have their hands full with their bickering parents.moreless
    • Magnificent Obsession
      Magnificent Obsession
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/12/83
      8.9
      Blair's latest boyfriend, Chad, means everything to her and she goes all out trying to please him. However, one evening when he takes her out to a dance, he leaves with another woman. This leads Blair to contemplate breaking off this "controlling" relationship with a man she claims to "love".
    • Gamma Gamma or Bust
      Gamma Gamma or Bust
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/28/83
      8.8
      Blair is dying to join the sorority that's she pledging and she volunteers Mrs. Garrett to be the caterer for a rush party. However, when Mrs. Garrett begins making Mexican before consulting Blair, who wanted Chinese, Blair fires her without a second thought. Now, Jo, Natalie and Tootie try their best to make peace between Blair and Mrs. Garrett.moreless
    • Breaking Point
      Breaking Point
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/28/81
      8.8
      Blair is running for class president and her opponent in the race Cynthia proves to be just the right person to fill the position. The results are anything but joyous for Blair, who indeed came in second place and soon takes to sulking but when Cynthia commits suicide, Blair has a wakeup call.moreless
    • Rumor Has It
      Rumor Has It
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      10/17/87
      8.8
      Blair's after-hours visit with a professor reputed to be a womanizer stirs up a storm of vicious rumors on campus.
    • Born Too Late
      Born Too Late
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/16/85
      8.8
      Tootie tutors seventh grader Andy for a role in "West Side Story," which turns him on to her more than to acting.
    • Tootie Drives
      Tootie Drives
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      12/21/85
      8.7
      Tootie's learning to drive and she's driving everyone bananas.
    • Ain't Miss Beholden
      Ain't Miss Beholden
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/29/82
      8.7
      Jo discovers that her scholarship funds are being cut. However, the one thing that could keep her at Eastland, she refuses to do. That is to apply for a scholarship through Warner Industries, which is Blair's father's company.
    • Golden Oldies
      Golden Oldies
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      1/2/88
      8.7
      Imagine the whole gang the same people the same place, 40 years from now.
    • Let's Party!
      Let's Party!
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/9/83
      8.7
      Tootie is excited about the impending visit of her brother Marshall, however his stay becomes one of fear when he invites the girls to a college party where beer is being served. After the party, a drunk Marshall, insisting that he isn't drunk, offers to drive Blair, Natalie and Tootie home. However, their trip home is interrupted by an accident.moreless
    • Legacy
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/6/82
      8.6
      Blair is thrilled that her name is going to be part of Eastland, since a large amount of money from her grandfather's estate is being donated for the building of a new library. However, while doing a story on him for the newspaper, Natalie uncovers a shocking truth, Blair's grandfather was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.moreless
    • It's Lonely at the Top
      It's Lonely at the Top
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      3/27/85
      8.6
      With Mrs. Garrett out of town, Blair wants to be in charge of the shop so a reluctant Jo, Natalie and Tootie step aside and let her. Quickly Blair's handling of a competitor food shop goes awry.
    • Green-Eyed Monster
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/13/82
      8.6
      Natalie secretly wants the lead in the school production of South Pacific. When an unknowing Tootie auditions and gets the lead, heaven help Tootie because Natalie is after revenge and vows to fry her in a review of the production for the school newspaper.
    • Daddy's Girl
      Daddy's Girl
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      12/1/82
      8.6
      The IRS invades Blair's life when they question her tax return. Little does Blair know that the title her dad has placed on her is a cover to get out of paying income tax. Blair is even more heartbroken when she discovers that all the personal vacations she has taken with her dad have been written off as business trips.moreless
    • Fast Food
      Fast Food
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      11/29/86
      8.6
      Natalie gets Blair a job at a Mexican restaurant where Natalie works. However, Blair snobby attitude gets her fired when she inadvertently insults the boss.
    • A Death in the Family
      A Death in the Family
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      2/1/84
      8.6
      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
    • Dear Me
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/23/81
      8.6
      The girls are all excited about a big camp-out due to the fact that it will give them a chance to be with their beaus. However, Tootie is anything but happy and tries to wriggle her way out of going, by writing love letters from an imaginary boyfriend, in order to avoid the boy Blair is trying to fix her up with.moreless
    • Just My Bill
      Just My Bill
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/12/83
      8.6
      Jo's been secretly dating, Bill, a plain guy who attends the same college as she does, but when she learns that he's a rich kid, Jo becomes resentful and angry that he didn't tell her the whole truth about himself. Jo decides to make a scene when he introduces her to his rich parents. Meanwhile, Blair attempts to makeover Jo in preparation for meeting his parents.moreless
    • The Affair
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/17/82
      8.6
      Mrs. Garrett and the girls visit New York and have lunch in a Italian restaurant where Natalie discovers something she never expected, her father romancing someone other than her mother. This prompts Natalie to debate whether or not to confront her father, out of fear of a divorce between her parents.moreless
    • Shoplifting
      Shoplifting
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/31/80
      8.5
      Mrs. Garrett's birthday has the girls scrambling to get gifts. Jo, Natalie and Tootie decide to buy the Hawaiian shirt that Mrs. Garrett has been wanting, which is on sale. However, when they go to the store they find the sale has ended and Jo promptly decides to steal the shirt. Later, Mrs. Garrett decides to return it and soon discovers it was stolen.moreless
    • Gossip
      Gossip
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/21/81
      8.5
      When Tootie overhears a secret that Blair confides to Jo, she lets the secret slip which leads to Blair giving Jo the silent treatment. Things get worse, when Tootie mistakes Mrs. Garrett for being drunk, when really her eyes had been dilated by her eye doctor. Mrs. Garrett's job is soon jeopardized when the headmaster learns of the rumor of her "drunken sprawl."moreless
    • Another Room
      Another Room
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/11/86
      8.5
      Fed up with having no privacy, Jo considers moving out, until Beverly Ann suggests remodeling the attic into a room. However, the construction costs divided by the four girls cause Jo to make a sacrifice when she can't come up with her share.
    • Cruisin'
      Cruisin'
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/31/84
      8.5
      On a dateless Saturday night, the girls cruise downtown Peekskill in hopes of finding Mr. Right. However, a string of bizarre events leads the girls to hideout in their car at a closed gas station.
    • Front Page
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/25/81
      8.5
      Jo has been slaving away writing an article to please her journalism professor. However, when he has nothing to say but harsh criticism, she decides to retaliate and turns out a front-page story linking him to a drug bust leaving Natalie, the editor of the student newspaper, to make the final call on whether or not to print it.moreless
    • Read No Evil
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      5/5/82
      8.5
      Natalie is furious when she discovers that books are being banned in the school library and sets out to put a stop to it, however, her efforts result in her losing her job as editor for the school newspaper and Mrs. Garrett's efforts could cost her as well. Meanwhile, Blair and Tootie become addicted to soap operas.moreless
    • Bus Stop
      Bus Stop
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      5/8/85
      8.5
      Mrs. Garrett and the girls are all excited about Natalie's graduation and buy her a bookcase with a brand new set of encyclopedias on the assumption she's going to college. To her friends' surprise, Natalie has a very different plan for life after high school.
    • Less Than Perfect
      Less Than Perfect
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      2/20/88
      8.5
      One evening, a tired Blair falls asleep at the wheel and has a car accident landing her in the hospital with a gash in her forehead. This leads her to begin worrying about how her once "perfect" self will recover from this tragedy.
    • Kids Can Be Cruel
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/17/82
      8.4
      Natalie has a big crush on Tim and has filled Blair's slambook with words of praise. However, in Blair's slambook instead of signing your name you sign a number, Natalie's number is 10. When Blair tells Tim who number 10 belongs to, Natalie is furious and wants revenge no matter who she hurts in the process.moreless
    • Brave New World (2)
      Brave New World (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/21/83
      8.4
      Mrs. Garrett goes forward with opening her own business and names it Edna's Edibles, despite protests from Natalie, Tootie and Mr. Parker who all want her to stay at Eastland. Meanwhile, Jo's living arrangement leads to her getting booted off campus and Mrs. Garrett decides to take her in provided she work in the shop, along with Natalie and Tootie but Blair decides to stay on her own in the dorm.moreless
    • Help from Home
      Help from Home
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/6/83
      8.4
      Jo has been accepted at Langley College along with Blair but doesn't tell anyone that she has since she doesn't plan on going due to her and her parents' financial situation. However, when she takes a trip home for the weekend, she learns that her entire family found out the truth and are now counting on her to do well.moreless
    • The Little Chill
      The Little Chill
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      11/8/86
      8.4
      Blair, Tootie and Natalie organize a reunion with the girls from Eastland. This brings Nancy, Cindy and Sue Ann back to town each with successful lives. Cindy has become a model, Nancy is engaged and Sue Ann a vice president for a company. However, each also has a distinct downside to their success. Meanwhile, Jo feels left out of the reunion.moreless
    • Taking a Chance on Love (1)
      Taking a Chance on Love (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/7/84
      8.4
      Rumors spread about Jo's involvement with her professor and indeed, they just may be true when a romance develops between the two.
    • Cupid's Revenge
      Cupid's Revenge
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      2/14/87
      8.4
      Cupid can be perverse: all the girls' old boyfriends happen to show up just before the Valentine's Day dance.
    • Growing Pains
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/28/81
      8.4
      Blair, Jo, Natalie and Tootie return from their summer vacations and Blair returns from her European trip with two bottles of French wine. Meanwhile, Tootie gets fed up with the other girls teasing her for being the youngest and she begins to feel left out. This leads her to experiment with alcohol by downing an entire bottle of wine.moreless
    • Brave New World (1)
      Brave New World (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/21/83
      8.4
      Jo and Blair have settled in at Langley College and Blair is enjoying having a dorm room all to her own. That is until Jo has dorm issues and suddenly moves in with Blair. Meanwhile, Mr. Parker is driving Mrs. Garrett crazy and she longs for a change. Raymond, her son stops by for a visit and makes a proposal, that she open up her own catering business and she seriously considers leaving Eastland which does not thrill Natalie and Tootie.moreless
    • Ready or Not
      Ready or Not
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      10/4/86
      8.4
      Beverly Ann is concerned that Tootie is getting much too serious about her new boyfriend.
    • Taking a Chance on Love (2)
      Taking a Chance on Love (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/7/84
      8.4
      Jo and Sam's relationship grows more serious despite the fact that he has a young son from a previous marriage.
    • Dieting
      Dieting
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      3/21/80
      8.3
      Blair and Sue Ann kid each other about their weight and Sue Ann takes Blair's comments a little too seriously. However, when Blair sets Sue Ann up on a blind date which will involve going swimming, Sue Ann goes on a starvation diet leading to a collapse. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett also jumps on the dieting wagon, trying to fit in a size 12 dress.moreless
    • Give and Take
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      12/2/81
      8.3
      Mrs. Garrett learns that the company that she worked for years ago has gone bankrupt thus canceling her pension fund. This prompts her to get a second job, one that pays more that the job at Eastland. She ultimately begins thinking of quitting her job as school dietician.
    • The New Girl (1)
      The New Girl (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      11/19/80
      8.3
      It's a new school year and the girls return from their summer vacation. The new year brings a new girl, Jo, a tough girl who hot wires the school van and takes off to the Chug-a-Lug bar with Blair, Natalie and Tootie to meet guys. However, one of the guys they meet happens to be an undercover police officer who hauls them all off to jail.moreless
    • The Oldest Living Graduate
      The Oldest Living Graduate
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/3/82
      8.3
      Mrs. Garrett and the girls prepare for a visit from Eastland's oldest living graduate, a wealthy woman in her 80s. Jo is not too excited to be assigned the duty of interviewing her for a newspaper article. However, after her interview with Jo, the woman changes her mind about giving money to the school and decides to leave her fortune to Jo.moreless
    • Small but Dangerous
      Small but Dangerous
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/16/83
      8.3

      Edna's Edibles has been targeted with vandalism and Mrs. Garrett and the girls are scared. Streetwise Kelly alleges that the vandalism of Edna's Edibles was the work of a local gang but Jo decides to investigate and we quickly learn that Kelly made the gang up.

    • The Interview Show
      The Interview Show
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      5/15/85
      8.3
      A former Eastland girl, now an author, interviews the girls for her latest book she's writing. In the interviews the girls each open up about their friendships and school life.
    • Dope
      Dope
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      6/11/80
      8.3
      Blair has gotten Sue Ann in "the group" and Sue Ann is all excited. Blair soon lets her in on a secret that the girls in "the group" smoke pot, something that Blair insists that she doesn't do. However, Sue Ann soon caves to peer pressure and tries it out. Meanwhile, Natalie and Tootie try to infiltrate "the group."moreless
    • Runaway
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/24/82
      8.3
      Jo, Natalie and Blair are going to New York to see a Broadway play and a left out Tootie sneaks out to meet them in front of the theatre without Mrs. Garrett's knowledge. However, when Tootie doesn't find the girls she stops in a coffee shop across the street unaware she's about to get a dose of the downside of New York life.moreless
    • The Sound of Silence
      The Sound of Silence
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/27/82
      8.3
      Tootie has been acting strangely lately and has Mrs. Garrett and the girls wondering what's wrong. Geri and Natalie soon learn that Tootie has developed a hearing problem but Tootie forces Natalie to keep quiet and refuses to get some help for her problem.
    • The New Girl (2)
      The New Girl (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      11/26/80
      8.2
      Mrs. Garrett bails the girls out of jail and announces that they all have been expelled from Eastland. However, they can stay if they move in with Mrs. Garrett and work in the cafeteria. This prompts Jo's want to leave to become even stronger.
    • Adventures in Baileysitting
      Adventures in Baileysitting
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      12/5/87
      8.2
      Babysitter Blair leaves her sister with the others while she attends a tea, and returns to find they somehow misplaced her.
    • A Woman's Place
      A Woman's Place
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/24/82
      8.2
      Jo's got a great part time job as a mechanic working along side her boyfriend, Doug. However, when her talent of fixing motorcycles causes her to get a promotion to weekend service manager, Doug gives her the cold shoulder since she is now his supervisor. Meanwhile, Blair needs Jo's help in getting her Porsche repaired and Natalie becomes obsessed with psychology.moreless
    • Dearest Mommie
      Dearest Mommie
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/17/82
      8.2
      Natalie is excited about a job offer to write a weekly column for a New York newspaper. The fact that the job would make her miss school as well as bring her unnecessary pressure causes her to get into an argument with her mother. During the argument, Natalie brings up the fact that she's adopted, this leads her adopted mother to give her the name of her birth mother.moreless
    • Under Pressure
      Under Pressure
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/19/83
      8.2
      When the girls learn the Mrs. Garrett has high blood pressure, they do everything in their power to lessen the load. Their attempts include, getting Mr. Parker to plan his own party and take care of a banking problem. However the exploits only make matters worse when Mrs. Garrett wonders why Mr. Parker doesn't want her to plan the party and Blair's attempt at trying to fix the bank problem leads to Mrs. Garrett's car being stolen.moreless
    • A Friend in Deed
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      11/18/81
      8.2
      Blair mother is scheduled to have plastic surgery but calls it off to make a visit to Eastland to see her daughter. However, a mistaken phone call leads Blair to discover the truth, her mother may have breast cancer. Meanwhile, Jo is excited at the prospects of getting a job in a motorcycle shop.moreless
    • For the Asking
      For the Asking
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/15/82
      8.2
      A Sadie Hawkins Day dance prompts Natalie to debate asking out a boy she's been eyeing. However, his ignoring of her prompts her to boycott the dance and plans on spending the evening with Blair and Jo. But when Blair and Jo get dates, Natalie is the odd woman out.
    • The Ratings Game
      The Ratings Game
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/15/86
      8.2
      Blair's computerized date-rating system is the focus when she makes a bet with Jo dealing with whether or not the system really works. However, when Beverly Ann accidentally erases a disk, Jo tampers with some of the ratings.
    • Working it Out
      Working it Out
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/9/85
      8.2
      Mrs. Garrett and the girls all become concerned about Blair's bizarre behavior, she's skipping class, dating nonstop and is out all night every night, all this just after a breakup with her first serious relationship, Cliff.
    • Fear Strikes Back
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      11/4/81
      8.2
      Blair, Jo, Natalie and Tootie are all excited about a upcoming costume party and Natalie is all set to be Charlie Chaplin. However, on her way home, Natalie becomes the victim of an attempted rape which results in Natalie being afraid to go outside.
    • Sex Symbol
      Sex Symbol
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      2/4/81
      8.2

      Natalie hits it off with Neil, a boy she meets at a school dance and they soon begin studying together. However, rumors are spread that Natalie and Neil did more than just study which leads to other boys requesting to study with Natalie. When Blair, Jo and Tootie laugh at the notion of Natalie being a sex symbol, Natalie soon begins doing all she can to encourage these rumors.

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    • Post-Christmas Card
      Post-Christmas Card
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      1/17/87
      8.2
      As a post-Christmas gift, Natalie gets her first credit card, and promptly goes on a spending spree.
    • From Russia with Love
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      12/16/81
      8.2
      Natalie is planning a secret weekend of romance while her parents are out of town. However, her hopes are dashed when her Grandma Mona drops by unexpectedly and Natalie soon gets fed up with her grandma treating her like a little kid. Meanwhile, Blair and Tootie are planning a ski trip.moreless
    • Christmas Baby
      Christmas Baby
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      12/14/85
      8.1
      A very pregnant Monica comes to the house on Christmas Eve, where she ends up in labor and gives birth to Bailey, her second child, on Christmas morning.
    • Double Standard
      Double Standard
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      12/10/80
      8.1
      Blair's old friend Harrison Andrews has moved to Peekskill and has enrolled in Bates Academy. Blair becomes certain that he is going to invite her to a cotillion, however she is thrown for a loop when he invites Jo. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett becomes addicted to Scrabble.
    • The Rich Aren't Different
      The Rich Aren't Different
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/12/84
      8.1
      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.
    • Who Am I?
      Who Am I?
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      12/17/80
      8.1
      Tootie begins to think long and hard about her race and how she's being treated at Eastland, thanks to a new boy whom Tootie took an interest in. Tootie soon begins to shun Natalie, Jo and Blair and even backs out of a dance contest because her dance partner is white.moreless
    • Boy About the House
      Boy About the House
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      2/28/87
      8.1
      Beverly is sick of seeing Andy shuttled from one foster home to another, so she offers to adopt him.
    • Teacher's Pet
      Teacher's Pet
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/26/83
      8.1
      Jo has become close friends with her English teacher, Gail, even inspiring Jo to think about becoming a teacher herself. However, Jo is disappointed to learn that Gail is leaving Eastland presumably for a job that pays more but the real reason she's leaving is nothing Jo ever expected. Meanwhile, Blair is not happy about her birthday.moreless
    • Emily Dickinson
      Emily Dickinson
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      3/14/80
      8.1
      Blair is so caught up with her latest boyfriend that she forgets about an English assignment in which she has to write a poem. So, at the last minute she plagiarizes a poem by Emily Dickinson and turns it in as her own. Things get worse when she's the only one who gets an A and Mr. Bradley enters her poem in a contest.moreless
    • The Americanization of Miko
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/20/82
      8.1
      The new Japanese student, Miko, is excited about being the newest student at Eastland as well as being in America. However, her strict father doesn't think Eastland is a good influence especially since she snuck out to see a rock concert and borrowed Jo's bike causing $400 in damage.
    • Stake-Out Blues
      Stake-Out Blues
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      1/11/86
      8.1
      The police want to stake out the shop to nab a few crooks but the girls, not wanting to worry Mrs. Garrett, insist she not be told about the operation.
    • Love at First Byte
      Love at First Byte
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/17/84
      8.1
      With computer dating as the subject of her term paper, Natalie uses a computer dating service to find Blair and Jo "perfect dates" without their permission. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett targets Tootie as a bridge partner when her old one moves away.
    • The Last Drive-In
      The Last Drive-In
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      3/13/85
      8.1
      The local drive-in theatre is closing and the girls decide to pay it one last visit on the final night it's open. However, chaos reigns when people begin to loot the theatre and Blair gets into a cat fight.
    • Dream Marriage
      Dream Marriage
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      2/22/84
      8.0
      Blair is taken by surprise when her boyfriend Cliff, gets an opportunity at a hospital in Dallas and not wanting to end their relationship, he proposes marriage. This prompts Blair to contemplate marriage and her future and she has a crazy dream about a reunion at Edna's Edibles in the year 2000.moreless
    • Cousin Geri
      Cousin Geri
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      12/24/80
      8.0
      When Blair's cousin, Geri, arrives for a visit, Mrs. Garrett, based on Blair's behavior, thinks she's embarrassed of Geri since she has cerebral palsy. However later Mrs. Garrett realizes she's really jealous of her since Geri is also a successful comedienne.
    • A Rose by Any Other Age
      A Rose by Any Other Age
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      11/28/87
      8.0
      Blair is dumbfounded when an honor student she invited over ostensibly to study takes a shine to Beverly Ann instead of her.
    • Pretty Babies
      Pretty Babies
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      3/11/81
      8.0
      A top fashion photographer is coming to Eastland to find the "Face of the 80's." Blair is certain that she will be picked but to everyone's surprise, he picks Tootie. Tootie is ecstatic and goes to New York for the photo shoot, however, Mrs. Garrett and the girls, discover that being the "Face of the 80's" would have a not-so-fun downside.moreless
    • A Winter's Tale
      A Winter's Tale
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      2/7/87
      8.0
      The girls are snowed in at a ski cabin with three guys preparing a bachelor party, but the groom is ready to call off the wedding when he gets a look at Blair.
    • The Apartment
      The Apartment
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      5/10/86
      8.0
      Natalie and Tootie find that privacy is at a premium in their one-room apartment, which doubles as a roach resort.
    • The Facts of Love (a.k.a.) Sex Education
      4/4/80
      8.0
      Mrs. Garrett begins teaching a sex-education class at Eastland and her tactics are against the more prudish suggestions of Mr. Bradley. Meanwhile, Blair takes the ideas from class and experiments with her latest boyfriend, Steve, a boy whom Natalie has had a crush on for quite some time.
    • Ex Marks the Spot
      Ex Marks the Spot
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      3/7/87
      8.0
      Beverly Ann's ex shows up unexpectedly, hoping for a reconciliation.
    • Flash Flood
      Flash Flood
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      4/11/80
      8.0
      A flood hits Peekskill which prompts Blair and Tootie to race out to the stables to save some animals from being washed away. However, the dam breaks and Blair and Tootie become in danger of being washed away themselves, but not before Mr. Bradley shows up to save the day which results in Blair falling hard for him.moreless
    • Overachieving
      Overachieving
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      3/12/80
      8.0
      Tootie's father comes for a visit and doesn't like the activities that Tootie is being exposed to. In particular, he is not pleased that Tootie wants to go to beauty school. Believing that Mrs. Garrett is a bad influence, Mr. Ramsey decides to have Tootie transfer out of Eastland.
    • The Summer of '84
      The Summer of '84
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/26/84
      8.0
      Mrs. Garrett and the girls share their summer vacations: Natalie and Tootie at a Cape Cod resort, Mrs. Garrett and Jo on a musical fling in Atlantic City and Blair down on a farm in Iowa.
    • Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green
      While waiting for a bus, Natalie thinks she could get some inspiration on something to write about in a diner. Failing to find anything of interest, she begins writing a wild story, that takes place in the diner involving, Blair, Jo, Tootie, Mrs. Garrett and George.
    • 3, 2, 1
      3, 2, 1
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      11/23/85
      8.0
      Blair and Jo argue over stories and editorials that are to be presented as a news report which is also going to include a behind the scenes look at the girls' shop, Over Our Heads.
    • The Chain Letter
      The Chain Letter
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/28/83
      7.9
      Mrs. Garrett is in a frenzy when she gets paperwork from the Board of Health and tries to whip the place into shape in preparation for an inspection. However, the girls are anything but helpful. Blair is worried about her passport photo, Tootie is worried about a science project, Natalie is worried about an article and Jo gets involved with a chain letter.moreless
    • Bought and Sold
      Bought and Sold
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      3/4/81
      7.9
      Blair gets a job selling cosmetics for Countess Calvet's cosmetic company. In order to boost sales, Blair enlists Natalie's help and turns her into a walking billboard, modeling the makeup. Everyone is in for a surprise when Countess Calvet makes a surprise appearance at Eastland to meet her saleswoman and the walking billboard.moreless
    • I.Q.
      I.Q.
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/14/79
      7.9
      Tootie accidentally comes across a paper which lists the I.Q. scores of each one of the girls. Nancy received the highest score and Sue Ann scored the lowest, this puts extra pressure on each one of them just prior to midterm exams. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett sets out to conquer the air by taking flying lessons.moreless
    • Rough Housing
      Rough Housing
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      8/24/79
      7.9
      The series opens with the Drummonds (from Diff'rent Strokes) visiting Eastland to see Mrs. Garrett (their ex-housekeeper). They arrive right in the middle of the Harvest Queen competition, and Blair is sure she's going to win. So when Cindy considers running, Blair makes some snide comments about Cindy's femininity.
    • Running
      Running
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      5/2/80
      7.9
      Mr. Bradley's need to have Eastland win prompts him to manipulate Sue Ann into competing in a running competition. Sue Ann had previously run but this year decided not to, however, Mr. Bradley uses Cindy's better racing times to goad Sue Ann into competing.
    • The Way We Were (1)
      The Way We Were (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      5/9/84
      7.9
      Another school year has come to an end and all the girls are preparing or their summer vacation. They each reminisce about the last six years they have spent together (via flashbacks). However, leaving one another on good terms is something that may not happen when an accident causes yet another rift between Jo and Blair.moreless
    • The Way We Were (2)
      The Way We Were (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      5/9/84
      7.9
      Flashbacks and memories of the past continue as the girls finish getting ready for their summer vacations. However, saying goodbye to one another appears to be easy for all them especially since fights are brewing between Blair and Jo and Natalie and Tootie.
    • Teenage Marriage (2)
      Teenage Marriage (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      1/14/81
      7.9
      Blair rushes home with the news that Jo has decided to get married and Mrs. Garrett resorts to stall tactics until Jo's mother arrives. Meanwhile, Jo is unsure of whether or not to accept Eddie's proposal but finally decides to go ahead with the wedding, despite the feelings of Mrs. Garrett, Blair, Natalie and Tootie.moreless
    • Teenage Marriage (1)
      Teenage Marriage (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      1/7/81
      7.9
      Jo's boyfriend, Eddie, surprises her by making a sudden visit to Peekskill, but she gets even more of a surprise when he proposes marriage. Later, Blair becomes determind to talk Jo out of getting married but her attempts blow up in her face as Jo and Eddie have become determind to get married as soon as possible.moreless
    • Different Drummer
      Different Drummer
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/10/82
      7.8
      Blair is instantly smitten with a new delivery boy, Leo. Little does she know that he happens to be mentally handicapped. However, once she makes this discovery she begins to mold him into something he's not. His mental handicap throws Blair for a loop and she has a hard time accepting him for who he is.moreless
    • The Source
      The Source
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/6/82
      7.8
      Natalie makes up a source for the topic of her newspaper article on abortion and if she doesn't reveal who the source is, she could be kicked out of school. However, little does she know, that there is someone at Eastland who could fill the shoes of the "made up source"moreless
    • Adoption
      Adoption
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      4/25/80
      7.8
      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
    • The Secret
      The Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/25/81
      7.8
      Shortly after winning an award, Jo learns that her jailbird father is getting paroled and would like to attend the awards ceremony. However, an ashamed Jo tries to keep her father from attending and tries to keep secret the fact that her dad was in prison.
    • A Baby in the House
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      11/11/81
      7.8
      An ex-Eastlander, Alison makes a visit to see her old friends, Blair, Natalie and Tootie. Coming back brings back memories of when life was a lot simpler, since she is now married and has a baby daughter, Emily. When Alison leaves, however, she forgets to take along one important thing, Emily.moreless
    • 12/30/81
      7.7
      Blair's cousin, Geri, makes another visit to Peekskill just in time for a special dance at Bates Academy. Geri quickly hits it off with an Eastland French teacher and agrees to take a romantic trip to the mountains. However, Blair feels that Geri is headed for a romantic fall and forbids her to go.moreless
    • Doo-Wah
      Doo-Wah
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/2/85
      7.7
      Andy enters the girls in a contest through a teen magazine that if they win, they could sing backup to El DeBarge. First, however, they must produce a demo tape of their singing talent.
    • Out of Peekskill (1)
      Out of Peekskill (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/27/86
      7.7
      Mrs. Garrett must decided between her two loves, the girls or Bruce, a man she falls for and who asks her to go to Africa with him.
    • The Marriage Brokers
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/27/82
      7.7

      The girls learn that Mrs. Garrett's old beau is in town and coming for a visit and they quickly realize how close the two of them are and immediately wonder why he doesn't propose marriage. The girls set out to get to the bottom of this.

    • All by Herself
      All by Herself
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      3/14/84
      7.7
      Geri is in charge of organizing a charity auction but makes her first mistake by making Blair her assistant. Blair quickly takes over and begins doing things without consulting Geri. Geri in turn fires her and makes her second mistake, not accepting any help from anyone.
    • Grand Opening
      Grand Opening
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      9/28/85
      7.7
      The girls finally open their new shop, which is called, Over Our Heads, which sells a mixture of trendy, nostalgic memorabilia. However, the opening day may be the closing day, when they don't get quite the reception they were hoping for.
    • All or Nothing
      All or Nothing
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/18/84
      7.7
      Jo is excited to be elected to the Board of Regents at Langley and she has high hopes of getting things done, especially trying to get more money for scholarships. She soon finds herself battling the board over a donation of a scoreboard and will not budge on her position. She insists the students do not want a scoreboard and refuses to negotiate.moreless
    • Write and Wrong
      Write and Wrong
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      12/13/86
      7.7
      A furious Natalie is determined to identify and sue the plagiarist who sold her short story to a magazine.
    • The Greek Connection
      The Greek Connection
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      1/10/87
      7.7
      Assigned by the paper to get the inside dirt on Pledge Week at Langley, Natalie crashes the rush party of the sorority Tootie wants to join.
    • Out of Peekskill (2)
      Out of Peekskill (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      9/27/86
      7.7
      When Beverly-Ann runs over the minister, Mrs.Garrett calls off the wedding. The girls later visit Beverly-Ann at a trailer park, where Mrs.Garrett decides the wedding is on. But, when they leave, they end up half-off a cliff.
    • The Graduate
      The Graduate
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      5/3/86
      7.7
      Tootie plans to join a road show after graduation despite her parents' objections, while Natalie plans to find an apartment where she can write in peace.
    • My Boyfriend's Back
      My Boyfriend's Back
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/24/84
      7.7
      Tootie's first date with Jeff since he started college leaves her feeling she must sleep with him to keep him.
    • Into the Frying Pan
      Into the Frying Pan
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/21/85
      7.7
      The girls try to hire a contractor to rebuild Edna's Edibles into their new business. After interviewing a string, they hire George Burnett, who's inexpensive, but he soon proves to be easily sidetracked from his work.
    • Best Sister (1)
      Best Sister (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/16/83
      7.7
      Jo goes away for her first "college weekend" with her latest boyfriend Jason at Yale. Just after Mrs. Garrett leaves to take Jo there, Blair's sister, Meg, arrives for a surprise visit. Meg showing up unexpected is not the only surprise she has in store, she wants to become a nun. That fact is something Blair has a hard time dealing with. Later, Jo has a spiritual experience and decides she too wants to become a nun.moreless
    • Mother and Daughter
      Mother and Daughter
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      2/29/84
      7.7
      Tootie's mother comes to Eastland for a visit, and the fact that Tootie doesn't communicate with her mother becomes apparent. Her mother quickly realizes there are many things she doesn't know about her daughter and wants to have an open relationship with Tootie but will Tootie allow that?
    • Best Sister (2)
      Best Sister (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/23/83
      7.6

      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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    • Who's on First?
      Who's on First?
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/30/83
      7.6
      Natalie begins dating an attractive guy and begins spending all her time with him, which leaves Tootie out in the cold. Tootie begins to feel so left out she does the unthinkable she purposefully tries to break them up. Meanwhile, Jo decides to invest in the stock market and uses Blair as an advisor.moreless
    • Seems Like Old Times
      Seems Like Old Times
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      3/21/84
      7.6
      Jo is surprised when her ex-boyfriend, Eddie, who just got out of the Navy, makes a surprise visit. However, Jo isn't the only one who's in for a surprise when Tootie discovers a shocking secret that Eddie's been keeping.
    • Like Mother, Like Daughter
      Like Mother, Like Daughter
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      8/31/79
      7.6
      It's Parent's Night at Eastland and Blair's sophisticated mother arrives bringing with her, her flirtatious tendencies which prompt rumors when she becomes "friendly" with a married man. This leads to a confrontation between Blair and her mother that does not go smoothly.
    • The Return of Mr. Garrett
      The Return of Mr. Garrett
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/7/79
      7.6

      Mrs.Garrett is surprised by a visit from her ex-husband,Robert,who wants the two of them to remarry.However,his gambling ways rub off on the girls who begin gambling on poker games and losing what little money they have.

    • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
      Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/9/83
      7.6
      Mrs. Garrett is expecting a visit from a French chef whom she once was an understudy for in Paris. However, when he arrives with some of his relatives and then quickly departs leaving his family at Eastland, Mrs. Garrett and the girls are forced to entertain the visitors who speak no English. Meanwhile, the girls do battle with a squirrel on the lose in the Eastland cafeteria.moreless
    • Sweet Sorrow
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      12/9/81
      7.5
      When her ex-fiance, Eddie, arrives in town for a visit, Jo learns that she's growing apart from him when she finds herself attracted to the man who's playing her husband in a simulated marriage project for a class. Meanwhile, Blair is disgusted with her "husband" a boy named Waldo Wilbur.
    • Sisters
      Sisters
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      3/20/85
      7.5
      During an alumni weekend at Langley, Blair's mother and Jo's father bond which leads to Blair and Jo's fears of becoming sisters.
    • Rites of Passage (1)
      Rites of Passage (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 23
      5/2/87
      7.5
      After her commencement speech is rejected, Jo refuses to make a speech at all, but then learns that her grandfather has come all the way from Poland to hear it.
    • Rites of Passage (2)
      Rites of Passage (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      5/9/87
      7.5
      Summer offers a variety of options for everyone, especially Jo, who's offered a tempting job in Los Angeles.
    • On the Edge
      On the Edge
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      3/12/88
      7.5
      Jo's job at the social services center gets a bit hairy when her supervisor, a suicide prevention counselor, threatens to leap off a building.
    • The Reunion
      The Reunion
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      2/1/86
      7.5
      George gets Blair to pose as his fiancee at his high school reunion in order to make an ex-classmate jealous that she never gave him the light of day. However, the unexpected prompts Jo to go in Blair's place.
    • Off-Broadway Baby
      Off-Broadway Baby
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      11/1/86
      7.5
      Beverly Ann and the girls head for New York, when Tootie decides to audition for her first Broadway show. However, when she arrives, she quickly learns that she has plenty of competition working against her.
    • Till Marriage Do Us Part
      Till Marriage Do Us Part
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      2/27/88
      7.5
      Rick proposes to Jo in his own crazy way, and everyone anticipates a wedding everyone, that is, except Jo, who still hasn't accepted. Meanwhile, Blair proposes to boyfriend, Casey--who suggests they simply live together.
    • Teacher, Teacher
      Teacher, Teacher
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/5/85
      7.5
      Jo is offered a job at a major company which is tempting but this causes her to reevaluate her dream of becoming a teacher.
    • Peekskill Law
      Peekskill Law
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      1/23/88
      7.5
      Blair interns at a law firm that's defending an accused murderer, who seems to be guilty until proven innocent.
    • Dear Apple
      Dear Apple
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/21/84
      7.5
      Jo discusses her and Blair's friendship with a computer.
    • Before the Fall
      Before the Fall
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      10/24/87
      7.5
      Natalie jumps at the chance to do an inside story on ROTC and then learns she'll also have to jump from a plane.
    • Atlantic City
      Atlantic City
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      2/15/86
      7.5
      The girls are in Atlantic City for a long weekend, where Blair gets gambling fever and Jo hopes to be reunited with Flyman, the rock star she met on spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
    • Crossing the Line
      Crossing the Line
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/11/84
      7.4
      Tootie's brother and her cousin Michael visit Peekskill and Natalie quickly takes a liking to Michael. They start getting really close and Natalie really likes him. Despite this, Natalie decides to put the brakes on the relationship and Tootie thinks the reason Natalie is backing off is because of his skin color.moreless
    • Next Door
      Next Door
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/4/84
      7.4
      A young boy enters Edna's Edibles and Tootie befriends him and learns that he lives next door. She also learns that his mother works all day and leaves him home alone and tells him never to leave their apartment. When a gas leak is detected on the block the young boy won't budge and it is up to Mrs. Garrett and Tootie to get him out.moreless
    • The Beginning of the End
      The Beginning of the End
      Season 9 - Episode 23
      4/30/88
      7.4
      Blair buys Eastland to save it from bankruptcy, and then must find a new headmaster and lots of new students.
    • The Candidate
      The Candidate
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      3/1/86
      7.4
      Natalie is furious with the mayor during an election when she learns he plans to build an amusement park. This prompts Natalie to consider running for mayor herself.
    • 62 Pick-Up
      62 Pick-Up
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      2/21/87
      7.4
      Fabian and Bobby Rydell visit the girls, and together they recall the look and sound of the 1960s.
    • The More the Marrier
      The More the Marrier
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      11/21/87
      7.4
      Tootie's boyfriend says he can't make it to town for the Winter Carnival so Tootie decides to go with someone else.
    • Talk, Talk, Talk
      Talk, Talk, Talk
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      11/28/84
      7.4
      While working at the campus radio station, Jo finds herself needing to fill 5 hours of air time. Things start off on a bad note, when she can't find a key to the record cabinet, which leads, Natalie, Tootie, Blair and Mrs. Garrett to come to her rescue.
    • Seven Little Indians
      Seven Little Indians
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      1/3/87
      7.4
      In this fantasy episode, a cross between "The Twilight Zone" and a horror film, the crew finds themselves being murdered, one by one, until only Tootie is left to confront the killer. The episode is narrated by a Rod Serling lookalike.
    • Younger Than Springtime
      Younger Than Springtime
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      3/21/87
      7.4
      Jo is unhappy that Blair is playing matchmaker for Jo's lonely father, but she's really upset with the final results.
    • Ballroom Dance
      Ballroom Dance
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      12/7/85
      7.4
      Jo takes up ballroom dance lessons and becomes determined to do a good job at an upcoming recital despite chaotic lessons and a klutzy dance partner.
    • A House Divided
      A House Divided
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      1/30/88
      7.4
      The fat hits the fire when Natalie and Tootie's boyfriends meet, and Jo blows a gasket over the repair job on her bike.
    • The Second Time Around
      The Second Time Around
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/14/83
      7.3
      Jo's parents come up to Peekskill for a visit and Jo has been enjoying the good times and it begins feeling like they are a family. She begins seeing sparks between her divorced parents and immediately hopes they get back together. However, her hopes quickly become dashed when she learns that her father is planning to marry another woman.moreless
    • The Beginning of the Beginning
      The Beginning of the Beginning
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      5/7/88
      7.3
      As the new headmistress, Blair starts whipping Eastland students into shape, and she's particularly challenged by one who seems determined to get expelled.
    • Out of the Fire...
      Out of the Fire...
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/14/85
      7.2
      After returning from their summer vacation, the girls discover that Edna's Edibles has burned down. This leads the girls to discuss rebuilding and opening up a new business.
    • Present Imperfect
      Present Imperfect
      Season 9 - Episode 20
      3/5/88
      7.2
      Tootie receives a hideous pendant as an engagement present from Jeff's formidable grandmother, and it's pulverized at Andy and Pippa's wild party just before the woman arrives.
    • A New Life
      A New Life
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      10/26/85
      7.2
      Needing advice on her love life, Blair asks her mother to visit, only to learn that mom needs advice even more than Blair does.
    • What Price Glory?
      What Price Glory?
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/19/83
      7.2
      Tootie's new boyfriend, Jeff, is the star football player on the football team at Eastland. However, she learns a startling secret that he's been keeping, he's illiterate. She now must decide whether or not to encourage his behavior of having other kids do his work for him. Meanwhile, Jo becomes a tyrant in trying to get the store inventory done.moreless
    • We Get Letters
      We Get Letters
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      11/30/85
      7.2
      Mrs. Garrett's old friend, Gwen comes to town for a visit with her old gossip buddy, but she also comes to town to confront Edna about the affair Gwen thinks she had with her late husband.
    • Star at Langley
      Star at Langley
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/15/84
      7.0
      Blair and her boyfriend, Cliff, are serious at least Cliff thinks so but Blair seems to be afraid of commitment and keeps pushing him away. Meanwhile, a movie star, Heather Hunt, is visiting Peekskill and quickly Blair finds herself competing with her for Cliff's attentions.
    • A Thousand Frowns
      A Thousand Frowns
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      1/9/88
      7.0
      Andy latches on to a "big brother," who's living for today because tomorrow may never come.
    • This is Only a Test
      This is Only a Test
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      4/18/87
      7.0
      Blair discovers that even she can't buy admission to law school if she doesn't pass a four-hour test she hasn't studied for.
    • Molly's Holiday
      Molly's Holiday
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      6/4/80
      6.9
      Molly is down in the dumps due to her parents getting a divorce. So she gets some help from the girls who plan to reunite her parents. They concoct a plan to have both her mother and father meet up at Eastland, however, things hit the fan, when her father arrives with a new girlfriend.moreless
    • The Facts of Life Reunion
      The Facts of Life Reunion
      Season 9 - Episode 25
      11/18/01
      6.8
      Thirteen years later, Mrs. Garrett's "girls" have all grown into successful, independent women. After a stint in the Peace Corps with her husband, a widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America, ready for a new life and new romance, and also looking forward to seeing the girls again. Blair is wealthier than ever, after building a hotel empire with her husband, Tad. But she suspects he is having an affair. "Tootie," now preferring to be called by her real name, Dorothy, has forsaken her acting hopes to host her own talk show. Natalie is a dedicated TV news producer, juggling an active love life with a frenetic work schedule that takes her all over the world. Jo, ever the free spirit, is a devoted cop, wife, and mother. It's been years since Natalie has had a Thanksgiving back in America, so she's talked all the girls and Mrs. Garrett into spending the holiday together back in Peekskill, NY. When Jo is unable to attend the reunion, her teenage daughter, Jamie, and husband, Rick, come instead. They're all in for a surprise when Natalie's not one, but two boyfriends unexpectedly show up at the reunion. Trouble soon starts, as both men compete for Natalie's attention and exclusivity, so it's up to the girls to help solve Natalie's predicament.moreless
    • Big Apple Blues
      Big Apple Blues
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      3/19/88
      6.8
      Natalie's first bite of the Big Apple is hard to digest: she overnights in a Soho loft with "the four weirdest people I've ever met."
    • The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (2)
    • Jo's Cousin
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      4/14/82
      6.7
      Jo goes back home and visits her cousin, a 14 year old tomboy, who is lovesick and needs Jo's advice on how to handle her father and her two older brothers all of which treat her like a little girl.
    • A Royal Pain
      A Royal Pain
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/5/83
      6.7
      A new student arrives at Eastland claiming to be an Italian princess. All seems to go okay, but then Tootie catches her with a boy. Since it is against the rules to have an uninvited guest, Tootie starts to become suspicious and uncovers a recurring pattern with Eastland's royal guest.
    • Something in Common
      Something in Common
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      1/16/88
      6.7
      It's not music to his ears when Jo's dad learns that her boyfriend plays piano at a dinner joint.
    • The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (1)
    • September Song
      September Song
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/22/82
      6.6
      The latest man in Mrs. Garrett's life is Henry, her jogging buddy. However, their relationship could turn into a marriage when he proposes. Later, Henry hurts his back and the girls become nursemaids this gives Mrs. Garrett a quick taste of what living with Henry would be like.
    • Smile
      Smile
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/5/84
      6.6
      Natalie is nervous after an interview for a job she applied for with the town newspaper. However, after she learns she didn't get the job, her strange behavior threatens her relationship with her boyfriend.
    • A Star is Torn
      A Star is Torn
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      1/31/87
      6.6
      Cinnamon, who bested Tootie in the audition for a Broadway rock musical, shows up claiming she's been replaced but that's not the real story.
    • The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (4)
    • The Lady Who Came to Dinner
      The Lady Who Came to Dinner
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      2/22/86
      6.5
      The girls surprise Blair on her birthday with a party featuring singer and dancer Betty Kean who, like "The Man Who Came to Dinner," stays on and on and on.
    • Let's Face the Music
      Let's Face the Music
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      2/13/88
      6.4
      A sponsor of a musical benefit invites Jo and Blair to visit his beauty spa, where they are transformed but not in the way they expected.
    • Free Spirit
      Free Spirit
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      3/18/81
      6.3
      Mrs. Garrett's musician son, Alex stops by Eastland for a visit, with tales about how he rubs elbows with other musicians like Neil Diamond and Carly Simon. However, Blair smells a rat when she contradicts one of his stories and when she learns that Mrs. Garrett is still supporting him.
    • Starstruck
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/3/82
      6.3
      Tootie is the president of the Jermaine Jackson fan club and her duties as president begin to interfere with her school work and with a promise that she had made to Jo. Later, Tootie wins free tickets to one of his concerts in New York City and is determined to go, one way or another, even if she has to hitchhike.moreless
    • The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (3)
    • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
      I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/9/83
      6.3
      Blair has been dating Cliff and they have been getting very close. The girls are a little surprised Blair is dating him as he is not rich. Meanwhile, for a birthday surprise, Blair and Jo take Mrs. Garrett to a club featuring male exotic dancers, but the one who is in for the real surprise is Blair as she discovers, that to work his way through school, Cliff has taken a job as a male dancer.moreless
    • Two Guys From Appleton
      Two Guys From Appleton
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      1/23/85
      6.2
      Mrs. Garrett receives a visit from the high-school sweetheart she ran out on, and she's swept off her feet all over again.
    • Where's Poppa?
      Where's Poppa?
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      12/6/86
      6.1
      A disconsolate Blair locks herself in the bedroom after her father pleads guilty to charges of insider trading.
    • Sweet Charity
      Sweet Charity
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      11/7/87
      6.1
      Jo takes a job in social work at a community center that, she learns, has no funds to pay her salary.
    • It's a Wonderful Christmas
      It's a Wonderful Christmas
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      12/12/87
      6.1
      It's holiday time, and Beverly Ann feels unneeded, until a mysterious Santa shows her what Christmas in Peekskill would be like without her.
    • The Facts of Life Down Under (1)
      The Facts of Life Down Under (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 25
      2/15/87
      6.1
      The gang goes to Australia for a vacation where Jo and Blair learn of a criminal gang while Tootie befriends an attractive boy.
    • E.G.O.C. (Edna Garrett on Campus)
      E.G.O.C. (Edna Garrett on Campus)
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/14/84
      6.1
      Mrs. Garrett enrolls in a Shakespeare class, but worries that she might neglect her business and have trouble fitting in with the college crowd.
    • Concentration
      Concentration
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      2/8/86
      6.1
      On the day Blair is to accept an award, she encounters two burdens. First, she's stuck babysitting her baby sister and second she becomes trapped in an elevator, where she learns an important lesson from a concentration camp survivor.
    • Joint Custody
      Joint Custody
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      5/2/84
      6.1
      Mrs. Garrett's son, Raymond stops by Edna's Edibles for a visit and brings along his wife, Doris, whom he has been having marital problems with. This gets Mrs. Garrett and the girls worried about the future of the shop especially since Raymond and Doris have been talking about a divorce.
    • The Agent
      The Agent
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      1/18/86
      6.1
      Tootie and Blair give an aspiring comic a career boost by staging a performance attended by Jim McCawley, talent coordinator of "The Tonight Show."
    • The Facts of Life Down Under (3)
    • Brian and Sylvia
      Brian and Sylvia
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/25/81
      6.0
      Tootie and Natalie go to visit Tootie's Aunt Sylvia. However, they are unaware they are showing up right in the middle of a fight. Sylvia and her husband are an interracial couple and Sylvia has just gotten a job offer in New York and Brian is not to happy about moving.moreless
    • The Academy
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/31/82
      6.0
      A friend of Jo's, Buzz, who attends a military academy, needs her to fix him up with a wealthy socialite, since he made a bet with some of his buddies. So Jo fixes him up with Blair who thinks he dates wealthy women including Gloria Vanderbilt's daughter.
    • The Facts of Life Down Under (4)
    • Me and Eleanor
      Me and Eleanor
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/2/85
      6.0
      A no-win situation: Tootie asks Natalie for an honest opinion of her dreadful one-woman play about Eleanor Roosevelt.
    • The First Time
      The First Time
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      2/6/88
      5.9
      Natalie deals firsthand with facts of life as she overnights with her boyfriend Snake, and faces the reactions of her friends and Snake.
    • Down and Out in Malibu (1)
      Down and Out in Malibu (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      9/26/87
      5.7
      Jo is jobless and apartmentless in Malibu, where Richard Moll just happens to need a house sitter.
    • Men for All Seasons
      Men for All Seasons
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      10/19/85
      5.7
      Natalie's boyfriend appears in a popular beefcake calendar of the Langley swim team, a calendar that is frowned upon by the college board of regents.
    • Christmas in the Big House
      Christmas in the Big House
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      12/19/84
      5.7
      For the Christmas season, Blair and some of her snobby friends plan on putting on a Christmas show at a home for boys. Her Christmas spirit quickly changes when she discovers that the home for boys is really a home for convicts.
    • Gone With the Wind (2)
      Gone With the Wind (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      2/20/85
      5.7
      On spring break in Fort Lauderdale and to the surprise of everyone, especially herself, Blair falls in love with a mere building manager.
    • Down and Out in Malibu (2)
      Down and Out in Malibu (2)
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      10/3/87
      5.7
      Richard Moll returns to the home he left in Jo's care to find it's been flooded: someone left the water running in the hot tub.
    • Gone With the Wind (1)
      Gone With the Wind (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      2/13/85
      5.7
      The girls have no plans for spring break until Natalie learns that her grandmother's condominium is available in Fort Lauderdale, where the boys are.
    • The Big Fight
      The Big Fight
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/8/82
      5.6
      Yet another episode that revolves around the boys at a military academy. One of the young cadets, Alfred, invites Natalie to see him box in a tournament. However the only reason he gets into this situation is due to the fact that his father suggested it. Later, Alfred learns that his father isn't even going to attend and is now faced with the possibility of backing out on a fight against an opponent who intimidates him.moreless
    • Jazzbeau
      Jazzbeau
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      1/16/85
      5.5
      The death of a famous jazz singer brings back fond memories to Tootie and Natalie, who got to know him at a resort hotel where he worked as a waiter.
    • The Facts of Life Down Under (2)
      The Facts of Life Down Under (2)
      Season 0 - Episode 6
      2/15/87
      5.5
      Jo and Blair find themselves in hot water when they can't tell the difference between the police and the criminals.
    • The Wedding Day
      The Wedding Day
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      11/22/86
      5.0
      Jo offers to marry an illegal alien in order to keep the man from being deported.
    • With a Little Help From My Friends
      With a Little Help From My Friends
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      1/30/85
      5.0
      Blair is concerned when she discovers that her date is doing cocaine.
    • Big Time Charlie
      Big Time Charlie
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      3/29/86
      5.0
      Jo's father shows up to announce that he's won a publisher's giveaway, and is determined to give Jo everything he could never give her before.
    • Up from Down Under
      Up from Down Under
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      11/14/87
      4.9
      A new girl arrives at Eastland in the wee hours, claiming to be an Australian exchange student.
    • Man in the Attic
      Man in the Attic
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      2/27/85
      4.4
      Kevin, forced to leave his apartment, moves into the attic of Edna's Edibles and makes a move on Jo.
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