The Facts of Life

Season 3 Episode 2

Fear Strikes Back

Aired Unknown Nov 04, 1981 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.

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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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Jo:: My father always said "There are people in this world who get shoved around, and there are people who do the shovin'. Jo" he says, "You do the shovin'
        Blair:: Sarcastically Words to live by.

      • Jo: That's why all these workmen were here this morning. They're installing alarms.
        Mrs. Garrett: You're telling me. I didn't realize those things were so sensitive. I slammed the refridgerator door this morning and bells started ringing. I thought I'd won the Secret Square.

      • Natalie: (wearing a fake mustache) He's so studly.
        Jo: It's nice to know your hormones are functioning.

      • (After the Instructor gets Blair in a head lock)
        Instructor: What are you going to do now?
        Blair: I don't know!
        Instructor: Well, your legs are free. Kick me!
        Blair: I can't!
        Instructor: You got a free hand. Hit me. Go for the groin.
        Blair: (Gasps in shock) I can't!
        Instructor: What's the matter, Blair? Too unlady like.
        Blair: (Moving the Instructors hand away from her neck) Yes.

      • Natalie: I don't think any of you realize what it means to be a woman.
        Blair: You're kidding, of course.
        Natalie: It means that you're weak and helpless and you don't have a chance out there.
        Tootie: I wonder how much a sex change costs.

      • Jo: (to Blair) I hate it when you're noble. It almost makes me like you.

      • Tootie: So umm, how'd I do?
        Instructor: You were casual, relaxed, in other words lousy.

      • Blair: You can't go as Peter Fonda. He's a man!
        Natalie: She was always a wiz at biology.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Mrs. Garrett: I slammed the refridgerator door this morning and bells started ringing. I thought I'd won the Secret Square.

        When Mrs. Garrett says "The Secret Square" she is referring to a special round on the television show Hollywood Squares.