The Facts of Life

Season 5 Episode 12

The Christmas Show

Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1983 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Whereas the usual format of of a The Facts of Life episode features a star from among the cast, this episode features Mr.Lazzeroni. Mr.Lazzeroni helps Mrs.Garrett when he buys fifty fruitcakes from her.

  • Quotes

    • Blair: Hi.
      Jo: Hi. Thought you were on your way to the slopes.
      Blair: I was.
      Jo: So what are you doing here?
      Blair: I'm here because... just no place like Peekskill at Christmas.
      Jo: Right, yeah, I hear Perry Como is doing his special here next year.
      Blair: Look Jo, I had three choices; the cocktail party circuit in Manhattan, a drunken brawl with strangers on the slopes, or being here with you guys. And I decided... I wanted to be here.
      Jo: Good choice.

    • (Opening a package from home)
      Natalie: It's gotta be a stereo. It's the right size for a stereo. It's the right shape a stereo. It is a... warm coat. I wanna die, somebody smother me with this.

    • Mr. Lazzeroni: They've got the spirit that makes America great. Just a bunch of small shops banding together to beat the daylights out of K-Mart.

    • Natalie: Gee, Mrs. Garrett, I feel kinda of guilty, all of us deserting you over the holidays. Not guilty enough to stay, but guilty.

    • Jo: I got my mom her first silk blouse. It was on sale for $39.95, only they didn't have it in her size, so they took the one off the mannequin and knocked off five bucks.

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