The Facts of Life

NBC (ended 1988)




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  • Read No Evil

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    S 3 : Ep 24 - 5/5/82

    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
  • Jo's Cousin

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    S 3 : Ep 23 - 4/14/82

    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.moreless
  • The Academy

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    S 3 : Ep 22 - 3/31/82

    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.moreless
  • Mind Your Own Business

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 3/24/82

    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.moreless
  • Kids Can Be Cruel

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    S 3 : Ep 20 - 3/17/82

    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
  • New York, New York

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    S 3 : Ep 19 - 3/3/82

    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
  • Runaway

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    S 3 : Ep 18 - 2/24/82

    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 Affair

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    S 3 : Ep 17 - 2/17/82

    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
  • The Four Musketeers

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 2/10/82

    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.

  • Starstruck

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    S 3 : Ep 15 - 2/3/82

    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 Marriage Brokers

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 1/27/82

    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.

  • The Americanization of Miko

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 1/20/82

    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.moreless
  • Green-Eyed Monster

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 1/13/82

    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.moreless
  • Legacy

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 1/6/82

    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
  • Cousin Geri Returns (a.k.a.) Geri's Romance

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 12/30/81

    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
  • Dear Me

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 12/23/81

    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
  • From Russia with Love

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 12/16/81

    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
  • Sweet Sorrow

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 12/9/81

    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.moreless
  • Give and Take

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/2/81

    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.moreless
  • Front Page

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 11/25/81

    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
  • A Friend in Deed

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/18/81

    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
  • A Baby in the House

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/11/81

    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
  • Fear Strikes Back

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 11/4/81

    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.moreless
  • Growing Pains

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/28/81

    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.