The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 Natalie Green (201 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Blair Warner (200 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey (200 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Jo Polniaczek (188 episodes, 1980-1988)
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 Edna Garrett (147 episodes, 1979-1986)
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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is promoted to school dietician, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. Eventually she leaves the school and opens her own business, with help from her girls. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life...

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24 August 1979 (USA)  »

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The series core cast from 1980-1986 was Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon. Fans saw all five of them reunited together for the first time in 25 years in 2011, when they appeared at the TV Land Awards to accept the Pop Culture Award. See more »

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[after Blair goes crashing through the bedroom wall]
Tootie Ramsey: Excuse me, Mrs. Garrett, did Blair come crashing through here?
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Referenced in Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) See more »

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The Facts of Life
(title theme)
Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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25 September 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I didn't see this show until recently when they started re-running it on Nick-At-Nite. I fell in love with it immediately. While the plots are a bit corny at times, I still love to watch it and get to know the characters. While the later ones aren't as good as the earlier ones when they're in boarding school, I still love this show. And I hope other people will check it out. :o)


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