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The Facts of Life 

A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.
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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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Garrett's Girls  »

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1.33 : 1
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Julie Ann Haddock (aka Cindy) appeared on an episode of Wonder Woman, "The Girl From Islandia", where her character was being groomed to be the next Wonder Girl. See more »

Quotes

Blair: Y-you mean H-harrison asked you out on a d-d-d-d...
Tootie Ramsey: DATE, Blair; we call it a DATE!
Jo Polniaczek: Yeah, to some wing-ding Friday night.
Natalie Green: Could that be YOUR wing-ding, Blair?
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Referenced in House of Lies: Mini-Mogul (2012) 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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One of my all time favorites.
9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This show aired when I was just entering my teens, and I can't think of a better time to have had such a wonderful show to watch. It was as if someone had asked my little-girl imagination what it's dream show would be, and then made it just for me. I've enjoyed the re-runs on USA, but can't quite understand why they never show the earliest episodes from 1979. Observant fans will remember those as the ones with the girls living in the dorm, prior to working in the cafeteria. Those were my favorites, and it seems like they never show them. Please get a clue USA. That's when the show was at it's best!


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