A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Blair Warner / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Natalie Green / ... (202 episodes, 1979-1988)
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 Jo Polniaczek / ... (189 episodes, 1980-1988)
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 Edna Garrett (155 episodes, 1979-1986)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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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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Trivia

When the show failed to crack the top 30 in the first season all the writers were fired and Linda Marsh and Margie Peters took over. See more »

Quotes

Jo Polniaczek: [to Blair] You're so spoiled that if you were milk the date on the carton would be B.C.!
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Connections

Referenced in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
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Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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Study Hall
24 August 2006 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Unlike many people on here, I never really liked the first season. It was downright bad. They got it right when the show was drastically overhauled for the second season and shifted the focus to a much smaller group of girls. Charlotte Rae was a great asset to this talented cast and her character grounded everyone but also evolved far from being the Drummond's maid. This show is superior from it's predecessor. The series seemed to loose focus again when they shifted the location from Eastland to running a specialty shop. It should have ended upon the girls graduating from the school. A good show for it's time with many fond memories.


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