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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Year: 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Rough Housing

24 August 1979
Cindy decides not to attend the Harvest Ball when Blair intimates that because of her tomboyishness she might be a lesbian.

Season 1, Episode 2: Like Mother, Like Daughter

31 August 1979
Blair fears she will get a reputation for being "easy" because her multiple-divorce' mother is caught flirting with another student's married father.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Return of Mr. Garrett

7 September 1979
Mrs. Garrett accepts her ex-husband's proposal of remarriage, but changes her mind when she discovers he is teaching the girls how to gamble.

Season 1, Episode 4: I.Q.

14 September 1979
When Tootie stumbles upon elementary school IQ results ordered by their headmaster, the girls are stunned to find out that their scores don't necessarily match their current academic reputation.

Season 1, Episode 5: Overachieving

12 March 1980
Tootie's father thinks Mrs. Garrett's influence over his daughter is holding her back. Tootie's latest ambition? To open a beauty salon!

Season 1, Episode 6: Emily Dickinson

14 March 1980
Blair plagiarizes an Emily Dickinson poem about beauty, but gets caught when the headmaster submits it into a competition, and it wins.

Season 1, Episode 7: Dieting

21 March 1980
Sue Ann goes on a crash diet after the pressure of everyone's body-consciousness, and Blairs intimating that a boy won't like her, makes her feel fat.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Facts of Love

4 April 1980
To the chagrin of the headmaster, Mrs. Garrett holds a sex education class. Meanwhile Blair gets into a compromising situation with a boy and has to make a tough decision.

Season 1, Episode 9: Flash Flood

11 April 1980
During a serious flood Blair and Tootie get trapped in the school stables. The headmaster rescues them and Blair develops a case of hero worship which she mistakes for love.

Season 1, Episode 10: Adoption

25 April 1980
Blair noses into Natalie's business and arranges for her to talk to her birth mother by phone.

Season 1, Episode 11: Running

2 May 1980
The headmaster pits two of the girls against each other in a track competition, which causes conflicts.

Season 1, Episode 12: Molly's Holiday

4 June 1980
Molly's upset that her parents are getting a divorce, so the girls decide to try and get them back together. But her father shows up with "someone".

Season 1, Episode 13: Dope

11 June 1980
Blair gets Sue Ann into a clique known as "The Group," whose members are all marijuana smokers.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The New Girl: Part 1

19 November 1980
A new student, Jo Polniaczek, arrives at Eastland.

Season 2, Episode 2: The New Girl: Part 2

26 November 1980
The girls are put on probation and must work in the cafeteria to pay off their damages.

Season 2, Episode 3: Double Standard

10 December 1980
Blair is shocked when her boyfriend invites Jo to a cotillion at a country club.

Season 2, Episode 4: Who Am I?

17 December 1980
Tootie falls for a black boy who tries to drive a wedge between her and her white friends.

Season 2, Episode 5: Cousin Geri

24 December 1980
Blair's cousin Geri, a comedian who has Cerebral Palsy, comes to visit.

Season 2, Episode 6: Shoplifting

31 December 1980
Mrs. Garrett's birthday is coming up, and when Jo can't afford a present for her, she decides to steal one.

Season 2, Episode 7: Teenage Marriage: Part 1

7 January 1981
Jo's boyfriend Eddie goes AWOL from his Naval base in Chicago to propose marriage.

Season 2, Episode 8: Teenage Marriage: Part 2

14 January 1981
Mrs. Garrett tries to stop Jo and Eddie from driving to West Virginia to get married.

Season 2, Episode 9: Gossip

21 January 1981
Tootie's gossiping causes a rift between Blair, Jo, and Nancy, and almost costs Mrs. Garrett her job.

Season 2, Episode 10: Breaking Point

28 January 1981
Blair gets involved in a tough campaign for class president but things take a serious turn when one of the girls commits suicide.

Season 2, Episode 11: Sex Symbol

4 February 1981
A boy with whom Natalie studies spreads rumors about their friendship that damage her reputation while supposedly helping his own.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Secret

25 February 1981
Jo is up for the Best New Student of the Year award, but her joy is dampened by a letter from her father. She never told anyone that he is in the State Penitentiary for burgling the warehouse where he once worked.

Season 2, Episode 13: Bought and Sold

4 March 1981
Blair is selling Countess Calvert cosmetics, and she uses Natalie as a model.

Season 2, Episode 14: Pretty Babies

11 March 1981
Tootie is lured into doing a photo shoot for a child pornographer.

Season 2, Episode 15: Free Spirit

18 March 1981
Mrs. Garrett's son Alex visits her at Eastland. Natalie is impressed by his claims of having played on several recording sessions for popular musicians, but Blair doesn't trust him.

Season 2, Episode 16: Brian and Sylvia

25 March 1981
Tootie's uncle Brian and aunt Sylvia are a mixed couple -- he's white and she's black. When Tootie and Natalie visit them in Buffalo, Sylvia receives a job offer in New York City.

Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Richard Dean Anderson ... Brian Parker
Peter Barth ... Stage Manager

Ja'net DuBois ... Ethel, Tootie's Grandmother
Anthony Holland ... Ray
Rosanne Katon ... Sylvia Parker
Dudley Knight ... Announcer
Thos Peterson ... Larry Baker
Ron Sloan ... Danny Robinson

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Growing Pains

28 October 1981
Blair brings home a bottle of a fine European wine, and Tootie drinks it to show how "adult" she is.

Season 3, Episode 2: Fear Strikes Back

4 November 1981
Natalie withdraws from her life after an attempted sexual assault.

Season 3, Episode 3: A Baby in the House

11 November 1981
Blair's friend Allison disappears after visiting, leaving her baby in the girls' care.

Season 3, Episode 4: A Friend in Deed

18 November 1981
Blair's mother arrives on a surprise visit and Blair is ecstatic until dire news is revealed about her mother's health.

Season 3, Episode 5: Front Page

25 November 1981
In an article for the school newspaper Jo reports that her journalism teacher, Mr. Gideon, whom she thinks dislikes her, was arrested in a cocaine raid.

Season 3, Episode 6: Give and Take

2 December 1981
Mrs. Garrett must take a second job at the Howard Johnson's when she loses her pension. This takes a toll on her mood and her Eastland work, so she must choose between the two.

Season 3, Episode 7: Sweet Sorrow

9 December 1981
Jo's boyfriend Eddie returns just as she is partnered with another boy, Bob, in a marriage study group. Jo soon starts to take more of an interest in him beyond their studies, but this bothers her because of her loyalty to Eddie.

Season 3, Episode 8: From Russia with Love

16 December 1981
Natalie's Grandma Mona, a Russian Jewish immigrant, comes to visit her.

Season 3, Episode 9: Dear Me

23 December 1981
Tootie wants to impress the older girls who are going on a camping trip with some boys from Bates. She types a phony love letter from a camp counselor at the summer camp she attended.

Season 3, Episode 10: Cousin Geri Returns

30 December 1981
Mr. Palmer, the French teacher, asks Geri out on a date. She seems to be having a good time, but Blair believes the man has an ulterior motive for taking her cousin out.

Season 3, Episode 11: Legacy

6 January 1982
Blair learns that her late grandfather, whom she idealized, was a supporter and benefactor of the Ku Klux Klan.

Season 3, Episode 12: Green-Eyed Monster

13 January 1982
When Tootie beats Natalie for the lead role in the school play, a rift grows between the two of them.

Season 3, Episode 13: The Americanization of Miko

20 January 1982
A Japanese student's father objects to her daughter's adoption of Western cultural values.

Season 3, Episode 14: The Marriage Brokers

27 January 1982
Blair goes on a double date with Mrs. Garrett and her longtime friend Ernest Melbourne, worrying that the two of them might get married.

Season 3, Episode 15: Starstruck

3 February 1982
Tootie, is fan club president, for pop star Jermaine Jackson. Jo, on the other hand, was preparing for a fundraiser, which was on the same night, of the concert. Blair, however, turned down a date for the fundraiser. Tootie, tearfully begs Mrs. Garrett, to take her to the concert.

Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek
Danielle Bateman ... Girl #1

Marcus Chong ... Young Boy (as Marcus Wyatt)
Mark Davitt ... Mark
Cheryl Epps ... Terry
Jere Fields ... Georgia

Rick Fitts ... P.R. Man

Fitz Houston ... Fitz (as Fitzhugh Houston)

Jermaine Jackson ... Himself

Geri Jewell ... Geri Tyler

Sal Landi ... Sal
Sheila Monique ... Fan #2
Paris Robinson ... Guard
Tonia Gayle Smith ... Fan #1 (as Tonia G. Smith)

Pamela Springsteen ... Sally (as Pam Springsteen)
Jill Tandy ... Girl #2
Ethan Tudor W. ... Neighbor Kid (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 16: The Four Musketeers

10 February 1982
The girls start to become annoyed by each other's little personality quirks. When Mrs. Garrett tells them they've paid off their damages to the school van, they decide to go their separate ways.

Season 3, Episode 17: The Affair

17 February 1982
Mrs. Garrett and the girls spend an afternoon in New York City, where they go to Pagliacci's, a high-profile Italian restaurant. Natalie is devastated when she sees her father kissing another woman across the dining room.

Season 3, Episode 18: Runaway

24 February 1982
Even though her parents refused to give her permission to go with Mrs. Garrett and the older girls, Tootie runs away to New York to meet up with them. There, she meets a teenage prostitute who tries to recruit her into her line of work.

Season 3, Episode 19: New York, New York

3 March 1982
Blair and Jo go to visit old friends in New York, where they find that things have changed considerably.

Season 3, Episode 20: Kids Can Be Cruel

17 March 1982
During the preparations for a box lunch charity auction, the girls are gazing over an Eastland/Bates "Slam Book", in which those writing the comments are identified by numbers instead of names. Mrs. Garrett is horrified by the cruel comments in there. When Blair reveals to one of the Bates boys that Natalie is number 10, Natalie gets her revenge by telling a Bates boy named Carl Price, whom the other boys tease because of his severe acne, which of the box lunches belongs to Blair.

Season 3, Episode 21: Mind Your Own Business

24 March 1982
Natalie institutes nine rules of privacy after she learns that Blair looked in her diary.

Season 3, Episode 22: The Academy

31 March 1982
The girls go to a school dance with boys from nearby Stone Military Academy.

Season 3, Episode 23: Jo's Cousin

14 April 1982
Jo visits her relatives in New Jersey, where her tomboyish 14-year-old cousin Terry puts on a dress and makeup to impress a boy.

Season 3, Episode 24: Read No Evil

5 May 1982
When the school library institutes a censorship policy, Natalie is bounced from the school paper for speaking out against it, and Mrs. Garrett is asked by Mr. Parker not to comment on the issue.

Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Roger Perry ... Mr. Charles Parker

Susan Davis ... Betty Schuster
Edward Penn ... Man 1 (as Ed Penn)
Beverly Dixon ... Woman 1
Perren Page ... Man 2 (as W. Perren Page)

Geri Jewell ... Cousin Geri Tyler

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Ain't Miss Beholden

29 September 1982
Due to budget cuts at Eastland, Jo will lose her scholarship. With a deadline to find another at the end of the week, she is excited to find the one for which she qualifies--until she discovers that it's funded by Blair's family.

Season 4, Episode 2: The Source

6 October 1982
Natalie fabricates a story about an unnamed Eastland student who had an abortion.

Season 4, Episode 3: The Sound of Silence

27 October 1982
Tootie refuses to believe she is suffering from hearing loss until she is in an accident.

Season 4, Episode 4: The Oldest Living Graduate

3 November 1982
Eastland's oldest living graduate returns to the school.

Season 4, Episode 5: Different Drummer

10 November 1982
Blair befriends a mentally handicapped artist.

Season 4, Episode 6: Dearest Mommie

17 November 1982
Natalie finally uncovers the name of her biological mother.

Season 4, Episode 7: A Woman's Place

24 November 1982
While working at a garage, Jo receives a promotion after impressing her boss. However, this causes a rift between her and Doug, her boyfriend and coworker.

Season 4, Episode 8: Daddy's Girl

1 December 1982
When an IRS agent pays her a visit, Blair discovers that her father has been using her for a string of potentially illegal tax dodges.

Season 4, Episode 9: The Big Fight

8 December 1982
Natalie covers a boxing match at Bates Academy, the nearby boys' school, for the school paper.

Season 4, Episode 10: For the Asking

15 December 1982
Natalie refuses to go to the Sadie Hawkins Day dance.

Season 4, Episode 11: September Song

22 December 1982
Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from her elderly boyfriend.

Season 4, Episode 12: A Royal Pain

5 January 1983
An obnoxious young heiress enrolls at Eastland.

Season 4, Episode 13: Magnificent Obsession

12 January 1983
Jo is concerned by Blair's infatuation with a boy who treats her poorly.

Season 4, Episode 14: Under Pressure

19 January 1983
When Mrs. Garrett learns she has high blood pressure, the girls try to protect her from stress.

Season 4, Episode 15: Teacher's Pet

26 January 1983
Jo learns that her favorite teacher is terminally ill.

Season 4, Episode 16: Let's Party

9 February 1983
Tootie defends her brother Marshall after he drives the girls home from a party after having five beers.

Season 4, Episode 17: Best Sister: Part 1

16 February 1983
Blair's sister Meg, a nun, inspires Jo.

Season 4, Episode 18: Best Sister: Part 2

23 February 1983
Blair belittles Jo for wanting to become a nun.

Season 4, Episode 19: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

9 March 1983
Mrs. Garrett's cooking instructor from Paris visits Eastland. Meanwhile, the girls try to deal with a squirrel who got into their bedroom.

Season 4, Episode 20: Who's on First

30 March 1983
When Natalie starts spending all her free time with a boy she likes, Tootie gets so jealous that when she picks up a call from him about their upcoming study date, she lies to Natalie and tells her that he canceled it.

Season 4, Episode 21: Help from Home

6 April 1983
Both Blair and Jo are accepted to the prestigious Langley College, however Jo decides she's not going because of the cost and the financial burden it would put on her mother, who is already working multiple jobs just to put Jo through Eastland. Her mother and father, however, are adamant about her attending. Their assertion is that they will somehow come up with the money because Jo's future is their most valuable asset.

Season 4, Episode 22: Take My Finals, Please

27 April 1983
The girls study for final exams together for the very last time.

Season 4, Episode 23: Graduation: Part 1

4 May 1983
In the days leading up to graduation, Mrs. Garrett becomes overworked because Mr. Parker has put her in charge of the entire ceremony, while Tootie worries whether she'll see Blair and Jo again. Meanwhile, Jo, who has to give the class valediction, is under additional pressure because of her parents' fighting, while Blair's father is unable to come to the ceremony, making her mother angry.

Season 4, Episode 24: Graduation: Part 2

4 May 1983
Before Jo and Blair graduate, Tootie and Natalie want to preserve as much time with them as possible, still fearing they'll never be together again. Meanwhile Jo's father tries to mend a rift with his mother.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Brave New World: Part 1

21 September 1983
As Blair and Jo enter Langley college, Mrs. Garrett decides to quit her job at Eastland.

Season 5, Episode 2: Brave New World: Part 2

21 September 1983
Mrs. Garrett decides to open a gourmet delicatessen and asks the girls to assist her.

Season 5, Episode 3: Gamma Gamma or Bust

28 September 1983
Blair is nominated for a placement in the Gamma Gamma sorority at Langley.

Season 5, Episode 4: Just My Bill

12 October 1983
When Jo finds out her new boyfriend is the son of distinguished and wealthy parents, she feels uncomfortable continuing the relationship.

Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Pamela Adlon ... Kelly Affinado (as Pamela Segall)

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Frank Aletter ... William Ogden Smith III
René Assa ... Jacques
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Smith
Peter Nelson ... William Ogden Smith IV

Season 5, Episode 5: What Price Glory?

19 October 1983
Tootie discovers that her boyfriend Jeff, a school athlete, cannot read.

Season 5, Episode 6: The Halloween Show

26 October 1983
The girls fear Mrs. Garrett ground up a missing customer into her homemade bratwurst!

Season 5, Episode 7: Advance Placement

2 November 1983
Natalie is allowed to take a course at Langley and gets so caught up in the social life of college that she begins skipping classes at Eastland and work at Edna's Edibles.

Season 5, Episode 8: I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

9 November 1983
Blair and Jo take Mrs. Garrett to a male strip club for her birthday, where Blair discovers a shocking revelation about her boyfriend.

Season 5, Episode 9: Small But Dangerous

16 November 1983
Kelly begs for a fresh start from Mrs. Garrett and the girls when her attempt to extort money from Edna's Edibles is thwarted by Jo.

Season 5, Episode 10: Store Games

30 November 1983
Kelly informs Mrs. Garrett that Pete, the underhanded owner of Pete's Deli, is aiming to put Edna's Edibles out of business by selling gourmet food at a discount. While Mrs. Garrett gets worried, Jo gets devious and uses the store's computer to mess with the files in Pete's computer.

Season 5, Episode 11: The Second Time Around

14 December 1983
Jo thinks her father's intentions to remarry means that her parents are reconciling.

Season 5, Episode 12: The Christmas Show

21 December 1983
The girls prepare to go their separate ways for Christmas vacation.

Season 5, Episode 13: The Chain Letter

28 December 1983
All four girls are fired from Edna's Edibles by Mrs. Garrett. They hope she'll give them a second chance.

Season 5, Episode 14: Next Door

4 January 1984
Mrs. Garrett and the girls befriend a little boy whose single mother doesn't have time to take care of him.

Season 5, Episode 15: Crossing the Line

11 January 1984
Natalie and Tootie's relationship is strained when Tootie questions Natalie's reasons for refusing and then accepting a date with Tootie's cousin Michael.

Season 5, Episode 16: All or Nothing

18 January 1984


Charlotte Rae ... Edna Garrett

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Pamela Adlon ... Kelly Affinado (credit only) (as Pamela Segall)
Joel Davison ... Roger

Jami Gertz ... Boots St. Claire
Fred Holliday ... Hal
Shannon Holt ... Ashley
Bruce Penhall ... Steve Garland

John Randolph ... Ward Beaumont

Al Sapienza ... Man in Library

Thomas F. Wilson ... Moose
Erica Yohn ... Louise

Season 5, Episode 17: A Death in the Family

1 February 1984
Natalie's father dies from a sudden heart attack.

Season 5, Episode 18: Big Fish/Little Fish

8 February 1984
Blair is confused as to why she isn't as popular at Langley as she was at Eastland and needs Jo's help to turn things around. Natalie has stopped having fun since the death of her father so Tootie and Mrs. Garrett try to help her get over it.

Season 5, Episode 19: Star at Langley

15 February 1984
Blair encourages Cliff to have a more open and less demanding relationship with her. But she quickly changes her mind when the first person Cliff starts seeing is Heather Hunt, a Hollywood movie star who is visiting Langley.

Season 5, Episode 20: Dream Marriage

22 February 1984
Blair dreams of what her life might be like in the year 2000.

Season 5, Episode 21: Mother and Daughter

29 February 1984
Tootie's mother is visiting her in Peekskill and feels compelled to confront her on why she doesn't confide in her about anything.

Season 5, Episode 22: All by Herself

14 March 1984

Season 5, Episode 23: Seems Like Old Times

21 March 1984
Eddie, Jo's old flame, returns to rekindle their romance, even though he's married to another woman.

Season 5, Episode 24: Joint Custody

2 May 1984
If Mrs. Garrett doesn't save her son's troubled marriage, Edna's Edibles might be sold off in the divorce.

Season 5, Episode 25: The Way We Were: Part 1

9 May 1984
As the girls prepare for their summer vacations, they look back on the past, as seen in clips from previous episodes.

Season 5, Episode 26: The Way We Were: Part 2

9 May 1984
The girls continue their reminiscences of their friendship.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: The Summer of '84

26 September 1984
Mrs. Garrett and the girls return home to tell each other about their respective summer vacations.

Season 6, Episode 2: A Slice of Life

3 October 1984

Season 6, Episode 3: Love at First Byte

17 October 1984
Natalie secretly signs Blair and Jo up in a computer dating service, hoping to get information she can use in a term paper.

Season 6, Episode 4: My Boyfriend's Back

24 October 1984

Season 6, Episode 5: Cruisin'

31 October 1984

Season 6, Episode 6: Taking a Chance on Love: Part 1

7 November 1984

Season 6, Episode 7: Taking a Chance on Love: Part 2

7 November 1984

Season 6, Episode 8: E.G.O.C. (Edna Garrett on Campus)

14 November 1984

Season 6, Episode 9: Dear Apple

21 November 1984
When Jo and Blair have been a each other's throats because of a misunderstanding. Jo who's working on the computer activates it to converse with her. So she talks about what happened between her and Blair and what should she do.

Season 6, Episode 10: Talk, Talk, Talk

28 November 1984
The girls fill in as disk jockeys at the Langley College radio station.

Season 6, Episode 11: Smile

5 December 1984

Season 6, Episode 12: The Rich Aren't Different

12 December 1984
Blair takes Jo to small claims court over a broken wristwatch.

Season 6, Episode 13: Christmas in the Big House

19 December 1984
Blair plans a charity event at what she believes is an orphanage but is really a prison.

Season 6, Episode 14: Me and Eleanor

2 January 1985
Tootie portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in a play.

Season 6, Episode 15: Working It Out

9 January 1985

Season 6, Episode 16: Jazzbeau

16 January 1985

Season 6, Episode 17: Two Guys from Appleton

23 January 1985

Season 6, Episode 18: With a Little Help from My Friends

30 January 1985

Season 6, Episode 19: Gone with the Wind: Part 1

13 February 1985
The girls spend spring break in Florida when a hurricane hits.

Season 6, Episode 20: Gone with the Wind: Part 2

20 February 1985

Season 6, Episode 21: Man in the Attic

27 February 1985
Kevin moves into the attic and quickly becomes a nuisance to the girls.

Season 6, Episode 22: The Last Drive-In

13 March 1985
The girls write a petition to save a dilapidated drive-in movie theater but find little interest from anyone else..

Season 6, Episode 23: Sisters

20 March 1985
Blair's mother and Jo's father go out on a date.

Season 6, Episode 24: It's Lonely at the Top

27 March 1985

Season 6, Episode 25: Bus Stop

8 May 1985
When Natalie graduates from Eastland, she shocks her mother and her friends by deciding not to go to college.

Season 6, Episode 26: The Interview Show

15 May 1985
Mrs. Garrett and the girls are interviewed for a documentary about Eastland Academy.

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Out of the Fire...

14 September 1985
Mrs. Garrett and the girls return home from summer vacation to find that their home and business have been destroyed by a fire.

Season 7, Episode 2: Into the Frying Pan

21 September 1985
Mrs. Garrett and the girls decide to rebuild their store into an update version of a 1950s malt shop. Mrs. Garrett hires a good-looking young carpenter, named George Burnett, to help out, but who causes more of a distraction to the rest of the ladies.

Season 7, Episode 3: Grand Opening

28 September 1985
Mrs. Garrett and the girls open a novelty shop called "Over Our Heads."

Season 7, Episode 4: Teacher, Teacher

5 October 1985
Jo works as a substitute teacher at an elementary school.

Season 7, Episode 5: Men for All Seasons

19 October 1985
The store gets into hot water with Langley officials for carrying a beefcake poster featuring the men's swimming team.

Season 7, Episode 6: A New Life

26 October 1985
Monica reveals to Blair that she is pregnant by her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

Season 7, Episode 7: Doo-Wah

2 November 1985
The girls go to an audition to perform as backup singers for El DeBarge.

Season 7, Episode 8: Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green

9 November 1985
Natalie is in a truck stop diner in Pennsylvania where she writes a story, relating the characters in it to the people in her own life.

Season 7, Episode 9: Born Too Late

16 November 1985
Tootie helps Andy prepare for an audition for a play.

Season 7, Episode 10: 3, 2, 1

23 November 1985
Jo handcuffs herself to Blair, who has to anchor the Langley TV station's newscast.

Season 7, Episode 11: We Get Letters

30 November 1985

Season 7, Episode 12: Ballroom Dance

7 December 1985
Jo,hesitantly,takes up ballroom dancing. Discovering,to her surprise,that she likes it more than she thought she would but seemingly shrugging it off when her friends ask about her interest in it. Quote: "I'm just doing it for exercise".

Season 7, Episode 13: Christmas Baby

14 December 1985
Blair's mother goes into labor on Christmas Eve.

Season 7, Episode 14: Tootie Drives

21 December 1985
Mrs. Garrett tutors Tootie for a driving test.

Season 7, Episode 15: Stake-Out Blues

11 January 1986

Season 7, Episode 16: The Agent

18 January 1986
Tootie serves as an agent to an aspiring comedian trying to get a TV gig.

Season 7, Episode 17: The Reunion

1 February 1986

Season 7, Episode 18: Concentration

8 February 1986

Season 7, Episode 19: Atlantic City

15 February 1986
The girls' trip to Atlantic City reunites Jo with Flyman, the aspiring singer she met in Florida.

Season 7, Episode 20: The Lady Who Came to Dinner

22 February 1986
An elderly song-and-dance woman hired for Blair's birthday party stays with the girls.

Season 7, Episode 21: The Candidate

1 March 1986
Natalie runs for mayor to stop a tacky amusement park from being built. Blair, however, is campaigning for her opponent.

Season 7, Episode 22: Big Time Charlie

29 March 1986
Jo's father, Charlie Polniaczek, believes that has made a fortune in citrus futures. Meanwhile, Natalie returns from a trip to Miami and has brought back the wrong suitcase.

Season 7, Episode 23: The Graduate

3 May 1986
It's Graduation Day at Eastland, but Tootie would rather audition for the lead role in a musical play than continue her education.

Season 7, Episode 24: The Apartment

10 May 1986


Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Out of Peekskill: Part 1

27 September 1986
Mrs. Garrett becomes reacquainted with Bruce Gaines, a man she met when she was serving in the Peace Corps. He proposes marriage to her, and she accepts. Her sister, Beverly Ann Stickle, comes to the wedding in her Winnebago recreational vehicle.

Season 8, Episode 2: Out of Peekskill: Part 2

27 September 1986
In spite of a scare at Depressed Person's Cliff, Mrs. Garrett and Bruce are married, and they rejoin the Peace Corps. Beverly Ann takes over her duties at Over Our Heads.

Season 8, Episode 3: Ready or Not

4 October 1986

Season 8, Episode 4: Another Room

11 October 1986

Season 8, Episode 5: Off-Broadway Baby

1 November 1986
Tootie goes to audition for a Broadway show. When she learns that another girl is not only going to sing the song she intends to sing but is better than her. One of the persons who's auditioning tells Tootie to sabotage her which she reluctantly does.

Season 8, Episode 6: The Little Chill

8 November 1986
Three of the girls who used to live in the dorm with Blair, Tootie, and Natalie return for a reunion. Jo feels left out because she never knew them.

Season 8, Episode 7: The Ratings Game

15 November 1986

Season 8, Episode 8: The Wedding Day

22 November 1986

Season 8, Episode 9: Fast Food

29 November 1986
Natalie hires Blair as an employee at the Mexican restaurant Señor Sombrero, where she is assistant manager.

Season 8, Episode 10: Where's Poppa?

6 December 1986
Blair's father is charged with insider trading and when he pleads guilty, she doesn't know how to react.

Season 8, Episode 11: Write and Wrong

13 December 1986
Beverly Ann helps Natalie confront Andy's grandmother for plagiarizing one of her stories.

Season 8, Episode 12: Seven Little Indians

3 January 1987
On a dark and stormy night, the girls and their friends all meet with gruesome ends.

Season 8, Episode 13: The Greek Connection

10 January 1987

Season 8, Episode 14: Post-Christmas Card

17 January 1987

Season 8, Episode 15: A Star Is Torn

31 January 1987

Season 8, Episode 16: A Winter's Tale

7 February 1987
The girls go to a ski resort.

Season 8, Episode 17: Cupid's Revenge

14 February 1987

Season 8, Episode 18: 62 Pick Up

21 February 1987
A flashback to the early 1960s, replete with teen idols, beatniks, and girl groups.

Season 8, Episode 19: Boy About the House

28 February 1987
When Andy's parents break up, Beverly Ann decides it is time to adopt him.

Season 8, Episode 20: Ex Marks the Spot

7 March 1987
Just as things between Beverly Ann and Oliver are progressing. Her ex-husband Frank shows up. He starts to tell her something which she at first thinks is his desire to reconcile but he has a heart attack. At the hospital she learns what he was trying to tell her is that someone wants to buy their old house and that he has remarried.

Season 8, Episode 21: Younger Than Springtime

21 March 1987

Season 8, Episode 22: This Is Only a Test

18 April 1987

Season 8, Episode 23: Rites of Passage: Part 1

2 May 1987

Season 8, Episode 24: Rites of Passage: Part 2

9 May 1987


Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Down and Out in Malibu: Part 1

26 September 1987

Season 9, Episode 2: Down and Out in Malibu: Part 2

3 October 1987
Richard Moll has the girls put in prison when he sees what has happened to his house.

Season 9, Episode 3: Rumor Has It

17 October 1987
Blair starts law school. She spends a lot of time with her law professor. While the two of them are in his office talking, his wife comes in and assumes that they're "together". So word gets around about Blair and her professor. She considers dropping out.

Season 9, Episode 4: Before the Fall

24 October 1987
Natalie's been given an assignment to do an article on the ROTC. Natalie gets close to a cadet. Later when they get a new drill sergeant, they learn that they're going sky diving which makes Natalie nervous. She has to decide if she wants to stick with it or drop out when the cadet she got close to will.

Season 9, Episode 5: Sweet Charity

7 November 1987
Jo's looking for a job. She finds one at a community center but unfortunately the center is strapped financially so she's not getting paid. And she clashes with the guy who runs the center.

Season 9, Episode 6: Up from Down Under

14 November 1987
Pippa McKenna, a teenage girl from Eastland's Australian sister school, Colunga Academy, enrolls at Eastland.

Season 9, Episode 7: The More the Marrier

21 November 1987
With Tootie's boyfriend, Jeff, away she gets asked by another guy to go out on a date. At first, she doesn't want to because it might seem she's stepping out on Jeff. But Blair convinces her to. And on the night they're suppose to go out, Jeff shows up. And Natalie's boyfriend, Snake finally shows up.

Season 9, Episode 8: A Rose by Any Other Age

28 November 1987

Season 9, Episode 9: Adventures in Baileysitting

5 December 1987
Blair's baby sister Bailey gets lost while in the girls' care.

Season 9, Episode 10: It's a Wonderful Christmas

12 December 1987
Beverly Ann feels unwanted at Christmas and wonders what it would be like if she had never come to Peekskill.

Season 9, Episode 11: Golden Oldies

2 January 1988
The girls imagine what their lives will be like 50 years into the future.

Season 9, Episode 12: A Thousand Frowns

9 January 1988
Andy meets a guy at the youth center where Jo works and starts hanging with him. But when they learn the guy spends him time goofing around and appears not be doing anything with his life and Andy starts to act like him, they think he shouldn't hang with Andy anymore. They learn that he thinks he's going to die on his 30th birthday like so many others in his family. They tell him that he's an idiot. Later Casey tells Jo she's being irresponsible because there people who thought they were going to die and do. So she asks the guy to spend his birthday with them.

Season 9, Episode 13: Something in Common

16 January 1988
Jo is dating Rick, when she introduces him to her father. He is not impressed by him because of his playful attitude.

Season 9, Episode 14: Peekskill Law

23 January 1988
Blair interns at a law firm and learns that her law professor who resigned because it was assumed that they were having an affair, works there. He asks her to help her with the case, he's working on, which is defending a man who's accused of murder. She brings him and everybody acts nervous around him. Later Blair comes up with a strategy for the trial.

Cloris Leachman ... Beverly Ann Stickle

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green
Sherrié Austin ... Pippa McKenna (as Sherrie Krenn)

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Alan Autry ... Clark Darrin

Kathy Connell ... Secretary (as Kathleen Connell)
Franc Luz ... Richard Katt

James Staley ... Barkley
Tony Steedman ... Judge

John Wesley ... Crandall

Season 9, Episode 15: A House Divided

30 January 1988

Season 9, Episode 16: The First Time

6 February 1988
Natalie goes to bed with her boyfriend, Snake.

Season 9, Episode 17: Let's Face the Music

13 February 1988
A slip-up at a beauty parlor turns Jo's hair blonde and Blair's hair green, causing problems at a banquet. Meanwhile, Pippa's band is scheduled to perform at that same banquet.

Season 9, Episode 18: Less Than Perfect

20 February 1988

Season 9, Episode 19: Till Marriage Do Us Part

27 February 1988

Season 9, Episode 20: Present Imperfect

5 March 1988


Cloris Leachman ... Beverly Ann Stickle

Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner

Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey

Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green

Mackenzie Astin ... Andy Moffett
Sherrié Austin ... Pippa McKenna (as Sherrie Krenn)

Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek

Mars Callahan ... Larry (as Gregory 'Mars' Martin)
Cindi Dietrich ... Karen
Mike Finneran ... Delivery Man
Todd Hallowell ... Jeff Williams

Nicky Katt ... Mark

Devon Odessa ... Alexis

Beah Richards ... Grandmother

Season 9, Episode 21: On the Edge

12 March 1988

Season 9, Episode 22: Big Apple Blues

19 March 1988
Natalie finds an apartment in the Soho district of New York, living with several eccentric characters.

Season 9, Episode 23: The Beginning of the End

30 April 1988
When Blair discovers that Eastland Academy is in dire financial straits, she decides not to go to law school but buy it and save it from closing.

Season 9, Episode 24: The Beginning of the Beginning

7 May 1988
When Blair decides to make some changes to Eastland to save it. Things don't get off to a good start. She also has to deal with a student who seems intent on getting kicked out. Blair tries to find out why.

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