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(1979–1988)

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1980

12 Mar. 1980
Overachieving
Tootie's father thinks Mrs. Garrett's influence over his daughter is holding her back. Tootie's latest ambition? To open a beauty salon!
 
14 Mar. 1980
Emily Dickinson
Blair plagiarizes an Emily Dickinson poem about beauty, but gets caught when the headmaster submits it into a competition, and it wins.
 
21 Mar. 1980
Dieting
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.
 
4 Apr. 1980
The Facts of Love
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.
 
11 Apr. 1980
Flash Flood
The headmaster pits two of the girls against each other in a track competition, which causes conflicts.
 
25 Apr. 1980
Adoption
Blair noses into Natalie's business and arranges for her to talk to her birth mother by phone.
 
2 May 1980
Running
The headmaster pits two of the girls against each other in a track competition, which causes conflicts.
 
4 Jun. 1980
Molly's Holiday
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".
 
11 Jun. 1980
Dope
Blair gets Sue Ann into an exclusive group at the school. Blair reveals to Sue Ann what the group does--marijuana. They go to Sue Ann's initiation which requires for her to smoke. Tootie shows up to see what they do. Blair gets her. out of there. And they then ask Blair and Sue to smoke but Blair refuses. Sue Ann reluctantly does and it affects her school work. Tootie buys what she saw in the room and shows it to Mrs. Garrett who tells her that they're drug paraphernalia.
 
19 Nov. 1980
The New Girl: Part 1
A new student, Jo Polniaczek, arrives at Eastland.
 
26 Nov. 1980
The New Girl: Part 2
The girls are put on probation and must work in the cafeteria to pay off their damages.
 
10 Dec. 1980
Double Standard
Blair is shocked when her boyfriend invites Jo to a cotillion at a country club.
 
17 Dec. 1980
Who Am I?
Tootie falls for a black boy who tries to drive a wedge between her and her white friends.
 
24 Dec. 1980
Cousin Geri
Blair's cousin Geri, a comedian who has Cerebral Palsy, comes to visit.
 
31 Dec. 1980
Shoplifting
Mrs. Garrett's birthday is coming up, and when Jo can't afford a present for her, she decides to steal one.
 

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