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.

Director:

Writers:

(as Martin A. Ragaway), (created by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

On TV

Airs Sun. May. 28, 10:00 AM on LOGO

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Julie Piekarski ...
...
Julie Anne Haddock ...
...
...
...
Steve
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sue Ann Weaver: [standing of a scale] Okay, Blair. I guess I could lose a few pounds.
Blair Warner: A few? Kansas City beef isn't that valuable.
[gets on the scale]
Sue Ann Weaver: Well, what about those choice New York cuts on you, Blair?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Maybe some of today's young stars should sit and watch this episode...
4 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another first-season episode that deals with heavy subject matter. In this case, eating disorders and body image. True, it isn't as sappy and emotional as all the TV movies that have come out about eating disorders, but it is pretty thought provoking. Especially when we see from one of the earlier episodes the girl, Sue Ann, struggling with her body image. Then, we see how pressure makes someone take drastic measures. And we also see, even though she is starving herself to get a date with a hot guy, the episode doesn't outright blame the guy for her disorder. In fact, it is mainly because of Blair's constant teasing and the sudden rash of hard dieting by the girls and Mrs. Garrett. Most movies and shows dealing with eating disorders in women often blame men. But, while this episode was mostly lighthearted, it also makes you think. And some people have criticized this episode for making it seem as if she only had the eating disorder for a few days, then after a talk with Mrs. Garrett, she's all cured then we never hear about it again...but who knows, maybe Sue Ann has been seeing a counselor for the rest of the season. Anyway, this is a great episode of "Facts of Life" that every young woman - and even some Hollywood starlets - should sit down and watch.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?