Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »
Soleil Moon Frye,
The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter, and life lessons, in every episode.
Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
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
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Nancy McKeon appeared in a Hallmark commercial where she had to cry on cue in 1979-1980 when producers spotted her. The producers were retooling the show at this point and NBC Chairman Fred Silverman who had just seen the summer hit "Little Darlings" had suggested finding a Kristy McNichol type to round out the new cast, when the casting director spotted Nancy. It was at this point they decided to cast her as Jo. See more »
Though Nancy McKeon's character was penned as Joanna Marie Polniaczek, some called her by the name Joann, not Joanna as it was in the scripts. See more »
The Best Spinoff Show Ever And My 2nd Favorite Sitcom Of All Time
"The Facts Of Life" is the best spinoff show ever,taking the wonderful Mrs. Garret,and bringing her into a girl's boarding school for this touching and wonderful show,that brims with the innocence and pain of the teenage years.It managed to be often hilariously funny,while being realistic,and helpful to kids who may have been in similar situations to the girls on the show."The Facts Of Life" has been given the unfair label of a "girl's show",but it is the kind of show that all kids of the girl's age groups can relate to.
Each and every charachter on this show was richly drawn,from Mrs. Garret,to Blair,to Jo,to Natalie,and to Tootie.Over the years,the girls and Mrs. Garret became a family,a group who supported each other through the hard times,and celebrated the joys in each other's lives.This was the definitive friendship show,one of people,who despite thier diffrences,cared for one another, and grew closer through the years.It was also a wonderful social commentary too,exploring social issues through comedy,and bringing thought provoking thoughts to the surface in the process.This skill is especially evident in one of my favorite episodes,in which Tootie is confronted by teen prostitution.
However,some episodes are played simply for light-hearted laughs,such as another one of my favorites, in which Mrs. Garret's ex-husband,Robert, visits and teaches the girls to play poker.Even these lighthearted episodes were better than most other telivision sitcoms,and that is one of the most important things to know about "The Facts Of Life":It is a cut above other sitcoms.It is definitly my 2nd favorite sitcom of all time.(2nd only to "The Brady Bunch".)
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