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The Facts of Life 

A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Blair Warner / ... 202 episodes, 1979-1988
...  Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey / ... 202 episodes, 1979-1988
...  Natalie Green / ... 202 episodes, 1979-1988
...  Jo Polniaczek / ... 189 episodes, 1980-1988
...  Edna Garrett 155 episodes, 1979-1986
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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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24 August 1979 (USA)  »

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Garrett's Girls  »

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(209 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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During the last season, David Spade was in an episode that was supposed to be turned into a spin-off series called "Big Apple Blues" about college roommates living in New York City but it never materialized. 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

Spoofed in Transparent: Just the Facts (2016) See more »

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The Facts of Life
(title theme)
Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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Love it!
25 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see this show until recently when they started re-running it on Nick-At-Nite. I fell in love with it immediately. While the plots are a bit corny at times, I still love to watch it and get to know the characters. While the later ones aren't as good as the earlier ones when they're in boarding school, I still love this show. And I hope other people will check it out. :o)


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