The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
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The Beginning of the Beginning 

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.

Director:

John Bowab

Writers:

Howard Leeds (developed by), Ben Starr (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Beverly Ann Stickle
Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner
Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green
Mackenzie Astin ... Andy Stickle (credit only)
Sherrié Austin ... Pippa McKenna (as Sherrie Krenn)
Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek
Sam Behrens ... Wes Mitchell
Kathleen Freeman ... Noreen Grisbee
Scott Bryce ... Rick Bonner
Mayim Bialik ... Jennifer Cole
Seth Green ... Adam Brinkerhoff
Juliette Lewis ... Terry Rankin
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Ashley Payne
Marissa Mendenhall Marissa Mendenhall ... Sara Bellanger
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields were the only actresses to appear from the beginning on the Diff'rent Strokes "back door" pilot to the end of the series. See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
(theme song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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