The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life (1979)


  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Creator: Norman Lear, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon
  • First Air Date: 1979-08-24
  • Last Air Date: 1988-05-07
  • Total Seasons: 9
  • Total Episodes: 201
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Language: e
  • Production Company: TAT Communications Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: NBC
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From 55 Ratings

Summary

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

  • Keywords: boarding school, wealthy, sitcom, all girls school
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    The Facts of Life Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1982-09-25
    7 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1979-08-24
    13 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1980-11-19
    16 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1981-10-28
    24 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1982-09-29
    24 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1983-09-21
    26 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1984-09-26
    26 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1985-09-14
    24 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1986-09-27
    24 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1987-09-26
    24 Episodes

    The Facts of Life Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Rough Housing
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    Season 1 Episode 2
    Like Mother, Like Daughter
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    Season 1 Episode 3
    The Return of Mr. Garrett
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    Season 1 Episode 4
    I.Q.
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    Season 1 Episode 5
    Overachieving
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    Season 1 Episode 6
    Emily Dickinson
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    Season 1 Episode 7
    Dieting
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    Season 1 Episode 8
    The Facts of Love
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    Season 1 Episode 9
    Flash Flood
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    Season 1 Episode 10
    Adoption
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    Season 1 Episode 11
    Running
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    Season 1 Episode 12
    Molly's Holiday
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    Season 1 Episode 13
    Dope
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    Season 2 Episode 1
    The New Girl (Part 1)
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    Season 2 Episode 2
    The New Girl (Part 2)
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    Season 2 Episode 3
    Double Standard
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    Season 2 Episode 4
    Who Am I?
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    Season 2 Episode 5
    Cousin Geri
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    Season 2 Episode 6
    Shoplifting
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    Season 2 Episode 7
    Teenage Marriage (Part 1)
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    Season 2 Episode 8
    Teenage Marriage (Part 2)
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    Season 2 Episode 9
    Gossip
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    Season 2 Episode 10
    Breaking Point
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    Season 2 Episode 11
    Sex Symbol
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    Season 2 Episode 12
    The Secret
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    Season 2 Episode 13
    Bought and Sold
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    Season 2 Episode 14
    Pretty Babies
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    Season 2 Episode 15
    Free Spirit
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    Season 2 Episode 16
    Brian and Sylvia
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    Season 3 Episode 1
    Growing Pains
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    Season 3 Episode 2
    Fear Strikes Back
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    Season 3 Episode 3
    A Baby in the House
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    Season 3 Episode 4
    A Friend in Deed
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    Season 3 Episode 5
    Front Page
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    Season 3 Episode 6
    Give and Take
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    Season 3 Episode 7
    Sweet Sorrow
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    Season 3 Episode 8
    From Russia with Love
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    Season 3 Episode 9
    Dear Me
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    Season 3 Episode 10
    Cousin Geri Returns
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    Season 3 Episode 11
    Legacy
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    Season 3 Episode 12
    Green-Eyed Monster
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    Season 3 Episode 13
    The Americanization of Miko
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    Season 3 Episode 14
    The Marriage Brokers
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    Season 3 Episode 15
    Starstruck
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    Season 3 Episode 16
    The Four Musketeers
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    Season 3 Episode 17
    The Affair
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    Season 3 Episode 18
    Runaway
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    Season 3 Episode 19
    New York, New York
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    Season 3 Episode 20
    Kids Can Be Cruel
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    Season 3 Episode 21
    Mind Your Own Business
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    Season 3 Episode 22
    The Academy
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    Season 3 Episode 23
    Jo's Cousin
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    Season 3 Episode 24
    Read No Evil
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    Season 4 Episode 1
    Ain't Miss Beholden
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    Season 4 Episode 2
    The Source
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    Season 4 Episode 3
    The Sound of Silence
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    Season 4 Episode 4
    The Oldest Living Graduate
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    Season 4 Episode 5
    Different Drummer
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    Season 4 Episode 6
    Dearest Mommie
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    Season 4 Episode 7
    A Woman's Place
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    Season 4 Episode 8
    Daddy's Girl
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    Season 4 Episode 9
    The Big Fight
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    Season 4 Episode 10
    For the Asking
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    Season 4 Episode 11
    September Song
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    Season 4 Episode 12
    A Royal Pain
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    Season 4 Episode 13
    Magnificent Obsession
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    Season 4 Episode 14
    Under Pressure
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    Season 4 Episode 15
    Teacher's Pet
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    Season 4 Episode 16
    Let's Party!
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    Season 4 Episode 17
    Best Sister (Part 1)
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    Season 4 Episode 18
    Best Sister (Part 2)
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    Season 4 Episode 19
    Guess What's Coming to Dinner
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    Season 4 Episode 20
    Who's on First?
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    Season 4 Episode 21
    Help from Home
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    Season 4 Episode 22
    Take My Finals, Please
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    Season 4 Episode 23
    Graduation
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    Season 5 Episode 1
    Brave New World (1)
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    Season 5 Episode 2
    Brave New World (2)
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    Season 5 Episode 3
    Gamma Gamma or Bust
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    Season 5 Episode 4
    Just My Bill
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    Season 5 Episode 5
    What Price Glory?
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    Season 5 Episode 6
    The Halloween Show
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    Season 5 Episode 7
    Advance Placement
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    Season 5 Episode 8
    I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
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    Season 5 Episode 9
    Small But Dangerous
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    Season 5 Episode 10
    Store Games
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    Season 5 Episode 11
    The Second Time Around
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    Season 5 Episode 12
    The Christmas Show
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    Season 5 Episode 13
    The Chain Letter
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    Season 5 Episode 14
    Next Door
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    Season 5 Episode 15
    Crossing the Line
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    Season 5 Episode 16
    All or Nothing
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    Season 5 Episode 17
    A Death in the Family
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    Season 5 Episode 18
    Big Fish/Little Fish
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    Season 5 Episode 19
    Star at Langley
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    Season 5 Episode 20
    Dream Marriage
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    Season 5 Episode 21
    Mother and Daughter
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    Season 5 Episode 22
    All by Herself
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    Season 5 Episode 23
    Seems Like Old Times
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    Season 5 Episode 24
    Joint Custody
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    Season 5 Episode 25
    The Way We Were (1)
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    Season 5 Episode 26
    The Way We Were (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 1
    The Summer of '84
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    Season 6 Episode 2
    Slices of Life
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    Season 6 Episode 3
    Love at First Byte
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    Season 6 Episode 4
    My Boyfriend's Back
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    Season 6 Episode 5
    Cruisin'
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    Season 6 Episode 6
    Taking a Chance on Love (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 7
    Taking a Chance on Love (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 8
    E.G.O.C. (Edna Garrett on Campus)
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    Season 6 Episode 9
    Dear Apple
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    Season 6 Episode 10
    Talk, Talk, Talk
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    Season 6 Episode 11
    Smile
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    Season 6 Episode 12
    The Rich Aren't Different
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    Season 6 Episode 13
    Christmas in the Big House
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    Season 6 Episode 14
    Me and Eleanor
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    Season 6 Episode 15
    Working It Out
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    Season 6 Episode 16
    Jazzbeau
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    Season 6 Episode 17
    Two Guys from Appleton
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    Season 6 Episode 18
    With a Little Help from My Friends
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    Season 6 Episode 19
    Gone with the Wind (1)
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    Season 6 Episode 20
    Gone with the Wind (2)
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    Season 6 Episode 21
    Man in the Attic
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    Season 6 Episode 22
    The Last Drive-In
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    Season 6 Episode 23
    Sisters
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    Season 6 Episode 24
    It's Lonely at the Top
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    Season 6 Episode 25
    Bus Stop
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    Season 6 Episode 26
    The Interview Show
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    Season 7 Episode 1
    Out of the Fire...
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    Season 7 Episode 2
    Into the Frying Pan
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    Season 7 Episode 3
    Grand Opening
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    Season 7 Episode 4
    Teacher, Teacher
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    Season 7 Episode 5
    Men for All Seasons
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    Season 7 Episode 6
    A New Life
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    Season 7 Episode 7
    Doo-Wah
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    Season 7 Episode 8
    Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green
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    Season 7 Episode 9
    Born Too Late
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    Season 7 Episode 10
    3, 2, 1
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    Season 7 Episode 11
    We Get Letters
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    Season 7 Episode 12
    Ballroom Dance
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    Season 7 Episode 13
    Christmas Baby
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    Season 7 Episode 14
    Tootie Drives
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    Season 7 Episode 15
    Stake-Out Blues
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    Season 7 Episode 16
    The Agent
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    Season 7 Episode 17
    The Reunion
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    Season 7 Episode 18
    Concentration
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    Season 7 Episode 19
    Atlantic City
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    Season 7 Episode 20
    The Lady Who Came to Dinner
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    Season 7 Episode 21
    The Candidate
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    Season 7 Episode 22
    Big Time Charlie
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    Season 7 Episode 23
    The Graduate
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    Season 7 Episode 24
    The Apartment
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    Season 8 Episode 1
    Out of Peekskill (1)
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    Season 8 Episode 2
    Out of Peekskill (2)
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    Season 8 Episode 3
    Ready or Not
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    Season 8 Episode 4
    Another Room
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    Season 8 Episode 5
    Off-Broadway Baby
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    Season 8 Episode 6
    The Little Chill
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    Season 8 Episode 7
    The Ratings Game
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    Season 8 Episode 8
    The Wedding Day
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    Season 8 Episode 9
    Fast Food
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    Season 8 Episode 10
    Where's Poppa?
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    Season 8 Episode 11
    Write and Wrong
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    Season 8 Episode 12
    Seven Little Indians
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    Season 8 Episode 13
    The Greek Connection
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    Season 8 Episode 14
    Post-Christmas Card
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    Season 8 Episode 15
    A Star is Torn
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    Season 8 Episode 16
    A Winter's Tale
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    Season 8 Episode 17
    Cupid's Revenge
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    Season 8 Episode 18
    62 Pick-Up
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    Season 8 Episode 19
    Boy About the House
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    Season 8 Episode 20
    Ex Marks the Spot
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    Season 8 Episode 21
    Younger Than Springtime
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    Season 8 Episode 22
    This is Only a Test
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    Season 8 Episode 23
    Rites of Passage (1)
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    Season 8 Episode 24
    Rites of Passage (2)
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    Season 9 Episode 1
    Down and Out in Malibu (1)
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    Season 9 Episode 2
    Down and Out in Malibu (2)
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    Season 9 Episode 3
    Rumor Has It
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    Season 9 Episode 4
    Before the Fall
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    Season 9 Episode 5
    Sweet Charity
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    Season 9 Episode 6
    Up from Down Under
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    Season 9 Episode 7
    The More the Marrier
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    Season 9 Episode 8
    A Rose by Any Other Age
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    Season 9 Episode 9
    Adventures in Baileysitting
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    Season 9 Episode 10
    It's a Wonderful Christmas
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    Season 9 Episode 11
    Golden Oldies
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    Season 9 Episode 12
    A Thousand Frowns
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    Season 9 Episode 13
    Something in Common
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    Season 9 Episode 14
    Peekskill Law
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    Season 9 Episode 15
    A House Divided
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    Season 9 Episode 16
    The First Time
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    Season 9 Episode 17
    Let's Face the Music
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    Season 9 Episode 18
    Less Than Perfect
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    Season 9 Episode 19
    Till Marriage Do Us Part
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    Season 9 Episode 20
    Present Imperfect
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    Season 9 Episode 21
    On the Edge
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    Season 9 Episode 22
    Big Apple Blues
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    Season 9 Episode 23
    The Beginning of the End
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    Season 9 Episode 24
    The Beginning of the Beginning
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    • Cloris Leachman

      as Beverly Ann Stickle
    • Lisa Whelchel

      as Blair Warner
    • Kim Fields

      as Tootie Ramsey
    • Mindy Cohn

      as Natalie Green
    • Nancy McKeon

      as Joanne Jo Polniaczek
    • Mackenzie Astin

      as Andy Moffett
    • Sherrié Austin

      as Pippa McKenna

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