The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

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Originally a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes, the series featured the Drummonds' housekeeper, Edna Garrett, as the housemother of a dormitory at Eastland, a private all-girls school. The girls in her care included spoiled rich girl Blair Warner (Lisa Whelchel), gossipy Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey (Kim Fields), overweight, impressionable Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn), and tough street kid Jo Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon). Other student characters came and went throughout the series' run.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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Diff'rent Strokes

This Television Series spun-off The Facts of Life
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

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Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
A Hero Sits Next Door

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Peter comes up with a new transformer toy based on the characters from The Facts of Life

The Simpsons:
Season:  21  / Episode:  2 
Bart Gets a 'Z'

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
After being fired, Edna Krabappel decides to open her own store, calling it 'Edna's Edibles', the same name of the shop opened by Mrs. Garrett in the television series, 'The Facts of Life'.

Family Guy:
Season:  11  / Episode:  17 
Bigfat

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
After being stranded following the plane crash, Peter makes a Mrs. Garrett doll. When the family discovers Peter's strange doll, Chris reminds everyone that Mrs. Garrett was on both 'Diff'rent Strokes' and 'The Facts of Life'.

Family Guy:
Season:  8  / Episode:  4 
Brian's Got a Brand New Bag

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Unable to show the proper amount of surprise over hearing about Brian's engagement, they characters call on Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life.

Entourage:
Season:  3  / Episode:  5 
Crash and Burn

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Paul Haggis tells Eric that if he allowed contracts to rule his life, he'd still be doing 'The Facts of Life'.

Love Bites:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Firsts

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
When the guys realize Jennifer Love Hewitt is on their flight to the Bachelor Party/fishing trip Judd makes the correction that Jennifer Love Hewitt was on Party of Five, not The Facts of Life.

The King of Queens:
Season:  3  / Episode:  13 
Hi-Def Jam

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Carrie is upstairs watching TV while Doug, his friends, and Carrie's boss, also named Doug, are downstairs playing poker. Carrie's boss goes upstairs to use the restroom and wanders into Carrie's bedroom to ask her about Doug's sister. The end up watching a marathon of The Facts of Life together, making Carrie extremely unhappy.

House of Lies:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Mini-Mogul

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
George Clooney's role in this show is mentioned

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  14 
Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Peter joins Cleveland at a group meeting of Black Men, after discovering that one of his ancestors was a slave. He tries to convince the men that he is one of them, saying he's been there all along - through good times and the bad, like when Tootie had to get braces. A reference to the television series 'The Facts of Life'.

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  17 
Physical Education

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Britta suggests Abed act like Jo from The Facts of Life, when going to meet Jenny, the mystery crush.

Wilfred:
Season:  3  / Episode:  11 
Stagnation

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Wilfred refers to someone as the dog version of Phyllis from The Facts of Life

The Goldbergs:
Season:  2  / Episode:  3 
The Facts of Bleeping Life

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Beverly watches 'The Facts of Life' on television.

Weeds:
Season:  7  / Episode:  11 
Une Mere Que J'aimerais Baiser

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Andy, pretending to be Bill Sussman at the country club, talks about writing the score for the film adaption of 'The Facts of Life'.

Family Guy:
Season:  9  / Episode:  3 
Welcome Back, Carter

This Television Episode refers to The Facts of Life
Carter Pewterschmidt hates television shows with two-parter episodes, mentioning 'The Facts of Life' and an episode where Tootie is under peer pressure to drink alcohol.

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