The Facts of Life

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In this spinoff of 'Diff'rent Strokes,' the Drummonds' former housekeeper, Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae), starts a new life as a housemother at Eastland School, a private all-girls boarding school. Included in her care are Blair (Lisa Whelchel), "Tootie" (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn) and Jo (Nancy McKeon). With the guidance of Mrs. Garrett, the girls take on tough coming-of-age issues throughout the series' nine-season run.

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Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8
  • Season 9

Ep 1: Rough Housing

The 'Diff'rent Strokes' gang stops by to see their old housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett. Meanwhile, Blair makes some snide comments about Cindy's femininity as the Harvest Queen competition begins. Aired: 8/24/1979

Ep 2: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Blair finds herself in a tough spot when her flirtatious mother visits and becomes "friendly" with a married man. Aired: 8/31/1979

Ep 3: The Return of Mr. Garrett

Mrs. Garrett gets a surprise visit from her ex-husband, who wants to get remarried. But have his gambling ways changed? Aired: 9/7/1979

Ep 4: I.Q.

When the girls' I.Q. scores are discovered, Nancy and Sue Ann feel the pressure to do well on midterm exams. Aired: 9/14/1979

Ep 5: Overachieving

Tootie's father comes for a visit and upon seeing Mrs. Garrett, decides to have his daughter transferred out. Aired: 3/12/1980

Ep 6: Emily Dickenson

Blair plagiarizes a poem and fears the worst when Mr. Bradley enters it into a contest. Aired: 3/14/1980

Ep 7: Dieting

Sue Ann goes on a crash diet when she's set up on a blind date. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett tries to fit in a size 12 dress. Aired: 3/21/1980

Ep 8: The Facts of Love (aka Sex Education)

Mrs. Garrett and Mr. Bradley clash over sex education. Meanwhile, Blair decides to experiment with her new boyfriend. Aired: 4/4/1980

Ep 9: Flash Flood

When a flash flood hits, Blair and Tootie race to the stables to save the animals, putting their own lives at risk. Aired: 4/11/1980

Ep 10: Adoption

Blair attempts to help Natalie by finding her birth mother. Aired: 4/25/1980

Ep 11: Running

The headmaster pits two of the girls against each other in a track competition, which only causes conflicts. Aired: 5/2/1980

Ep 12: Molly's Holiday

Molly plots to reunite her parents, but complications arise when her dad arrives with a new girlfriend. Aired: 6/4/1980

Ep 13: Dope

Blair and Sue Ann befriend two new girls, not knowing they use drugs. Aired: 6/11/1980

Ep 14: The New Girl: Part 1

A new student gets Blair, Natalie and Tootie in trouble when she takes them to a bar. Aired: 11/19/1980

Ep 15: The New Girl: Part 2

Mrs. Garrett gives the girls an ultimatum in order to stay in school. Aired: 11/26/1980

Ep 16: Double Standard

Blair is shocked when her boyfriend invites Jo to a cotillion at a country club. Aired: 12/10/1980

Ep 17: Who Am I?

Tootie falls for a black boy who tries to drive a wedge between her and her white friends. Aired: 12/17/1980

Ep 18: Cousin Geri

Blair's cousin, Geri, a comedian who has cerebral palsy, comes to visit. Aired: 12/24/1980

Ep 19: Shoplifting

Mrs. Garrett's birthday is coming up, and when Jo can't afford a present for her, she decides to steal one. Aired: 12/31/1980

Ep 20: Teenage Marriage: Part 1

Jo's boyfriend Eddie goes AWOL from his Naval base in Chicago to propose marriage. Aired: 1/7/1981

Ep 21: Teenage Marriage: Part 2

Mrs. Garrett tries to stop Jo and Eddie from driving to West Virginia to get married. Aired: 1/14/1981

Ep 22: Gossip

Tootie's gossiping causes a rift between the girls and Mrs. Garrett. Aired: 1/21/1981

Ep 23: Breaking Point

Blair is running for class president, but things get out of hand when one of the candidates commits suicide. Aired: 1/28/1981

Ep 24: Sex Symbol

A boy spreads rumors about Natalie to help his reputation. Aired: 2/4/1981

Ep 25: The Secret

Jo is up for the Best New Student of the Year award, but her joy is dampened by her dad's secret. Aired: 2/25/1981

Ep 27: Pretty Babies

Tootie is lured into doing a photo shoot for a shady photographer. Aired: 3/4/1981

Ep 26: Bought and Sold

Blair is selling Countess Calvert cosmetics, and she uses Natalie as a model. Aired: 3/11/1981

Ep 28: Free Spirit

Mrs. Garrett's son, Alex, visits and everyone is charmed, except for Blair. Aired: 3/18/1981

Ep 29: Brian and Sylvia

Tootie's friendly family visit is hijacked when her aunt debates taking a new job in New York. Aired: 3/25/1981

Ep 30: Growing Pains

Blair brings home a bottle of a fine European wine, and Tootie drinks it to show how "adult" she is. Aired: 10/28/1981

Ep 31: Fear Strikes Back

Natalie withdraws from her life after an attempted sexual assault. Aired: 11/4/1981

Ep 32: A Baby in the House

Blair's friend Allison disappears after visiting, leaving her baby in the girls' care. Aired: 11/11/1981

Ep 33: A Friend In Deed

Blair's mother visits with devastating news. Aired: 11/18/1981

Ep 34: Front Page

Burned by her journalism teacher's criticism, Jo turns out a front-page story linking him to a drug bust. Aired: 11/25/1981

Ep 35: Give and Take

When Mrs. Garrett's pension goes away, she is faced with the decision of leaving Eastland. Aired: 12/2/1981

Ep 36: Sweet Sorrow

Jo is torn between her old boyfriend and her "husband" in a marriage study group. Aired: 12/9/1981

Ep 37: From Russia With Love

Natalie's weekend romance with her boyfriend is cut short when her grandma drops in. Aired: 12/16/1981

Ep 38: Dear Me

Tootie fakes a love letter to impress the older girls. Aired: 12/23/1981

Ep 39: Cousin Geri Returns

Blair suspects the French teacher of ulterior motives when he asks out her cousin. Aired: 12/30/1981

Ep 40: Legacy

Blair learns that her late grandfather, whom she idealized, was a supporter and benefactor of the Ku Klux Klan. Aired: 1/6/1982

Ep 41: Green-Eyed Monster

When Tootie beats Natalie for the lead role in the school play, a rift grows between the two of them. Aired: 1/13/1982

Ep 42: The Americanization of Miko

A Japanese student's father objects to her daughter's adoption of Western cultural values. Aired: 1/20/1982

Ep 43: The Marriage Brokers

Blair goes on a double date with Mrs. Garrett and her longtime friend Ernest Melbourne, worrying that the two of them might get married. Aired: 1/27/1982

Ep 44: Starstruck

Tootie tries to go to a Jermaine Jackson concert on her own when the others back out at the last moment. Aired: 2/3/1982

Ep 45: The Four Musketeers

Constant squabbling causes the girls to reevaluate their friendship. Aired: 2/10/1982

Ep 46: The Affair

Natalie discovers her father may be having an affair. Aired: 2/17/1982

Ep 47: Runaway

Against her parents' direction, Tootie runs away to New York to meet up with the girls. Aired: 2/24/1982

Ep 48: New York, New York

Blair and Jo go to visit old friends in New York, where they find that things have changed considerably. Aired: 3/3/1982

Ep 49: Kids Can Be Cruel

The girls discover the boys' "slam book" full of negative comments about them. Aired: 3/17/1982

Ep 50: Mind Your Own Business

Natalie institutes nine rules of privacy after she learns that Blair looked in her diary. Aired: 3/24/1982

Ep 51: The Academy

The girls go to a school dance with boys from nearby Stone Military Academy. Aired: 3/31/1982

Ep 52: Jo's Cousin

Jo's tomboy cousin asks for help when she falls in love. Aired: 4/14/1982

Ep 53: Read No Evil

When the school library institutes a censorship policy, Natalie is bounced from the school paper for speaking out against it. Aired: 5/5/1982

Ep 57: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris: Part 4

Everyone's Paris plans take a turn when the girls get stuck with a strict guardian and Mrs. Garrett struggles at her cooking school. Aired: 9/25/1982

Ep 56: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris: Part 3

Everyone's Paris plans take a turn when the girls get stuck with a strict guardian and Mrs. Garrett struggles at her cooking school. Aired: 9/25/1982

Ep 55: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris: Part 2

Everyone's Paris plans take a turn when the girls get stuck with a strict guardian and Mrs. Garrett struggles at her cooking school. Aired: 9/25/1982

Ep 54: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris: Part 1

Everyone's Paris plans take a turn when the girls get stuck with a strict guardian and Mrs. Garrett struggles at her cooking school. Aired: 9/25/1982

Ep 58: Ain't Miss Beholden

Jo finds a solution in order to pay for Eastland's tuition but it involves Blair's family. Aired: 9/29/1982

Ep 59: The Source

Natalie fabricates a story about an unnamed Eastland student who had an abortion. Aired: 10/6/1982

Ep 60: The Sound of Silence

Tootie refuses to believe she is suffering from hearing loss until she is in an accident. Aired: 10/27/1982

Ep 61: The Oldest Living Graduate

Eastland's oldest living graduate returns to the school. Aired: 11/3/1982

Ep 62: Different Drummer

Blair befriends a mentally handicapped artist. Aired: 11/10/1982

Ep 63: Dearest Mommie

Natalie finally uncovers the name of her biological mother. Aired: 11/17/1982

Ep 64: A Women's Place

Jo's promotion causes a rift with her boyfriend. Aired: 11/24/1982

Ep 65: Daddy's Girl

Blair discovers her father may be using her to dodge taxes. Aired: 12/1/1982

Ep 66: The Big Fight (aka The Academy II)

Natalie covers a boxing match at Bates Academy, the nearby boys' school, for the school paper. Aired: 12/8/1982

Ep 67: For the Asking

Natalie refuses to go to the Sadie Hawkins Day dance. Aired: 12/15/1982

Ep 68: September Song

Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from her elderly boyfriend. Aired: 12/22/1982

Ep 69: A Royal Pain

An obnoxious young heiress enrolls at Eastland. Aired: 1/5/1983

Ep 70: Magnificent Obsession

Jo is concerned by Blair's infatuation with a boy who treats her poorly. Aired: 1/12/1983

Ep 71: Under Pressure

When Mrs. Garrett learns she has high blood pressure, the girls try to protect her from stress. Aired: 1/19/1983

Ep 72: Teacher's Pet

Jo learns that her favorite teacher is terminally ill. Aired: 1/26/1983

Ep 73: Let's Party

Tootie defends her brother, Marshall, after he drives the girls home from a party after drinking. Aired: 2/9/1983

Ep 74: Best Sister: Part 1

Blair's sister, Meg, a nun, inspires Jo. Aired: 2/16/1983

Ep 75: Best Sister: Part 2

Blair belittles Jo for wanting to become a nun. Aired: 2/23/1983

Ep 76: Guess What's Coming to Dinner

Mrs. Garrett's cooking instructor from Paris visits Eastland. Meanwhile, the girls try to deal with a squirrel who got into their bedroom. Aired: 3/9/1983

Ep 77: Who's on First?

Tootie gets jealous when Natalie spends all her time with a boy. Aired: 3/30/1983

Ep 78: Help From Home

Jo debates going to college, not wanting her already-strained parents to foot the bill. Aired: 4/6/1983

Ep 79: Take My Finals, Please

The girls study for final exams together for the very last time. Aired: 4/27/1983

Ep 81: Graduation: Part 2

Graduation has everyone rushing around, and Natalie and Tootie are worried that there isn't enough time to say goodbye to Jo and Blair. Aired: 5/4/1983

Ep 80: Graduation: Part 1

Graduation has everyone rushing around, and Natalie and Tootie are worried that there isn't enough time to say goodbye to Jo and Blair. Aired: 5/4/1983

Ep 83: Brave New World: Part 2

Ms. Garret decides to re-open an abandoned store and turn it into her own. Aired: 9/21/1983

Ep 82: Brave New World: Part 1

As Blair and Jo enter Langley college, Mrs. Garrett makes a hard choice. Aired: 9/21/1983

Ep 84: Gamma Gamma or Bust

Blair is nominated for a placement in the Gamma Gamma sorority at Langley. Aired: 9/28/1983

Ep 85: Just My Bill

When Jo discovers her boyfriend's family is rich, she debates whether to call it off. Aired: 10/12/1983

Ep 86: What Price Glory

Tootie discovers that her boyfriend Jeff, a school athlete, cannot read. Aired: 10/19/1983

Ep 87: The Halloween Show

The girls fear the worst when a mysterious man warns of a curse on Mrs. Garrett's store. Aired: 10/26/1983

Ep 88: Advance Placement

Natalie gets so caught up with life at Langley that she neglects school and work. Aired: 11/2/1983

Ep 89: I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Blair and Jo take Mrs. Garrett to a male strip club for her birthday, where Blair discovers a shocking surprise. Aired: 11/9/1983

Ep 90: Small But Dangerous

When Edna's Edible is vandalized, Kelly blames a local gang, but Jo has suspicions of her own. Aired: 11/16/1983

Ep 91: Store Games

A local competitor sets out to sink Edna's Edibles, but not if Kelly can help it. Aired: 11/30/1983

Ep 92: The Second Time Around

Jo thinks her father's intentions to remarry means that her parents are reconciling. Aired: 12/14/1983

Ep 93: The Christmas Show

The girls prepare to go their separate ways for Christmas vacation. Aired: 12/21/1983

Ep 94: The Chain Letter

A chain letter gets all four girls fired from Edna's Edibles. Aired: 12/28/1983

Ep 95: Next Door

Mrs. Garrett and the girls befriend a little boy whose single mother doesn't have time to take care of him. Aired: 1/4/1984

Ep 96: Crossing the Line

Tootie and Natalie's friendship is strained when her cousin asks her out on a date. Aired: 1/11/1984

Ep 97: All or Nothing

Jo finds that getting elected to Langley College Board of Regents isn't as expected. Aired: 1/18/1984

Ep 98: A Death in the Family

When tragedy hits, the girls try their best to make up for it. Aired: 2/1/1984

Ep 99: Big Fish/Little Fish

Blair tries to get popular again. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrett and Tootie console Natalie. Aired: 2/8/1984

Ep 100: Star at Langley

Blair wants an open relationship with her boyfriend, until he starts seeing a Hollywood star. Aired: 2/15/1984

Ep 101: Dream Marriage

A happy surprise triggers Blair's dreams of what her life might be like in the year 2000. Aired: 2/22/1984

Ep 102: Mother and Daughter

Tootie struggles opening up to her mother when she visits. Aired: 2/29/1984

Ep 103: All by Herself

Blair's cousin Geri asks for her help with a charity function for disabled children. Aired: 3/14/1984

Ep 104: Seems Like Old Times

Jo's old flame returns to get back together, but Tootie discovers he has a secret. Aired: 3/21/1984

Ep 105: Joint Custody

If Mrs. Garrett doesn't save her son's troubled marriage, Edna's Edibles might be sold off in the divorce. Aired: 5/2/1984

Ep 107: The Way We Were: Part 2

As the girls prepare for their summer vacations, they look back on the past. Aired: 5/9/1984

Ep 106: The Way We Were: Part 1

As the girls prepare for their summer vacations, they look back on the past. Aired: 5/9/1984

Ep 108: The Summer of '84

Mrs. Garrett and the girls return home to tell each other about their respective summer vacations. Aired: 9/26/1984

Ep 109: Slices of Life

Jo's new pizza business takes off suddenly and runs the girls ragged. Aired: 10/3/1984

Ep 110: Love at First Byte

Natalie secretly signs Blair and Jo up in a computer dating service, hoping to get information she can use in a term paper. Aired: 10/17/1984

Ep 111: My Boyfriend's Back

When Tootie's boyfriend returns, she finds their relationship has changed. Aired: 10/24/1984

Ep 112: Cruisin'

The girls go cruising for Mr. Right and end up in a night gone wrong. Aired: 10/31/1984

Ep 114: Taking a Chance on Love: Part 2

Jo debates whether to continue her relationship with Sam, thinking of his young son. Aired: 11/7/1984

Ep 113: Taking a Chance on Love: Part 1

Rumors fly that Jo is seeing a professor. Aired: 11/7/1984

Ep 115: E.G.O.C. (Edna Garrett on Campus)

Mrs. Garrett enrolls in a Shakespeare class, but worries that she might neglect her business and have trouble fitting in with the college crowd. Aired: 11/14/1984

Ep 116: Dear Apple

After another confrontation with Blair, Jo uses a computer to work out the issues. Aired: 11/21/1984

Ep 117: Talk, Talk, Talk

The girls fill in as disk jockeys at the Langley College radio station. Aired: 11/28/1984

Ep 118: Smile

A job interview changes Natalie's behavior. Aired: 12/5/1984

Ep 119: The Rich Aren't Different

Blair takes Jo to small claims court over a broken wristwatch. Aired: 12/12/1984

Ep 120: Christmas in the Bighouse

Blair plans a charity event at what she believes to be an orphanage. Aired: 12/19/1984

Ep 121: Me and Eleanor

Tootie portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in a play. Aired: 1/2/1985

Ep 122: Working it Out

Mrs. Garrett worries about Blair's constant dating. Aired: 1/9/1985

Ep 123: Jazzbeau

When an acquaintance dies, Natalie and Tootie remember their time with him. Aired: 1/16/1985

Ep 124: Two Guys from Appleton

Mrs. Garrett's old flame returns, and the girls worry they're taking it too fast. Aired: 1/23/1985

Ep 125: With a Little Help from My Friends

Blair is devastated when she learns that her boyfriend is into cocaine. Aired: 1/30/1985

Ep 126: Gone With the Wind: Part 1

The girls spend spring break in Florida when a hurricane hits. Aired: 2/13/1985

Ep 127: Gone With the Wind: Part 2

Spring break takes a turn when Blair falls in love unexpectedly. Aired: 2/20/1985

Ep 128: A Man in the Attic

Kevin moves into the attic and quickly becomes a nuisance to the girls. Aired: 2/27/1985

Ep 129: The Last Drive-In

The girls try to save a drive-in movie theater but find little interest from anyone else. Aired: 3/13/1985

Ep 130: Sisters

Blair's mother and Jo's father go out on a date. Aired: 3/20/1985

Ep 131: It's Lonely at the Top

Blair is put in charge of the shop while Mrs. Garrett is away, but the girls dislike a business decision she makes. Aired: 3/27/1985

Ep 132: Bus Stop

The girls are shocked to discover Natalie's future plans. Aired: 5/8/1985

Ep 133: The Interview Show

Mrs. Garrett and the girls are interviewed for a documentary about Eastland Academy. Aired: 5/15/1985

Ep 134: Out of the Fire...

Mrs. Garrett and the girls return home from summer vacation to find that their home and business have been destroyed by a fire. Aired: 9/14/1985

Ep 135: Into the Frying Pan

Mrs. Garrett and the girls decide to rebuild their store with a fresh, new design. Aired: 9/21/1985

Ep 136: Grand Opening

Mrs. Garrett and the girls open a novelty shop. Aired: 9/28/1985

Ep 137: Teacher, Teacher

A job offer has Jo reconsidering her dreams of becoming a teacher. Aired: 10/5/1985

Ep 138: Men for All Seasons

A pin-up calendar lands the girls in hot water with Langley officials. Aired: 10/19/1985

Ep 139: A New Life

Needing advice on her love life, Blair asks her mother to visit, only to learn that mom needs advice even more than Blair does. Aired: 10/26/1985

Ep 140: Doo-Wah

The girls go to an audition to perform as backup singers for El DeBarge. Aired: 11/2/1985

Ep 141: Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green

Natalie finds inspiration for a story at a truck stop diner. Aired: 11/9/1985

Ep 142: Born Too Late

Tootie helps Andy prepare for an audition for West Side Story. Aired: 11/16/1985

Ep 143: 3,2,1

Jo handcuffs herself to Blair, who has to anchor the Langley TV station's newscast. Aired: 11/23/1985

Ep 144: We Get Letters

A visit from an old friend takes a turn when she accuses Mrs. Garrett of adultery. Aired: 11/30/1985

Ep 145: Ballroom Dance

Jo takes up ballroom dancing, but an impending recital and a klutzy partner are only some of the challenges. Aired: 12/7/1985

Ep 146: Christmas Baby

The gang isn't prepared when a surprise guest comes on Christmas Eve. Aired: 12/14/1985

Ep 147: Tootie Drives

After she drives everyone bananas, Mrs. Garrett tutors Tootie for a driving test. Aired: 12/21/1985

Ep 148: Stake-Out Blues

The girls agree to let police use the store for a stakeout, while trying to hide it from Mrs. Garret. Aired: 1/11/1986

Ep 149: The Agent

Tootie tries to help an aspiring comic by staging a performance attended by Jim McCawley, talent coordinator of 'The Tonight Show.' Aired: 1/18/1986

Ep 150: The Reunion

George asks Blair to be his date for his high school reunion in order to make a girl jealous. Aired: 2/1/1986

Ep 151: Concentration

Blair gets stuck in an elevator with her baby sister and an elevator operator on the way to accept an award. Aired: 2/8/1986

Ep 152: Atlantic City

The girls' trip to Atlantic City reunites Jo with Flyman, the aspiring singer she met in Florida. Aired: 2/15/1986

Ep 153: The Lady Who Came to Dinner

An elderly song-and-dance woman hired for Blair's birthday party stays with the girls. Aired: 2/22/1986

Ep 154: The Candidate

Natalie runs for mayor to stop a tacky amusement park from being built. Blair, however, is campaigning for her opponent. Aired: 3/1/1986

Ep 155: Big Time Charlie

Jo's father returns with the promise of wealth. Meanwhile, Natalie returns from a trip to Miami and has brought back the wrong suitcase. Aired: 3/29/1986

Ep 156: The Graduate

It's graduation day at Eastland, but Tootie would rather audition for the lead role in a musical. Aired: 5/3/1986

Ep 157: The Apartment

Natalie and Tootie move into their own apartment, only to find it's not what they expected. Aired: 5/10/1986

Ep 159: Out of Peekskill: Part 2

An unexpected proposal makes Mrs. Garrett rethink her future. Aired: 9/27/1986

Ep 158: Out of Peekskill: Part 1

An unexpected proposal makes Mrs. Garrett rethink her future. Aired: 9/27/1986

Ep 160: Ready or Not

Beverly Ann is concerned that Tootie is getting much too serious about her new boyfriend. Aired: 10/4/1986

Ep 161: Another Room

Fed up with having no privacy, Jo considers moving out. Aired: 10/11/1986

Ep 162: Off Broadway Baby

Tootie auditions for a Broadway show, only to find out a better singer is doing her song. Aired: 11/1/1986

Ep 163: The Little Chill

Jo feels left out when Blair, Tootie and Natalie reunite with old friends. Aired: 11/8/1986

Ep 164: The Ratings Game

Blair introduces Jo to her dating system. Aired: 11/15/1986

Ep 165: The Wedding Day

Jo agrees to marry an illegal alien so he can get his green card. Aired: 11/22/1986

Ep 166: Fast Food

Natalie hires Blair as an employee at the Mexican restaurant, but Blair's attitude gets the best of her. Aired: 11/29/1986

Ep 167: Where's Poppa?

Blair doesn't know how to react when her father is charged with insider trading. Aired: 12/6/1986

Ep 168: Write and Wrong

Natalie finds out someone plagiarized her short story. Aired: 12/13/1986

Ep 169: Seven Little Indians

In a riff on 'The Twilight Zone,' the gang is confronted by a mysterious killer. Aired: 1/3/1987

Ep 170: The Greek Connection

Tootie decides to pledge a sorority and clashes with Natalie when she begins to investigate rush week for a newspaper article. Aired: 1/10/1987

Ep 171: Post Christmas Card

Natalie goes on a spending spree when the bank approves her for a credit card. Aired: 1/17/1987

Ep 172: A Star is Torn

Cinnamon visits Tootie and tells her she's leaving show business after losing her Broadway role. Aired: 1/31/1987

Ep 173: A Winter's Tale

When the girls go to a ski resort, their cabin is already occupied by a group of guys there for a bachelor party. Aired: 2/7/1987

Ep 174: Cupid's Revenge

The girls' old boyfriends happen to show up just before the Valentine's Day dance. Aired: 2/14/1987

Ep 185: The Facts of Life Goes Down Under: Part 4

The girls travel to Australia where they get lost, reunite with an old flame and discover a jewel heist. Aired: 2/15/1987

Ep 184: The Facts of Life Goes Down Under: Part 3

The girls travel to Australia where they get lost, reunite with an old flame and discover a jewel heist. Aired: 2/15/1987

Ep 183: The Facts of Life Goes Down Under: Part 2

The girls travel to Australia where they get lost, reunite with an old flame and discover a jewel heist. Aired: 2/15/1987

Ep 182: The Facts of Life Goes Down Under: Part 1

The girls travel to Australia where they get lost, reunite with an old flame and discover a jewel heist. Aired: 2/15/1987

Ep 175: 62 Pick Up

Fabian and Bobby Rydell visit the girls and recall the look and sound of the 1960s. Aired: 2/21/1987

Ep 176: Boy About the House

When Andy's parents break up, Beverly Ann decides it is time to adopt him. Aired: 2/28/1987

Ep 177: Ex Markes the Spot

Beverly Ann's ex shows up unexpectedly, hoping for a reconciliation. Aired: 3/7/1987

Ep 178: Younger Then Springtime

Blair plays matchmaker for Jo's father. Aired: 3/21/1987

Ep 179: This is Only a Test

Blair panics about taking the law school entrance exam when she finds out her wealth won't guarantee her admission to the Langley Law program. Aired: 4/18/1987

Ep 180: Rites of Passage: Part 1

Jo refuses to re-write a graduation speech, until she learns her grandfather has come all the way from Poland to hear it. Aired: 5/2/1987

Ep 181: Rites of Passage: Part 2

Summer offers a variety of options for everyone, especially Jo, who gets a job offer from Los Angeles. Aired: 5/9/1987

Ep 186: Down and Out in Malibu: Part 1

While house-sitting, Jo passes off the home as her own. Aired: 9/26/1987

Ep 187: Down and Out in Malibu: Part 2

Jo's house-sitting adventure ends in disaster when the owner returns home. Aired: 10/3/1987

Ep 188: Rumor Has It

When rumors fly about Blair's reputation, she debates whether to drop out of law school. Aired: 10/17/1987

Ep 189: Before the Fall

Natalie's inside story on ROTC involves jumping from a plane. Aired: 10/24/1987

Ep 190: Sweet Charity

Jo's new job at the community center isn't what she expected when she doesn't get paid. Aired: 11/7/1987

Ep 191: Up from Down Under

A new girl arrives at Eastland, claiming to be an Australian exchange student. Aired: 11/14/1987

Ep 192: The More the Marrier

When Tootie's boyfriend can't attend the Winter Carnival, Blair convinces her to go with someone else. Aired: 11/21/1987

Ep 193: A Rose by any Other Age

Blair's study date falls for Beverly Ann. Aired: 11/28/1987

Ep 194: Adventures in Baileysitting

Blair loses her baby sister. Aired: 12/5/1987

Ep 195: It's a Wonderful Christmas

Feeling alone on Christmas, Santa shows Beverly Ann what life would be like without her. Aired: 12/12/1987

Ep 196: Golden Oldies

The girls imagine what their lives will be like 50 years into the future. Aired: 1/2/1988

Ep 197: A Thousand Frowns

Jo tries to find a male role model for Andy, but gets more than she bargained for. Aired: 1/9/1988

Ep 198: Something in Common

Jo's father disapproves of Jo's boyfriend. Aired: 1/16/1988

Ep 199: Peekskill Law

Blair begins working at a law firm, only to discover her old teacher works there. Aired: 1/23/1988

Ep 200: A House Divided

Tootie and Natalie's boyfriends clash over dinner. Aired: 1/30/1988

Ep 201: The First Time

Natalie makes a big decision with her boyfriend, Snake. Aired: 2/6/1988

Ep 202: Let's Face the Music

A spa mix up turns Jo into a blonde and Blair... green-haired. Aired: 2/13/1988

Ep 203: Less Than Perfect

Blair gets into a car accident and worries about how she'll look after stitches. Aired: 2/20/1988

Ep 204: Till Marriage Do Us Part

Jo weighs a heavy decision. Meanwhile, Casey admits to Blair that he doesn't believe in marriage. Aired: 2/27/1988

Ep 205: Present Imperfect

Pippa loses Tootie's family heirloom. Aired: 3/5/1988

Ep 206: On the Edge

Beverly Ann doesn't want Andy to get his ear pierced. A social worker, from the center where Jo works, threatens to jump from a building. Aired: 3/12/1988

Ep 207: Big Apple Blues

Natalie finds an apartment in the Soho district of New York, living with several eccentric characters. Aired: 3/19/1988

Ep 208: The Beginning of the End

When Eastland Academy struggles financially, Blair makes a big decision. Aired: 4/30/1988

Ep 209: The Beginning of the Beginning

As the new headmistress, Blair finds one student particularly rebellious. Aired: 5/7/1988