The Facts Of Life 1 Season 1982

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Season 3
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23. Jo's Cousin

Jo's 14?year?old cousin Terry, on the verge of womanhood, asks Jo to help battle her overprotective father and brothers, who refuse to recognize her femininity.

Starring:
Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
April 14, 1982

Jo's Cousin

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Season 3
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    1. Give And Take An unexpected financial disaster befalls Mrs. Garrett and she finds herself on the brink of an emotional breakdown when the girls prove totally insensitive to her personal crisis.

    26min February 2, 1981
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    2. Growing Pains The pressures of adolescence become painfully clear to Tootie when older girls Blair, Natalie, and Jo exclude her from their revelry and begin to treat her like a little kid.

    26min October 28, 1981
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    3. Fear Strikes Back The ugliness of sexual violation rocks the Eastland School when "unlikely" target Natalie is assaulted on her way home from a campus party.

    26min November 4, 1981
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    4. Baby In The House Blair is forced to re?examine her friend's "perfect" life when the ex?Eastland student?turned teenage wife and mother stops by for a visit.

    26min November 11, 1981
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    5. A Friend In Deed Blair's unique kinship with her mother Monica is shattered when Blair inadvertently learns that her mother has a lump in her breast.

    26min November 18, 1981
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    6. Front Page Jo painfully learns the ropes of journalism when her enthusiasm for writing a "hot" news story turns into an opportunity for revenge against her journalism teacher.

    25min November 25, 1981
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    7. Sweet Sorrow A class in simulated marriage teaches Jo some lessons in love when she suddenly finds herself more attracted to her class "beau" than to her longtime boy friend.

    26min December 9, 1981
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    8. From Russia With Love Natalie has cooked up plans for a private weekend, until a surprise visit from her over-adoring grandmother threatens to spoil her recipe.

    26min December 16, 1981
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    9. Dear Me Wild plans for the girls to go on a weekend camp?out with the boys from Bates Academy have young Tootie apprehensive about going along.

    26min December 24, 1981
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    10. Cousin Geri Returns Blair fears that her "inexperienced" cousin Geri is being set up for a crushing romantic fall when she lands the catch of the year, Eastland's attractive French teacher.

    26min December 30, 1981
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    11. Legacy Blair's decision to donate part of an inheritance from her "noble" grandfather's estate to build a school library uncovers family news she doesn't know how to deal with.

    TV-NR 26min January 6, 1982
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    12. Green Eyed Monster Natalie wants the lead role in the school play and she's not about to let anything or anyone stand in her way - including best friend Tootie.

    26min January 13, 1982
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    13. The Americanization Of Miko Jo finds herself caught in the middle of an international "conflict" when she befriends a new Japanese student who's eager to become Americanized.

    26min January 20, 1982
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    14. Marriage Brokers Mrs. Garrett and her handsome visitor are more than just friends - and Blair intends to uncover exactly how "meaningful" their relationship really is.

    26min January 27, 1982
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    15. Starstruck Tootie can't believe her ears when she's "personally" invited to the concert of her biggest idol, rock star Jermaine Jackson, for being his "number one fan."

    26min February 4, 1982
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    16. Four Musketeers The decision to continue to live together perplexes the girls when the end of their probation period gives them an opportunity to go their separate ways.

    26min February 10, 1982
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    17. The Affair Natalie is crushed when she catches her father romancing a strange woman.

    26min February 17, 1982
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    18. The Runaway Tootie goes off to New York City unescorted to meet with friends at a theatre, only to get mixed up with the "cast" of an ugly Broadway "scene."

    26min February 24, 1982
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    19. New York, New York A feud between Jo and Blair is hoped to be calmed by their individual visits home, but instead the trip has all the makings of disaster.

    26min March 3, 1982
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    20. Kids Can Be Cruel Natalie's determination to get even with Blair entangles an innocent victim in her scheme - an "ugly duckling" boy.

    26min March 17, 1982
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    21. Mind Your Own Business Blair starts a battle over individual rights of privacy when she "innocently" sneaks a peek into Natalie's personal diary.

    26min March 25, 1982
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    22. The Academy Jo coerces Blair into a date with a "well?connected" military cadet who turns out to be a delinquent from New York City streets, intent on playing taps over her noble reputation.

    26min April 1, 1982
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    23. Jo's Cousin Jo's 14?year?old cousin Terry, on the verge of womanhood, asks Jo to help battle her overprotective father and brothers, who refuse to recognize her femininity.

    26min April 14, 1982
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    24. Read No Evil The Eastland school becomes embroiled in the issue of book banning when the school board "reevaluates" several classic books from the library.

    26min May 5, 1982

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Asaad Kelada
Starring Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel
Supporting actors Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, D.W. Brown, Grant Cramer, Megan Follows, John Mengatti, Donnelly Rhodes
Season year 1982
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Executive Producer Linda Marsh
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I love all these shows that we watched as kids!!
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You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and there you have... THE FACTS OF LIFE!!!
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The facts Of Life is a show we all can relate to.
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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By A.B. on August 12, 2006
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The Facts of Life was the longest running sitcom with an all female cast and of the 1980's. As years goes by the series evolves and just keeps getting better. Season three is by far better than the previous two, with the girls at Eastland (only one more year to go -- then comes 2 years of Edna's Edibles and 3 years of Over Our Head's Era's) they tackle more serious issues as the years go by and as the girls get older. In this season premiere, Tootie feeling left out because she is the youngest and is tired of getting picked on by Blair, Jo, and Natalie turns to alcohol to prove that she is 'just as grown up' as the other girls. As old as this series is, many issues are still current today with teens, and college problems. The stories are very well laid out and realistic (other than season two where it was kind of cheesy in many spots).

This season marks one of the most memorable episode of the series with the infamous Paint Fight, which gets the girls into more trouble and put on probation until graduation.

Sony has included all full length 24 episodes of season three in this box set. The run time is 602 minutes, which means that The Facts of Life Goes To Paris 2 hr movie (ran as episode numbers 54, 55, 56 and 57 in the series) will not be included in this set, but may be included in the Season Four set.

Episodes are as followed

30 28 Oct 81 Growing Pains

Tootie, tired of being treated like a little girl, turns to alcohol.

31 4 Nov 81 Fear Strikes Back

Natalie withdraws after being attacked while returning from a party.

32 11 Nov 81 A Baby in the House

Blair's married friend brings her baby for a visit and then disappears.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Tamra J. Gibson on November 13, 2007
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I just don't understand how these studios will wait so long to release classic shows like Alice, Maude, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, and the Facts of Life, but break their necks to release todays current crap shows at record speed??? It's like they wait so long in between releases then the tv show falls off the radar, which can cause poor future sales. I want to support these classic shows, but I see why there is a whole black market on the internet to buy these shows alot faster on dvd!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Walter G. Krueger Jr. on June 3, 2007
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Uummmm Yha you can only watch the 3rd season so many times before you know it word for word.... so what gives? where are the other season's on dvd?!?!? Bring on Beverly Ann and Andy already! "Over our heads" people!!! Talk about slow release's.

SOMEONES IN TROUBLLLLLE...........LOL

Just Hurry it up already!

Thank You!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. McDonald on November 1, 2006
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I grew up watching "The facts of life" when it originally aired back in the late 70's and early 80's. In my opinion it ranks among the best TV sitcoms of all time.

Some viewers may find the scripts and acting to be a bit "heavy handed", but just remember not to judge too harshly or you may find that your viewing sophistication has come with a very high price tag - a loss of innocence. Children of the late 70's and early 80's viewed many sitcoms from the 50's and 60's with the same type of scrutiny that is sure to be applied to "The Facts of Life" by today's viewing audience. But the fact remains that the same simple magic and wisdom that exists within a program such as "Leave it to Beaver" also exists within "The Facts of Life", no matter how "uncool" or "unhip" you may judge it to be. To those critics who label this series as "corny" or "dated" I would only say that I'd much rather live in a "corny" world filled with hope and inspiration than an uninspired, "reality tv" infested wasteland.

At the core of this series is a strong heartbeat that still resonates a very important message of love, caring, understanding, innocence, truth, honesty and hope. You'll laugh and you'll cry as you follow the youthful cast on a wonderful and sometimes painful journey. I actually feel very lucky to have been able to watch and APPRECIATE this series as a child and I can only hope that current and future generations of children will get that chance as well.

As far as the DVD set itself, the packaging is excellent and the picture quality is great! I do however wish that this set had "extras" like those included on the "season 1 & 2" set. I would love to hear episode commentary by cast members, especially Nancy McKeon who was absent from the extras on the previous set.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Mills on January 24, 2007
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I just love stuff about girls in boarding school. It's such a trip to see all the styles and stars of the eighties again. The show is just as good now as it was then. It's also nice to watch about teenagers where the kids are more innocent than todays teen shows.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Iceblue on June 24, 2007
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Imagine my delight when I saw all 3 seasons stocked at a mall department store. Amazon had them on sale, so I ordered them all online at once. Needless to say, I watched them all as soon they finally arrived in my mailbox. No bonus features here, but otherwise everything's closed-captioned. Kudos to the one responsible for this particular feature I truly, absolutely appreciate.

As I said here regarding seasons 1 and 2 (see separate review), I fell in love with it since it premiered despite the changes made for S2. I'd watch it every week if I get to remember, thru high school. I'd moved on, sometimes not realizing it was *still* around, but when I did I decided to stick with it again in later years til it went off in 1988.

TFOL finished 24th in the ratings a couple times in its 9-year run, in season 3 at 19.1 and 5 at 17.3. All other seasons, probably somewhere in the top 40 if not better. If I remember right, this show finished in the top 30 in the 9th and final season at 14.9, a very respectable number at the time if you ask me. Some shows crash and burn in the final season, but not this one. 0:)

I'll get future seasons as soon as they come out. Hopefully the DVD sales will still be good to ensure the rest to be released in due time.
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