Aug. 24, 1979
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Facts of Life

A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett.

The Facts of Life Season 3 (1981-1982)

3x01 3 3x01 Growing Pains
Tootie gets herself drunk after the girls leave her out of their wine party they have planned while Mrs. Garrett is away.
Oct. 28, 1981
3x02 3 3x02 Fear Strikes Back
Natalie is afraid to leave the school after she is attacked while on her way home from a costume party.
Nov. 04, 1981
3x03 3 3x03 A Baby in the House
Mrs. Garrett and the girls are left in charge of a former student's baby when she comes for a visit to Eastland and then disappears.
Nov. 11, 1981
3x04 3 3x04 A Friend in Deed
Blair is shocked when she learns her mother went into a hospital for a breast biopsy, and not for a face lift as she had told her.
Nov. 18, 1981
3x05 3 3x05 Front Page
Jo's attempt to get back at her journalism teacher backfires when she writes about his arrest at a party where cocaine was present, but fails to get all the facts straight.
Nov. 25, 1981
3x06 3 3x06 Give and Take
Mrs. Garrett feels she is may need to leave Eastland after learning she is not earning enough money to survive on.
Dec. 02, 1981
3x07 3 3x07 Sweet Sorrow
Jo's boyfriend Eddie, appears unexpectedly when he fears that they are growing apart. Seeing her spending time with a boy from Bates Academy cements his expectations.
Dec. 09, 1981
3x08 3 3x08 From Russia with Love
Natalie feels embarrassed when her old-fashioned grandmother pays her a visit for the weekend and treats her like a child.
Dec. 16, 1981
3x09 3 3x09 Dear Me
Tootie makes up an imaginary boyfriend to fend off the other girls for teasing her about her reluctance to start dating a boy from the Bates Academy.
Dec. 23, 1981
3x10 3 3x10 Cousin Geri Returns
Blair is upset when a young teacher asks her cousin Geri out for a date, fearing that she will get her heart broken.
Dec. 30, 1981
3x11 3 3x11 Legacy
Blair learns a dark and troubling family secret just as the school is set to dedicate a library to her grandfather.
Jan. 06, 1982
3x12 3 3x12 Green-Eyed Monster
Natalie becomes jealous after losing out for the lead role in a school production of South Pacific to Tootie.
Jan. 13, 1982
3x13 3 3x13 The Americanization of Miko
A new student from Japan shows a rebellious side when her strict "old-fashion" father announces that she should return to Tokyo.
Jan. 20, 1982
3x14 3 3x14 The Marriage Brokers
The girls try to prompt a man who Mrs. Garrett has known for fifteen years now to propose marriage.
Jan. 27, 1982
3x15 3 3x15 Starstruck
Mrs. Garrett is worried when Tootie becomes a fanatic over singer Jermaine Jackson.
Feb. 03, 1982
3x16 3 3x16 The Four Musketeers
Now that the girls probation period has ended, they have the option of going back to the dorms away from each other. With the way they have been arguing lately, Mrs. Garrett feels she ...
Feb. 10, 1982
3x17 3 3x17 The Affair
The girls and Mrs. Garrett catch Natalie's father eating dinner in a restaurant with his mistress.
Feb. 17, 1982
3x18 3 3x18 Runaway
Tootie runs off to New York City to catch up with the girls and Mrs. Garrett, and catch the Broadway show. But when she heads into a diner to warm up, she meets a young prostitute who's ...
Feb. 24, 1982
3x19 3 3x19 New York, New York
Blair and Jo realize how much Eastland has changed them when they both return to New York City for a weekend with their old friends.
Mar. 03, 1982
3x20 3 3x20 Kids Can Be Cruel
Natalie gets back at Blair for revealing she has a crush on the boy's school campus stud, by setting her up with the school nerd at a box lunch auction.
Mar. 17, 1982
3x21 3 3x21 Mind Your Own Business
The girls find that living so cramped together can cause problems when Blair breaches Natalie's privacy by reading her diary.
Mar. 24, 1982
3x22 3 3x22 The Academy
Jo sets her friend Buzz up with Blair when his military academy holds a big dance.
Mar. 31, 1982
3x23 3 3x23 Jo's Cousin
Jo is caught in some family drama when a trip to visit her uncle finds him upset that his tomboy daughter is suddenly interested in boys.
Apr. 14, 1982
3x24 3 3x24 Read No Evil
Natalie loses her job as the school's newspaper editor after she writes and prints and article about book banning at Eastland.
May. 05, 1982

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