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 4 (1982-1983)

4x01 4 4x01 Ain't Miss Beholden
Jo would rather leave Eastland than accept a scholarship from the Warner Industries, a company owned by Blair's father.
Sep. 29, 1982
4x02 4 4x02 The Source
When Jo feels pressured to find a topic for the school newspaper, she invents a story about teen pregnancy which makes the school board insist she reveals her source. Although the story ...
Oct. 06, 1982
4x03 4 4x03 The Sound of Silence
Tootie makes Natalie swear to keep her secret when she discovers that she is having trouble with her hearing.
Oct. 27, 1982
4x04 4 4x04 The Oldest Living Graduate
An interview by Jo, with the school's oldest alumnus causes her to suddenly rescind her donation to Eastland.
Nov. 03, 1982
4x05 4 4x05 Different Drummer
Blair in unsure how to act when she befriends a young man named Leo, who is revealed to be mildly retarded.
Nov. 10, 1982
4x06 4 4x06 Dearest Mommie
An argument with her mother leads Natalie to search for her birth parents after the name is blurted out in the heat of the battle.
Nov. 17, 1982
4x07 4 4x07 A Woman's Place
Jo's hard work as a part time mechanic gets her promoted to the weekend service manager, but frustrates her boyfriend Doug, now that she is his superior.
Nov. 24, 1982
4x08 4 4x08 Daddy's Girl
Blair is heartbroken when she learns that she has been used as a tax shelter by her father, after the IRS questions her tax form.
Dec. 01, 1982
4x09 4 4x09 The Big Fight
Alfred, a boy from the Bates Military Academy, joins the boxing team as a way to impress his father. But when he learns that his father won't be attending, he now wants to back out ...
Dec. 08, 1982
4x10 4 4x10 For the Asking
The girls decide to skip a Sadie Hawkins Dance which delights Natalie, who planned on going until the boy she wanted to dance with begins ignoring her. But one by one the girls each ...
Dec. 15, 1982
4x11 4 4x11 September Song
The girls become nursemaids when the man that Mrs. Garrett is engaged to suddenly hurts his back, and shows a side of himself that turns Mrs. Garrett off.
Dec. 22, 1982
4x12 4 4x12 A Royal Pain
Tootie becomes suspicious when a new girl arrives at Eastland claiming to be a princess, yet breaks the rules by having an uninvited boy over to the school.
Jan. 05, 1983
4x13 4 4x13 Magnificent Obsession
Blair's obsession with a new boyfriend named Chad, becomes unhealthy when she is in denial after he is seen with another woman.
Jan. 12, 1983
4x14 4 4x14 Under Pressure
The girls attempt at easing Mrs. Garrett's worries backfires when she finds out that Mr. Parker no longer needs her services for planning a party and her car is missing.
Jan. 19, 1983
4x15 4 4x15 Teacher's Pet
Jo has become close to a teacher at Eastland, Gail, and has inspired her to become a teacher herself. But things change when Gail informs Jo she is leaving Eastland, which she believes ...
Jan. 26, 1983
4x16 4 4x16 Let's Party!
The girls are involved in an accident when Tootie's brother Marshall, invites them to a college party where he gets drunk.
Feb. 09, 1983
4x17 4 4x17 Best Sister (1)
Blair's sister Meg arrives for an unexpected visit to Eastman and surprise her by announcing she wants to become a nun. When Jo comes back to school early from a weekend alone with ...
Feb. 16, 1983
4x18 4 4x18 Best Sister (2)
Having been shocked by Jo's announcement to become a nun, Blair accuses her sister Meg of recruiting her friend. But the reason Blair is really upset is revealed when Jo shows off a ...
Feb. 23, 1983
4x19 4 4x19 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Mrs. Garrett and the girls are left to cook a dinner for a group of French relatives of a chef who Mrs. Garrett had once studied under.
Mar. 09, 1983
4x20 4 4x20 Who's on First?
Tootie feels left out and neglected when Natalie starts dating her first real boyfriend.
Mar. 30, 1983
4x21 4 4x21 Help from Home
Blair and Jo have been accepted to Langley College, but Jo fears she will never be able to afford the tuition. A visit back home unveils a surprise for Jo when they hear of her ach ...
Apr. 06, 1983
4x22 4 4x22 Take My Finals, Please
Finals week at Eastland causes many emotions as the girls are each distracted while undertaking an all-night study session.
Apr. 27, 1983
4x23 4 4x23 Graduation (1)
Blair and Jo find themselves at each others throat while preparing for their graduation from Eastman. Meanwhile, Tootie and Natalie fear that their busy schedules won't leave them time ...
May. 04, 1983
4x24 4 4x24 Graduation (2)
Graduation day has finally arrived and it proves to be a hectic and nerve racking afternoon. Blair's mom is frantic when she discovers that her father will not attend the ceremonies, ...
May. 04, 1983

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