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 5 (1983-1984)

5x01 5 5x01 Brave New World (1)
The new adjustments seem harder than expected when Jo and Blair begin college life and Mrs. Garrett receives Mr. Parker's new demands.
Sep. 21, 1983
5x02 5 5x02 Brave New World (2)
Mrs. Garrett decides to leave Eastman when the opportunity arises where she could buy an Armenian deli and create her own business.
Sep. 21, 1983
5x03 5 5x03 Gamma Gamma or Bust
Blair is so eager to join an exclusive sorority that she fires Mrs. Garrett for making a Mexican meal for a party she is hosting before learning that Blair must have Chinese food.
Sep. 28, 1983
5x04 5 5x04 Just My Bill
Jo becomes angry when she learns an average guy she is dating is really the son of a wealthy family.
Oct. 12, 1983
5x05 5 5x05 What Price Glory?
Tootie discovers her new boyfriend, Jeff, a star on the football team, is really an illiterate who has been getting some other students to write his papers for him.
Oct. 19, 1983
5x06 5 5x06 The Halloween Show
The girls are convinced that Mrs. Garrett has been possessed by the spirit of a man who was rumored to be killed in her store many years ago when they see her walking around at night, ...
Oct. 26, 1983
5x07 5 5x07 Advance Placement
Natalie lets a chance to enroll at Langley for a college course come between herself and friends when she gets a bloated ego.
Nov. 02, 1983
5x08 5 5x08 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Blair is shocked when she sees a character from her past while at a club of male exotic dancers for Mrs. Garrett's birthday.
Nov. 09, 1983
5x09 5 5x09 Small but Dangerous
Jo gets involved when a streetwise kid believes that the damage at Edna's Edibles shop was caused by a gang.
Nov. 16, 1983
5x10 5 5x10 Store Games
Natalie hacks into a rivals computer and changes their recipes around in hopes of stopping Edna's Edibles recent trend of losing business.
Nov. 30, 1983
5x11 5 5x11 The Second Time Around
A recent spark between Jo's parents gives her hope that they may soon reconcile. But that dream is dashed when he reveals his engagement to another woman.
Dec. 14, 1983
5x12 5 5x12 The Christmas Show
Blair and Tootie run a phony raffle to get Jo a plane ticket to Miami to spend Christmas with her mother.
Dec. 21, 1983
5x13 5 5x13 The Chain Letter
A bad inspection from the Board of Health has Mrs. Garrett on edge. But when the girls pass over their work to answer a chain letter, Mrs. G feels that maybe she made a mistake in giving ...
Dec. 28, 1983
5x14 5 5x14 Next Door
Tootie fears a young boy neighbor who stays alone during the day, might be in trouble when there is a gas leak in the area.
Jan. 04, 1984
5x15 5 5x15 Crossing the Line
When Natalie decides not to continue dating a black guy, Tootie feels that it is due to his race.
Jan. 11, 1984
5x16 5 5x16 All or Nothing
Jo gets into school politics when she is elected a board member at Langley, but feels disillusioned when a vote comes up to cut scholarships for a new scoreboard which they don't n ...
Jan. 18, 1984
5x17 5 5x17 A Death in the Family
The girls are unsure how to deal with Natalie when her father dies unexpectedly and they attend his funeral.
Feb. 01, 1984
5x18 5 5x18 Big Fish/Little Fish
Blair brushes off Jo's offer to help with her party when she learns that Jo is now more popular in school than she is.
Feb. 08, 1984
5x19 5 5x19 Star at Langley
Having pushed Cliff away just as he felt their relationship was getting serious, Blair finds herself competing with a visiting actress for his attention.
Feb. 15, 1984
5x20 5 5x20 Dream Marriage
Blair has a dream about her future when Cliff asks her to get married to him.
Feb. 22, 1984
5x21 5 5x21 Mother and Daughter
Tootie's mother decides she wants a closer relationship with her daughter after a visit reveals that she doesn't know very much about what is going on in her life.
Feb. 29, 1984
5x22 5 5x22 All by Herself
Geri fires Blair when she makes her an assistant in organizing a charity auction, but then goes behind her back to set up deals. But can Geri handle this big job all by herself?
Mar. 14, 1984
5x23 5 5x23 Seems Like Old Times
Eddie, Jo's ex-fiancee, returns for a visit to Peekskill after his hitch was finished in the Navy. But all are in for an even bigger surprise when Tootie discovers his hidden secre ...
Mar. 21, 1984
5x24 5 5x24 Joint Custody
Mrs. Garrett worries about the shop's future when her son, Raymond, and his wife stop by for a visit and reveal they are having marital problems.
May. 02, 1984
5x25 5 5x25 The Way We Were (1)
Another year of school has passed and Summer vacation is on its way, as the girls reminisce about their past years together. But they may not all leave as friends when Jo and Blair ...
May. 09, 1984
5x26 5 5x26 The Way We Were (2)
More flashbacks continue as the girls reminisce about their past together. But the friendships may be tested when Blair and Jo argue over an accident and Tootie and Natalie have a feud ...
May. 09, 1984

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