History Series / TheFactsOfLife

29th Jul '16 1:47:23 PM NothingUnusualHere
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'''This show provides examples of:'''

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'''This !!'''This show provides examples of:'''
26th Jul '16 7:22:09 PM Golondrina
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* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Disappears First:]] Averted much to Kim Fields's surprise. She has stated in multiple interviews since that, when the decision was made to trim the cast between seasons 1 and 2, she accepted it as inevitable that, being the only black girl in the cast, Tootie would be one of the first girls to go, and was rather surprised when she wasn't.

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* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Disappears First:]] Averted much to Kim Fields's Fields' surprise. She has stated in multiple interviews since that, when the decision was made to trim the cast between seasons 1 and 2, she accepted it as inevitable that, being the only black girl in the cast, Tootie would be one of the first girls to go, and was rather surprised when she wasn't.
24th Jul '16 3:55:16 PM nombretomado
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* CelebrityStar: One example being Eve Plumb, formerly of ''TheBradyBunch''. Also Zsa Zsa Gabor, 80s pop icon Stacy Q, and Jermane Jackson.

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* CelebrityStar: One example being Eve Plumb, formerly of ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Also Zsa Zsa Gabor, 80s pop icon Stacy Q, and Jermane Jackson.
23rd May '16 10:58:44 AM Doug86
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Long-running (197988) SitCom and [[TeenDrama teen drama]] on Creator/{{NBC}}, about the heartwarming adventures of a group of female students. Initially they were students at a boarding school. In later seasons, they went to college and beyond, but kept living together under the watchful eye of Mrs. Garrett, formerly of ''[[DiffRentStrokes Diff'rent Strokes]]'' (and, in later seasons, her SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute sister, played by Cloris Leachman).

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Long-running (197988) SitCom and [[TeenDrama teen drama]] on Creator/{{NBC}}, about the heartwarming adventures of a group of female students. Initially they were students at a boarding school. In later seasons, they went to college and beyond, but kept living together under the watchful eye of Mrs. Garrett, formerly of ''[[DiffRentStrokes Diff'rent Strokes]]'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' (and, in later seasons, her SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute sister, played by Cloris Leachman).



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Several, including one featuring Tootie's aunt and uncle, and another at the end of the series setting up Blair as the new headmistress of the school. In addition, the show itself started as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot (the final episode of the first season of ''Series/DiffRentStrokes'').

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Several, including one featuring Tootie's aunt and uncle, and another at the end of the series setting up Blair as the new headmistress of the school. In addition, the show itself started as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot (the final episode of the first season of ''Series/DiffRentStrokes'').''Series/DiffrentStrokes'').



* SoundtrackDissonance: Just end the episode with a breakup, a death, or one of the main cast in tears? [[{{MoodWhiplash}} Here comes that perky theme song again]]! (See also [[DiffRentStrokes the parent show]].)

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Just end the episode with a breakup, a death, or one of the main cast in tears? [[{{MoodWhiplash}} Here comes that perky theme song again]]! (See also [[DiffRentStrokes [[Series/DiffrentStrokes the parent show]].)
7th Jan '16 11:18:50 AM nombretomado
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* GreenEyedMonster: Actually the name of an episode in which Tootie gets the part of Nellie Forbush in the school production of SouthPacific, and Natalie is deeply jealous. Jo lampshades the trope by explaining what the Green-Eyed Monster does to a person.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Actually the name of an episode in which Tootie gets the part of Nellie Forbush in the school production of SouthPacific, ''Theatre/SouthPacific'', and Natalie is deeply jealous. Jo lampshades the trope by explaining what the Green-Eyed Monster does to a person.
4th Sep '15 10:15:24 AM Iruparatso
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During its first season, the show had a large ensemble of girls, including one played by a very young Creator/MollyRingwald. Starting with its second season, though, the show was [[ReTool retooled]]. The mob was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome thinned down]] to four "core" girls, and almost nothing was ever seen again of their schoolmates. The canon reason for the cast change was that the four starring girls were caught getting up to some illegal activities, and rather than expelling them the school placed them on probation by working with Mrs. Garrett in the cafeteria and sleeping in a spare room next to hers.

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During its first season, the show had a large ensemble of girls, including one played by a very young Creator/MollyRingwald. Starting with its second season, though, the show was [[ReTool retooled]]. The mob was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome thinned down]] to four "core" girls, and almost nothing was ever seen again of their schoolmates. The canon reason for the cast change was that the four starring girls were caught getting up to some illegal activities, and rather than expelling them the school placed them on probation by working with Mrs. Garrett in the cafeteria and sleeping in a spare room next to hers.
hers. Just go with it.
4th Sep '15 9:48:27 AM Iruparatso
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* Funny Natalie

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* Funny but insecure Natalie
4th Sep '15 9:48:10 AM Iruparatso
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* Blair, the RichBitch turned LoveableAlphaBitch

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* Blair, the RichBitch turned LoveableAlphaBitchLovableAlphaBitch
4th Sep '15 9:47:24 AM Iruparatso
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* Blair, the [[RichBitch Rich Bitch]] turned [[LoveableAlphaBitch]]

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* Blair, the [[RichBitch Rich Bitch]] RichBitch turned [[LoveableAlphaBitch]]LoveableAlphaBitch



* [[TroubledButCute Troubled but Cute]] Jo
* Tootie, the baby (who lost her trademark rollerskates as part of the retool)

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* [[TroubledButCute Troubled but Cute]] TroubledButCute Jo
* Tootie, the baby (who lost her trademark rollerskates as part of the retool)
retool, but kept her braces and pigtails)
4th Sep '15 9:46:31 AM Iruparatso
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During its first season, the show had a large ensemble of girls, including one played by a very young Creator/MollyRingwald. Starting with its second season, though, the show was [[ReTool retooled]]. The mob was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome thinned down]] to four "core" girls, and almost nothing was ever seen again of their schoolmates.

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During its first season, the show had a large ensemble of girls, including one played by a very young Creator/MollyRingwald. Starting with its second season, though, the show was [[ReTool retooled]]. The mob was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome thinned down]] to four "core" girls, and almost nothing was ever seen again of their schoolmates.
schoolmates. The canon reason for the cast change was that the four starring girls were caught getting up to some illegal activities, and rather than expelling them the school placed them on probation by working with Mrs. Garrett in the cafeteria and sleeping in a spare room next to hers.



* Blair, the [[RichBitch Rich Bitch]]

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* Blair, the [[RichBitch Rich Bitch]]Bitch]] turned [[LoveableAlphaBitch]]
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