History Series / TheFactsOfLife

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* RearrangeTheSong: The theme song was redone at least twice during the show's run.
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* ContinuityNod: Mrs. Garrett's sister Beverly Ann, who joined the cast in Season 8, was first mentioned all the way back in the first season of ''Diff'rent Strokes''.



* PutOnABus: Season 8 ends with the two-parter "Out of Peekskill", in which Mrs. Garrett gets married and joins the Peace Corps to serve in Africa with her new husband.

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* PutOnABus: Season 8 ends begins with the two-parter "Out of Peekskill", in which Mrs. Garrett gets married and joins the Peace Corps to serve in Africa with her new husband.
31st Dec '16 1:34:58 PM SailorAlphaC
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** Is also implied to have occurred in a Season 1 episode with Blair.
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** Which becomes [[HilariousInHindsight rather bizarre]] remembering Lisa Whelchel (actress playing Blair) is a devout Christian.

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** Which becomes [[HilariousInHindsight rather bizarre]] remembering bizarre]], considering that Lisa Whelchel (actress playing Blair) is a devout Christian.
31st Dec '16 1:24:51 PM SailorAlphaC
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** Averted in an earlier episode, where Natalie fabricates an article for the Eastland paper, saying that one of the students at Eastland had secretly had an abortion; she later finds out that such an event did in fact occur.

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** Averted in an earlier episode, where Natalie fabricates an article for the Eastland paper, saying that one of the students at Eastland had secretly had an abortion; she later finds out that such an event did did, in fact fact, occur.
31st Dec '16 1:15:35 PM SailorAlphaC
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* CelebrityStar: One example being Eve Plumb, formerly of ''Series/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 ''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Also Zsa Zsa Gabor, 80s pop icon Stacy Q, El Debarge, and Jermane Jackson.
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]].)
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