Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of ‘The Facts of Life’

FACTS OF LIFE, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields, 1979-1988
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You take the good,

You take the bad,

You take them both and there you have

The facts of life.

Everyone remembers the theme song from the popular sitcom spinoff of NBC’s Diff’rent Strokes, which aired for nine seasons and 201 episodes and followed upbeat housekeeper Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) moving on up to become a housemother at a posh Eastland private girls school in upstate New York. There, she took charge of four teenage girls, snooty Blair (Lisa Whelchel), cheery Natalie (Mindy Cohn), sociable Tootie (Kim Fields) and tough cookie Jo (Nancy McKeon), all needing her love and guidance. The show regularly dove into serious topics such as sex, eating disorders and teenage drinking, giving audiences of all ages the chance to learn (or relearn) The Facts of Life.

Take our quiz to see how well you remember this beloved series.



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