Watch Facts of Life
- 9 Seasons
"The Facts of Life" is an American sitcom that takes place at a boarding school for girls in Peekskill, New York. The cast is led by Charlotte Rae, who plays Mrs. Edna Garrett; she goes from being a housemother in the first season to a school dietitian in the second season to four girls of various ages. The oldest girl, Blair Warner, is the daughter of rich parents and possesses an ego that sometimes clashes with the other girls. Jo Polniazec is a tomboy, a sharp contrast to Blair. Natalie Green and Tootie Ramsey are close friends and confidantes. Although these girls have different personalities and upbringings, they form a common bond that takes them through life's ups and downs over a nine-year period. During the show's run, the girls discover that growing up is not easy, but Mrs. Garrett is always around to give them advice. As a result, the girls see her as a surrogate mother; she helps them deal with issues such as alcoholism, racism, rape, and divorce.