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The Facts of Life - The Complete Third Season
The Facts of Life - The Complete Third Season
Actors: Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Welchel
Directors: Valentine Mayer, Jim Drake (II), Asaad Kelada, Nick Havinga
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2006     10hr 2min

School is back in session as Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) and the girls of Eastland return for the third season of The Facts of Life, one of the biggest TV hits of the '80s! Share the laughter with Blair (Lisa Whelchel), T...  more »

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Actors: Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Welchel
Directors: Valentine Mayer, Jim Drake (II), Asaad Kelada, Nick Havinga
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2006
Original Release Date: 08/24/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 08/24/1979
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 10hr 2min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

It just keeps getting better from here on! Episodes with Des
A.B. | USA | 08/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Facts of Life was the longest running sitcom with an all female cast and of the 1980's. As years goes by the series evolves and just keeps getting better. Season three is by far better than the previous two, with the girls at Eastland (only one more year to go -- then comes 2 years of Edna's Edibles and 3 years of Over Our Head's Era's) they tackle more serious issues as the years go by and as the girls get older. In this season premiere, Tootie feeling left out because she is the youngest and is tired of getting picked on by Blair, Jo, and Natalie turns to alcohol to prove that she is 'just as grown up' as the other girls. As old as this series is, many issues are still current today with teens, and college problems. The stories are very well laid out and realistic (other than season two where it was kind of cheesy in many spots).

This season marks one of the most memorable episode of the series with the infamous Paint Fight, which gets the girls into more trouble and put on probation until graduation.

Sony has included all full length 24 episodes of season three in this box set. The run time is 602 minutes, which means that The Facts of Life Goes To Paris 2 hr movie (ran as episode numbers 54, 55, 56 and 57 in the series) will not be included in this set, but may be included in the Season Four set.

Episodes are as followed

30 28 Oct 81 Growing Pains
Tootie, tired of being treated like a little girl, turns to alcohol.

31 4 Nov 81 Fear Strikes Back
Natalie withdraws after being attacked while returning from a party.

32 11 Nov 81 A Baby in the House
Blair's married friend brings her baby for a visit and then disappears.

33 18 Nov 81 A Friend in Deed
Blair learns her mother has been hiding her breast cancer from the family.

34 25 Nov 81 Front Page
Jo's hot news story has serious repercussions for her journalism teacher.

35 2 Dec 81 Give and Take
The girls help Mrs. Garrett when she suffers a financial crisis.

36 9 Dec 81 Sweet Sorrow
Jo begins to fall for her class-project husband as her boyfriend Eddie comes to visit.

37 16 Dec 81 From Russia With Love
Natalie has romantic plans for the weekend when her adoring grandmother comes to visit.

38 23 Dec 81 Dear Me
Worried about camping with boys from Bates, Tootie invents an imaginary boyfriend.

39 30 Dec 81 Cousin Geri Returns
The girls question Geri's date when he asks her out again.

40 6 Jan 82 Legacy
Receiving a bequest from her grandfather, Blair learns a surprising secret about her family.

41 13 Jan 82 Green-Eyed Monster
Natalie becomes jealous when Tootie gets the lead in the school play.

42 20 Jan 82 The Americanization of Miko
A Japanese student's eagerness to learn American ways upsets her traditional father.

43 27 Jan 82 The Marriage Brokers
Blair is surprised by what she learns about Mrs. Garrett's new beau.

44 3 Feb 82 Starstruck
Tootie's friends are concerned about her obsession with singer Jermaine Jackson.

45 10 Feb 82 The Four Musketeers
Released from custody, the girls must decide whether to go on being roommates.

46 17 Feb 82 The Affair
Natalie has a painful confrontation with her father after seeing him with another woman.

47 24 Feb 82 Runaway
Tootie decides to go to New York unchaperoned and encounters teenage prostitution.

48 3 Mar 82 New York, New York
Vacation trips home seem to make Blair and Jo's feud worse.

49 17 Mar 82 Kids Can Be Cruel
Natalie's revenge on Blair hurts an innocent bystander.

50 24 Mar 82 Mind Your Own Business
Secrecy becomes all-consuming after Natalie learns that Blair peeked into her diary.

51 31 Mar 82 The Academy
Blair's blind date for a military school dance is actually a delinquent.

52 14 Apr 82 Jo's Cousin
Jo's 14-year-old lovesick tomboy cousin back home needs her help.

53 5 May 82 Read No Evil
Jo takes up the battle when Mrs. Garrett and Natalie get nowhere on the issue of banned books.

Remember to order the latest release to get more seasons/era's on dvd!!!!! A great sales for the 1st/2nd seasons made this season come out very early!!! A great Facts of Life site is at -- The Facts of Life Site

Tamra J. Gibson | Los Angeles,CA | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just don't understand how these studios will wait so long to release classic shows like Alice, Maude, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, and the Facts of Life, but break their necks to release todays current crap shows at record speed??? It's like they wait so long in between releases then the tv show falls off the radar, which can cause poor future sales. I want to support these classic shows, but I see why there is a whole black market on the internet to buy these shows alot faster on dvd!"
4th season? 5th season? Whats the hold up!?!?!?!
Walter G. Krueger Jr. | Chicago, IL | 06/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Uummmm Yha you can only watch the 3rd season so many times before you know it word for word.... so what gives? where are the other season's on dvd?!?!? Bring on Beverly Ann and Andy already! "Over our heads" people!!! Talk about slow release's.
Just Hurry it up already!
Thank You!"
Great Gulity Pleasure
N. Mills | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just love stuff about girls in boarding school. It's such a trip to see all the styles and stars of the eighties again. The show is just as good now as it was then. It's also nice to watch about teenagers where the kids are more innocent than todays teen shows."