The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
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Rites of Passage: Part 1 

College graduation has arrived for Jo and Blair, which means their families are in town, including Jo's grandfather from Poland. Blair is asked to give the graduation speech after Jo turns it down.

Director:

John Bowab

Writers:

Howard Leeds (developed by), Ben Starr (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Cloris Leachman ... Beverly Ann Stickle
Lisa Whelchel ... Blair Warner
Kim Fields ... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
Mindy Cohn ... Natalie Green
Mackenzie Astin ... Andy Moffett
Nancy McKeon ... Jo Polniaczek
Nicolas Coster ... David Warner
Marj Dusay ... Monica Warner
Sheldon Leonard ... Josef Polniaczek
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Rose Polniaczek
Ben Piazza ... Dean Howard Jones
Alex Rocco ... Charlie Polniaczek
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Storyline

College graduation has arrived for Jo and Blair, which means their families are in town, including Jo's grandfather from Poland. Blair is asked to give the graduation speech after Jo turns it down.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Blair inverts her line when facing off with the dean. She says, "In Warner Hall, in the Warner Wing of Warner Auditorium." Logically it should be "In Warner Auditorium, in the Warner Wing of Warner Hall." See more »

Soundtracks

The Facts of Life
(theme song)
Written by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton
Performed by Gloria Loring
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