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What was Edna Garrett's greatest challenge?

Dorm mother, dietician, restaurateuse... Mrs. Garrett could seemingly do it all. But what was her greatest challenge on "The Facts of Life"?

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 6:23 AM


by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

Learning that women's hairstyles had progressed beyond the Edwardian period.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

That bouffant was a major major achievement!

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

Keeping Jo from touching Tootie’s titties.

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

Who is this cow?!

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

Controlling her massive tits, and keeping them from swinging around, knocking over small children.

Her 18 hour bra only lasted for 20 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

Joan Collins........everyone knows she’s a bitch! lol

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

That her parents actually named her sister Beverly Ann, and that STILL was a better first name than her own.

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

Being Mr. Drummond's Indentured Sex Servant for years.

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021

Transitioning from a pastry shop to Edna's Edibles dispensary.

by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2021

Eiffel Towering with Arnold and Willis.

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

R15, actually it could have happened regardless if those orphans were around or not.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

Getting a cupcake to the dining room. (She’d eat them herself in the kitchen!)

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2021

I imagine Mrs. Garrett had a hard time keeping enough Aqua Net on hand to maintain that giant hairdo!

by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

"Beverly Ann's scheming destroyed any chance of happiness I had as a child or adult."

by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

trying to control herself with blair's stripper boyfriend CLIff and then the other male strippers at the club jo and blair took her to see for her birthday...

at least ole Edna DID kiss CLIFF ON THE LIPS?! earlier! (seriously what was up with that?!)..

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

Edna was a trail-blazing cougar.

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

R4, "Touching Tootie’s Titties" is my new favorite fantasy indie band hit song! Always played in tandem with "Gotta Get Over Greta" by The Nields.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

Planning Mrs. Parker's birthday dinner EVERY year.

by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

Having the talk with Andy after catching him in the stock room of “Over Our Heads” sniffing a pair of George’s used underwear.

by Anonymousreply 2505/04/2021

The time she had to switch from Aqua Net to White Rain. That could have been "A Very Special Episode."

by Anonymousreply 2605/04/2021

Making sure her cunt was throughly scrubbed and clean.

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by Anonymousreply 2705/04/2021

Making those peanut butter croissants her son loved so much!

by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2021

KEEPING THE BEES OUT of that piled up conical shaped hive.

by Anonymousreply 2905/04/2021

Morphing from a maid in Manhattan into aprofessional dietician and then business owner, all the while keeping four girls hostage as her unpaid workers for years.

by Anonymousreply 3005/04/2021

Her head looks like an inflated bag of jiffy pop.

by Anonymousreply 3105/04/2021

…she never lived long enough to open an eponymous dispensary with all the aptly named strains.

by Anonymousreply 3205/04/2021

Dealing with the guilt of abandoning her infant daughter Kelly at an orphanage in the spring of 1947!😢😢😢

by Anonymousreply 3305/04/2021

Convincing Eastland to keep The Girls as indentured servants long after their debts (totaled van and later remodeled room) had been paid off.

by Anonymousreply 3405/04/2021

Her gambling husband.

by Anonymousreply 3505/04/2021

Beverly Ann Stickle was a much better human being.

by Anonymousreply 3605/04/2021

Trying to get Cousin Geri to keep her knickers on.

by Anonymousreply 3705/04/2021

Explaining to the girls why George will most likely be a confirmed bachelor.

by Anonymousreply 3805/04/2021

Letting Mr Drummond hit it from behind while she hand washed the dishes. He always wanted it while she did the dishes!

by Anonymousreply 3905/04/2021

Trying to stop Jo from hitting Blair with a wrench.

by Anonymousreply 4005/04/2021

Trying to keep a straight face and not bust out laughing when Tootie was promoted to be the next supermodel.

by Anonymousreply 4105/04/2021

[quote] Trying to keep a straight face and not bust out laughing when Tootie was promoted to be the next supermodel.

Ironically that’s the only time I WAS able to keep a straight face and not bust out laughing!

by Anonymousreply 4205/04/2021

Keeping cousin Jeri from diddling Jo.

by Anonymousreply 4305/04/2021


by Anonymousreply 4405/04/2021

The fact that she’s a fictional character.

by Anonymousreply 4505/05/2021

Restauratrice. Not restaurateuse. Restaurant is a French word OP.

by Anonymousreply 4605/05/2021

Trying to get Jo out of her Field Hockey gear and into a frilly flowery Laura Ashley date nite ensemble

by Anonymousreply 4705/05/2021

[quote]What was Edna Garrett's greatest challenge?

Fleet Week.

by Anonymousreply 4805/05/2021

The penis envy inherent in systemic Lesbianism

by Anonymousreply 4905/05/2021

Hitting that high note in "Oh Holy Night" during the prison Christmas show.

by Anonymousreply 5005/05/2021

Mrs Garrett definitely seems to have had a challenge with keeping her hair a consistent colour. It's baffling to binge the show (which I did in quarantine) and see the drastic changes in the red hue from one ep to the next. It would go from Ronald McDonald red one ep, to the next ep being almost a tangerine colour. I guess the Eastland pharmacy didn't have a wide selection of henna products for her to choose from.

by Anonymousreply 5105/05/2021

I think hair & makeup was the better part of her day

by Anonymousreply 5205/05/2021

Keeping her snatch clean. She couldn’t reach down to clean it.

by Anonymousreply 5305/05/2021


by Anonymousreply 5405/05/2021

Hiding Jimmy Hoffa under all that hair.

by Anonymousreply 5505/05/2021


by Anonymousreply 5605/05/2021

Because of this thread, I watched the S5 premiere ep on PlutoTV...they definitely must've gotten new writers for the new season, as it's very much a dramedy with the girls (girls, girls!) and Mrs. G herself. I'll have to remind myself by continuing to watch, but I believe she's about to leave Eastland and open Edna's Edibles.

by Anonymousreply 5705/05/2021

Trying to not scream at Natalie for breaking before she finished delivering the punch line.

by Anonymousreply 5805/05/2021

Cousin Jeri licked Jo’s snatch and fingered her.

by Anonymousreply 5905/05/2021

Cleaning up all the cum rags hidden under Jo’s bed.

by Anonymousreply 6005/05/2021

Luring Miss Mahoney to her untimely death in the fall of 1979.

One less competitor for Mr. Bradley’s affection...and his thick uncut cock!

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by Anonymousreply 6105/05/2021

There's a place you gotta go for learnin' all you oughta know about the FACTS OF DEATH, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 6205/05/2021

Eddie thought Jo looked real classy.

by Anonymousreply 6305/05/2021

Keeping Mr. Bradley from impregnating Blair... again.

by Anonymousreply 6405/05/2021

Too late! Blair’s in trubbb-llle!

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by Anonymousreply 6505/05/2021

Her biggest challenge was hiding Jo's trans status.

by Anonymousreply 6605/05/2021

Her biggest challenge was concocting the scheme to cover up Kim, I mean Tootie's pregnancy.

Very clever of her to come up with the, "baby sister," angle!

by Anonymousreply 6705/05/2021

Dealing with Tootie's excruciating boob pain — first, as they came in, then as carting around those DDs every day destroyed her back.

by Anonymousreply 6805/05/2021

They all had huge knockers. The set was half tit meat.

by Anonymousreply 6905/05/2021

Yeah, but Kim's took up half the set...

But that's what happens when you're a teen mom!

by Anonymousreply 7005/05/2021

Dealing with lezzy Cousin Jeri and her desire to eat out Jo’s snatch.

by Anonymousreply 7105/05/2021

Losing weight. Dietician, my ass.

by Anonymousreply 7205/05/2021

Not warning Natalie that Chaplin drag is a rape magnet.

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by Anonymousreply 7305/05/2021

She had to be a BDSM sub for Mr. Parker — anal included.

No one with her girth would have been hired as a dietitian.

Especially in evidence of how fat her four charges got in the space of two years.

by Anonymousreply 7405/05/2021

Thanks for giving us 100 episodes, for no reason other than TV sucked at that point!

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by Anonymousreply 7505/05/2021

Clearly, her biggest challenge was deciding on a weight and hair color.

They were all over the place during her time on the series.

Her best look was the massive weight loss and dark-red dye job of Season 3:

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by Anonymousreply 7705/06/2021

Keeping Jo out of Natalie’s Banana Nut Bush City Limits

by Anonymousreply 7805/06/2021

R51 so funny and so true — you also notice it big time in the OOH era opening credits when they flash back to all the seasons for each cast member.

R65 I just noticed that says episode 9 and it aired in May? How bizarre. Was there sort of season 1 hiatus?

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by Anonymousreply 8005/06/2021

Coming to terms with what the fuck was on her head

by Anonymousreply 8105/06/2021

I think that squirrels lived on her head.

by Anonymousreply 8205/06/2021

Tootie was desperate to go to the Jermaine Jackson concert in NYC. Mrs. G had no choice other than to cancel scheduled extra curricular activity and accompany Toots to the show. Tootie was shittin’ bricks!

by Anonymousreply 8305/06/2021

speaking of mr. bradley from season 1 i always thought the character (and the actor?) came off as snarky effeminate FOP!....

in my mind, he really had the hots for blair's gorgeous feathered blond hair hunky boyfriend in snug t-shirt and even more snug blue jeans, the actor/male model greg bradford! yummy he was!...

by Anonymousreply 8405/06/2021

[quote] [R65] I just noticed that says episode 9 and it aired in May? How bizarre. Was there sort of season 1 hiatus?

No, FoL was a summer replacement in its first season and premiered in the late summer of '79 for about a month before the '79-80 season launched. It was then brought back in the Spring of 1980 as a mid-season replacement. I don't understand the strategy, because when they brought it back in Spring of 1980, it still had all the girls on it. It didn't get re-tooled until its 80-81 season.

by Anonymousreply 8505/06/2021

Convincing George to drop his "You know what I mean" catchphrase.

by Anonymousreply 8605/06/2021

Mrs G’s dirty clam bar kept getting shut down for health violations

by Anonymousreply 8705/06/2021

I have no idea why I started that with "No..." when I totally confirmed your speculation was correct, R79. Whoops.

by Anonymousreply 8805/06/2021

Did Greg Bradford do porn after his Facts of Life appearances?

by Anonymousreply 8905/06/2021

Hey boys!

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by Anonymousreply 9005/06/2021

Not giving side eye to the “boys” from nearby Bates Academy who clearly looked to be at least in their 20s.

by Anonymousreply 9105/06/2021

Making Chester Tate forget about his ex-wife Jessica....and her big boobies!

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by Anonymousreply 9305/08/2021

Bridesmaids Jo and Natalie are clearly undressing each other with their eyes and very much looking forward to the post-wedding scissoring session. Was Geri not invited?

by Anonymousreply 9405/08/2021


by Anonymousreply 9505/08/2021

My sister had to deal with a bunch of teenage girls? Big deal.

Trying raising a teenage BOY with his constant erections. And dried semen in every nook and cranny!

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 6:23 AM
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