Dorm mother, dietician, restaurateuse... Mrs. Garrett could seemingly do it all. But what was her greatest challenge on "The Facts of Life"?
What was Edna Garrett's greatest challenge?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Sunday at 6:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/04/2021|
Learning that women's hairstyles had progressed beyond the Edwardian period.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/04/2021|
That bouffant was a major major achievement!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/04/2021|
Keeping Jo from touching Tootie’s titties.
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/04/2021|
Who is this cow?!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/04/2021|
Controlling her massive tits, and keeping them from swinging around, knocking over small children.
Her 18 hour bra only lasted for 20 minutes.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/04/2021|
Joan Collins........everyone knows she’s a bitch! lol
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/04/2021|
That her parents actually named her sister Beverly Ann, and that STILL was a better first name than her own.
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|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/04/2021|
Being Mr. Drummond's Indentured Sex Servant for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/04/2021|
Transitioning from a pastry shop to Edna's Edibles dispensary.
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/04/2021|
Eiffel Towering with Arnold and Willis.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/04/2021|
R15, actually it could have happened regardless if those orphans were around or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/04/2021|
Getting a cupcake to the dining room. (She’d eat them herself in the kitchen!)
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/04/2021|
I imagine Mrs. Garrett had a hard time keeping enough Aqua Net on hand to maintain that giant hairdo!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/04/2021|
"Beverly Ann's scheming destroyed any chance of happiness I had as a child or adult."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||05/04/2021|
Edna was a trail-blazing cougar.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||05/04/2021|
Planning Mrs. Parker's birthday dinner EVERY year.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||05/04/2021|
The time she had to switch from Aqua Net to White Rain. That could have been "A Very Special Episode."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/04/2021|
Making sure her cunt was throughly scrubbed and clean.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/04/2021|
Making those peanut butter croissants her son loved so much!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/04/2021|
KEEPING THE BEES OUT of that piled up conical shaped hive.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/04/2021|
Her head looks like an inflated bag of jiffy pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/04/2021|
…she never lived long enough to open an eponymous dispensary with all the aptly named strains.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/04/2021|
Dealing with the guilt of abandoning her infant daughter Kelly at an orphanage in the spring of 1947!😢😢😢
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/04/2021|
Convincing Eastland to keep The Girls as indentured servants long after their debts (totaled van and later remodeled room) had been paid off.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/04/2021|
Her gambling husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/04/2021|
Beverly Ann Stickle was a much better human being.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/04/2021|
Trying to get Cousin Geri to keep her knickers on.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/04/2021|
Explaining to the girls why George will most likely be a confirmed bachelor.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/04/2021|
Letting Mr Drummond hit it from behind while she hand washed the dishes. He always wanted it while she did the dishes!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/04/2021|
Trying to stop Jo from hitting Blair with a wrench.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/04/2021|
Trying to keep a straight face and not bust out laughing when Tootie was promoted to be the next supermodel.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/04/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||05/04/2021|
Keeping cousin Jeri from diddling Jo.
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|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/04/2021|
The fact that she’s a fictional character.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/05/2021|
Restauratrice. Not restaurateuse. Restaurant is a French word OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/05/2021|
Trying to get Jo out of her Field Hockey gear and into a frilly flowery Laura Ashley date nite ensemble
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/05/2021|
[quote]What was Edna Garrett's greatest challenge?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/05/2021|
The penis envy inherent in systemic Lesbianism
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/05/2021|
Hitting that high note in "Oh Holy Night" during the prison Christmas show.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||05/05/2021|
I think hair & makeup was the better part of her day
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/05/2021|
Keeping her snatch clean. She couldn’t reach down to clean it.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/05/2021|
Hiding Jimmy Hoffa under all that hair.
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|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||05/05/2021|
Trying to not scream at Natalie for breaking before she finished delivering the punch line.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/05/2021|
Cousin Jeri licked Jo’s snatch and fingered her.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/05/2021|
Cleaning up all the cum rags hidden under Jo’s bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/05/2021|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/05/2021|
There's a place you gotta go for learnin' all you oughta know about the FACTS OF DEATH, bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/05/2021|
Eddie thought Jo looked real classy.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/05/2021|
Keeping Mr. Bradley from impregnating Blair... again.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/05/2021|
Too late! Blair’s in trubbb-llle!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/05/2021|
Her biggest challenge was hiding Jo's trans status.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||05/05/2021|
Dealing with Tootie's excruciating boob pain — first, as they came in, then as carting around those DDs every day destroyed her back.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/05/2021|
They all had huge knockers. The set was half tit meat.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/05/2021|
Yeah, but Kim's took up half the set...
But that's what happens when you're a teen mom!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/05/2021|
Dealing with lezzy Cousin Jeri and her desire to eat out Jo’s snatch.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/05/2021|
Losing weight. Dietician, my ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/05/2021|
Not warning Natalie that Chaplin drag is a rape magnet.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||05/05/2021|
Thanks for giving us 100 episodes, for no reason other than TV sucked at that point!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/05/2021|
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:
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/06/2021|
Keeping Jo out of Natalie’s Banana Nut Bush City Limits
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/06/2021|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/06/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/06/2021|
Coming to terms with what the fuck was on her head
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/06/2021|
I think that squirrels lived on her head.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||05/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||05/06/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 85||05/06/2021|
Convincing George to drop his "You know what I mean" catchphrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/06/2021|
Mrs G’s dirty clam bar kept getting shut down for health violations
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/06/2021|
I have no idea why I started that with "No..." when I totally confirmed your speculation was correct, R79. Whoops.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/06/2021|
Did Greg Bradford do porn after his Facts of Life appearances?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/06/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/06/2021|
Not giving side eye to the “boys” from nearby Bates Academy who clearly looked to be at least in their 20s.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/06/2021|
Making Chester Tate forget about his ex-wife Jessica....and her big boobies!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||05/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/08/2021|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Sunday at 6:23 AM|