She was almost home and a rapist saw a big fat girl dressed as Charlie Chaplin and decided to rape her. If those people hadn’t startled him, he would have done more than put his hand over her mouth.
Natalie Green was almost raped
|by Anonymous||reply 179||June 22, 2022 10:20 PM|
Why DID Natalie get all the sex related storylines?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 27, 2022 8:17 PM|
And then they made her look at that Charlie Chaplin mask when they opened Over Our Heads. That thing loomed over every scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 27, 2022 8:18 PM|
Eastland was a rapist hunting ground. Jo almost got date raped at the cotillion!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 27, 2022 8:22 PM|
It was Tutti
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 27, 2022 8:28 PM|
[quote]Why DID Natalie get all the sex related storylines?
The rape storyline was originally meant for Lisa Welchel, but she told them she wasn't going to do it, so they reassigned it to Natalie. Poor Natalie got all the reassigned storylines.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 27, 2022 8:31 PM|
It’s ‘Tootie’ Goddammit!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 27, 2022 8:32 PM|
Natalie was a comic diversion from the seriousness of rape. The writers knew people would laugh at the thought of Natalie being sexually assaulted.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 27, 2022 9:04 PM|
Natalie probably just lied there
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 27, 2022 11:01 PM|
r8 reminds me of the ending of Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 27, 2022 11:04 PM|
It was in fact a lie. Nobody attempted to rape her. She made it all up for attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 27, 2022 11:12 PM|
It was Charlie Chaplin they were after. Natalie just got in the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 28, 2022 1:04 AM|
Very Special Episode trigger warning.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 28, 2022 1:15 AM|
Well, if she’s going to go around dressed as Charlie Chaplin she obviously asking for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 28, 2022 1:22 AM|
You’ll notice how they did a closeup of Tootie. That because Mindy Cohn couldn’t act.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 28, 2022 1:25 AM|
Because Natalie almost got raped, they fired Mrs. Garrett and brought in Phyllis Lindstrom.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 28, 2022 1:26 AM|
Somewhere there's a man with PTSD from being sexually assaulted by a fat girl in a Charlie Chaplin costume.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 28, 2022 1:30 AM|
Was it behind a dumpster?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 28, 2022 1:52 AM|
I was almost home!
I’m envisioning a tale somewhere between The Wizard of Oz and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 28, 2022 1:57 AM|
Straight men like more cushion for the pushin', Natalie had to beat them off with a stick.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 28, 2022 2:02 AM|
Are you kidding? Natalie was a regular at the Peekskill Metro North Station. How else do you think she paid her school fees?
The one that tried to “rape” her was probably an angry housewife.
You’ll notice in OP’s clip that Mrs. Garrett is going to bed. She doesn’t care that Natalie isn’t home because she’s used to Natalie stumbling in at 2 am after working the train station.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 28, 2022 2:17 AM|
Sienna D'enema (of Jiz fame) redubbed these scenes to perfection. Sadly he seemed to have deleted it of of youtube. Some of the funniest shit I ever heard.
Anyway, anyone find it inexplicable hilarious that phat Natalie was almost raped while dressed as Chaplin? Tell me that image ain't funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 28, 2022 2:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 28, 2022 2:28 AM|
That rape would have taken too long. Natalie needed to be rolled in flour so the rapist could find the wet spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 28, 2022 2:33 AM|
The Charlie Chaplin walk doesn’t lend itself well to outrunning sexual predators.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 28, 2022 2:33 AM|
It was her stache that made him do it.
They gave her that episode to point out how rape is an act of violence, not attraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 28, 2022 7:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 28, 2022 7:41 AM|
Why didn't she mime the attack?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 28, 2022 7:45 AM|
She was asking for it, dressing like a tramp!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 28, 2022 7:58 AM|
She looked like Rene Zellwigger before her learning to suppress her appetite.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 28, 2022 8:00 AM|
[quote]And then they made her look at that Charlie Chaplin mask when they opened Over Our Heads. That thing loomed over every scene.
Are you kidding, Natalie was completely turned on by the Chaplin mask after that - she pretended to kiss it while she had long extended sessions with her vibrator...
Mrs. Garrett finally had to speak to her, because her sex toys were causing electrical brown outs at Eastland!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 28, 2022 8:41 AM|
What’s this show?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 28, 2022 8:58 AM|
The Facts of Life. It was a spin-off from Diff’rent Strokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 28, 2022 2:52 PM|
R21, WHET Sienna D'enema? I liked his Jiz and Golden Shower Girls series.
R30, wasn't Natalie the first one in the group to lose her virginity?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 28, 2022 3:02 PM|
Well she certainly wasn’t the LITTLE tramp!!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 28, 2022 3:13 PM|
After Natalie’s attempted rape experience she turned down free concert tickets, from Blair, to see Bruce Springsteen in NYC. So Mrs Garrett had an self defense instructor come to Eastland cafeteria to teach the basics to the girls. Blair wore a Karate inspired outfit she bought after watching the miniseries Shogun on NBC. Jo wore mens hanes sweats. Tootie wore her Eastland track suit. Natalie wore jeans and an eggplant sweatshirt. Mrs G wore a denim blue jumpsuit with a gold zipper. The self defense instructor wore a burgundy velour track suit. They learned how to jab a would-be attacker’s face with a Dum Dum lollipop stick, keys and a hairbrush across the eyes. The instructor taught Edna Garrett to yell FIRE!!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 28, 2022 5:20 PM|
I hope her attacker was apprehended
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 28, 2022 7:31 PM|
R35 Wait, they really used the yell “Fire” when being attacked in that episode? The third time I was mugged, in broad daylight at twelve noon with witnesses watching I did have the piece of mind to do that and it actually caused the two attackers to flee, but I thought I had learned that from the time on the hard streets of NYC, not from FoL?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 28, 2022 8:08 PM|
R37 FOL all the way. 1981.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 28, 2022 8:13 PM|
Was it rape rape?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 28, 2022 8:16 PM|
Was it Chaplin Chaplin?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 28, 2022 8:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 28, 2022 8:24 PM|
[quote] Well, if she’s going to go around dressed as Charlie Chaplin she [is] obviously asking for it.
Damn straight. Felice Schachter wisely went as Buster Keaton, and everyone left her alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 28, 2022 8:30 PM|
Mindy Cohn's acting at the OP's clip is just awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 28, 2022 8:35 PM|
Tootie went to the party in a full length tube dress as Diana Ross. Nobody tried to rape her.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 28, 2022 8:35 PM|
Jo went as Peter Fonda in Easy Rider. That was an odd choice for a budding lesbian in 1981.
Blair went as 60s era Jane Fonda, not early 80s Jane Fonda Workout, that was hugely popular at the time. Another odd choice especially she didn’t wear a costume. All she had was a picketing sign.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 28, 2022 8:39 PM|
Mrs. Garrett wanted to go as Theda Bara, but she had to stay in the dorm.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 28, 2022 8:45 PM|
Was it a pity rape?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 28, 2022 9:00 PM|
R46 the woman with the deranged eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 28, 2022 9:06 PM|
R46 And she couldn’t find a metal snake headed bra to fit her bazoombas.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 28, 2022 9:19 PM|
The creep didn’t think Charlie Chaplin could talk, much less try to scream.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 28, 2022 9:24 PM|
I think it was suspicious that Natalie pre-made several silent movie caption cards addressing a rape situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 28, 2022 10:00 PM|
Oh, big woo. I was attacked in that abandoned mall in broad daylight.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 28, 2022 10:01 PM|
I had a dream about that last night, r52. Only it was at The Mall of America and I was attacking Anthony.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 28, 2022 10:45 PM|
[quote] Natalie probably just lied there
Do you mean that Natalie lied to the other girls and Mrs G. about almost being raped? Or did you mean that she just laid on the ground still while some perv dry humped her?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 28, 2022 11:56 PM|
Any Natalie Green fans??
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 29, 2022 7:14 PM|
[quote] The rape storyline was originally meant for Lisa Welchel, but she told them she wasn't going to do it, so they reassigned it to Natalie. Poor Natalie got all the reassigned storylines.
No, the losing of virginity was originally meant for Whelchel and she turned it down because she was a Christian and didn't want her fans to think it was okay to have pre-marital sex. So after much consideration (and realizing that Jo was a lesbian, Tootie was black and Edna had probably given it up already) they settled on Natalie. But only after all the other girls from Season 1 refused to come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 29, 2022 7:20 PM|
R44 Tootie could barely walk in that outfit. I remember as a child watching this episode with my older sister who said if the attacker had gone after Tootie, she'd would never have had a chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 29, 2022 7:55 PM|
[quote]Natalie Green was almost raped
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 29, 2022 10:31 PM|
I heard they asked Natalie to make a papier-mâché bust of the man who attacked her, but when she delivered it to the police station they later only threw it away.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 29, 2022 11:00 PM|
Another teen harlot, walking around with a mattress on her back.
She should have been expelled, I tell you.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 29, 2022 11:39 PM|
[quote] Any Natalie Green fans??
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 29, 2022 11:49 PM|
I'm telling ya, Tootie...his big hard penis was this close to penetrating my vulva....
Oh hi Mrs. G, yeah, I'm still pretty upset about the rape attempt...could ya bring me some more donuts
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 30, 2022 12:00 AM|
^ then I accidentally farted and it seemed to frighten him for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 30, 2022 12:02 AM|
[quote] Natalie Green was almost raped
That fat thing?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 30, 2022 12:03 AM|
Natalie's in trouble.....make it a double!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 30, 2022 12:03 AM|
That's nothing, Nat...Jermaine Jackson came "this close" to fucking me...and I prolly could've had his brother Michael too!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 30, 2022 12:07 AM|
The influence of this "type" of girls is one of the reasons I had to pull Christina out of the Eastland School!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 30, 2022 12:10 AM|
I think you're underreacting, Mrs. Garrett!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 30, 2022 12:27 AM|
Natalie GREEN is EATING a meatball sandwich RIGHT OUT IN CLASS!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 30, 2022 1:38 AM|
Mrs. Garrett, my compliments to your school on its impeccable reputation
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 30, 2022 3:11 AM|
But was she almost "almost"?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 30, 2022 6:35 AM|
Was this the same season where Tootie's never-again-mentioned brother Marshall fell victim to an SUI? (Skiing Under the Influence?)
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 30, 2022 11:25 AM|
Marshall loved booze and driving
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 30, 2022 5:22 PM|
It’s always the fatties who “fear assault” the most in real life too.
Hey fatty, telling me I’m being disrespectful for lusting for you with my eyes — guess what? You’re very much barking up the wrong tree.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 30, 2022 5:28 PM|
I was VIOLATED....
I mean...he almost....
He touched my breasts...
Could someone pass the donuts, please...I'm still struggling
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 30, 2022 6:30 PM|
You think Peekskill is dangerous? Try We Ho!
I don't feel safe!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 30, 2022 6:32 PM|
This episode seems like what someone would write their dissertation on.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 30, 2022 6:38 PM|
I’m glad Mr Parker talked to the school board about getting me a raise. I hated working nights at Howard Johnson’s and I didn’t want to think about the possibility of eating dog food in the future.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 30, 2022 6:41 PM|
^ "Wait for Your Laugh: On Normalized Rape Culture As A Fact Of Life."
By Xavieria Amarylis Womynsdottir, PhD.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 30, 2022 6:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 30, 2022 7:25 PM|
I get kind of sad watching the shows from FOL 1981-1982 season. I was in the 4th grade and my life was happy at that particular time.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 30, 2022 9:25 PM|
^ if the male patriarchy is oppressing you or denying you your happiness...
I will help you shut that shit down...I mean, if you are a woman
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 30, 2022 9:45 PM|
Something about her makes my stomach upset.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 31, 2022 1:32 AM|
Forty years later, I'm still a wee bit in platonic love with Mindy Cohn.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 31, 2022 1:36 AM|
This must be the 3,742nd time this has come up on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 31, 2022 2:34 AM|
^ We were triggered and we are still working through our trauma...do you have a problem with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 31, 2022 2:48 AM|
"Send In The Clown: Natalie Green And The Queering of Gender In Sexual Assault Narratives," by Xavieria Amarylis Womynsdottir, PhD.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 31, 2022 5:06 AM|
Only because you're a disingenuous asshole, R86
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 31, 2022 5:43 AM|
I had no idea what any of this was about before reading this thread and am still in hysterics over it.
Also, why was the audience clapping after hearing her story? "I was almost home..." *thunderous applause*.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 31, 2022 9:00 AM|
R89 - the audience was impressed that Natalie actually walked anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 31, 2022 10:28 PM|
if it was male stripper Cliff or Blair's first boyfriend, gorgeous Steve (played by greg bradford) ole Natalie should have been begging for it!...
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 31, 2022 10:31 PM|
The rapist could tell that she was into it so he took off in disgust.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 31, 2022 10:57 PM|
Was she working at the taco place then? Maybe she ripped a bean & cheese shart that made her would-be attacker's eyes water.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||June 1, 2022 2:55 AM|
Look, you dress up as Charlie Chaplin, sooner or later you'll eventually get raped.
This is from one who knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||June 1, 2022 3:56 AM|
93, according to Grace and Frankie, elders are supposed to soil themselves, to ward off attackers. In Natalie's case, I think the reverse happened. The attacker ripped her bowler and stache off, and in shock, lost continence. Possibly lost consciousness, too,
Her best defense was her offensiveness.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||June 1, 2022 7:03 AM|
Who wouldn't want some of Mindy Cohn's pussy?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||June 1, 2022 7:15 AM|
I couldn't fuck that, even with your dick!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||June 1, 2022 7:18 AM|
[quote] then I accidentally farted and it seemed to frighten him
I once read that you should fart if you're about to be raped. it will drive the rapist away. Ive always remembered that piece of advice.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||June 1, 2022 7:44 AM|
I bet he ran when she unhinged her jaw and tried to eat him, like she did in "It".
|by Anonymous||reply 99||June 1, 2022 7:50 AM|
It was actually "Strange" Cindy Webster who approached Natalie in the dark that night...
|by Anonymous||reply 100||June 1, 2022 8:57 AM|
[quote] Who wouldn't want some of Mindy Cohn's pussy?
Why does it smell like Doritos?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||June 1, 2022 11:40 AM|
[quote] I once read that you should fart if you're about to be raped.
I'm not sure if I should feel impressed or appalled that you can fart at will.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||June 1, 2022 11:41 AM|
There was a farter who was a celebrity in Paris because he could fart at will. He put on shows, quite like Louis CK or Ricky Gervais.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||June 1, 2022 11:45 AM|
R103 - It's a gas!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||June 1, 2022 11:56 AM|
Natalie Green was almost raped!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||June 1, 2022 12:08 PM|
Mrs G's head was fucking huge! I heard she had to get steel wrapped around her vertebrae in order to hold up her huge pumpkin.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||June 1, 2022 12:27 PM|
Off topic, but I wanted to see Mrs. Garrett, turned into a Horny lonely old woman for a time, having her way seducing and being seduced into a secret dirty affair with Blair's boyfriend, the male stripper Cliff..... the motherly son relationship turned to sex! her horny for him and him thinking what the heck, old women need screwing too, besides, she does have way bigger breasts than blair, so why not!...
then ole cliff turns her on to the other male strippers at the club, and for a time, ole horny mrs. garrett is getting screwed and rotating with all of the strippers! laugh! i know, i know! i'm bizarre and kinky!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||June 1, 2022 1:03 PM|
This is such a rude and fun thread🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 108||June 1, 2022 4:56 PM|
You’re supposed to shit if rape is attempted
|by Anonymous||reply 109||June 1, 2022 8:01 PM|
Why didn’t she just lay back and enjoy it?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||June 1, 2022 9:39 PM|
He took off r110
|by Anonymous||reply 111||June 1, 2022 10:28 PM|
And I "almost" went all the way with a guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||June 1, 2022 10:58 PM|
Look at that whore Chaplin shakin his ass
|by Anonymous||reply 113||June 1, 2022 10:59 PM|
^ Those mincing little steps...
her jiggling ass...
she knew exactly what she was doing!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||June 2, 2022 2:48 AM|
Mrs G could have smashed that black rapist bastard to death with her huge fucking head. One bop and Negro be down to hell where he belong.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||June 2, 2022 12:20 PM|
Do we know, was there a serial rapist loose on campus that season?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||June 2, 2022 12:44 PM|
Oh wait... was she a great, big, fat person?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||June 4, 2022 8:59 AM|
This show was before I was born and that clip is the first time I’ve ever watched anything from it. Wow, the acting was terrible! How the hell did that show stay on for more than a few episodes?😳
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 4, 2022 9:26 AM|
R118, same! And I am as perplexed as you!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 4, 2022 9:27 AM|
R119 It was like watching a parody skit on Saturday Night Live!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 4, 2022 9:31 AM|
It’s interesting because Season 1 was a bomb. It was NBC’s lowest rated show.
In its first season, it had many more girls and part of the problem was that there were too many characters to follow. They retooled the show by getting rid of most of the girls (including young Molly Ringwald) and kept the beautiful stuck up girl, the black girl and the fat girl. The lesbian girl was later added.
Who knows why NBC stuck with the show after it’s dismal first season, but starting with Season 2 the ratings picked up. It was never in the Top 10 shows, but it sat comfortably in the Nielsen 25-35 range.
My guess is that NBC stuck with it because it was cheap to produce and target towards teenage girls. Believe it or not, there were special episodes. I think the girls went to Paris and Australia.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||June 4, 2022 11:08 AM|
R118 For the same reason Golden Girls stayed on the air. It had only a handful of episodes or scenes that were actually funny. Peeps loved crap in the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 4, 2022 11:16 AM|
[quote]My guess is that NBC stuck with it because it was cheap to produce and target towards teenage girls.
Well, you just keep thinkin' that darlin'
because me and other girls sucked a lot of executive cock to keep that show going...
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 4, 2022 11:17 AM|
Was it a show that deal with a "very special theme" every week?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||June 4, 2022 11:46 AM|
R118 it was also a Norman Lear show too and he had power at that time
|by Anonymous||reply 125||June 4, 2022 11:48 AM|
What nights of the week was this on throughout its run?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||June 4, 2022 12:10 PM|
R125, Facts of Life wasn’t a Norman Lear show. You can tell that because nobody is yelling and slamming doors.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||June 4, 2022 12:45 PM|
[quote] How the hell did that show stay on for more than a few episodes?
They got rid of Felice Schacter, that's why.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||June 4, 2022 1:02 PM|
R122, PLEASE share what sitcoms you think are funny if you believe The Golden Girls only had a handful of funny episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||June 4, 2022 1:05 PM|
[quote] What nights of the week was this on throughout its run?
I think earlier seasons may have been a Tuesday or Wednesday. Around the Over Our Heads era, it became the anchor for the Saturday night lineup.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||June 4, 2022 1:06 PM|
Felipe was a real downer, she was like the equivalent of box office poison to TV shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||June 4, 2022 1:08 PM|
I was in my 20's when the whole TGIF phenomenon was happening. I've never been able to sit through an episode of Full House or Family Matters.
I wouldn't expect anyone who wasn't a teen or pre-teen in the 80's to understand the appeal of FOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||June 4, 2022 1:23 PM|
[quote] Felipe was a real downer, she was like the equivalent of box office poison to TV shows.
Who is this Felipe? Some pioneer of gender pronouns?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||June 4, 2022 1:31 PM|
Sorry, self corrected Felice for some reason, Felice Schachter who somehow got many Hollywood opportunities with very little talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||June 4, 2022 1:37 PM|
Nat may have called it an attempted rape...
but I could feel the heat from her throbbing vagina for weeks afterward!
That fat girl was "turnt on"!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||June 4, 2022 9:01 PM|
Didn't Natalie had two marriage proposals in a reunion movie? Were we really supposed to believe that?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||June 4, 2022 9:07 PM|
If sitcoms can convince us a fat guy can marry a beautiful woman, they can also convince us a fat chick can pull some decent-looking men. 😛
|by Anonymous||reply 137||June 4, 2022 9:24 PM|
R136, Nat was using a website for Chub-Chasers at the time...
and one of them just wanted to feed her for his YouTube channel
|by Anonymous||reply 138||June 4, 2022 9:55 PM|
r129 has stated her boundaries!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||June 4, 2022 9:57 PM|
R127 uh yes it was as well as Diff'rent Strokes, did you not see the December episode of Live in front of a Studio Audience which had DS and FOL episodes done live
And Norman Lear was there as it's his show, he produces it through his production company Embassy
Kim Fields and Mindy Cohn even tweeted pictures of him and thanked him for creating th show, which he based off his real life daughter in an all girls boarding school and Mindy even said "Norman came to my school and cast me with Charlotte Rae and Alan Horn, he changed my life forever"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||June 5, 2022 1:03 PM|
R134... because she had that dark haired, blue eyed prettiness model type look... (think connie selleca, stefanie kramer, etc) that was "in" at the time. That's how she got work.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||June 5, 2022 1:04 PM|
First she was passed over as Kimberly on Diff'rent Strokes, then she was first cast of Facts of Life only to be the first fired.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||June 5, 2022 1:14 PM|
R121: NBC stuck with TFOL (opting to "re-tool") because they'd been mired in third place for years, and were completely desperate for half-hour comedies. At the start of the 1979-80 season, they only had TWO sitcoms on their schedule -- Diff'rent Strokes & Hello, Larry (which were paired together on Wednesday night).
They tried-out several others (in addition to TFOL) as midseason/spring replacements on Friday & Saturday nights -- Here's Boomer, Me & Maxx, Joe's World, Sanford (no Son), and Good Time Harry. They all sucked.
As R118 commented, being a Norman Lear show (and a spin-off from the very popular Diff'rent Strokes) definitely factored into it. Given his track-record, the NBC execs probably figured if there was a show that could be re-tooled and "turned around"...it was going to be the show from Lear's production company. (note: NBC also tried to re-tool Sanford, given how popular the original Sanford & Son and Redd Foxx had been, but it didn't work/last)
|by Anonymous||reply 143||June 5, 2022 9:15 PM|
^^^ Aye, that should have been: "As R125 commented..." (not R118)
|by Anonymous||reply 144||June 5, 2022 9:18 PM|
Natalie Green almost raped who?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||June 5, 2022 9:57 PM|
[quote] I think earlier seasons may have been a Tuesday or Wednesday. Around the Over Our Heads era, it became the anchor for the Saturday night lineup.
Season 1 = Friday night
Seasons 2 - 6 = Wednesday night
Seasons 7 - 9 = Saturday night
|by Anonymous||reply 146||June 5, 2022 10:31 PM|
I'm still have nightmares.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||June 5, 2022 10:36 PM|
If wacko Jacko raped her the tabs headlines: Nataleeeeheeeeee!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||June 5, 2022 11:27 PM|
Can;t rape the willing. This is why I don't comprehend gay rape.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||June 5, 2022 11:29 PM|
The Facts of Life's season-ending Nielsen rankings:
1979–1980 – #74
1980–1981 – #26
1981–1982 – #24 (Tied with Little House on the Prairie)
1982–1983 – #36
1983–1984 – #25
1984–1985 – #30
1985–1986 – #27
1986–1987 – #31
1987–1988 – #38 (Tied with Highway to Heaven)
On one of those E! True Hollywood Story/Behind the Sitcom Scandals-type programs, a former NBC exec, or a t.v. critic/historian (I can't recall which), talked about FOL's ratings and its somewhat surprising longevity -- given how awfully things started & that it never cracked the Top 20 in the end-of-season Nielsen rankings.
FOL was the highest-ranked show in its *time slot* only three times during its run (S2, S3 & S7). But it was NEVER third/last in its time-slot (after S1)...and that mattered. It was opposite Dynasty for a couple seasons on Wednesday (while it shot to #1/ became a sensation) and FOL still held its own, always coming in #2 in the time-slot. The guy described it as "the little show that could". It just kept plugging along at #2 in its time slot, doing well enough to not be cancelled.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||June 6, 2022 12:41 AM|
Wow, given how popular the show was I figured it would've been in the top 20 for a few seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||June 6, 2022 12:58 AM|
The rapist didn't go after Tootie because she was carrying a switchblade just like the real Diana Ross.
The rapist was also dressed like Ronald McDonald.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||June 6, 2022 1:11 AM|
Then he should have used his brain and offered Natalie a free Happy Meal.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||June 6, 2022 1:13 AM|
I would imagine the demographic for FOL was also pretty young (and completely opposite that of Dynasty, gaylings excluded), so I can see why it would have staying power with the network.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||June 6, 2022 1:23 AM|
FOL had some things going for it, as time marched on. Namely that we Gen-Xers felt a connection to those characters, as they aged in "real-time"....from high school to college and beyond.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||June 6, 2022 1:57 AM|
[quote] Facts of Life wasn’t a Norman Lear show. You can tell that because nobody is yelling and slamming doors.
Clearly, R127 hasn't watched an episode with Jo Polniaczek.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||June 6, 2022 4:28 AM|
[quote]Natalie Green was almost raped
Then he ran away so fast...
And I had to finish myself off lying there in those bushes.
I guess I made a lot of noise, because eventually a security guard came and shined his light on me and told me to get dressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||June 6, 2022 5:23 AM|
I don’t mean to victim-blame, but maybe this wouldn’t have happened if she wasn’t dressed as Charlie Chaplin?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||June 6, 2022 6:55 AM|
Fun fact: Lisa Whelchel's manager's office is in the building that was used for the exterior shots of The Townsend Agency.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||June 6, 2022 7:03 AM|
So Blair is one of Charlie’s Angels?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||June 14, 2022 12:38 AM|
Did any of the FoL girls ever make it onto the Love Boat?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||June 14, 2022 12:52 AM|
Nancy appeared in episode, pre-FOL (and Fantasy Island, too). Lisa was on it twice, and Charlotte appeared three times.
Someone at Spelling Productions must have really liked Lisa. Both of her Love Boat appearances were two-part "sweeps" episodes, filmed on location in Germany & Greece. (that's a "thing" among Love Boat guest-stars -- were you asked to be on an episode that was all filmed on a set in Burbank, or on a location-episode?). Her love interests were Jack Coleman & Parker Stevenson, respectively. AND she was cast in Spelling's totally craptastic t.v. movie, "The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch" (which, IMO, should be required viewing on DL), where her character macked on Donny Osmond.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||June 14, 2022 2:01 AM|
Jo was so fucking butch and super masculine. I wonder how many young lezzies and gaylings would rub it out thinking of her taking their cherries?
|by Anonymous||reply 163||June 14, 2022 4:08 AM|
^^ You're the only one thinking about that, Loser.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||June 14, 2022 5:46 AM|
R164 Fuck you, cunt. Nancy McKeon was the butchest bull dyke in the history of the fucking universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||June 14, 2022 6:05 AM|
Are you going to like your post again, R165?
|by Anonymous||reply 166||June 14, 2022 6:33 AM|
No, the biggest 1970s dykette was Kristy McNichol on Family.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||June 14, 2022 6:55 AM|
Why did this gem never come to fruition?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||June 14, 2022 9:47 AM|
Kristy MacNichol and Nancy McKeon should have done an enemies to lovers TV movies of the week. Jimmy and Philip too. If the world was Gay it would have happened, instead we got denied these movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||June 14, 2022 3:07 PM|
R169, Kristy already did that movie with Tatum O’Neal. It was called Little Darlings.
Best bit of dialogue:
Kristy: I’m not a woman, Randy.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||June 14, 2022 4:13 PM|
R170 That was a theatrically released movie, TV movie of the week would have been a whole other creature!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||June 14, 2022 4:16 PM|
I’m watching the episode when Blair & Jo graduate on TV
|by Anonymous||reply 172||June 14, 2022 8:33 PM|
I remeber reading the National Inquirerer in the 80s and they stated a remake of "Mildred Pierce" was in preproduction starring Farrah as Mildred and Lisa Whelchel as Veda. I'm sure I squealed at the time and still fantasize about that inspired casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||June 14, 2022 8:54 PM|
R170 Eh not that movie. She ended up screwing Mat Dillon. That was the whole point, she was tomboy-ish and everyone thought she was lezzy but she was really a misunderstood straight-y. If anything Tatum O'neil ultimately came off as the likely lesbian,
|by Anonymous||reply 174||June 14, 2022 10:29 PM|
[quote] Believe it or not, there were special episodes. I think the girls went to Paris and Australia.
And Darfur. That really was a very special episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||June 14, 2022 10:31 PM|
Tatum O'Neal was at the peak of her beuty in Little Darlings.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||June 14, 2022 11:13 PM|
I recently caught the first minute or so of an episode of The Goldbergs (in syndication) which referenced FOL, but managed to screw it up! During the opening voiceover, the lead character starting waxing nostalgic about TV friendships of the 1980s:
[quote]" Back in the '80s, TV gave us some of the most iconic friendships ever. Ricky had Alfonso (insert quick clip of the boys dancing on Silver Spoons)....Natalie had Blair (quick clip of Blair wrapping an arm around Natalie's shoulders at Eastland)....Tattoo had Ricardo Montalban (quick clip from Fantasy Island)".
Natalie & Blair?? WTF?!?! Had The Goldbergs writers ever actually seen an episode of FOL??
Jo & Blair OR Natalie & Tootie were the "iconic" friendships! But never Natalie & Blair, or Jo & Tootie!
This is one of the reasons I've always hated The Goldbergs, in addition to the annoying AF characters/actors. They don't even get the 80s references quite right.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||June 19, 2022 8:30 AM|
R177 You are right. Every character I'd put into a fucking oven and then blow the oven up after theys dead. The characters were more despicable and obnoxious than the Golden Girls if that is even possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||June 22, 2022 8:53 PM|
So is an oven reference necessary for a show called The Goldbergs?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||June 22, 2022 10:20 PM|