Last weekend the principal cast of The Facts of Life reunited on stage at the 2011 TV Land Awards to collect this year’s Pop Culture Award. Altho we have to wait until this coming weekend to watch the awards show, we do get to check out some photos from the event below … along with a preview of the TV Land Awards courtesy of ABC News. The Facts of Life ladies gave an interview to Good Morning America today and, well, it’s prolly easier if you just watch the clip instead of my explaining it to you.
You take the good, you take the bad, you reunite them merely for the sake of nostalgia and there you have the video from today’s episode of Good Morning America below. In it, The Facts of Life’s principal actresses—Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Cloris Leachman and Geri Jewell—reunite for the first time on camera since the series ended, in advance of their scheduled appearance at the TV Land Awards (Sunday, April 17, 9/8c). A clip from their taped awards show appearance is easily the best part of this video— in it, Charlotte Rae says she’s so proud of her girls because, “They all turned out to be straight! Straight!” I guess that clears up the longstanding rumors about Jo, but it does not account for Geri Jewell’s recent coming out. (I kid, I kid: Rae goes on to clarify that she wasn’t referring to sexuality.) Mostly, it’s just great to see the gang back together, answering the same questions they have individually for years and will undoubtedly go on to answer in the years ahead. After this video, just one question remains: where’s Pippa?
Sigh. I LIVED for The Facts of Life. I have watched every single episode of the show a few times … going way back to the original cast of the show that included Molly Ringwald. It would’ve been just INSANE if TV Land managed to get the entire, entire cast all together (including George Clooney) but … this is the cast that most people remember. I love Charlotte Rae (who played Mrs. Garrett). The woman looks fantastic for her age (she’s about to turn 85) … I am happy to see her looking so well. The other ladies look great too … but, yes, they do look much older these days. I am really looking forward to watching the TV Land Awards this weekend … this reunion looks really fun. What a great show … they really don’t make TV shows these days like they used to. Any Facts of Life fans out there? Which eps are your faves?
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