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Flopcast 493 The Facts of Life

Flopcast 493: The Backs of Life 6 – Graduation

Flopcast episode 493! We just can’t stop reviewing “backdoor pilot” episodes of The Facts of Life, so here we go again. This time Blair and Jo are graduating from Eastland, and perhaps this could have led to a spinoff series set at nearby Langley College. It didn’t, of course, but it’s

Flopcast 482

Flopcast 482: The Backs of Life 5 – The Big Fight

Flopcast episode 482! We’re up to 1982 in our series of 80s-themed episodes, and it’s time to review another Facts of Life backdoor pilot! This one looks eerily similar to a previous backdoor pilot, as the boys of Stone Academy get another shot at a spinoff series! But this time instead of

Flopcast 475

Flopcast 475: The Backs of Life 4 – Jo’s Cousin

Yes, we’re still examining every “backdoor pilot” episode of The Facts of Life, and we’ve arrived at “Jo’s Cousin,” which features, you know, Jo’s cousin. She’s 14-year-old aspiring mechanic Terry, played by the star of Kornflake’s beloved Anne of Green Gables! We also meet Terry’s angry father (you know him from Soap and Battlestar Galactica),

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Flopcast 470: The Backs of Life 3 – The Academy

Flopcast episode 470! Our ongoing analysis of every “backdoor pilot” episode of The Facts of Life continues, and we’re creeping back to March 1982. “Pac-Man Fever” was on the radio, Porky’s ruled the box office, and our Facts of Life girls met the boys at Stone Academy. The plan was to launch a spinoff series set

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Flopcast 464: The Backs of Life 2 – Brian and Sylvia

Flopcast episode 464! Our examination of every “backdoor pilot” episode of The Facts of Life continues… because we know what the people want. “Brian and Sylvia” was an odd 1981 attempt at a Facts of Life spinoff series. The premise: Tootie’s Aunt Sylvia is a Buffalo TV news anchor, and Brian is her husband,

The Flopcast

Flopcast 460: The Backs of Life 1 – The Girls School

Flopcast episode 460! “The Backs of Life” is our stupid new project for the stupid new year! The plan is to examine each “backdoor pilot” episode of The Facts of Life in excruciating detail. (You know backdoor pilots. It’s when an episode of an existing TV show is used to introduce a

The Flopcast

Flopcast 457: Facts of Life FlopFight Part 2 – Be the Bear

Flopcast episode 457! Let’s wrap up our Facts of Life FlopFight, the tournament that somehow captures all the excitement of a girls’ school and/or a gourmet food shop. Our combatants include the classic four Facts of Life girls (Blair, Jo, Natalie, Tootie), the lesser known Facts of Life girls (if you can possibly consider Molly Ringwald

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Flopcast 456: Facts of Life FlopFight Part 1 – Garretts of the Galaxy

Flopcast episode 456! Our latest FlopFight brings us to Peekskill, New York, home of (in ’80s sitcom land, at least) Eastland School for Girls, Langley College, Edna’s Edibles, and Over Our Heads. Yes, this is a Facts of Life FlopFight. We’re taking the good, taking the bad, and putting the Facts of Life cast

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