Home & Family's "Facts of Life" Reunion - Interview Pt.1

“Facts of Life” Reunion

Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields visit Home & Family to talk about their iconic sitcom that ran from 1979 to 1988 on NBC. Each of the actresses open up about memories from the show and how much they learned during the time “Facts of Life” was on air. Mindy Cohn sends in a video message praising Charlotte Rae for teaching her about the craft of acting. Former “Facts of Life” actors Molly Ringwald and George Clooney both send sweet and sentimental video messages to Charlotte, as well. Home & Family has one more surprise when Todd Bridges shows up and talks about his time with Charlotte when she was was on his on his sitcom, “Diff’rent Strokes.”

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Mexican Cornbread

Lisa Whelchel is in the kitchen with Cristina preparing her recipe for Mexican Cornbread. But before they get started, a surprise guest Skypes in: Nancy McKeon! Nancy confesses that in real life, she stole the famous “Edna’s Edibles” sign from the “Facts of Life” set. Lisa and Nancy share that even though they were rivals on the show, in real life they became very good friends and still are to this day. Nancy also delivers a heartfelt thank you to Charlotte for being in her life and being such a wonderful role model to her throughout the years.

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DIY Bedazzled Roller Skates

Ken Wingard and Kim Fields team up for a fun DIY that kids will love. Together, the two are showing you how to make bedazzled roller skates. This DIY has a special meaning to Kim, since her character “Tootie” was always in roller skates on the show. Ken’s creative inspiration behind this DIY was the fact that his own daughter is learning to roller skate and loving it. You can bedazzle the roller skates for both boys and girls.

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Geri Jewell Interview

Actress and author Geri Jewell visits with Mark, Cristina, Lisa and Kim to talk about what it was like playing Blair’s cousin with cerebral palsy on “Facts of Life.” In real life, Geri has had cerebral palsy since birth and has been working on bringing awareness to the disability, even visiting the White House a few times and meeting with President Reagan in 1985.

Fabulous Blair Hair

Kym Douglas teams up with Lisa Whelchel to recreate the beautiful “Blair Hair” from “Facts of Life.” Lisa admits she had no idea just how popular her character's hair was until after the show. Kym introduces Home & Family to a variety of products that will get you the beautiful volume that made Blair’s hair so famous on the sitcom.

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“Facts of Life” Boarding School Fashion

Lawrence Zarian and Debbie Matenopoulos team up to bring you the latest in boarding school fashion, inspired by “Facts of Life.” Lawrence explains that this look is trending now and doesn’t have to be expensive to pull off.

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DIY Leather Diaries

Tanya Memme shows you just how easy it is to create your leather-covered diary. Tanya says in order to save money you need to buy the right amount of leather. If you purchase too much of it, the price will climb. She admits she has seen this kind of diary at the store costing up to $150 but when you make your own, it will cost you as little as $15!

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Charlotte Rae Interview

Charlotte sits down with Mark and Cristina one more time to open up about surviving pancreatic cancer. The actress had a family history of pancreatic cancer and admits that she kept delaying getting check-ups until it was almost too late. After extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Charlotte is proud to say she is six-years cancer free. After Charlotte’s interview, Gloria Loring performs the “Facts of Life” theme song in its entirety. A song that she co-wrote with her then husband, Alan Thicke.

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