|FACTS OF LIFE SEASON THREE EPISODE GUIDE (1981-1982)|
|The set is school cafeteria. Most memorable episode in season three is entitled "The Four Musketeers."|
|Episode Name||Description/Guest Stars||Picture|
| Growing Pains
Oct 28, 81
| Tootie is tired of being treated like a kid, turns to alcohol to prove she isn't.
Guest Stars: Roger Perry (Mr. Parker)
| Fear Strikes Back
Nov 04, 81
| Natalie withdraws into herself when she becomes the victim of a rape attempt.
Guest Stars: Louis Welch (Instructor), Paige Conner (Lucy)
| A Baby in the House
Nov 11, 81
| Blair's friend Allison, a former student, brings her baby for a visit with her old classmates, then disappears, leaving her infant to their care. Emily's father's name is David.
Guest Stars: Heather Kerr (Alison), Danielle Nathanson & Kristin Nathanson (Emily (alternating))
|A Friend in Deed
Nov 18, 81
| Blair's Mother deals with suspected breast cancer by hiding the truth from her family.
Guest Stars: Marj Dusay (Monica Warner), Geri Jewell (Geri Tyler)
Nov 25, 81
|Burned by her journalism teacher's scathing critcism, Jo turns out a front page story linking him to a drug bust that gets him fired from Eastland.
Guest Stars: Julie Anne Haddock (Cindy Webster), Julie Piekarski (Sue Ann Weaver), Steven Anderson (Professor Gideon), Loren Lester (Roy)
|Give and Take
Dec 02, 81
| The girls take Mrs. Garrett in hand when a financial setback makes her despondant and indifferent to her responsibilities.
Guest Stars: Roger Perry (Mr. Parker)
Dec 09, 81
| Jo's Boyfriend Eddie comes to town and takes an disliking to her lab partner. Bob and Jo get serious with their studies. They show for the first time a back door to the common room. Eddie has earned a new strip.
Guest Stars: Clark Brandon (Eddie Brennan), Shawn Stevens (Bob Perkins)
|From Russia With Love
Dec 16, 81
| Natalie's grandmother arrives unexpectedly on the weekend for which Natalie has more romantic plans with a date with Chip Douglas from Bates Academy in New York.
Guest Stars: Molly Picon (Grandma Mona)
| Dear Me
Dec 23, 81
| Tootie invents an imaginary boyfriend, Lee Watson Jr form Washington, to discourage her matchmaking peers, but then has to deal with their curiosity.
Guest Stars: Todd Hollowell (Zack Peters), David Wallace (Paul), Philip Linton (Lenny), Felice Schachter (Nancy)
|Cousin Geri Returns
Dec 30, 81
| The girls set up a date between the much admired French teacher and Blair's handicapped cousin Geri, but then get suspicious when he asks for another date.
Guest Stars: Geri Jewell (Geri Tyler), Lou Richards (Mr. Palmer)
Jan 06, 82
| A bequest from Blair's grandfather shakes a secret out of her family tree.
Guest Stars: Roger Perry (Mr. Parker), Loren Lester (Roy)
Jan 13, 82
| A jealous Natalie is out for revenge when Tootie lands the lead in the school production of South Pacific.
Guest Stars: Felice Schachter (Nancy), Hazel Shermet (Miss Downes), Heidi Helmer (Girl #1), Beverly Nero (Pianist)
|The Americanization of Miko
Jan 20, 82
| A Japanese father's banzai traditionalism alienates his happily Americanized daughter. Miko wrecked Jo's motorcycle when her father was going to take her our of Eastland.
Guest Stars: Lauren Tom (Miko), Mako (Mr. Wakamatsu)
|The Marriage Brokers
Jan 27, 82
|The girls are surprised to learn that Mrs. Garrett's date has been her very affectionalte friend for 15 years.
Guest Stars: Norman Alden (Ernest Melbourne), Scott Strader (Barnett Thornwood III), William Marquez (Carlos), Pepe Crow (Renaldo)
Feb 03, 92
| Tootie's passion for Jermaine Jackson worries her friends, especially when she receives his personal invitation to a concert.
Guest Stars: Fitzhugh Huston (Fitz), Jermaine Jackson (Himself), Pamela Springsteen (Sally), Geri Jewell (Geri Tyler), Sal Landi (Sal), Cheryl Epps (Terry), Marcus Chong (Young Boy), Tonia G. Smith (Fan #1), Jere Fields (Georgia), Sheila Monique (Fan #2), Danielle Bateman (Girl #1), Mark Davitt (Mark), Jill Tandy (Girl #2), Rick Fitts (P.R. Man), Paris Robinson (Guard), Tamara Taylor (Teen Fan)
|The Four Musketeers
Feb 10, 82
| The girls are released from Mrs. Garrett's custody and told that they can go their seperate ways. FYI: The famous paint fight episode.
Guest Stars: Susan Blackstone (Brenda)
Feb 17, 82
| Natalie forces a painful confrontation with her father when she learns of his extramarital affair.
Guest Stars: Norman Burton (Dr. Green), Peter Reckell (Alan Cooke), Benito Prezia (Luigi)
Feb 24, 82
| Tootie runs off to Manhattan, where she's confronted with teen-age prostitution.
Guest Stars: Lauren Tom (Miko), Tammy Lauren (Kristy), Darrell Fetty (Mike), Linda Darlow (Waitress), Larry Gelman (Man), Belle Ellig (Woman)
|New York, New York
Mar 3, 82
| Blair and Jo, perenial enemies, take a good look at themselves during a vacation reunion with old friends.
Guest Stars: Alexa Kenin (Jesse) Dana Kimmell (Dina Becker), Bunny Summers (Hildy), David Bond (Checkers Player), Jan Rabson (Waiter)
| Kid's Can Be Cruel
Mar 17, 82
| Natalie's out to even a score with Blair, but doesn't stop to consider who might get hurt in the process.
Guest Stars: Dan Frischman (Carl), Scott McGinnis (Dink), Marc Poppel (Tim), Wendell Baker (Boy #1), Andrew J. Lederer (Boy #2)
| Mind Your Own Business
Mar 24, 82
|A veil of secrecy descends upon the dormitory after Natalie discovers Blair sneaked a peak at her diary.
No Guest Appearances
| The Academy
Mar 31, 82
|Blair's "socially connected" blind date for a military school dance courtesy of Jo turns out to be a Dead End Kid.
Guest Stars: David Ackroyd (Major Dorsey), Jimmy Baio (Buzz Ryan), Peter Frechette (Knight), David Raynr (Chip), Ben Marley (Hank), John P. Navin, Jr. (Alfred)
| Jo's Cousin
Apr 14, 82
|While visiting her family, Jo tries to pretty up her lovesick tomboy cousin.
Guest Stars: Donnelly Rhodes (Sal), Megan Follows (Terry Largo), John Mengatti (Paul Velentti), Grant Cramer (Tony), D.W. Brown (Bud)
| Read No Evil
May 05, 82
|Books are disappearing from the school library shelves for "reevaluation,". A protesting Mrs. Garrett is muzzled "for the sake of the school" and an angry editorial gets Natalie bounced from the school paper.
Guest Stars: Roger Perry (Mr. Parker), Susan Davis (Betty), Ed Penn (Man #1), Beverly Dixon (Woman #1), W. Perren Page (Man #2), Geri Jewell (Geri Tyler)