|FACTS OF LIFE SEASON SEVEN EPISODE GUIDE (1985-1986)|
|The set changes from a gourmet food shop to a trendy boutique. Most memorable episodes in season seven are entitled "Out of the Fire...", "And Into The Frying Pan", and "Grand Opening."|
|Episode Name||Description/Guest Stars||Picture|
| Out of the Fire...
Sep 14, 85
| A seventh season begins on a charring note: the girls return from their summer vacations to find that Edna's Edibles has been destroyed by fire.
Guest Stars: Armin Shimerman (Mr. Smith), Robert DoQui (Jack Humphries)
| And Into The Frying Pan
Sep 21, 85
| George Clooney joins the cast as George Burnett, an appealing but none-too-competent builder who's hired to transform the remains of Edna's Edibles into a a trendy boutique.
Guest Stars: Dave Shelley (Zeke Higgins), Richard Brestoff (Armand), Laura Esterman (Ms. Resnick), Jerry Anderson (Jones), Stuart Fratkin (Delivery Boy)
| Grand Opening
Sep 28, 85
| The boutique is ready for the grand opening which proves to be anything but grand.
Guest Stars: Greg Monaghan (Joe Kramer), Patrick Cleary (Garage Sale Patron), Thomas Hill (Clark), Ruth Gillette (Ruth), Eve Smith (Eve), Douglas Warhit (Otto), Lenora May (Lily), Sarah Abrell (Customer), Paul Comi (Phillips)
| Teacher, Teacher
Oct 05, 85
| Jo is torn between accepting a well-paying job in from a major corporation and the challenge of teaching.
Guest Stars: Ian Giatti (Stanley), Irene Tedrow (Grace), Joyce Bulifant (Margaret), John DeMita (Mr. Horn), Hakeem Abdul Samad (Ralph), Penina Segall (Emily), Dinah Lacey (Jenny), Jason Bernard (Frank)
| Men for all Seasons
Oct 19, 85
| Natalie's boy friend apperas in a popular beefcake calendar of the Langley swim team -- a calendar that is frowned upon by the college board of regents.
Guest Stars: John D. LeMay (Bruce), Yves Andres Martin (Denny), Jane Kean (Mrs. Andrews), Frances Megan (Jill), Sandra Evigan (Susie)
| A New Life
Oct 26, 85
| Needing advice on her love life, Blair asks her mother to visit, only to learn that her mom needs advice even more than she does. Blair fears the worst when she learns her mother is pregnant.
Guest Stars: Marj Dusay (Monica Warner), Peter Michael Goetz (Fred Burnett)
Nov 02, 85
| Andy enters the girls in a contest to sing with El Debarge.
Guest Stars: El DeBarge (Himself), Murphy Dunne (Barry Egan), Lee Wilson (Stacy), Siedah Garrett (Rhonda), Ray Combs (Technician)
| Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green
Nov 09, 85
| Natalie goes to a truck stop in search of story material and lets her imagination run wild, casting her friends in bizarre roles in a mystery involving a 1 million inheritance.
Guest Stars: Randal Patrick (Bill), Connie Danese (Waitress), Gary Lee Davis (Homer), Charo (Herself)
| Born Too Late
Nov 16, 85
| Tootie realizes that young Andy has a crush on her when she tutors him for a role in "West Side Story", which turns him on to her more than just acting.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Kerr (Edna Fisher), Jerome Courshon (Customer)
Nov 23, 85
| A Journalism assignment puts Jo and Blair before the TV college cameras when they attempt to stage a live newscast from the store but they can't agree on the content of their news stories.
Guest Stars: Suzanne Snyder (Penny Caminiti), Phil Bedrow (Professor Jordan), Bo Anthony (Cam), Kerry Remsen (Stage Manager), Jeffrey Fox (The Director), Bill Collins (The Cameraman)
| We Get Letters
Nov 30, 85
| Mrs. Garrett's former long time college friend Gwen accuses her of having a 15 year affair with her late husband and produces a stack of letters to prove it.
Guest Stars: Anne Jackson (Gwen), Casey King (Jim), Jane Anderson (Karen)
| Ballroom Dance
Dec 07, 85
| Jo decides to take up ballroom dancing and attempts to hide the fact from her friends but she an her assigned partner seem to have two left feet.
Guest Stars: Alan Campbell (Chuck), Nat Bernstein (Mr. Nathan), Andre Tayir (Jack Hilkirk), Barbara Arms (Edie Hilkirk), Diane Racine (Mrs. Flynn), Jean Sincere (Mrs. Solomon)
| Christmas Baby
Dec 14, 85
| Blair's mother, Monica goes into pre-mature labor on Christmas day and it is Blair who is by her side.
Guest Stars: Marj Dusay (Monica Warner), Patrik Baldauff (Doc), Bill Applebaum (Mitch), Francesca P. Roberts (Vera), Noelle North (Bailey)
| Tootie Drives
Dec 21, 85
| Mrs. Garrett helps young Tootie prepare for her driving test while she's driving everyone bananas in the process.
Guest Stars: Richard McKenzie (Inspector), Laura Waterbury (Mrs. Crawley), Paul Nesbitt (Mr. Crawley), Jake Jundef (Derek)
| Stake Out Blues
Jan 11, 86
| The police want to stake out the shop to nab a group of counterfeiters, the girls, not wanting to worry Mrs. Garrett insist she's not told about the operation.
Guest Stars: Ann Nelson (Sarah), Demetre Phillips (Detective Scott), Arthur Malet (Max), John C. Becher (Everett)
| The Agent
Jan 18, 86
| Tootie and Blair give an aspiring campus comic a career boost by staging a performance attended by Jim McCrawley, talent coordinator of the "The Tonight Show".
Guest Stars: Jeffrey Joseph (Eddie Davis), Jim McCawley (Himself), Tyler Linkin (Juggler)
| The Reunion
Feb 01, 86
| Jo agrees to pose as George's fiancee at his high-school class reunion in an effort to impress his former girlfriend.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Keifer (Belinda), Harry Basil (Howie), Mike Pniewski (Crusher), Grant Heslov (Jonathan Spencer)
Feb 08, 86
| Headed for an awards ceremony, Blair and her baby sister Bailey are trapped in an elevator with a man who has a very special past.
Guest Stars: Nehemiah Persoff (Sam), Georgia Schmidt (Elderly Woman)
| Atlantic City
Feb 15, 86
| The girls visit Atlantic City to see Jo's boyfriend, Flyman, and finds out he has changed.
Guest Stars: Michael Damian (Flyman), Cynthia Lea Clark (lounge singer), Tom Dreesen (Mr. Julius), Aaron Seville (Colin), B.J. Turner (dealer), Gloria Rusch (Gloria), Ed Galloway (Ed), Kim Morgan Greene (Morgan)
| The Lady Who Came To Dinner
Feb 22, 86
| Every one throws a surpise birthday party for Blair.
Guest Stars: Betty Kean (Louise Le Beau), Christopher Carroll (Stanley), Cristy Dawson (Francine)
| The Candidate
Mar 01, 86
| Natalie decides to run for mayor of Peekskill.
Guest Stars: Thom Sharp (Mayor Callahan), Michael Orion (Bob), Barry Cutler (Reporter)
| Big Time Charlie
Mar 29, 86
| Jo's father wins money in a publishers clearing house sweepstakes.
Guest Stars: Alex Rocco (Charlie Polniaczek), Gary Erwin (Delivery Man)
| The Graduate
May 03, 86
| Tootie plans on auditioning for the role of Dorothy in "The Wiz", but auditions are same time as graduation.
Guest Stars: Chip Hurd (Diane Ramsey), Noelle Harling (Leslie), Brian Greene (Accordian Player), Stephen Breithaupt (Waiter), Charles Summer (President)
| The Apartment
May 10, 86
| Natalie and Tootie find out how hard it is to live together alone in a small Peekskill apartment building.
Guest Stars: Lu Leonard (Estelle), Eugene Lebowitz (Lenny)