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In the year 2001, The Facts of Life had a Thanksgiving reunion special in the form of an ABC TV movie — directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfield and starring original cast members Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Kim Fields. Nancy McKeon was notably absent. Here are some things you should know about it.
- 1.Tootie has chosen to go by the name Dorothy instead, and bristles at being called her childhood nickname by her childhood friends. We will call her Tootie for the rest of this list.
- 2.Jo, who isn't a lesbian, couldn't make it to the reunion because of vaguely described police work. In her stead she sent her daughter Jamie, who isn't a lesbian, and her Backstreet-Boys-producing husband.
- 3.It is not explained why Jamie and Jo's husband would rather spend Thanksgiving with her former schoolmates than their wife and mother.