“The Facts of Life:” non-lesbian lesbian fun in any language

Post-holiday work weeks are
tough, so here’s a bit of silliness to help get you to Friday, featuring
one of my favorite ’80s TV shows.

Something Old, Nothing
New
recently posted
some Italian-dubbed theme songs, including this Facts of Life
opening.



Now, if you’re like me, your
first question is, "Where’s Jo?" Well, The Facts of Life
started without Jo, something I can’t even imagine, much less remember.

In the spirit of fair play
(in other words, to give our Italian readers something to laugh at),
here’s the U.S. version.


That leads to my second question,
"Molly Ringwald was in The Facts of Life?" Just
the first season. Second season, the show changed its focus from a large
boarding house to a smaller group, including Jo. On behalf of all of
the girls who got an undefined but undeniable tingle whenever Jo swaggered
on-screen, I say, "Thank you, producers."

Here’s the Italian version
of the later theme song.



And just in case you have forgotten
the antics of one of the best non-lesbian lesbian couples ever on television,
here’s a clip from the episode with Jo and Blair’s paint fight. (The
entire clip is almost five minutes long, but worth it.)



Remember the last season of The
Facts of Life
, when Jo got married? Who were they trying to fool?
This
is a couple in love.

For more Facts of Life memories,
visit the photo galleries at this great
Facts of Life site
.
And rejoice with me that the Mullet is gone. Well, mostly.

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