You pick the good; You take the good, then you choose the best You take the best, then you look at the A-list, and you’ve got… it’s the Facts of Life cast! The show will air on Tuesday, December 7. Jimmy Kimmel and legendary sitcom creator Norman Lear are bringing back their live re-creations and re-imaginings of classic TV shows This time, they will be presenting episodes from the classic ’80s sitcoms The Diff’rent Strokes, as well as The Facts of Life, airing between 8 and 9 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific time on ABC.
Fun fact for people who aren’t aware or haven’t thought of it The Facts of Life, which was a nine-season sitcom that featured a cast of boarding school teenagers from childhood to the age of young adulthood, was a spinoff from the show Diff’rent Strokes, the famous sitcom that revolved around the two Black brothers who hail from Harlem (originally performed by Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges) who are raised in the home of the character of Mr. Drummond (Conrad Bain) and his rich black Upper East Side widower.
The main connection to both shows is the role of Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae). Before taking her new position as a housemother at the fictional Eastland School for Girls, he was the Drummonds housekeeper where The Facts of Life was initially created.
The result was that, however, The Facts of Life ended up surpassing the counterpart Diff’rent Strokes by one season while creating teen icons from of its main actors: Lisa Whelchel, who played the spoiled girl Blair Warner; Nancy McKeon, who played the tomboy Jo; Mindy Cohn, who played Natalie as Natalie; as well as Kim Fields, whose Facts of Life alter-ego was the adorable and beloved “Tootie.”
Who will be playing The People of the Facts again? And what are their thoughts on their special-night roles? Kimmel, as well as Lear, have arranged an all-star casting for tonight’s live special, so stay tuned to find out who’s part of the cast for The Facts of Life: Live in front of an Audience of a Studio.
Who is portraying Blair on The Facts of Life Cast Live?
Be sure to hold onto your hats. You’re not alone! It’s not anyone else than Hollywood superstar Jennifer Aniston! It’s a perfect casting choice, especially considering Aniston gained notoriety for her portrayal of another beautiful girl, Rachel Green, on a sitcom called Friends.
An interview was conducted on Kimmel the night of Dec 6. Aniston admitted that she attended a Facts of Life episode in LA while still a young girl. And she was in one of those episodes with the recurring character of the handsome Handyman George Burnett, played by still gorgeous George Clooney.
In an interview with a different source, Aniston stated, “The reason I wanted to be part of this was because of it was just two words, Norman Lear. I grew up with everything he did.” She also confessed that the idea of going back to her sitcom roots, but this time, her appearance being broadcast live nationwide–“makes me anxious, and I enjoy feeling anxious.”
Who is portraying who is playing Mrs. Garrett in The Facts of Life Live?
The role of motherhood in Mrs. G is being taken by an actress recognized for her non-traditional mommy: Ann Dowd. She was awarded an Emmy for her performance as the terrifying Aunt Lydia in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Since that the role of Mrs. Garrett appeared on both Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes, Dowd is playing a role in both live remakes. According to Kimmel fans, they will be shocked at how she Dowd looks like Rae from the days (complete with long, red hair! ).
Who is acting as Jo, playing Jo in The Facts of Life Live?
Kathryn Hahn has been everywhere these days, securing the Emmy nomination in recognition of her scene-stealing performance in the role of Agatha in WandaVision and starring alongside Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell in the Apple TV show The Shrink Next Door, being part of the cast of the Knives Out sequel, so why not join us, too? In reality, the only issue with her role is that the actress, as Aniston stated to Kimmel, couldn’t keep from laughing at rehearsals every when she and Hahn looked at each other.
Then there’s “Hahniston,” these two Hollywood buddies also appeared in the motion picture We’re the Millers.
Which character is taking on Tootie on The Facts of Life Live?
Kimmel scheduled a second star in Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey: Gabrielle Union, who will wear the iconic bowl-cut ‘do in her appearance.
Who is playing Natalie who is playing Natalie in The Facts of Life Live?
Allison Tolman may be the most unnoticed member of The Facts of Life live cast. However, you may know her by her Emmy-nominated Golden Globe role as Molly from the very first series of Fargo. Also, she was a part of the upcoming ABC thriller series Emergent.
What role is Jon Stewart playing in The Facts of Life Live?
Kimmel and Co. have teased various unexpected guests that will show on the show during the special. Aniston believes that “three unexpected visitors” will appear in The Facts of Life episode alone.
We also are aware that the former Daily Show host Stewart is scheduled to appear on The Facts of Life. Stewart was on the show during the group interview of the cast in the December six-episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but the name of the character was hidden in the bag. However, Stewart joked that his character will be “old Jew dressed as young Jew.”
At the beginning of the show, it was revealed during the intro credits that Stewart would be acting as “Carl.” If you look up the internet, it appears that “Carl” appears in The Facts of Life episode titled “Kids Can Be Cruel.” According to IMDb, the episode’s description: episode from 1982 was about:
“During the process of preparing for a charity box lunch auction, The girls are looking at an Eastland/Bates “Slam Book that the individuals who wrote the remarks are identified using numbers rather than names. Mrs. Garrett is horrified by the horrible comments written in the book. When Blair tells some of her Bates kids that Natalie is the number 10, Natalie takes revenge by telling a Bates boy called Carl Price, whom the boys tease due to his acne-prone skin, that one of the lunches in the box belongs to Blair. Blair.”
Who are the surprise guests of The Facts of Life: Live in front of an Audience in a Studio?
In addition to Stewart, Will Arnett and his former Arrested Development co-star Jason Bateman were also present as bro-y jocks that helped the girls prepare for the charity auction. They afterward, they bid at their lunch boxes.
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