Sunday, February 7, 2021

Flopcast 457: Facts of Life FlopFight Part 2 - Be the Bear

Let's wrap up our Facts of Life FlopFight, the tournament that somehow captures all the excitement of a girls' school and/or a gourmet food shop. Our combatants include the classic four Facts of Life girls (Blair, Jo, Natalie, Tootie), the lesser known Facts of Life girls (if you can possibly consider Molly Ringwald "lesser known"), and even a couple of Facts of Life guys (one of whom may have become a huge movie star). Only one shall survive; for the rest, the world never seems to be living up to their dreams. And because it's a FlopFight, this tournament involves chicken suits, submarines, candlepin bowling, ducks, and other perfectly normal competitions. Also: Happy Birthday to a Canadian pop star, Kornflake makes her DragonCon American Sci-Fi Classics Track panel debut, and we say farewell to the legendary Cloris Leachman.

Show Notes

Kornflake made her American Sci-Fi Classics debut talking about The Last Unicorn!

Raising Hope, with Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, is available on Hulu, and the Mayor endorses it too!

Julie Ann Haddock, season one's Cindy, also appeared in a memorable episode of Wonder Woman.


Blair and Sue Ann, the original rivals:

George Clooney and Mackenzie Astin, the Facts of Life guys, join the ladies in their tacky novelty shop.