The Facts of Life had many factors for its decline. From Ms. Garrett leaving, to the Girls graduating. But we have to hand "The Oliver Factor" to Geoge Clooney.
George started on The Facts of Life in 1985. He would remain with the show for two years. In that time, the show would lose most of its appeal.
Of course Mr. Clooney would probably like to forget about his time on The Facts of Life. His career hit the fast lane with "ER" and then continued to soar with movies like "Peacemaker", "The Perfect Storm" and "Ocean's Eleven".
We only wish George would have made an appearance in The Facts of Life reunion movie. Well...not really.