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Tootie's Bong

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There's a time you got to go and show you're growin' now you know about The Facts of Life.

Useless Fact of Life: When Kim Fields took the role of twelve year old Tootie, she was only nine in human years. Since producers could not legally make her older, they opted instead to make her taller by insisting she wear roller skates for the entire first season.

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