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An '80s sitcom gets a hilariously naughty spoofing in 'The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode'

An '80s sitcom gets a hilariously naughty spoofing in 'The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode'

“The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” is loud.

The randy, rowdy, raunchy show (“play” is much too precious, and “comedy” doesn’t begin to cover it) bangs and booms in the cozy, black-box theater Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale as the cast gives a sinfully good send-up of the 1980s-era sitcom.

You’d think delivering every punch line at maximum decibel level would get tiresome, but you would be wrong. We need the sonic blast to put us back there, to remind us just how fizzy that family-friendly humor was and how it bludgeoned the jokes in a desperate bid to trick us into thinking we were having as much fun as the characters...

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