Tootie (Kim Fields) and Ms. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) reunited in the ballroom during Week 3 of “Dancing With the Stars” — and it was absolutely adorable!
In the Monday night installment of the hit ABC series, the Season 22 contestant honored her most memorable year through a “Facts of Life”-themed routine. Sporting pigtails and her Eastland School uniform, Kim channeled her inner Tootie as her partner Sasha Farber spun her around the dance floor to the Gloria Loring tune.
The couple earned a 22 out of 30 for their “smooth and tasty” foxtrot, but Kim’s former co-star thought the dancing duo earned a perfect score as she cheered in the crowd. In addition to applauding from the audience, Charlotte also made an appearance in Kim’s video package where she shared some interesting facts about the sitcom star.
According to the 89-year-old actress, the reason Tootie always rode around on roller skates was because she was the shortest one of the bunch. So, she slipped on the skates to fit into the frame while filming. Charlotte also divulged that Kim was just as feisty in the '80s and she is now.
“As we rehearsed and got to know each other [during ‘Facts of Life’] I realized she was full of p--- and vinegar,” the actress teased with a wink.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.