A common misconception about goofy 80’s sitcoms–or any sitcom, for that matter–is that they’re the product of lazy minds and that they’re super easy to make. But it turns out making any sitcom work well enough to survive is a lot of fucking work. It also turns out that when you look back at sitcoms from other decades, you get some real perspective on societal attitudes at the time and how those attitudes have evolved. This conversation with the cast of Facts of Life digs pretty deep.

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