Behind Closed Doors: 30 Juicy Behind-the-Scenes Stories of 1980s Sitcom Stars

ENTERTAINMENT | July 15, 2023

Written by Sarah Norman

If you were a fan of sitcoms in the 1980s, then you may have thought you knew everything there was to know about your favorite shows and their stars. But behind the scenes, there were stories of drama, conflict, and fascinating moments that you never got to see on the screen. From Full House to Night Court, Moonlighting to Family Matters, Dallas to Dynasty, and The Golden Girls, this gallery takes a deep dive into the stories and secrets of the stars of these beloved shows. Get ready to discover the behind-the-scenes drama that made these shows must-see TV, and learn about the juicy tidbits that even the most die-hard fans may not know. Keep reading to uncover the hidden stories of your favorite sitcom stars from the 1980s.

Lisa Bonet Was Fired From 'The Cosby Show' For Getting Pregnant


According to actress Debbie Allen, however, The Cosby Show was full of drama. Most notably, Allen stated that Lisa Bonet, who played Denise, was pushed out of the cast of The Cosby Show after getting pregnant. It's not clear what the issue would have been with Bonet's character being pregnant - or if the production didn't just want to shoot around her growing bod, but it shows the petty ways that stars can treat one another on a hit show.

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