Sun, 7 August 2016
Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life, Scooby-Doo) stops by the show this week and if you know anything about me it's that I'm a huge lifelong fan so you can only imagine how excited and nervous I was. Mindy did not disappoint. We talked about her unusual childhood—being discovered by Norman Lear, Alan Horn and Charlotte Rae when they were researching girls' schools to bring authenticity to Facts of Life, attending regular school while also working on the show, having "once in a lifetime experiences all the time," going "hog ass wild" when she was 17, the discrepancy between how she appears and how she feels inside, wanting to be a doctor at one point and eventually realizing she was already doing the thing she loved, realizing you don't have to be friends with someone just because they want to be friends with you, feeling drawn to alcoholics, drug addicts and narcissists, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, romance, reality shows, the movie she's currently shooting and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Also: a Facts of Life quiz!