Spooky Sitcoms: 9 Times Classic Shows Got Creepy, Scary or Downright Weird

Sitcoms have given us so much – laughs, convoluted misunderstandings and even life lessons. But on occasion, they also broke from the typical formula and gave us a few scares. Sometimes they did it to celebrate Halloween. Sometimes they just did it to freak out children in the audience who might not be in on the joke.

The Facts of Life Cast Members Reunite for the Show's 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years after The Facts of Life made its TV debut, the stars are still taking the good and taking the bad – though they admit there’s been a whole lot more of the former.

Need a Vacation? Take It Online with Your Favorite Classic Sitcoms!

Summer means two things for most Americans: A family trip and a lack of decent TV. However, if you’re currently stuck at home, wishing you could find something better to watch, we’ve got an easy, free solution. You can just ride along with your favorite sitcom of choice!

Remember when sitcoms regularly had group vacations, played out over a series of episodes or even over two-hour movie events?

Facts of Life's Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel Reunite in New TV Movie: 'It's Like Old Times'

When Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields landed starring roles on The Facts of Life in 1979, they had no idea that their characters would become ’80s icons – or that they’d become such close friends.

The Facts of Life's Lisa Whelchel Is Queen of the Throwback Selfie

Over the course of nine seasons on The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel was an expert at taking the good with the bad.

Now, she’s an expert at taking selfies.

At a recent lunch with Charlotte Rae, who played den mother Mrs. Garrett on the long-running ’80s sitcom, Whelchel shared a touching self-portrait of the two former costars.

You Take the Young, You Take the Old: The Facts of Life Cast, Then and Now

Happy birthday, Kim Fields!

The actress celebrated the big 4-5 on Monday, but we’ll always know her as little Tootie, the pigtailed, roller-skating youngest member of the Facts of Life crew.

Nearly 35 years after The Facts of Life premiered in 1979, PEOPLE presents the Eastland ladies posing with their younger selves. As one of TV’s most memorable theme songs goes, there’s a time you got to go and show you’re growin’.

Lisa Whelchel Competes in the Mud on Survivor

Blair would not approve.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor: Philippines, Lisa Whelchel – who played the prim and proper Blair Warner on The Facts of Life – gets down and dirty in a mud-based challenge.

Lisa Whelchel Is Divorced

As she left her Texas home to compete on Survivor: Philippines, Lisa Whelchel was hiding a secret that only her close friends knew: Her 24-year marriage to Steve Cauble was ending.

“The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on Survivor on March 10,” Whelchel tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss.”

Stephen Fishbach Blogs: My Take on Survivor's Celebs and Returning Contestants

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE.com since 2009.

“I played every minute to win this game, and to have my body fail me is utterly demoralizing.” – Russell Swan, Survivor: Samoa

Lisa Whelchel to Compete on Survivor: Philippines

Remember Blair Warner, the spoiled rich girl on the 80s sitcom The Facts of Life?

Prepare to see her in a whole new light.

Lisa Whelchel, the former teen actress who played Blair for nine seasons – from 1979 to 1988 – will compete against 17 other contestants on Survivor: Philippines. Now 49, Whelchel is a prominentChristian author and mother of three, not to mention a longtime fan of the reality competition.