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That '70s Show
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4024 Radford Ave.
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The additional lyrics by Cheap
Down the Street -
the same old thing!
We did last week
Not a thing to do -
but to talk to you
Mom and Dad live upstairs
The music's loud
So we don't care
But rock lives on
We're still rocking in Wisconsin
We're still rocking in Wisconsin
Steal a car
And drive on down ... pick me up
And we'll drive around
Not a thing to do
But talk to you
Whoah yeah! Hello Wisconsin!
Where is Fez from? ...What's his last name?
The writers have decided to keep Fez's home country a mystery.
NO ONE knows his origin. Similarly, we do not know Fez's real name. Fez
is the only character on the show without a last name. Apparently, his
real name is unpronounceable, so the guys call him Fez, short for "Foreign
Exchange Student." (The spelling is poetic license.) (Source: the
Born in 1980, Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) is of a Venezuelan origin (born
in Florida), moved to Venezuela in 1983. Came to U.S. in 1994 and spoke
no English; learned language through watching Sesame Street. Briefly dated
Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1999, and Mandy Moore during 2001-2002, and dated
Lindsay Lohan during 2004 till they broke up in November, 2004.
What were some of the original alternative titles for the show?
"Reeling in the Years"
"The Kids are Alright"
Who are some of the '70s legends that have appeared
on the show?
|Pamela Sue Martin
||Billy Dee Williams
Who says "Hello Wisconsin!" at the end
of the theme song?
First Season: Danny Masterson (aka. Steve Hyde)
Second Season: Robin Zander (lead singer for Cheap Trick)
Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart)
Actress Mila Kunis was born in Kiev, Ukraine on Aug. 14th 1983. She made
her movie debut in 1995 in Make a Wish, Molly. In 1996 she was cast in
the short-lived series Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. She is also the voice
for Meg Griffin in the animated series Family Guy. Mila Kunis starred
with Angelina Jolie in Gia.
"I say we torture them with plenty of pointless rules
and advice." (Eric as Red)
"The party has reached critical mass. In five minutes there will
be no more beer opprotunties." (Hyde)
"You know what's sad? This is the proudest day of my life" (Eric)
"I'm good looking and he's jealous. I'm telling you Jackie, this
body is a curse" (Kelso)
"Don't resist me, Mama. It's boogie time." (Fez)
"A car is not a bedroom on wheels." (Kitty)
"Laugh if you want but my butt looks pretty good in those."
Don't Mess with Wrestlers
In one episode of That 70's Show! Red, Eric and the gang go to see a WWF
wrestling match. However, the Wrestling Leagues weren't united as the
WWF until much later and at the time that the episode was supposed to
be, they were divided up into regions.
Wrong Choice of Words
In one episode, the guys are given an 'adult' film to watch. They don't
know what it is so the one guy unrolls a few feet and holds the film up
to the light. He announces that it's a 'porno' film. The word 'porno'
wasn't used in the 70's. The film would have been called a 'stag' film
or maybe a skin flick.
Watch the episode where the guy is playing the Game of Life with his stoner
boss at the fotomat. They were playing the updated version that was released
in the early 90,s. They should have been playing the older version.
This is about the show where the Formans try to outdo their neighbors
at a Veteran's Day barbeque.
Veteran's Day is November 11th. The show is supposed to take place in
Wisconsin. If you view this episode, you will see that Michael is wearing
a short sleeve summer shirt, women are wearing light summer dresses, and
the trees have their leaves. On November 11th it is cold in most parts
of the country, especially, I would think, in Wisconsin, and the people
would be dressed quite differently!
In an episode from the second season (I can't recall it well) Eric is
wearing a t-shirt, a very dirty one, but if you look closely you can see
that its a Guess brand and that brand did not exist until 1982
In the beginning Hyde is trying to steal beer from the fridge and fes
is supposed to keep lookout. When hyde brings the beer out of the fridge
it's a six pack of millenium budweiser cans. Introduced in late 2000.
Mrs. Foreman gives Hyde and Eric"snack-paks" from her bag of
groceries. "Here, go have a snack pak." However, she hands them
the snack paks we know today - the ones in the see-through plastic containers
with peel-off lids. In the 70s, snack-paks only came as little pop-top
cans, like Fancy Feast cat food.
Spider-Man bed sheets
In at least one episode, Eric and Donna are up in Eric's room and he has
Spider-Man bed sheets on his bed. While there were spidey bedsheets in
the 70's the ones shown on the show use the jagged lettered logo created
in the mid-90's rather than the classic logo.
In one of the episodes (or maybe more) Donna's mother is wearing the 90's-2000
version of the shag haircut - to the shoulders and trimmed/combed toward
the neck. In the 70's the "real shag" was in style - short on
the sides, longer in the back - like the Brady mom.
In on episode, Donna is wearing a T-style chain necklace that has only
recently become popular. Layered gold chains (several worn at one time)
was the style in the 70s.
Map of Canada
In the episode where Eric and his friends go to Canada to get beer they
get stopped by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). When the RCMP
are asking the guys some questions, you will notice a map of Canada. You
will notice the 10 provinces and 3 territories. The third territory wasn't
added until 1996, so if the show was set in the 70's there would not be
a third territory.
Oh Canada! mess up
when everyone goes to Canada to get beer you may notice that they all
sing " Oh Canada" what not many people noticed is that they
sang the "wrong" lyrics. In 1981 the lyrics to the nation Anthem
were changed....since they are in the 70's this could not be possible!
Lip Smacker Slip
In the episode where the gang goes to Van-stock, Fez goes snooping in
Jackie's makeup case. When he starts mentioning all the things she does
for Kelso, he pulls out a sparkle Lip smacker. This isn't accurate because
the sparkle lip smacker was only created in the late 1990s, not in the
1970s. I know this because I have that exact lip smacker in my makeup
Oh No! BETA!
In the episode where the gang goes to Canada for their precious brew,
Red brings home a BETA-MAX video player and suggests that they tape 'Roots'.
Reluctantly, Kitty agrees. After its done recording, Red goes to push
play and realizes he never put the tape in the BETA-MAX. Kitty, in the
background holds up a tape and says something to the likes of, 'You mean,
this tape?' If you look at it, you can plainly see she's holding a comparably
tiny VHS tape and not a monolithic sized BETA-MAX.
By Fred Kovey
That '70s Show is one of the better new sitcoms on television, yet it
took me more than half a year to tune in — and all because of the
stupid name. To me, the show sounded like a half hour advertisement for
bellbottoms and butt rock, not something I needed to see, after four years
of college social events, too many of which were "'70s Nights."
The truth is, That '70s Show is as much about the seventies as Family
Ties was about the eighties — which is to say, a lot — but
in ways that are more subtle and clever than its title would lead you
On the surface, That '70s Show appears to be a straightforward sitcom
with a penchant for the occasional dream sequence or other bit of high
concept fluff. Episode after episode, the central joke of That '70s Show
is that the kids who should be enjoying their post-sixties cultural freedom
spend all their time hanging out in the basement of the squarest household
on the block. Granted, part of the attraction is that they can smoke pot
when no one's home, but mostly, the show suggests, they just crave the
staid, structured atmosphere that is missing in their broken, "modern"
In fact, if there was truth in advertising (and no copyright laws), Family
Ties would have been a more apt title for this show, because, like that
'80s program, That '70s Show always places the family first. Not that
the Keatons of Family Ties didn't have their own distractions: the series
addressed illiteracy, teen pregnancy, alcoholism (thanks to a guest appearance
by Tom Hanks), and all the other hot button issues of the day, but these
troubles never overshadowed the characters' personalities or their weekly
hijinks. The Formans — the lead family of That '70s Show —
have similar charisma.
Also like Family Ties, That '70s Show has faith in the central truth
of the sitcom format — that there is nothing so bad that family,
real or surrogate, can't get you through it. It's a point that is made
over and over. This past season, Hyde, the rebellious friend of teenaged
son Eric Forman (Topher Grace), found himself in dire straits after his
mother ran off and left the already fatherless adolescent totally alone.
Even though they were low on cash due to factory scalebacks, the Formans
did the right thing and took the boy in. It was a good move for the show,
since it gave more screen time to gifted comedic actor Danny Masterson,
who plays Hyde, but it was also totally in character for the Formans,
as always a beacon of sense and solidity in the chaos around them. The
name says it all. Forman: solid, all American — like a construction
Aside from Hyde, a literal refugee from permissive social mores, there
is the rest of the gang, including Fez (played just this side of offensively
by Wilmer Valderrama), the foreign exchange student with overly religious
host parents; Jackie (Mila Kunis), the domineering rich girl whose folks
are always busy; and finally, Jackie's affable buffoon of a boyfriend,
Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher in full dumb-ass mode). Where Kelso's
parents are unclear, but judging by the doofus they spawned, they aren't
exactly on top of things.
But the biggest whipping-persons for the sins of the seventies are the
Formans' swinging neighbors, the Pinciottis. Mom (ex-Charlie's Angel Tanya
Roberts) is an ex-party girl with Farrah Fawcett hair, and Dad (Don Stark)
is a wannabe hipster, seventies style, with a bad perm and highly flammable
clothing. From jumpsuits to new age hogwash, the Pinciottis try every
trend, only to see it backfire and their daughter Donna (Laura Prepon)
run next door to the Formans' house to share her shame with her boyfriend
It's nothing new for a sitcom to critique the culture that spawns it.
All in the Family is the classic example, and Family Ties had endless
fun at the expense of eighties ideals (as symbolized by proto-yuppie Alex
Keaton and his airheaded mallrat sister Mallory); but it is unusual for
a sitcom to go back twenty years and pick a fight. That the critiques
still have bite says that That '70s Show has picked its target well. In
fact, the seventies are far from ancient history. Although many of the
decade's practices and beliefs have since been discredited by the general
public — open marriages and recreational narcotics, for example
— many have not.
That '70s Show takes appropriately complex moral stands about the decade
that launched much of what is still considered "progressive."
Sex before marriage is okay if two people love each other, like Eric and
Donna. But it only leads to complications if it's done for the wrong reasons,
as is the case with Kelso, who has been forced to pay royally for cheating
on his girlfriend with Eric's sister, Laurie (Lisa Robin Kelly): she has
since stopped sleeping with him and focused on blackmailing him with their
dalliance. Light drugs, like pot or booze, are okay and even fun in moderation.
Hard drugs are bad and lead inevitably to trouble. Feminism is a good
thing. But, still, there's nothing wrong with being a housewife.
It's hardly Leave It To Beaver, but it's not a paean to free love either.
That '70s Show is a balanced view of a complicated decade which, as it
turns out, is not terribly different from our own. But most emphatically,
it is not a nostalgia trip. And that, combined with a winning cast and
sly writing, makes That '70s Show worth checking out.
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