The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
Eric Forman is a typical high school student growing up in Wisconsin in 1976 with his family and his friends. Together, they have the same kind of joys and sorrows that just about every teenager has while growing up. This show parodied many of the attitudes, events and fads of the 70s, along with those who grew up at the time. Written by
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The infamous poster of Farrah Fawcett in a red swimsuit hangs in Eric Foreman's bedroom. Tanya Roberts (Midge) starred in season five of "Charlie's Angels," the TV show that launched Fawcett's career. Roberts joked that if "That 70's Show" ran through 1980, her poster would eventually hang in Eric's room. See more »
The poster showing world flags in Eric's room has some flags of countries that didn't exist in the 70s (e.g. Estonia and Georgia). See more »
What is wrong with you? Were you dropped on your head?
Yes, I was. And up until now, everyone had the good grace not to mention it.
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In the episode "A New Hope" (01x20) there is a "Star Wars"-like introduction to the show. There are no regular opening credits, the cast member's names are played out over a scene. See more »
Unlike the 70s sitcom it sometimes mocks (Happy Days), this show has no peaks and valleys, and never "jumped the shark". It's just a rock solid, funny show and has been for the duration of its run (so far). I have watched just about every episode since the beginning, and have never been let down. It's an extremely underrated show which could reach ledgendary status if it runs for a few more years. Everyone in the cast is very funny and endearing in their own way. The best thing is that they never stray from the original characterizations. And you never doubt for a minute that you're back in the seventies, unlike Happy Days, which was set in the 50s yet much of the cast (Scott Baio anyone?) sported contemporary haircuts. This show is a gem. Watch. You won't be disappointed.
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