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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Red's middle name is Albert. His full name is Reginald Albert Forman. See more »
Donna justifies taking Kelso's van by reminding Eric that Kelso melted his G.I.Joe figure. Eric says, "The Real American Hero deserves better." G.I. Joe wasn't called "A Real American Hero" until the 1982 re-launch. See more »
[Eavesdropping through the glass door on the parents' discussion about the news of Donna and Eric's engagement]
I'm trying to read Red's lips, but I can't make it out - he keeps calling me a stupid duck.
[pause until he figures it out]
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The Halloween episode "Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die" featured a special font for the credits, and the theme had organ music playing in the backround. 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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