A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.
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 Jackie Burkhart (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Steven Hyde (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Donna Pinciotti (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Fez (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Kitty Forman (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Reginald "Red" Forman / ... (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Bob Pinciotti (200 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Michael Kelso (183 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Eric Forman (179 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 Midge Pinciotti (81 episodes, 1998-2004)
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Storyline

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 Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Be Groovy. Be Very Groovy.

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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23 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feelin' All Right  »

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(200 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kitty's cigarette smoking was slowly phased out after season three, due to Debra Jo Rupp kicking the habit in real-life. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Eric's last name is shown on a transition in the beginning of a show, his last name is Spelled "Forman". In episode 7-10, on the calendars Red has printed for his muffler shop, Forman is spelled "Foreman". See more »

Quotes

Eric: It was supposed to be 'Guys' Night Out'. And then comes Hyde's skank of the week to ruin it all. We were friends since, like, always. And all it took to ruin it was a pair of lop-sided boobs. That's right, I noticed and I didn't say anything... Because I'm nice.
Donna Pinciotti: I had to talk to my dad's new girlfriend about the sex they're having.
Eric: Yeah, okay, you win.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits for the Halloween episode in 2000, the title song has creepy organ music playing along with it. Also the actors names appear in a "spooky" font. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Kramer Vs. Showgirls (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Street
(uncredited)
by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell
Sung by Todd Griffin
(Season 1)
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the '70s...those were the days
15 May 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I guess that one might say that "That '70s Show" is to the 1990s what "Happy Days" was to the 1970s: a look at how cool things were twenty years earlier in Wisconsin. And they do a great job with it. The characters are: Eric Foreman (Topher Grace), a sometimes clueless high school student; Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon), Eric's strong-willed friend; Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), a complete imbecile; Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis), the vain, egotistical member of the group; Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), the cynical member of the group; Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), a foreign exchange student who always tries to be cool; Red (Kurtwood Smith), Eric's hard-ass father; and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), Eric's jolly mother.

Tommy Chong occasionally appears as Hyde's stoner boss Leo. Throughout the series, the circle of friends comes across all sorts of situations, which usually end up accentuating Kelso's stupidity or Hyde's distrust of authority. Oftentimes, they assess everything through popular culture (namely disco or any TV show that had existed up to that point). But no matter what happens, it's always safe to assume that Red will threaten to kick someone in the ass, or at least call someone a dumb-ass.

Either way, it's a great show. You gotta see it.


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