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That '70s Show 

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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jackie Burkhart 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Steven Hyde 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Donna Pinciotti 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Fez 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Kitty Forman 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Reginald "Red" Forman / ... 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Bob Pinciotti 200 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Michael Kelso 183 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Eric Forman 179 episodes, 1998-2006
...  Midge Pinciotti 81 episodes, 1998-2004
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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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23 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Feelin' All Right  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Franco auditioned for the role of Michael Kelso. See more »

Goofs

In "The Water Tower", when Eric and his family are eating dinner, and he starts imagining Red and Kitty naked, you can see that Kitty is wearing a tube top, and is not actually naked. See more »

Quotes

Steven Hyde: You know what your problem is? You're really cute, but nobody ever told you to shut your piehole.
Jackie Burkhardt: You think I'm cute?
Steven Hyde: SHUT YOUR PIEHOLE.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Season 5 Web Reflection (2013) See more »

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That '70s Song (In the Street)
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Based on "In the Street" by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell
Performed by Cheap Trick
(Season 2-8)
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What eighth season?
29 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Over the years, we've seen a lot of preposterous things done by writers when the show just had to go on no matter what, keeping "8 Simple Rules" going after John Ritter died comes to mind, but this is probably the first time I cared. The idea of having "That 70's Show" without Eric or to a lesser extent Kelso is ridiculous. They tried to cover it up with a comeback of Leo and increasingly outrageous story lines, but it always felt like why bother when you don't have a main character anymore. It just didn't really connect, it was a bunch of unrelated stuff happening that most of the time wasn't even funny. The last season felt like the season too much for every single character, simply because Eric used to take a lot of screen time and now we'd be smashed in the face by how stale and repetitive the rest of the characters were. Focusing on the gimmick that is Fez was thoroughly uninteresting and the character would simply stop working, because the whole deal was that he'd say something weird from out of nowhere, and you can't say stuff from out of nowhere when every second line is yours. They also brought in the standard cousin Oliver, only this time it just wasn't a kid. Whenever you heard somebody knock on the door, you started praying it wasn't Randy, please let it not be Randy. The deal with Randy was that he'd do really awful jokes, usually as Red would say, smiling like an ass and totally screwing up delivery and Donna would be in stitches. I think more than half of the last season was Donna pretending to be amused. The problems had started earlier though: what once was a truly great show with an equally great concept that for once wasn't about a dysfunctional family slowly got into the territory of soap opera. Everybody started being in love with everybody, emotional scenes were dragged out at nausea, with just one usually lame joke placed somewhere to divert attention that we were watching "As The World Turns". I'm guessing this was character development, but come on that was written almost as clumsily as the moral lessons from "Family Matters". To be fair, the last episode, also because it had a cameo by Topher Grace (a cameo in his own show), was really good, even if not that funny either.

By the way, yet more criticism on Season 8: what the hell was with the opening theme? Not only did they use the same joke twice (a character not singing), Fez scared the hell out of me. Dude, don't open your eyes that far. But the first five seasons or so,among the best comedy ever broadcast.


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