Charmed (1998–2006)
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That '70s Episode 

To protect themselves from a power stealing warlock, the sisters time travel to the 1970s where they encounter their mother and grandmother.


Richard Compton




Episode complete credited cast:
Shannen Doherty ... Prue Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs ... Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano ... Phoebe Halliwell
Ted King ... Inspector Andy Trudeau (as T.W. King) (credit only)
Finola Hughes ... Patty Halliwell
Andrew Jackson ... Nicholas
Jennifer Rhodes ... Penny 'Grams' Halliwell
Jake Sakson Jake Sakson ... Little Andy
Megan Corletto Megan Corletto ... Little Piper
Emmalee Thompson ... Young Prue
Sally Ann Brooks ... Officer at Jail
Rey Silva Rey Silva ... Officer at Park


The Halliwells encounter a warlock that has been waiting for years to get their powers. The warlock is immune to the powers of the Charmed Ones after making a deal with their mother to spare her life in the past. In order to save themselves, the girls cast a spell which returns them to mid-70s when the deal was made, their grandmother and mother are still alive, Prue and Piper are playful little witches and Phoebe is still unborn and in the womb.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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This is Finola Hughes' first appearance in the role of the girls' mother Patty Halliwell. See more »


When traveling in time Phoebe's hand moves from near her face to holding Prue's hand. See more »


Young Prue: You came back.
Prue Halliwell: Yes, we did. And we're gonna keep it a secret, right?
Young Prue: Okay.
Prue Halliwell: Okay.
Young Prue: You're pretty.
Prue Halliwell: Oh. So are you.
Piper Halliwell: Oh, give me a break.
Young Piper: Grams said you're bad people.
Piper Halliwell: No, no, no. We're good people. We're, uh, just like you.
Piper Halliwell: Yeah. We're family.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »


How Soon is Now?
(opening credits theme)
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr
Performed by Love Spit Love
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Inconsistent and Flawed Traveling in Time
25 January 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Prue, Pipes and Phoebe are attacked by the evil warlock Nicholas that wants to kill them and steal their powers. The Halliwell sisters are unable to protect themselves since Nicholas is immune to the power of three. He tells that he made a pact with Patty Halliwell in the past and he is invulnerable to their powers. The sisters cast a spell and travel in time to 1975, trying to avoid their mother's deal with Nicholas. However, neither of them has power and they have difficulties to convince their grandmother and mother who they are.

"That '70s Episode" has a good idea and a totally flawed execution. Stories with travel in time are very difficult to be consistent, and the writer of this episode shows a total lack of care with the absurd and illogical situations. The viewer must not have any logical thoughts and enjoy only the sentimental side of the story, with the gathering of three generations of the Halliwell family. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Nos Anos 70" ("In the 70's")

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Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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