That '70s Show - About
About That '70s Show
Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab colas and Farrah Fawcett posters, THAT ‘70s SHOW continues to flash back to the "Me Decade." Too cool for the Wisconsin suburbs where he lives under the authority of his parents - Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) - Eric (Topher Grace) yearns for his independence. But rites of passage aren’t all that easy at a time when jumpsuits and platforms are the epitome of cool. Just ask Eric's girlfriend / soon-to-be wife / next door neighbor, Donna (Laura Prepon), a knock-out who’s been forced to deal with her parents’ recent split and her dad Bob’s (Don Stark) new life as a swinging single.
Eric gets by with a little help from his friends, who spend most of their time hanging out in the Forman basement and pondering their lives, their parents and their future. The gang includes Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), a good-looking but gullible guy, his ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Mila Kunis); Hyde (Danny Masterson), a conspiracy theorist who thinks Xerox will take over the world; and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), a foreign exchange student who’s soaking up American culture like a sponge.
That '70s Show made it's premiere on August 23rd, 1998 on Fox, and advanced to huge sucess, and is currently in it's eighth and last season. The last episode will be aired on May 18th, 2006. That '70s Show is one of Fox's longest running sitcoms, spanning a total of about eight years.
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Topher Grace ... Eric Forman
Laura Prepon ... Donna Pinciotti
Ashton Kutcher ... Michael Kelso
Mila Kunis ... Jackie Burkhart
Danny Masterson ... Steven Hyde
Wilmer Valderrama ... Fez
Debra Jo Rupp ... Kitty Forman
Kurtwood Smith ... Red Forman
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Laurie Forman
Christina Moore ... Laurie Forman (replaced)
Don Stark ... Bob Pinciotti
Tanya Roberts ... Midge Pinciotti
Josh Meyers ... Randy Pearson (season 8 only)
That '70s Show Trivia
Though many references are made to Fez's country of origin, it has never been named, and neither has his full name. Fez, or "Fes" stands for "foreign exchange student"
After the closing credits of each episode, the license plate registration sticker reflects the season the show is in, and therefore year that the episode takes place in (an idea borrowed from "L.A. Law" ).
The fifth season episode titles are all Led Zeppelin song titles. The sixth season episode titles are all The Who song titles.
In the episode where we see Fez' first day at school, Hyde asks him what his name is. As he is saying his name, the school bell rings the whole time and Hyde says, "We'll never be able to remember that. I'll just call you Fez." Fez was actually stating the first names of all the actors on the show.
There are repeated references to Ashton Kutcher (Kelso)'s role in Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). In the Hitchcock episode, Kelso tells the paper boy "This is a case of mistaken identity", a phrase he used many times in "Dude...".In the episode "It's a Wonderful Life", Kelso's future wife says she'll be waiting in the LeCar. Kutcher's character in "Dude..." also drove a LeCar. Ashton also uses the line "LeCar for LeZak" in "Just Married"
Topher Grace (Eric) was off the show in the 2005 season while he was working on Spider-Man 3 (2007).
The rock group poster often seen on the wall in Eric's basement is of Paul McCartney & Wings.
Mila Kunis was only 14 when she auditioned for the show. When producers asked her age, she misled them by saying, "Well, I'll be 18 on my birthday," and neglected to say which birthday.
Donna (Laura Prepon) originally had two sisters. One sister, Tina, appeared in the episode "Eric's Burger Job," and another, Valerie, was mentioned in "Eric's Birthday." Much like Chuck Cunningham, they were quickly phased out and never seen or mentioned again.