that70sshowThat 70’s Show Now on Netflix!

 

That ’70s Show is a sitcom that originally aired on Fox  from August of 1998 till  May of 2006.   The series focuses on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, in the 70’s.      The directors had wanted the show to have a 70s “feel”, so they opted to set the show later in the decade.   The idea that the duration of the series would carry a chain of social events which could influence the characters.  Therefore, 1976 was chosen, which allowed writers  to address streaking, sexual liberation, the ERA and the 1973 oil crisis, as well as the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, all of which were culturally influential events that occurred in the earlier years of the 1970s.

The main teenage cast members:

Topher Grace as Eric Foreman

Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart:

Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso

Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde

Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti

Wilmer Valderrama as Fez

 The main adult cast members:

Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Foreman

Kurtwood Smith as Red Foreman

Don Stark as  Bob Pinciotti

Tommy Chong as Leo Chingkwake

Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti

 

Some little know facts that fans might not know.

CHUCK NORRIS WAS ALMOST CAST AS ERIC FOREMAN’S DAD

Everyone has a favorite character, and the favorite by far is Red.  Since Red almost had the ability to lay out Hyde with a swift roundhouse kick to the head. Chuck Norris was considered for the role of Eric’s dad, but was unavailable due to filming Walker, Texas Ranger. 

MILA KUNIS LIED ABOUT HER AGE TO GET THE ROLE OF JACKIE.

Mila Kunis  got the partof Jackie by being perfect, and by playing older than she actually was.   Auditioning at age 14, she told the producers that  she would be 18 on her birthday neglecting to mention that particular birthday was still four years away.

THE SHOW WAS ALMOST NAMED AFTER A WHO SONG.

A 70s sitcom couldn’t help but be defined by music, but That ’70s Show was forced into its final name. Early ideas included “Teenage Wasteland” and “The Kids Are Alright,” but pressure from The Who’s lawyers forced the creators to come up with something different.  By then viewers had already given it the wonderful name.

“THE CIRCLE” WAS A WAY TO GET AROUND CENSORS.

One of the show’s trademark camera spin was a powerful comedic tool for endless one-liners and honest moments where the characters talked directly to the camera. More importantly, it allowed the show to make viewers understand the characters were getting  totally wasted while not showing them actually smoking pot.

 

That 70’s Show is a funny show that has 8 seasons and they are all available on Netflix.

 

 

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