History Series / That70sShow

6th Sep '16 12:01:10 PM Aquila89
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* NotSoAboveItAll: In one episode, even Jackie starts giggling like a schoolgirl after explaining to Fez that "penal colony" doesn't mean what he think it does.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: In one episode, even Jackie starts giggling like a schoolgirl after explaining to Fez that "penal colony" code" doesn't mean what he think it does.
15th Aug '16 10:19:32 PM Anicomicgeek
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Donna dyed her hair blonde, because Laura Prepon did so for a film role.
** [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]] (Leo) was absent for two and a half seasons because of a prison sentence.
** Eric leaves at the end of season seven because Topher Grace was going to be shooting ''Film/SpiderMan3'' at the same time season eight would have been in production (which is why season eight had him 'replaced' with Josh Meyers as Randy).
15th Aug '16 10:18:30 PM Anicomicgeek
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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist : Edna's gone for weeks before the Formans step in, and although Hyde makes jokes about it, his home life is pretty abusive.



--> We never had waffles at my house. My mom always said a waffle iron was a luxury, like pillowcases, or not getting hit.
* SoundEffectBleep: Twice on the season eight episode "Fun It," with Randy using an actual clown horn ("Find me a really trashy clown hooker with ''long'' legs and a pair of double D ''[honk honk]''" and "Well, kids, looks like you're really in some deep ''[honk honk]''") while imitating the Fatso Burger clown.



* SocialServicesDoesNotExist : Edna's gone for weeks before the Formans step in, and although Hyde makes jokes about it, his home life is pretty abusive.
--> We never had waffles at my house. My mom always said a waffle iron was a luxury, like pillowcases, or not getting hit.
* SoundEffectBleep: Twice on the season eight episode "Fun It," with Randy using an actual clown horn ("Find me a really trashy clown hooker with ''long'' legs and a pair of double D ''[honk honk]''" and "Well, kids, looks like you're really in some deep ''[honk honk]''") while imitating the Fatso Burger clown.
14th Aug '16 6:35:28 AM SaniOKh
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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Most episodes have two storylines about the teenagers and one about the adults.
* TotallyRadical: Pastor Dave.
* TrialBalloonQuestion: Eric (secretly) asks Donna to marry him at one point, and Eric asks Bob what he would do if they were engaged. Bob's answer was [[IllKillYou less than favourable]], so they decide to keep the secret.
* TrueCompanions:
** Despite problems often prone to tear them apart (such as [[spoiler: Eric and Donna breaking up, or Jackie and Hyde breaking up]]), Eric and his friends pretty much always stay together. [[spoiler: Even as Eric [[PutOnABus left for Africa]]]]
** An interesting variant occurs with Jackie, who wasn't really part of the group at first and was only tolerated by the others because she was Kelso's girlfriend. It was only after Hyde starting burning her, Fez started worshipping her, Donna became closer friends with her and Eric realized that she pissed Laurie off that she became a full part of the circle.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Bob & Midge, and later Bob & Jackie's mom Pam. Eric & Donna are portrayed as this, with characters frequently commenting on the relationship as such. Averted with Bob's relationship with the more average Joanne, with whom he's more evenly matched, just after Midge leaves.



* TheUnReveal
* VandalismBackfire: After Jackie breaks up with him, Kelso tries writing a song to win her back. Eventually, he annoys Eric into taking his guitar and smashing it.
-->'''Eric:''' Well, isn't that funny?
-->'''Kelso:''' You know what's even funnier? That was ''your'' guitar! Burn!
* TheVamp: Laurie, Eric's slutty older sister, is nicknamed "the witch" and "the Devil".
-->'''Red:''' Eric, what have I told you about calling your sister "The Devil"?
-->'''Eric:''' It's offensive [[InsultToRocks to the Devil]]?
** Played hilariously in one episode where the family is playing a game called ''Church'' Rummy with the Youth Minister at their church and Laurie shows her cards: 6, 6, and 6.
* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Most episodes have two storylines about the teenagers and one about the adults.
* TotallyRadical: Pastor Dave.
* TrialBalloonQuestion: Eric (secretly) asks Donna to marry him at one point, and Eric asks Bob what he would do if they were engaged. Bob's answer was [[IllKillYou less than favourable]], so they decide to keep the secret.
* TrueCompanions:
** Despite problems often prone to tear them apart (such as [[spoiler: Eric and Donna breaking up, or Jackie and Hyde breaking up]]), Eric and his friends pretty much always stay together. [[spoiler: Even as Eric [[PutOnABus left for Africa]]]]
** An interesting variant occurs with Jackie, who wasn't really part of the group at first and was only tolerated by the others because she was Kelso's girlfriend. It was only after Hyde starting burning her, Fez started worshipping her, Donna became closer friends with her and Eric realized that she pissed Laurie off that she became a full part of the circle.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Bob & Midge, and later Bob & Jackie's mom Pam. Eric & Donna are portrayed as this, with characters frequently commenting on the relationship as such. Averted with Bob's relationship with the more average Joanne, with whom he's more evenly matched, just after Midge leaves.


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* TheUnReveal:
** Every time Fez is asked where he comes from, he always answers with a joke or a sarcastic remark.
** Fez's real name has also never been revealed, as instead of saying it, people either call Fez something else or stop and ask how the name is pronounced. When Fez's friend from his country comes to visit he never calls Fez by any name.


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* TheVamp: Laurie, Eric's slutty older sister, is nicknamed "the witch" and "the Devil".
-->'''Red:''' Eric, what have I told you about calling your sister "The Devil"?
-->'''Eric:''' It's offensive [[InsultToRocks to the Devil]]?
** Played hilariously in one episode where the family is playing a game called ''Church'' Rummy with the Youth Minister at their church and Laurie shows her cards: 6, 6, and 6.
* VandalismBackfire: After Jackie breaks up with him, Kelso tries writing a song to win her back. Eventually, he annoys Eric into taking his guitar and smashing it.
-->'''Eric:''' Well, isn't that funny?
-->'''Kelso:''' You know what's even funnier? That was ''your'' guitar! Burn!
6th Aug '16 12:45:13 PM SaniOKh
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* EvolvingCredits: the opening credits have been completely reshot three times, and reedited four times:
** Between season 1 and 2, the entire sequence has been reshot to mark the addition of Lisa Robin Kelly to the main cast, and also include the adults.
** During season 3, the opening credits were reedited to replace all shots where Lisa Robin Kelly is seen, as she had left the show.
** The opening sequence has been completely reshot once again between season 3 and 4, Tanya Roberts has been removed from the main cast, and replaced with Tommy Chong.
** Between season 4 and 5, the sequence has been slightly edited to replace the only shot with Tommy Chong, who no longer was in the main cast.
** For the final season, the opening credits have been reshot once again, and now take place in the "circle" and not in the Vista Cruiser. Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher were removed and Tommy Chong was added back in. The sequence has been reedited twice during the season: once to include new cast member Josh Meyers, and once to update Kitty's hairstyle.
3rd Aug '16 2:17:23 PM SaniOKh
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Eric tells Red that his (Red's) mother died immediately after Eric told her "I don't think being nice for a whole day would kill you.", there's a beat where Red looks at Eric with his usual stern demeanour, before he bursts into laughter.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: ActuallyPrettyFunny:
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When Eric tells Red that his (Red's) mother died immediately after Eric told her "I don't think being nice for a whole day would kill you.", there's a beat where Red looks at Eric with his usual stern demeanour, before he bursts into laughter.laughter.
** When Fez starts giggling at the word "penal" (after hearing Michael talk about the penal code) , Jackie and Hyde try to explain to him that it doesn't mean what he thinks it means, and that he is being immature... and in the process start laughing at the word themselves.
2nd Aug '16 6:23:44 AM themisterfree
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** There are also a few instances where people known more for their voice acting have guest starred. Nick Bakay ([[WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers Norbert]] and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Salem]]) was a truck driver who helped Kelso reach Jackie's ski cabin, Grey DeLisle ([[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy]] and [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Sam]]) played an English teacher that Fez lusted for at the prom, and Creator/TomKenny shows up as a constantly put-down dog mascot at the theme park the gang goes to.

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** There are also a few instances where people known more for their voice acting have guest starred. Nick Bakay ([[WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers Norbert]] and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Salem]]) was a truck driver who helped Kelso reach Jackie's ski cabin, Grey DeLisle Creator/GreyDeLisle ([[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy]] and [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Sam]]) played an English teacher that Fez lusted for at the prom, and Creator/TomKenny shows up as a constantly put-down dog mascot at the theme park the gang goes to.
29th Jul '16 10:58:27 AM gewunomox
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-->--'''CheapTrick''', [[RealSongThemeTune "In The Street"]]

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-->--'''CheapTrick''', -->--'''Music/CheapTrick''', [[RealSongThemeTune "In The Street"]]
24th Jul '16 3:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* InformedAttractiveness: Donna has been called 'The Hottest Chick in Town' several times. There was also a RunningGag about how she is [[UglyGuyHotWife way out of Eric's league]]. While Donna can be pretty, she's certainly not hotter than Jackie or most of the female guest stars and the idea of her being out of Eric's league is asinine. Potentially [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by changes in the perception of attractiveness--Mila Kunis is very attractive by today's standards, but Florence Henderson was considered extremely hot when she was on TheBradyBunch.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Donna has been called 'The Hottest Chick in Town' several times. There was also a RunningGag about how she is [[UglyGuyHotWife way out of Eric's league]]. While Donna can be pretty, she's certainly not hotter than Jackie or most of the female guest stars and the idea of her being out of Eric's league is asinine. Potentially [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by changes in the perception of attractiveness--Mila Kunis is very attractive by today's standards, but Florence Henderson was considered extremely hot when she was on TheBradyBunch.''Series/TheBradyBunch''.
23rd Jul '16 5:20:40 PM MattP5557
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* BeardOfSorrow: Eric grows a small one after he and Donna break up.
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