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->'''Nite Owl:''' But the country is disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream?\\
'''Comedian:''' It came true. You're lookin' at it.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

Ah, the Seesaw Seventies/Sordid Seventies: A time when love was free, peace was the sign of the times, people were shouting "[[ItsAllAboutMe me, me, me]]" through [[BeYourself self-esteem, self-discovery and individual identity]], and polyester was the fabric of choice. A period in history where the men wear polyester leisure suits with flaring trouser cuffs and huge ties while sporting [[SeventiesHair heavily sprayed and manicured hair, sideburns included]]. Not to be outdone, the women wore feathered, Farrah Fawcett hair above their slinky dresses with [[VaporWear no bras]] underneath. Black people sported a huge, poofy FunnyAfro as a TakeThat to past straightening practices. Heck, even white people had afros if they could grow them! Most people spent at least 92 percent of their waking lives at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoth%C3%A8que disco]] or behind the wheel of [[http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Lincoln/1970_Lincoln/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Brochure/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental-04-05.jpg a car]] big enough to tow the Titanic.
{{Disco}} music with a tense [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2lRPLinYNQ "waka-chu-waka"]] beat often plays during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOL-td7n6ks chase scenes]], or on [[BowChickaWowWow pornos]].

Elsewhere, WesternTerrorists ([[Film/{{Munich}} and the Arab ones]]) are trying to blow up people, the US is still losing in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and the blockbuster movie [[Film/{{Jaws}} is invented]], [[Film/ANewHope twice]].
Media Technology reaches a turning point, as 8-track audio cassettes and the first [=VCRs=] (U-matic in 1971, Betamax in 1975 and VHS in 1976,) appear for the first time, as do the first Laserdiscs (1978), the very first optical disc storage medium, and the very same technology that would later make CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray possible. However despite the new media technology, the old media technologies, namely the LP and Film are both still king as they had been for most of the 20th century. Movies such as ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' begin to deal with subjects once considered taboo due to the loosening censorship laws, and [[EroticFilm pornographic film]] becomes legal. The world learns the meaning of Kung Fu thanks to a tough little guy from Hong Kong named Creator/BruceLee, while UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel {{Ramp Jump}}ed everything from cars and trucks to double-decker buses and river canyons.

Television is changed forever by such ground breaking shows as ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Meanwhile gentle family shows like ''Series/TheWaltons'', ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''Series/TheLifeAndTimesOfGrizzlyAdams'' found their own audience while [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] was ruling the kid's imagination while giving Creator/RobinWilliams his big time start as the master comedian in ''Series/MorkAndMindy''. Meanwhile, ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is VindicatedByCable and develops a sizable fanbase, spawning a juggernaut franchise that would not die for... well, ever. While the kids have made the best of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation with {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s like ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', they at least had Creator/{{PBS}}'s breakthrough kids shows, ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' in their vibrant glory of its youth before they graduated to ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' and ''Series/BigBlueMarble''. Traditional TV genres like the variety show had their last hurrah like ''Music/SonnyAndCher'' and ''Music/DonnyAndMarie'' while ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' became a universally hailed worldwide success.

UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks begins, featuring death, politics, and "ethnic" superheroes for the first time ever since UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode crippled the medium in the 1950s. That happened when Creator/StanLee wrote a government requested anti-drug ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story, which the code was dumb enough to refuse to authorize, [[DefyingTheCensors forcing Lee to diplomatically defy them]] to considerable praise.

PunkRock and {{Disco}}, two genres of music which continue to influence music to this day come out during this decade, as does the first primitive electronic music under such bands as the German Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra from Japan and Music/{{Suicide}} from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. The break up of Music/TheBeatles however was the defining moment of the music era as it created a power vacuum for any aspiring musician to make it big. The early years of the decade nonetheless, are considered to be the zenith of HardRock (and rock music, in general), as easy listening was off the charts and modern pop music wouldn't drive rock from the "top-40" until 1976. AlternativeRock, HeavyMetal and [[HipHop Rap Music]] took their first steps here too.

While this began late in TheSixties, the '70s also changed the world completely, shaping it to its form nowadays. The UsefulNotes/ColdWar slows down as American and Soviet relations improve for the first time since 1945. American distrust for authority while brewing during the war, suddenly appears in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Crime and grime are on the rise and respect for law and order - from both criminals and their victims - begins to decline in favour of the good old fashioned [[Film/TaxiDriver "heads]] [[Film/DirtyHarry blown]] [[Film/DeathWish off"]] method.

The botched Apollo 13 mission (1970) (Although the feat of getting the astronauts home alive was hailed as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for NASA), the Munich Olympics massacre (1972) and the American defeat in [=Vietnam=] (ended in 1975) broke forever the sense of security and confidence Westerners had from 1946, although it began to crumble with the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy (in 1963), Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy (both in 1968). Munich was notorious for introducing mass awareness of terrorism and the fallibility of basic security, and it was just [[TheWarOnTerror the beginning]]. The energy crisis has Westerners running out of gas for the first time, showing the world just how dependent we all are on the Middle East, thus the post war economic boom that dominated TheFifties and TheSixties ends in recession, turning the American manufacturing Belt into the "rust belt". The welfare state-based economy begun with the [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt New Deal]] loses support and gets replaced by the next decade with the ''lassez-faire'' "New Economy"; heavily dependent of the banking industry, with its effects of mass speculation making finances more exciting -- and risky.

The environmental movement gains rapid speed as a result of the fuel shortages. In 1970, the first Earth Day is held, and in 1971, Greenpeace is founded. Many people worry that the world is [[TheEndIsNigh on the edge of an environmental catastrophe]]. Among other things, people go informal with ties and suits being thrown away (except for going to work: "casual fridays" began in TheNineties) and fashion rules being eliminated stating that ''"there are no rules in fashion"''; the animal rights movement also has its origin during this period; [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] is born as well as MoralGuardians raise their voice; single parenthood transitions from taboo to become commonplace while gay rights gain steam; women become an important part of the workplace; divorces quickly begin to outgrow marriages and couples begin to live together without marrying at all.

Covers roughly the period from the Kent State Massacre of 1970 to the election of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan politically (replace with UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher if you're British). Culturally, roughly speaking, it started with the [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Tate-Labianca murders]] and the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 and ended with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night Disco Demolition Night]] on July 12, 1979. The most representative years are 1972 through 1978: the years before that still have some baggage left over from the '60s (and, in some cases, [[TwoDecadesBehind even the '50s]]), while at about 1977 the tropes begin to shift: the sideburns get shorter; mass entertainment (movies especially) moves in the direction of pure escapism for the first time since the mid-'60s; the "women's-lib" movement goes mainstream and loses most of its earlier radicalism; and the (then) avant-garde musical styles of punk, New Wave, heavy metal, and (to a lesser extent) rap start to slowly eclipse the more proletarian or petit bourgeois styles of hard rock, R&B, and soft pop. Much of the sleaze and cynicism of the earlier part of the decade also begins to fade by this time: While disco is sweeping the nation, the Watergate legacy is repudiated by the election of the [[WideEyedIdealist almost ridiculously idealistic]] and pure-hearted UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter as President, and the rise of the Moral Majority within fundamentalist and evangelical Christian sects does a creditable job of rolling back (for a time, and to a degree[[note]]And never without really great success until AIDS scared the shit out of everyone in the mid-'80s[[/note]]) the sexual carnival of the '60s. But, needless to say, neither lasted beyond 1979 (the Carter administration, if not dead on arrival, clearly died with the hostages crisis), setting the bases for the turbulent 1980-1985 period.

A convenient ButtMonkey or HateSink for modern observers, being with UsefulNotes/TheOughts the decade everyone loves to hate (or hates to love), although some consider TheRoaringTwenties, TheFifties and TheEighties to be {{Old Shame}}s. It doesn't help that other "uncomfortable" eras like TheGreatDepression, TheSixties and TheNineties have had [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood their]] [[Music/TheBeatles redeeming]] [[{{Internet}} qualities]]. In later decades however, there have been attempts to rehabilitate the time period in the public mind by portraying more of its liberalism and cultural diversity.

See Also: TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSixties, TheEighties, TheNineties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.

!!Popular tropes from this time period are:

* SeventiesHair
* AbsoluteCleavage: For men, [[CarpetOfVirility it's the hair]]; for women, [[MyEyesAreUpHere you know]]...
* TheAllegedCar: Pollution control systems were in their infancy so stalling, sputtering, and backfiring were often the order of the day. ''Lemons: The World's Worst Cars'' makes note that during the seventies, "quality control" took a nose-dive. Noted auto journalist Peter Egan once dismissed the entire decade as ''The Era of Stupid Design'' while Creator/DaveBarry [[WildMassGuessing theorized]] that the first generation of American subcompacts were a BatmanGambit to discredit the very ''concept'' of a non-aircraft-carrier sized car.
* AwfulBritishSexComedy: While these originated in France, the Brit ''Percy'' and ''Confessions'' series became the TropeCodifier for low-budget softcore comedies, which also sparked imitators in Italy, Spain and Argentina. The hard-R comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, such as ''Film/AnimalHouse'', were Hollywood's response.
* BeYourself: The main driving force of TheMeDecade.
* ButNotTooWhite: Bronzed skin was at its peak as a beauty standard, at least until the public awareness of the health risks such as skin cancer. Though cosmetic companies quickly jumped on this opportunity to market fake tans. The main reason tanning halted in the '80s was the trend of neon makeup, which shows up brighter on pale skin.
* UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood surged late in the decade from the ashes of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood.
* UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks
* BuccaneerBroadcaster: Illegal radio stations operating on boats to avoid prosecutions where still popular, but new government laws caused many of them to shut down. Many left to join mainstream radio stations, who'd already started to play more pop music that young people would enjoy.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Still going on, though new peace treaties made this a less hostile time period between the two superpowers.
* {{Commune}}: News about young people joining communes and being brainwashed by religious cults were still in the news, with the Jim Jones cult and the hundreds of deaths that it caused as the most disturbing example.
* DanceSensation: A staple early in the decade, reaching its' peak with 1975's "The Hustle", one of the songs which popularized disco music.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The 1970s are usually seen as the hangover after the happy expectations everybody had during the golden sixties. The seventies were dominated by terrorist bombings, the Watergate affair, serial killings and the economic crisis. This was also the decade when people realized pollution was becoming a serious threat to nature. The happy peace loving hippie movement slowly petered out and was replaced by more commercialized trends like GlamRock, ArenaRock, bubblegum pop and {{Disco}}. More drug-related deaths were reported, with Music/JimiHendrix, Music/JanisJoplin and [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] as the most famous examples. The death of Music/ElvisPresley in 1977 also proved that the old RockAndRoll genre was now officially dead. PunkRock came in as a nihilistic reaction against all this stuff, but even they quickly became commercialized as NewWaveMusic and PostPunk made their entrance.
* DoubleFeature: Two movies for the price of one was a mainstay in popular culture.
* DorkAge: Considered to be this from TheEighties until late into the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The TropeNamer was produced from 1971 to 1980.
* ExploitationFilm: Examples existed in earlier decades, but the genre is associated most with the 1970s, when entire new subgenres came into existence, like biker movies, cannibal movies, nunsploitation movies, slasher films,...
** {{Blaxploitation}}: Exploitation movies targeted at the Afro-American market became cult success, usually involving cool black people getting back at "the man" and white racists.
** CannibalFilm: Many cannibal exploitation horror movies came out in the late 1970s, with ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'' as the most infamous example.
** DisasterMovie: Very popular during this era, with ''Film/{{Airport}}'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' and ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' as prime examples.
** {{Giallo}}: Italian ''splatter'' horror movies are closely associated with the 1970s.
** {{Nazisploitation}}: A subgenre in the exploitation film craze.
** SlasherMovie: ''Film/{{The Texas Chain Saw Massacre|1974}}'', but especially ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' popularized the genre, but it would become really huge during the 1980s.
* TheFashionista, as stated in a Vogue 1970 issue, there are no rules in fashion, and following the failure of the midi skirt as the ''de facto'' fashion statment, a fashion storm that embraces diversity started, and left a mark for future designers with different flavours of style in the catwalk, then leaving a disaster on the [[TheEighties next decade]].
* TheFifties: Nothing says The Seventies like [[TwoDecadesBehind nostalgia for]] TheFifties, as evidenced by ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'', ''Film/{{Grease}}'' and ''Series/HappyDays'', and a slew of other shows.
** [[/index]]The trope would repeat itself in a similar way when nostalgia for The Seventies became all the rage in TheNineties, even if this time it was little more than an excuse to get closer to the '50s (except for the ocassional DiscoDan).
** TheNewTens have featured a somewhat more sincere nostalgia for this decade, and with '90s nostalgia becoming SeriousBusiness will likely bring the trope to a full circle.[[index]]
* ForeignCultureFetish:
** For Americans and much of the West, everything that are Chinese stepped into the scene after China slowly reopened its doors to the world, and President Nixon visited the country in 1972. The country brought forth stir-fried noodles, {{qipao}}s chopsticks, [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}, Confucian and Taoist thoughts, acupuncture, and most especially, kung-fu!
** The decade defined this trope regarding the embrace of ethnic diversity. Everyone daring enough would have worn clothing with African, Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, or Eastern European motifs in it. Some would wear their respective motifs to embrace their heritage, and others would share each others motifs as a sign of globalization and openness.
** For non-Americans, America, especially [[BigApplesauce New York]], was the financial and cultural hub of the decade.
* FunnyAfro: Hairstyle worn by many black people.
* TheGenerationGap: Still prominent.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The short period of stability, economic growth, and liberalism from the end of TheSixties onward in the Communist Bloc allowed a bit of openness to Western media, which made a lot of East Europeans to adopt the fashions of the age (RussianHumour also stabbed with the sharp point of irony the fashion of flaring bellbottom trousers and SeventiesHair), but [[DiscoDan they clung to them even 30 years too late]], inasmuch as an average Russian from [[TurnOfTheMillennium the early 2000s]] may think outfits with knitted sweaters and ties, jeans with fringes, checkered coats with elbow patches and handlebar moustaches, homes with bizarre pattern furniture, bars with pinball machines and nightclubs with disco balls [[FishOutOfTemporalWater are perfectly acceptable]]. Only by the mid-2000s the middle aged generation gradually abandoned them.
* GloriousMotherRussia: With every man a KGB agent and every woman a BrawnHilda, with a few {{Sensual Slav}}s thrown in for good measure.
* GranolaGirl: Concerns about health and environment led to the inception of "healthy products", although this would not really take off until TheNineties.
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: How do we spice things up? By having people do some disco dancing halfway through, of course.
* GreaserDelinquents: The subculture essentially died out in the last years of TheSixties, save for a few holdouts in the Midwest, and what was left of that died out in the early 1970s. However, portrayals of greasers in fiction and pop culture start to pop up during this decade as nostalgia for TheFifties starts to set in. The most famous greaser delinquent in fiction, The Fonz, is a pop culture icon of The Seventies.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Well, it's not called [[TheMeDecade The "ME" Decade]] for nothing. Tom Wolfe, coining the term, said that the '70s were the "Third Great Awakening." People acted more out of self-interest, contrasted with the pulling together for the common good of UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression and Useful/WorldWarII generations, the conformity of TheFifties and the communitarianism of TheSixties counterculture.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In late works about this decade.
* JiveTurkey: Black people speaking in ''jive'' were a staple of popular culture back then.
* LGBTFanbase: A phenomenon making its ''public'' revival after the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and the easing of mandatory media/postal censorship.
* LimitedAnimation: Most of the worst products of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation would come out during this decade, and were [[AnimationAgeGhetto strictly kids stuff]], except for the occasional odd exception, like Creator/RalphBakshi's films (along with international and independent animation from Sally Cruikshank, NFB, Will Vinton, etc)
* LighterAndSofter: When compared the decades before it and after (at least the first half of it).
* MartialArtsMovie: Kung fu movies broke to the mainstream thanks to the success of Creator/BruceLee.
* MessyHair: Many people worn long hair, until punk became popular.
* ModestyBedsheet: Actually, a new unisex bedsheet was introduced during the decade, mainly for {{Fanservice}}, during bedroom/sex scenes in R-rated movies; unlike the L-shaped ''His 'n' Hers Bedsheet'' that falls to the man's waist and covers up the woman's bust, the unisex version also falls to the woman's waist and leaves her bust uncovered.
* MoralGuardians: Focus on the Family was founded in 1977 and the Moral Majority was founded in 1979. Also the [[http://countrystudies.us/united-states/history-136.htm New Right movement]], which cleaned up the excesses and debauchery of the decade, only to make their own excessive messes by [[TheEighties the following decade]].
* MusicOfThe1970s: Continuing with [[TheSixties the last decade's]] move on experimentation, this decade gave out two styles: loudness and glamour, which would give out a crazy yet effective blend by [[TheEighties the following decade]]. What we got are:
** {{Afrobeat}}: The genre originated in the 1960s, but became very popular in the 1970s.
** {{Disco}}: Became an underground hit in gay Afro-American night clubs, until it hit mainstream with ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', which completely invented a lifestyle to it that had nothing in common with the original disco culture. By 1980 the disco fad ran out, creating the trope DeaderThanDisco.
** {{Funk}}: Still very popular, with Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone as frontrunners and new groups like Parliament, Funkadelic, Music/EarthWindAndFire taking Afro-American culture by storm.
** {{Jazz}}: Came back with a modest surge of popularity due to 1920s/1930s nostalgia, even more complex improvisations, and blending in with other genres such as Rock, {{Funk}} and {{Soul}}.
** GlamRock: Between 1970 and 1976, with Music/DavidBowie, Music/LouReed, Music/TRex, Music/{{Sweet}}... As the major examples.
** HeavyMetal: In its earliest stages. Especially Music/BlackSabbath, Music/AliceCooper and Music/JudasPriest.
*** HeavyMetalUmlaut: Music/BlueOysterCult inspired many other heavy metal bands to use umlauts in their names.
** HipHop: Near the end of the 1970s the genre became notable, with Music/TheSugarHillGang's "Rapper's Delight" (1979) as the first mainstream rap hit.
** [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop]]: First started getting it real start here with artists like Candies and Miyuki Nakajima.
** NewWaveMusic: Emerged alongside punk rock (see below).
** ProgressiveRock: Started in the 1960s, but is closely associated with the early 1970s, until PunkRock completely made it unhip, pretentious and ridiculous.
** ProtoPunk: Started in the late 1960s, but only started getting more popular when PunkRock broke to the mainstream and its influence on the genre was acknowledged.
** PsychedelicRock: Started losing its popularity around the mid 1970s, when PunkRock and NewWaveMusic came about.
** PunkRock: Started as a movement at large during this decade.
** {{Reggae}}: Still only popular in the Carribean at the start of the decade it finally caught on in the rest of the world thanks to the enormous succes of Music/BobMarley.
** {{Ska}}: Experienced an unexpected revival in the United Kingdom, with British bands like Music/{{Madness}} and Music/TheSpecials adapting the style.
** {{Soul}}: The popularity of soul started fading out near the mid 1970s, when {{Disco}} became the new fad.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Hippies were very prominent in the early 1970s, but after 1974 they became less noticeable.
* UsefulNotes/NewHollywood: Some of the most artistically interesting and daring Hollywood movies were made during this decade.
* NiceShoes: Platform shoes were ''[[{{Pun}} highly]]'' fashionable during this decade.
* NoFameNoWealthNoService (when it came to clubs like Studio 54)
* OlderThanTheyThink: You may relate open shirts and bell-bottoms to disco... but both styles were originally popular [[TheRoaringTwenties fifty years before]].
* PimpedOutDress: Every article of clothing was REALLY pimped-out during this decade no matter what FashionDesigner, brand, or style you're into; whether you're into the light and free [[BourgeoisBohemian hippie]], the glittery {{Disco}}, the frivolous GlamRock, the edgy {{Punk}}, the exotic and ethnic, or the [[TheRoaringTwenties glamorous]] [[TheFifties retro]] scene.
* PornStache: The stereotypical '70s man had either that or a full beard.
* PrettyInMink: Aside from the pimp coats, sheepskin and white rabbit jackets for ladies became popular.
* RealIsBrown: The palette for the decade is generously filled with browns, oranges, and earth-tones; a middle ground for the space-agey hues of TheSixties and the hi-contrast neon shades of TheEighties.
* TheRoaringTwenties: Not all nostalgia was for TheFifties. Even the days of jazz and bootleg booze got their slice of the cake in this heavily nostalgic decade.
* SerialKiller: Several of the more infamous ones (Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacy, BTK, The Zodiac, etc.) became active during the decade.
* SpoonBending: A popular magic trick popularized in the 1970's, now associated with psychics and the paranormal.
* SweaterGirl: Came back from TheFifties with a vengeance.
* TwoDecadesBehind: Many elements from the 50's and 60's stood specially in the first half of the decade.
* TropeMakers: With TV and a reformulated Hollywood still influencing media, we got:
** AngelsPose: A StockParody introduced by ''Series/CharliesAngels'' popularity.
** BohemianParody: The popularity of Music/{{Queen}}'s music video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" inspired countless [[StockParody homages and parodies]].
** CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: While the novel dates from the 1960s, it's the 1971 film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' that made a WholePlotReference to this film a StockParody, but not until the 1990s.
** CryingIndian: A 1970s commercial about protecting the environment featuring a crying Indian became a StockParody.
** ExorcistHead: The rotating head of ''Film/TheExorcist'' became a StockParody thanks to this film.
** FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Creator/BruceLee's popularity made funny noises during kung fu battles mandatory.
** HaveANiceDaySmile: In a decade that seemed crappy, this smiley became prominent during the decade to lighten up the mood, and it was everywhere ever since whether used [[StepfordSmiler ironically]] or genuinely.
** ILoveTheSmellOfXInTheMorning: A StockParody inspired by ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
** JawsAttackParody: A StockParody inspired by the theme music and film poster of ''Franchise/{{Jaws}}''.
** JeopardyThinkingMusic: From 1975 ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' introduced this often parodied instrumental tune.
** TheJoyOfX: A StockParody inspired by the title of Alex Comfort's 1973 non-fiction book "The Joy Of Sex".
** MayTheFarceBeWithYou: The success of ''Franchise/StarWars'' spawned off numerous spoofs and parodies of the franchise, making it one of the most overdone [[StockParody stock parodies]].
** MumblingBrando: Already a StockParody since the 1950s, but became more prominent in pop culture after Brando's comeback with ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** AnOfferYouCantRefuse: A StockParody popularized by ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** PimpDuds: Popularized by {{Blaxploitation}} films.
** PsychicStrangle: A StockParody popularized by ''Film/StarWars''.
** StayingAliveDancePose: A StockParody popularized by the film poster of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''.
** StockholmSyndrome: Captives sympathizing with their captors has been around, but it was given a name after the Norrmalmstorg robbery in 1973, and was first applied when Hearst heiress Patty Hearst was kidnaped by and joined the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974.
** ThreateningShark: Popularized by the success of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
** WeCanRebuildHim: A StockParody popularized by ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.
** YouTalkinToMe: A StockParody made iconic by ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
* UnkemptBeauty: Continuing from the late 60s, the hippie-influenced bare-faced healthy tan look was the mainstream look for many women after being fed up with makeup as an essential part of feminine beauty. In response, the cosmetics industry created products resembling that "no makeup" look. Of course, heavy, glittery makeup would be reserved for evenings at the disco. Or for punks. Or for [[TheEighties the next decade]].
* VaporWear: Bras were out. Visible nipples were in.
* WesternTerrorists: Terrorism was a major threat in the 1970s, with Muslim terrorists from the PLO, El Fatah and the Muslim Brotherhood making themselves known. But they weren't the only ones. Left wing terrorist groups such as the Baader-Meinhof movement, aka the Red Armee Fraktion, scared Germany and controlled most of the news headlines. In Northern Ireland UsefulNotes/TheTroubles brought the country on the verge of civil war, with terrorist attacks by the IRA.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Everyone wear hot pants!
* WorldOfBadass: The decade ''defined'' Badass.
** AfroAsskicker
** BadassBookworm: [[Series/StarskyAndHutch Usually paired with a...]]
** CowboyCop
** Creator/BruceLee: The man who made KungFu a worldwide obsession.
** UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel: A RealLife example of a badass.
** EverybodyWasKungFuFighting, at least in the movies.
** {{Hunk}}: The nigh-mandatory look. Extra points if you have a...
** CarpetOfVirility
* {{Wuxia}}: Became more popular in the West.


!!Works that are set (but not made) in this time period are:


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''
* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu''
* As mentioned below, xxAbarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou'' is based on a '70s manga but was animated over 40 years later.

* The final issues of the 1980s series ''The New Adventures of ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' suggested that Smallville had finally [[ComicBookTime reached]] the 1970s. The remainder of the book's run saw a plot (unfinished thanks to the book's cancellation) about Smallville's businesses, including the Kents' general store, being threatened by the construction (under shady circumstances) of its first shopping mall. The last issue of the run also sees ComicBook/LanaLang ask Clark to go with her to see a concert by the Music/{{Carpenters}}. Shortly after the title's cancellation, 1985's ''Superman: The Secret Years'' (a miniseries telling how Superboy finally changed his name to Franchise/{{Superman}}) had a flashback to Clark's final year of high school, explicitly set in the early '70s. The miniseries itself sees a college-age Clark asked by a roommate to go with him to see the "new Creator/WoodyAllen film" ''Film/AnnieHall''.
* ''ComicBook/StrayBullets''
* ''Sunny Side Up'', published in 2015, takes place in the 1976 and serves as a fictionalized {{Autobiography}} of its author, Jennifer L. Holm.

* ''Film/SeventyOne''
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanGangster''
* ''Film/AmericanHustle''
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
* ''Film/Apollo13''
* ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''
* ''Film/Bat21''
* ''Film/BlackDynamite''
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' (partially)
* ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''
* The first half of ''Film/{{Casino}}''
* ''Film/LaColonia'' is about Pinochet's dictatorship and the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Baviera Colonia Dignidad]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}''
* ''Film/TheConjuring''
* ''Film/CurseOfTheZodiac''
* ''Film/DarkShadows''
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused''
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity''
* ''Film/{{Dick}}''
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco''
* The second half of ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* ''Film/EverybodyWantsSome''
* ''Film/FreeFire2017''
* ''Film/FrostNixon''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''
* ''The Hanoi Hilton'' (partially).
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''
** ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''
* ''Film/TheIceStorm''
%%* ''Film/{{Invincible}}'' (not related to [[ComicBook/{{Invincible}} the comic]])
* ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace'' is a 1958 sci-fi film set in the future year of 1978.
* ''Film/TheKillingFields''
* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''Film/LordsOfDogtown''
* ''Film/ManOnWire'' is about daredevil tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked (and ran, and danced) on a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
* ''Film/{{Milk}}''
* ''Film/{{MyGirl}}''
* ''Film/{{Munich}}''
* ''Film/TheNiceGuys''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''Film/NowAndThen''
* ''Film/PattyHearst''
* ''Literature/PubertyBlues''
* ''Film/{{Radio}}''
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans''
* ''Film/RollBounce''
* ''Film/TheRunaways''
* ''Film/Rush2013''
* ''Film/ScotlandPA''
* ''Film/SemiPro'': Few things are more emblematic of the '70s than white guys with afros playing ABA basketball.
* ''Film/SouthernComfort''
* ''Film/SummerOfSam''
* ''Film/Super8''
* ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (partially)
* ''Vysotsky. Thank You for Living'' is a very good recreation of Soviet Seventees.
* The made-for-TV movie ''Elvis Meets Nixon'' comically imagined the events leading up to the meeting of two major players from TheFifties who fell off the radar in TheSixties only to get big again at decade's end.
* Part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' takes place in 1973, complete with the PornStache, Richard Nixon, bell-bottoms and polyester.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''.

* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1319848 Kidfic]]: The beginning of this ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' fanfic takes place in the late '70s (1977-79) while the rest takes place in TheEighties.

* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-70s-Factoid-Books/dp/1563896710 The Big Book Of The 70s]]'' (referred to as "the decade where nothing happened", although the chapter on the birth of terrorism is particularly [[HarsherInHindsight harsh in hindsight]])
* The Julie Albright stories of ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' were set in San Francisco in 1974 (as much as "Julie Finds a Way" for Nintendo DS and "Julie Saves the Eagles" [[spoiler:as a (PC ONLY) CD-ROM game]]). [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the American Girl "Julie Albright" video games were now discontinued partly due to the re-branding of a newer book series]]. While the (PC ONLY) children's CD-ROM game, "American Girl: Julie Saves the Eagles", is available for download at a abandonware website [[http://www.theisozone.com here]], its DS counterpart, "American Girl: Julie Finds a Way", can still be found through web stores such as Amazon and eBay.
* A great deal of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series by Creator/StephenKing
* The unnamed ''Literature/HarryPotter'' prequel, which takes place three years before Harry's birth, thus was set in 1977.
* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' - spans 25 years. [[GroundhogDayLoop Several times.]]
* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons Fyra systrar]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The [[Series/FargoSeasonTwo second season]] of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' takes place in 1979. One of the themes of the season is the death of the TheSeventies and the changes that brought to America.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Technically set in 1980, but the '70s hadn't quite worn off yet as disco is still around.
* Much of the first season of ''Series/IkawLamang'' is set from 1975 to 1979.
* ''Series/TheGetDown''
* ''Series/TheGrimleys''
* ''Series/ILoveThe70s'' on Creator/VH1
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Set in 1973, before disco.
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2008'': American remake of the above, set in the same year.
* ''Series/PrimeSuspect 1973'': A prequel to the original series.
* ''Series/PubertyBlues''
* ''The Seventies'': an NBC TV miniseries that was a follow-up (not a sequel) to the previous NBC miniseries ''The Sixties''.
* ''Series/{{Swingtown}}''
* ''Series/That70sShow''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin What did you expect]]?
* ''Series/ThisIsUs'': The series alternates between present day, the 1980s and the 1970s. The story lines of the Pearson parents take place in the 1970s.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''. During the later seasons, anyway. The first two seasons were set during the end of the sixties.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfSeventySeven''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Shield of the Prophet]]'': Set in July 1979.
* ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'': Very borderline. It's set just mere days before 1980.
* ''VideoGame/Interstate76'': [[AlternateHistory A different 1976]] anyways.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': Set in late 1974.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'': Takes place almost immediately after Peace Walker.
* ''VideoGame/{{Roundabout}}'': Set in 1977, with rotating limousines!
* ''VideoGame/Vigilante8'': An [[AlternateHistory alternate]] 1975.

* ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite''

!!Works that were made in this time period:

* ''Animation/KeremAKovetkezot''

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AttackNumberOne'' (Started in 1968, but continued through the early 70s.)
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney''
* ''Anime/Daitarn3''
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' (1974)
* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' (The manga started in 1979.)
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': The manga series began in 1969, but the [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket first anime series]] began in 1971. The [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket second series]] followed in 1977 as well as the first two theatrical movies, ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' (1978) and ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' (1979).
* ''Manga/MaoDante''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (Started in 1972)
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': the original aired in 1979.
* ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern''
* ''Notari Matsutarou'' ran from 1973 to 1998. In 2014 it got an anime adaptation.
* ''Manga/ThePoeFamily'' (1972-1976)
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** ''Anime/CombattlerV''
** ''Anime/VoltesV''
** ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' (Started in 1972)
* ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra''
* ''Manga/{{Swan}}''
* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' and its American dub, ''Star Blazers'' - considered the first breakaway anime hit not related to an earlier manga.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' (The manga started in 1978.)
* ''Anime/Zambot3''

* The Firesign Theatre
** ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'' (1971)
* Creator/MontyPython
** ''AudioPlay/AnotherMontyPythonRecord (1971)''
** ''AudioPlay/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief'' (1973)
** ''AudioPlay/MontyPythonLiveAtDruryLane'' (1974)

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}. Series started in 1929.
** Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros (1976).
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Series began in 1938.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Series began in 1938.
** ''ComicBook/KryptoniteNevermore''. Storyline began in January, 1971.
** ''ComicBook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan''. Published in January, 1976.
** ''ComicBook/KryptonNoMore'' storyline, appeared in Januay-March, 1977.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes''. Series began in 1941.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''. Series began in 1945.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer''. First appeared in September, 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter''. Series began in 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' . Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/HarlemHeroes''
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber''. Series began in 1951.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}''. Series began in 1955.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. First appeared in 1959.
** ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn''. Published in July, 1972.
** ''ComicBook/Supergirl1972''. Supergirl's first solo book. First appeared in November, 1972.
* ''ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen''. First appeared in 1970.
* ComicBook/YokoTsuno. First appeared in September, 1970.
* ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian. Adaptation of the literary character. First appeared in October, 1970.
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. First appeared in December, 1970.
* ComicBook/DeGeneraal. First appeared in 1971.
* ComicBook/NewGods. Series started in February-March, 1971.
* ComicBook/ManThing. First appeared in May, 1971.
* ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}.
** Barbara "Bobbi" Morse. First appeared in June, 1971.
** Received the codename "Huntress" in January, 1976.
* ComicBook/RasAlGhul. First appeared in June, 1971.
* ComicBook/SwampThing.
** Swamp Thing/Alex Olsen. First appeared in June-July, 1971.
** Swamp Thing/Alec Holland. First appeared in October-November, 1972.
* Franchise/ArchieComics.
** Chuck Clayton. First appeared in August, 1971.
** Coach Floyd Harry Clayton. First appeared in March, 1974.
** Nancy Woods. First appeared in January, 1976.
* ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar
* ComicBook/{{Morbius}}. First appeared in October, 1971.
* ComicBook/TheDefenders. First appeared in December, 1971.
* ComicBook/DraculaLives. First debuted in August, 1973.
* Franchise/GreenLantern/John Stewart. First appeared in December, 1971.
* ComicBook/JonahHex. First appeared in February, 1972.
* ComicBook/WerewolfByNight. First appeared in February, 1972.
* "Him" became ComicBook/AdamWarlock in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula. First debuted in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire. First appeared in June, 1972.
* ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}. First appeared in August, 1972.
* ComicBook/GhostRider /Johnny Blaze. First appeared in August, 1972.
* ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil. First appeared in December, 1972.
* ComicBook/RedSonja. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied'' storyline, appeared in June-July, 1973.
* ComicBook/BlackOrchid. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Blade}}. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Prez|1973}}. First appeared in August, 1973.
* ComicBook/FreedomFighters. First appeared in September, 1973.
* ComicBook/AvengersDefendersWar. Began in September 1973
* [[ComicBook/BettyRoss Harpy]]. First appeared in October, 1973.
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck. First appeared in December, 1973.
* ComicBook/ThePunisher. First appeared in February, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}. First appeared in March, 1974. At least the original version, since several characters have since [[TakingUpTheMantle Taken up the Mantle]].
* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. First appeared in May, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{OMAC}}. First appeared in September, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. First appeared in October-November, 1974.
* [[Characters/TheSandman Sandman]]/Garrett Sanford. First appeared in Winter, 1974.
* ComicBook/ColleenWing. First appeared in November, 1974.
* ComicBook/DouweDabbert. First appeared in 1975.
* ComicBook/MistyKnight. First appeared in March 1975.
* ComicBook/{{Storm}}. First appeared in May, 1975.
* ComicBook/TheGreenTeam. First appeared in May, 1975.
* ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin. First appeared in May 1975.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''. Revived in May, 1975.
* ComicBook/{{Gamora}}. First appeared in June 1975.
* ComicBook/MoonKnight. First appeared in August, 1975.
* ComicBook/BatmanFamily. Series started in October, 1975.
* ComicBook/ScarletSpider
** An unnamed clone of Spider-Man first appeared in October, 1975. He would be reworked into Ben Reilly two decades later.
* ComicBook/TheWarlord. First appeared in November, 1975.
* ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse
** Bruto. First appeared in December, 1975.
* ComicBook/WhiteTiger /Hector Ayala. First appeared in December, 1975. He has since had two [[LegacyCharacter Legacy characters]].
* ComicBook/AmericanSplendor. Series started in 1976.
* ComicBook/StarLord. First appeared in January 1976.
* [[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm.]]. Series started in 1976.
* ComicBook/PowerGirl. First appeared in January-February, 1976.
* ComicBook/PatsyWalker. First appeared as Hellcat in February, 1976.
* ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown. First appeared in March, 1976.
* ComicBook/{{Nova}}. First appeared in September, 1976.
* ComicBook/CaptainBritain. Brian Braddock first appeared in October, 1976.
* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}. First appeared in December 1976 for U.K..
* ComicBook/LadyShiva. First appeared in December, 1976.
* Carol Danvers became ComicBook/MsMarvel in January, 1977.
* ComicBook/DeKiekeboes. Series started in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/TwoThousandAD. Magazine launched in February, 1977.
** ComicBook/JudgeDredd debuted in the second issue.
** ''ComicBook/{{Savage}}''. First appeared as ''Invasion!'' in February, 1977.
** ComicBook/StrontiumDog appeared a year later, in May 1978.
** The ComicBook/ABCWarriors first started in 1979.
* ComicBook/WhatIf. The series started in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/TheKorvacSaga. Began on January 1978.
* [[Creator/WillEisner Will Eisner's]] ComicBook/AContractWithGod, the first Graphic Novel, was published in 1978.
* ComicBook/SpiderWoman. First appeared in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/GhostGirlI. First appearted in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}. First appeared in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/AlbanyAndSturgess. Series started in April, 1977.
* ComicBook/BlackLightning. Debuted in April, 1977.
* ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan. Debuted in June, 1977.
* ComicBook/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters. Series started in August, 1977.
* ComicBook/WonderTwins. Adapted to the medium in October, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Cerebus}}. First appeared in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Huntress}}/Helena Wayne. Debuted in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer. First published in 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Quasar}}/Wendell Elvis Vaughn. Debuted in January, 1978.
* ComicBook/MadameXanadu. Debuted in February, 1978.
* ComicBook/ElfQuest. Series started in Spring, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Steel}}/Henry "Hank" Heywood. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/DCComicsPresents. Series started in July, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}. First appearance in Fall, 1978. But in a title only available to DC personnel.
* ComicBook/FlamingCarrot. First appeared in 1979.
* ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}. Series started in January, 1979.
* ComicBook/AntMan
** Scott Lang. First appeared in March, 1979.
** Scott Lang assumed the Ant-Man identity in April, 1979.
* Lt. Col. James Rhodes (debuted March, 1979). He would become better known as ComicBook/WarMachine.
* ComicBook/AlphaFlight. First appeared in April, 1979.
* ComicBook/BlackCat. First appeared in July, 1979.
* ComicBook/CaptainUniverse. First appeared in August, 1979.
* ComicBook/{{{Aria}}. First appeared in August, 1979.
* ComicBook/ROMSpaceknight. First appeared in December, 1979.
* ComicBook/MarvelStarWars (1977)
* ComicBook/{{Mystique}} first appeared in May, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} first appeared in August, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} first appeared in May, 1975.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. Started in October, 1970.
* ''ComicStrip/LoveIs''. First published in January 1970.
* ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead''. First appeared in March, 1971.
* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. Started in March, 1972.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' . Started in February, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}''. Started in September, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}''. Started in November, 1976.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. Started in June, 1978.
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''. Started in September, 1979.
* ''Webcomic/SupernaturalLaw''. This {{Webcomic}} began as a comic strip titled ''Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre'' in 1979.

* Creator/ChuckECheese
* Apple Computer got its start during this time too, although it wouldn't be a serious competitor to IBM until the mid-'80s.
* Nike adopted its iconic "swoosh" logo in the closing years of the decade.
* UsefulNotes/McDonalds brought fast food to the masses, introducing breakfast items on its menu for the first time and opening its first foreign restaurants (first [=McDonald's=] in Great Britain in 1974). The Big Mac hamburger (introduced in 1968) first became popular at this time. Ronald [=McDonald=] (who had gotten a classy makeover in 1967 with the now-familiar yellow jumpsuit and striped socks) was joined in [=McDonaldland=] by his friends Birdie, the Hamburglar, the Grimace (originally an octopus-like creature who loved milkshakes) and the Fry Kids. Mayor [=McCheese=] is a relic of this era, nowadays only turning up in parodies.

[[folder:Eastern European Animation]]
* ''Animation/ThirtyEightParrots''
* ''Animation/FantasticPlanet''
* ''Animation/FiringRange''
* ''Animation/IcarusAndWisemen''
* ''Animation/IShallGiveYouAStar''
* ''Animation/AKittenNamedWoof''
* ''Literature/LudasMatyi''
* ''Animation/MagyarNepmesek''
* ''Animation/MalekKhorshid''
* ''Animation/PatAndMat''
* ''Animation/PomyslowyDobromir''
* ''Animation/TheRabbitWithTheCheckeredEars''

* See: FilmsOfThe1970s

[[folder:Han-guk Manhwa Aenimeisyeon]]
* ''Animation/RobotTaekwonV''

* See: LiteratureOfThe1970s

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* See SeriesOfThe1970s

* ''High Times''. Started in 1974.
* ''Hustler''. Started in 1974.
* ''Franchise/NationalLampoon''. Started in April, 1970.
* ''Playgirl''. Started in 1973.
* ''Soldier of Fortune''. Started in 1975.

* See MusicOfThe1970s

[[folder:Music genres]]
* {{Disco}}
* GlamRock. Musical style hugely popular in the UK in the 1970s.
* PunkRock
* HeavyMetal was invented in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

* ''Pinball/AirborneAvenger'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/TheAtarians'', 1976.
* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'', 1976. Based on Music/EltonJohn's album and the movie ''Music/{{Tommy}}''.
* ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/EightBall'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/ElDorado'', 1975.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/{{Fireball}}'', 1971.
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/FutureSpa'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Genie}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/HarlemGlobetrottersOnTour'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/JokerPoker'', 1978.
* ''[[Pinball/KissBally KISS (Bally)]]'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MataHari'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Meteor}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Paragon}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/PlayboyBally Playboy]]'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Sapporo}}'', 1971.
* ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpaceInvaders'', 1979. Based on the hit video game (sorta).
* ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'', 1976, appropriately enough.
* ''Pinball/StarTrekBally'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/StellarWars'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Superman}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/{{Wizard}} Wizard!]]'', 1975.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher
* Wrestling/ChrisAdams. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar. Debuted in the 1960s, became a manager in Texas in 1977.
* Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano. Started his managing career in 1970.
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. Debuted in the 1960s, but made his Japan debut in 1970 and started with [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] and Wrestling/{{WWE}} in this decade.
* Wrestling/BobBacklund. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/PaulBearer. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/FreddieBlassie. Started his managerial career in this decade.
* Wrestling/BoboBrazil
* Wrestling/BruiserBrody . Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/HaystacksCalhoun
* [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Allen Coage[=/=]Bad News Allen[=/=]Bad News Brown]]. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/TheCrusher
* Wrestling/TedDiBiase. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/DickTheBruiser
* Wrestling/DynamiteKid. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousMoolah
* Wrestling/JackieFargo
* [[Wrestling/EdFarhat Ed "The Sheik" Farhat]].
* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo
* Wrestling/RicFlair. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/TerryFunk. Debuted in 1965, became one of the top wrestlers in the world in the 1970s.
* [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Giant Haystacks[=/=]Loch Ness]]
* Wrestling/KarlGotch
* [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/EddieGraham.
* Wrestling/StanHansen. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimmyHart. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BobbyHeenan. A top manager for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation throughout the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/SirOliverHumperdink. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea
* Wrestling/TheIronSheik. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/JunkyardDog. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/{{Kamala}}. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/KillerKhan. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/IvanKoloff
* Wrestling/JerryLawler. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/MarkLewin
* Wrestling/RickMartel. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/ChiefWahooMcDaniel
* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. Debuted in 1969, took on lead announcer role in 1971.
* Wrestling/{{Meng}}. Started as Prince Tonga in 1978.
* [[Wrestling/MissingLink The Missing Link]].
* Wrestling/MrFuji
* Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon
* Wrestling/PedroMorales
* Wrestling/DonMuraco. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/TheOneManGang. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/KenPatera. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/RoddyPiper. Debuted in 1969, first made his name in the Mid-Atlantic and Los Angeles territories in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HarleyRace
* Wrestling/DustyRhodes
* Wrestling/JakeRoberts. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/AntoninoRocca
* [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]]. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimRoss. Debuted as a referee in 1974.
* Wrestling/TitoSantana. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/RandySavage. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/LarrySharpe. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/JimmySnuka. Debuted in 1969.
* Wrestling/GordonSolie
* Wrestling/RickySteamboat. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/GeorgeSteele
* Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet
* Wrestling/BigJohnStudd. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/LouThesz. His last decade as a regular competitor.
* Wrestling/JumboTsuruta. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/GregValentine. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/JesseVentura. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff
* Wrestling/KokoBWare. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/AntonioInoki. Became popular in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/TheBlackjacks. Team formed in 1973.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos
* Wrestling/TheSheepherders.
* Wrestling/VonErichFamily. Kerry, Kevin and David all debuted during this decade.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.
* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.

* ''Radio/CarTalk''. Began on local UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} radio in 1977.
* ''Radio/CBSRadioMysteryTheater''. Began in 1974.
* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''. Began in 1974.
* ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce''. Began in 1973.

[[folder:Rides and Attractions]]
* ''Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad''. Opened in 1979.
* ''Ride/CountryBearJamboree''. Opened in 1971.
* ''Ride/SpaceMountain''. Opened in 1975.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (1974)
* ''TabletopGame/TheFantasyTrip'' (1977)

* ''Theatre/AccidentalDeathOfAnAnarchist''
* ''Theatre/{{Company}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Evita}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Grease}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Follies}}''
* ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''Theatre/KennedysChildren''
* ''Theatre/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''
* ''Theatre/TheNormanConquests'' (premiered in 1973, television adaptation recorded 1977)
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''
* ''Theatre/TheWiz''

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/ActionPark opened in 1978.
* [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens: The Old Country]] (later renamed Busch Gardens Williamsburg) opened on May 16, 1975.
* [[Ride/SeaWorld [=SeaWorld=] Orlando]] opened in 1973.
* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] opened on October 1, 1971.

* Toys/{{Micronauts}}. Toyline launched in 1976.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/MainframeAir Air]]''
* ''VideoGame/AirSeaBattle''
* ''VideoGame/AntiAircraft''
* ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariBasketball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Avatar}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blockade}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}''
* ''VideoGame/ColossalCave''
* ''VideoGame/{{Combat}}''
* ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''
* ''VideoGame/AtariCopsNRobbers''
* ''VideoGame/CrashNScore''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dnd}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeon}}''
* ''VideoGame/EVRRace''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gotcha}}''
* ''VideoGame/GranTrak10''
* ''VideoGame/HiWay''
* ''VideoGame/HuntTheWumpus''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Indy500 Indy 500]]'' (Atari 2600)
* ''VideoGame/JetFighter''
* ''VideoGame/LunarLander''
* ''VideoGame/MazeWar''
* ''VideoGame/MultiUserDungeon''
* ''VideoGame/NightDriver''
* ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''
* ''VideoGame/{{Panther}}''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOEmpire''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOMoria''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pursuit}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quadrapong}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariQwak1974''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rebound}}''
* ''VideoGame/SharkJaws''
* ''VideoGame/{{Snake}}''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceRace''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spasim}}''
* ''VideoGame/Sprint2''
* ''VideoGame/StarRaiders''
* ''VideoGame/Starship1''
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Steeplechase}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Superman Superman]]'' (UsefulNotes/Atari2600)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tank}}''
* ''VideoGame/TouchMe''
* ''VideoGame/VideoPinball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* See WesternAnimationOfThe1970s