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That '70s Show Fun Facts

Fox Network's That '70s Show not only entertained audiences for nearly a decade, it also successfully launched the Hollywood careers of many of the show's endearing cast members.

Learn more exciting tidbits about this TV sit-com in our fun facts.


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The role of the military vet was supposed to go to Chuck Norris. But Chuck was still filming a movie, so the role eventually went to Kurtwood Smith.

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In the episode, Red was drunk at the bar when he sees the boys walk in. While greeting them, he asks, "How you doin' Fez?" Other than that scene, Red's dislike for foreigners has always led him to pick a different name to call Fez.

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The initial idea was for Michael Kelso to be obsessed with Star Wars. The producers, however, thought this might ruin the character's image, so they made geeky Eric the fan.

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In Season 5, Fez marries Laurie Forman, the older sister of Eric, to stop the deportation. It was a surprising situation in the show because Laurie has always been a mean spirited character. But after helping Fez, she returns to her mean ways.

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Season 1 begins in 1976. The producers wanted it in the midst of the cultural and political changes of the '70s. However, many complain that the show's timeline was very unsystematic. Seasons 6 to 8 all occur in 1979.

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Lots of celebrities played bit parts in the show, with some having recurring roles. Britney Spears, however, was not one of them.

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Brooke Rockwell was a recurring character in the show who conceives a child with Kelso, eventually giving birth to a baby girl. At the start of the final season, Kelso moves out of Wisconsin to be closer to his daughter.

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Topher was not in the show during 2005 as he was involved in Spider-Man 3. In the movie, he played Eddie Brock, Peter Parker's rival who ends up becoming Venom.

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Dwayne Johnson portrayed his real-life father, wrestler Rocky Johnson, in Season 1. At the time, he was already a force to reckon with in the WWF (now known as WWE).

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Randy Pearson is the character the producers introduced in Season 8 after Eric and Kelso left the show. This, however, did not fare well with the fans.

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