That ’70s Show is one of those shows that I never really properly watched or appreciated until I was older. On my first watch I didn’t really understand most of the cultural references, I spent more episodes wondering where Fez was from than paying attention to the plot and I had a huge crush on Eric. Later I understood why they spent so much time in that basement, I understood all the sexual innuendo and I…still had a huge crush on Eric. Some things don’t really change, I guess.
Anyway, That ’70s Show was formative for a number of reasons: It exposed me to a ton of ’70s pop culture references, it taught me never to trust Ashton Kutcher and to always (always) be grateful that my dad isn’t the Red Forman type. So without further ado, here are 10 moments from the show that changed my life!
Donna And Eric's RelationshipRegardless of the ups and downs, I was rooting for these two so much. I loved their dynamic because Donna was all...tall and feminist and tall and red haired and tall. And Eric was...a scrawny Star Wars nerd. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Eric Catching His Parents Making WhoppieNo words. Just horror. Luckily I've never experienced this before but...I felt for him, I really did. Nobody needs to see that. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Realizing Why They Were Always So Giggly In The BasementI watched the show occasionally when I was young and never really understood why the gang was all so giggly in the basement...or why there was a constant haze down there. It wasn't until I watched more of the show as a teenager that I understood what was going on down there. The more you know! Source: That 70s Show/Fox
That Time When Joseph Gordon Levitt Kissed EricJGL's character's name was Buddy and I guess he assumed that Eric was gay so he laid one on him. Eric actually handled it well, which was pretty refreshing because I'm pretty sure most shows would have some awful, offensive, over the top "gay panic" reaction. Instead, Eric is flattered but insists he doesn't swing that way. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Hyde And Jackie Becoming An ItemOne of my favorite opposites attract pairings. The most entertaining part of their relationship, however, was when they were trying to keep the whole thing a secret. Of course, that didn't last long because there are only so many times you can make out in someone else's basement before you get caught in the act. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Everything About Kitty And RedRed was a bitter hothead with a soft side buried deep, deep, deep (deep) inside of him...and he's married to a bubbly nurse who loves a stiff drink. They were oddly compatible, though. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Donna Dying Her HairStill mad about this. She looked rad as a redhead. The blonde bored the hell out of me. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Eric Leaving The ShowEric decided to travel Africa, which is TV-nese for this-guy-left-the-show-and-might-come-back-for-a-few-seconds-tops-in-some-future-episodes. Eric just felt like the glue of the gang, so having him out of the picture was just...weird. And it only got worse and worse from there. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Ugh, RandySo Eric's gone but instead of ending the show or just telling the rest of the cast's story, we have to get some new dude named Randy up in the show. This dude was so annoying and unnecessary. The show was already going downhill, but this was the second to last nail in the coffin. The last nail? Well... Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Fez And Jackie Getting Together For No ReasonThis was what killed this show beyond repair if you ask me. I mean, this was so out of left field...I think I'm always going to be upset about Jackie and Hyde not being endgame. Source: That 70s Show/Fox
Were you a fan of That 70s Show? What moments are memorable and which would you rather pretend never happened? Tell us in the comments!