I think it's safe to say that That '70s Show is one of the best sitcoms of all time. The cast was lovable, the premise was original (which is saying a lot for television), and the writing was hilarious and clever.
Here is the pilot episode for your viewing pleasure, along with 11 crazy facts about the classic show!
1. Topher Grace was discovered for the show after performing in a high school play
Are you a theater kid in high school right now? This proves you gotta keep dreaming and grinding. You might end up on a sitcom that essentially makes your entire career!
2. Ashton Kutcher was a model before he took this role
Ashton Kutcher being a model isn't surprising... the dude is handsome and ripped. What is surprising about it though, is that they gave this opportunity to a first-time actor.
Here's what he had to say about it in an interview with Rolling Stone:
"The first five episodes of That '70s Show, I was convinced I was going to be fired, because I was terrible."
3. A 14-year-old Mila Kunis lied about her age when she auditioned for the role
Mila Kunis was only 14 years old when she auditioned for her role as Jackie. She misled the producers by saying "Well, I'll be 18 on my birthday," and neglected to say when.
4. Mila Kunis' first kiss was on the show... with Ashton Kutcher
Mila Kunis wins the Coolest First Kiss award, as she got to do it on national television with a supermodel actor. I don't think my first kiss, which was in a closet as a dare, can compete with that.
5. The show was initially titled 'Teenage Wasteland' and later 'The Kids Are Alright'
They ran into legal issues since both names were references to the legendary band, The Who. I think they landed on a better name than both, though!
6. The co-writer of the show's theme song was paid $70 every time it aired
Big Star singer Alex Chilton co-wrote 'In the Street,' and gets 70 bucks from That '70s Show every time it airs.
7. Will Forte turned down performing on SNL to continue writing for the show... he would later join the show
Will Forte liked the job security of writing on That '70s Show so much that he postponed his career on SNL out of fear that he might fail. Clearly, he did just fine.
8. There was a U.K. remake of the show in 1999 called 'Days Like These'