Ask any fan of sitcoms about the best shows in the genre, and they will all have something to say about That 70s Show. This is a show that the audience genuinely rave about. This is a show that is so iconic that the fandom only seems to keep expanding in size over the years. This show also features some of the most popular stars of our time. Needless to say, many of these stars were introduced to us through the show. If we already did not have a bunch of reasons to love this series, now we do.
Like every great work of art out there, this show, too, has its shining moments. These moments are commonplace in occurrence because hey, have you watched it? Man, it’s brilliant, to say the least. The show first premiered in 1998, and over its extensive run of 8 seasons, there were many a moment where we looked at the screen in awe because this series was too good to be real.
Well, it is real. And what’s more? These distinguishing moments are real too. It would be quite difficult for you to stop yourself mid-binge and wonder just what we’re talking about. So we have decided to make your job easier yet again. Listed below are some of the best moments of this classic series – That 70s Show. The next time you watch it, this about them, and in the process, think about us! But before we get to that, we need to understand who exactly is part of the series.
That 70s Show: Who is involved?
This show was created by Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, and Mark Brazill and directed by David Trainer. It features the following stars in lead roles:
- Topher Grace
- Mila Kunis
- Ashton Kutcher
- Laura Prepon
- Danny Masterson
- Kurtwood Smith
- Wilmer Valderrama
- Debra Jo Rupp
- Tanya Roberts
- Don Stark
- Josh Meyers
- Lisa Robin Kelly and
- Tommy Chong
The show also sees some other stars be featured in recurring roles throughout its runtime. This is a cast that is not only famous but also skilled. Now that this is clear, let’s move on to our next business order – acknowledging some of the greatest moments in the show!
1. Dine And Dash
We really did do a good deal of extensive research to bring this list to you, and from what we have gathered, Dine And Dash is the best way to start this off. If you know the first thing about this episode, you would also know why we’ve made the previous statement. The episode proves that the show is everything the fans and the audience peg it to be, and there is not an iota of a lie in the good reviews.
This is the 13th episode in the 3rd season of the series. It deals with the aftermath of Kelso, inviting the rest of the group to dinner. Sounds like an innocent plan, right? Wrong! He soon ups and leaves and abandons the gang right before the arrival of the bill. The title makes more sense now, huh? Yeah, we thought so too! Watch the episode to find out how they deal with this little situation!
2. A New Hope
The second one on this list is A New Hope. This can also be hailed as one of the best ones out there, and we wouldn’t see that many fans protesting it. While all of the episodes capture the essence of the series pretty well, this episode goes a little beyond the mark. And you know we like everything extra, on here, don’t you?
This is the 20th episode of the first season in the series. We are still getting to know the iconic group members here, so the developments that occur leave us even more pleasantly surprised than ever. We also see the crossover of another popular fandom: Star Wars. The premise of this episode deals with the group’s viewing of the movie. While they are at this, Eric takes a turn and starts suspecting his long time enemy of trying to impress Donna. Is he right in his suspicions? There is only one way to know!
3. Reefer Madness
What is That 70s Show, if not a hilarious take on life? If you agree with us on this, you will also agree that Reefer Madness has earned its spot on the list. This is by far one of the best-made episodes in the series. The storyline is engaging, the dialogues or hilarious, and something about this episode does it for us. And if that statement does not define That 70s Show as a series, on the whole, we don’t know what will.
Reefer Madness belongs to the third season of the show, and it is the first episode on it. This is a great start to what we can only call one of the show’s best seasons. The aesthetic is slightly different from what we are used to seeing in the series, which is not meant as a bad thing. The plot of Reefer Madness follows the aftermath of Hyde’s return from jail. We would think it to be a happy reunion turns sours when he realizes that Red is not all that glad to see him. He is soon kicked out of the house, into a more dire soup than the previous one. Adding fuel to the fire, Red interrogates Eric and wants to know if Hyde has ever pressured him to do drugs.
4. Love, Wisconsin Style
On the 4th spot, we have Love, Wisconsin Style. This is one episode that has a little bit of everything. There is humor, a good storyline, and other emotions at play, and there is that special touch that can only be called a secret recipe to the magic that is That 70s Show. If you think we are hyping this episode up, then we urge you to watch it! You will soon be agreeing with us on this one too.
Love, Wisconsin Style is the title of Episode 27 of Season 4. If there is one thing that we know about That 70s Show, they know what exactly their audience wants. With this knowledge, they also manage to deliver almost every single time. This episode is proof of the statement. The premise of the show follows what we would like to call an intervention. That’s right; it is an intervention for Red and Kitty for Donna and Casey. If you are thinking about why this is necessary, it is to make them aware of how their relationship affects friends and family. A little passive-aggressive, you think? We think so, too, but hilarious nonetheless.
5. That ’70s Finale
Now, this is a controversial one for so many reasons. Not only is this a season final, but it is also the series finale. Some fans seem to love it, and some fans seem to hate it with every fiber of their being, and there seems to be no in between. But hey, if an episode calls for such strong reviews from the viewers and critics, then there must be something to it, right?
It is now time for a few rouge tears as this is the 22nd episode of the 8th season AKA the very last one. This one is more emotional and funny, but this is a given, knowing that we wouldn’t see the gang on the screens again. It was on December 31, 1979. The gang arrives at the Formans’ house for one last New Year’s Eve. This is the end of so many things – the 70s, the season, and, alas, the series! Do you think fans hate it so much because it marked the end of something so special and beloved? Well, it is a theory worth exploring, and you can explore it only by watching the episode.
6. Eric’s Hot Cousin
One word: hilarious. This is one episode that will have you roaring with laughter. And when we say roaring, we mean roaring. This is one of those episodes that seems to have no haters. Everyone loves it, and if you don’t love it, well, you at least like it. And if you like it, then it finally has to secure a place on this list. How we came to that conclusion, we don’t know. What we do know is that you wouldn’t be disappointed when you finally get around to watching Eric’s Hot Cousin.
Eric’s Hot Cousin is the 14th episode of the 4th season, and boy, does it feature some heavy drama. The drama of what kind? Oh well, the kind fans of That 70s Show are well acquainted with. The episode kicks off with the arrival of another one of Eric’s family members: his cousin. Now, this is not some normal cousin, no. This is a cousin that looks every bit like a movie star. If you thought the gang was sitting there, minding their own business, you were wrong. This episode features a fight for attention, not only withing the dudes but the girls too!
7. That 70’S Musical
We have only one problem with this entry, and it’s that it hadn’t made its appearance earlier. That 70s Show has always been lauded for how unique it is. From the cast to the story to the aesthetic, it gives you something that you probably have not witnessed before. Going by this description, That 70s Musical is all of this and more. And you know what the bonus is? It comes with its own set of background scores! Hah!
This is what the title says it is, a musical. It is the 24th episode of the 4th season, and halfway through it, you being to wonder if you’re still watching That 70s Show or have accidentally switched to Glee. I mean, who thought the cast could deliver so well? Not us, but hey, they still did do their job pretty well. This episode features Fez in the limelight, and we all know he deserved his moment of fame. Well, all of us except the gang, we suppose. Fez participates in what seems to be the high school’s spring musical, and he is more than excited about it. But unfortunately for him, there is nobody else around to share this enthusiasm. This one sounds like a sad trope but is actually hilarious, to say the least. To make things worse, the school’s music teacher also steps in to wreak havoc on the situation. All in all, this episode is chaotic in the best way possible. You will know what we mean by this only when you get around to witness it.
8. The Good Son
We love a strong-rooted backstory, and with The Good Son, we get just that. This episode does come last on the list but doesn’t let this little element fool you. This is none for the worse. The episode is engaging, hilarious, and witty, and everything that one friend of yours that is definitely the designated indie kid said is true. Don’t trust us (or the indie kid)? Watch it yourself, and you will know!
This is another one from the first season, the 25th episode, to be precise. What goes around really does come around, huh? This might also be one of the most popular episodes apart from the finale and the musical. If you don’t believe us, you can use it like any of your That 70s Show stan yourself. This episode emphasizes the competition between Hyde and Eric. In what seems to be a silent mental brawl, Hyde manages to outshine Eric and present himself to be the ideal son – but we all know how that turns out for Hyde, don’t we? While this is happening, we also see a separate storyline brew as Red and Kitty make it to a wild party with some swingers.
The final verdict: Should you watch it?
Should you watch That 70s Show? Yes, the answer is yes – no questions asked. Like it or hate it, we cannot deny that this show has had such a huge impact on pop culture and entertainment. If you don’t get around to watching it, you will be missing out on something major, and trust us when we tell you that this is a regret that is unmatched. If you are trying to get yourself started with the show, we suggest you pick an episode from the list and go with it. There is nothing that can go wrong here if good entertainment is not considered a sin! There, we said it!
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