That '70s Show

Class Picture - S4-E20

Corrected entry: During the episode, it goes back to 1968 and in the closing credits Eric is listed as being 7. However, he can't be because in 'Eric's Birthday' it was 1976 and he had turned 17. Thus in '68 he would have had to be 8 or 9 (depending on his birth) but certainly not 7.

Correction: Eric's Birthday is officially March 5 1960, per the show's website. So he would have been 7, turning 8, in 1968. However, in the show, his birth date is inconsistent and it's for those episodes that a mistake should be listed (such as e01s02).

Bishop73

Correction: Believable character mistake.

Correction: Donna never says "the British." She indeed does say "the Statute of Liberty was a gift from the French." To which Kitty replies, "the French? I didn't know that."

Bishop73

Hunting - S2-E13

Corrected entry: At dinner near the end of the show, Red apologizes for the buck shot in the meat. Since he used a rifle in the hunt, there would not be any buck shot.

JDSquared

Correction: There was buckshot in the meat because red mentions that Erik had to shoot it with a shotgun because it was squirming around to which Erik replies "I had to. It was screaming."

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode where Bob and Red are competing with their Veteran's Day barbeques, Red is seen wearing the uniform of a Chief Boatswains Mate (BMC). However in a later episode where Kitty and Red are trying to remember how they met, in a flashback, Red is seen wearing the uniform of a Machinist Mate 2nd Class (MM2). Surely he advanced in rank, but I doubt he changed rates (jobs).

Correction: Changing ratings would not be unheard of especially in war time - Red may have started as a machinist mate but could certainly have used on-the-job training to switch to a boatswain's mate. He does indicate that he piloted patrol boats during the war. Generally a MM wouldn't do that but a BM might.

Zwn Annwn

Correction: His last day on his job isn't until the next episode "Red's Last Day." He already knows he lost his job. There is nothing wrong with them showing him having a Garage Sale to help expenses. He could have had the Garage Sale on a Saturday and his last day at the plant was the next week. So there is no plot problem with them having the Garage Sale prior to his last day at work.

Zwn Annwn

Correction: It's intentional and a joke. Professional wrestling is "sports entertainment" as opposed to a "sport." I have always found the scene pretty humorous because of the phrasing. Besides which, there is no reason why Rocky cannot use the euphemism in the '70s. They are just words that he believes describes his business. It's not like he referred to a "laptop computer", something that would have been totally unknown in the 70s.

Zwn Annwn

Correction: Yeah, that would be the blue M&M that was created in 1998. Not the green, which has been around for longer, say, since 1960. But it was taken out in 1976 due to the food coloring and brought back in 1987 according to this website: http://www4.district125.k12.il.us/faculty/mfinlay/webFall02/timelines/Rothfeld/m&mhistory.html

Nikki

Season 5 generally

Corrected entry: In the new season (2003-2004) there's a show where Kelso drinks raw eggs to amaze Jackie, he swells up because he is allergic to eggs. However you see him eat brownies and peach cobbler in previous seasons and those desserts include eggs in their ingredients.

Correction: Yes, but it is raw eggs that he is allergic to. I'm allergic to food colouring in raw cake, but not when it has been cooked. Brownies and peach cobbler have been cooked.

Kelso's Serenade - S2-E21

Corrected entry: With the episode set in 1977, Kelso's final serenade to Jackie includes the lyric "I'll Get the Knack, see," though The Knack's debut album "Get the Knack" didn't come until 1979, 2 years after the fact.

Correction: To "get the knack" means to learn how to do something well after practice. The phrase was around long before the band The Knack. Their debut album was simply a play on words with their band name.

Bishop73

Season 4 generally

Corrected entry: In the house basement or wherever the teens hangout. Right next to the entrance door hangs a smoke detector. This TV show is supposed to take place in the late 1970's but smoke detectors were not available for homes until the late 1980's to early 1990's.

Correction: The first commercially successful smoke detector was available in the 50s, and by the early 70s hundreds of thousands were sold a year: http://www.mysmokealarmla.org/history-of-smoke-alarms/

Correction: While it's true that the first consumer camcorders were sold in 1983, Fez said "video camera", not "camcorder"; obviously, video cameras such as those used for TV broadcasts and the like were around in the 1970s, though they were somewhat harder for individuals to acquire. Also, Fez was not always realistic about things anyway.

zendaddy621

Correction: Pastor Dave was young. Pastor Dan only appears in this episode.

Jackie Bags Hyde - S3-E8

Corrected entry: After the parade, Red shows up in his Navy uniform. He has several medals on the shirt (three, I believe). The only problem is that one of them is an Army Commendation Medal. Red was in the Navy. While different branches of services can recommend medals for other branches, had the Army recommended Red for a medal, the Navy would have given him a Navy Commendation Medal, not the Army equivalent. The Army medal has the several small stripes in the center (as the one Red is wearing does). The Navy medal has no pinstripes only the two wide ones.

Zwn Annwn

Correction: Red could have served jointly with an Army unit and earned an ARCOM.

Rlvlk

The '70s Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, the boys are looking at a Playboy centerfold, circa 1976. However, the magazine is perfect bound, not saddle stitched (stapled) as Playboys were at that time.

Correction: It is not a Playboy. It is difficult to read the writing but it is definitely not a Playboy. In a later episode, Hyde is looking at a "Layboy". They didn't use the real magazines. Therefore, since it is "not" a Playboy, the binding is not a mistake.

Zwn Annwn

Class Picture - S4-E20

Corrected entry: The actors playing Eric, Hyde and Kelso at a younger age are all credited as playing them at the age of 7 and 13 but we found out earlier in "Halloween"(episode 30) that Kelso is actually a year older than them so the actors playing him at the age of 7 and 13 should have been credited as playing him at the age of 8 and 14.

Correction: At the ages of 7 and 13, everyone thought that he was their age, not a year older, so at that time he would have been saying that he is the same age.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Characters often use the terms "dude" and "awesome" in their informal contexts; neither of these terms was part of the mainstream American vernacular until the early/mid 1980s.

zendaddy621

Correction: The term "Dude" has been around for over a century, and the modern definition has been around since the 1960's. The word "Awesome" has also been around since the late 60's. So there is no error with anyone using the two terms.

MasterOfAll

No, Dude and Awesome weren't common slag until the 80s until films like Valley Girl and Fast Times at Ridgemont High became popular. It doesn't matter how hold the words are. Kids in Wisconsin didn't use them. They said groovy not awesome and Jack and man not dude.

Correction: Not sure if this is just a troll entry, but she does not sing "Baby got back." She says she likes showing her butt and then sings " (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty."

Bishop73

Sunday, Bloody Sunday - S1-E10

Corrected entry: When Kitty goes into the basement and asks for a cigarette - the sleeve of the person that hands her one is red denim, which does not match that of any of the characters there. Hyde is holding a lighter, but wearing blue denim.

Correction: The sleeve is blue just like the denim sleeve that Hyde is wearing.

Correction: Even though it was aired as the 10th episode, the official "That 70's Show" site list this as episode 5. It was broadcast out of order, not a mistake in the show.

Bishop73

Punk Chick - S1-E22

Other mistake: Jackie and Kitty are baking a pie in the kitchen and Kelso walks in. Jackie and Kelso have an awkward encounter as if they are separated, but they got back together at prom.

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Whole Lotta Love - S5-E16

Fez: Having sex with someone you work with is horrible. I don't know how Donny and Marie do it.

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Trivia: The show was originally titled "Teenage Wasteland" or "The Kids Are Alright" but those were songs by The Who and, legally, Fox couldn't get permission to use them. They renamed the show "Feelin' Alright" to show the focus groups. However, nobody really liked the name. After the focus groups airing, the audience were heard saying they really liked that show about the 70's or that 70's show - and the name stuck.

Zwn Annwn

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