That '70s Show

Sunday, Bloody Sunday - S1-E10

Corrected entry: This episode is supposed to be October 23, 1976 but the previous episode is Thanksgiving, which is in November.

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

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/

Moon Over Point Place (1) - S2-E26

Corrected entry: The show is based in the 70s, but Donna sings "Baby got back" which is from the 90s. (00:09:15)

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

Mother's Little Helper - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Donna and Jackie are fighting Fez says, "If this keeps up we should invest in a video camera." The first video camera didn't come out until 1983.

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

Baby Don't You Do It - S6-E14

Corrected entry: All the way up till 6-14, Pastor Dan is a young man, when suddenly in this episode, Pastor Dan is much older.

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

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.

Eric's Buddy - S1-E11

Corrected entry: Before Kitty helps Red with selling appliances, Red blends some ice, but when he pours the ice into a glass they come out as ice cubes, not blended at all.

The Synj

Correction: In the episode 'Eric's Buddy' it is revealed by Kitty and the audience, (as they laugh at Red) that he did not blend the ice very well and the cubes at the top did did not blend in the first place.

Young Man Blues - S6-E9

Corrected entry: Eric mentions "Boba Fett's jetpack doesn't glue itself back on." Boba Fett wasn't introduced until "Empire Strikes Back" in 1980. This episode takes place prior to that.

Correction: Boba Fett actually made his debut in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special and the Kenner action figure of him was released in 1979.

What Is and What Should Never Be (1) - S5-E3

Corrected entry: Red complains to Kitty that the Corvette will be the first thing to go when the new baby arrives, and that he had been wanting it for 25 years, but couldn't afford it with the kids. However, the Corvette is a '58, which would make it 20 years old, and even Laurie would have been born long after the Corvette was originally introduced.

Correction: Just because he had seen it before the kids were born doesn't mean he was in a position to buy it. After they were stable he would have been able to, but now couldn't because of the kids.

LorgSkyegon

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.

Holy Crap! - S2-E23

Corrected entry: During the game of cards when Kitty brings the youth minister to the house, Laurie, assuming to get the minister's attention, plays three "6" cards spelling out the number of the beast, "666". Although the suits are hard to discern, all three of the cards she played are black which would be impossible in a regular deck of cards.

Correction: First two cards are definitely red and the last is black. But, regardless, I believe they're playing rummy, which often uses multiple decks (though only one is visible on the table). Either way, it looks like heart (red), diamond (red), club (black).

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."

Punk Chick - S1-E22

Corrected entry: This episode was supposed to air before 22 (1x22) "The Water Tower", because in this episode where Eric tries to talk some sense into Hyde about moving to NY he speaks of "we were going to paint a pot-leaf on the water-tower" something they already did in the episode before.

Correction: In "The Water Tower," everyone agrees that their pot leaf looks like a green hand giving the finger, then Kelso has his fall, so they might regard that as a failure and still be planning to do it right next time.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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

Class Picture - S4-E20

Corrected entry: In the episode, it flashes back to 1968 so Eric would be about 8 or 9 because you know that in 1976 he turned 16, so he would be born in 1959. However it says in the closing credits 'Eric aged 7'. How can he be 7?

Correction: Born somewhere in 1960, he would turn 16 in 1976. Prior to his birthday in 1968, he'd be 7.

johnrosa

Drive-In - S1-E8

Corrected entry: Guys are sitting in basement, Fez is sent home by Red. While Kelso speaks, you can hear that Fez opens and closes doors. But in the next shot - Fez is standing in front of open door.

Correction: That sound is actually Red opening and shutting the door they use to get in and out of the basement, not Fez.

Grandma's Dead - S1-E23

Corrected entry: In the scene where Eric is driving Grandma home, he tells her it wouldn't kill her to be nice and she dies. Eric realizes this and slams on the brakes. You can see Grandma's eyes open then close before she hits the dashboard.

Correction: Since we see no physical injuries nor signs of pain we must assume Grandma had a fatal heart attack or stroke, neither of which would have killed her instantly - though Eric would think she had died on the spot. Obviously she dies shortly after hitting the dashboard.

Class Picture - S4-E20

Corrected entry: In episode 1 "Pilot" Donna says "you could have had me when I was four". But in this episode they first met when they were seven.

Correction: It was a figure of speech. Even if she was trying to get the age exactly right, this is a character mistake if anything.

Grandma's Dead - S1-E23

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kitty is making all the food because she is sad, she reaches into the oven and pulls out a tray of food. She doesn't even put on an oven mitt and she doesn't burn herself.

Correction: Many people place already prepared food in low temperature or turned off oven to keep the food warm. The oven is not at a temperature that would cause burns, so an oven mit is not necessary. Since Kitty was preparing a large amount of food, it makes sense that she would do this.

A New Hope - S1-E20

Corrected entry: This is the only episode that doesn't use the theme song.

Correction: This was the FIRST episode to not use the theme song. There were several (at least 2 in Season 4 and 3 in Season 5) that didn't use the theme song. They just showed the credits over the action of the moment.

Zwn Annwn

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