That '70s Show

That '70s Show (1998)

39 corrected entries

Baby Don't You Do It - S6-E14

New this week 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.

New this week 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

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

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

Love, Wisconsin Style - S4-E27

Corrected entry: Eric Mentions Sue Ellen from Dallas. However, even taking into account the time that's passed since the series began, Dallas had not yet made its 1978 premier.

Correction: The directors on the show were very loose with their time schedules. However, the stated date for Season 4 was 1978, as seen on the license plates at the end of the show. As they state the year as 1978, they are justified in using the Dallas references.

Zwn Annwn

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

Stolen Car - S1-E14

Corrected entry: According to the official website, Point Place is a suburb of Green Bay, WI. Midge can't make meat loaf for Bob because she is taking a class at a community college in Kenosha, which is about 2.5 hours away from Green Bay. Kenosha gets mentioned in other episodes as well.

Correction: There may have been no place closer for Midge to take the classes she wanted. I would imagine "Woman Warriors" would not be a big curriculum item in the mid-70s at colleges. Even though 2.5 hours could be a bit excessive to drive, she could certainly do it. She is shown getting home very late at night. The other mentions of Kenosha never make notice that Kenosha is 5 minutes away or so - just that something is happening in Kenosha.

Zwn Annwn

Eric's Corvette Caper - S4-E22

Corrected entry: When Red tells Eric he can drive the car, and they are sitting in it together, Eric turns on the ignition and the stereo can be heard. That is how Red knows Eric drove it and grounds him for a month. But, earlier when Eric moved the car back into the garage before his dad came home, he would have heard the stereo blaring.

Correction: Hearing the radio blaring and having the presence of mind to turn it off are two different things. He was probably so used to the radio in his car that it just didn't register that it was on. Besides which, this is a character mistake, not necessarily a mistake for the show.

Zwn Annwn

Cat Fight Club - S2-E25

Corrected entry: When Red is in the future and his jet pack lifts him up you can see two white lines [looks like they were put in digitally to cover the black lines] pulling him up.

Correction: They purposely add this to make it look funny and cheesey.

Show generally

Corrected entry: The weather is never depicted correctly for Wisconsin. Mostly, there's never enough (or any) snow in the January/February/March episodes.

Ral0618

Correction: While there is never a LOT of snow on the ground, house, cars, etc., there are numerous times that there is snow on the driveway and the yard. The days that we see in the show are just those days without a lot of snow. Not really a mistake, just a choice of the writers.

Zwn Annwn

The Good Son - S1-E25

Corrected entry: At the 17 or 18 minute mark of the show, Hyde is doing dishes, Eric is behind him with a carton of milk, and Fez & Kelso sit at the counter as Kelso peels a banana. While Eric is griping that Hyde does too many chores around the house and makes him look bad to Red, Kelso takes a bite from that banana. You can plainly see that when he does this be breaks the banana, but when it cuts back a few scenes later, the banana isn't broken anymore

Correction: The banana is still broken, the top part is just sitting flat against the break and the break is difficult to see.

Zwn Annwn

Drive-In - S1-E8

Corrected entry: When Eric and Donna are on the hood of the Vista Cruiser, their heads go through the non-existent windshield.

Correction: There are views where you can see reflections off the windshield and you can also see them "propped" up by the windshield. The windshield is definitely there. The shot never cuts away from them so the windshield remains there. The "non-existant windshield" is, as stated, an optical illusion.

Zwn Annwn

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

The '70s Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the opening scene when they toast Eric stealing something he is holding his beer upside down.

Correction: Believable character mistake.

Garage Sale - S2-E1

Corrected entry: The reason for the garage sale was that Red lost his job, but that doesn't actually happen until the next episode.

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

Canadian Road Trip - S3-E23

Corrected entry: The guys sing "O Canada". They sing the line "From far and wide, O Canada". This line wasn't added until 1981.

Correction: Although "O Canada" was not adopted as the Canadian National Anthem until June 27, 1980, the words are in keeping with the history of the time. The Weir version had the line "Stand and guard, O Canada" until it was recommended by a Special Joint Committed in March 1967 that the line be changed to "From far and wide, O Canada." The change was adopted in 1967 and it took Canada several years to work out the copyright issues. However, the line was common to the song as of the mid 70s and would probably have been the only version known by teenagers from Wisconsin.

Zwn Annwn

That Wrestling Show - S1-E15

Corrected entry: In the locker room, The Rock, playing father Rocky Johnson, uses the phrase "sports entertainment." That euphemism wasn't created until the 1990s.

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

The Keg - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When everyone is in the pool and Kelso convinces Jackie that having a party is a bonus - Jackie is the one who raises her arm in support instead of Kelso. You can tell as the sleeve is orange and Kelso is wearing a yellow armed shirt

Correction: Look closer. Jackie is actually holding on to Kelso with her feet off the ground and both hands around his neck. When Kelso raises his hand, he picks up Jackie's arm a bit and you see some of the orange red of Jackie's shirt. However, it is definitely Kelso that raises his arm in a clenched fist. Jackie's hands are around Kelso's neck.

Thanksgiving - S1-E9

Corrected entry: In the scene where Eric and Kate kiss, Eric enters the room saying he needs something to sleep in and grabs something. But when he's leaving (after they've kissed) he leaves without the clothes he's grabbed.

Correction: After the "kiss" he had just gone through, it would not be unnatural for him to forget what he came in for - since it was obviously a convenient excuse to go into his bedroom. Also, who's to say, he didn't turn right around and get the clothes once he remembered.

Canadian Road Trip - S3-E23

Corrected entry: While at the mountie station, at one point Kelso is standing in front of a map of Canada, with Nunavit drawn on it. Nunavit was created in 1999 by splitting Northwest Territories in half, and would not have been shown on a map in the '70s.

Correction: Nunavit was drawn on it, but unless it actually says Nunavit on the map it's not wrong, because on older maps they have always denoted the boundary between both the Northwest Territories.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the Episode "A New Hope" Fez states that, "My country never got in a war." But in the episode "That '70s Musical," Fez says, "We won the war, buddy."

Correction: Fez was talking to his British principal (in "That '70s Musical") thus meaning the American revolution. In "A new Hope" he means his native country.

Black Dog - S5-E9

Corrected entry: Red gets mad when Eric says Nixon was a crook, but in the episode "Streaking", Red asks President Ford why he pardoned Nixon.

Correction: I don't think that Red gets mad because of Nixon. The real reason he gets mad is because Eric uses it to make a joke about Republicans.

NyQuil

Class Picture - S4-E20

Corrected entry: Jackie is younger than the other characters so while the actors and actresses are credited as playing them at the age of 13 she is credited as playing her at the age of 12 but while the other actors and actresses are credited as playing them at the age of 7 she's credited as playing her at the age of 5 when should of been credited as playing her at the age of 6.

Correction: Jackie might not be exactly a year younger than everyone. She might be a bit more than a year younger.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Jacky says that green M&M's make you boring, even though that colour of M&M wasn't made until 1998.

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

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.

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - S5-E14

Corrected entry: They bring up Starburst, but Starburst never came around until the 80's.

Correction: According to the Starburst website, the candy was "invented" in 1960 and first introduced in the U.S. in 1976. So the gangs references to Starburst are completely legit.

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.

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