Friday, January 20, 2006

Countdown to 1980

A couple of interesting things on That 70s Show. One is that they are back in 1979. The credits have always included a license plate with a year sticker on it. Previous episodes this season have left the year sticker blank leading some to believe that the show already made it into the 1980s. The 79 sticker put that rumor to rest.

More interesting, Jackie mentioned that her TV show was interrupted by a news special on "some hostage crisis." The big hostage crisis, the kidnapping of the US embassy staff by Iranians, started Nov. 4, 1979.

Not that this matters much. Without the character of Eric and Kelso the show suck and will not be renewed. The only question is if the last episode will take place Dec. 31, 1979.

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