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"That '70s Show" That '70s Pilot (TV Episode 1998) Poster

(TV Series)

(1998)

Trivia

All who auditioned were required to be at least 18 years old; Mila Kunis, who was 14 at the time, told the casting directors she would be 18 but did not say when. Though they eventually figured it out, the producers still thought Kunis was the best fit for the role.
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This pilot marks the screen debuts of Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, and Laura Prepon.
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The sound of the car burn out is used while the "That '70s Show" logo shakes into view during the intro. This is one of only a few episodes to differentiate from the normal version of the intro used later.
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The Only Episode of That 70s Show Not Directed by David Trainer
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A major 7.0 magnitude earthquake happened in Uzbekistan on the day the pilot is set (May 17th 1976)
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Eric's car is a 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. The show takes place in 1976. At the most the car is only 7 years old. Red tells Eric not to go out of town because she is old.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The conversation Hyde has about a water powered car, is also in the series finale.
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In this episode the gang attends a Todd Rundgren concert. Todd Rundgren wrote the song "Hello it's Me" that is used at the end of this episode and final episode and in between scenes.
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During the opening sequence, right after Eric takes the beers from upstairs. Eric is holding his beer upside down.
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When Red lectures Eric about the Vista Cruiser being old and no trips out of town, the Vista Cruiser is a 1969 model, only 7 years old at this time.
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