5 'That '70s Show' Facts You Didn't Know
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5 'That '70s Show' Facts You Didn't Know

"What a long, strange trip it's been in Forman's basement."

5 'That '70s Show' Facts You Didn't Know

"That '70s Show" is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, and people young and old love it. What's better than finding out five new things about a classic TV show?

1. It was initially titled "Teenage Wasteland."

The show's original name was "Teenage Wasteland," and then "The Kids Are Alright," both The Who songs, but The Who's lawyer's wouldn't allow the show to use the lyrics. It worked out in the end though, because focus groups would just call it "that '70s show."

2. Red Forman was almost played by Chuck Norris.

Imagine if Red was giving out roundhouse kicks instead of feet in the asses - the show would have been really different! Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you wanted to see Chuck Norris on the show), filming for "Walker, Texas Ranger" got in the way, and Kurtwood Smith got the part.

3. Leo was arrested on drug charges.

Everyone's favorite Fotohut owner was actual serving jail time during Leo's disappearance from the show. Tommy Chong was serving time for selling paraphernalia and was sharing a jail cell with Jordan Belfort.

4. FES.

During the show, you never hear Fez's real name or what country he's from. Wilmer Valderrama has said he purposely exaggerated the accent so the viewers couldn't tell where Fez was from. Also, the gang never gets his real name, so Fez comes from Foreign Exchange Student.

5. The UK did a remake called "Days Like These."

This is one of the few cases where the American version is better than the UK version -- only 10 of the 13 episodes produced aired. The pilot is on YouTube -- it's pretty much the same, but it has British references.

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