For eight seasons, the cast of “That ’70s Show” worked together.
During that time, some unique behaviors were created by the stars of the show – including this routine they practiced before taping each episode.
The cast of ‘That’ 70s Show ‘still hang out together, says Wilmer Valderrama
“That ’70s Show” aired in 1998.
The ’70s Show lasted for one more season after Topher Grace’s departure from the series in 2005, and concluded in 2006. Many of the cast members, including Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, continued to grow as actors.
Valderrama says the cast stayed close, despite the end of the The ’70s Show era.
In an interview with Studio 10, Valderrama said of his time on That ’70s Show: “We laughed all day and pretended to be actors,” He also admitted that, from time to time, he and the cast still get together for dinner.
#fbf to when the Polaroids on set were used…. #That70sShowCan you guys guess what episode you are doing? “[When] you spend eight years and 200 episodes with a cast, you know for a fact that this is going to be a forever friendship,” Valderrama explained. Pic.twitter.com/Z5CQAdsyKV- Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) July 24, 2020 “What we experienced and the time we experienced it was unique. We were the outcasts. We were the rebels of television.”
The bond established by the younger cast members did not, ironically, carry over to the older cast members of That ’70s Show.
There was a bit of a divide between the performers of ‘That’ 70s Show’
“At the time, no one was making TV with that tone,” Valderrama told Studio 10. “So we were pushing the envelope so much that a lot of the adults thought, ‘What is this? This is not a real sitcom.'”
Still, the more experienced cast members remembered the unique comedy that introduced a new generation of viewers to the ’70s show.
But the younger actors did not remain as similar to the older members of the cast when the show ended.
Tommy Cong stated that after the show ended, the younger cast members had retained their connection, but they had not kept in touch with the “parental role” in the show. Chong said, “They never talk to us.” when it came to interacting with the older cast members.
Chong told TV Web, “The kids always had their own little clique going,” We were part of the older crowd, the supporting cast including Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Don [Stark] and his [fictional]wife [Tanya Roberts] and I.
All of the kids hung out together.
Despite the lack of contact, Chong said he would be willing to do a ‘The ’70s Show’ reunion, whether it was a reboot or a movie.
The ‘Other’ 70s ‘Show’ cast had a routine of chanting a single word pre-show
The cast of ‘That’ 70s Show ‘has established a special pre-show routine over the years, as any tight cast would do.
The pre-show routine of the cast of That ’70s Show was explained to ABC News by Valderrama.
Until filming in front of a live audience, the cast would assemble backstage, put their hands in a circle and select a word to reflect the episode. The group would disperse once they recited the word, and filming would begin.
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Valderrama explained, “The word got more and more ridiculous from Season 1 to Season 8,”
There was a time when the catchphrase “dumba*s” from Red Foreman was the term for their pre-show routine.
“It was this silly, silly stuff, but basically we would make up all these crazy things and have this fun moment together,” he said.
In the form of a That’70s movie, many fans of That ’70s Show are hoping for more from this hilarious cast.