That '70s Show began in 1998 and ran on Fox for eight solid seasons. The characters from each '70's Show season grew from silly teens to silly adults while the public watched. The transformations were incredible, and stars from the series shook Hollywood in unprecedented ways. Ashton Kutcher played goofball Michael Kelso on the show, but he later morphed into one of the most attractive and sought after cinematic actors. Wilmer Valderrama portrayed lovable foreigner Fez, but he eventually explored the singing world and the comedic sphere.
In addition to molding young actors' talents, the American sitcom also produced some pretty nostalgic and mismatched couples. That '70s Show celebrated youth, friendship, and Midwestern life, making it seem like even miscreants could find true love. Many '70s Show fans believe that they know everything about the period comedy, but the facts below will leave you in awe.
All the actresses who auditioned for the role of Jackie Burkhart were supposed to be at least 18 years old. Mila Kunis was only 14 when she auditioned, but she lied in order to land the part. She explained her fib during a 2012 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, noting:
"Legally I was 14, but I told them I was a little bit older... I told them I was gonna be 18, which is not technically a lie, cause at one point... I was gonna be 18."
It wasn't long before That '70s Show producers figured out Kunis's real age. However, the actress was such a great fit for the part that they bent the rules. Kunis played Burkhart for eight seasons.
Remember Donna's sister? Yeah, neither does anyone else. Amanda Fuller played Tina Pinciotti in the fifth episode of the series, but she never appeared again. She was mentioned one other time in "Vanstock," the sixth episode of Season 2, but after that, nothing. Turns out, the show creators wanted Donna to remain an only child.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have married in 2015, but when they played boyfriend and girlfriend on That '70s Show, they were just good friends. Romance probably didn't spark for the couple until years later because of their five year age difference. Kunis mentioned that she shared her first kiss with her goofy costar:
“My first real kiss ever was with him on the show. And when That ’70s Show had a prom, my date for the prom turned out to be my fiancee. We can honestly say that we went to prom together! Although I do think that in that episode I went home with someone else. We don’t talk about that part.”
Tommy Chong's lovable, stoner character Leo disappeared in Season 5, only to saunter back into the cast the next year. If you wondered why they would remove such a popular character, it's because they had no choice. Chong's company Nice Dreams was selling marijuana paraphernalia, so the DEA cracked down on him hard, during an operation they ironically named "Pipe Dreams." Chong served about nine months before he could resume his role on That '70s Show.