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Eric Forman (born March, 1960) is a fictional character on Fox Network's That '70s Show played by Topher Grace. The character is based on the adolescence of show creator Mark Brazill. Most of the show takes place at Forman's home, particularly in the basement, where he and his five friends hang out. He has a doting mother with impending separation anxiety and menopause (Kitty Forman), a strict, war-veteran father (Red Forman), and a promiscuous older sister (Laurie Forman).
Though a nice guy at heart, Eric is also generally cowardly and weak, being mortally afraid of spiders and being unable to play sports, even quitting tee-ball as a child. Donna is far stronger than him (although there are indications that she is stronger than the rest of the guys in the group) and several jokes portray him as effeminate—Jackie once referred to him as a "really masculine girl," just like Donna. Eric himself compared himself to the Cowardly Lion in having "no courage," even as he compared Hyde to the Tinman (no heart) and Kelso to the Scarecrow (no brains).Eric has never taken a zit free yearbook picture, and has at least one or more (more often than not, it's more) on his face in every year. He is frequently embarrassed by this and when Hyde mocks him for it he quickly tells him to "just shut up." From the episode in which this is shown, each year also gives Eric more and more nicknames based on his last name, his pimples, and other personality aspects. They include "Foreplay," "Foreskin," and "Zitty Stardust," In the episode "The Keg", Kelso calls Eric "Opie" (for the character Opie Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show), and in "The Velvet Rope", Eric is also called "Archie" by a nightclub doorman (for the doorman's apparent perception of Eric's resemblance to comic strip character Archie Andrews). Eric also frequentlly trips over himself. This could be due to the fact that he's a klutz or to the fact that he's growing. Either way it frequently becomes a problem for him.


Michael Giovani Kelso (born September 15, 1959) is a fictional character from Fox Network's That '70s Show, played by Ashton Kutcher. Tall, lanky and long-haired, he is the dim-witted pretty-boy of the group, coasting through life on his good looks. His behavior is very much in line with a stereotypical oversexed lunkhead or mimbo (male-bimbo). Kelso has surprised many by scoring higher on his SATs than his other friends and providing a surprising amount of knowledge regarding the workings of Pong to Red. On one occasion, the episode The Keg, he displayed an ability to do quick math when properly motivated (beer and money). It is possible he is named after Kutcher's real life brother.
Apart from being unintelligent, Kelso has also been known to be quite sensitive. In one episode, when he started wearing a leather jacket, his friends started to make fun of him for looking like the Fonz from "Happy Days" and he kept sulking every time someone brought up this supposed similarity. This trait was also shown after an off-screen accident with mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria led to the nickname "Tater Nuts", which he greatly despised.Kelso failed the first grade for his refusal to write in cursive and lied about his age ever since. On a trip to potential colleges he said he had been dropped on his head as a child. In the year 3 season premiere Reefer Madness Kelso was shown smoking in a flashback as a 13 year old and he states that he's now lost all interest in school and academic aspirations, suggesting that he wasn't always as dumb as he often appears to be. Though in one flashback it shows him as a young boy who shows up at the Foremans with no pants since he forgot to put them on contradicting the earlier flashbacks that showed him as a smart geek when he was younger. Because he has kept his real age a secret from the rest of the gang (at least until a Halloween episode), everyone else now holds a grudge against Kelso because he did not use his age to their advantage and buy them beer.


Steven Jason Hyde (born November 30, 1959) is a fictional character from FOX Networks' That '70s Show, played by Danny Masterson. He is Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) best friend and, later in the series, his de facto adopted brother. He isn't a typical best friend; he is very critical of Eric and holds his friend in very low regard. He likes to smoke marijuana and enjoys conspiracy theories, especially ones about The Man overwhelming the people trying to rebel against it. His personal favorite is about a man who built a car that runs on water but "Big Oil" had it destroyed. Most of his wiseacre jokes deal with things that are none of his business.
Hyde is a mixture of Holden Caulfield and Jughead Jones in the sense that he despises authority and is rarely interested in getting into a serious relationship. However, he enjoyed having a steady girlfriend. Though he may seem sarcastic and careless, over the course of the series a more mellow, lovable side of Hyde has revealed itself through his shows of gratitude towards the Formans for taking him in after his mother abandoned him, and his treatment of his significant others in his few relationships. Hyde is potentially the smartest member of the group, hinted at in the episodes "Halloween" and "Eric Gets Suspended", among others, but simply refuses to apply himself.Steven was abandoned by his mother, Edna Hyde (Katey Sagal, who only appeared in three episodes, two of which only her screeching voice calling from inside Hyde's house is heard). His father, Bud (Robert Hays), had left them both some years earlier. The Formans took him in afterwards; he currently lives in a room in their basement. Red actually treats Hyde better than he treats his own son, Eric. He worked at the Foto Hut with his burned-out hippie boss Leo (Tommy Chong), until Leo suddenly left town, because he remembered he was only supposed to stay in Point Place for a short time yet stayed for eight years, leaving his family behind. Ironically enough, during his tenure in the Foto Hut, he was the more responsible worker between himself and Leo, even telling his own boss off for not doing his job. He gives the money he makes to Red and Kitty to help them pay the bills, although he is obviously uncomfortable admitting that he is acting responsibly. It is evidenced thus that Hyde has a sense of propriety and responsibility to rival that of his friend Eric's, yet is not proud of it as he is more accustomed to his stoner lifestyle.


Fez (born August 4, 1960) is a fictional character from the television series That '70s Show, portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama.The name "Fez" was created by the writers as an acronym (with some poetic license) for Foreign Exchange Student. His friends do know his true name, but consider it unpronounceable. Red usually calls him "the foreign kid", or refers to him with some kind of ethnic sounding name, i.e. Hadji, Sabu, etc. In the episode "Sunday, Bloody Sunday", Red's mother calls him Desi.In a flashback episode that showed when Fez first met the gang, after they bail him out of a janitors closet where he was put by some bullies, he tells them his real name, which is purposely drowned out by a long ringing school bell. What Valderrama was actually saying was the first names of the main actors who appear in the show. It was rumored that his name would be revealed in the series finale; however, this assumption proved to be false. The only known fact about his name is that the first five K's of his last name are silent.The reason why Fez's name and country of origin are never mentioned throughout the course of the series is that the creators could never decide on his origins, and eventually decided to leave it a secret. In an interview, Wilmer said he created an accent so no one would know what country he is from.
His secret country of origin is one of the longest running gags on the show. In one episode, he revealed it was an island but was interrupted before he could say the name of the island. In another episode, he spoke a line (the "I said good day" catchphrase) in his native language. He once said he had Latin pride, which led Red to believe he was Latino. Fez retorted "No, only my pride is, and I have a Swiss sense of frugality." He once said that he could speak Dutch in a job interview, and viewed this as his "strongest point".


Randy Pearson (born December 4, 1960) is a fictional character introduced during the eighth and final season of That '70s Show. He was played by Josh Meyers. Randy represented the turning point from the mindset of the 1970s to the mindset of the 1980s (enjoying music by Journey), still laid back but developing distinctive yuppie mannerisms and critical of the Jimmy Carter administration. He is hired by Steven Hyde to help run the record store, and also becomes a love interest for Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon).The Randy character was introduced primarily as a replacement for Eric Forman and Michael Kelso, as the actors who played them, Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher, chose to leave the series after the seventh season. The writers originally hired Josh Meyers to play Eric. The difference in appearance would have been explained by claiming he had returned home from Africa "a changed man". They eventually thought better of this idea, and Randy Pearson was created. Randy tested poorly with audiences and was generally not accepted by the show's fans, and was eventually given a smaller role in the series. Notably, Randy barely plays a role in the finale, as he has two lines.Randy dated Donna for about half of the final season. At first, they insist they are "just friends", but Fez and Jackie get suspicious that Donna is cheating on Eric. It turns out Eric had broken up with Donna (offscreen, considered by many to be the moment the show jumped the shark), and Randy was being the rebound person. Donna becomes irritated that Randy is a "man slut" (he has apparently dated a lot of women). When Bob Pinciotti announces he is selling the house, Randy offers to let Donna live with him. At first she agrees, but later breaks up with him. Appearantley, Eric and Randy have never met, Randy came around after Eric leaves for Africa, and is not around when Eric returns.