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That '80s Show 

That '80s Show is a half-hour ensemble comedy focusing on a group of twenty-somethings finding their way through the '80s in San Diego.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Glenn Howerton ...  Corey Howard 13 episodes, 2002
Tinsley Grimes Tinsley Grimes ...  Katie Howard 13 episodes, 2002
Chyler Leigh ...  June Tuesday 13 episodes, 2002
Eddie Shin ...  Roger 13 episodes, 2002
Brittany Daniel ...  Sophia 13 episodes, 2002
Margaret Smith ...  Margaret 13 episodes, 2002
Geoff Pierson ...  R.T. Howard 13 episodes, 2002
Josh Braaten ...  Owen 7 episodes, 2002
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The date is 1984. The location is San Diego, just one hour outside of the big dream we call Los Angeles. Corey and Katie live with their Dad RT and Corey's friend Roger. Corey is a creative soul who is trying to make it in the music world in a decade that only appreciates financial success. Although his father, RT, is a successful professional who is about to strike gold with his Gut Whacker and ride the '80s fitness marketing craze wave, Corey finds it difficult to get in the game. On the other hand, Corey's friend Roger idolizes Ronald Reagan and listens to motivation tapes while trying to find his way into corporate America. The household is rounded out by Corey's younger sister Katie, a chip off the old block whose sweetness and naiveté make her the perfect go between for her father and brother. At Club Piranha, a local gathering place, Sophia is in control. Sophia, Corey's ex, is a beautiful, "grab all that I can" kind of girl who doesn't like to limit her choices. Sophia breaks ... Written by Ben Thede

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Hair was never bigger. Shoulders were never wider. And life was never more fun.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eighties See more »

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Runtime:

| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sophia (Brittany Daniel) was the cousin of Eric Forman (Topher Grace), a central character from That '70s Show (1998). See more »

Goofs

One of the customers at Permanent Record asks for Starship. The show is set in 1984 when the band was still known as Jefferson Starship. See more »

Quotes

Corey Howard: Ugh! What's that smell?
R.T. Howard: That smell is my little entrepreneur.
Katie Howard: I'm making scented candles.
Corey Howard: They smell like death!
Katie Howard: Death? Or pina colada?
Corey Howard: Death!
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Connections

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That 80s Show tried too hard
21 December 2005 | by Mrs_William_the_BloodySee all my reviews

I love The 70s Show, but That 80s Show tried too hard. That 70s Show is about a group of kids who happened to be coming of age in the 70s. The clothing, music, slang, vehicles, and everything else were a natural part of the script and set. That 80s Show tried to cram everything 80s into 30 minutes of television, with little or no thought to plot or character development. Every character was a simple dated stereotype. The writing was shallow and I didn't really care about anyone on the show. A shame, really, because the show centered around a record store - having grown up in the 80s, I think that the decade's music was the only decent thing to come out of that period. That would have been a great backdrop if the show had actually been about the characters, not the decade itself. Maybe enough time hasn't passed. Maybe they should try again in ten years.


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