I Love the '70s (U.S. TV series)

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I Love the '70s
Genre Mini-series
Composer(s) Rob Cairns
Country of origin US
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) Greg Altman
Michael Dutton
Karla Hidalgo
Sean Johnson
Sandra Kuhn
Running time 60 mins.
Release
Original network VH1
Original release August 18 – August 22, 2003
Chronology
Followed by I Love the '70s: Volume 2
External links
Website www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/i_love_the_70s/series.jhtml

I Love the '70s is a decade nostalgia television mini-series produced by VH1. The series is based on a BBC series of the same name. It examines the pop culture of the 1970s, using footage from the era, along with "Where Are They Now?" interviews with celebrities from the decade. Additionally, the show features comedians poking fun at the kitschiness of what was popular. The first episode of the series, I Love 1970, premiered on August 18, 2003, through the final episode of the series, I Love 1979, premiered on August 22, 2003. A sequel, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, appeared in the United States on VH1 beginning on July 10, 2006.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • Foxy Ladies: Erik Estrada presented the hottest women of the year.
  • Macho Men: Bo Derek presented the hottest men of the year.
  • Roller Rink Anthem: Leif Garrett presented one of the big hits of the year in question.
  • Bella Says: Bella the chimp picked a primate of the year (with subtitles).
  • Follicle Fad: Isaac Hayes presented what the hottest hairstyle was for the year, sometimes choosing more than one.
  • Wonders: Lynda Carter presented various products and inventions that were introduced in the given year.
  • Commercial: A famous television ad was shown from the 1970s.
  • During the credits of every episode, a popular song from that years was played while footage of Bella the Chimp playing with 1970s toys was shown. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.
  • On every episode, Kermit the Frog does a parody of the "brought to you by" segments of Sesame Street by saying "I Love the '70s is brought to you by the letter V, the letter H, and the number 1.".

Topics covered by year[edit]

1970[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1970: The Guess Who - "American Woman" Wonders of 1970. The floppy disk, the computer mouse, and the pocket calculator.

1971[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1971: Don McLean - "American Pie" Wonders of 1971. Hamburger Helper, Egg McMuffin, and Starbucks coffee.

1972[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1972: Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly"
Flashback Commercial of 1972: Chiffon Margarine (actually aired in 1979)
Wonders of 1972: Hackey Sack, Frozen Yogurt, White Ziffindale, Atkins Diet
Follicle Fad of 1972: women having unshaved armpits, legs and pubic regions

1973[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1973: Elton John - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

Foxy Ladies of 1973: Carly Simon, Gladys Knight, Carole & Paula of The Magic Garden

Flashback Commercial of 1973: Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Follicle Fad of 1973: Baldness

Wonders of 1973: Designated Hitter, Krazy Glue, Cuisinart, Disposable lighters.

1974[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1974: Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"

Flashback Commercial of 1974: Meow Mix

Wonders of 1974: Lite Beer, People magazine, VCR, Liposuction.

1975[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1975: K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "That's The Way I Like It"

Flashback Commercial of 1975: Band-Aid

Wonders of 1975: Kool-Aid, Freshen Up Gum, Famous Amos Cookies, NordicTrack.

1976[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1976: The Four Seasons - "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)"

Wonders of 1976: Perrier, I Love New York.

1977[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1977: Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way"

Foxy Ladies of 1977: Cheryl Ladd, Stevie Nicks, Jacqueline Bisset

Macho Men of 1977: Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Gere, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Flashback Commercial of 1977: Miller Lite- "Great taste, less filling"

Wonders of 1977: Billy Beer, first MRI, Sports bra

Follicle Fad of 1977: Chest hair, Mohawk

Primate of 1977: The Grape Ape

1978[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1978: Chic - "Le Freak"

Flashback Commercial of 1978: Body on Tap shampoo

Primate of 1978: Muffit II of Battlestar Galactica

Follicle Fad of 1978: Throwback hair

Macho Men of 1978: Andy Gibb, Björn Borg, Mick Jagger

Wonders of 1978: Ben & Jerry's, Reese's Pieces, Ginsu, Ironman Triathlon

Foxy Ladies of 1978: Margot Kidder, Raquel Welch, Cheryl Tiegs

1979[edit]

Roller Rink Anthem of 1979: Sister Sledge - "We Are Family" Wonders of 1979: ESPN, Sunkist (soft drink) and Tanning Beds.

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