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I Love the '70s (American TV series)

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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.

I Love the '70s
GenreDocumentary
Narrated byDoug Jeffers
Composer(s)Rob Cairns
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Producer(s)Greg Altman
Michael Dutton
Karla Hidalgo
Sean Johnson
Sandra Kuhn
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkVH1
Original releaseAugust 18 –
August 22, 2003
Chronology
Preceded byI Love the '80s
Followed byI Love the '80s Strikes Back
External links
Website

Contents

Recurring segmentsEdit

  • Roller Rink Anthems: Leif Garrett presented one of the big hits of the year in question.
  • Foxy Ladies: Erik Estrada presented the hottest women of the year.
  • Macho Men: Bo Derek presented the hottest men of the year.
  • Commercials: A famous television ad was shown from the 1970s.
  • Wonders: Lynda Carter presented various products and inventions that were introduced in the given year.
  • Follicle Fads: Isaac Hayes presented what the hottest hairstyle was for the year, sometimes choosing more than one.
  • Bella Says: Bella the chimp picked a primate of the year (with subtitles).
  • 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 yearEdit

1970Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1970: The Guess Who's "American Woman"

Foxy Ladies of 1970: Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Jane Fonda

Macho Men of 1970: Jack Lord, Frank Gifford, and James Brolin

Flashback Commercial of 1970: 9Lives

Wonders of 1970: The first floppy disk, the computer mouse, and the pocket calculator

Follicle Fad of 1970: Butt-length hair

Primate of 1970: Lancelot Link

1971Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1971: Don McLean's "American Pie"

Foxy Ladies of 1971: Tina Turner, Candice Bergen, and Jill St. John

Macho Men of 1971: Sean Connery, Rod Stewart, and James Brown

Flashback Commercial of 1971: Charmin

Wonders of 1971: Hamburger Helper, Egg McMuffin, and Starbucks coffee

Follicle fad of 1971: He-Man or Jesus hair

Primate of 1971: Raffles from The Barefoot Executive

1972Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1972: Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly"

Foxy Ladies of 1972: Barbi Benton, Nadia Comăneci, and Gloria Steinem

Macho Men of 1972: Bob Griese, Steve McQueen, and Bobby Fischer

Flashback Commercial of 1972: Chiffon Margarine (actually aired in 1979)

Wonders of 1972: Hacky-sack, frozen yogurt, White Zinfandel, and Atkins diet

Follicle Fad of 1972: Women having unshaved armpits, legs and pubic regions

Primate of 1972: Caesar from Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

1973Edit

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

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

Macho Men of 1973: Paul Newman & Robert Redford from The Sting, James Taylor, and Roger Moore

Flashback Commercial of 1973: Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Follicle Fad of 1973: Baldness

Wonders of 1973: Designated hitter, Krazy Glue, Cuisinart, and disposable lighters

Primate of 1973: Aldo from Battle for the Planet of the Apes

1974Edit

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

Foxy Ladies of 1974: Britt Ekland, Bebe Buell, and Angie Dickinson

Macho Men of 1974: Eric Clapton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Freddie Prinze

Flashback Commercial of 1974: Meow Mix

Wonders of 1974: Lite beer, People magazine, VCR, and liposuction

Follicle Fad of 1974: Mutton chops

Primate of 1974: Magilla Gorilla

1975Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band's "That's The Way I Like It"

Foxy Ladies of 1975: Suzi Quatro, Chris Evert, and Charo

Macho Men of 1975: Bruce Springsteen, Carlton Fisk, and Joe Namath

Flashback Commercial of 1975: Band-Aid

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

Follicle Fad of 1975: Grizzly Adams style

Primate of 1975: Cymbal monkey

1976Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1976: The Four Seasons' "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"

Foxy Ladies of 1976: Heart (Nancy & Ann Wilson), Jessica Lange, and Lauren Hutton

Macho Men of 1976: Peter Frampton, Bob Marley, and Jimmy Connors

Flashback Commercial of 1976: Wisk

Wonders of 1976: Perrier, I Love New York, and United States Bicentennial

Follicle Fad of 1976: Dorothy Hamill style and Shag

Primate of 1976: King Kong

1977Edit

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

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

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

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

Wonders of 1977: Billy Beer, first MRI, and sports bra

Follicle Fad of 1977: Chest hair and Mohawk

Primate of 1977: The Grape Ape

1978Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1978: Chic's "Le Freak"

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

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

Flashback Commercial of 1978: Body on Tap shampoo

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

Follicle Fad of 1978: Throwback hair

Primate of 1978: Evie of Battlestar Galactica

1979Edit

Roller Rink Anthem of 1979: Sister Sledge's "We Are Family"

Foxy Ladies of 1979: Erin Gray, Bette Midler, and Sally Field

Macho Men of 1979: Ted Nugent, Sting, and Dudley Moore

Flashback Commercial of 1979: Coca-Cola (featuring Mean Joe)

Wonders of 1979: ESPN, tanning beds, and Sunkist

Follicle Fad of 1979: Mustache

Primate of 1979: Monkey

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