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‘That '90s Show’ Revives the Classic Water Tower Gag

‘That ’90s Show’ Revives the Classic Water Tower Gag

That ’90s Show has made a triumphant return with Part 2 (the first half of Season 2), and the latest trailer promises the revival of a beloved recurring gag from That ’70s Show. Viewers will see some new faces, including Mace Coronel’s Jay Kelso (the son of Ashton Kutcher’s Michael Kelso and Mila Kunis’ Jackie Burkhart), heading to Point Place, Wisconsin’s iconic water tower. For fans of That ’70s Show, it’s easy to guess what hilarity might ensue next.

Based on the trailer, Season 1’s cheating scandal comes to light while Jay, Nikki (Sam Morelos), and Nate (Maxwell Acee Donovan) are on the water tower. In a humorous twist, Nate jumps into the brush below the tower to escape Jay’s anger, but Jay follows suit, leading to a comical chase.

In That ’70s Show, the gang was notorious for either falling or jumping off the water tower. Characters like Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Hyde (Danny Masterson) always managed to survive these escapades, adding to the comedic charm of the scenes. However, there was one memorable instance where the show took a darker turn.

Charlie Richardson was a potential new member of the gang in Season 7, but he met his end at the start of Season 8 when he fell off the water tower. Unlike the rest of the crew, Charlie did not walk away from the fall and actually died, marking one of the darker jokes in the series. As a tribute, the water tower was humorously renamed the Charlie Richardson Memorial Water Tower.

That ’90s Show, now streaming on Netflix, is the sequel to Fox’s beloved sitcom That ’70s Show (1998-2006). The series brings back Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as Red and Kitty Forman, alongside a new group of teens, including Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos, and Maxwell Acee Donovan.

In addition, fans of the original series will be delighted to see familiar faces making guest appearances. These include Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Tommy Chong, and Don Stark. It’s a reunion that brings a nostalgic charm to this fresh installment.

Although the focus is primarily on the new generation, the storyline stays connected to its roots. The lead character, Leia Forman (played by Callie Haverda), is the daughter of Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon). Leia and her friends embark on a series of adventures that echo the mischief and fun of the original cast, keeping the spirit of That ’70s Show alive.

Season 2 of That ’90s Show is being split into two parts by Netflix. Part 2 premiered on June 27, with the next installment, Part 3, set to be released on October 24. Fans are eagerly awaiting more of the hilarity and heartwarming moments that made the original series a classic.

Source: Pop Culture