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5 Summer Fun Moments From That ’70s Show

Spend the 4th of July with a That '70s Show marathon starting at 6P on IFC.

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Point Place, Wisconsin isn’t exactly the ideal place to be in the summer time, but Eric and the gang from That ’70s Show had a few moments of summer fun that didn’t involve sitting in “the circle” and wishing they were in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Red never wore a speedo, but we hope you can cool off with the five best moments of the ’70s gang hanging out in the summer time.

5. Hyde and Jackie’s Summer Fling

This classic summer moment from season five doesn’t involve soaking up the sun but it does involve sucking face in the basement. Hyde and Jackie’s funny and sweet “opposites attract” relationship started with their summer fling born out of boredom. According to Jackie’s story, Hyde wanted to “shake it” to Abba and according to Hyde, Jackie just wanted him. Despite the fact that their hook-up initially taints the basement for Eric and Donna, there would have been no “Jackie and Hyde” without their summer fling.


4. Summer Lovin’

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In the first episode of season six, Jackie has been wrestling over who she really wants to be with and the audience gets to see her as Sandy from Grease in the black leather outfit and Hyde in Danny Zuko’s black t-shirt. Jackie imagines the gang singing the classic Grease song “Summer Nights,” except now it’s about her and Hyde belonging together like “baba balooba shwaba she bang she bang.”


3. Summer by the Lake

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In the season five finale, the gang heads out to the lake for a night of camping, scary storytelling and skinny dipping. Donna also tells a ghost story that scares Eric, but not as much as when he heads to the lake to skinny dip with Donna and finds Lori naked instead. Meanwhile, Fez ends up in the van with Lori, and in Fez speak, you can say he started the summer off with a bang.


2. Kelso’s Summer Dream Girl

Kelso is never one to miss a chance at showing off his body in a tank top, so when Donna heads to California for the summer to find herself and some blond highlights, Kelso tags along for the sun, the sand and the girls. He meets his match with Annette, in a cameo that was perfect for Jessica Simpson. She’s blonde, beautiful and seems like his dream girl until he finds out she’s a virgin. Turns out the only down and dirty Kelso gets is when they build a sand castle.


1. Eric and Donna reunite on the beach

When the girl next door takes off to spend her summer in sunny California, what’s a pale Wisconsin boy like Eric to do but chase after her? When the duo meet on the beach, the moment is simultaneously hilarious and adorable as they run to meet each other in slow motion like Dudley Moore and Bo Derek in the movie 10. The only difference is Bo Derek didn’t have Kelso running alongside her.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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