I Love the '70s (U.S. TV series)
|I Love the '70s|
|Country of origin||US|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||60 mins.|
|Original release||August 18 – August 22, 2003|
|Followed by||I Love the '70s: Volume 2|
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.
- 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
- The Jackson 5
- Sesame Street
- The Partridge Family
- Hee Haw
- The Carol Burnett Show
- Love, American Style
- Wife swapping
- The Newlywed Game
- The Mod Squad
- The Odd Couple
- Elvis meets Nixon
- Black Sabbath
- Easy Listening Music (specifically The Carpenters & Bread)
- Monday Night Football
- Love Story
- Neil Diamond
- The Beatles' breakup
- Wild Kingdom
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
- Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
- The Brady Bunch
Roller Rink Anthem of 1970: The Guess Who - "American Woman"
- The Electric Company
- Tom Jones
- Keep America Beautiful
- Hogan's Heroes
- Fiddler On The Roof
- Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"
- Soul Train
- All in the Family
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Hot pants
- Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World"
- H.R. Pufnstuf
- Dirty Harry
- Ford Pinto
- "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Roller Rink Anthem of 1971: Don McLean - "American Pie"
- Kung Fu/Bruce Lee
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
- Stevie Wonder
- The Godfather
- Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
- Lunch boxes/Wonder Bread
- Deep Throat
- The Poseidon Adventure
- Sea Monkeys
- Mark Spitz
- Gaucho pants
- The Bermuda Triangle
- Josie and the Pussycats
- Ziggy Stardust
- "I Am Woman" and the Women's Liberation Movement
- John Lennon and Yoko Ono on The Mike Douglas Show
- The Brady Bunch Hawaiian episodes
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
- Sanford and Son
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie"
- Baby Alive
- The Waltons
- Live and Let Die (first James Bond outing for Roger Moore)
- Leisure suit
- Charlotte's Web
- Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon
- Shrinky Dinks
- The Dating Game
- The Joy of Sex
- Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"
- The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
- Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs ("Battle Of the Sexes")
- Schoolhouse Rock
- Rollerderby/Kansas City Bomber
- Easy Bake Oven
- The Exorcist
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
- Little House on the Prairie
- Hong Kong Phooey
- Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"
- Good Times
- Connect Four
- Let's Make a Deal
- Elton John
- Day of the week panties
- Blazing Saddles/Young Frankenstein
- Magic 8 Ball
- Patty Hearst
- The Towering Inferno
- Foxy Brown
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- Rumble in the Jungle
- Slip 'N Slide
- Steve Miller Band's "The Joker"
- Death Wish
- Happy Days
Roller Rink Anthem of 1974: Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"
Flashback Commercial of 1974: Meow Mix
- Welcome Back, Kotter
- Big Wheel
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- One Day at a Time
- Pet Rock
- 8 Track
- Land of the Lost
- The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
- The Shazam!/Isis Hour
- Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together"
- Morris Albert's "Feelings"
- The Secret Life of Plants
- Saturday Night Live
- Erhard Seminars Training
- Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore
- Barry Manilow
- Metrication in the United States
- Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy"
- Mood ring
- Tony Orlando and Dawn
- Monty Python's Flying Circus/Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Roller Rink Anthem of 1975: K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "That's The Way I Like It"
Flashback Commercial of 1975: Band-Aid
- Charlie's Angels
- The Muppet Show
- The Gong Show
- Family Feud
- Donny and Marie
- Oscar Mayer
- Taxi Driver
- Starsky and Hutch
- Dr. J
- Bigfoot/Loch Ness Monster
- Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do"
- Car Wash
- Stretch Armstrong
- Captain Kangaroo
- The Bad News Bears
- United States Bicentennial
Roller Rink Anthem of 1976: The Four Seasons - "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)"
- Wonder Woman
- Battle of the Network Stars
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Star Wars
- What's Happening!!
- Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life"
- Shields and Yarnell
- Saturday Night Fever
- Studio 54
- New York City (Son of Sam, New York City Blackout of 1977, 1977 World Series)
- Smokey and the Bandit
- Annie Hall
- Punk rock
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
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Price Is Right
- The Commodores' "Brick House"
- Debbie Does Dallas
- Louise Brown
- The Bee Gees
- WKRP in Cincinnati
- Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
- B.J. and the Bear
- CB radios
- Up In Smoke
- Fantasy Island
- The Who/Led Zeppelin
- The Wiz
- National Lampoon's Animal House
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, Bjorn 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
- The Warriors
- Pop Rocks
- Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive"
- Apocalypse Now
- Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl/Pittsburgh Pirates win World Series
- Donna Summer
- Candie's shoes
- Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
- Chippendale dancers
- Three's Company
- The Jerk
- Jimmy Carter's Swamp Rabbit incident
- The Knack's "My Sharona"
- Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
- The Village People
- The Muppet Movie
Roller Rink Anthem of 1979: Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"