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The Kitchen Detail In That '90s Show That's Completely Different From That '70s Show

A lot has changed in the Forman household between "That '70s Show" and "That '90s Show." For starters, Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) have moved away from their home of Point Place, Wisconsin, and they have a daughter between them now. Of course, she's getting to that age where she wants to be a bit rebellious, so she decides to spend the summer of 1995 at her grandparents' house. That means a whole new crop of friends will be spending their time in the basement of Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp).

As we learn in the pilot of "That '90s Show," it's been a while since Eric has been home to see his folks, the same way it's been a long time since fans have seen the Forman house since "That '70s Show" went off the air in 2006. It's still pretty recognizable; there's the iconic basement where the kids hang out as well as the driveway where important coming-of-age moments tend to occur. But seeing how there are 15 years between the two series, it's clear the Formans have also done some renovations since the 1970s, especially in one noteworthy area. 

The wallpaper in That '90s Show is different

Getting back into the Forman house will lead to a bit of nostalgia whiplash for fans awaiting their return to Point Place. All the major components of the house are clearly the same, which makes sense because it was filmed using the same sets (via The Things). However, seeing how a lot of time has passed on the series, the sets needed a bit of a refresh, so there are certain aspects that have been changed up. 

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp broke down some of these changes during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. As Rupp explained, "The wallpaper in this scene is completely different now. It's all berries. It's little berries." The two actors then try to figure out what else has changed since "That '70s Show," noting that the phone is still there, but the wallpaper has received a revamp. Rupp also notes that the kitchen, in general, is bigger, which makes it easier to act since they have more room. 

The little changes like that help prevent the show from feeling stagnant. Naturally, Kitty and Red would redo certain areas of their house, and it helps the show feel familiar without being completely the same. The first season of "That '90s Show" is currently available on Netflix.