“That ‘70s Show” had a cast of memorable characters, but one of the funniest and most quotable was Eric’s father, Red Forman. Red may appear to be the typical grouchy dad archetype, but one theory suggests there’s more to him than meets the eye.
According to a Redditor, Red's disappointment and harsh attitude towards Eric could be entirely manufactured. Red comes from an era where men felt they had to hide their emotions and put on a brave face, and the theory suggests that he gave Eric tough love to prevent him from going down the same path.
Fans had a lot to say about this thought-provoking theory, and the reactions were split down the middle. Fans that sided with the theory liked the idea that Red was only looking out for his son, while others felt that Red was too militaristic to have a soft spot.