‘That ’70s Show’: Fans Are Sharing Their Favorite Midge Pinciotti Moments in Memory of Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts won many hearts in her humorous role as the bombshell scatter girl Midge Pinciotti, the mother of Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon), on ’70s exhibition in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Earlier in her career, the model became famous as a Bond girl and as Julie Rogers. Angels of Charles.

After falling ill on Christmas Eve and later in hospital in Los Angeles, Roberts died at age 65 on January 4, 2021. Fans of ’70s exhibition gathered on social media after her death to mark some of her most memorable moments TV Show.

Tanya Roberts
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Roberts started out as a model before moving on to appear in ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘A Time to Kill’

Roberts, a Bronx-born beauty, began her career as a model in New York City. Eventually, she would appear on the cover of Playboy.

The commercial model began working in off-Broadway theater productions, as well as in small roles in films such as the crime drama Finger, the comedy The Yum-Yum girls, and the horror film Forced entry. The actress was hand-picked to play Julie Rogers in the final season of Angels of Charles before playing the geologist Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film Time to kill opposite Roger Moore.

The one-time Bond girl won a choice career as Midge, the quintessential MILF (and wife to Bob Pinciotti, played by Don Stark) on the beloved sitcom ’70s exhibition. She left ’70s exhibition after the third season – just to return for a sporadic appearance during seasons 6 and 7 – as her husband, screenwriter Barry Roberts, was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He died in 2006, after being married for more than 30 years.

Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in 'A Time to Kill'
Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in ‘A Time to Kill’ | Keith Hamshere / Getty Images

She was introduced to one of the most memorable scenes from the ‘That’ 70s Show ‘

As a result of Roberts’ death, fans followed ’70s exhibition on social media to celebrate some of her favorite moments on the sitcom.

Roberts was known for her humorous and one-lined scenes in her character role as Donna’s ultra-sexy and expressive, but often unconscious, mother. In fact, one of the most memorable scenes in the show – which was later used in commercial products to promote the sitcom – featured Roberts prominently.

In the sixth program of ’70s exhibition season 3, “Eric’s Panties,” Donna overcame insecurity in her relationship with Eric (Topher Grace) after discovering a secret pair of panties in his Vista Cruiser. But while she was against her boyfriend about her damn find, Midge ran in to reveal that they really were runs panties – that she went off while she dared to go with Bob in the back of Eric ‘s car.

The strong comments from Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) when they realized that Eric may have just been busy with the two Donna and her beautiful mother became one of the most enduring of priceless moments.

Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Don Stark, Tanya Roberts, Mila Kunis, Lisa Robin Kelly, Debra Jo Rupp, and Kurtwood Smith
Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Don Stark, Tanya Roberts, Mila Kunis, Lisa Robin Kelly, Debra Jo Rupp, and Kurtwood Smith | FOX Image Collection via Getty Images

Fans also remembered how the Bond girl went into feminism on display

’70s exhibition he also praised Roberts ‘history as Bond’ s daughter. In season 2, episode 16, “The First Time,” Bob and Midge renewed their oaths. Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn, and Barbara Carrera were guests as Midge’s bridesmaids and hit the “007 Theme” in homage to the spy who romance them all.

Despite her reputation as a ditzy bombshell, Roberts’ character also explored female images and sometimes imparted valuable wisdom to a girl. In the fourth episode of the first season, “Battle of the Sexists,” Midge told her daughter not to worry too much about men getting the upper hand. “Honey, men don’t rule the world,” she told her with a wink.

In the 24thth program of ’70s exhibition Season 1, “Hyde Moves In,” Roberts had a funny exchange with Bob about the “sexual nature of English” between her Woman Warrior meetings. After reminding Bob that we should say “postwoman” instead of “postman,” he replied by calling her “womaniac.” ”

Roberts ’campy, contradictory nature on display – flirtatious and family-friendly, bombshell and feminine, blissfully ignorant and clever – made Midge a popular character among ’70s exhibition spectators.

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