Netflix has released a scene from That ’90s Show featuring cameos by That ’70s Show stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. The long-running sitcom launched in 1998 and ran for eight seasons, with Kunis starring as Jackie Burkhart and Kutcher as Michael Kelso. In the scene, Red and Kitty learn that Eric’s daughter Leia is dating a young man named Jay, “Jay Kelso”. At that point, Ashton Kutcher steps into the kitchen to declare that Jay has his “dad’s good looks” and his mom’s brains”.
He then proceeds to give the young couple a little bit of advice, saying: “If you jump off that cliff, do it naked okay because when you hit the water at the right angle, it’s like doing it with a lake.” He then goes on to discuss Red’s grandaughter’s “intentions with my boy.” Jackie and Michael’s relationship is clearly as complicated as ever. They’re actually on the way to their second re-marriage when they pop by the Formans’ abode. Some things never change.
In the original run of That ’70s Show, Jackie dated three members of her friendship group: Kelso, Steven Hyde and Fez. By the time the series came to an end, Jackie was dating Fez, so her and Michael’s relationship implies that things didn’t end well for the couple. All the better for Kelso.
There’s an element of art imitating life in this scene. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis met on the set of That ’70 Show but didn’t start a relationship until nearly a decade later, following Kutcher’s divorce from Demi Moore and Kunis’ separation from longtime boyfriend Macaulay Culkin
Following a chance meeting at a party in 2012, the couple began a relationship, marrying a few years later in 2015. They welcomed their first son in 2014 and their second in 2016. “My husband and I are together in it [That ’90s Show], which is weird because we shouldn’t have been,” Kunis told AV Club.
She continued: “I called BS. I was like, ‘My character would be with Fez.’ I think that I ended up with Wilmer’s [Valderrama] character. And I was like, ‘Why are you and I together?’ And also, he was married when ’70s ended to Shannon Elizabeth’s character, I think. And now we’re like, 20 years, no 16 years later, whatever it is, and now [Kelso and I] are married with a kid, and I was like, ‘I don’t know about this one.'” The writers of That ’90s Show clearly had a heap of fun writing this script.
Check out the clip below.