When Eric invites Mitch to join the kids in the basement:
Hyde: Forman, why’d you invite him over? You were almost out of there, and you turned back around.
Kelso: There’s only two times in life that you turn back around: basketball and runway modelling.
Fez: No, and square dancing. It’s called a do-si-do.
Season 6, Episode 19
The funny/sad part is that you don’t turn around in a do-si-do…
When Kitty finds out Hyde and Jackie are dating:
Kitty: “You kids switch partners more than square dancers.”
Season 5, Episode 1
See also: Square Dancing on That 70s Show
Let’s do “something old-fashioned and weird”. (The Next Step: Season 3, Episode 17)
This one at least gets points for having an African American character saying it’s one of his favourite hobbies, and for having one of the characters suggest that square dancing needs an image change. Points off for adding line dancing at the end and making it seem more contemporary and fun.
When Red and Eric forget Kitty’s birthday, they agree to do something that she wants that is “the most horrible thing in the world”. (That 70s Show: Season 3, Episode 17)
This is, unfortunately, another example of how square dancing has a negative image in popular culture. The dancers in this video are not following what the caller is saying, the costumes are the usual ridiculous froofy dresses, and the music is hokey. That 70s Show was very popular when it was on the air, so it is too bad that this opportunity to show how fun square dancing can be was missed.
Unfortunately, this video is incomplete, but you can see how a caller was introduced on a television show to explain about square dancing. This is a good way to promote square dancing to a wider audience.
Caller: Buddy Weaver