In an interview with, Don Stark shed some light on the origins of Bob Pinciotti’s toupee and how the “That ’70s Show” episode involving the big reveal came to be. “When I started the show, I was heavy, and I had lost a lot of weight. So they wanted my character to really be that guy who hit the jackpot and was with Midge (Tanya Roberts). They came up with that [by doing] the wig, and that was a very funny episode,” he explained during the 2017 chat, giving “Burning Down the House” some high praise alongside a few other episodes that he’d consider some of his favorites.
Regardless of his ability to grow hair, it was always a delight seeing Bob on “That ’70s Show,” hence why the character is so fondly remembered all these years later. Therefore, one would have to imagine that he’s a shoo-in for the upcoming sequel series, “That ’90s Show,” from Netflix. After all, everyone from Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty Forman (Debra Jo Rupp) to Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Leo (Tommy Chong) will make a return. Sadly, however, Stark has yet to be announced as a member of the cast (via). With Bob moving to Florida at the end of “That ’70s Show,” it would make sense for him not to pop up in Point Place, Wisconsin anyway.
Even if the minds behind “That ’90s Show” don’t find a way to finagle Don Stark onto the cast list, at least we have countless memories of Bob Pinciotti from “That ’70s Show” to enjoy — especially his dramatic confession to wearing a toupee.