|Tina Rose Pinciotti|
|Behind the scenes|
Tina Rose Pinciotti is the younger sister of Donna Pinciotti. She made her first and only appearance in the episode Eric's Burger Job and would shortly after be written off the show, leaving Donna as an only child.
Her only appearance was in the episode "Eric's Burger Job" where she was seen at Donna's party flirting with Fez. There was one other mention of her in a later episode, "Vanstock".
Tina was a redhead like her sister, and she was three years younger. At the time of her only appearance, she was said to be 14. Her sister, Donna, was 17 at the time.
The only other time she was mentioned was in the season 2 episode, "Vanstock," where, in the closing credits, the question of what happened to her was asked. This was a humorous reference to how she disappeared from the show after just one appearance.
In later episodes it was alluded to that Donna was an only child, effectively writing Tina out of the show.however it’s possible she actually still exists and was simply in highschool at the time.
- Tina was written out of the series, either during or after season 1 because the creators wanted Donna to be an only child. After she was gone, there was never any mention of her existence ever again.
- At the end of the episode Vanstock, an announcer for the show, parodying that of a Soap Opera announcer, asked the question "What ever happened to Midge's daughter, Tina?", making a reference to her unexplained removal from the show.
- A similar situation happened in an earlier episode, Eric's Birthday, where Donna mentioned that she had an older sister named Valerie. She was of course, never seen on screen or mentioned again, without any explanation, whatsoever.