That '70s Show

FOX (ended 2006)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 8 : Ep 22

    That '70s Finale

    Aired 5/18/06

  • S 8 : Ep 21

    Love Of My Life

    Aired 5/18/06

  • S 8 : Ep 20

    Leaving Home Ain't Easy

    Aired 5/11/06

  • S 8 : Ep 19

    Sheer Heart Attack

    Aired 5/4/06

  • S 8 : Ep 18

    We Will Rock You

    Aired 5/4/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kurtwood Smith

    Red Forman

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso (Season 1 - Season 7)

  • Tommy Chong

    Leo (Season 4, Season 8)

  • Don Stark

    Bob Pinciotti

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Beulah Burkhart

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  • show Description
  • Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab cola and Farrah Fawcett posters, THAT '70s SHOW returns for an eighth season as it continues to flash back to the "Me Decade." With changes in their lives and adjustments being made, the gang from Point Place is moving onward and upward in season eight of THAT '70s SHOW. While the kids continue to make the sometimes bumpy and often hilarious transition into adulthood, the parents are forced to deal with an empty nest. DONNA (Laura Prepon) grows more popular at the radio station and realizes that a long-distance relationship with Eric isn't going to work, so she starts dating again, eventually meeting the person who may actually be "the one." HYDE (Danny Masterson) runs a successful record store – with Leo (Tommy Chong) as his slacker employee – and makes a final decision about his complicated relationship with JACKIE (Mila Kunis). Meanwhile, FEZ (Wilmer Valderrama) reveals more about his family and home country as he grows into quite the local Lothario. And at the Formans', KITTY (Debra Jo Rupp) has problems with no kids in the house, while RED (Kurtwood Smith) has problems because it still seems like there are always kids in the house. The eighth season of THAT '70s SHOW will continue the signature elements that have made the series a hit, including the surreal dream sequences, the 360-degree basement scenes and the classic '70s score. The retro series has featured numerous '70s icons since its premiere, including Gloria Gaynor, Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce, Charo, Alice Cooper, Marion Ross, Eve Plumb, Ted Nugent, Howard Hesseman, Valerie Harper and Roger Daltrey. Additionally, stars such as Luke Wilson, Lindsay Lohan, Jack Osbourne, Brooke Shields, Seth Green, Jessica Simpson and Shannon Elizabeth have also made guest appearances. (FOX Season 8 Press Release)moreless

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  • Quotes (1505)

    • Kitty: Well, the kids are off. I wonder where they went. Red: Out of town. Kitty: How do you know? Red: I told them not to.

    • Eric: If my dad catches me copping beers he'll kill me. Hyde: I'm willing to take that risk.

    • Red: If I find one beer can in that car, it's over! Kitty: And no donuts either! Ants!

    • Donna: Oh, have I told you how incredibly attractive you are Eric? Eric: No. Kelso: You told me he was cute. Donna: No I didn't. Kelso: I remember, 'cause you said not to say anything in front of Eric.

    • (Eric's car battery is dead) Randy (The Mechanic): So, what, you want a battery? 'Cause I can get you a battery. Eric: Are they cheap, or possibly free? Randy (The Mechanic): Thirty-two bucks, minimum. Kelso: Alright, I'll tell you what. We'll trade you our battery plus five bucks for one of your batteries.

    • Fez: I might not say this right because I am new to English, but she has tremendous breasts, yes?

    • Kelso: What happened to your dad's hair? Donna: He got a permanent. Kelso: So that's permanent?

    • Bob: Red, a Toyota? Red: Yeah, it's mine. I tell you the last time I was that close to a Japanese machine, it was shooting at me.

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    Notes (178)

    • Meg Liberman and Marc Hirschfeld were nominated for an Artios Award (given by the Casting Society of America, USA) for "Best Casting for TV, Comedy Pilot" for this episode.

    • Mila Kunis actually embellished her age at her audition, claiming that she would be 18 on her birthday, but did not specify how many birthdays away that was; she was fourteen at the time. According to the interview, the producers were very surprised when she told them she would need a set teacher because she was underage.

    • This is the only episode not directed by David Trainer. It is most likely due to the fact that when networks give shows the green light to film a pilot, they are not sure which directors they will have for the bulk of the season if the show is picked up. Therefore, this might explain why Terry Hughes directed only the pilot before they found their permanent director, David Trainer.

    • There used to be a studio musician who worked for the jazz-rock duo Steely Dan named Jackie Kelso and they wrote a song called "The Fez." Coincidence?

    • The working titles for the show included Feelin' All Right, The Kids Are Alright, Reeling in the Years and Teenage Wasteland.

    • Guest starring Danny Bonaduce, which sets a trend of using '70s TV and music icons as guest stars. That was used throughout the run of the show, from Alice Cooper to Jamie Farr. This trend could ultimately be one of things the series will best be known for.

    • This is the only episode in which Donna is noted as having a younger sister. Donna's lost sister is also mentioned at the end of an episode in season two, when they show a soap opera-type cliffhanger where Midge wonders what happened to Tina.

    • Melina Root (Costume Designer) won an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Costume Design for a Series" for her work in this episode.

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    Trivia (343)

    • This is the only episode in which Eric calls Red "Pop." In every other episode he calls him "Dad" (or "Sir.")

    • The music used in this episode was: Love Will Keep Us Together (1975) by Captain & Tennille; Jackie Blue (1974) by Ozark Mountain Daredevils; Space Truckin' (1972) by Deep Purple; I Saw the Light (1972) by Todd Rundgren; Hello It's Me (1972) by Todd Rundgren.

    • Donna calls Eric a "17-year-old man" even though he turns 17 in the next episode. Response: This is a casual remark. It's said only days before Eric turns 17 and it's not strange for a person to refer to their age rounded up when your birthday is within a few days or weeks.

    • In the scene where Eric steals two beers from the bar in front of Red, when Eric talks about getting the cruiser, he holds up two cans of beer: one is upside down and the other is not. In the next cut both are upside down. Note also that the people in the background changes between the cuts.

    • (looking out the Pinciotti's kitchen door window) Kitty: My lord, Laurie's leaving! The window in the Pinciotti's kitchen door looks out onto the back yard, which is fenced in with a board fence. The Forman's house is on the opposite side of the Pinciotti's house and can't be seen from the kitchen.

    • The music used in this episode was: The Rubberband Man (1976) by The Spinners; Laughter in the Rain (1974) by Neil Sedaka.

    • Donna has another sister named Valerie who is off at college mentioned in this episode. When Kitty and Midge are in the kitchen and Kitty is upset, Midge gives her a book of poetry and tells her that she used it to get through a tough time when Valerie went off to college. Valerie is never mentioned again. Donna has another sister named Tina that is mentioned in the episode Eric's Burger Job. So apparently Bob and Midge had three kids.

    • In the scene in school cafeteria, Eric and the gang form Leonardo da Vinci's classic "Last Supper", with Eric in the center as Jesus. Coincidentally, the picture itself is painted on the wall of the refectory of the convent Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, and a refectory is nearly the same as a cafeteria.

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    Allusions (242)

    • After the opening credits, the gang is watching The Brady Bunch on TV. The Brady Bunch was a weekly half-hour show which originally ran from 1969 to 1974, and then was syndicated.

    • Kelso (referring to Todd Rundgren): He's no Frampton. This refers to Peter Frampton, whose album "Frampton Comes Alive" was huge in 1976.

    • Donna: It's still three naked women with a dog. Fez: I want to be the Hooterville dog. The gang is watching Petticoat Junction, which was a weekly half-hour series that ran from 1963 to 1970. The opening sequence of that TV series showed three women bathing in the town water tower with a dog.

    • (referring to President Ford) Kitty: You voted for Gerald Ford. Red: Kitty, no one voted for Gerald Ford. Gerald R. Ford was the 38th president of the United States of America. He was not elected, but was the first Vice President chosen under the terms of the 25th Ammendment, taking office after Richard M. Nixon resigned in August, 1974.

    • Kitty: What is it with you young people and Columbo? Columbo was a popular show, starring the trenchcoat-wearing Peter Falk, which ran for seven seasons from 1968.

    • Jackie: It's just like in West Side Story. If Maria beat Tony in one-on-one, they never would've fallen in love. Donna: Yeah, then Tony never would've been killed in that knife fight. The 1961 film West Side Story was directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. It won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture. However, in the film, Tony is not killed in a knife fight. He is shot by Chino.

    • Jackie (on phone): Barbara Streisand becomes this huge star, right? But Kris Kristofferson could not take it anymore. So he drinks and drinks and crashes his car. Isn't that romantic? Jackie is describing the 1976 movie A Star Is Born, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("Evergreen") the following year.

    • Eric: You're right, Jackie. The Fonz could beat up Bruce Lee. The Fonz is from Happy Days, which ran from 1974 to 1984. Bruce Lee played Kato on The Green Hornet which ran from 1966 to 1967, as well as appearing as that character on "Batman", and was famous for kung-fu type movies such as "Enter The Dragon" in 1973.

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