That '70s Show

Battle of the Sexists

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 9/20/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Red's hours at the plant are cut, so he fills his free time fixing things around the house, much to Kitty's dismay. Donna beats Eric at basketball, which sets off series of contests between them. Midge and Kitty each give their kids some pointers on harmonious relationships. The guys tease Kelso for being “pig-whipped” by Jackie.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John L. Schwab

    Writers' Assistant

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Mark Hudis

  • Danny Masterson

    Steven Hyde

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Man,Eric was really a wimp back then

    By AnnieClare13, Apr 13, 2013

  • Donna beats Eric at basketball as she shows her dominance over him

    By 70sshowisnum1, Aug 01, 2007

  • Eric gets teased when the guys find out Donna beats him in a game of basketball.

    By pudgebyrd722, Oct 26, 2009

  • Woman empowerment!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 16, 2008

  • Could have been funnier

    By krazy4crack, Feb 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Fez: She [Jackie] will crush him [Kelso], yes? Hyde: Like the spirit of your Mayan forefathers. Fez (laughing): My forefathers were not Mayan. Hyde: Like anyone cares.

    • Kelso: Geez, if [Red]'s like this now, he's going to be a total headcase when they shut down the plant. He's just going to be this pathetic guy... (Red walks in) Kelso (loudly): ...with breasts the size of watermelons! (pauses) ...is what Moses said to the Egyptians.

    • (talking about how "whipped" Kelso is, imitating Jackie's voice) Hyde: Michael, call me at 8:00. Eric: Michael, do your Chico impression. Fez: Michael, rub oil on my thighs while I spank you. (Kelso, Hyde, and Eric all look at Fez, surprised) Fez: Please, someone else talk now.

    Trivia (1)

    • The music used in this episode was: Let It Ride (1973) by Bachman-Turner Overdrive; Sweet Home Alabama (1973) by Lynyrd Skynyrd; All The Young Dudes (1972) by Mott the Hoople.

    Allusions (5)

    • 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.

    • Kitty: We'll get rid of these chairs and we'll sit on the floor like those nice Japanese people in "Flower Drum Song". "Flower Drum Song" was a Rogers & Hammerstein Broadway musical that was made into a movie in 1961. It is about a Chinese family that comes to the United States. The goof was most likely intentional by the writers.

    • Jackie: Michael, call me tonight at 8:00. Kelso: But that's when "Chico and the Man" is on. Chico and the Man was a half-hour sitcom that ran from 1974 to 1978, starring Freddie Prinze. In 1976, the timeslot for the show moved from 8:30 to 9:00 to 9:30; however, it was never shown at 8:00.

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    • VictoriaSauti Oct 12, 2012

      What was the song used in the background when they were in the circle the first time?

    • peacefulfaery Dec 31, 2012

      are you talking about the song in the smoke scene of episode 4 season 1? I have been trying to search for that song. ;/ cannot find it.