That '70s Show

Eric's Buddy

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 12/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Eric has a new friend and Steven and Kelso can't stand it. Steven doesn't like him because he's rich and Eric doesn't give him a ride home anymore because Buddy has a Trans Am. Kelso, on the other hand, seems like a worried spouse. Eric starts to feel uncomfortable around him however when Buddy makes a move on him. Buddy apparently thought that Eric was also gay. And Red makes his first sale.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Brazill

  • Wendy Worthington

    Customer #1

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Julie Claire

    Customer #2

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Eric's Buddy

    By WhitneyMuse1, Jan 16, 2012

  • this was really funny

    By futuramarama, Apr 06, 2011

  • Eric has a new friend and Steven and Kelso can't stand it. Steven doesn't like him because he's rich and Eric doesn't give him a ride home anymore because Buddy has a Trans Am. Buddy makes a move on him.

    By Collegebound06, Dec 21, 2006

  • Homosexuality in the 70s.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 05, 2008

  • Eric starts hanging out with rich-kid, Buddy Morgan. They develop a good friendship until Buddy busts a move on Eric.

    By pudgebyrd722, Oct 26, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (waiting for Eric and wondering where he is) Kelso: Maybe we should check the school morgue. Hyde: Kelso, the school doesn't have a morgue. Kelso: Then what do we pay all those taxes for? Hyde: You know what kills me? You do better in school than I do.

    • Kelso: I don't see why you can't just serve us our food, Frank. We are paying customers, you know? Frank: Hey, I did not lose a leg in Vietnam so that I could serve hot dogs to teenagers. Kelso: You have both your legs, Frank. Frank: Like I said, I did not lose a leg in Vietnam.

    • Hyde: So, Forman? Now that the scary kids are gone, is Buddy gay? Eric: Well, I don't think it's really my place to... Hyde and Donna: He's gay.

    • Donna: Where’s Buddy? Eric: Oh, Buddy! Um. Well, Buddy got busy, so... Jackie: I mean, I'm sure he has a lot to do. He is "popular." Fez: Yes and so obviously gay! Jackie: Buddy is not gay! Kelso: Please, Fez. That's just stupid! If Buddy was gay he would have been all over me!

    • Kelso: I miss Eric. Jackie: Well, you still have me. Kelso: It's not the same Jackie! I can talk to Eric about things that…that I can't talk about with you. Jackie: Ok, well like what. Kelso: Well, for instance, the annoying things that you do.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode was nominated for a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award in the category of "Outstanding TV - Individual Episode."

    Trivia (1)

    • The music used in this episode was: Rebel, Rebel (1974) by David Bowie; Best Friend (1969) by Harry Nilsson.

    Allusions (4)

    • Donna (to Hyde and Kelso): Shaggy, Scooby, we've got company. This refers to the characters from The Scooby Doo Show, a cartoon which ran from 1976 to 1978 but was based on another Scooby Doo program, which had run earlier in the 70s.

    • Buddy: That was a great movie. Eric: Yeah. I mean, who would have thought working at a car wash could be so much fun? This refers to the 1976 Richard Pryor movie Car Wash.

    • (while watching TV) Fez: They're finally getting off the island. Eric: No, Fez, they're not getting off the island. Fez: But they have a coconut radio. What could go wrong? This refers to Gilligan's Island, a half-hour weekly sitcom that ran from 1964 to 1967; the characters were always devising wacky ways, many of which involved coconuts, to get off the island they were stranded on.

    • Hyde (to Kelso): Calm down, Lassie. I'm sure Timmy's just fine. This refers to the weekly, half-hour TV show Lassie which ran from 1954 to 1973; Lassie was a dog who always saved the day and Timmy was one of his owners (from 1957 to 1964).

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