That '70s Show

Going To California

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 9/17/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Donna has had enough of the Golden State. She misses Eric, who, although she doesn't know it, is headed West - despite his parents' objections - to declare his love and bring her home. Kelso, however, has decided he has found the woman of his dreams in Annette, who is beautiful and believes in him. Back in Wisconsin, Jackie is a changed woman, thanks to a change in boyfriends.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Chris Peterson

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Bryan Moore

  • Catherine Gurbaxani Wright

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • whoa I did not see that happening

    By dragondude4, Aug 18, 2010

  • Eric finally decides to do something useful during his summertime by going to California to rescue Donna back; Hyde and Jackie hook up.

    By pudgebyrd722, Sep 12, 2009

  • What a surprise!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 29, 2008

  • What happened to Donna and Kelso?

    By addict666, Feb 03, 2008

  • A lot can change in a couple of months...

    By jimbo_001, May 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Annette: So I said to Michael, "You're not supposed to eat the plastic wrapping," and that's how we met. Eric: My god. It's like Love Story.

    • Donna: I don't know anybody else. California people are freaks! Like that guy: You can't smoke that out here! I miss Eric... This guy even looks like Eric... Oh my God!... Eric!

    • (Eric has just returned from California; Red and Kitty know that he went) Kitty: What do you have to say for yourself? Eric: I... I brought you a sea shell. Red: Just get in the damn house!

    • Kelso: Did you look at [Annette]? She's so hot she could be a robot.

    • Red: Let me tell you something. If the US Government decides to stick a tracking device up your ass, you say "Thank you!" ...And "God bless America!"

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    Notes (2)

    • The opening credits used from this episode no longer feature Tommy Chong as Leo. The same opening sequence was used, but the scene with Leo and all the guys was replaced by the scene with only Kitty, Donna and Jackie. This version of the opening sequence is the one that lasted the longest. It was used until the season 7 finale.

    • This episode was supposed to be the first part of a 3-part story-arc.

    Trivia (3)

    • From the beginning of season one to this episode, Kelso & Jackie have broken up 5 times, the most for a couple in the entire series. Their longest relationship lasted from mid-Season 3 to the 2nd-last episode of Season 4; their shortest lasted only one episode in the Season 4 finale.

    • The music used in this episode was: California Sun (1977) by Ramones; Hot Child In The City (1978) by Nick Gilder; You Make Loving Fun (1977) by Fleetwood Mac; Right Back Where We Started From (1976) by Maxine Nightingale; Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966) by The Beach Boys.

    • When Annette goes to cool off, she picks up a pail of water to dump over herself, but she is already soaking wet.

    Allusions (1)

    • All the episodes in season five are named after Led Zeppelin songs.

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