That '70s Show

Ramble On (a.k.a. Promise Ring Redux)

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 11/12/02
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  • Episode Description
  • In a romantic moment, Donna presents Eric with a ring, much like the promise ring that he gave her, and caused their break up. For Donna, the ring symbolizes their enduring love and committment; for Eric, it symbolizes ugliness. To protect Donna's feelings, he decides not to say anything, but the secret gains a life of its own. Kitty is determined not to let menopause affect her life, but has a hard time living up to her committment.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Melina Root

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Tricia Kangrga

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Toti Levine

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Eric gets a man-ring from Donna

    By tigerdude22, Jul 21, 2011

  • ramble on

    By thefanof, Aug 16, 2010

  • Eric gets a man-ring.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 29, 2008

  • A promise ring in reverse.

    By jimbo_001, May 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Eric: Well... did you see that? I told you the truth and we got into a fight. My dad told my mom she's pleasant, a whopper of a lie, and they've been married 150 years. Donna: I don't care. I want you to tell me the truth all the time. Eric: No, no, you don't. It's like when women ask whether or not their outfit makes them look fat. How many men tell them they look fat? Zero. How many women look fat? Not zero.

    • Kelso: Man, that is one big bad-ass ring. Hey, maybe people will think that you won the Super Bowl. Hyde: Nah, nobody will believe that. But he could be the sick little boy that the whole team rallies around.

    • (Kitty is crying because she won't be able to have more kids) Red: Oh Kitty, it's okay. You've still got Eric. He's sort of a baby. I'll make him cry if you want.

    • Donna: How could you lose it?! I told you it was a symbol of our loving freakin' relationship!

    • Eric: Donna, maybe I'm just not a man-ring kind of guy. I mean, I like man... pants and man shirts.

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    Notes (2)

    • Charlie McDaniel (Re-recording Mixer), Craig Porter (Re-recording Mixer), and Vince Rohr (Production Sound Mixer) were nominated for an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special" for their work on episodes 5 through 10 of this season.

    • Melina Root (Costume Designer) and Johnny Foam (Costume Supervisor) were nominated for an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Costumes for a Series" for their work in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • The music used in this episode was: Me And Mrs. Jones (1972) by Billy Paul; Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1974) by Steely Dan; Baker Street (1978) by Gerry Rafferty.

    Allusions (1)

    • The scene in the basement, when Kelso fantasizes what it would be like if the ring gave Eric super-powers, is a parody of SuperFriends, a 1973 animated series. In the fantasy scene, Eric is Superman, Donna is Wonder Woman, Fez is Aquaman, Kelso is Batman, Jackie is Jayna, Hyde is Zan, and Red is Dr. Bald

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