That '70s Show

The Battle of Evermore (a.k.a. Pioneer Days)

Season 5, Ep 17, Aired 2/26/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Things are still bad between Red and Eric, so Kitty signs them up for the Point Place Paul Bunyan Pioneer Days Jamboree. The estranged men must work together in order to beat Charlie and Mitch, an obnoxious father/son team who have won the past two years. Meanwhile, Hyde doesn't understand why Leo hasn't called him back to work in a while. He takes the gang to the Foto Hut only to find the place has been completely cleaned out.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bonnie Turner

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Rob Des Hotel

  • Philip Stark

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • NOOOO... Leo is gone

    By tigerdude22, Jun 21, 2011

  • pioneer days

    By thefanof, Jul 06, 2010

  • The legacy of Mitch is born...

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 30, 2008

  • Leos gone!

    By exterminator25, Aug 09, 2007

  • Leo's gone to a better place... out of Wisconsin!

    By jimbo_001, May 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Charlie: You let me down, Son. I thought you were better than that. Mitch: Oh, what are you gonna do, lock me in the closet again? (to everyone) He locks me in the closet! Charlie: It's a walk-in!

    • Charlie: Mitch, they're winning! What happened to your magic fingers? Mitch: Get off my back, old man!

    • Red: So, I guess this is the way an immature, engaged, high school dumb-ass with no car, no job, and no money trims the hedges. Hyde: That was, like, eight burns in one sentence. Donna: An octoburn! Let's get the hell out of here.

    • Charlie: Well, howdy, newcomers. I'm Charlie Miller. You can call me Charlie. This is my son, Mitch. Mitch: You can call me Ladies' Man. Charlie (laughs): Ladies' Man. Mitch: Did somebody call me? Red: I'm Red Forman. This is my son, Eric. You can call him dumb-ass.

    • (when they find someone lying on Leo's apartment floor) Kelso: I'm going to kick him, see if he's okay. Hyde: No! Kelso: Well, at least throw something at him. If he's asleep, he'll wake up, and if he's dead, you can say you threw something at a dead guy.

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    Notes (2)

    • Bobcat Goldthwait was credited as "Special Guest Appearance", and his name was listed as 'Bob Goldthwait'.

    • Garvin Eddy (Production Designer) and Tara Stephenson (Set Decorator) were nominated for an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series" for their work on this episode.

    Trivia (4)

    • In the scene where Eric and Red are supposed to be chopping logs, you can clearly see that the other team's logs are already vertically cut in half.

    • Jackie: If we had a credit card, I'd be butt-deep in Jordache right now. Jordache was the name of a popular designer brand of jeans in the 70s.

    • Eric (to Red): Well, let's see... you took away my keys, so I can't drive, and you took away my job, so I can't afford a new hubcap. You also took away my self-esteem, so I have no pride in my job or my possessions. Red took away the Vista Cruiser in I Can't Quit You Baby as a punishment for Eric going to California; he fired Eric from his job at Price Mart in Whole Lotta Love.

    • Hyde: Man, I don't know what the hell the deal is with Leo. He told me to take a week off from the Foto Hut two weeks ago, and I haven't heard from him since. This is the first time that the show addresses Leo's absence. His last appearance in an episode was in season 4, in Eric's False Alarm. In reality, Tommy Chong was arrested and in September 2003 was sentenced to 9 months in jail for distributing drug paraphernalia.

    Allusions (1)

    • Red: You know, we're getting killed here thanks to you screwing up that last event. All you had to do was build a cabin out of Lincoln Logs! Eric: Well, I thought I'd score some extra points by building the Millennium Falcon. Red: The Millennium what? If that's a Star Wars thing, I'm going to kick you in the ass. Eric: It's not a Star Wars thing. It's a very rare falcon... that can do the Kessel run in under six parsecs. Star Wars (1977) comes up many times in this series, and Eric is an avid fan of the movie. However, in the movie, Han Solo brags to Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi that the Millennium Falcon can make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs.

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