That '70s Show

Trampled Under Foot (a.k.a. Fez Gets Dumped)

Season 5, Ep 21, Aired 4/9/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Nina breaks up with Fez, although he doesn't realize it until the gang sets him straight. It turns out that Nina thinks Fez is too needy. As for the others, they decide to rejuvenate their dull lives by finding another friend to hang out with. Kitty has one candidate in mind, but she has an ulterior motive.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Terry Turner

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Mark Brazill

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Michael Kelso

  • Danny Masterson

    Steven Hyde

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Lance reminds me of Mitch.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 30, 2008

  • It's not me, it's you - what a way to get dumped!

    By jimbo_001, May 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Nina: Fez, you know I've had a lot of fun hanging out with you. Fez: Hey, thirty-seven times of fun, to be exact. It would have been thirty-eight, but you know... and then again, I apologize... now, enjoy your meal. If you need me, I'll be smelling your neck. Nina: (moves away) Fez, I'm starting to feel like I need some space. But I want you to know, it's not you, it's me. Fez: Okay. Well, I guess tonight, I'll be doing number 12,377 of the other thing.

    • Red: You know, instead of adding someone, maybe you should think about weeding out a few. (to Hyde) Like you... (to Kelso) and you and... (to Eric) you. Eric: I'm your son! Red: I can't play favorites.

    • Lance: Mrs. Forman, I think we both know the real reason you invited me over here. You're after Mother's coveted peach cobbler recipe, no? Kitty: Your mom makes peach cobbler? I had no idea! Lance: Please, let's speak frankly. I have something you want, and you have something I want. Kitty: We're not in a... in a position to just give you Donna. Red: We could give you Eric!

    • (after swapping recipes) Lance: Excellent. Mother will be most pleased. Kitty: You be sure to say 'hi'. Such a nice lady. Lance: Please, Mrs. Forman, there's no need to keep up the charade. Kitty: Fine. She's cold. Get out.

    • Fez: You know what, Nina? There's only one Fez. And that is a Fez with needs. And if you don't like that, then we shouldn't be together. Nina: But, Fez, I... Fez: Shhhh! Sorry, Baby, it's over. Oh, and, Nina, it's not me, it's you.

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    Notes (2)

    • Samm Levine (Lance Crawford) was credited as "Special Guest Appearance".

    • Hyde first mentions the car that runs on water in the series premiere.

    Trivia (3)

    • Donna: You guys, we're going to graduate in two months, and there is a whole town out there, just waiting for us. This puts the date of this episode some time in April, 1978.

    • The gang sees Fez's bedroom for the first time, and they're amazed by all the stuff he has, especially the race car bed. This bedroom is very different from the one that we saw in season 2's Jackie Moves On, when he called Jackie from his room to ask her out on a date. At that time, his room was very plain.

    • Kelso is wearing a t-shirt with Dirty Harry on it saying "Go Ahead, Make My Day". Sudden Impact was the first Dirty Harry movie to use that expression and that film didn't come out until 1983.

    Allusions (1)

    • This episode contains many references to The Six Million Dollar Man; at the beginning of the episode, that's the show that the gang is watching on TV in Eric's basement. Fez's fantasy of being rebuilt so that he's not so needy also references the opening "rebuilding" operation scene from the show, particularly Hyde's line, "We have the technology."

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