That '70s Show

Water Tower

Season 1, Ep 21, Aired 6/14/99
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  • Episode Description
  • The guys paint a pot leaf on the water tower and Kelso falls off trying to fix it because everyone thinks it looks like the finger. Instead of going to the hospital they go to Eric's cause his mom's a nurse. When Eric goes to get her he walks in on his parents having sex. Having trouble sleeping and not being able to look his parents in the eyes leads his parents to believe he's on drugs.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Terry Turner

  • Mila Kunis

    Jackie Burkhart

  • Jackie Behan

  • Linda Wallem

  • Mark Brazill

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • superb

    By futuramarama, Aug 17, 2011

  • 121

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 10, 2008

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 10, 2010

  • Kelso falls off the water tower while the gang is painting a potleaf on it, and Eric encounters the scariest thing of his life when he walks in on his parents having sex.

    By pudgebyrd722, Nov 28, 2009

  • Funniest episode ever!

    By rongie, Feb 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • (Eric has just walked in on his parents having sex) Eric: Okay, uh, we need to get to the hospital now. Kelso: But what about your mom? Eric (shouting): Don't you dare talk about my mother!

    • (sitting atop the water tower) Jackie: Oh my god. From up here, Point Place looks just like Paris. Donna: You think that looks like Paris? No wonder you think Kelso could be a model. Kelso: Whoa! I could so be a model.

    • Hyde: Okay. All right. Do you remember that time when I was climbing your fence, and I hit my forehead on that tree branch, and I fell into your yard, and your dog Yogi came out of the house and bit me twice on the ass? Kelso (laughing): Yeah, you bled and you cried. Hyde: I bled. I didn't cry. Kelso: Yeah, you did. You bled and you cried. Hyde: And you laughed, man. A lot. While I was bleeding... You see my point? Kelso: Yeah, it's funny when friends get hurt. Hyde: Close enough.

    • (after Eric tells Donna he saw his parents having sex) Donna: I could remember like little bits of naked skin peeking through the holes of the hammock. Eric: Wow. It’s weird but knowing what you went through just makes me feel so much better ‘cause you’re like totally over it, aren’t you? Donna: And later they came inside and they had like this checkerboard pattern all over their arms and legs! And my dad laughed and said they fell asleep on the hammock. But I knew it was a lie. I knew what he did to my mom!

    • Red: Are you on dope? Are you? Kitty: Because, because, we can help get you clean. There's counseling, hospitalization-- Red: My foot kicking your ass.

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    Trivia (3)

    • At the beginning of the episode, Jackie is wearing a T-shirt with a picture of herself on the front; this type of t-shirt with iron-on pictures were quite popular in the 70s, although most people did not wear one with a picture of themself on it.

    • The music used in this episode was: A Place in the Sun (1977) by Pablo Cruise; Tell Me Something Good (1974) by Rufus & Chaka Kahn; The Things We Do For Love (1977) by 10CC; The End (1967) by The Doors.

    • When Eric and his family are eating dinner and he starts imagining Red and Kitty naked, you can see that Kitty is wearing a tube top, and is not actually naked.

    Allusions (2)

    • Kelso: No, wait, Jackie, that's crazy. Hyde's like my best friend. Jackie: No. Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers were best friends. This refers to the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian's Song, starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams as two football players who become best friends; Sayers eventually helps nurse Piccolo through his cancer.

    • Fez: Boy, these After School Specials are thrilling. I mean, who knew it takes only one beer to turn a cheerleader into a whore? After School Specials were made-for-TV movies aimed at teenagers that ran from 1972 to 1992 and featured popular teen actors. They dealt with social problems affecting teens, such as teenage drinking, drug use, sex, divorce, bullying and sexual abuse.

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