That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 20

A New Hope

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 14, 1999 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A New Hope
The guys go see Star Wars and are all completely blown away by it. Red asks Eric to hang out with his boss’s son now that he’s started working at the plant full-time again. David was an awkward kid the last time Eric saw him, but now he’s a hunk who likes reading Donna’s short stories. Also, Laurie starts hitting on Kelso out of boredom.moreless

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  • question

    season 1 episode 20 what song is playing in the background there in the smoking circle?
  • good

    what i liked- "No way is Star Wars going to be half as good as Planet of the Apes. I mean, those apes were REALLY good actors!", Kelso being obsessed with Star Wars, Red and Kitty seeing Star Wars at the end of the episode, the plot in general, amongst other things.

    ok episode. it's not one of the best or anything but it was an entertaining way to spend a half hour of my time. C+/B- or so as my final grade.moreless
  • Eric and his friends go watch Star Wars at the movies and Eric fantasizes that he's there and all his friends and family too. This was a horrible episode in my opinion. It was so boring. Nothing exciting happened.I fell asleep watching this. haamoreless

    Like I said it sucked rally bad. Nothing exciting happened. It was basically just a filler episode and star wars sucks alot. Worse episode ever.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eric did a bad job at acting. Donna was a biotch and Kelso was being stupid like always. What a waste of time.Jackie was alright and the costumes were corny and unneccassary. It was just a wreack from beginning to end.horrible.
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show that 70s show erik and the gang go and see starwars and they really enjoy the movie and his dad thinks he is getting his job back full time and the dad wants erik to spend time with and old person that they knew from grade school and he keeps spending time with donna and erik thinks he is hitting on her turns out that he is and donna does not trust erik then finds out that planet is not opening its closing for good and erik punches him in the nose and eriks family is going to see starwars and they lik itmoreless
  • My favorite show + My favorite movie= awesomeness

    I love how they bring up Star Wars. I mean I love Star Wars. If only they made a parody star wars episode in that 70's show like they do in family guy.

    Eric=Luke Skywalker Jackie=Stormtroopers

    Hyde=Han Solo Kitty=using R2-D2 as a vacuumcleaner

    Kelso=Han Solo

    Donna=Princess Leia Red=Obi-Wan Kenobi


    Don't know who Vader was.

    Eric fears that he will lose donna

    Red fears that he will loses his job.

    Where Fez is from?

    Then later on the episode Eric later finds out fromthat the plant will be closing soon and hits david in the face And donna got mad will those 2 break up just watch the next epsiode

    Where Fez is from?moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Cocaine (1977) by J. J. Cale;
      Popcorn (1972) by Hot Butter;
      No More Mr. Nice Guy (1973) by Alice Cooper.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Kelso: Laurie, what's going on? You're acting like you're liking me, and that's weird.
      Laurie: It's like I told you Kelso, I'm bored.
      Kelso: Well that's very flattering, but uh, you know, Jackie and I are back together.
      Laurie: Oh. I understand. Do you wanna see my appendix scar?
      Kelso: Once again, (looks at it) what's-her-name and I are back together!

    • Eric: So David, still got that big ol' curve in your spine?
      Fez: Can I see it?

    • (dressed up as storm troopers)
      Jackie: Oh my god, you guys just gotta come over to the dark side!
      Fez: They have free food!

    • (about David)
      Eric: I don't know. If I hit this guy, Donna's just gonna be pissed.
      Kelso: No, man. Chicks dig that stuff! I mean, Leia, right, she acted like she was mad at Han. But I could tell she liked him.
      Hyde: Kelso, man, what are you, an idiot? Leia likes Luke, I mean she kissed him on that bridge!
      Kelso: Uh! Just for luck!

    • Fez: I'm so excited about Star Whores.
      Hyde: Fez man, it's Star Wars.
      Fez: Screw that.
      Hyde: Hey Forman, man, this thing better be good. If I don't see some space jugs, I'm going to be super pissed.
      Eric: Oh, hey, guys, I heard it was okay.
      Kelso: Well, there is no way it's better than the Planet of the Apes. I mean, those apes were really good actors.

    • Donna: Just because a guy pays attention to me, does not mean he wants to get me naked!
      Eric: Oh, grow up!
      Donna: Is that why you paid attention to me?
      Eric: Of course!...not! Of course not! I love your mind. That's the thing I love.

    • Donna: Remember when you beat him up on the playground?
      Eric: I kicked his ass.
      Jackie: Wait. Wasn't he the kid with scoliosis and asthma?
      Eric: Yep. And I kicked his ass.

    • Red: You can hit him in the groin.
      Bob: You can hit him in the groin with a banjo.

    • Red (as Obi-Wan): A Jedi's strength lies in his own... Are you even listening?
      Eric (as Luke): Yes! You were saying... may the force be with me?
      Red (as Obi-Wan): No, I was not. Jedi Knight? Ha! Jedi Dumbass!

    • Bob: Hit him with a banjo!
      Red: A banjo, Bob?
      Bob: Yeah.
      Red: Where is he gonna get a banjo?
      Bob: I don't know. But I saw a guy get hit with a banjo once, and he went down!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The opening theme song doesn't play at the beginning of this episode. Instead, there's a parody of the Star Wars introduction followed by the teaser and a commercial break. The main cast credits are displayed during the teaser.


    • Kitty: This doesn't sound like a nice movie. Now, The Way We Were, that's a nice movie.

      The Way We Were is a 1973 romance movie, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.

    • Kelso: There's no way it's better than The Planet of the Apes.

      The Planet of the Apes was a 1968 movie which spawned a series of sequel movies and a one-season TV show, Planet of the Apes.

    • Episode Title: A New Hope

      This title is also the title of the first Star Wars movie. In this episode the gang goes to see Star Wars and the episode even parodies Star Wars.