That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 20

A New Hope

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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