That '70s Show

Season 8 Episode 1

Bohemian Rhapsody

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 2005 on FOX
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Bohemian Rhapsody
The eighth season picks up with Kitty and Red discovering their empty nest isn't very empty, even with Eric in Africa. Meanwhile, Hyde returns from Las Vegas, where he went to clear his mind after catching Jackie and Kelso in a compromising position. But when Kelso and Donna tell Jackie that Hyde planned on proposing to her, Jackie tries to win him back, only to discover that what happens in Vegas, doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas.moreless

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  • With Eric and (later on) Kelso gone all Season 8 long, "That 70s Show" will never be the same

    I thought that this was a superb episode of "That 70s Show". With Eric and (later on) Kelso being gone all Season 8 long, this show will never be the same. Even though Season 8 is my least favorite season of the show, it really is not that bad and I don't see why everyone says Season 8 is unwatchable. Sure, the episodes aren't as funny as the first 7 seasons were but it's still funny and pretty good. The first episode of were Eric is gone for the Season 8 premiere and Kitty video taping what things have happened since Eric was gone. Kitty telling Eric the story about how she and Red found the bad of weed in the basement was absolutely hilarious. Kitty doing weed in the bathroom and getting high was hilarious. Fez doing his "Porky Pig" impression was funny. Also, Kitty video taping Red about how Red misses Eric towards the end of the episode was hilarious. It was hilarious Kitty was video taping Hyde and Jackie's argument. My score was a little low because a few scenes were a little dragged. Overall, a superb episode of "That 70s Show" and a superb start for Season 8. 9/10moreless
  • superb

    Kitty tapes her voice and everyone else's to give Eric a taste of what he has been missing ever since he left.

    Hyde punches Kelso in the aftermath of the previous season finale, and Jackie tries to explain what happened, and Hyde reveals he is not ready to get married- yet. Then, a stripper comes in, and we learn Hyde, who had been gone for a month in Vegas, married this stripper. And on this note, the episode ends.

    Great episode. It was funny. I loved Kitty taping Red saying he missed Eric, and I loved Kelso, after being punched in the mouth (I get it!). The delivery of that line had me laughing. And I liked the ending to it. But the show isn't really the same without Eric. I dunno. Overall grade- A-moreless
  • 801

    Solid season premiere that caught us up on last season's finale, and resolves some of the ongoing plots while opening up some new ones. In quality, this was a good season opener. This was probably the only episode in season eight where I didn't feel like they were trying to fill the void of Eric leaving. This episode was focused more on what happened after Eric left. Everything that happens is surprisingly eventful and funny.

    Donna, Kitty, and Fez sitting around recording things for Eric got tiresome after a while. Kitty getting high is definitely the highlight of this episode. Jackie & Hyde's relationship starts to fall apart once they start to rehash what happened in Chicago. It only gets worse, when we learn Hyde married a stripper. I felt like the writers were trying to mess their relationship up. It was at a point, where it could have been fixed, but then it just got a whole lot worse. Kelso being in the first couple episodes this season was smart of the show runners. It didn't feel strange watching this episode, even though Eric wasn't in it. So a solid opener.moreless
  • season 8

    after eric has leave point place and hyde is gone Kitty, Fez and Donna record a tape for Eric telling him things that had happened since he left first kitty did her own circle and jackie left everything of her dream to look for Hyde and too think that the gang's new friend Charlie fell off the water towner and he dies and Hyde came back and i think it's so annoying that Jackie keeps bring up lets get married are we going to get married and Hyde had married a stripper and kelso fell out of the water towner and livesmoreless
  • Poor Eric is off, but, still, a rocky start to a final season.

    Recording a lot in weeks gets pretty exciting. I really think killing off Charlie was pretty bad. And, I didn't like who Hyde married. Ugh.

    But, this episode surrounds moraly, the cahracters comeing BACK to character. Donna is still a maiden of distress, Fez is still funny. Kelso has been funnier, Hyde is the bad boy, and Jackie is still selfish.

    What I still like was that Red was doing what he has always dreamed of; throwing away Eric's stuff!

    And, you gotta love the recording tape Eric will recieve!

    But, still, I hate 3 things about this episode;

    1. Sam.

    2. Charlie dying. I mean, no one dies but him.

    3. Eric leaving. But, that's the least of Season 8's problems.

    Overall, this episode gets 8.1, for being a good and rocky start down the road of the last season of a great series.moreless
Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison


Guest Star

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Michael Kelso

Special Guest Star

Jud Tylor

Jud Tylor


Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The end of the intro still shows a license plate, but now there is no year on it.

    • The opening titles are changed starting with this episode. Instead of the gang singing in the car, the camera does a 360 shot around the circle, in which each cast member sings a line from the song, except Kurtwood Smith who instead gives a look of disgust as the camera pans to him.

      On the note of Kurtwood Smith, remembering all of the other opening title sequences, he is the only cast member to never sing.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Red: Eric, this is a little hard for me because I'm not real emotional, but, I wanted to tell you that.... your G.I. Joes were killed in the Great Dumpster War of 1979.

    • Kelso: Tell you what... that's the last time I'm gonna mess around with a girl with a boyfriend.
      Donna: Kelso, your hand is on my butt.
      Kelso: Come on, he's in Africa.

    • Hyde: Everything I wanted to say was in that one punch. Come on.
      (Hyde helps Kelso get up)
      Kelso: That was a good one too. I peed myself a little on the way down.

    • Kelso: I spilt my soda...Hyde. I don't know what to say.
      Hyde: How about 'ow'?
      Kelso: Why whould I say ow? (Hyde hits Kelso) Ow. (falls to the floor and laughs) I get it!

    • (after Charlie fell off the water tower)
      Donna: That was a pretty awkward landing, I hope he's OK.
      Kelso: Of course he's OK, it's not like anyone's ever died falling off the water tower.
      (next scene)
      Kitty: And so they renamed it The Charlie Richardson Memorial Watertower.

    • Red: If you were feeling blue, you didn't have to turn to drugs. I would have made you a martini.
      (Kitty starts laughing)
      Red: What's so damn funny?
      Hyde: Is it the big head thing?

    • (explaining to Kitty the after-effects of getting high)
      Hyde: Here are the facts: When the smoke hits the brain, the cells start dying. This process causes impaired judgment and hallucinations and a lot of other wonderful things.

    • Red (lecturing Kitty about smoking pot): Kitty, when we got married, we took a vow to be together through sickness & health, but nobody said anyhing about what to do if your wife turns into a dope fiend!

    • Red (to Hyde & Fez after finding pot stashed in the basement): You morons just hung a vacany sign on your asses and my foot's looking for a room!

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