That '70s Show

Season 3 Episode 23

Canadian Road Trip

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 08, 2001 on FOX
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Canadian Road Trip
Eric, Hyde, Fez, Kelso and Leo go to Canada to get some beer. Unfortunately, they get stopped on their way back across the border because Fez lost his green card. Donna tries to convince Jackie that she's being scammed by a modeling agency. Red gets a bonus at work: a Beta Max so he can tape something now and watch it later, but he forgets a vital step in the process.moreless

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  • Worst episode ever.

    Unfunny episode, filled with offensive Canadian stereotypes. It was exactly this episode that made me stop watching the show. Perhaps consider your Canadian market before you broadcast this bullshit, morons.
  • As a Canadian, I hate this episode.

    Overall, I think that "That '70s Show" is a pretty solid show, but this is probably my least favourite episode. As a Canadian, I know the stereotypes well, and I was hoping that they would allude to a mixture of those stereotypes without being too insulting. Instead, it was just exaggerated accents (which, by the way, are more common in the Maritimes, not the middle of the country) and a bunch of "eh"s. In the end, I found this episode more offensive than funny. Furthermore, I'm simply not a fan of Leo--I find him irritating. I was sadly disappointed by this episode.moreless
  • Eric, Hyde, Fez, Kelso, and Leo go on a road trip to Canada to get some beer

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "That 70s Show" that made me laugh so freakin' hard. Eric/Hyde/Fez/Kelso/Leo plot was about when Eric, Hyde, Fez, Kelso, and Leo went on a road trip to Canada to get some beer. Fez realizes that he lost his green card and couldn't find it anywhere. The guys try to hide Fez until Fez blew their cover and the Canadian men started questioning Eric, Hyde, Fez, Kelso, and Leo. The guys being questioned throughout the entire episode was absolutely hilarious especially when Leo was talking to the Canadian men like "Why are you in Canada?" or something like that and when Fez was speaking a different language. Everyone including the Canadian men singing the Canadian Anthem at the end of the episode was very cool. Donna/Jackie plot was about when Jackie wanted to follow her dream to become a model but Donna knows that they're scamming Jackie so she tries to convince Jackie to not model... that plot wasn't too funny but it was entertaining. As for the Red/Kitty plot, there really was no plot... all Red and Kitty and did was watch television and Red was record his movie or show to tape it but that sure was hilarious when Red forget to put the tape in the VHS. Overall, this episode was absolutely hilarious and I loved it. 10/10moreless
  • going down to canda

    In this episode the gang and hippie Leo go a mission to get a large supply of canda beer which is better than theirs and it has very funny parts and Jackie gets a job as a model she is good for it because Jackie is smoking hot. Back in Canda they got the beer but have trouble getting back because Fez had lost his green card and they have very funny parts and back at the house Red got a VCR to record tv and movie and it was really funny and back in canda they find Fez green card and loses the beermoreless
  • ROAD TRIP!!!!!

    I love the B plot, I love how Jackie gets scammed & Donna tries to prove it to her & I love the fantasy of Jackie becoming a model, those fantasies of magazines were awesome, I also liked Donna's fantasies about being a model. The lumberjacks & river things. The A plot, is okay, Kinda like the first episode. I love when they were interviewing people. I also like The C plot, where Kitty is trying to watch Roots, "How can Roots get on the tape when it's all the heck over her!?" A great Season 3 episode before Donna & Eric break up! :)moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • There is a whole string of very similar goofs in this episode: the border agents of any country do not monitor the people leaving it, rather they monitor the people entering the country. So it is a big goof that the kids have to be inspected by the mounties as they are about to leave Canada. Fez would've had a problem with US immigration, not the Canadian Mounties. Also, a green card is a document that allows a foreigner to reside legally in the US; it also allows you to enter the US as it is a type of visa -- it has nothing to do with entering Canada, since it is a US government document for non-Americans. On top of that, Fez is a foreign exchange student, so he has to be in the US on a student visa.

    • 'O Canada' did not become the Canadian National Anthem until 1980; until then Canada's National Anthem was "God Save the Queen".
      The Canadian National Anthem 'O Canada' has been recognized in its current version since 1967, however did not become 'Official' until 1980. 'God Save the Queen' is the Royal Anthem and has never been the National Anthem.

    • The original plan to go to Canada without Kelso or Leo doesn't make any sense: As established in the episode earlier in the second season, Halloween, Kelso is the only one of the kids who's over 18, and therefore the only one old enough to buy beer in Canada. If they had gone without him, they wouldn't have been able to buy any beer in the first place.

    • When the guys are stopped at the border, a sign in the background lists the distances to some Canadian cities. On the sign, Winnipeg is misspelled as "Winnepeg".

    • The guys sing "O Canada". They sing the line "From far and wide, O Canada". This line wasn't added until 1981.

    • While at the Mountie station, at one point Kelso is standing in front of a map of Canada, with Nunavut drawn on it. Nunavut was created in 1999 by splitting the Northwest Territories in half, and would not have been shown on a map in the '70s.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jackie: If I become a model, I won't have to work, or study, or think ever again!
      Donna: That's great; I mean, what's thought done for anyone anyway?
      Jackie: Nothing! But modeling has made people rich and famous.

    • Mountie #1: And now we're gonna get some answers.
      Hyde: What are you gonna do? Torture us?
      Kelso: Yeah. You gonna make us listen to Anne Murray records?
      Mountie #2: Hey, she's a wonderful performer, and you're not funny.
      Mountie #1: No. I think what we're gonna do is call your parents!
      Fez (to Eric): Oh, Red is going to kill you. I mean... obie deebie doobie.

    • Hyde (to the Mounties): You got us. We're here to take over your country.
      Eric (laughing nervously): Hyde, I know it seems funny when you say stuff like that but, um, DON'T.

    • Hyde: We're part of an elite, high school terrorist team. The Strike Force Wisconsin!

    • Mountie #1: Beer never hurt anyone, my friend. You're well within the legal limit on that.
      Mountie #2: But you're over the limit on foreign kids you can smuggle out of this country!
      Kelso: Well, what is the legal limit on that? We only had one foreign kid!
      Mountie #1: The limit is zero, you hoser!

    • Eric: Kelso, remember that time we were gonna put a flaming bag of dog poop in front of Principal Pridwell's door and you lit it in the car on the way over?
      Kelso: Yeah. I wanted to see it all flame-y.
      Eric: And then you panicked and stepped on it.
      Kelso: Eric, it was on fire!

    • Fez: Is there anything about Canada we need to know before we get there?
      Hyde: Well, the beer is stronger, and as a result, their women look prettier.
      Fez: Then let's haul ass to Canada!

    • Eric: If Red finds out we're going to Canada - for beer no less - he's going to start killing people!
      Kelso: WOO HOO! CANADA! BEER!

    • Kitty: This tape? How do they get the movie on to the tape when it's way the heck over here, Red?

    • Mountie: Now, leave Canada please!
      (the guys walk out, then Leo walks back in)
      Leo: YOU leave Canada please!!

    • Mountie: What's your reason for being in Canada, eh?
      Leo: Whats your reason for bein' in Canada?

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    • Hyde: I'm here to nail Margaret Trudeau.
      Mountie #1: Yeah, been there...
      Mountie #2: Done that!

      Margaret Trudeau (1948 - ) was the wife of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. She married him when she was 22 and he was 52; their marriage shocked Canadians because of the age difference. Initially, they seemed to be happy, but by 1978, Margaret Trudeau's antics were causing concern in Canada; she was rumored to have had affairs with various politicians and dignitaries, and her alleged promiscuity had become a national joke.

    • Fez: They're going to throw me in Canadian jail! Have you seen Midnight Express? It's like that, but with hockey sticks.

      Midnight Express (1978) is a movie about an American who gets caught smuggling drugs in Turkey, and is thrown in prison, and has to learn to survive the horrible conditions there. It is based on a true story.