That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 18

Career Day

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 1999 on FOX
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Career Day
It's career day and the gang must spend the day working with their parents. Eric goes to the hospital with Kitty and is amazed at all she has to deal with every day. Fez accompanies Hyde and interviews cafeteria lady “Gross Edna” while mother and son feud. Poor Michael spends the entire day trying to figure out what his dad does, while Donna is mortified by Bob’s crazy promotional antics. And Red finally finds one of Eric's friends he likes: Jackie.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The kids get to spend the day with their parents

    It was an okay think Katey Sagal as Hyde's mom is is so ironic that Kelso's dad is so smart and he's an idiot.

    The highlight of the episode,though, is Jackie and thought they were going to turn it into a emotional Brady Bunch scene when Jackie said that her dad didn't spend time with her but they did it so cleverly where she still got to spend time with a father figure but not turn it to mushy and stuff which would have been weird given Red's personality.moreless
  • The gang spends the day working with their parents on Career Day

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "That 70s Show" and it's definitely one of Season 1's best episodes. I was laughing very hard in all of the plots that were in this episode. The gang spends the day working with their parents on Career Day. I have the Eric/Kitty plot where Eric goes to work at the hospital with Kitty for Career Day. Red/Jackie plot when Jackie doesn't go to Career Day so she just spends the day with Red fixing up the car. The Kelso/Kelso's dad plot when Kelso just spends the day with his dad at work. The Bob/Donna plot when Donna spends the day with Bob at his job with a bunch of circus clowns and all that. And last but not least, we have the Hyde/Fez/Hyde's mom plot where Hyde spends the day with his mom who works with the cafeteria and Fez tags along with Hyde. Like I just said, all of the plots made me laugh very hard. All of the hospital stuff that traumatized Eric such as when Kitty tries to push the baby out of a patient's stomach, Eric picking up a dead man, etc.... it's was just pure hilarity right there. Kelso being bored and tired when his dad is telling him all of the business stuff was funny. Kelso's line "I just thought you were a farmer" was very funny. Jackie helping Red fix the car was very funny and Red starting to enjoy Jackie's company was very funny. Bob bringing circus clowns to his job was funny. It was also funny when Hyde's mom Edna made it up to him by buying Hyde beer was funny especially when she said "Do you have your fake I.D." and then Hyde responds "Right here". Overall, an excellent episode of "That 70s Show". 10/10moreless
  • perfect

    what i liked- Hyde's mother offering to buy him a beer, with full knowledge he is underage, pretty much every scene with Kitty and Eric at the hospital, Red saying that 'finally. one who's not useless', Katey Sagel as Hyde's mom, Kelso having no idea what his father does, and his line "I'm just going to say you're a farmer", amongst other things.

    good episode. I'm not a huge fan of this show but i can't say this episode did not make me laugh, because i'd be lying. there were numerous funny parts. one minor nitpick; Edna (that was Hyde's mother's name right?) says she'll be Hyde a beer, but then as they walk out, asks if he has his fake ID. he wouldn't need it if she was buying for him. unless he drank it right where they bought it, because Edna is obviously over 21. Hyde shouldn't need his fake ID since his mom offered to buy him a beer, unless he were to drink it at the place they bought it at. Still funny episode. A+moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show that 70s show its career day and everyone has to go to work with there parents erik goes with his mother to work and finds out that she is really liked there and she has a good timer there and how she sees all the dead bodys and sick people and donna sees how her dad is called bargan bob and hyde and his mother dont really get along and kelso does not understand what his dad does at all and lies and says he is a farmer this was a good ep i thought and it had some funny moments in itmoreless
  • 118

    Wonderful installment of That 70s Show, definitely under appreciated to say the least. We've got so much on going story lines here, and we've even got characters branching out and interacting with people they don't usually interact with. I found myself laughing all the way through this episode, and I was watching, I knew it would become an instant classic, which in my eyes, it definitely did.

    We've even got a lot a of subtle emotion here, with Red switching to part time, even though there was some humor to this, you can't help but feel bad for him. His interactions with Jackie were hilarious though, and I really wish they had more interactions like this throughout the series' run. Kitty stole the show here, and we also got to sympathize with her character, and her hardships at being a nurse. The singing in the end really brought emotion to it's viewers.

    Donna & Bob's story line I really could have done without, it just seemed quite pointless and just an excuse to squeeze Donna in for this episode. Hyde's plot was just as emotional as the other two, with spending career day with his mom & Fez, brings back harboring feelings of his very sad childhood. Kelso's plot was absolutely hysterical and definitely was the funniest tonight. One of the most well written episodes of That 70s Show, no doubt about it.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2 (1973) by Emerson, Lake & Palmer;
      Cat's In The Cradle (1974) by Harry Chapin;
      Bad Blood (1975) by Neil Sedaka.

    • Kitty is shown delivering a baby but she's not qualified to deliver a baby since she's only a nurse.
      Reponse: Plenty of people who aren't medically qualified to deliver a baby do so. Paramedics and firefighters often deliver babies. Nurses sometimes do, if a doctor isn't available.

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    • Jackie: I'm changing a tire! I feel like Nancy Drew.

      Nancy Drew was the fictional creation of author Carolyn Keene. She was a girl-detective and very self-sufficient.

    • Red: You and your mom have a bad history. Neither of you can nurture the other's self esteem because you've both been damaged by past criticism and shame.
      Hyde: Are you okay?
      Red: I'm working half-days, so I watch a lot of Donahue.

      This refers to The Phil Donahue Show, a daytime talk show that ran from 1970 to 1996. The show often featured psychologists who discussed social problems.