That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The music used in this episode was:
      In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) by Iron Butterfly (sung by Fez and Hyde);
      Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (1969) by BJ Thomas (sung by Fez and Hyde).

    • When Eric and Donna are on the hood of the Vista Cruiser, their heads go through the non-existent windshield.

  • Quotes

    • Red: Is the kid from not America down here?

    • (playing a KISS record backwards)
      Mr. Erdman: There it is!... Devil loved me, Devil lives! It's clear as day! (Fez laughs) What's funny?
      Fez: In my language, the record just said, 'I want to sex your monkey!'...Which I have never done!

    • Fez: I am telling you. I heard it. The devil is singing backwards on the record!
      Hyde: It's not the devil, man! It's congress. They passed a secret law to put backward messages in our records, man! They wanna kill rock 'n roll because they know it makes us horny, man!
      Eric: Doesn't pretty much everything make us horny? (stuffs a Twinkie in his mouth)
      Kelso: Cartoons make me horny! Oh, and food!

    • Red: Forman, party of two.
      Hostess: Okey dokey, that'll be about two hours.
      Red: Here's twenty bucks.
      Hostess: Okay, we'll have something in fifteen minutes.
      Red: You don't want this place to burn down twice do you?
      Hostess: Okay, we have something right now.
      Red: I thought so. Well, it looks like it's our lucky night.

    • Kelso: Eric, The Omen's playing in the drive-in! You know what this means for us?... It's make-out city!
      Eric: I really like you as a friend Kelso... Can I bring a girl?

    • Fez: Oh no, Dick Tracy is trapped in a giant clam! Farewell sweet Dick!

    • Red: Kelso, stop saying "porno."
      Kelso: I didn't say it, Mr. Forman, Fez did.
      Fez: You are a bitch.

    • Jackie: I understand everybody wants their first makeout to be special, in some place romantic like Ireland or Disney World!

  • Notes

    • Drive-In intermission film footage provided by Tim Reed.

      Footage from The Omen courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

  • Allusions

    • Hyde: A man being eaten by a giant clam. I'm not Sigmund Freud, but.....

      Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939), was a psychologist known for relating most things to sexual matters.

    • Hyde: Here's how we sneak the devil music past Ozzie and Harriet.

      This refers to the sitcom The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet which ran from 1952 to 1966. Ozzie & Harriet (and their two sons) were a wholesome, all-American family. While Hyde is trying to give Fez some tips on how to sneak "devil" music into his host parents' home, he uses a Pat Boone record cover to conceal an Alice Cooper record and sneak it in.

    • Kitty: Red! Oh my lord! You're not flashing back to Guadalcanal, are you?

      Guadalcanal was difficult and bloody campaign fought by the Americans against the Japanese during World War II, from August 1942 to February 1943.

    • Donna: I'd love to see All The President's Men.
      Eric: I actually hear that isn't very good. I was thinking maybe The Omen.

      Both movies came out in 1976; Eric's comment that All The President's Men isn't very good is ironic, because that movie received 8 Academy Award nominations, including ones for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. It won in four categories.
      While The Omen was also nominated for two Academy Awards, and won one, both were for music.

      Response: Eric only said that he heard it wasn't very good because The Omen offered a better chance for Eric to make out. With it being a horror flick, Donna would possibly look for Eric's arms to hide in during the scary parts.

    • Kitty: This seems familiar.

      When the camera pans back from Kitty and Red, it shows the exterior of Phillies. The placement of Kitty and Red, the waiter, and the unknown customer resemble that of Edward Hopper's 1942 oil painting 'Nighthawks'.