That '70s Show

Season 2 Episode 9

Eric Gets Suspended

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 30, 1999 on FOX
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Eric Gets Suspended
Donna is rebelling out over her parents' break up and takes up smoking. Eric gets caught holding one of her cigarettes in the school yard and is suspended. Even though Eric tries explaining what really happened, Red punishes him. Fez and Hyde go on a double date, set up by Fez's host parents; Hyde can't decide which girl he likes better. Jackie and Kelso argue over how many stuffed animals she can have in his van.moreless

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  • superb

    what i liked- kelso trying to get jackie to get in his van, "And the best part is, they're not blind! Get it? Blind? Aw, screw you guys, that's funny (i laughed really hard at this. more proof that Fez is awesome), Eric trying to convince Red he does not smoke, Fezin thehottub with the girl,amongst other things.

    decent episode. the only thing keeping it from being a perfect score was the end credits, when Jackie told Kelso to get in the van, and he refuses, and instead of fighting him over it, she drives off, making him chase her. I just found that really obnoxious and it is a reason i do not like Jackie a lot. The rest was fine though, so A- or so is my final grademoreless
  • Overall great but not the best episode of Season 2

    I thought that this was an overall great episode of "That 70s Show". It wasn't my favorite episode but it was overall great. Fez's quote "Aww screw you, it's funny" was hilarious. I thought that it was also great that the amazingly beautiful Melissa Joan Hart guest starred in this episode as Mary. I laughed a few more times but I forget about the rest of the lines. Jackie and Kelso's argument was very annoying and just stupid... it was kind of a waste of my time. I also hated how Laurie told Red about Eric being suspended because he was smoking (which he really didn't smoke... he was just holding the cigarette for Donna). I hated how Red blames Eric again for the him smoking when Laurie was smoking and Laurie also keeps encouraging Red to punish Eric. Ugh, gosh... I want to punch Laurie so bad because she drove me crazy. I also hated how Donna didn't even appreciate Eric covering for her about the cigarette. Bob saying Eric was a bad influence on Donna also made me mad. Donna telling Red and Kitty that she was the one that was actually smoking at the end of the episode was good to see. Overall, a great episode but it could have been better and Laurie mainly ruined my score. 8/10moreless
  • Eric gets suspended after getting caught holding one of Donna's cigarettes.

    This episode was a downer. Since when did Donna want to start looking cool? She's already one of the hottest girls at high school, even hotter than Jackie, and should know that. But first, she fails English - her own language. Then Eric sees her smoking. He holds her cigarette for her while she does something but gets caught holding it by a teacher and takes the blame for it, which Donna, at first calls Eric stupid for doing it and isn't appreciative. Eric has to deal with punishment from Red. The worst thing: he is forced to smoke a whole pack of cigs from Red, even though he keeps telling him he doesn't smoke. Donna finally tells the truth, thank God, to both Red and Kitty, and Bob and Midge, but not soon enough to make Eric smoke all of those cigarettes. In this episode, I really hated Donna. It was so unrealistic that a smart girl like her would fail a seemingly easy class and then start smoking. I mean, where did THAT come from?moreless
  • Donna... this is the only episode in the series where I HATE her.

    Donna is really annoying in this episode. She's terribly, terribly annoying. She's smoking, it's typical teenage rebellion. And I can't believe that Eric took the rap for her, well, I guess I would do it for her to. I mean, I guess I also know why Donna was so bad and rebellious in this episode. I guess it's because of Bob and Midge fighting at home, so she wants their attention, so she acts out. She's still just, extremely annoying though. Red and Kitty are really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, funny, though. But, they're always really funny. Haha.

  • Melissa Joan Heart guest stars!

    This episode is amazing because there in school for once, finally they show an episode that revolves around school. It's so sad that smoking is Donna's cry out for help but she should of appreciated what Eric had done for her. Laurie encouraging Rd to ground him as usual, then Eric has to smoke a whole pack of cigarettes, it totally sucks that Eric got blamed again when Laurie was the one smoking, Melissa Joan Heart guest stars! She is amazing in this episode, how she acts all Christian. The C plot was okay, Jackie & Kelso's lame argument again, a high point in That 70's Show!moreless
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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bob: Well, I guess the truth hurts.
      Red: So does a swift kick in the ass.
      Bob: But a swift kick in the ass is not the solution to everything, Forman!
      Red: I gotta disagree Bob!

    • Fez: This is my first official American date.
      Hyde: That's why I'm here Fez, to help you out man. Unless they're uggos and then I'm gone!

    • Donna: Did you get in a lot of trouble for the cigarette?
      Eric: Uh, surprisingly, yes. It turns out Red has a temper.
      Donna: Really?
      Eric: So, yeah, who knew?

    • Donna: Hey, check it out. I've got an F on my report card.
      Eric: An F? What did you fail?
      Donna: English!
      Eric: Isn't that... what we speak?

    • Hyde: The blonde's blonde and hot.
      Fez: Yes, and since I set us up onj this date, she is mine, right?
      Hyde: Well, I can see why you'd think that. But, actually, since I came along to help you out, American custom dictates that I get the blonde.
      Fez: Once again, the local custom bones the foreign guy.

    • Kelso: I'm just saying... how can I tell you this without hurting your feelings... oh, I know! Jackie, I don't want your stupid things in my cool van.
      Jackie: (gasps and storms out)
      Kelso: Wait! I didn't say you were stupid - just everything you like!

    • Hyde: Forman's first suspension... I'm so proud.
      Kelso: Whoa, back up. Why'd he get suspended?
      Donna: Because he's stupid.
      Kelso (terrified): They can do that?

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