That '70s Show

Season 3 Episode 6

Eric's Panties

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2000 on FOX
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Eric's Panties
Donna finds a pair of panties in the Vista Cruiser and thinks that Eric is cheating on her with his lab partner. Everyone is in for a big shock when they find out who the panties really belong to. Red's doctor's appointment shows that he has high blood pressure, so Kitty puts him on a strict diet, which he finds inedible. Kelso gains a new nickname due to a mishap in the cafeteria.moreless

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  • 306

    "Whatever you do Donna, avoid the rope in the middle of the room"

    This is the episode that actually introduced me to watch this amazing show. Coincidentally the first episode I watched was "Donna's Panties" but that didn't really get me in to this show immediately, but when I watched this episode I was hooked.

    I would have to say that this episode contains it's best fantasy on That 70s Show. In which Donna reminisces if there have been other girls... other panties. Panties flying everywhere, it's that kind of humor and reaction times that make this show great. Basically Eric's lab partner, Shelly, becomes interested in him. Eric finds it strange that Donna isn't jealous, but Donna starts to wonder if it is something to worry about when she finds panties in Eric's car! Fez & Kelso did great in this episode as well, great as supporting characters and another classic That 70's Show quote is in this episode: "Tater Nuts! Tater Nuts!" Meanwhile Red has high cholesterol, so he's forced to eat heart healthy food. All the while Laurie, Hyde and Kitty are all enjoying REAL food. At the end: big twist! The panties were Midge's panties! She had sex with Bob in Eric's vista cruiser! There were many fun fantasies in this episode such as Kelso and Fez thinking about the cotton panties, Eric and the panties, and a mud fight between Donna and Shelly. This was That 70's Show at its best. Contained amazing elements to make one of the best episodes in That 70s Show history.moreless
  • Eric's Panties

    "Eric, you are a God!"

    Very enjoyable episode of That 70's Show here tonight. We saw Eric in the lead role with a woman being attracted to him. This obviously led to some funny behavior from the protagonist, as anyone who watches 70's knows that this is a rarity.

    Kelso and Fez contributed here as key supporting characters, and that is when they are at their best. Episodes with Fez as the center of attention never work and yet the show tried it on multiple occasions.

    A lot of quoteworthy lines here and definitely one that ushered in the "new" era of That 70's Show.moreless
  • Eric's new, hot lab partner is smitten with him. Eric gets bothered when Donna isn't worried about her taking Eric away from her, but changes when she finds mysterious panties in the Vista Cruiser.moreless

    Eric's got a new, very attractive lab partner. He knows that she thinks he's very, "groovy". (That word is too Brady Bunch, isn't it?) Anyhow, Eric has no feelings for her as of now, but still likes to see Donna get jealous that he's spending a lot of time with another girl, but gets bothered when he thinks she isn't worried at all. But cool, calm, and collected Donna soon turns the other way around when she finds panties in Eric's Vista Cruiser. While Hyde, Kelso, and Fez are giving Eric more respect they've ever given him in his life, he spends a bunch of time trying to explain to Donna that he has no idea whose panties those are, and how they got into his stationwagon. The major scene of the episode, that was featured on a "Like Your Friends, Only Funnier" commercial advertising the show on Teenick / The N: Donna, followed by Kelso and Fez run into The Hub, where Eric and his lab partner are working. (They had just made out, against Eric's will, before Donna entered the building) Donna screams out, not caring about the crowd at The Hub, "Whose panties are these!?" to Eric. He explains that they don't belong to his lab partner's, but Donna's not convinced. That is until her very attractive mother, Midge, runs into The Hub, collects the panties, exclaiming, "Donna, those are my panties!" and Kelso and Fez respectively bow down to Eric. (Of course, Eric didn't have sex or anything with Midge, she and Bob just did it in the Vista Cruiser, trying to find more ways to be creative) Finally, Eric and Donna are able to settle things, as we, thank goodness, see the last of the lab partner. Kinda hated how Eric tried to make Donna jealous in the first place, but it was wrong to assume that Eric had done "dirty things" with his lab partner, by Donna.moreless
  • Eric nearly cheats on Donna.

    Eric is glad to have a hot new lab partner. And, he thinks that Donna will be jealous, but it turns out that Donna has complete trust in her boyfriend Eric. Hyde, Kelso, and Fez say that this means that Donna is giving Eric the ' okay ' to cheat on her. Eric considers it, but he decides not to. But, Donna finds a pair of panties in the Vista Cruiser and thinks that Eric is cheating on her. But, it turns out that it is really Midge's panties, and her and Bob were in the Vista Cruiser togehter.

    Love this episode!

  • Hilarious.

    This is why I watch this show. My favorite line from a fantasy sequence on this show - \\\"Panties! Glorious panties!\\\". Shouldn\\\'t have pulled that rope. And the heart wrenching tale of Tater Nuts, a wise man who once said \\\"Know thy self\\\", perhaps the funniest running joke in That 70s Show history. The ending is really surprising, with Midge claiming ownership of the panties in question. It turns out Midge and Bob borrowed the Vista Cruiser for a little \\\"excitement\\\". Kelso and Fez think that it was Midge and Eric, and begin bowing - classic. Also, when Jackie finds out whose panties they are, something impossible happens - Midge is not the dumbest one in the room. Excellent episode.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      I Wanna Get Next To You (1976) by Rose Royce;
      So Into You (1976) by Atlanta Rhythm Section;
      Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (1968) by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell;
      Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1976) by Elton John and Kiki Dee;
      Cat Scratch Fever (1977) by Ted Nugent.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Fez: (going through a deck of cards) Is this your card?
      Hyde: No.
      Fez: Is this your card?
      Hyde: No.
      Fez: Is this your card?
      Hyde: No.
      Fez: ...Ah, screw you.

    • Laurie: Donna, please I don't wear pink panties.
      Hyde: Yeah, she'd have to wear panties to wear pink panties.

    • Hyde: Kelso, what's with the gym shorts?
      Kelso: Oh, something happened I had to take my pants off.
      (Hyde takes a closer look at Kelso's legs)
      Hyde: Do you shave your legs?

    • Eric: So, wait... even though I'm spending time with Shelly, you're not jealous?
      Donna: I'm sorry, but... you and Shelly?
      Eric: What does that mean?
      Donna: It means that she could have anyone!
      Eric: And what does that mean?

    • Donna: I found these in your car! (holds up panties)
      Eric: Panties?
      Fez: Aha, so he admits they are panties!

    • Hyde: A wise man once said, "Know thyself." That man's name... was Tater Nuts!

    • (commenting on his vegetable dish)
      Red: This isn't food. This is what food eats!

    • (after Donna yells at Eric about the panties, Midge comes running up)
      Midge: Donna, those panties are mine.
      (Kelso and Fez begin to bow at Eric)
      Kelso & Fez: Eric!! You are a God!!

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