That '70s Show

Season 6 Episode 8

I'm A Boy

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 07, 2004 on FOX
8.6
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Eric sleeps in after a late night playing poker with the guys after work. However, he tells Donna and Kitty that he was working the entire time so that he can get their sympathy. Fez volunteers to drive Red to the doctor's office but receives no gratitude in return. Brooke and Kelso go on an awkward double date Hyde and Jackie. Later, Brooke is introduced to Roy, who's instantly smitten.moreless

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    9.4
    A setting stone in both Eric and Donna & Kelso and Brooke's relationship. Eric starts living the good life when he makes up stories about how he's been "working late," when really, after work he hangs out and plays poker with the guys. He spends most of this episode sleeping in, getting babied by Kitty, and having daytime sex with Donna. It becomes a more serious plot for Eric & Donna, when Donna finds out that Eric was lying, and come in to realization that Eric is regressing at the worst time since she chose him over going away to college. Things are all made up between them in the end, and they finally talk about the wedding! Eric sets a date, the day after Donna's birthday, and eventful occurrence episode that made this episode that much more special. The funny plot would definitely have to be Kelso asking out Brooke, eventful and hilarious. They go on a double date with Jackie & Hyde, which turns out to be a bad idea when Brooke finds out things about Kelso she wishes she wouldn't have heard. "I've been with a lot of woman… a lot… a lot… like A LOT," definitely a hilarious line. Kelso & Brooke's relationship progresses in this episode, because by the end, regardless if they're not the perfect match, they have to do this together. The plot that was just okay, funny in some parts would have to be Red & Fez's plot. Fez gives Red the silent treatment when Red makes Fez drive him around all day. I don't know what to think of Fez becoming "a part of the family." Its okay, I guess. 2 amazing plots, one okay plot, overall a pretty great episode that was definitely eventful.moreless
  • Somewhat funny, but, not the best episode.

    7.0
    I stilly like this episode, just because it's funny. But, what lowers it is Eric's uncarenss to Donna. It's like new-adge Cosmo and Wanda. But, I don't wanna get into a mini rant. Let me review.



    It was pretty funny, seeing Eric goin fat. And he was such a jerk, going out at night. Oh, and the Red Fez storyiline didn't go well, either.



    But, what makes it up was the complition of Kelso and Brooke. It was cute, as there is nothing in common about these kids, and their undying lover developing. Oh, and Roy saying "I love you" all in confusing manner; PRICELESS!



    Buy, yeah, 7.4 for making Eric a jerk. Overall, funny episode.moreless
  • Red neglects Fez and Eric sleeps in

    8.6
    Eric regressing is a hilarious plot in this terrific episode, especially the gang coming up with what would happen if Forman was fat, Donna delivering the brownies and Eric instantly forgetting, and of course the no groping in the circle rule revisited.



    Kelso is hilarious in the double date where he manages to say all the wrong things and make things worse as he continues to talk and Hyde egging him on is hilarious, the resolution that neither Brooke nor Kelso know what the hell they’re doing is pretty good, and Fez and Red’s plot was also great, with Fez misinterpreting Red’s rant and assuming he is now excepted as a family member, and all these plots make an awesome episode.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Donna (to Eric): I stayed home from college to be with you.

      Donna was set to head off to college in Madison, but changed her mind and stayed home in the episode Magic Bus, earlier this season.

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Take a Chance on Me (1977) by ABBA.

    • The license plate after the opening credits had the year 79 (in yellow text with a black background), but the license plate at the end of the show had the year 78 (in white text with a blue background). This discrepancy in the year has been corrected in syndication; now both opening and closing show the 1979 validation tag.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Brooke: Actually, I could kind of use a hand, 'cause I'm scared.
      Kelso: That's perfect, 'cause I'm terrified.

    • Eric: When we go out together, people think I'm your little brother.
      Donna: That's true. They think I shouldn't have you out so late.

    • Eric: I'm just going to have to warn you, I'm exhausted, so you're going to have to do all the work.
      Donna: Why should today be any different?

    • Steven: Should've seen it coming, Forman. When you're deeply, truly happy, it's a sure sign you're doing everything wrong.
      Jackie: True. When Steven's unhappy, I know our relationship is in good shape.
      Steven: Well, then we've been tip-top since the minute I met you.

    • Kitty: You have been such a big help, working yourself nearly to death. I made you your special sandwich.
      Eric: Awww... the 'Eric McSweety'.
      Hyde: It's a regular sandwich, hold the masculinity.

    • Kelso: Okay, Brooke, here's the thing... we should date.
      Brooke: Michael, I'm pregnant with your child. Pretty much the best and worst things about dating have already happened to us.

    • Hyde: No, no, man, there is no way I'm going on a date with your ex-girlfriend who's now my girlfriend and your new girlfriend who doesn't want to be your girlfriend, but is pregnant with your child. That's, like, hillbilly territory.
      Kelso: I'll pay.
      Hyde: I'm in.

    • Eric: You know what I have right in the palm of my hand?
      Hyde: No one wants to know that, just wash up!

    • Jackie: So, hey, maybe a good way to break the ice would be for everyone to tell a few things about themself. I'll go first. I like make-up and diets, and Steven here likes black things and throwing stuff at glass.
      Brooke: Okay, well, I was valedictorian in my class, I run marathons, and I tutor kids in Latin.
      Kelso: Well... I egged a valedictorian of my class, ...and a marathon runner... oh, and some kids that took Latin!
      Hyde: This is fun!

    • Kelso: We might not be the perfect match, but I really really like you. And I think maybe us having this baby together is, like, fate.
      Brooke: Michael, fate is when two people meet on a train, or in Paris... not in the bathroom at a Molly Hatchet concert! (she leaves)
      Kelso: Fate! Man, never use a word in a fight if you don't really really know what it means.

    • Red: You want to know why I'm unpleasant? I just had a heart attack. And now I have to be driven around like a useless dope by the idiot that married my daughter and gave me the heart attack in the first place. And I am also unpleasant because I just spent the entire day cooped up in the car breathing that mustard gas you call cologne! But mostly, I'm unpleasant because that's how it works in this family!
      Fez: ...I'm family?

    • Donna: You're babying him!
      Kitty: I am not!
      Donna: Are there crusts on that sandwich?
      Kitty: Of course not! Crusts are icky, they make Eric sicky! Oh, my God, I am babying him!

    • (to Eric and Donna, who are kissing)
      Kelso: There's no groping in the circle! We made that rule for Fez, but it goes for everyone!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Eric: I was woken from my afternoon nap by my girlfriend for some afternoon delight.

      This refers to the 1976 song "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band.

    • Eric: As God is my witness, I will never go hungry or horny again.

      This is a reference to a famous scene from the 1939 movie Gone With The Wind in which Scarlett O'Hara says almost the same thing... except the horny part.

    • Fez: Jump in Smokey, Bandit's on the move.

      This is a reference to the 1977 Burt Reynolds car-chase movie Smokey And The Bandit.

    • Eric: Life is a Cabaret, my friend.

      Cabaret is a musical made in 1972. It's about a Cabaret girl who falls in love with an English scholar, gets pregnant, gets engaged, and then decides she doesn't want to get married or have a baby. One of the last songs in the movie is called "Cabaret", and the chorus has the line "life is a Cabaret, my friend."

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