That '70s Show

Season 8 Episode 15

Keep Yourself Alive

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2006 on FOX
7.9
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Coming home from the local fair, Kitty's engagement ring accidentally goes out the window. Red leaves the kids on the roadside to find it while he takes Kitty home. While looking for the ring, Donna and Randy try to spend some time apart from the others; Fez makes a new friend after going off on his own. Once back in the comforts of home, Kitty finds out the truth about her ring.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 815

    5.0
    I guess you can call this "one of the better episodes" but it's only that because of some interesting interactions but nothing more. None of the jokes worked here, all the insults projected by Hyde & Jackie were incredibly lame and predictable. Wasn't this show known for intelligent comebacks at one time?



    I guess this episode is a perfect example of how the show deteriorated in the later seasons. The interactions between Hyde & Jackie did have potential but it ultimately failed by the end of it. We got no real substantial development, all we got is Fez lost and Donna peeing in a bush. Does that sound "good" to you?



    Most of the stuff from Kitty was good, sad to see Debra Jo Rupp's talent wasted on this very weak writing. Randy is still intolerable. Hey, at least the insufferable Sam was absent. Also... do they have to remind us that Eric is gone in each episode? That's just my two cents.moreless
  • If only Eric were there to become Lord of the (engagement) ring. Either way, the episode still has some laughs.

    7.8
    This episode is funny, as it all revolves around an engagement ring, with Fez losing it, Bob revealing it was cheap, a drunken Hyde, lost Fez, picky Jackie and horny Randy and Donna searching for the ring.



    The plot was well written, with great moments like Hyde fighting with Jackie in his drunken state, Fez talking to his fish, a 360 revolving around Donna peeing in the woods, as well as Red and Kitty's back and forth about whose fault losing the ring was, and what had happened in the fair.



    Overall, the episode is funny, and the plots are well connected so this is a relatively good instalment of that 70s show.moreless
  • The worst episode ever.

    5.5
    I have never given a bad review to this show because it is one on my faves. This episode was by far the worst episode ever. It was not written well and (I HATE saying this) the acting was also awful. It was like the whole gang is giving up already. I was one person that said who cares if the two top actors leave the others are great actors can do it alone, but now I am not sure if I was right or not! This was just unrealistic and just plain stupid! It was beyond silly! I just hope the rest of the season is a lot better then this!moreless
  • This episode is a prime example of how this show has been going down hill fast throughout the course of Season 8. The only thing that can save this show is a return by Topher Grace (Eric Forman) and Ashton Kutcvher (Michael Kelso) for the season and seriemoreless

    7.8
    To put it quite plainly, nothing happened this episode. I guess that might be charm of many episodes of that 70s Show - the great comedy despite the fact that the show is not very plot driven - but now the entertainment factor has declined severely to the point where the one liners and short exchanges are so weak they can no longer carry the show as they once did.



    The refreshingly random humor of Michael Kelso - especially in his relationship and exchanges with Hyde - was a huge factor in the show's overall entertainment value, and now that he is gone the show has lost that slightly stupid but unique comical dimension.



    Randy, essentially the replcement character for Eric Foreman, is not funny and very one dimensional. The moments when his dialogue is designed to be funny fall flat, and they are all very similar - he tells a little silly story that really isn't funny every single time. Though Eric Foreman's character also relied on essentially a single tactic for his humor - his quick, witty jabs - his diaglogue was truly witty, unlike Randy's, and he was a real "smart mouth," in the words of the great Red Foreman.



    What the show desperately needs at this point is a guest performance by Michael Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher) and Eric Foreman (played by Topher Grace) to restore the initial unique character dynamic that made the show so successful and enjoyable in the past.



    Let's just hope the finale is as good as it should be.

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  • Kitty's ring...

    9.5
    On there way back from the local fair, Fez looses Kitty’s ring, and so Red kicks everyone out of the car in the middle of the forest so that they can look for the ring. Donna and Randy look at this as a time for some romantic bonding. Sadly they can’t seem to get alone as Hyde (who is very drunk) refuses to pair up with Jackie. Fez gets lost in the forest and finds shelter in a cave alone with his new fish. At home Bob finds about the ring and accidentally tells Kitty that is not $1000 (as Red had said), but was rather a $65 ring. So Red sends Bob back to get the kids, and promises Kitty that he would buy her a new nice, real diamond ring. The next morning Kitty finds the ring in the back of the Vista Cruiser, but when she finds out that Red has ordered a new ring, she pretends the ring is gone forever...moreless

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