That '70s Show

Season 8 Episode 6

Long Away

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Fez and Jackie become suspicious when they notice that Donna is spending an awful lot of time with Randy. Their less than stellar detective skills lead to trouble, and they learn an important lesson. Red learns some things himself, and this leads to an increase in his respect for Leo.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 806

    This episode was completely devoid of laughter, so much things went wrong with this episode, I don't even know where to start. Well I guess I can start with, this episode was not at all funny, and it made me ashamed that I'm even a fan of this show. Don't get me wrong. That 70s Show is and always will be my favorite show of all time, but I don't even see this as That 70s Show, I see this as a random "wacky" spin off that's definitely not set in the 70s. 80s, 90s maybe.

    You couldn't tell the difference if you watched this episode. Eric & Donna breaking up over the phone off screen this late in the game was absolutely dreadful. I felt like they just did that so they can make Donna hook up with Randy, the worst thing that has ever happened to this show. Why didn't Donna talk to Hyde? He obviously has helped her before. When her parents split up, when Eric left her at the altar. He wouldn't of just shrugged, he helped her out in the end of this episode.

    Going for advice to someone she barely knew didn't make any sense. Even in the end, when Randy tickled Fez, he was so out of place and awkward, I felt like crying. Remember when Eric taught Charlie to do this? Charlie would have been way better than Randy in every sense. Leo was better as a question mark, it feels strange knowing that Leo was a veteran and once normal. Just a mistake in every sense. An awful episode that wasn't funny and just didn't make sense.moreless
  • Leo is a war hero

    in this episode the gang thinks that Donna is dating that lose Randy and Fez and Jackie try to get to the down of things and Red gets Leo to be his photographer at a Veterans' Reunion, as Red is now the best veterans or something and wants to show off but Leo steals the spotlight when we that Leo even dought that he is a crazy Hippie he is a War Hero and a Veteran and I think that he got the medlo of honner ir something else and he learn that Eric broke up with Donna whoa this is getting dymaicmoreless
  • Eric dumps Donna, yet the laughs keep coming!

    Donna and Eric breaking up six episodes into the eighth season is a little sudden, but I suppose there are plans for Donna to develop a relationship with Randy so as long as the show is still as funny as ever, it's fine with me. While Jackie and Fez poking into Donna and Randy's friendship is a fairly good storyline, Leo as a veteran is ten times as funny, and most of great moments of the episode come out of that plot, with Red actually having respect for what the burnt out hippie used to be, and Leo having a purple heart, and only remembering the war flashback until he got the coffee.

    Overall, this was a pretty good episode, but can't compare to the classic seasons.moreless
  • Both gone?

    It ain't the same when both Eric and Kelso gone, Kelso is the funiest & Eric is the key of the group. I can only hope the new crew could catch up and continue this series that last these long. Hope they could add in more funny character like Kelso.
  • This was crazy!

    When I saw this episode, I thought of how weird this was. I have a good feeling that Eric(Grace), will be back next season and they will have to write them back together and how will they explain it? And I bet this season, Fez and Jackie will be together, or something sicker and wronger than Jackie and Hyde being together. "Me and Eric broke up." That is a load of bullplop! You can't write out the most pivital character in the show, still have the series set in his basement, and break him and his girl up! I bet everything I have Grace will be back next season.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode features the final version of the opening sequence: Debra Jo Rupp's segment was reshot to reflect Kitty's new haircut.

    • Kitty: You know, Leo took some pretty great pictures of Bob and Midge when they renewed their vows.

      Bob and Midge renewed their vows in a two-part episode in season two, The First Time and Afterglow. The pictures Leo took, including one of Red smiling, were shown during the end credits of part I.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Jackie: Oh Steven, there you are. I almost didn't recognize you without a disgusting stripper attached to your lips.
      Hyde: Huh, well I recognized you right away, since you walked in here alone with no job and no boyfriend.

    • Jackie: Do you think something is going on between Donna and Randy? Steven what do you think?
      Hyde: I have a definite opinion on this... I don't care.

    • Randy: I invited her. I won tickets from a radio station. My cousin's a DJ. So I just called up with the phrase that pays, 'My mom has a picture of you and your sister in the bathtub.'

    • Fez: Something is definitely up. The needle on the hanky-panky meter is all the way up to panky.

    • Red: The bastard finally died. Struck by lightning. The sucker could dodge a bullet, but Mother Nature got him right in the ass.
      Hyde: I only hope someone shouted, 'Fire in the hole!'

    • Leo: Heh, I'm cool with veterans, man. Anybody that can put a cast on a dog is okay by me.

    • Donna: When is Samantha coming back anyway?
      Hyde: Ah, she's gotta stay in Vegas another week 'cause there's a doctors convention. Which proves my theory that nobody gets tired of seeing naked ladies.

    • Hyde: You two idiots need to tell Donna what you did.
      Jackie: Are you kidding? No, no, no, she'll stop on us with her giant feet. I don't want the last words I hear to be Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum.

    • Red: Sorry, this round is for men who fought for Uncle Sam, not for men who spent the war hiding in their uncle Sam's house.

  • NOTES (0)


    • (talking about Leo)
      Red: I'm not taking 'Hippy' down to the Veterans' Hall. They wouldn't put up with it. The bathrooms have Jane Fonda urinal targets.

      Jane Fonda is a noted actress and during the 1960s and 70s was quite active politically. She spoke out against the Vietnam War, accusing the Army of torture and the government of escalating it unnecessarily. She spoke on college campuses and to departing troops; and made a movie F.T.A. (1972) in which she and others spoke against the War. She visited Hanoi in the summer of 1972 and participated in radio broadcasts on behalf of the Communist Vietnamese government asking the American troops not to drop their bombs.

    • Randy: We went to see Rocky II.

      Rocky II is the second film in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky series, and was released in the States on June 15th, 1979, which means that this episode is some time after that date.

    • Leo: Yeah, well, I fought for my country and I have the scars to prove it.
      Red: I got this in Guadalcanal, 1942. (holding up his arm to show a scar) I took some shrapnel, spent a month in the hospital. That's how I met Bob Hope!

      Guadalcanal was a battle fought by the Allies against the Japanese in World War II which lasted from August 1942 - February 1943. It was previously mentioned that Red fought in this battle in Season 1, Drive In.
      Bob Hope was a comedian who spent quite a bit of time entertaining the troops overseas in USO shows.