That '70s Show

Season 4 Episode 27

Love, Wisconsin Style

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 21, 2002 on FOX
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Kitty and Eric go to the Hub after a dentist appointment and catch Donna (who's drunk) skipping school with Casey. Neither Bob nor Joanne can exert any authority over Donna, so a frustrated Red intervenes while everyone watches. Meanwhile, Jackie suggests that Kelso kiss another girl so that they can reconcile. And Hyde and Fez try to decide what to do with some dead fish that they stole.moreless

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  • Season 4 Finale

    10
    One of the best and most memorable finales of all time. First time watching this, I nearly broke down in tears and I'm sure many of the other viewers felt the same way. The writers have been holding Eric & Donna's relationship over our heads all season, and now things are coming to a close as the season ends.



    Donna has been dating Casey Kelso for months now, but now he is starting to cause some problems for Donna resulting in her drinking in the middle of the day, skipping school, and disrespecting her parents. Her friends and family try to get her in control only to end Casey & Donna's relationship.



    You can't help but feel bad for Donna really, she was up on her high horse, not letting her family break up her relationship with Casey. Then he just ends up breaking up with her. Don't get me wrong though, this episode wasn't all drama. It also managed to be absolutely hilarious.



    To everyone listening in on the door and being so involved in each other's personal lives to Kelso's reaction to even the though of marrying Jackie, this was a very funny episode. Eric rejecting Donna would have to be one of the most saddest scenes on this show. As Donna's life continues to fall apart, she decides to run off to California with none other than Kelso?



    Getting these two together for a road trip was very smart considering these two both have something to run away from. We've got quite a few cliffhangers that could hold us over in the season break. Just a very satisfying perfect finale. One of That 70s Show's best.moreless
  • Kelso and Donna run away together (though not the way that sounds)

    9.5
    This episode isn't as good as the second or third season finale but it's well plotted in both storyline and humour, with memorable moments such as Casey breaking up with Donna because it was causing too much hassle, Kitty's belief that bad people should be ugly or scarred and Bob's lenient parenting aswell as little things like stinky fish and Kelso deciding which chick to kiss.



    Kelso's decision to run at the first mention of marriage is a bit exaggerated of what he would usually do, but is a great reaction all the same, though it does end the Jackie-Kelso relationship which is the funniest of the lot.



    Overall, this episode is a great end to the fourth season, which had its ups and downs but all in all is pretty entertaining.moreless
  • Run away! Run away! Run Away and save your life Kelso!

    8.7
    Casey breaks up with Donna after dragging her down with bad habits and disobediance. When she goes running back to Eric, he turns her down because he does not want to be second best. As a result, she runs away to California to be with her mom.



    Kelso gets back together with Jackie, but she wants the ultimate commitment, and ends up tricking him into proposing to her. As a result, he gets freaked out and decides to run away with Donna to California to escape the impending nuptuals and the horrid last name of Burkhart-Kelso.



    Also, Fex and Hyde steal dead fish and plant it in Kelso's van.



    Overall, a great episode that left TWO big cliffhangers with Eric trying to get together with Donna at the end and Jackie trying to marry Kelso only for them both to take off on them, leaving the shows two big relationships in quandry.moreless
Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Casey

Special Guest Star

Mo Gaffney

Mo Gaffney

Joanne Steupeck

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      What'cha Gonna Do? (1977) by Pablo Cruise;
      Bad Time (1976) by Grand Funk Railroad;
      More, More, More (1976) by Andrea True Connection.
      Tuesday's Gone (1973) by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Fez: This fish is so stinky! What are we gonna do with the stinky?
      Hyde: We're gonna find a place to hide the stinky and ruin someone's day. Now, question is: Where, how, who? (he tosses a basketball, and it hits the hub cap off of Kelso's van) The answer is there, that and Kelso!
      Fez: Oh, it's like a bowl. A bowl for the stinky. And we will put it in, and he'll never find it, and it will smell forever!

    • Hyde: You went to the hub for ice cream with your mommy? Now why would you tell me that?
      Fez: Hyde, the point is he went for ice cream. Without us! You cannot pick up a phone?

    • Kelso: Hold on, you wanna get married?
      Jackie: Yes, Michael! Yes I accept! Oh my god! I've gotta go tell my dad and you have to buy a ring. Just think about it! We are gonna be the Burkhart-Kelsos!
      Kelso: The Who-Hart What-Os?

    • Kelso: Let's see, which chick do I want to kiss?
      Jackie: No, no, no, no, Michael! I get to pick the girl.
      Kelso: But you'll pick an ugo!

    • Kelso: How 'bout I kiss her?
      Jackie: No way. She's too tall, too tan, too rich.
      Kelso: Damn, Jackie. I don't wanna kiss a short, pale, poor girl.

    • Kitty: You know, that Casey... How can such a bad influence live in such a handsome package? Bad people should have a, a big scar or an eyepatch, so you could recognise them.

    • Bob: And then I told Donna she was grounded, and she said no.
      Kitty: She said no?
      Eric: Can you do that?
      Red: No.

    • Jackie: Look, I was thinking. Since we broke up 'cause I kissed another guy, what if I let you kiss another girl? I mean, we could be even and we could get back together.
      Kelso: Jackie, if you think that me kissing another girl is gonna bring us closer together, I'm totally willing to make that sacrifice.

    • Kelso: You know who can't pick up a phone? Jackie. I broke up with her and she never calls to even say "Hi" or offer me sad but hot break up sex. I mean, that's just selfish!

    • Eric: Ok, mom. When a boy reaches a certain age, the baby voice no longer comforts him, it urges him to kill.

    • Donna: Oh my god, what stinks?
      Kelso: This town, baby!

    • Eric: God, why do I always have to screw these things up, you know? Why does everything always have to be my way? That's why we broke up in the first place.
      Kitty: Well, we've all known that for a year!
      Eric: Okay, I have to tell Donna how I feel.
      (pause)
      Red: Then go!

    • Red: So you're too proud to take [Donna] back? And what do you have to be so proud of? You're not an athlete! The only smart thing about you is your mouth! And look at you!
      Kitty: Red, Red, he looks fine, he's just so darn stupid!

    • Red: So Donna wanted to get back together, and you said no.
      Eric: I said no.
      Red: You said no.
      Kitty: DUMBASS!!!

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Kelso: You know what? I'll drive you, we'll both go to California!
      Donna: Kelso! Are you up for this?
      Kelso: If the Beverly Hillbillies can do it, so can I.

      In the final credits scene, there is banjo music playing, similar to the opening theme music for The Beverly Hillbillies.

    • (describing Donna, who was at The Hub, drunk)
      Eric: It was like Sue Ellen on Dallas.

      Dallas, which began in April 1978, featured Linda Gray as the alcohol-swilling Sue Ellen Ewing, who spent most of her time drunk.
      The time-line for That 70s Show is questionable, but the first season is clearly 1976 - 77. Even allowing that the second and third season Halloween episodes are the same year, the third season Christmas episode would still be December 1977, making the rest of third season 1978. So by the fourth season finale, it must certainly be at least April 1978, which is when Dallas premiered.

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