That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 19

Prom Night

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 07, 1999 on FOX
8.8
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Prom Night
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Prom night is fast approaching and Eric gets motel room as part of his “spontaneous” plan to do it with Donna on the big night. When Jackie finds out that Kelso asked slutty Pam Macy to prom, she gets Hyde to take her out of pity. Fez wants to take his pretty English teacher to the prom. As for the adults, they struggle with how to respond to Midge’s idea for her future career.moreless

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  • The first major Jackie/Hyde moment

    8.0
    I'm really for Jackie and Hyde but blow,she got back together with Kelso in the end. For me the major couples in this show are Jackie and Hyde and Kitty and Red. The whole thing with Kelso is just a phase.
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show that 70s show its prom night and there all getting ready erik gets a motel and thinks tonight is the night him and donna have sex for the first time and donna is thinking the same thing and turns out kelso is not going with jakie he invited pam macy instead and jakie has no one to go with and jackie goes with hyde to the prom and fez is there but he thinks a teacher likes him alot and then kelso and jackie dance togeather at the end and the teacher goes with fez and donna and erki dont do it becasue the moment was ruined by people next store. this was a good epmoreless
  • Eric and Donna plan a special evening on the night of the school prom. Jackie's confides in Hyde when she lies to Kelso (who is going with Pam Macy) that she is going to the prom with somebody. Fez wants to take his English teacher to the prom.moreless

    8.7
    So the Point Place High School has a prom. Hyde convinces Eric to book a motel room for Donna. It tooks like Hyde is getting over Donna a bit as he is giving Eric good advice here. Both Eric and Donna think this could be THE night for them. So this is great. They leave the prom early to go to the motel room, but somehow, some obnoxious high school guys find them, and lead chants of "Forman!" as soon as the leader announces that "Forman and Donna are gonna do it!" Eric and Donna can't get comfortable in the surrounded motel room, and decide to wait for later. Dang it! Meanwhile, Kelso announces he is going to the prom with the very attractive Pam Macy. And we finally get to see her! She is pretty hot - hotter than Jackie. Good choice, Kelso! Too bad he doesn't get to keep her in the end, as seeing Jackie with Hyde at the prom upsets Kelso, and he breaks his dance with Pam up to be with Jackie, as Hyde happily takes care of Pam. With Fez, he's trying to get a dance. With his English teacher. She originally says no, but at the end, we see him dancing with her. Then he begs for Eric's motel room keys, but she says no to that, too. Fez brings up a good point in saying that she said she wasn't going to dance with him, either. Interesting. Wonder what happened.moreless
  • Donna & Eric have great expectations for prom.

    8.5
    I think this is a very special episode because prom night was big in the 70's. Also I love how Jackie & Kelso bring other people for their dates. I love how Jackie takes Hyde. I am a total Jackie/Hyde shipper so that's another special moment. It would even be more special if Donna & Eric actually did it but they weren' ready. Also the big singing session at the end. I love that song. I also love Fez's dancing. Also the C plot with Midge talking about her future was of course hilarious. A very special episode & a very good one.moreless
  • Not my favourite episode, but it has some classic scenes.

    6.5
    Not my favourite episode. The storyline wasn't that strong, but a few solid and funny scenes made in worth watching.



    How about the 'I Will Survive' scene? Boy can that Fez disco! :)



    And the scene where Kitty starts laughing after Midge tells them she wants to sell greeting cards is just a true classic! What a great actress Debra Jo Rupp is.



    But overall this episode wasn't that great. I've seen much better from That '70s Show! But because of the strong acting and nice dialogues the episode manages to be interesting enough. But we know That '70s show can do better!moreless
Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Ms. Kaminsky

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Paul Connor

Paul Connor

Timmy

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Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Voice of Edna Hyde (uncredited)

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Eric imagines how prom will be, he imagines Donna's exact blue dress, he wouldn't be able to do that because Donna tells Jackie she just got it that day.

    • The music used in this episode is:
      Slow Ride (1975) by Foghat;
      I'm Not In Love (1975) by 10CC;
      Free Bird (1973) by Lynyrd Skynyrd;
      I Will Survive (1978) by Gloria Gaynor.

    • When Mrs. Clark is singing "I Will Survive," she's using a wireless microphone. Definitely not possible in the 70's.

    • In the scene where Kitty and Midge are talking about work, there is a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on the counter. The logo that is on the box was not used on Krispy Kreme boxes until the mid 80's.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bob: Midge, you don't know the first thing about having a business.
      Midge: But there's no risk, Bob.
      Bob: Why not?
      Midge: Because it's your money!

    • Jackie: Oh, God, Steven, this is beautiful. You know, this whole experience has taught me that I don't need Michael to go to the Prom. I can go with anyone, even you. Thanks. (she kisses Hyde on the cheek)
      Hyde: Okay, let's not do that.

    • Fez: Oh, I know who I can ask to the Prom!
      Hyde: Oh boy! Who Fez?
      Fez: The lucky lady is... my English teacher!
      Kelso: Fez, you can't take a teacher to the Prom!
      Fez: Why not? She's always writing sexy comments on my homework: Nice Job, Good Effort, See Me, I love you... Okay, I made the last one up, but the other ones were real.

    • Jackie: Well, I have a date too.
      Kelso: Who is he? What's his name?
      Jackie: His name is... not important. What's important is, he's better than you, in every single conceivable way.
      Kelso: Damn, Jackie, that could be anybody!

    • Kelso: Hey, I love her.
      Eric: No, you don't.
      Kelso: Okay, I don't.

    • Kelso: Guys, guess who's taking Pam Macey to the prom?
      Hyde: Anyone with a quarter?
      Kelso: NO, ME!
      Fez: Darn, and I had a quarter, too.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Gabriella Pollino, Deborah Ann Piper, Valerie Scott, Gabriella Pollino, and Cindy Costello won the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award in the category of "Best Period Hair Styling - Television (for a Single Episode of a Regular Series - Sitcom, Drama or Daytime)" for their work on this episode.

    • Gabriella Pollino (Supervising Hairstylist), Cindy Costello (Hairstylist), Valerie Scott (Hairstylist), and Deborah Ann Piper (Hairstylist) were nominated for an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series" for their work in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Hyde's Mom(off camera): They're all going to laugh at you!

      This is an allusion to the movie Carrie, based on Stephen King's novel. In the movie, Carrie White's mother, Margaret (Piper Laurie), tells her that everyone is going to laugh at her as Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is leaving to go to the prom.

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