That '70s Show

Season 3 Episode 2

Red Sees Red

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 2000 on FOX
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Red Sees Red
As punishment for being "dope-heads", Red gives Eric and Hyde a curfew. Laurie is all for it until she discovers that it applies to her too. Red booby-traps the house so that he'll know if there are any escape attempts, and keeps increasing the discipline, despite Kitty's pleas for leniency. Jackie is still trying to convince Hyde that she's the woman for him, but he's not buying it.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • superb

    what i liked- donna running out of eric's room and into laurie's, where she was making out with kelso, kelso and donna under her bed, laurie pretending to pray when red and kitty came in, laurie liking the new curfew, until she finds out it affects her to, laurie lying and saying that the gang was trying to kidnap her, kitty yelling at red, amongst other things.

    a lot of the laughs i got were from laurie in this episode, which is weird because characters like her in tv shows usually annoy me a lot. nonetheless this was a decent outing, and as such my final grade is going to be a B+ or so, i think is fairmoreless
  • Red is being twice as tough to Eric and Laurie than he was in the past

    I thought that this was a superb episode of "That 70s Show". The only thing that ruined my score for being perfect was how tough Red was being on both Eric and Laurie (even though I don't like her but I did like her in this episode) especially with Eric and Hyde and gave both of them curfew. I know you have to discipline your kids as a parent but I thought Red was going too far by setting up booby-traps and saying "It's my job to make Eric miserable" or something close to that. There wee very funny moments in this episode which were very enjoyable. "The Foreman Bunch Variety Hour" scene was absolutely hilarious. It was very funny when everyone said that "The Brady Bunch" is crap. It was very funny when Red was doing bed checks. It was very funny when Donna and Kelso were hiding under Laurie's bed and Fez and Jackie were hiding in the basement. It was hilarious when you can see Eric, Donna, Fez, Hyde, Kelso, Jackie, and Laurie in the background while Kitty was talking to Red. Kitty telling everyone how she wants the house to be happy again at the end of the episode was very good. Overall, despite Red being tough, this was a superb episode of "That 70s Show". 9/10moreless
  • Red gets fired up...again

    This episode was awesome and funny. Red is still angry over the fact that eric and hyde are doing drugs and he doesnt just see red he goes insane! lol

    Red traps everyone in the house and raises the disopline to an extreme level including barricading the windows and putting bells on the doors!Meanwhile kitty tries to convince red that he is being too hard on them but red doesnt listen.Kitty tries to lighten the mood including watching the brady bunch but things still remain misrable.Red even goes more mad and tells eric no friends in his house but he catches them trying to escape and tries to make more disopline but kitty talks red out of it and apparently play times back.moreless
  • Red has gone all "Mr. Even Not Nicer Than The Previous Not Nice Guy." on Eric, Hyde, and all of the other gang, and even Laurie!

    Red has far beyond grounded Eric. It's not even grounding when it's intended to be permanent until Eric and Hyde move out of the house. It's hell! Eric can't have his friends in the basement, Eric can't stay out until a time that's before 9:00 P.M. (which is very horrible for 17-year-olds) The new curfew even goes in effect for Laurie! If I was living under Red Forman's roof at this moment, I'd probably shoot myself. I'm sure Red has a gun somewhere . . . This is really frustrating for Eric and Hyde, as it should be. Eric tries to sneak out through his window, and Donna comes through it at night instead of going through the doors. (which, by the way, now have Kitty's "cheery happy bells" on them for sound to let Red know when someone is sneaking out) Hyde has Fez and Jackie come through the basement door and hang out. They hide in his room while Red and Kitty, well, mostly Red, are performing bed checks. Laurie's got Kelso sneaking through her window so she can make out with him. She doesn't get caught either. Donna runs in from Eric's room while Red is performing a bed check in his room across the hallway into Laurie's room. She and Kelso have to hide together under the bed while Red comes into Laurie's room, and sees his daughter fake-praying for her parents and family. Meanwhile, Kelso has a fun time touching and who knows what else to Donna's ass while they're under the bed. Kelso may be dumb in wits, but he's got a great taste in the ladies, and I praise him that he takes advantages of any opportunities he gets, including this one. Even if it does get him hit sometimes, or actually more than half of the time. Things get really out of hand. One night, Eric and Laurie sneak out of their windows and into the Vista Cruiser with the rest of the gang while Red just has to be in the kitchen to eventually see them and catch them. It's 'no more Mr. Nice Guy!' once again, or at least it threatens to be, until Kitty becomes Wonder Woman, and settles things between her husband, son, and Hyde. No more ridiculous curfews. No more happy bells on the front door. No more friends having to sneak around just to hang with Eric and or Hyde. No more frustrating rules, although, if you're Eric and Hyde, you still have to deal with living with Red on a regular basis, which sucks, but it's better than the rules that were started up by Red in the first two episodes of Season 3.moreless
  • Red goes hyper crazy, and fun time is OFFICIALY over!

    When Donna and Eric almost starts... well, you know, red comes in, saying the curfew's over. Don't worry, Hyde and Laurie has some, too. Then, the next day, things are cracked, and Kitty wants her family to watch the Bradys.

    Well, Kitty dreams of her family, with Donna as a Forman (wait, what?) And, then, Eric and Hyde joins Shirly Partridge, Laurie is making out with Shields, and Red is happy, once more.

    In real life, Red is craking down, making sure Hyde and Eric and Laurie don't get out. Undforunatly, they do, and Red comes in to stop them. Kitty comes save the day! Hooray!

    This episode, dispite the knowlodge they really don't have, still gives me smiles, and it just makes me laugh... till the point Kitty tells Fez not to eat things on the floor. But, still, it's a good episode.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Come And Get Your Love (1974) by Redbone;
      I've Got The Music In Me (1974) (sung by "The Forman Bunch");
      Sunrise, Sunset (1964) (sung by Kitty, Charo and Gene Simmons).

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Eric and Hyde (to Shirley Jones): Hi, mom!
      Kitty: Mom?
      Shirley Jones: That's right, Kitty.
      Eric: We're Partridges now!
      Hyde: This is gonna be great! I'm pretty sure I can nail Susan Dey!
      Kitty: No! Partridges? You can't live in a bus! There's no toilet!

    • Hyde (his thoughts): Stop looking at me! Stop looking at me! Stop looking at me!
      Jackie (her thoughts): Please look at me. Hey! Psst. I love you, Steven! I have secret love powers. Look at me!
      Donna (her thoughts): Hmm. I have twenty nine teeth. No, that can't be right. One, two, three…
      Fez (his thoughts): Jackie's in love with Hyde and I have nothing! Oh, look, I found an M & M! (picks up the "M & M" and puts it in his mouth) Oh no! (spits it out)
      Eric (his thoughts): My life sucks. (looks around) Okay, I really hope no one smelled that.
      Kelso (his thoughts): All right! I'm the best looking person in this room. No. In this whole town. No! No, in this whole state. No!

    • Kitty: What are you doing?
      Red: Oh, just nailing his window shut. For his own good!
      Eric: What if there's a fire?
      Red: Well, then I guess you can just light your dope with it, dopehead!

    • Fez: Mrs. Forman? May I tell you a little story about oppression?
      Kitty: Okay.
      Fez: Once, I had an ant farm. And they would not build their tunnels. I was furious, so I became very strict and stern with my ants. First they feared me and everything was fine. But eventually, the ants broke out and attacked me. So I had to kill them.
      Kitty: So, um, you think we're being too hard on the kids?
      Fez: Well, I don't know about that. I just wanted to let you know that I'm really sad because my ants are dead.

    • Kitty: Okay. And, let's watch some TV because that makes us all happy. Okay, here we go, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour's on.
      Red: Oh, who the hell gave those people an entire hour?

    • Red: Jeez, I wish I had a quarter for every time I caught you making out with the neighbor girl!
      Eric: Wish I had a quarter for every time you embarrassed me.
      Red: I wish you did, too. 'Cause then you'd be a millionaire and you could find
      someplace else to live.

    • Red: Never surrender, Kitty, never retreat. We're winning! The fact that Eric was desperate enough to climb out his window shows that everything is working. (he smiles triumphantly)
      (Kitty nods and smiles nervously)

    • Donna: How long 'til curfew?
      Eric: Uh...about one minute. Now Donna, I'm not bragging, but, if you're properly motivated, I can actually do it in that amount of time.
      Donna: You don't have to tell me.

    • Red: Look. What they did is bad. But you sneaking around with Kelso, that's just… unpleasant.
      Laurie: But daddy, I'm not seeing Kelso.
      Hyde: Untrue!
      Eric: A damnable lie!

    • Donna: Kelso, get your hand off my ass.
      Kelso: It was an accident!
      Donna: It's still there!
      Kelso: Still an accident!
      Donna: Kelso... Your hand is still on my ass
      Kelso: Yeah. (grins)

    • (Eric walks into his room to find that Donna is there.)
      Eric: Wow, I didn't know you delivered.

    • Kitty: Where do you think you're going?
      Laurie: To... night church?

    • Eric: I love the Bradys ... hey, remember the one where Mr. Brady went insane and put bells on all the doors?
      (he and Hyde laugh)
      Red: Did you see the one where Greg was a real wise-ass, so Mr. Brady took him outside and cleaned his clock?
      Laurie: Did you see the one where I hated living here?
      Hyde: That one's my favorite.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Eric (to Red): What now, Ho Chi Minh?

      Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 – September 2, 1969) was the leader of North Vietnam from 1946 to 1969, acting as Prime Minister from 1946 to 1955, and President from 1955 to 1969. During that time, he introduced Communism to Vietnam; his supporters saw him as a dedicated Nationalist who wanted to unite Vietnam, but his detractors saw him as an opportunity-seizing Communist who created an authoritarian government, involved Vietnam in a war that ruined the country and left a legacy of economic policies that rendered Vietnam poor. He is also held responsible for both the invasion of South Vietnam, which resulted in the deaths of millions of citizens, and the actions of the Viet Cong, who terrorized the South Vietnamese.

    • (during Kitty's imagined "The Forman Bunch Variety Hour")
      Kitty: You boys can't run away. Who's going to do the square dance with Shields & Yarnell?
      Eric: Let Laurie do it... she's been making out with Shields all day.
      Laurie (guiltily): That's a lie!

      When Laurie turns around and says "that's a lie!", she has heavy white make-up smudged all around her mouth area. Eric said that she'd been making out with Shields all day; Shields and Yarnell were traditional white-face mimes, popular in the mid-70s. They made many appearances on TV variety shows such as Kitty's imagined "The Forman Bunch Variety Hour."