That '70s Show

Season 2 Episode 10

Red's Birthday

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 1999 on FOX
8.8
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146 votes
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It's Red's birthday and the roof collapses so Eric gets him some 2 x 4s to fix it. Bob and Midge take Red and Kitty out for dinner but they each bring a date and ditch them to do it in the car. Eric is mad at Donna for talking to Hyde about her parent's problems instead of talking to him.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Red and Kitty go out to dinner with Bob and Midge for Red's birthday

    9.0
    It thought that this was a superb episode of "That 70s Show". It's wasn't my favorite episode or the best of Season 2 but it was overall superb. It was hilarious when the ceiling fell apart in the beginning of the episode and then Red says "Happy Birthday to me". Eric getting jealous over Donna and Hyde just because Donna told Hyde about her problems with Bob and Midge was pretty good as well. It was very funny when Kelso hesitated when Jackie said that Kelso doesn't keep any secrets from her. Red doesn't want to go to dinner with Bob and Midge for his birthday but he just decided to do it even though he hates it. It was hilarious when Red and Kitty are at dinner with Bob and Midge but except that Bob and Midge both have dates. Red's golden line was hilarious when he made the birthday wish which was "I wish you all shut up". Bob and Midge's dates were funny. Kelso putting on that helmet was hilarious. Bob and Midge end up having sex with each other in the car. It was very funny when Red and Kitty made love in the basement. The very ending was hilarious when the gang said that something evil happened in the basement because they were wondering what was going on. My score was a little low because some scenes could have been better. Overall, a superb episode of "That 70s Show". 9/10moreless
  • Red wakes up to his birthday with a hole in his ceiling, and then has to suffer more when Bob and Midge take him and Kitty out to dinner with other dates.moreless

    8.7
    The was a decent episode, but nothing REAL big happened in it. Red celebrates his birthday - however old he is. He wakes up to Kitty flirting, but as soon as they get an opportunity to do anything, a hole in the roof is made, and debris comes crashing to the top of their bed. Even worse: Bob and Midge take them out for dinner for his birthday, and bring separate dates. This only leads to Bob and Midge having sex in the car. But guess what: they still aren't going to date! That would ruin it! What weirdos. From his family, Red got underwear from Kitty, 2-by-4's to repair the roof from Eric, booze from Hyde, and seven dollars from Laurie. I don't know about you, but those kind of gifts to your average person theseadays isn't that much. Except maybe the booze! Well, meanwhile, Donna is upset that her parents are sleeping in different rooms and confides in Hyde in this, only because he is there. Eric gets upset when Hyde tells him that because he believes Donna should be confiding in him, not Hyde. So while Donna, like the hottest girl at high school, is trying to make out with him, he is trying to get her to talk to him. I understand where he is coming from, but hey, if I was him, I would stop whining, and continue making out with just a fine woman!moreless
  • A very good episode :).

    9.3
    It is Red's birthday, and Bob and Midge want to take him out to a special birthday dinner, but they each have theur own dates!



    Here's the TV.com summary for "Red's Birthday":



    It's Red's birthday and the roof collapses so Eric gets him some 2 x 4s to fix it. Bob and Midge take Red and Kitty out for dinner but they each bring a date and ditch them to do it in the car. Eric is mad at Donna for talking to Hyde about her parent's problems instead of talking to him.



    It was a really great episode. Bob and Midge were the funniest of all.



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  • The second birthday episode in the series!

    8.0
    The first birthday episode in the series was Eric's Birthday & now it's Red's birthday! Which is just as good. This episode was great because Kitty tries to make Red's birthday perfect for him & that's just what a wife does. I like how he ended up spending it with Bob & Midge, while Bob & Midge do it in the car. I also like how Kitty & Red do it in the basement & at the end everyone knows something evil happened there. The B plot, didn't fit in to the birthday but Eric's jealousy of Dona & Hyde is priceless, a great birthday episode!moreless
  • Red's Birthday......

    9.9
    Donna's parents are fighting and dragging Donna into. Hyde happens to be there so she talks to him about it, but that does not sit well with Eric when he finds out.



    Red's Birthday sucks from the start when the roof falls in. Then he gets sucky presents. Then he has to go out with Midge and Bob, who each show up with dates. Great 70's reference and tie in to the show by casting Three's Company Alumns....get it?



    Red decides to enjoy his steak dinner, so he tells every body that his birthday wish is for every body to just shut up!



    No 360 in this episode... :(



    Cheers



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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Kelso: Hyde's right. One time I asked Jackie what was wrong, and she didn't shut up for, like, three straight days!
      Fez: You know, Kelso, sometimes, you do not know what you have until it is gone. And then someone else has it, and it is not you. And then that someone else is really happy.
      Kelso: What are you talking about?
      Hyde: You don't know what he's talking about? That's it, get the helmet!

    • Red (to Bob and Midge): So, you two are going to save your marriage by dating strangers. Great.
      Midge: When you say it like that, Red, it sounds stupid.
      Red: Okay, Midge, say it so it doesn't sound stupid.

    • Eric: Man, last night we could hear the Pinciottis fighting all the way across the driveway. It was horrible. It was all, (imitating Bob) 'You're the devil, Midge!' and (imitating Midge) 'Oh, Bob, shut up!'
      Kelso (laughing and imitating Eric imitating Midge): 'Oh, Bob, shut up!' That's classic!
      Hyde: Man, if you get any dumber, you're going to need a helmet.

    • Kitty: Bob and Midge want to take us out to dinner tonight.
      Red: Bob and Midge? Kitty, it's my birthday!
      Kitty: I know but they like you and they want you to have fun on your birthday like I do.
      Red: If they really liked me they'd leave me alone!

    • Bob: Hey, Donna, Eric, glad you're here, great news!
      Midge: Your father and I had sex.
      Donna: Oh my god.

    • Hyde: Yeah, that sucked when my dad split. But, I can honestly say that my parents' divorce made me the man I am today.
      Donna: Aww, man, am I gonna go crazy and think the government's out to get me, too?
      Hyde: The government is out to get you.

    • Red: This house is always littered with kids. It's like we're Mormons!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Ted: Speaking of, has anyone read Equus? I gave a copy to Midge, but, no offence, Sweetie, it may be a little too deep for her.
      Midge: Wait a minute, what do you mean, 'no offence'?
      Ted: Well, I mean, don't be offended.
      Midge: Oh!

      Equus is a 1973 play written by Peter Shaffer; it is a play about a psychiatrist who tries to help a young man who is fascinated by horses. The psychiatrist has to first find a way to communicate with the boy, before he can solve the puzzle of why the boy blinded six horses.

    • (Bob and Midge enter the restaurant with their dates)
      Bob: Hey, hey, the gang's all here. This is my date, Carol.
      Midge: And this is my date, Ted.

      This is an homage to the 1969 movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, about two sexually enlightened couples.

    • Red: What the hell are you doing in my livingroom?
      Kelso: Watching Star Trek... in color. See that guy, he's one side black and one side white and the other guy is one side white, one side black. In color!

      Not only is the gang watching Star Trek, but the episode that they're watching is Let That Be Your Last Battlefield.

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