That '70s Show

Season 3 Episode 1

Reefer Madness (2)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2000 on FOX
8.9
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Reefer Madness (2)
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Hyde returns from jail only to find Red beyond furious and ready to kick him out of the house. Afraid that he’ll turn the other kids into dope fiends, Red asks Eric if Hyde has ever pressured him to do drugs in the past. Eric wonders if he should confess the truth to Red in order to keep him from forcing Hyde out. Elsewhere, Leo visits the Formans’ to speak on Steven’s behalf while Donna uncovers the reason behind Jackie’s newfound obsession with Hyde.moreless

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  • good

    7.5
    Hyde is out of jail, and Red is all set to kick him out because he was caught with possession. Eric does not think it is fair that Hyde will be kicked out, so he reveals he has doneit too.

    Decent episode. The only laughs i really got were the flashback to the first time Hyde, Eric and Kelso did it together, Red saying 'fun time is over' and Eric asking where he was during fun time, and Kelso trying to get back his title of 'king' (of stupidity). the rest was either uninteresting or boring. so overall my final grade for this episode is going to be a C+/C- or so, i think is fair. Not a horrible episode but it could've been better, i think.moreless
  • 301

    8.0
    A really great episode of That 70s Show, definitely owned up to it's cliffhanger in every sense, and I'm sure it made a lot of fans happy after a couple months of waiting for season 3.



    A lot of great and classic moments here such as Red's lecture to Hyde about the drugs to Jackie attacking Donna for threatening to tell the Formans that it was Jackie's stash, not Hyde's. Jackie liking Hyde was a bit out of the blue considering they hardly interacted before this, but it was interesting.



    I noticed that Donna was kind of annoying in this episode, more than she usually is. Red was the character that stole the show here though, every line he said was perfection, this was a defining moment for Red, and this whole episode left us with a sense of wanting to watch more, so a really strong premiere, very eventful.moreless
  • Reefer Madness

    8.5
    That 70's Show rarely had story arcs, they had storylines, meaning things did not encompass more than one episode, but this was one of those rare times, and honestly this is when Red Forman was at his peak, when he was simply a yelling madman. This is the character that became an icon and this is the reason that pilots cast Kurtwood Smith every single year.



    Also, Eric Forman was not as annoying as he usually is, nor was Donna (although having her involved in everything is almost always a bad idea.)



    As a whole, good episode, tough to argue otherwise.moreless
  • Hyde gets out of jail and put on probation. Red decides to kick him out, and Eric decides to tell him he smokes marijuana, too, to keep Hyde in the house.moreless

    8.8
    The Season 2 finale left us some more suspense to wait for, unlike how the finale of Season 1 did. How will Hyde spare in jail? Will Jackie ever win Hyde's heart? If Jackie never sees Hyde again, will she ever get back with Kelso? Is Fez a possibility? The police department decides to let Hyde get out of jail within less than 24 hours of the incident, but he is put on probation. Red gets upset by this. He's already not planning to bail Hyde out, but it's too late not to do that, since he's already out. With some unwanted "help" (by unwanted, I mean, unwanted from Eric) from annoying 'Daddy's Little Girl' Laurie, Red decides to kick Hyde out. With this announcement, Eric brings up the idea to the gang that he'll just tell Red that he smokes marijuana, too! Bad idea. Anyhow, Jackie tries to spend some quality time with Steven, but it's less than wanted from Hyde. Why did he have to take the blame for the bag? Hyde thinks to himself. He surely regrets it, and Red doesn't know this yet, so he's still all for kicking Hyde out. Jackie admits it to Donna, though, who tells Red and Kitty, much to Jackie's dismay. She doesn't want Donna to tell them! When Hyde's on the streets, (apparently she doesn't know that Hyde said Leo's letting him stay at the Fotohut) she thinks he'll have nowhere to turn but to her! Oh, Lord . . . As soon as Donna tells Red and Kitty all of this, Hyde is all ready and set to go, but gets the 'good news' told to him by Red that he gets to stay in his house, but not without a very long and intimidating lecture that should be good enough to tell Hyde: don't stick up for the little, goodie-goodie, annoying, bratty, snobby, rich-kid cheerleader, Jackie anymore! Even after all of this, it may be hard to believe for some that Hyde still gets to stay in the house. Eric doesn't know this, either, walking into the kitchen admitting that he smokes marijuana, too, moments after Red just let Hyde move back in. If I was Eric, I would of used this excuse: (no copyright, made this all on my own!) "Oh, sorry, Dad. I didn't know you let Hyde back in. I was just saying that because I knew if you thought I smoked it, you still couldn't kick me out, so you wouldn't have to kick Hyde out either." I think that might of worked with the toughest of them, especially Red! But Red says, "No more Mr. Nice Guy." (he's referring to himself, surprisingly) No more fun time for Eric and Hyde. His new rules and everything, takes effect in the next episode.moreless
  • A season 2 ending and season 3 opening... how.. thoughtfull..

    7.8
    After Hyde is sent to rehab... he gets back. Okay, that's bad. That's not explaning much.



    Then, Red, after having Reefer Madness, tries kicking Hyde out, thanks to Laurie. And, BTW, Jackie's gonna hang out with Hyde. I kinda am a Jackie Kelso person, but, whatever. Then, Red kicks him off, and Eric goes pissed.



    Next day, Red yelles that Hyde can stay, then Eric comes, sayiny he weeds as well. Oops. Remeinsing about the first time Hyde shows Eric and Kelso weed, Evrything sis back to normal.



    That was pityful.



    I gotta admit, even though I really love the Reefer Madness cartoon, this episode was kinda... boring. And it dosen't- it- it just dosen't make sence.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • From this episode, Jackie starts calling Steven Hyde by his first name rather than by his last name, which she does until the end of the series.

      She becomes the only teenage character to call the other gang members only by their first names.

    • The music used in this episode was:
      I'm Not In Love (1975) by 10CC;
      ABC (1970) by Jackson 5
      Rubberband Man (1976) by The Spinners.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Leo: So what'd they get you for?
      Jackie: For loving me
      Leo (laughs): 'Cause she's, like, 14?

    • Leo: Hey, man, I don't think you should kick Hyde out, because he's a good kid.
      Red: He's a doper.
      Leo: You say that like it's a bad thing, man. Hey, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret... (looks around) I've indulged once or twice myself.
      Red (deadpan): Really. I'm shocked.
      Leo: Yeah, I know... upstanding businessman... last guy you'd expect. But it's true, man!

    • (Red is putting the garbage out)
      Bob: Hey there, Red. Takin' out the trash, I see. Yeah, well... better late than never.
      Red: Is that supposed to mean something, Bob?
      Bob: Just happened to notice that that low-life Hyde you've been harboring has been busted for possession.
      Midge (gasps in shock): My gosh! That stuff was right here in our own neighborhood? (Bob and Red both nod) And to think of all the times we had to drive across town to get it!
      Bob: Ix-nay, Midge!

    • Red (to Hyde): If you ever do anything like that again, I will kick your ass so hard, your nose will bleed.
      Kitty: And we love you.

    • Hyde: I got busted for possession.
      Leo: Join the club.
      Hyde: Yeah, thanks.
      Leo: No, I mean join the club, man. We meet every Thursday. We're trying to raise money for a field trip to Amsterdam.

    • Leo: Hey man, you missed your shift at the Photo Hut. You better have a damn good excuse.
      Hyde: I got busted.
      Leo: Damn. That's a good excuse.

    • Red: I'm cracking down. And I'm cracking down hard! Starting right now, fun-time is over! (Red stalks out of the kitchen)
      Eric: So where was I for fun-time?

    • (walking up behind Hyde and covering his eyes)
      Jackie: Guess who?
      Hyde: It's either Jackie or the cold clammy hands of death.
      Jackie: It's Jackie!
      Hyde: Damn it!

    • Donna: When I say "for the love of god, don't", for the love of god, don't!

    • Hyde: I have something that's keener than soda pop; marijuana.
      Eric: Mari-what-a?

    • Kelso: TAKE IT BACK!
      Donna: No, Kelso. I'm sorry. Confessing to Red makes Eric the king.
      Kelso: Hey, I shot my toe with a B.B. gun once.
      Donna: You're right, Kelso. You're the king.
      Kelso: THANK YOU!

    • (Red comes in and sniffs around)
      Red: All right. Well, don't mind me. I'm just here to install this... smoke detector.
      Kelso: Smoke detector? Does that detect any kind of smoke?
      Donna: Long live the king.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The black and white "movie" that Red imagines (titled "The Dope Fiends"), as well as the title of this episode are both references to the movie Reefer Madness (1936). The movie is about a pair of clean-cut teenagers who have their lives destroyed when the boy becomes addicted to marijuana; the girl is accidentally shot and dies while the boy is hallucinating.

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