That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 10

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 29, 1998 on FOX
8.5
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186 votes
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Episode Summary

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Red's mother spends a Sunday with them and drives everyone crazy, except Fez. She seems to have a certain fondness for him.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Again with the mother in law

    6.5
    Horrible was consistently good. And I know all too well what it's like waiting for the day before to start an assignment. Plus the thing with Kitty and the ciggie will bother me no end. Who gave it to her?
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show that 70s show grandma has to spend the sunday with the family and kitty is really upset about it and it drives her crazy and red is upset and so he tries to stay away from her the whole time and erik has a paper due and he has to write 1,000 words about the branches of the goverment and the grandmother only ends up liking fez since he can rub her feet really good this was a funny ep i thougth and that is why i gave it a 9 instead of anyting lowermoreless
  • Red's mother attends church with his family and spends the Sunday at his house, driving Kitty to another few smokes. Meanwhile, Grandma Forman distracts Eric from working on his term paper.moreless

    8.0
    This episode really shows the relationship between Grandma Forman and Kitty. Red's annoying mother has to go to church with them. That's not all; After church, she comes home with them, and gets in the way of a lot of things. She constantly complains about everything: Kitty's cooking, Red's car, Kitty's dairy, um - KITTY! So she's a big distraction for everybody: I'm glad she's not MY grandmother. Eric even has to help out even though he has to work on a 1,000-word term paper on the three branches of the government, and their functions. Well, the main thing is..what!?! He offers to rub her feet!? He can tell Kitty hates being harassed by Red's mother, but he could of offered something else other than rubbing her feet! But once Fez meets Grandma Forman, he is amazed by her feet; He explains feet are practically bowed to in his country. So he takes care of her feet while Eric TRIES to work on his term paper. He stops when Jackie says she thinks she did a paper of the same subject last year. She and Kelso go to get the paper, but return late, only to announce the paper was on the four food groups. So Eric is practically dead. So he stays up late, until what we know is past 1:00 A.M. During that time, he watches his mother take her final smoke of the show, and that's good. It's kind of weird how she's a nurse and she smokes. I thought people with those kind of jobs don't smoke or do any kind of drugs. But maybe I was wrong? Or maybe it's just this show. Oh well, the episode was decent. It could of been better compared to some of the previous episodes, but it's was still pretty good.moreless
  • It wasen't much fitting to Season One. But, then again, it's Season One. It's supposed to be the test episodes.

    8.5
    For this episode, it didn't contribute to the story much. I mean, sure, Kitty wants to quit, and Jackie and Kelso are still in love. But, I feel like it was just a funny (yet, nearly dissapointed) filler.



    Okay, so the basic primise was that Grandma Forman comes in the house, and Kitty smokes to get in. Is it me? Or did Fex give the ciggaruate? Anwyas, Eric is bamboozled because his homework is not done. So, everyone pitches in to take over to homework.



    It was all very funny and all. I mean, I loved the ciggauratte scean, and the relation ship of Grandma Forman and Fez was all to reales, it's... it's just another filler.



    But, it was still very funny.moreless
  • I am guessing this was a "bottle episode".

    9.0
    When I was watching this I was thinking, this is definitely a "bottle episode". In case you don't know what a "bottle episode" is. it's when an episode is low budget & usually they stay in one room or set. The family stayed in the house for most of the time. Just wanted to say that. Eric trying to do his project was hilarious, well I should say Donna trying to do the project. Kelso trying to break up with Jackie & when he's going to do it they need her. Wow how unlikely. Fez liking Eric's grandma. Oh & with that running gag with the cheesy potatoes, perfect! Awesome "bottle" episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When they are eating dinner Eric says "Grandma, that's Donna. You've known her for 16 years." But how could she have known her for 16 years, when the Pinciottis moved in when Eric and Donna were 7? That would make for 10 years. However, in the pilot episode, Donna says to Eric, "Eric, relax. We've lived next door to each other forever. You could've had me when I was four."

    • When Kitty goes into the basement and asks for a cigarette, notice that the sleeve of the person that hands her the cigarette does not match that of any of the characters' clothing.
      Reponse: The sleeve is not supposed to match any of the kids in the basement, this is a joke on the audience. We, along with Kitty, are never supposed to know who it was that gave her the cigarette.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Kitty: Eric, what are you doing? It's one o'clock in the morning.
      Eric: I'm just finishing up some homework. What are you doing down here?
      Kitty: Oh, well, Snow White came down to gun a stick. (Kitty lights a cigarette)

    • Fez: Goodbye, Eric, I am going home now.
      Eric: No, Fez! You haven't met grandma!
      Fez: Oh, hello, grandma! (He sees her feet) Oh! In my village we worship feet. And these dogs are a holy treasure.

    • Red: Eric, I love your grandmother very, very much. I just can't talk to her or spend any time with her.

    • Donna (to Jackie and Kelso): Finally. Where have you guys been?
      Kelso: We had to look for the paper, and eat, and then some stuff happened, you know.
      Eric: Your shirt's on inside out.
      Kelso: Yeah, that's the stuff.

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Eric: Have you seen Godspell?

      Godspell was a 1973 movie and 1971 musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew.

    • Grandma Forman: I'm going to watch Lawrence Welk with my new friend (Fez). You up for another foot rub, Desi?

      The Lawrence Welk Show was a one-hour music program which ran from 1955 to 1982, and was popular with people of Grandma Forman's age group.

      Desi Arnaz was a Cuban band leader who became famous as Ricky Ricardo on the I Love Lucy show.

    • Kelso: I mean, Steve Martin's hosting on Saturday Night.

      Steve Martin was very popular for his stand-up comedy in the mid-70s; October 23, 1976 was his first time hosting Saturday Night Live, a 90-minute live comedy program which began in 1975 and is still running today.

    • Episode Title: Sunday, Bloody Sunday

      The title is also the name of a 1983 U2 song, which is in reference to the 1972 shooting of 13 unarmed civilians by police officers in Ireland.

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