That '70s Show

Season 5 Episode 8

Thank You

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2002 on FOX
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Thank You
Eric hides the fact that he's failing math from Red because he wants to prove that he's starting to get serious about his future. Red is so impressed by his son's apparent maturity that he bumps Laurie from the adults' table at Thanksgiving and gives her seat to Eric. This makes Eric think that the time may finally be right to announce to his engagement to Donna. However, the woman that Kelso brings as his date to the Formans' dinner complicates this decision.moreless

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  • Laurie's back!

    I really like this episode because Kelso dates a teacher! That plot is so funny & it's exactly what went down in the 70's. Also I loved how it fit in with Eric's plot, the teacher was Ms. Mcgee. The one that gave him the F, & she shows up at Red's house right after he forged the signature, that was cringe-worthy. Also I love how Laurie returns!!! She's one of my favorite characters! Also I like when that night they were just going to introduce their wedding announcements & Fez had to ruin it. That's a thanksgiving at the Formans!moreless
  • Laurie's back for the holiday!

    In this holiday themed episode, a lot happens, Eric temporarily becoming the favourite over Laurie, Kelso dating a math teacher causing an engagement announcement to be called off and the revelation of just where Laurie gets her mean streak from. Then there’s the always funny drunk Fez, added Circle member, and Eric and Donna actually announce their engagement, the fact that they announce it to a dog and an unconscious man making it no less special.

    It was great seeing Laurie again and she really pushed the plot forward, with great lines about Eric forging Red’s signature and Kelso reminiscing about the short period where he was actually happy with her. A great episode from a great show.moreless
Andrea Bendewald

Andrea Bendewald

Ms McGee

Guest Star

Betty White

Betty White

Bea Sigurdson

Special Guest Star

Tom Poston

Tom Poston

Burt Sigurdson

Special Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (1970) by Sly & The Family Stone;
      Family Affair (1971) by Sly & The Family Stone.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Hyde: Mrs. Forman, if it helps I can invite Jackie to Thanksgiving. She's bitchy like Laurie.

    • Kelso: Mrs. Forman, I would love to come to your Thanksgiving dinner. And I'll bring a date and a 12-pack, just like the Pilgrims.

    • Eric: Hey Schotzie, stay away from my witch sister. Her and her witch friends have been known to sacrifice small animals. Oh, and possibly that one asthmatic neighbor boy.
      Kitty: Eric, little Wally moved away.
      Eric: A six-year-old moved away? His parents still live in that house!

    • Kelso: Hey, Laurie. Long time no doin' it.
      Laurie: Maybe for you.

    • Kitty: Eric, honey, could you get the Thanksgiving turkey out of the freezer? Oh, wait. It's a 20-pounder. Donna, could you get the Thanksgiving turkey out of the freezer?

    • (Laurie shows up unexpectedly for Thanksgiving)
      Red: All the phones broken in Chicago?
      Laurie: Well I had other plans. But my date - I mean business associate - had to go to his wife - I mean other business associate. I'm doing good!

    • (Hyde gives Red his failing notice to sign)
      Hyde: Hey Red, will you sign this? My gym teacher's failing me because I won't wear shorts.
      Red: Why won't you wear shorts?
      Hyde: Would you wear shorts?
      Red: Fine. (Red signs the form and Hyde walks away)

    • Hyde: Pimp give you the day off?
      Laurie: Yeah. He replaced me with your mom.
      Hyde: Now it feels like Thanksgiving.

    • Laurie: I miss dating Kelso. All the guys I'm with now are so... married.

    • Kelso: Wow. Laurie. Me and her really had something.
      Hyde: Yeah. Ointment took care of that for ya?
      Kelso: Yeah.

    • Donna: Eric, maybe we should wait on the big announcement now that your math teacher is here.
      Eric: Oh, no, Donna. We don't have to worry 'cause she's not my math teacher today. Today she's a cradle robbing slut.
      Donna: Yay student-teacher relationships!

    • Kitty: Ok, who likes dark meat?
      Fez: Hey, who doesn't? Am I right ladies?

    • (trying to wake Burt up)
      Bea: Burt... Burty-Bear. BURT!
      Laurie: Here grandma let me. GRANDPA!
      Burt: I'm up!
      Bea: My goodness, you are going to make some lucky man a wonderful wife!
      Kitty: Oh, my God, that's where Laurie gets her mean streak. It's not from delightful me. It's from my evil mother.
      Hyde: So evil skips a generation. Like hair loss. Or Forman's basic inability to throw a ball.
      Eric: So that means my granddaughter is going to be the devil.

    • (Eric answers the door; it's Laurie)
      Eric: You're home, and not 8 months pregnant.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Betty White (Bea Sigurdson) was credited as "Special Guest Star"; Tom Poston (Burt Sigurdson) was credited as "Special Guest Appearance"; Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman) was credited as "Special Appearance".

    • Charlie McDaniel (Re-recording Mixer), Craig Porter (Re-recording Mixer), and Vince Rohr (Production Sound Mixer) were nominated for an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special" for their work on episodes 5 through 10 of this season.

    • Lisa Robin Kelly resumes the role of Laurie Forman after a two-year hiatus. Kelly left the show for personal reasons mid way through the 3rd season.