That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 16

The First Date

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 1999 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • Primera

  • superb

    Eric and Donna go on their first official date, which makes Hyde mad because he had invited Donna to the library for a study date. But things go wrong when Donna gets drunk (She asked for an ice tea but got a Long Island Ice Tea).

    Red and Kitty have a game night with Bob and Midge, but Red and Kitty realize they have very little in common with their friends anymore.

    Good episode. Donna getting drunk was pretty funny, as was the ending of the episode. Not one of the best episodes ever but not terrible either. Fairly good, my final grade would be in the B+/A- range, methinks is fair
  • 116

    Can you say "Series Classic"? That is what this episode was, an amazing epsiode of season one, that was just classic in every sense. Season 1 had the most emphasis on the 70s, and every scene, you're reminded that this show was set in the 70s which is what made this show so original and hysterical.

    From Donna accidentally getting drunk on her & Eric's first date to Michael insisting on having sex again with Jackie. The Fondue plot was absolutely hysterical. Kitty & Red realize that Pam & Bob aren't fun people anymore while Eric & Donna are on their date. Hyde interrupting Eric & Donna's date was definitely the climax of the whole Eric/Donna/Hyde triangle. Eric & Donna become official in the end, Jackie ends up making a long life commitment with Michael after having sex with him, all the jokes were funny, and this episode was just eventful and wildly entertaining. Amazing episode, classic That 70s Show.
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show that 70s show its valentines day and erik decides to take donna on a date and its there first thing is hyde thinks its going to be the last time to say how he feels about donna and then they go on the date donna ends up getting drunk really quickly from the drinks and she sorta ruins it and hyde goes there to make a last effort and turns out to be a bad idea and hyde leaves with there food and the formans learn that they have nothing in common with them anymore at all. this was a good ep
  • Donna cancels her Valentine's Day study date with Hyde so she can go to dinner with Eric, for their first official date.

    It's the day before Valentine's Day of 1977. Hyde and Donna originally have plans to go study at the library for February 14. That is, until Eric comes in between them and asks Donna to dinner for Valentine's Day. She can't give that up! First date on Valentine's Day! So she accepts and thinks that she can go to study at the library any day, although Hyde clearly made it into a 'date' instead of more of an opportunity to study. So Hyde is pissed, especially when Eric says he's going to give Donna his class ring on the date. Hyde tries to come in between the date, but when he arrives, Donna is drunk. Eric comes back and tells Hyde to leave. He does, but he takes their dinner with him. At least he could have one good thing happen to possibly remember on Valentine's Day 1977. Eric eventually gives Donna her class ring, and after Donna throws up, they leave the fancy restaurant and go to The Hub, where Donna's recovering. Eric makes out with her, as they are now official boyfriend and girlfriend. Finally!
  • It's Valentine's Day!

    It's Valentine's Day at Point Pleasant, Wisconsin. The Hyde - Eric - Donna love triangle is taking surface. Their love triangle is a very interesting situation, other than the hilarious jokes that have surfaced from their love traingle, it also adds an amount of drama to the series. This episode really showed the triangle very well, making it a very adventurous chapter to the series.

    Jackie and Michael go on another journey on their relationship and prove their love for each other once again.

    The adults really know how to enjoy Valentine's Day, though it wasn't enjoyable for all of them.

    Funny episode. Lacked a little something from some characters though.
  • Eric and Donna's first official date

    This episode was hilarious especially Donna being drunk on Long Island Iced Teas and Hyde getting a doggy bag for Eric's food to get back at him for "winning" Donna instead of him.

    The Jackie and Kelso plot was very funny aswell, with Kelso's reaction being priceless.

    Fez advising Hyde to go after Donna "but don't tell Eric because I really like his basement" was terrific because it shows that Hyde is his best friend out of the group, or the one he likes most anyway (except for Jackie of course).

    Overall, this episode worked quite well and was a good way to end the Hyde-Donna thing once and for all.
  • Terrific! A very funny episode. A reason I watch this show is because every cast member is very funny. The very first date with Eric and Donna is very funny with Hyde appearing. Every cast member is funny in this episode. This is why the first season is t

    Without a doubt, the first season does not disappoint. Most of the episodes are great. There are some weak episodes but classic episodes like this make up for it. Topher and Laura work so well in this together. I thought the Hyde and Donna thing was kind of dumb, but at least it ends here. One of my favorite episodes.