That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 16

The First Date

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



  • Trivia

    • The music used in this episode was:
      Jungle Boogie (1973) by Kool & the Gang;
      Disco Lady (1976) by Johnnie Taylor;
      Popcorn (1972) by Hot Butter;
      Bennie And The Jets (1973) by Elton John.

    • Kelso mentions that Eric and Donna's Valentine's Day date is on Saturday. February 14th, 1977 was actually a Monday. While the caption at the beginning of the episode says "February 13th, 1977," the following caption reads "Sunday Afternoon," thus contradicting themselves.

  • Quotes

    • Fez: How much masturbation is too much?
      Hyde: No such thing as too much, Fez.

    • Red: Damn good thing I went with him. He wanted to buy a leisure suit.
      Eric: Come on, Dad. Leisure suits are cool. Everybody wears them.
      Red: Leisure suits are for dumbasses. Believe me.
      (Bob walks in wearing a leisure suit)

    • Jackie: I can't believe you, Michael.
      Kelso: What?
      Jackie: You can't just maul me in front of my father!
      Kelso: I bet he didn't even notice.
      Jackie: He yelled at you to stop it.
      Kelso: I thought he was yelling at you.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Midge: Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom, fear, and anger are the reasons a gull's life is so short.

      The book that Midge is reading from is Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach.

    • Fez: Oh, Gilligan is on.

      The show Eric is watching is Gilligan's Island, a half-hour weekly sitcom that ran from 1964 to 1967, and then ran in syndication.

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