That '70s Show

Season 1 Episode 21

Water Tower

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

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  • Kelso falls off the water tower while the gang is painting a potleaf on it, and Eric encounters the scariest thing of his life when he walks in on his parents having sex.

    Jackie gets upset when her beloved Michael Kelso falls off the water tower. Who does she blame? Hyde. But why would she blame Hyde? Because, he forced Kelso to climb up higher on the water tower to improve the potleaf the gang had painted on it. Kelso slips, falls, and takes a hard landing on the ground below him. Hyde's not upset, though. He's worried about the potleaf looking like a hand giving him the finger. Jackie turns Kelso against Hyde, too, while he is recovering. But in the end, Hyde reminds Kelso of a time that he was in pain and Kelso just laughed. So they're all even. Jackie doesn't think so, though. Meanwhile, before Kelso gets to the hospital, Eric goes up to his parents' bedroom to get his mom, a nurse, to help him. But he quickly backs away when he opens their door and walks in on them having sex. Eww, gross! They don't even notice Eric as he runs off, and just takes the gang to the hospital himself. During the episode, Red and Kitty are suspicious that Eric is doing drugs because of his loss of appetite and just flat out, loss of mood to Red or Kitty. He can't even look at them without their clothes "being off"! (This is just a fantasy, of course) In the end, Eric and his parents have a talk about drugs, and Eric says that's he's not on drugs. When Red asks him what the hell is wrong, he can't say it, and just admits to being on drugs. But Laurie butts in and says it for him: "Eric walked on you guys having sex!" So Red and Kitty share a laugh over it, and Red confirms that Eric has learned his lesson: Always knock. Even if it is in the middle of the afternoon.