That '70s Show

Season 5 Episode 15

When the Levee Breaks (a.k.a. Eric and Donna Play House)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2003 on FOX
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When the Levee Breaks (a.k.a. Eric and Donna Play House)
When Bob goes out of town, Eric and Donna decide to "practice" being married at her house. The gang is excited because they think this is a chance to party all weekend at the Pinciotti's place, until Eric and Donna are forced to set them straight. Meanwhile, Kitty goes to the jewelers to pick up a ring she thinks Red got her as a surprise. But she discovers the real surprise: it's actually an engagement ring for Donna.moreless

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  • Play House; Adult Edition!

    Donna and Eric are trying to become little kids again (not really) by playing Married. Some party crashers (AKA, the rest of the gang) tries holding a girl in a tube top, but, that dosen't cut it. When they eat the chicken pinciotti Donna feeds them, Eric REALLY needs to go to the bathroom. And, it's really not nice to go with Donna.

    Now, this episode went up and down here. Kitty gets a call that Eric's ring is ready. She gets it, as Fenton calls Hyde "Stuntman" (no overtones). She gets it, and now, Eric must go to Kelso's house. But, guess WHAT?!

    "No party, no pooper!"

    So, it goes downhill, and I didn't like the outcome of the ending. Still, it's a pretty good episode... if you like the Sims.moreless
  • The beginning of living hell.

    I labeled this episode summary because the parents find out that Eric & Donna are engaged, then the parents give them a lot of grief throughout the season. I love how Kitty finds out, she thinks it's from Red, but then she finds Eric's engagement ring, her reaction is hilarious. I also like how Hyde got a new sweater & it said STUNTMAN, that was so funny at the end when Bob was wearing the same thing, I also like how Eric needed to go to the bathroom the whole time just to be mature. And Red kicks him out, amazing way to end an episode.moreless
  • Folks find out!

    With a whole plot dedicated to Eric trying to find a toilet, the episode really doesn’t sound mature until you actually see the episode which has hilarious moments including the jeweller, Hyde’s jacket that he hates so much he has to get it off his chest, the engagement secret coming out, Hyde, Kelso and Fez wanting to party and excuses and threats galore.

    Eric and Donna having a trial marriage was pretty funny and seemed to get worse as the episode goes on, which of course makes it more entertaining for us, and this episode starts a string that follow about Red’s rage.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Red (to Fez): Don't pussyfoot around! I make three calls, you're back on that raft you floated in on.

    • Kitty: Eric should have told me about his engagement, because in this house, we don't keep secrets.
      (Red walks in)
      Red: What are you talking about?
      Kitty: Cheesecake! Different types of cheesecake!
      Red: Oh. Sorry I missed that.
      Kitty (to Jackie): Don't judge me!

    • Red: Well you tick me off too and I'm locking you out of the house too, Eric.

    • Jackie: See, I don't know why Eric and Donna have to 'practice' being married. I mean it's simple! A good wife should be a cook in the kitchen, a maid in the living room, and an acrobat in the bedroom. And I can hire a cook and a maid!
      Hyde: I am liking you more and more.

    • Fez: No party, no pooper!

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    • Eric: Hey, Dad, it's my life, okay? I'm grown up now.
      Red: Grown up? Well, you sure say that a lot so it must be true. Let me try it. 'Hey everybody, I'm Mr. Rogers!' But wait! I'm not wearing a sweater. And I'm about to kick your ass!

      Mr. Rogers was the host of the children's show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; he always wore a sweater and was affable, kind and soft-spoken, the exact opposite of Red Forman.