That '70s Show

Season 8 Episode 9

Who Needs You

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2006 on FOX
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Who Needs You
Fez almost loses his apartment when Jackie floods it. He's ready to say "Good day!" to their co-habitation, but Jackie manages to salvage things by bonding with Fenton, the landlord, over shopping, and convincing him to let them stay. Red and Kitty are concerned over the number of arguments that Hyde and Samantha are having. But when they learn the reason for all the fights, it causes some sparks to fly in their own relationship.moreless

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  • 809

    Not a bad episode of That 70s Show, it was sort of neither here nor there for this episode. We've got the regular season eight mediocrity but I managed to chuckle once or twice while watching this episode.

    Why oh why did they add Randy to the transition scenes? He's so awful, and the whole plot with Donna trying to raise money was the worst. Since Laura Prepon has gotten incredibly annoying and uninteresting ever since Eric left, most of all she's been exaggerated, and that's what we saw in tonight's episode.

    The Fez & Jackie Show continues when Jackie floods the apartment. This plot was okay, it felt a bit rushed in the end, and Fez just seemed plain cruel to Jackie when she accidentally flooded the apartment. I never liked Fenton, and the fact that they made him recurring this season just bugs me.

    The only actual genuinely funny plot was Hyde and Sam's plot. Them fighting all the time to spice up their sex life, don't get me wrong, Samantha is and awful addition to the cast, but I loved the reactions from Red & Kitty, and this plot is where I got the most laughs from. Like I said before, Hyde is the only thing holding this show together.moreless
  • Fenton and Fez continue their war while Hyde and Sam purposely create their own.

    This episode is hilarious, particularly Jackie and Fez's argument, which starts out as an ultimatum to shape up or put out, evolves into Jackie flooding the apartment and being ordered out, and then goes right to Jackie giving an ultimatum to Fenton. There were a lot of laughs throughout the episode, and I'm sure there'll be tons more Fez hitting on his roommate scenes to come.

    Hyde and Sam's angry sex is hilarious, and involves one of the classic split conversations that used to occur quite a lot in the show, and Red and Kitty attempting it was very funny.

    Donna trying to raise money was pretty funny, and unintentionally insulting everyone in her delirium was pretty good as well, but it's pretty horrible compared to the other two plots. However, this is still a great instalment of 70s show comedy, and plenty of laughs.moreless
  • Jackie start's her new job, and Leo fall's in love with Donna.

    As all the episodes in this new series, only hard core fans find something to laugh about, Eric and Kelso really make a big difference, however, giving more importance to the other characters can give them a chance to grow.

    Christine St. George: Mary Tyler Moore is disappointing as a new character... lacks "stamina"
  • 2 good plots, one bad one.

    This was an okay episode. The good things about this episode and the bad things about this episode were around the same number. A large focus of the plot was on Fez and Jackie. And these scenes took place in their apartment with no interaction with any of the other cast members involved. This showed that the characters had grown up imensely since the pilot and somewhat justified Eric and Kelso's departure. I also liked how the running gag of the split screen conversations came back and how the license plate had the date on it again. Fenton's return also made the episode worth watching. However, there were a number of bad plots and jokes in this episode. For one, Santa Clause appearing in Donna's dream was the biggest WTF moment of the new year. And Randy is becoming very ennoying. His jokes are unfunny (a joke about a british boy stuck in an elevator was particularly bad) and him getting his own cut scene pissed me off. Since Randy was in a large portion of the episode, spending most of his time hitting on Donna, I've taken 3.2 points off the overrall score. If this episode had avoided the Donna at Grooves records subplot and just had the Fez/Jackie/Fenton plot and the Hyde and stripper wife/Red and Kitty plot, the episode would have been better.

Jud Tylor

Jud Tylor


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Robert Kokol

Robert Kokol

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Jim Rash

Jim Rash


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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Fez: Fine. But if she's staying, I want a better parking space.
      Fenton: You can have S.
      Fez: A!
      Fenton: S!
      Fez: B!
      Fenton: S!
      Fez: C!
      Fenton: Why don't you park on the roof and pay me 3,000 dollars?
      Fez: Is S still available?

    • Fez: Well, if it isn't Jackie. There's only one person I hate more than Jackie, and that is Fenton. And Fenton, there's only one person I hate more than you; Queen Elizabeth. Who does she think she is? Queen of England?

    • Fez: You pushed it too far. I want you out.
      Jackie: Wait, what? Fez, where am I supposed to go?
      Fez: Oh, how about this, why don't you go down to "I Don't Care" Street, make a left on "Get Out Of My Life" Boulevard, and take the express bus to down town "Suck It"!

    • Leo: I think what you're doing here is great, man.
      Donna: Thanks, Leo.
      Leo: Yeah, we haven't had a trash can in here in ages. (throws a wrapper into Donna's donation jar)

    • Donna: We have our first donation. Sir, how much did you give us?
      Randy: Um... 68 cents.
      Donna: Alright. And ah, how did you commit to that kind of cash?
      Randy: I bought something that costs 32 cents.
      Donna: Terrific! Hey, here's a fun fact: money is covered in germs and human waste, so give it to me!

    • Fez: Did you drink my last grape soda?
      Jackie: Yeah! I left the empty bottle in the fridge, so you'd know to buy more.
      Fez: But I'd been looking forward to this grape soda all day. I even made up a song. (singing) I'm looking forward to that grape soda. Yeah!

    • Fez: Z? Z's the last spot. It's dangerous to walk from there at night. I'm a single man.
      Fenton: Well, maybe you should put some effort into your appearance.
      Fez: Maybe you should put some effort into minding your own business!
      Fenton: Maybe you should shut up!
      Fez: Maybe you should go to hell!
      Fenton: I'll go to hell when you shut up!

    • Fenton: Oh, it's you.
      Fez: Fenton!
      Fenton: During business hours, you may address me by my official title, "Landlord." I also respond to "Lord Fenton," or, on Sundays, "The Good Lord." Yes.

    • Hyde: You know, once the thrill being married to a stripper's gone, you're just left with the wife who's always got change for a five.

    • Jackie: What's going on with you and your stupid wife? You guys are fighting like cats and whores.

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    • Jackie: Yeah I know. I had a tough day too. General Hospital was pre-empted by some stupid hostage crisis.

      While the time-line for the series is questionable, this final year does seem to be set in 1979, according to the validation sticker on the license plate in the credits. The hostage crisis that pre-empted television programs in 1979 occurred on November 4, 1979, when Iranian militants stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and took 66 people hostage; this occurred during the reign of Ayatollah Khomeini, although he did not sanction the plan before it happened, he approved of the militants' actions after the fact. The crisis lasted for 444 days, ending on January 20, 1981.

      General Hospital is a long-running ABC soap-opera which began in 1963.