The Best Episodes of That '70s Show
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2019
Set in the Wisconsin suburbs of the United States, Eric Forman lives under the authority of his parents, Red and Kitty. Next door is his girlfriend/neighbor, Donna Pinciotti and her parents Bob and Midge. The rest of the gang includes Jackie, and her sometimes boyfriend, Kelso, Hyde, a conspiracy theorist and Fez, a foreign exchange student. The gang mostly likes to spend their time in Eric's basement, pondering their lives, parents, and their futures, while getting into many funny mishaps and adventures in their teenage lives along the way.
#1 - Moon Over Point Place (1)
Season 2 - Episode 26
Eric hates it when he finds a picture of Donna mooning the camera in the yearbook, and has to deal with his jealousy in the matter. Fez thinks that the white man is keeping him down because there are no pictures of him in the yearbook, and takes out his anger in a Foosball game. Jackie wants to spend time with Hyde, but when he won't go to roller disco with her, she decides to see what life is like on his side of the tracks.
#2 - That '70s Finale
Season 8 - Episode 22
December 31, 1979, and the gang is gathered at the Formans' house for one last New Year's Eve of the '70s. A party isn't a party unless the gang's all here... and some old friends return to celebrate the new decade, while some others get ready to leave.
#3 - Garage Sale
Season 2 - Episode 1
To help with finances, the Formans have a garage sale. Hyde, wanting to help out as well, makes his special brownies to sell at the baked goods table, even though Eric warns him not to; the brownies fall into the wrong hands. Red sells more than he intended to, and has to deal with the consequences of his actions. At the movies, Fez puts the moves on Jackie.
#4 - Love, Wisconsin Style
Season 4 - Episode 27
Kitty and Eric go to the Hub after a dentist appointment and catch Donna (who's drunk) skipping school with Casey. Neither Bob nor Joanne can exert any authority over Donna, so a frustrated Red intervenes while everyone watches. Meanwhile, Jackie suggests that Kelso kiss another girl so that they can reconcile. And Hyde and Fez try to decide what to do with some dead fish that they stole.
#5 - Dine and Dash
Season 3 - Episode 13
Kelso invites the gang to an expensive dinner but skips on the bill, leaving Eric and Donna in the restaurant with no money. The two of them decide to shed their "square" personalities and get back at the gang. Bob is upset that Red didn't offer him a job at Price Mart.
#6 - Eric's Hot Cousin
Season 4 - Episode 14
Eric' cousin Penny, whom he used to tease unmercifully when they were younger, comes for a visit, and she's...grown some. All the guys are infatuated with her, much to Donna and Jackie's dismay. Jackie and Donna try to be hotter than Penny, with disasterous results. Kitty, feeling like she's not needed, wants to get a pet.
#7 - Reefer Madness (2)
Season 3 - Episode 1
Hyde returns from jail only to find Red beyond furious and ready to kick him out of the house. Afraid that he'll turn the other kids into dope fiends, Red asks Eric if Hyde has ever pressured him to do drugs in the past. Eric wonders if he should confess the truth to Red in order to keep him from forcing Hyde out. Elsewhere, Leo visits the Formans to speak on Steven's behalf while Donna uncovers the reason behind Jackie's new found obsession with Hyde.
#8 - A New Hope
Season 1 - Episode 20
The guys go see Star Wars and are all completely blown away by it. Red asks Eric to hang out with his boss' son now that he's started working at the plant full-time again. David was an awkward kid the last time Eric saw him, but now he's a hunk who likes reading Donna's short stories. Also, Laurie starts hitting on Kelso out of boredom.
#9 - Eric's Panties
Season 3 - Episode 6
Donna finds a pair of panties in the Vista Cruiser and thinks that Eric is cheating on her with his lab partner. Everyone is in for a big shock when they find out who the panties really belong to. Red's doctor's appointment shows that he has high blood pressure, so Kitty puts him on a strict diet, which he finds inedible. Kelso gains a new nickname due to a mishap in the cafeteria.
#10 - Cat Fight Club
Season 2 - Episode 25
Kelso has been warned that it could be dangerous for him if Red finds out that he's dating Laurie. Jackie finds herself tongue-tied in the face of Laurie's insults, so Hyde gives her lessons in Zen-coolness. She uses this, and a few other things, to triumph over her rival.
#11 - Til the Next Goodbye (2)
Season 7 - Episode 25
Kelso drops Jackie off in Chicago, but she is immediately homesick and reaches out to the gang for companionship. Eric finds out at the last minute that Kitty deliberately hid a letter outlining the vaccination shots he’s required to have before going to Africa for the year. He has his final Circle with the guys only to finally be busted by Red! As Eric says his good-byes to everyone, Hyde talks to Leo about his true feelings for Jackie and decides to follow her to Chicago…with disastrous results.
#12 - The Good Son
Season 1 - Episode 25
Eric loves having Hyde as a "brother" because he does all of Eric's chores but when his parents start to prefer Hyde he starts to hate him. Hyde changes from the conspiracy minded trouble-making guy Eric loves to a total bore. Midge and Bob are having relationship problems. Red's old war buddy comes back and Red finds out that he's a swinger.
#13 - Eric's Corvette Caper
Season 4 - Episode 22
When Red and Kitty go out of town, Eric takes the Corvette out and lets his date drive. She manages to get it all dirty and Eric scrambles to get it clean in time because his parents are coming home early. Jackie and Donna snoop around in Casey Kelso's room while he's away, and discover that Michael likes to hang out there.
#14 - Celebration Day
Season 5 - Episode 25
The gang will be split in half when high school graduation is over: Eric and Donna are all set to move into their Madison apartment, while poor Fez is about to be deported. The love triangle amongst the others grows more heated as Hyde and Kelso compete over an indecisive Jackie. But this tense situation is put aside so that the six friends can go camping together the night before graduation. Laurie tags along and dramatically changes Fez's life. Back at the Forman house, Red gives Kitty medication to help her deal with her depression over Eric's imminent departure.
#15 - Hyde's Birthday
Season 4 - Episode 23
Kitty plans a surprise birthday party for Hyde's 18th birthday. She recruits Jackie and Fez as decorators because of their feminine creativity (much to Donna's annoyance). Eric, Donna, and Kelso decide to steal a street sign for Hyde's present. But Hyde doesn't want to celebrate because he thinks this means he'll have to move out of the Formans' house.
#16 - The Pill
Season 1 - Episode 17
Since no one else is around, Jackie confides in Eric that she thinks she might be pregnant. Eric passes the news on to Donna, who tries to get Jackie to tell Kelso. The incident inspires Donna to go on birth control pills. Her decision inadvertantly causes Eric a lot of grief when Bob and the Formans find out.
#17 - Parents Find Out
Season 2 - Episode 19
Eric and Donna are caught having sex in the Vista Cruiser by the police. They bring them to the Forman's home. Red tells Donna that as an adult she should tell her parents and if she doesn't he will. Kitty has a nervous breakdown when she finds out that Eric and Donna are having sex. Fez, Hyde and Kelso try to pick up women on Kelso's CB radio.
#18 - That Disco Episode
Season 1 - Episode 7
The kids decide to go to a disco but Steven doesn't know how to dance so Mrs. Forman teaches him to dance. Mr. Pinciotti walks in on them in a compromising position and believes they're having an affair. Kelso gets jealous of Fez because he thinks he's putting the moves on Jackie.
#19 - Kitty and Eric's Night Out
Season 2 - Episode 18
Eric goes out with his mom to the movies and is embarrassed at first but ends up having a good time. Fez gets a girlfriend and Hyde can't believe that she went from him to Fez and Jackie is jealous because she likes Fez.
#20 - Going to California
Season 5 - Episode 1
Donna has had enough of the Golden State. She misses Eric, who, although she doesn't know it, is headed West - despite his parents' objections - to declare his love and bring her home. Kelso, however, has decided he has found the woman of his dreams in Annette, who is beautiful and believes in him. Back in Wisconsin, Jackie is a changed woman, thanks to a change in boyfriends.
#21 - Afterglow
Season 2 - Episode 17
Donna has finally made Eric a man; he's overjoyed about it until he hears that things didn't go as well as he thought they had. Upset that she talked to the others instead of him, Eric suggests that they just don't do it again. Donna's upset because this was exactly what she feared would happen; things would get weird between them. They manage to resolve the matter, without the help of their friends. Meanwhile, Red, overjoyed at finally getting a pay check again, buys a special treat for himself and Kitty.
#22 - Career Day
Season 1 - Episode 18
It's career day and the gang must spend the day working with their parents. Eric goes to the hospital with Kitty and is amazed at all she has to deal with every day. Fez accompanies Hyde and interviews cafeteria lady "Gross Edna" while mother and son feud. Poor Michael spends the entire day trying to figure out what his dad does, while Donna is mortified by Bob's crazy promotional antics. And Red finally finds one of Eric's friends he likes: Jackie.
#23 - Red Sees Red
Season 3 - Episode 2
As punishment for being "dope-heads", Red gives Eric and Hyde a curfew. Laurie is all for it until she discovers that it applies to her too. Red booby-traps the house so that he'll know if there are any escape attempts, and keeps increasing the discipline, despite Kitty's pleas for leniency. Jackie is still trying to convince Hyde that she's the woman for him, but he's not buying it.
#24 - Class Picture
Season 4 - Episode 20
While trying to come up with a quote for the yearbook, the gang recalls how they met for the first time. They go through the times when they each met each other, no matter how embarrassing or stupid they were. They also try to work out a saying to put under each of their pictures. Kelso finally comes up with the perfect quote for them all, "It's been a long, strange journey...in Forman's basement!" The gang also realizes how strong their friendship is.
#25 - Sleepover
Season 2 - Episode 8
Donna finally sleeps with Eric, but when the guys find out that all they did was sleep, they tease him mercilessly. Hyde gets a job at the FotoHut, and finds out that compared to his boss, he's a workaholic. And Kitty has to work double shifts at the hospital, leaving Red to do the cooking.