The BEST Episodes of That '70s Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Network: FOX

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.

Moon Over Point Place (1)

#1 - Moon Over Point Place (1)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired May 22, 2000

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.

star 8.13
1,086 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
That '70s Finale

#2 - That '70s Finale

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2006

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.

star 7.98
987 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Gregg Mettler
Love, Wisconsin Style

#3 - Love, Wisconsin Style

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired May 21, 2002

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.

star 7.95
1,047 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Class Picture

#4 - Class Picture

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 19, 2002

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.

star 7.92
992 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Kristin Newman
Misty Mountain Hop

#5 - Misty Mountain Hop

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2003

Jackie recruits the Formans to help clean out her family's mountain cabin, but decides it best not to ask for Hyde's assistance, instead telling him she is attending a doll expo. With Jackie going away, Hyde seizes the opportunity to use Jackie's cabin and invites Kelso and Fez. Donna and Eric get lost on the way to the cabin and spend the trip fighting. Hyde's plan goes wrong when Kelso gets his hand, holding his stash, stuck in a vase just as Jackie and the Formans arrive.

star 7.90
1,133 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Dave Schiff
Eric's Hot Cousin

#6 - Eric's Hot Cousin

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 2002

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.

star 7.88
1,137 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Will Forte
Celebration Day

#7 - Celebration Day

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired May 14, 2003

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.

star 7.88
1,036 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Gregg Mettler
The Acid Queen

#8 - The Acid Queen

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 19, 2003

No one in the gang believes Kelso's claim that he hooked up with Brooke, a beautiful and conservative older girl, at a Molly Hatchet concert. Much to Kelso's shock, Brooke denies knowing him and rejects all of his advances. Brooke's presence also disrupts Jackie and Hyde's relationship when Jackie asks for his opinion about Brooke's looks. Also, Fez decides to pursue college-bound virgins while Eric learns of an interesting collection kept at the local library.

star 7.86
1,107 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Mark Hudis
Young Man Blues

#9 - Young Man Blues

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 14, 2004

It's Kelso's first day as a police cadet and he gets to drive around in a police cruiser with a real cop. His first stop is the Forman house to break up a domestic disturbance (Fez and Laurie are fighting over her sex life). The encounter leaves Fez burning mad, but he gets a chance for revenge when Kelso leaves the cruiser unattended. Meanwhile, Eric attempts to fix the water pipes and lawn mower in order to prove to Red that he's not a failure. And Jackie joins a Big Sister program at school.

star 7.86
1,017 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bryan Moore, Chris Peterson
Garage Sale

#10 - Garage Sale

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 1999

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.

star 7.84
1,514 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Dave Schiff
Magic Bus

#11 - Magic Bus

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 12, 2003

It's Eric's 18th birthday and nothing is going the way he wants it. He expects a birthday breakfast and suprise party from his mom, but Kitty is too preoccupied with resuming her sex life with Red. Plus, it's Donna's last day before moving to Madison for college and Eric is struggling with letting her go. In the end, Donna manages to salvage the day with the gift she gives him at the bus station.

star 7.83
1,106 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Rob Des Hotel
The Immigrant Song

#12 - The Immigrant Song

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 7, 2003

The Formans are horrified when they realize that Red has gone fishing - he only does that when he's really angry. When he finally returns, Red has his final say on Eric and Donna's decision to move. Meanwhile, Kelso, Hyde, and Fez decide to paint obscene pictures on the water tower as their senior prank. Hyde and Kelso's arguing over Jackie lands Kelso in the hospital, leaving Fez to face the police alone and Jackie to face her feelings about who she wants to be with.

star 7.83
1,032 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Rob Des Hotel
Red Gets a Job

#13 - Red Gets a Job

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 1, 2000

Eric gets a job at Price Mart as a cashier while Red gets one as a supervisor. Kelso tries to break up with Laurie because she wants a real relationship but Laurie threatens to tell Jackie about her and Kelso.

star 7.82
1,186 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Whole Lotta Love

#14 - Whole Lotta Love

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 2003

Red is angry that Donna and Eric are engaged, so he gives Eric the silent treatment, leaving it up to Donna to try to talk to him. Fez finally does it with Nina; he's happy that he finally did it, but afterwards, things aren't so great. Kelso gives Jackie a birthday present, but insists that he's not trying to do anything; Hyde didn't even know it was her birthday.

star 7.82
1,058 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Philip Stark
Eric's Birthday

#15 - Eric's Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 30, 1998

Eric's 17th birthday is coming up and he really doesn't want a party. Unfortunately, it's extremely obvious that Kitty is planning a surprise party against his wishes – she's even invited his older sister Laurie home from college for the event. Eric enlists Laurie's help in calling off the party while Kelso naively tries to attract her interest. And Donna, who's unsure about the state of her relationship with Eric, gets advice from Jackie on what to get him for a gift.

star 7.82
1,864 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner
The Seeker

#16 - The Seeker

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired May 19, 2004

Everyone does their best to cheer Donna up after Eric disappeared before the wedding. Midge even shows up to console her daughter, but her arrival causes an awkward scene with Bob and Pam. Also, Hyde lands in the hospital after he takes Donna to the water tower for a talk. While Kitty looks after Hyde, she goes through his medical records and stumbles upon a life-altering piece of news.

star 7.81
979 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
The Good Son

#17 - The Good Son

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 26, 1999

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.

star 7.81
1,139 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Arthur F. Montmorency
Canadian Road Trip

#18 - Canadian Road Trip

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 8, 2001

Eric, Hyde, Fez, Kelso and Leo go to Canada to get some beer. Unfortunately, they get stopped on their way back across the border because Fez lost his green card. Donna tries to convince Jackie that she's being scammed by a modeling agency. Red gets a bonus at work: a Beta Max so he can tape something now and watch it later, but he forgets a vital step in the process.

star 7.80
1,106 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Dave Schiff
Cat Fight Club

#19 - Cat Fight Club

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 15, 2000

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.

star 7.80
1,227 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Philip Stark
Mother's Little Helper

#20 - Mother's Little Helper

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2004

When a hot girl tells Fez she wants to date him, he is delighted. He later finds out the girl was supposed to date Kelso, but blew him off. After Kelso begs, Fez agrees to help him regain his lost mojo. Donna and Jackie learn that play-fighting is an art. And Kitty tries to get Red to be more adventurous in their sex life.

star 7.79
893 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Mark Hudis
Fun It

#21 - Fun It

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 14, 2005

Bored with hanging around in the basement all the time, the gang looks for some fun elsewhere; Randy takes them to a local burger place where they have a lot of problems with the manager. Seeking revenge for being treated badly, Randy steals the mascot for the restaurant, Fatso the Clown. This puts him in the gang's good books, until things go horribly wrong.

star 7.79
726 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: David Spancer
Afterglow

#22 - Afterglow

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 2000

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.

star 7.79
1,128 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin
Sleepover

#23 - Sleepover

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 1999

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.

star 7.78
1,315 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Dean Batali, Rob Des Hotel
Red Fired Up

#24 - Red Fired Up

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 8, 2000

Red is starting be nicer to Eric at work, since there's a bad employee, Earl, who's getting all of Red's attention. But when Red fires Earl, and Eric stands up for him, Eric is back in Red's line of fire. Meanwhile, Kelso decides to date Laurie openly, and they both get lectures from Hyde and Kitty.

star 7.78
1,164 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Dave Schiff
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

#25 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 5, 2003

Hyde's depressed that Jackie still seems to have feelings for Michael. Annette's not happy either, because Kelso seems to still be attached to Jackie. And Kitty takes to her bed, because she feels her mother doesn't love her.

star 7.78
1,012 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Kristin Newman