That '70s Show first aired on FOX in 1998, and ran for nine seasons. It was a hilarious retro-sitcom that followed the lives of Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spent their time hanging out in Eric’s basement. This show has had many memorable moments, and here we will rank the best episodes of That '70s Show.
The series had a long run of nine seasons and was a fan favorite for many. It featured some of the most iconic comedy scenes from the '70s, and fans can still remember the catchphrases from the show. From Donna and Eric’s relationship to Jackie and Hyde’s playful banter, every episode had something memorable to offer.
That '70s Show had a huge impact on pop culture and was a part of many people's childhoods. To celebrate the show’s legacy, here we will count down the best episodes of That '70s Show, as ranked by fans.
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In the season opener of That '70s Show, Eric is not pleased when he finds out that Donna has a picture of her mooning the camera in the yearbook. Eric is filled with jealousy, and must figure out a way to deal with the situation. Fez is feeling the effects of racism when he discovers that there are no pictures of him in the yearbook, and takes his frustration out on a game of Foosball. Meanwhile, Jackie wants to spend time with Hyde, but when he won’t go to roller disco with her, she decides to experience life on his side of the tracks.
Eric is determined to make sure that Donna’s picture does not stay in the yearbook, and his friends are determined to help him. Fez is still struggling with the fact that there are no pictures of him in the yearbook and is determined to make his voice heard. Jackie wants to spend more time with Hyde, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get him to go roller disco with her. As the episode progresses, each character must figure out a way to handle the obstacles that come their way.
The episode was rated 8.18 from 419 votes.
That '70s Show ended with a final episode, That '70s Finale, on December 31, 1979. The gang was gathered at the Formans' house to celebrate the end of the decade. Old friends returned to celebrate the new decade and some said goodbye as they got ready to leave.
The finale was a bittersweet experience for many viewers, as evidenced by the comments left by those who had watched the episode. Many were sad to see the show end, expressing their sorrow in their comments. Some were even so emotional that they cried as they watched the episode.
The episode was rated 8.11 from 378 votes.
The Formans are in need of some extra money, so they decide to have a garage sale. Hyde, wanting to contribute to the cause, bakes his special brownies to be sold at the baked goods table. Eric warns him that something bad will happen, but Hyde ignores him and brings the brownies to the sale.Unfortunately, the brownies end up in the wrong hands, and Red is left to deal with the consequences of his actions.
Meanwhile, Fez and Jackie go to the movies together, and Fez uses the opportunity to put the moves on Jackie. To his surprise, Jackie seems to like it. It's clear that despite their constant bickering, Fez and Jackie still have feelings for one another.
The episode was rated 8.10 from 531 votes.
In the episode "Dine and Dash" of That '70s Show, Kelso invites the gang to an expensive dinner but skips out on the bill, leaving Eric and Donna in the restaurant with no money. Eric and Donna, fed up with their "square" personalities, decide to get back at the gang and devise a plan to sneak out of the restaurant without paying. Meanwhile, Bob is feeling neglected when Red doesn't offer him a job at Price Mart, and Jackie is stuck in the middle of the boys' drama.
Kelso's reckless behavior leads to Eric and Donna taking on a more rebellious persona, and they attempt to dine and dash. The two of them find that their plan works, but it doesn't come without consequences. Bob is hurt that Red didn't think to give him a job offer, and Red is left regretting not giving Bob a chance. Jackie is left trying to pick up the pieces between Kelso, Eric and Red. In the end, the gang learns a lesson about the consequences of their actions.
The episode was rated 8.07 from 401 votes.
In the season finale of That '70s Show, Til the Next Goodbye (2), Jackie is homesick and reaches out for the gang for companionship, only for Eric to find out that Kitty deliberately hid a letter outlining the vaccination shots he needs for his year-long stay in Africa. As Eric prepares to say his goodbyes to the gang, Hyde talks to Leo about his true feelings for Jackie and decides to follow her to Chicago, with disastrous results. The episode ends with Marc getting thrown out, and Cody putting himself up in his place.
The episode leaves viewers with a bittersweet feeling as the gang is forced to part ways, yet again. It is a roller coaster of emotions as fans cheer for Hyde and Jackie, but also tear up when Eric has his final Circle with the guys. Filled with nostalgia and heart-wrenching moments, That '70s Show is sure to make viewers cry like a "pussy" - as one comment put it - with its heartfelt finale.
The episode was rated 8.04 from 297 votes.
In the episode Love, Wisconsin Style of That 70's Show, 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. This episode is a funny look at the generational divide between Red and the younger members of the gang.
Meanwhile, Jackie suggests that Kelso kiss another girl so that they can reconcile. The episode offers a peek into the relationship dynamics between the young characters as they try to figure out how to deal with their romantic feelings. Hyde and Fez also add to the comedy as they try to decide what to do with some dead fish that they have stolen. Overall, the episode is a hilarious look at the dynamics between the main characters as they navigate their teenage years in the 70s.
The episode was rated 8.04 from 351 votes.
In the episode 'Celebration Day' of That '70s Show, the gang is split in half when high school graduation is looming. Eric and Donna are all set to move into their Madison apartment, while poor Fez is in danger of being deported. Meanwhile, the love triangle between Jackie, Hyde and Kelso is intensifying. Despite the tension, the six friends go camping together the night before graduation. Laurie joins them and changes Fez's life, while back home Red gives Kitty medication to help her cope with Eric's upcoming departure.
This episode of That '70s Show is full of emotion and drama, as the friends are about to leave high school and go their separate ways. It's a bittersweet moment for the gang, as they deal with their own personal issues while coming to terms with the impending separation. The episode also deals with important social issues such as immigration, as Fez's life hangs in the balance. Through it all, the friends come together to celebrate their last moments together, and it's a heartwarming reminder of the power of friendship.
The episode was rated 8.03 from 340 votes.
In the episode of That '70s Show titled "Eric's Hot Cousin," Eric is visited by his cousin Penny, whom he used to tease unmercifully when they were younger. However, Penny has now grown into an attractive woman, and all the guys in the group are instantly infatuated with her, much to Donna and Jackie's dismay. In response, Donna and Jackie try to become hotter than Penny, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Kitty, feeling insecure about her place in the group, decides to get a pet.
The episode is a classic sitcom comedy of errors, as Donna and Jackie attempt to one-up Penny in the looks department and fail miserably. Eric is embarrassed and frustrated by his cousin's sudden transformation, and Kitty's decision to get a pet provides a humorous subplot. This episode of That '70s Show is a funny and insightful look at the relationships between the characters and the lengths people will go to in order to feel accepted and appreciated.
The episode was rated 8.02 from 383 votes.
In the episode "Eric's Panties" of That '70s Show, Donna finds a pair of panties in the Vista Cruiser and assumes that Eric is cheating on her with his lab partner. The group of friends is in for a surprise when they learn the truth behind the panties. Meanwhile, Red's doctor's appointment reveals that he has high blood pressure, so Kitty puts him on a strict diet. His new diet proves to be unenjoyable and Kelso finds himself with a new nickname due to an accident in the cafeteria.
The episode starts off with Donna finding a pair of panties in the Vista Cruiser, and she immediately assumes that Eric is cheating on her with his lab partner. The group of friends is shocked when they discover who the panties really belong to. They are all filled with surprise, and their assumptions are wrong. Red's doctor's appointment shows that he has high blood pressure and Kitty puts him on a strict diet, which he finds inedible. To add to the chaos, Kelso gets a new nickname at the cafeteria due to a mishap.
The episode was rated 8.02 from 458 votes.
In the second part of the episode Reefer Madness, Hyde returns from jail only to find Red beyond furious with him. Red is so angry that he wants to kick Hyde out of the house, and is afraid that he will turn the other kids into dope fiends. Eric is left wondering if he should tell the truth to Red in order to keep Hyde from being kicked out.
Meanwhile, Leo visits the Formans to speak on Steven's behalf. Donna discovers why Jackie is so obsessed with Hyde. As the episode goes on, it becomes clear that Red's anger is based in his fear of drugs, and his attempt to protect the other kids from the dangers of drug use. It is up to Eric to decide if he should tell the truth and keep Hyde in the house, or if he should keep his secret and let Hyde be kicked out.
The episode was rated 8.02 from 478 votes.
In the episode of That '70s Show titled "A New Hope", the guys all go to the movies to see the classic Star Wars movie and are all blown away by it. Red, who is Eric's dad and his boss, asks Eric to hang out with his boss' son who he hasn't seen since he was just an awkward kid, but has now grown into a good-looking young man and is also interested in reading Donna's short stories. Meanwhile, Laurie, who is Eric's sister, starts flirting with Kelso out of boredom.
This episode is a great representation of the classic coming of age themes that the show is known for. Eric is struggling to find his place in the world, while Red's boss' son is finding his own. Donna is exploring her creativity through writing, while Laurie is finding out what she likes in a man. All of these characters are going through changes and it's interesting to watch them trying to figure out how to navigate through life.
The episode was rated 8.02 from 479 votes.
In the episode of That '70s Show titled Cat Fight Club, Kelso is warned that his relationship with Laurie could have dangerous consequences if Red finds out. Jackie, feeling overwhelmed by Laurie's insults, turns to Hyde for advice on how to stay cool. With Hyde's help, she finds the confidence to stand up for herself and come out on top of the feud between her and Laurie.
This episode is a classic example of the show's witty humor and relatable plots. It follows the typical sitcom format of a misunderstanding between two characters and the chaos that follows. This episode also showcases the strong bond between the characters, as Jackie looks to Hyde for help and advice. Viewers can connect with the characters as they navigate the complexities of growing up in the 70s and find humor in the unique situations they find themselves in.
The episode was rated 7.99 from 415 votes.
In the episode "The Pill" of That '70s Show, Jackie confides in Eric that she might be pregnant, which he then tells Donna. This inspires Donna to go on birth control pills. Unfortunately, Bob and the Formans find out, causing Eric a lot of grief.
This episode was a surprise to some viewers, as they were expecting the plot to be about the morning after pill. Despite this, the show still captures the teenage life of the characters well. It is a great representation of the pressures and decisions young people often have to make.
The episode was rated 7.99 from 503 votes.
Kitty plans a surprise birthday party for her son Hyde's 18th birthday. To make the party special, she enlists Jackie and Fez to help decorate the house, much to Donna's annoyance. Meanwhile, Eric, Donna, and Kelso decide to steal a street sign for Hyde's birthday present. However, Hyde doesn't want to celebrate because he believes that once he turns 18, he will have to move out of the Formans' house.
The episode plays out as a classic coming-of-age story, as Hyde struggles to come to terms with the fact that he is growing up and will soon have to leave the Formans' home. The episode is also a tribute to the '70s era, as the characters use their wits and creativity to come up with a surprise birthday celebration. With its comedic moments, heartfelt moments, and a street sign heist, this episode of That '70s Show is sure to leave viewers with a smile on their faces.
The episode was rated 7.98 from 358 votes.
In the episode "The Good Son" of That '70s Show, Eric is enjoying having Hyde as a brother because Hyde does all of his chores for him. However, Eric soon realizes his parents have started to prefer Hyde over him, and he begins to resent him. Hyde changes from the fun, trouble-making guy Eric used to know to an uptight bore. Meanwhile, Midge and Bob are struggling in their relationship, and Red's old war buddy comes back and Red finds out he's a swinger.
This episode of That '70s Show is a great example of how relationships can be tested when things don't go as expected. Eric has grown accustomed to Hyde doing all his chores and being the fun, wild guy he loves. When Hyde changes and his parents start to like him more, Eric is filled with resentment. Midge and Bob's relationship issues also come to the surface in this episode, and Red is forced to confront his old friend's new lifestyle. This episode offers a hilarious, yet thought-provoking, exploration of how relationships can be tested in the face of change.
The episode was rated 7.98 from 443 votes.
In the episode of That '70s Show titled "Parents Find Out", Eric and Donna are caught having sex while in the Vista Cruiser by the police. The police then take them to the Forman's home where Red tells Donna that as an adult she should tell her parents about the situation and if she doesn't, he will. When Kitty finds out that Eric and Donna are having sex, she has a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, Fez, Hyde and Kelso try to pick up women on Kelso's CB radio.
The episode brings up a lot of difficult issues and emotions. The situation of Eric and Donna being caught by the police is a difficult one to handle and the fact that Red tells Donna to tell her parents about it or he will, puts even more pressure on her. When Kitty finds out, it is a very emotional moment for her as she is filled with shock and disbelief that her daughter is having sex. On the other hand, Fez, Hyde and Kelso try to lighten up the situation by attempting to pick up women on Kelso's CB radio.
The episode was rated 7.98 from 431 votes.
In That '70s Show's "That Disco Episode", the gang decides to go to a disco. Unfortunately, Steven doesn't know how to dance, so Mrs. Forman steps in to teach him. Little do they know, Mr. Pinciotti walks in on them in a compromising position and mistakenly believes they are having an affair. Meanwhile, Kelso gets jealous of Fez for flirting with Jackie.
Throughout the episode, viewers get an oxymoron when Hyde invites Donna to kiss, yet Donna moves forward with Eric instead. It's clear that Donna has feelings for Eric, leading to the conclusion that the key to the episode is that Donna has feelings for Eric. Ultimately, the episode wraps up with the gang enjoying a night at the disco, with Steven now knowing how to dance!
The episode was rated 7.97 from 589 votes.
It's career day and the gang must spend the day working with their parents. Eric is surprised to see how hard his mom Kitty works as a nurse at a hospital. Meanwhile, Hyde and Fez interview cafeteria lady "Gross Edna" and their mother and son feuding ensues. Poor Michael struggles to figure out what his dad does and Donna is embarrassed by Bob's crazy promotional antics. But Red and Jackie have an unexpected bond and it was a sight to behold.
Kitty showcases her exemplary nursing skills in the hospital and the gang learns a valuable lesson about their parents. From Hyde's mother and son bickering to Michael's confusion about his dad's job, the episode was a hilarious exploration of the parent-child dynamic. But the highlight of the episode was Red and Jackie's unlikely bond. Red, who normally doesn't take a liking to Eric's friends, surprisingly finds himself drawn to Jackie and it was a moment of pure joy.
The episode was rated 7.97 from 504 votes.
In the episode "Kitty and Eric's Night Out" of That '70s Show, Eric's mother, Kitty, takes him out to the movies. At first, Eric is embarrassed by the idea, but eventually he ends up having a good time. Meanwhile, Fez meets a girl and starts dating her, while Hyde is surprised that she went from him to Fez. Jackie is also jealous because she has feelings for Fez.
This episode is really sweet. It's lovely to see the relationship between Eric and his mother and how they manage to have a great time together. It's also interesting to see the reactions of Hyde and Jackie when Fez starts dating the girl as it reveals their own feelings for him. All in all, it's a fun and heartwarming episode that fans will surely enjoy.
The episode was rated 7.96 from 415 votes.
In this episode of That '70s Show, Eric takes his parents' Corvette out while they are away and lets his date drive. Unfortunately, she manages to get it all dirty, leaving Eric in a scramble to get it cleaned before his parents come home. Meanwhile, Jackie and Donna snoop around Casey Kelso's room while he is out of town, discovering that Michael likes to hang out there.
Eric's Corvette Caper is an adventure full of hijinks and unexpected surprises. Eric's plan to take the Corvette out for a spin quickly goes awry when his date gets it all dirty. In a desperate attempt to get it clean before his parents come home, Eric must enlist the help of his friends. Jackie and Donna take advantage of Casey Kelso's absence to investigate what Michael is up to in his room. In the end, Eric must come up with a plan to get the Corvette clean in time and Jackie and Donna have to face the consequences of their snooping.
The episode was rated 7.96 from 352 votes.
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