That '70s Show (season 7)

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That '70s Show Season 7
That '70s Show season 7 DVD.png
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 8, 2004 (2004-09-08) – May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)
Season chronology
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List of That '70s Show episodes

The seventh season of That '70s Show, an American television series, began September 8, 2004, and ended on May 18, 2005. It aired on Fox. The region 1 DVD was released on October 16, 2007.[1] This season is set entirely in 1979.

This is the last season to feature Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher as regulars. Grace leaves the show at the end of the season to star in Spider-Man 3, and Kutcher to star in The Guardian. However, Kutcher appears five times in the next season as a "Special Guest Star", and Grace makes an uncredited cameo in the series finale.

Note: All episodes are named after songs by The Rolling Stones.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Guest starring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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154 1 "Time Is on My Side" David Trainer Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo September 8, 2004 (2004-09-08) 701
Eric and Donna decide to stay together after the wedding fiasco, but he is unsure how to proceed with his life. Once Eric understands what he wants to do, the gang helps him finance his plans. Midge and Pam continue to bicker for Bob's affection, and Red forces him to make the right choice, which Red and Kitty disagree upon. Special Guest Star: Tanya Roberts and Brooke Shields
155 2 "Let's Spend the Night Together" David Trainer Dean Batali September 15, 2004 (2004-09-15) 702
Hyde finally meets his biological father, William Barnett, and is surprised at his ethnicity. Eric goes with Donna to a feminist rally and Kelso is expecting the birth of his baby. Absent: Don Stark
156 3 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" David Trainer Kristin Newman September 22, 2004 (2004-09-22) 703
Eric vandalizes a muffler shop, which Red later buys, and Kelso believes being a single parent to his new baby daughter, Betsy, could serve to his advantage in dating women, or so he thinks.
157 4 "Beast of Burden" David Trainer Dave Schiff September 29, 2004 (2004-09-29) 704
Eric is upset when Red hires Hyde instead of him to work at his new muffler shop, "Forman & Son." William offers Hyde a job, too, which conflicts with Hyde's choices, and Fez becomes a shampoo boy at a local salon. Special Guest Star: Tanya Roberts
158 5 "It's Only Rock and Roll" David Trainer Philip Stark October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06) 705
Hyde starts working at his father's record store chain and Kitty starts doing T'ai chi to calm her nerves. After Kelso gives away his Playboy magazines, Fez delves too deeply into its material. Special Guest Star: Tanya Roberts
159 6 "Rip This Joint" David Trainer Rob Des Hotel November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03) 706
Eric goes to jail after he is caught pranking a neighbor's yard. Meanwhile, Kitty throws a party at the Forman house, and Midge locks herself in Red's bathroom, after Bob throws a jealous fuss over her and William. Final Appearance Of: Tanya Roberts
160 7 "Mother's Little Helper" David Trainer Mark Hudis November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10) 707
Kitty stops making meals until Red reads The Joy Of Sex and decides how to proceed with their sex life. One of Fez's customers at the salon, Danielle (Lindsay Lohan), stands up her date and goes out with Fez, while Kelso asks Fez for advice on women.
161 8 "Angie" David Trainer Chris Peterson & Bryan Moore November 17, 2004 (2004-11-17) 708
The gang meets Hyde's half-sister, Angie, who wants nothing more than to see him out of their father's record company. Eric begins taking Spanish lessons, but it is just a cover for something he loves to do, which shocks the entire gang. Absent: Don Stark
162 9 "You Can't Always Get What You Want" David Trainer Gregg Mettler November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24) 709
Eric wants to go to a Styx concert on Thanksgiving, but his parents want him to stay for dinner. Hyde and Angie open up a new record store for their father called "Grooves", but plans for its grand opening aren't going as well as they seem.
163 10 "Surprise, Surprise" David Trainer Sarah McLaughlin December 1, 2004 (2004-12-01) 710
Hyde is not pleased when Angie reveals she slept with someone in the gang, and must bear the laughter thrown at him. Eric doesn't understand how Donna compares him to a "twizzler", and Kitty helps Jackie bake something for Hyde, in order to cheer him up.
164 11 "Winter" David Trainer Dean Batali December 15, 2004 (2004-12-15) 711
The guys take all the toys intended for the Christmas Toy Drive and play around with them first before returning it. Kitty meets an old acquaintance at the Toy Drive, and Jackie wonders if Hyde will grow up from his childish antics.
165 12 "Don't Lie to Me" David Trainer Kristin Newman January 5, 2005 (2005-01-05) 712
Concerned about her future with Hyde, Jackie pretends to be engaged to Fez during a wedding reception for one of their former high school seniors' sister (Jenna Fischer), which could prove to be troublesome in Hyde and Jackie's relationship. At the same time, the gang tells Angie why she should break up with Kelso, only to have him admit genuine affection for her after the breakup. Absent: Don Stark
166 13 "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" David Trainer Rob Des Hotel January 12, 2005 (2005-01-12) 713
When Kelso accidentally threatens the President, the guys go paranoid, believing the authorities are out to get them, and try desperately to get rid of everything illegal in the Forman house. Red goes ice fishing with Kitty, and Donna takes Jackie to her karate class, where Jackie sorts out her feelings behind the breakup with Hyde. Absent: Don Stark
167 14 "Street Fighting Man" David Trainer Alan Dybner February 9, 2005 (2005-02-09) 714
Donna scores tickets to a Green Bay Packers game, and while Hyde, Kelso and Fez figure out how to get the three of them into the game with two tickets, Jackie continues to mope over her breakup. At the game, Eric dons a Chicago Bears jersey, which can land him in trouble with Packers fans.
168 15 "It's All over Now" David Trainer Mark Hudis February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16) 715
A new intern at Donna's radio station, Sarah (Eliza Dushku), gets her fired for not showing off her body during a public taping at Grooves, as Tom Jones is scheduled to arrive there. Kitty wants Red to get his autograph, while Jackie turns to Fez for advice on how to get Hyde back.
169 16 "On With the Show" David Trainer Dave Schiff February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23) 716
Jackie prepares to host her own public television show, but gets stage fright, and Angie wants to know how she can deliver a "burn". Meanwhile, Hyde believes Jackie wants to get back together with him and Eric meets someone with his likes and hobbies, but whose life makes him think about his own future. Absent: Don Stark
170 17 "Down The Road Apiece" David Trainer Philip Stark March 2, 2005 (2005-03-02) 717
Eric leaves Point Place to make a documentary film about life on the road, and meets up with his old friend Leo (Tommy Chong) when his car breaks down. Jackie and Hyde try to patch their damaged relationship with Fez as their coach.

Special Guest Star: Tommy Chong

Absent: Don Stark
171 18 "Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')" David Trainer Gregg Mettler March 9, 2005 (2005-03-09) 718
While watching Betsy, Kelso has trouble babysitting and ends up losing her at Eric's house. Hyde, Jackie, Red and Kitty go to a car show. Special Guest Star: Tommy Chong
172 19 "Who's Been Sleeping Here?" David Trainer David Spancer March 23, 2005 (2005-03-23) 719
Kelso wants Hyde and Jackie to be Betsy's godparents, which doesn't sit well with Eric and Donna, who think the honor should be theirs. Angie discovers someone is using Grooves as a residence, and the gang is surprised to find out who the culprit is. Absent: Don Stark
173 20 "Gimme Shelter" David Trainer Chris Peterson & Bryan Moore March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30) 720
After Jackie graduates high school, Eric finds out he is the only one without a future and starts considering various job options and enrolls in a chiropractor seminar, but doesn't think it's a good option when he mishandles one of the gang when practicing. Elsewhere, Kelso and Fez find the perfect apartment to live in, but the landlord, who has some beef with Fez, prevents them from renting it out.
174 21 "2120 So. Michigan Ave" David Trainer Dean Batali April 27, 2005 (2005-04-27) 721
Eric chooses to become a teacher, but receives an "incomplete" in gym class, thus preventing him from graduating high school. He must re-take it over the summer, but a certain individual might prevent him from doing so. Kelso and Fez bicker over the choice of rooms at their new apartment, and must face off in a beauty pageant-like competition.

Final Appearance Of:: Luke Wilson

Absent: Don Stark
175 22 "2000 Light Years From Home" David Trainer Kristin Newman May 4, 2005 (2005-05-04) 722
Eric, having Red spend his savings on his muffler shop, needs to find money for his college tuition and turns to his former high school guidance counselor, who offers him an odd choice, which could anger his friends and family. Kelso tries to break up with Angie, only to have her beat him to it when she is promoted to her father's corporate office in Milwaukee.
176 23 "Take It Or Leave It" David Trainer Gregg Mettler May 11, 2005 (2005-05-11) 723
Jackie is offered a job in Chicago for her television show, but will only go if Hyde doesn't live up to her expectations to propose. Donna tries to prevent Eric from going to Africa by faking a date and Charlie, the son of one of Red's war buddies, visits the gang and offers the guys solace in a place beyond their wildest dreams. Absent: Don Stark
177 24 "Short and Curlies" David Trainer Rob Des Hotel May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 724
Jackie prepares to leave for Chicago, unless Hyde has something to say that will make her think twice. Charlie wants to apologize to Red for his earlier behavior, but keeps getting into uncomfortable situations with Kitty. Donna has trouble finding a parting gift for Eric, and turns to Kitty for help.
178 25 "Till the Next Goodbye"[Note 1] David Trainer Mark Hudis May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 725
The boys gather for one last "circle" before Eric leaves, until Red finally catches them. Eric goes to take his shots. With a heart-warming farewell from his friends and family, Eric heads to Africa.

Special Guest Star: Tommy Chong

Last Appearance As Series Regulars: Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is the last episode to feature Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher as main cast members. Kutcher guest stars in the first four episodes of Season 8, as well as the finale, while Grace appears only in the last episode, but remains uncredited in the finale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "That '70s Show - Season 7 (1998)". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 

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