That '70s Show (season 4)

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That '70s Show Season 4
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DVD box
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 27
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) – May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)
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List of That '70s Show episodes

The fourth season of That '70s Show, an American television series, began September 25, 2001, and ended on May 21, 2002. It aired on Fox. The region 1 DVD was released on May 9, 2006.[1] This season, like season 3 is set between 1977 and 1978.

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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77 1 "It's a Wonderful Life" David Trainer Linda Wallem September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) 401

Eric wishes he and Donna never kissed and, à la It's a Wonderful Life, an angel (Wayne Knight) gives him a glimpse at what he and his friends' lives would have been, spanning from 1976 (the pilot episode) to the 1980s. Cynthia Lamontagne makes her first of six appearances as "Big Rhonda."

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
78 2 "Eric's Depression" David Trainer Bryan Moore & Chris Peterson September 26, 2001 (2001-09-26) 402

A deeply depressed and heartbroken Eric stays in his room, prompting Red to find a way to get his son back on his feet. Kelso gets lost during a trip to the Funland amusement park with Hyde, Jackie and Fez.

Absent: Tommy Chong
79 3 "Pinciotti vs. Forman" David Trainer Kristin Newman October 2, 2001 (2001-10-02) 403

Eric won't let Donna into his basement and a rivalry ensues between the two as they compete for their friends' loyalty. Red befriends Pastor Dave (Kevin McDonald).

Absent: Tommy Chong
80 4 "Hyde Gets the Girl" David Trainer Sarah McLaughlin & Alan Dybner October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09) 404

Tired of seeing Hyde staying single, the gang throws a party so he can meet a girl. Fez becomes attracted to Big Rhonda after he gets drunk, and Bob and Kelso enter a radio contest, with a brand new van as the grand prize.

Absent: Tommy Chong
81 5 "Bye-Bye Basement" David Trainer Mark Hudis October 16, 2001 (2001-10-16) 405

Hyde moves back in with the Formans, but won't reveal why. While Fez begins taking ballet lessons to meet women, Kitty hires Leo and his cousin, Theo, to renovate the basement. Kelso and Jackie make Donna realize something about herself and Eric.

Absent: Don Stark
82 6 "The Relapse" David Trainer Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo November 6, 2001 (2001-11-06) 406

Bob refuses to believe Midge has left him and Red has to make him see the truth. Kelso convinces Hyde and Fez to go check out older women and Eric tends to Donna, leading to an unexpected situation.

Absent: Tommy Chong
83 7 "Uncomfortable Ball Stuff" David Trainer Dave Schiff November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13) 407
Donna and Eric go as friends to the Price Mart Ball, but lingering feelings for one another seem to remain. In need of money for a new pair of boots, Fez gets a job at Leo's Foto Hut.
84 8 "Donna's Story" David Trainer Philip Stark November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20) 408

After Donna writes a roman à clef in the school newspaper, her thinly veiled account of her and Eric's relationship makes Eric look bad, and he retaliates with his own story. Bob shows Red and Kitty his new girlfriend, Joanne, and Kelso purchases a pinball machine for The Hub and Fez later replaces it with a Space Invaders machine to win Jackie over him, but she (again) fails to notice.

Absent: Tommy Chong
85 9 "The Forgotten Son" David Trainer Kristin Newman November 21, 2001 (2001-11-21) 409

Red shoots an instructional video for Price Mart stock employees, but uses Kelso instead of real stock-boy Eric. Donna spends much time with Kitty, which troubles Eric, and Leo treats Hyde and Fez to a shopping spree, after he's inherited a million dollars from a dead uncle.

Absent: Don Stark
86 10 "Red and Stacey" David Trainer Gregg Mettler November 27, 2001 (2001-11-27) 410

Red tries to match Stacey (Erika Christensen), a Price Mart cashier, with Eric, only to find out she already has a crush on Red himself, much to everyone's surprise. After Fez asks Big Rhonda on a date, Jackie and Donna give her a makeover.

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
87 11 "The Third Wheel" David Trainer Bryan Moore & Chris Peterson December 11, 2001 (2001-12-11) 411

The guys go bowling, where Hyde introduces his new girlfriend, Jill, but Eric is not alright with her hanging out with the guys. Donna is speechless when Bob and Joanne reveal they are intimate in their relationship, and Red must see to it that Pastor Dave returns to his ministry duties after he drops out from the church.

Absent: Tommy Chong
88 12 "An Eric Forman Christmas" David Trainer Dean Batali & Rob des Hotel December 18, 2001 (2001-12-18) 412
Eric directs the church Christmas pageant, but his friends make a mess of things, leading to him getting kicked out of the director's chair. Red is grumpy over Bob's Christmas spirit and a feud ensues. Kevin McDonald makes his last appearance as Pastor Dave.
89 13 "Jackie Says Cheese" David Trainer Mark Hudis January 8, 2002 (2002-01-08) 413

When her father finds out about her relationship with Kelso, Jackie gets a job as a cheese maiden at the local mall to finance her expenses. A situation leads to Eric and Red not communicating with each other and a new foreign exchange student, Tomas (Nicholas Gonzalez), gets on Fez's nerves.

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
90 14 "Eric's Hot Cousin" David Trainer Will Forte January 22, 2002 (2002-01-22) 414

Eric's attractive cousin, Penny (Brittany Daniel), comes for a visit, and she reveals something to him that may serve to his pleasure. Kitty wants a pet, but Red buys her an animal she least expects, and Donna and Jackie try ways to get the guys' attention back towards them instead of Penny.

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong Note: Eric's cousin, Penny, is portrayed by Brittany Daniel, who portrays Sophia, Corey Howard's (Glenn Howerton) ex-girlfriend, on "That '80s Show", a failed spin-off that aired on FOX in 2002
91 15 "Tornado Prom" David Trainer Dave Schiff February 5, 2002 (2002-02-05) 415

A tornado forces Eric and Donna to stay at the radio station, while the rest of the gang must hole up at the annual school prom. Hyde gets back at someone he hates, Fez gets his hopes high with Rhonda and Jackie questions her popularity. Meanwhile, Joanne starts to get on Red's nerves.

Absent: Tommy Chong
92 16 "Donna Dates a Kelso" David Trainer Dean Batali & Rob des Hotel February 5, 2002 (2002-02-05) 416
Eric is named "Most Eligible Viking" at high school and starts flaunting his new title, while Jackie sets Donna up on a date with Kelso's older brother Casey (Luke Wilson). Red buys a vintage Corvette, and Fez believes he will finally lose his virginity with Big Rhonda.
93 17 "Kelso's Career" David Trainer Gregg Mettler February 12, 2002 (2002-02-12) 417

In order to pay for a Valentine's Day gift for Jackie, Kelso donates sperm at a local sperm bank. Donna is angry after being stood up by Casey, Fez begins gorging himself away with his chocolate gift to Big Rhonda, and Eric is troubled at Red when his father tells him "I love you."

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
94 18 "Leo Loves Kitty" David Trainer Will Forte February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19) 418

Leo falls in love with Kitty after an accident, while Fez needs to find a way to pay Hyde for a broken taillight. When Kelso is offered a modeling job, Jackie begins to feel neglected by him.

Absent: Don Stark
95 19 "Jackie's Cheese Squeeze" David Trainer Chris Peterson & Bryan Moore February 26, 2002 (2002-02-26) 419

Eric blackmails Jackie, after he discovers her manager, Todd (Christopher Masterson), kissing her. Hyde, Fez and Donna are tricked into believing they are Eric's only confidants, while Red begins spending more time with his Corvette than with Kitty.

Absent: Tommy Chong Note: Christopher Masterson is Danny Masterson's older brother. Masterson is known for his portrayal as Francis, Malcolm's first-older brother on "Malcolm in the Middle", a present-day situation comedy that aired from 2000 to 2006.
96 20 "Class Picture" David Trainer Kristin Newman March 19, 2002 (2002-03-19) 420

Trying to think of a quote for their 1978 yearbook pictures, the gang reminisces of their past experiences with one another and their families, and how they first met.

Absent: Tommy Chong
97 21 "Prank Day" David Trainer Alan Dybner March 26, 2002 (2002-03-26) 421

The guys try to get back at Kelso for pranking them, but the results are disastrous, even with an unexpected ally on their side. Jackie spends the day with Donna in order to cheer her up.

Absent: Don Stark
98 22 "Eric's Corvette Caper" David Trainer Philip Stark April 9, 2002 (2002-04-09) 422

Eric takes Red's Corvette on a date to impress a cheerleader (Alice Frank) while Red and Kitty are out of town, but must ensure Red doesn't find out. Jackie and Donna go snooping around Casey's room while he's out of town, and have to deal with the one occupying Casey's room in his absence.

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
99 23 "Hyde's Birthday" David Trainer Mark Hudis April 23, 2002 (2002-04-23) 423
Kitty wants to throw a surprise party for Hyde's 18th birthday, but he refuses to attend. While Jackie and Fez bicker over how to decorate for the party, Eric, Donna and Kelso go out to find the perfect gift for Hyde.
100 24 "That '70s Musical" David Trainer Rob des Hotel & Dean Batali April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30) 424
A musical episode: Fez stars in the school musical pageant, but worries his friends will not attend to watch. His daydreams and fantasies throughout the episode include music from The Turtles, the Steve Miller Band, Nazareth, the The Carpenters, and Peaches & Herb.
101 25 "Eric's False Alarm" David Trainer Dave Schiff May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07) 425
Eric learns Casey and Donna are going to spend the night at a hotel and follows them there. Red and Kitty are concerned Bob is moving too quickly with Joanne, and Kelso thinks Jackie might be cheating on him.
102 26 "Everybody Loves Casey" David Trainer Gregg Mettler May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14) 426

Eric's plan to turn others against Casey backfires at a hot dog barbecue. Kelso sorts out his reasons for why he cheated on Jackie, and Fez makes a move on Big Rhonda.

Absent: Don Stark and Tommy Chong
103 27 "Love, Wisconsin Style [2]" David Trainer Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21) 427

Donna's degenerating behavior angers Bob, and Red helps straighten her out. Not wanting any trouble, Casey breaks up with Donna, who now wants Eric to accept her again, but his decision can cause a backlash in their former relationship. Following their breakup, Jackie tries to find a way to get back with Kelso, while Hyde and Fez look for someone to play a prank on. Two members of the gang get rid of their problems by leaving Point Place.

Absent: Tommy Chong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "That '70s Show - Season 4 (1998)". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Cf. TV series Love, American Style.

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