That '70s Show (season 3)

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That '70s Show (season 3)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Original network Fox
Original release October 3, 2000 (2000-10-03) – May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
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List of That '70s Show episodes

The third season of That '70s Show, an American television series, began October 3, 2000, and ended on May 22, 2001. It aired on Fox. The region 1 DVD was released on November 15, 2005.[1] The majority of this season is set in 1977, although the year changed to 1978 for final four episodes of the season.


Main cast[edit]


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
52 1 "Reefer Madness" David Trainer Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia October 3, 2000 301
Since Red learns what Hyde is in jail for, he is thinking about kicking Hyde out. To keep that from happening, Eric wonders if he should tell Red about his marijuana use. Jackie becomes infatuated with Hyde, even if he doesn't love her back. Reefer Madness is also the title of a 1936 marijuana propaganda film.
53 2 "Red Sees Red" David Trainer Linda Wallem October 10, 2000 302

Red puts the Forman house under a strict curfew after Eric reveals his marijuana use, booby-trapping the house. Laurie is happy about Eric's situation until she discovers she's under the curfew as well, and Kitty does everything to make Red change his mind.

Eventually, Red goes to far, and Kitty snaps at him, wanting to forgive and forget the entire situation; Eric can't help but laugh at his father, quoting him "I guess playtime IS over."

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
54 3 "Hyde's Father" David Trainer John Schwab October 17, 2000 303

Hyde's father, Bud (Robert Hays), returns to Point Place, but Hyde is reluctant to make amends, while Kitty tries to get them to reconcile. However, Red doesn't think it's a good idea for Hyde to get back with Bud. Meanwhile, Donna is angry at Eric for keeping a stash of Playpen (a parody of Playboy) magazines under his bed.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
55 4 "Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die" David Trainer Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo October 31, 2000 304

The gang share a strange Halloween, complete with comic spoofs of several Alfred Hitchcock movies, including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest. Eric has vertigo after falling off the garage roof, Fez and Hyde spy on the Pinciottis, thinking Bob killed Midge, while Donna wants to prove to Eric that she's not boring. Meanwhile, Kitty and Laurie have a hard time feeding a neighbor's birds and a paperboy whom Red forgot to pay mistakes Kelso for someone in the Forman family and stalks him.

Note: This episode is banned from Nick at Nite airings, though it did air at least 3 times in October 2011.
56 5 "Roller Disco" David Trainer Mark Hudis November 14, 2000 305

Jackie and Fez compete together in a roller disco, which could prove useful for Fez towards winning her heart. Red gets sued by a former Price Mart employee for wrongful termination.

Absent: Tanya Roberts, Don Stark, and Lisa Robin Kelly

Note: This is the first time Jackie says "Kelso." She usually calls him by his first name, Michael.
57 6 "Eric's Panties" David Trainer Dean Batali & Rob Deshotel November 21, 2000 306
Donna suspects Eric is cheating on her after finding a pair of panties in his car, but its owner turns out to be someone she knows. Kitty is concerned with Red's high blood pressure and puts him on a less than satisfactory diet.
58 7 "Baby Fever" David Trainer Kristin Newman November 28, 2000 307
Kitty wants to have another child after taking care of a neighbor's baby. Donna is not pleased with Eric's vision of their future with her as a housewife and Kelso demands payment from Jackie after she crashes his van. However, when Hyde attempts to "help" it turns out that Kelso owes Jackie more than she does him; she doesn't even have to pay him back for the damages.
59 8 "Jackie Bags Hyde" David Trainer Dave Schiff December 12, 2000 308
It's Veterans Day and Bob throws a Veterans Day barbecue party, which Red usually does every year, fueling a rivalry between the neighbors. Hyde finally realizes he likes Jackie enough to ask her out on a date.
60 9 "Hyde's Christmas Rager" David Trainer Mark Hudis December 19, 2000 309

Red and Kitty try to set Bud straight about parenting after Eric gets drunk during a Christmas party at Hyde's apartment. Jackie takes Donna out so they can meet older men, but she is in for a shock.

Absent: Tanya Roberts, Don Stark, and Lisa Robin Kelly
61 10 "Ice Shack" David Trainer Philip Stark January 9, 2001 310

Kelso takes Eric, Donna, Jackie and Fez to an ice shack where he intends to win Jackie back. Leo asks Hyde to get something for him, which could land Hyde in jail again, and Red confronts Laurie with what she plans to do with her life.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
62 11 "Who Wants It More?" David Trainer Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia January 10, 2001 311

Eric and Donna stop having sex after arguing on a school assignment. Kelso convinces Hyde, Fez and Leo to go UFO hunting with him, while a near-death experience enlightens Red on the idea of friendship.

Absent: Lisa Robin Kelly
63 12 "Fez Gets the Girl" David Trainer Bryan Moore January 16, 2001 312

Fez becomes attracted to a new transfer student, Caroline (Allison Munn), while Donna scores two tickets to a Led Zeppelin concert, but doesn't know who to take, so she gives one ticket to Caroline and the other ticket to Fez much to their delight.. Red is concerned Eric will put off a college education and Kitty becomes Laurie's model for a cosmetic assignment at beauty school.

Last appearance as a series regular: Lisa Robin Kelly
64 13 "Dine and Dash" David Trainer Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo January 30, 2001 313
Kelso takes the gang out to dinner, but reveals he has no intention of paying. Kitty thinks Red should offer an unemployed Bob a job at Price Mart.
65 14 "Radio Daze" David Trainer Dave Schiff February 6, 2001 314

Donna gets a job at a radio station and Eric feels like she's spending more time there than with him. Kelso wants to buy Leo's El Camino and Red feels guilty after a Fatso Burger employee he's familiar with is fired over a complaint he makes.

Absent: Tanya Roberts
66 15 "Donna's Panties" David Trainer Dean Batali & Rob Deshotel February 13, 2001 315

Eric pulls down Donna's pants during a game of basketball and her "Granny Panties" are exposed and Eric must deal with the repercussions. Valentine's Day occurs and Kelso makes a shocking discovery about Laurie.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
67 16 "Romantic Weekend" David Trainer Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo February 20, 2001 316

Eric and Donna go away for a romantic weekend at a hotel, but find someone else at the same place, putting their plans off. When Kelso underperforms during a makeout session with another girl, he fears for his waning libido.

Note: First appearance of Fez's catchphrase "Good day ... I said good day!".
68 17 "Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)" David Trainer Bryan Moore & Chris Peterson February 27, 2001 317

Eric and Red forget Kitty's birthday and the two must make up by doing something she's wanted to do for a long time. Kelso decides to be Jackie's "boy-friend" and Hyde finds Caroline's obsession with Fez a little disturbing.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
69 18 "The Trials of Michael Kelso" David Trainer Philip Stark March 13, 2001 318
Jackie tests Kelso to see if they should get back together and Eric and Hyde help Fez take revenge on a rival school for bullying him. Red and Kitty are curious as to why Bob and Midge didn't invite them to a party.
70 19 "Eric's Naughty No-No" David Trainer Kristin Newman March 27, 2001 319

Eric tries a move he sees in a dirty movie on Donna. After being honest with Jackie concerning his whereabouts, Kelso decides to tell Jackie all the lies and secrets he has kept from her, with Hyde's assistance. Kitty's younger sister, Paula (Valerie Harper), comes for a visit, under false pretenses.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
71 20 "Holy Craps!" David Trainer Mark Hudis April 17, 2001 320

Kitty makes everyone help her at a church fundraiser, but not according to the way she wants. A churchgoer warns Eric about a future with Donna and Fez must decide whether he should stay with an obsessed Caroline.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark

Note: This is the final episode in which the license plates in the opening and closing credits tell viewers that the year is 1977.
72 21 "Fez Dates Donna" David Trainer Dean Batali & Rob Deshotel May 1, 2001 321
Fez pretends to date Donna in a ruse to avoid Caroline, while Eric and Hyde start a money pool to see when Kelso and Jackie will argue and bicker again. After looking at his property deed, Bob believes he owns part of Red's property, which frustrates him.
73 22 "Eric's Drunken Tattoo" David Trainer Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin May 1, 2001 322

Eric reads Donna's diary and decides to get a tattoo, believing he's not dangerous enough for her. Kelso talks in his sleep, fueling Jackie's curiosity, and Red spends a day with Pastor Dave when Red's band-aid accidentally gets on Pastor Dave's food.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark

Note: This is the first episode in which the license plates in the opening and closing credits tell viewers that the year is 1978.
74 23 "Canadian Road Trip" David Trainer Dave Schiff May 8, 2001 323

The guys and Leo go to Canada for beer, but are forced to smuggle Fez when he doesn't have his green card. Donna believes Jackie is being set up by a false modeling agency and Red tests out a recently bought Betamax recorder.

Absent: Tanya Roberts and Don Stark
75 24 "Backstage Pass" David Trainer Philip Stark May 15, 2001 324
Donna ditches Eric backstage at a Ted Nugent concert and Kelso delivers a romantic, love-filled day for Jackie, while Red and Kitty can't recall their first meeting with one another.
76 25 "The Promise Ring" David Trainer Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo May 22, 2001 325

Eric gives Donna a promise ring, as a sign they will be together forever. However, Donna is unsure if she's ready for such a commitment and questions their future together.

Last appearance as a series regular: Tanya Roberts


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