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Oh, come on, Donna! I mean, I've talked to you, I've listened to you, I've shared ideas with you: what's that about?
—Boys unable to do friendship
A New Hope is the 20th episode of Season 1 on FOX comedy That '70s Show.

Synopsis

The four guys go to see Star Wars, and they all love it, but Kelso's instantly obsessed. David, a former schoolmate, is back in town, and Eric's worried that he's spending way too much time with Donna. Laurie's home from college, and she's so bored that she hits on Kelso.

Starring

Topher Grace as Eric Forman
Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart
Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso
Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde
Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti
Wilmer Valderrama as Fez
Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman
Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

Recurring cast

Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman

Guest starring

Scott Whyte as David Milbank

Quotes

You know what, Eric? You don't trust me and you don't respect me
—Donna

Trivia

  • Fez's country has never fought a war.
  • Laurie tells Eric that she has flunked out of college; Red and Kitty still don't know.
  • Laurie and Kelso make out. Laurie tells Eric
  • STAR WARS THEME
    • The dream sequence with the cast as Star Wars characters utilises the common trope of light = good, dark = evil. Dirty blonde Hyde and Eric and redhead Donna portray the heroes, while Fez and Jackie, both with black hair, are Darth Vader's storm troopers.
    • While Eric liked Star Wars and was excited about it the morning after, it's really Kelso who goes overboard with it, wanting to see it over and over and even turning down sex with Jackie in favor of the movie. This is in contrast to later seasons, where Eric is the one who goes overboard on Star Wars
    • During the episode's intro, instead of the gang driving in the Vista Cruiser, the infamous opening scrawl of the Star Wars movies is shown. Also, the film chronology that is read in the movie is titled Episode XXV, meaning that is is the 25th episode when it is in fact the 20th episode.
    • In the scene where Eric confronts David, Eric and Donna are wearing light colours, like Luke and Leia, and David is wearing dark colors, like Darth Vader.
    • Kitty recognizes that the voice of Darth Vader is James Earl Jones, which, at the time, was a fact unknown to audiences, as Jones went uncredited for this role in both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

Music

cocaine | J.J. CALE
popcorn | HOT BUTTER
no more mr. nice guy | ALICE COOPER

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