Eric knows that his mom's planning a surprise birthday party for him, and he wants no part of it. Donna obsesses about buying Eric the perfect present. Kelso falls for Eric's sister Laurie who's home from college. And Red drags Kitty away from the party, so the kids can have some privacy but Kitty can't stop imagining all the dreadful things that could be happening while she's away.
- 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
- Kitty – (immitating Eric) "NOT THE LITTLEST HOBO! WHY?!?!?!
- First appearance of Laurie Forman
- In this episode, Eric's birthday is on May 19, born in 1959. But in later episodes, it is changed to March 19, 1960.
- Donna mentions she's a month older than Eric
- Eric turns 17. However, in the previous episode, he was shown to already be 17, as Donna described him as a "17-year-old man" when they were about to drive the car. This episode also definitely took place after the events of the previous episode, as Donna tells Jackie that she kissed Eric on the hood of the car.
- In the episode Magic Bus, Eric had his birthday and it was explicitly and more recurrently mentioned that he was turning 18.
- Donna mentions that she has an older sister named Valerie. However, in future episodes, Donna would always be an only child, completely denying the existence of Valerie, without explanation.
- wives and lovers | JACK JONES
- rubber band man | THE SPINNERS
- laughter in the rain | NEIL SEDAKA