Eric's Birthday is the 2nd episode of Season 1 on FOX comedy That '70s Show.


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

Recurring cast

Lisa Robin Kelly as Laurie Forman


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.
    • A similar situation would happen in the episode Eric's Burger Job, where Donna had a younger sister named Tina Pinciotti, who would also be denied in future episodes.


wives and lovers | JACK JONES
rubber band man | THE SPINNERS
laughter in the rain | NEIL SEDAKA