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KittyWhat happened here? I thought you were gonna help him?
RedKitty, I yelled at him all day! I don't know what else to do!
―Parenting
Eric's Depression is the 2nd episode of Season 4 on FOX comedy That '70s Show.

Synopsis

Eric stays in bed heartbroken over his break-up with Donna, while the gang decide to go Funland for the day. Kitty implores Red to help Eric, which prompts him to give Eric a bunch of chores to do.

Plot

After ending his relationship with Donna, Eric's disinterested in anything that involves leaving bed, or general hygiene. Kelso, Fez and Hyde try to coerce Eric out of bed, but to no avail and decide to go to Funland without him. Kitty asks Red to cheer Eric up, and Red makes Eric rake the leaves, which leads to an unpleasant confrontation with Donna, which ultimately leads to Eric going back to bed.

The gang enjoy Funland, save for Woofy the Funland Dog and the Time Barbershop Quartet, which sings the a-capella 'It's Always Fun O'Clock In Funland'. Before they can set up a meeting point, Kelso has disappeared and ends up in the lost and found center with twin boys, who mock him. Kitty and Red talk about break-ups, Kitty revealing that she doesn't have any experience to help Eric with because she's never been heartbroken. Red recalls his first love, Eloise, who broke his heart and how he cried. He tells Kitty he dealt with it fine, but brings Eric out for a pint and to tell Eric that he'll give him a week to get over the break-up.

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
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

Guest starring

Corey Landis as Young Red
Tom Kenny as Woofy the Dog
Cole Sprouse as Bobby
Dylan Sprouse as Billy
Cheryl White as Mrs. Anderson
Derek Mark Lochran as Mime
Harry Campbell, Shelby Grimm, William Lewis and Timothy Reeder as The Dapper Four

Trivia

  • Red shows understanding for Eric.
  • A flashback is shown of an emotional Red, after his first girlfriend breaks up with him.
  • Hyde scares off the Funland Dog, Woofy, after he literally tries to paw Jackie.
  • Eric tells Red that he broke things off with Donna, which Red doesn't believe.

Music

donna | RITCHIE VALENS
plays on the radio as Eric lies in bed devastated
all by myself | ERIC CARMEN
plays on the radio as Eric lies in bed devastated

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