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Eric's Buddy is the 11th episode of Season 1 on the FOX comedy That '70s Show.


Eric starts hanging out with his lab partner, Buddy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), which leaves his friends feeling neglected, but Eric discovers Buddy is gay after he kisses Eric on the lips. Red is having trouble helping customers at Bob's appliance store, Bargain Bob's.


The episode starts with Eric finding out his new lab partner Buddy Morgan, who is a rich, popular kid with a really awesome car. After losing his job at the plant, Red has been working for Bob Pinciotti. Red gets his first paycheck from working at Bargain Bob's. We also see that he is not good selling things to people. While taking a ride in Buddy's Trans Am, he forgets to pick up Hyde and Kelso at school. Eric continues to blow off hanging out with the gang to drive around in the Trans Am with Buddy.

After going to see the movie "Car Wash" (released in 1976), Buddy and Eric are talking and Buddy kisses him on the lips. It turns out that Buddy is gay. Red is getting depressed that he's no good at his job, and he's thinking about quitting. Kitty decides to do some role-playing to figure out why Red is having trouble selling. Red supplied good facts but they get into an argument about why (for real) bought the blender that Red was (pretending) to sell to Kitty. After that Kitty says she wants to buy a mattress and they go up into their bedroom to have sex.The next day a work, Red is able to sell things to people better because he doesn't get mad at them. At the end of the episode, Eric decides to continue being Buddy's friend, even though it is awkward to be around him.


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

Special Guest Star

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Buddy

Guest starring

Mitch Hedberg as Frank


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