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Season 4 of That '70s Show, an American television series, began September 25, 2001, and ended on May 21, 2002. It aired on Fox.

Synopsis

Family and friends attempt to help a severely depressed Eric get over his breakup with Donna, including Red, who tries tough love. Eric and Donna battle over their friends, and Donna starts dating Kelso's older brother Casey, even as some of her behavior with Eric sends mixed messages. Fez decides that Hyde needs love in his life, and sets out to make it happen, while Donna's mom Midge moving out of the house inspires Kelso to help Fez find an older woman to date.

In the aftermath of his split from Midge, Bob takes up with Joanne, a liberated woman who Donna likes, but who makes Red uncomfortable. Kitty decides to make big changes to the basement, and battles for Red's attention. Fez gets a new girl, Big Rhonda, and a new job, where he overachieves. When her father gives her an ultimatum, Jackie gets a job rather than break-up with Kelso, then has an ill-advised flirtation with a co-worker. Despite the fallout, Kelso ends up making a rash marriage proposal to Jackie[1].

Starring

Topher Grace as Eric Forman 27/27
Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart 27/27
Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso 27/27
Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde 27/27
Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti 27/27
Wilmer Valderrama as Fez 27/27
Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman 27/27
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman 27/27
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti 16/27
Tommy Chong as Leo 10/27

Recurring cast

Mo Gaffney as Joanne Stupak
Luke Wilson as Casey Kelso
Cynthia Lamontagne as Rhonda Tate
Kevin McDonald as Pastor Dave Rogers
Howard Hesseman as Max
Christopher Masterson as Todd

Guest stars

Reagan Gomez-Preston as Melissa
Erika Christensen as Stacey
Brittany Daniel as Penny Sigurdson
Alice Frank as Leslie Cannon
French Stewart as Daniel
Nicholas Gonzalez as Tomas
Timothy Bottoms as Vice Principal Cole
Michael Milhoan as Coach Ferguson
Dylan Sprouse as Billy
Cole Sprouse as Bobby
Wayne Knight as Angel

Special Guest Star

Roger Daltrey as Mr. Wilkinson

Trivia

  • This season is set in 1978.

Episodes

EPISODE AIRDATE EP # PRODUCTION CODE

It's a Wonderful Life

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September 25, 2001 4.01 401

Eric wishes he and Donna never kissed and, à la It's a Wonderful Life, an angel gives him a glimpse at what he and his friends' lives would have been, spanning from 1976 to 1988.


Eric's Depression

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September 26, 2001 4.02 402

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.


Pinciotti vs. Forman

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October 2, 2001 4.03 403

Eric won't let Donna into his basement and a rivalry ensues between the two as they compete for their friends' loyalty. Red befriends Pastor Dave.


Hyde Gets The Girl

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October 9, 2001 4.04 404

Tired of seeing Hyde staying single, the gang throws a party so he can meet a girl. Fez becomes attracted to Big Rhonda after he gets drunk, and Bob and Kelso enter a radio contest, with a brand new van as the grand prize.


Bye-Bye Basement

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October 16, 2001 4.05 405

Hyde moves back in with the Formans, but won't reveal why. While Fez begins taking ballet lessons to meet women, Kitty hires Leo and his cousin, Theo, to renovate the basement. Kelso and Jackie make Donna realize something about herself and Eric.


The Relapse

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November 6, 2001 4.06 406

Bob refuses to believe Midge has left him and Red has to make him see the truth. Kelso convinces Hyde and Fez to go check out older women and Eric tends to Donna, leading to an unexpected situation.


Uncomfortable Ball Stuff

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November 13, 2001 4.07 407

Donna and Eric go out on a non-date to the Pricemart Ball. Fez gets a job at Fotohut, but he becomes so efficient that Hyde wishes he'd go away. And Bob meets an intriguing woman when he makes his first solo visit to the supermarket.


Donna's Story

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November 20, 2001 4.08 408

Eric gets upset when Donna publishes a story in the school paper that echoes their relationship. Red and Kitty go to Bob's for dinner, and Red clashes with Bob's new lady friend. And Eric decides to retaliate by writing his own story.


The Forgotten Son

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November 21, 2001 4.09 409

Red shoots an instructional video for Price Mart stock employees, but uses Kelso instead of real stock-boy Eric. Donna spends much time with Kitty, which troubles Eric, and Leo treats Hyde and Fez to a shopping spree, after believing that he's inherited a million dollars from a dead uncle.


Red and Stacey

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November 27, 2001 4.10 410

Red tries to match Stacey, a Price Mart cashier, with Eric, only to find out she already has a crush on Red himself, much to everyone's surprise. After Fez asks Big Rhonda on a date, Jackie and Donna give her a makeover.


The Third Wheel

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December 11, 2001 4.11 411

The guys go bowling, where Hyde introduces his new girlfriend, Jill, but Eric is not alright with her hanging out with the guys. Donna is speechless when Bob and Joanne reveal they are intimate in their relationship, and Red must see to it that Pastor Dave returns to his ministry duties after he drops out from the church.


An Eric Forman Christmas

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December 18, 2001 4.12 412

Eric directs the church Christmas pageant, but his friends make a mess of things, leading to him getting kicked out of the director's chair. Red is grumpy over Bob's Christmas spirit and a feud ensues.


Jackie Says Cheese

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January 8, 2002 4.13 413

When her father finds out about her relationship with Kelso, Jackie gets a job as a cheese maiden at the local mall to finance her expenses. A situation leads to Eric and Red not communicating with each other and a new foreign exchange student, Tomas, gets on Fez's nerves.


Eric's Hot Cousin

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January 22, 2002 4.14 414

Eric's attractive cousin, Penny, comes for a visit, and she reveals something to him that may serve to his pleasure. Kitty wants a pet, but Red buys her an animal she least expects, and Donna and Jackie try ways to get the guys' attention back towards them instead of Penny.


Tornado Prom

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February 5, 2002 4.15 415

A tornado forces Eric and Donna to stay at the radio station, while the rest of the gang must hole up at the annual school prom. Hyde gets back at someone he hates, Fez gets his hopes high with Rhonda and Jackie questions her popularity. Meanwhile, Joanne starts to get on Red's nerves.


Donna Dates a Kelso

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February 5, 2002 4.16 416

Eric is named "Most Eligible Viking" at high school and starts flaunting his new title, while Jackie sets Donna up on a date with Kelso's older brother Casey. Red buys a vintage Corvette, and Fez believes he will finally lose his virginity with Big Rhonda.


Kelso's Career

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February 12, 2002 4.17 417

In order to pay for a Valentine's Day gift for Jackie, Kelso donates sperm at a local sperm bank. Donna is angry after being stood up by Casey, Fez begins gorging himself away with his chocolate gift to Big Rhonda, and Eric is troubled at Red when his father tells him "I love you."


Leo Loves Kitty

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February 19, 2002 4.18 418

Leo falls in love with Kitty after an accident, while Fez needs to find a way to pay Hyde for a broken taillight. When Kelso is offered a modeling job, Jackie begins to feel neglected by him.


Jackie's Cheese Squeeze

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February 26, 2002 4.19 419

Eric blackmails Jackie, after he discovers her manager, kissing her. Hyde, Fez and Donna are tricked into believing they are Eric's only confidants, while Red begins spending more time with his Corvette than with Kitty.


Class Picture

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March 19, 2002 4.20 420

Eric blackmails Jackie, after he discovers her manager, kissing her. Hyde, Fez and Donna are tricked into believing they are Eric's only confidants, while Red begins spending more time with his Corvette than with Kitty.


Prank Day

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March 26, 2002 4.21 421

The guys try to get back at Kelso for pranking them, but the results are disastrous, even with an unexpected ally on their side. Jackie spends the day with Donna in order to cheer her up.


Eric's Corvette Caper

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April 9, 2002 4.22 422

Eric takes Red's Corvette on a date to impress a cheerleader while Red and Kitty are out of town, but must ensure Red doesn't find out. Jackie and Donna go snooping around Casey's room while he's out of town, and have to deal with the one occupying Casey's room in his absence.


Hyde's Birthday

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April 23, 2002 4.23 423

Kitty wants to throw a surprise party for Hyde's 18th birthday, but he refuses to attend. While Jackie and Fez bicker over how to decorate for the party, Eric, Donna and Kelso go out to find the perfect gift for Hyde.


Eric's False Alarm

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May 7, 2002 4.24 424

Eric learns Casey and Donna are going to spend the night at a hotel and follows them there. Red and Kitty are concerned Bob is moving too quickly with Joanne, and Kelso thinks Jackie might be cheating on him.


That '70s Musical

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April 30, 2002 4.25 425

A musical episode: Fez stars in the school musical pageant, but worries his friends will not attend to watch. His daydreams and fantasies throughout the episode include music from The Turtles, the Steve Miller Band, Nazareth, the The Carpenters, and Peaches & Herb.


Everybody Loves Casey

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May 14, 2002 4.26 426

Eric's plan to turn others against Casey backfires at a hot dog barbecue. Kelso sorts out his reasons for why he cheated on Jackie, and Fez makes a move on Big Rhonda.


Love, Wisconsin Style

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May 21, 2002 4.27 427

Eric and Kitty run into Donna and Casey at The Hub on a school day. Not only is Donna cutting class, she is also clearly drunk. Eric’s elated that Casey will finally be exposed as a bad influence, and he’ll be waiting to take Donna back. In a moment of exuberance, Kelso asks Jackie to marry him, which she joyfully accepts. Minutes later, Kelso panics.

Notes and references

  1. http://www.carseywerner.com/season_details.php?showid=1&seasonid=5

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