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Streaking is the 3rd episode of Season 1 on FOX comedy That '70s Show.

Synopsis

When Gerald Ford comes to Point Place on a whistle-stop tour, Hyde, Kelso, Eric and Fez decide to make a statement by streaking. Red's chosen to ask the President a question at the town meeting. Donna's mortified when her dad wants her to wear an American flag jump-suit.

Plot

Jackie's father, a city councilman, arranges for President Ford to stop at Point Place as part of his re-election campaign. The principal of Point Place High School makes a speech warning against any "maladjusted" activity, which of course gives Hyde the idea to "fight the power". Eventually, The Gang decides to go streaking. Eric is apprehensive at first, but decides to go for it. Meanwhile, Bob wants Red to ask Gerald Ford a question in the Q&A. Red agrees, assuming that he will ask whatever he wants. However, Bob wants him to ask "What's your favorite parade?" Red thinks that this is utter crap, and decides to ask what he wants anyway.

Come the day of the Presidential visit, everyone decides not to streak, as there are too many guard dogs and Secret Service. However, when Red gets up to ask his question, he stutters and starts to bomb. In desperation, Eric puts on a Nixon mask and streaks across the auditorium. This seems to motivate Red to ask "How the hell could you pardon Nixon?" At the end of the episode, Eric congratulates Red for his courage at the rally, to which Red replies "sometimes, a man's gotta' do what a man's gotta' do." As Eric starts to head upstairs to bed, Red reveals that he knew it was Eric who streaked at the rally, saying "next time, don't wear black socks. You looked like an ass."

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
Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

Guest starring

Paul Kreppel as Jack Burkhart

Quotes

Steven Hyde – Two women riding around in a phallic RV handing out things that blow? What a country!
Fez – My country invented -Not it!-
Kitty – My point is, all families are embarrassing. If they're not, they're dead
Kelso – You are so lucky I'm naked pal!
Eric, Hyde, Fez – Shut up!
Eric Forman – WEE WEE PEE PEE, WEE WEE PEE PEE!!!

Trivia

  • Jackie breaks the fourth wall in this episode when she arrives at the lunch table, with the rest of the gang and asks them why they're all sitting at one side of the table. This is a reference to how in live action TV shows, everyone always sits on one side of the table so the camera will have a shot of all of the characters and they only show it from that one angle so that they can keep the camera shot within the set.
    • The joke was later continued when it referenced to the famous painting The Last Supper. Showing all of the characters get into the same positions as the people in the painting and then have the background change into the Cenacle and for the colors and filters to look like the texture of the painting.
  • In this episode, we find out Red is left-handed. In "Holy Crap!" we find out Laurie is left-handed.

Music

elected | ALICE COOPER

Photos

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