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Thanksgiving is the 9th episode of Season 1 on FOX's comedy That '70s Show.


Laurie brings her friend Kate (Jenny Maguire) home with her for Thanksgiving. Red's mother, Bernice, constantly calls, asking about Thanksgiving dinner, much to Kitty's annoyance. Donna is angry when she finds out Kate kissed Eric and Red is reluctant to accept a job offer from Bob.


Laurie is coming home for Thanksgiving 1976 and she is bringing a friend named Kate. Kate takes a liking to Eric and they make out on Eric's bed, which Eric feels guilty about, and tells Donna, who becomes really mad at him.

Red's mother Bernice Forman keeps calling Kitty to make sure she gets picked up at the airport and Bob offers Red a job at Bargain Bob's, which Red declines at first because he doesn't want a job out of pity. At Thanksgiving dinner Red's mother calls again and they realize they forgot to pick her up. She ends up going to someone else for dinner.

Eric tries to talk things out with Donna but to no avail. When everybody is at the Forman's for dessert, Red accepts Bob's job offer so he can buy a portable T.V. for Laurie. Donna comes in but she leaves again and goes to her own house where she and Eric talk things out and they kiss.


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

Guest starring

Jenny Maguire as Kate


  • This is the first episode in which we hear Red call Eric "dumbass".


  • All the Young Dudes (1972) by David Bowie
  • You Sexy Thing (1975) by Hot Chocolate.


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