That '70s Show (season 5)

The fifth season of That '70s Show, an American television series, began September 17, 2002, and ended on May 14, 2003. It aired on Fox. The region 1 DVD was released on October 17, 2006.[1] This season is set entirely in the year 1978. All episodes are named after songs by Led Zeppelin.

That '70s Show
Season 5
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes25
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 17, 2002 (2002-09-17) –
May 14, 2003 (2003-05-14)
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1041"Going to California"David TrainerJeff Filgo & Jackie FilgoSeptember 17, 2002 (2002-09-17)50110.01[2]
In the late summer of 1978 ,desperately wanting to reveal his love for Donna, Eric disobeys his parents and heads to California to find her and Kelso. Kelso has an affair with Annette (Jessica Simpson), a blonde California girl. Meanwhile Jackie and Hyde become closer than ever before.
1052"I Can't Quit You, Baby"David TrainerGregg MettlerSeptember 24, 2002 (2002-09-24)5028.92[3]
As punishment for running away, Bob sends Donna to attend the Catholic school Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow and Red takes away Eric's keys to the Vista Cruiser. To their surprise and disgust, Eric and Donna find out about the secret fling between Jackie and Hyde.
1063"What is and What Should Never Be"David TrainerWill ForteOctober 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)50310.28[4]
Red isn't too happy when Kitty announces she's pregnant, while Eric and Donna try to get Hyde to tell Kelso about his relationship with Jackie. Friendships may break after Kelso finds out about the relationship.
1074"Heartbreaker"David TrainerKristin NewmanOctober 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)50412.07[4]
Kitty's parents, Burt (Tom Poston) and Bea (Betty White), come for a visit to hear about her pregnancy, but Kitty has some news regarding it. Kelso must come to terms with Hyde and Jackie's new relationship.
1085"Ramble On"David TrainerPhilip StarkNovember 12, 2002 (2002-11-12)5058.38[5]
Donna gives Eric a promise ring of her own, much to Eric's dislike for the ring's appearance. Fez applies for a job at the DMV, Hyde is bothered with Jackie's gossiping and Red must deal with Kitty's temper over the discovery of her menopause.
1096"Over the Hills and Far Away"David TrainerBryan Moore & Chris PetersonNovember 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)5068.74[6]
Red and Kitty go with the guys on a weekend visit to UW–Madison, but Bob won't let Donna go with Eric. Jackie is afraid Hyde will cheat on her while he is at Madison.
1107"Hot Dog"David TrainerRob des HotelNovember 26, 2002 (2002-11-26)5078.48[7]
Eric buys Donna the most unexpected present and decides to ask her a question that could change their lives, but the rest of the gang disowns him for even thinking of doing such a thing. Red buys a new dog, Schatzi, to keep Kitty company.
1118"Thank You"David TrainerDean BataliDecember 3, 2002 (2002-12-03)50810.17[8]
It's Thanksgiving, and to keep Red from finding out about his failing math grade, Eric forges his signature on a failing notice, and he and Donna decide to reveal their engagement during dinner. Laurie (Lisa Robin Kelly) returns home after a long absence.
1129"Black Dog"David TrainerMark HudisDecember 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)5098.98[9]
Jackie's father gets arrested for bribery, but Hyde doesn't know how to respond to her. Kelso accidentally shoots Hyde with a BB gun in the eye and Fez tries to gain some affection from his new boss, Nina. Meanwhile, Eric, Donna, Red and Kitty have a disagreement over comforting loved ones.
11310"The Crunge"David TrainerDave SchiffDecember 17, 2002 (2002-12-17)5108.84[10]
Eric gets an unsatisfactory score on his SATs and wants to retake the tests, to prove he's worthy of marrying Donna. Jackie thinks Hyde's SAT score will bring the two of them fortune, while Kelso flaunts his score around.
11411"The Girl I Love"[b]David TrainerGregg MettlerJanuary 7, 2003 (2003-01-07)5118.86[11]
Fez introduces Nina to the gang, and Kitty invites them to a dinner party, but the guys and Red want to spend time doing other things.
11512"Misty Mountain Hop"David TrainerDave SchiffJanuary 22, 2003 (2003-01-22)51611.97[12]
Jackie asks the Formans to help clean out her family's ski cabin, after the bank forecloses it, while Hyde convinces Kelso and Fez to go party all weekend at a particular place. Eric wants to do new romantic things with Donna, but it doesn't go as planned for both of them.
11613"Your Time Is Gonna Come"David TrainerStory by : Will Forte
Teleplay by : Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo
January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29)51413.21[13]
Kelso's girlfriend from California, Annette (Jessica Simpson), comes to visit, and when Jackie angrily tells her "Get your hands off my boyfriend!" Hyde hears her and looks furious. Kitty's parents also arrive, bearing bad news, and tragedy strikes, as Kitty's father, Burt dies in the hospital.
11714"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"David TrainerKristin NewmanFebruary 5, 2003 (2003-02-05)51512.21[14]
Jackie first tells Hyde that she's not responsible for what she says and has to get over it; he shocks her by breaking up with her. She later tries to sincerely apologize and tells Hyde she loves him. Annette forces Kelso to get rid of Jackie, or else she'll break up with him. Meanwhile, Kitty's mother, Bea is giving her and Donna a tough time. Betty White makes her final appearance as Kitty's mother.
11815"When the Levee Breaks"David TrainerDean BataliFebruary 12, 2003 (2003-02-12)51211.97[15]
Eric and Donna use her house to practice being a married couple while Bob is out of town, but it doesn't go so well. Meanwhile, their friends are angry at them for not letting them throw a party at Donna's and Kitty buys Hyde an embarrassing jacket.
11916"Whole Lotta Love"David TrainerPhilip StarkFebruary 19, 2003 (2003-02-19)51312.81[16]
After Eric reveals his engagement to Red, he gives Eric the silent treatment and undermines his future, in order to call it off. Kelso gives Jackie a birthday gift, with ulterior motives, and Fez finally loses his virginity to Nina.
12017"The Battle of Evermore"David TrainerRob des HotelFebruary 26, 2003 (2003-02-26)51711.05[17]
Kitty signs Red and Eric up for a jamboree to help patch up their relationship, while Hyde, Fez, Jackie and Kelso search for an absent Leo.
12118"Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?"David TrainerMark HudisMarch 12, 2003 (2003-03-12)51811.66[18]
The gang goes to a job fair, as Eric needs money to pay for his college tuition. Hyde is reluctant to get a job, until an old acquaintance of his offers him a position. Kelso chooses a future job no one else from the gang likes.
12219"Bring It On Home"David TrainerChris Peterson & Bryan MooreMarch 26, 2003 (2003-03-26)5199.40[19]
The Formans discover Jackie has been sleeping in their basement with Hyde, and Bob volunteers to have Jackie over at his place, much to Donna's dismay. Fez realizes Nina is reluctant to introduce him to her family.
12320"No Quarter"David TrainerDean BataliApril 2, 2003 (2003-04-02)52011.06[20]
Jackie moves in with Bob and Donna, but the things she does in the Pinciotti house don't go down well with Donna. Eric has to pay for Donna's engagement ring with Red taking all his money from him on purpose, and Fez meets someone he knows and hates.
12421"Trampled Under Foot"David TrainerPhilip StarkApril 9, 2003 (2003-04-09)52111.18[21]
Nina breaks up with Fez because he is "too needy". After realizing they have nothing to talk about anymore, the gang decide to add another member to their group, but don't know whom to invite. Kitty uses their situation to her advantage, only to discover how bad her candidate for a new member is.
12522"You Shook Me"David TrainerKristin NewmanApril 16, 2003 (2003-04-16)52210.44[22]
Fez has an erotic dream about a certain member of the gang, which greatly disturbs him. Kelso questions his own sexuality after hearing about Fez's dream, leading him to seek comfort in Jackie. Joanne offers Eric a job at a local dog food factory.
12623"Nobody's Fault But Mine"David TrainerMark HudisApril 23, 2003 (2003-04-23)52311.20[23]
Hyde is caught with another woman, as revenge for seeing Jackie with Kelso. Red hastens Eric and Donna's wedding day, until Laurie, who has returned home, offers an alternative for the couple to get out of the situation.
12724"Immigrant Song"David TrainerRob des HotelMay 7, 2003 (2003-05-07)52411.72[24]
Red takes a day off to think of Eric and Donna's plan to move away to Madison, Hyde and Kelso continue to bicker about one another over Jackie, and a certain prank could result in Fez's deportation. Kelso falls off the water tower (again).
12825"Celebration Day"David TrainerGregg MettlerMay 14, 2003 (2003-05-14)52513.57[25]

The gang goes camping the night before their high school graduation. Jackie decides to let Hyde and Kelso fight it out over her, to see who she'll choose in the end, and as Eric and Donna get ready to leave Point Place, some shocking news will be too much for a certain person to handle, both emotionally and physically.

Note: This is the last episode of Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman) in the show. In the following episodes, she is replaced by Christina Moore.


  1. ^ Also guest starred for one episode.
  2. ^ This episode's name is a shortening of the Led Zeppelin song "The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair".


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