Eric celebrates his 18th birthday but is depressed Donna is leaving to college the next day; the boys agree long-distance relationships don't last, console him with beer and leave him in a dress, another embarrassment made for Red to milk. Even Kitty planned no birthday treat, and the reason is disgusting to him: parental love life being revived. Donna got him a stereo, but they have a row just before she leaves, now he feels guilty too. Jackie is already redecorating Donna's room even before she leaves. Then it's time to part...
Did You Know?
The timeline on the show is famously off. In this episode, Eric turns 18, however, he turned 17 in the beginning of season 1. Since then, multiple years worth of stories have passed (and Eric and Donnas relationship has been said to have lasted over two years since his 17th birthday) At this point in the show, Eric would more likely be actually turning around 20 or 21 See more
When Kitty reveals she is going to have intercourse, Hyde and Jackie put their arms around each other in disgust. In the next shot, their arms are in completely different positions, with no time for them to have moved them. See more
Eric, long distance don't work, just like my girlfriend back home.
Fez, you have a girlfriend back home?
No, don't you listen? Long distance relationships don't work.
That '70s Song
Written by 'Ben Vaughan (II)' (uncredited)
Performed by Cheap Trick
Based on "In the Street"
Written by Alex Chilton
and Chris Bell See more