That '70s Show: Season 5, Episode 1

Going to California (17 Sep. 2002)

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Eric goes to California to express his love for Donna, meanwhile Kelso tries to talk Annette into bed.

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Eric sleeps till noon and then concentrates on his bowl movements, till Kitty reports Donna has phoned. In California Donna bitchily tries to ruin Michael Kelso's sweetly picking up dumb blonde Malibu surfers girl Annette by nagging about Jackie. Eric's parents forbade him to go, but Hyde bought a ticket from his secretly stashed-away money and promises to cover for him, but actually hooks up with Jackie, who rats on him. Once reunited, the love-birds, wanting to go straight back home, commandeer poor Kelso and his van, but Annette wouldn't put out anyway. Written by KGF Vissers

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The episode title is also the title of a track on the fourth album by Led Zeppelin, released in 1971. Several other episodes are also named for songs on this album, including "Battle of Evermore", "Black Dog", and "Misty Mountain Hop". See more »

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When Eric is talking with Hyde, Fez and Jackie in the basement, Jackie's sun dress strap is off-the-shoulder in her closeups, on her shoulder in the distant shots. See more »

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[Eric wants to tell Donna how he feels about her]
Jackie Burkhart: Look, Eric, just write her a letter. That's how I broke up with Michael. I was able to take my time and come up with good synonyms for... cowardly won't-marry-me loser, run-away-to-California jackass.
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Definitely one of the weakest episodes of the series run
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By the time That '70s Show reached in its fifth season in the fall of 2002, it had already begun to show signs of old age. The Eric/Donna relationship fights were getting old, the number of jokes missing the target were increasing, and Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) had started going from funny to annoying. What the season premiere to the fifth season needed was something to make the show fresh, a plot twist, a major change, or the return of a previously seen character. What was supplied instead was Jessica Simpson in her acting debut. I love Jessica Simpson as much as the next guy in the 18-25 demographic, but it just wasn't right to bring her in while the show was in the middle of a slump for the first time. There is nothing wrong with her performance in the episode, she has the dumb blonde routine down and looks drop dead gorgeous as always, though the material she and the rest of the cast are given to work with isn't up to the standards of the previous seasons other than the opening scene with Eric (Topher Grace) in the bathroom. It's definitely one of the weakest episodes of the series.


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