That '70s Show: Season 1, Episode 6

The Keg (25 Oct. 1998)

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The gang finds a keg and decides to throw a party in the pool of an abandoned house.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Niklaus Lange ...
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While cutting study hall and driving down the road, the gang minus Fez finds a beer keg and decides to throw a party charging $2 a head, the only language even Kelso can do calculations in. While the boys wrestle with the tap in the empty pool of the vacant house Jackie found as secret -no longer- make-out place with Michael, Red and Bob start searching Eric's Vista Cruisers when they hear from their wives -rivetted by Rich Man, Poor Man with daiquiris- their kids 'borrowed' a tub of ice and a box of plastic cups... Written by KGF Vissers

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Kitty Forman: Now who would like a drink?
Bob Pinciotti: Oooh, let's do daiquiris, huh?
Kitty Forman: Oooh, I don't know if we have enough ice. Eric took a whole tubful.
Reginald "Red" Forman: He took a tub of ice?
Kitty Forman: Oh, the kids are making a volcano.
Midge Pinciotti: Right, that's why Donna left with all the plastic cups.
Reginald "Red" Forman: Plastic cups?
Midge Pinciotti: Sure, plastic volcano cups!
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The Keg ****1/2
28 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Original Air Date: October 25th, 1998

What do you do when you find a keg of beer in the middle of the street? You sacrifice a virgin to the gods! No, wait...that can't be right. Actually, the correct answer is: take it to a vacant house and have a party in the empty backyard pool! Based on this simple premise, another chapter in the scrawny little neighbor boy/saucy redhead next door saga unfolds beautifully. Between passing notes and cutting class, the monotony of everyday routine is broken up by this exciting discovery; what can only be described as the equivalent to the holy grail of tantalizing teenage fantasy.

As evidenced by this show, beer can make people do some strange things. It can turn Kelso into a mathematical genius or transform Eric into a hose-swinging macho man, though one of the real highlights of this episode actually takes place back at the Forman residence. When Red and Bob get wind of the situation and go out looking for the party, Kitty and Midge get drunk off daiquiris while watching "Rich Man, Poor Man" and share a few too many details about their personal lives with each other. This is the kind of one-on-one interaction that makes "That '70s Show" such a memorable fascination. Not only can the writers of the show pull off purely kinetic comic mishaps on grand scales, they can also pay attention to littler details that ensure not a moment of this twenty-two minute installment is wasted. Overall, "The Keg" is just one more magnificent monument in this sitcom's lasting legacy.

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