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Bye Bye Basement 

Hyde moves back with the Formans. Without telling why, Kitty decides to redo the basement, and hires Leo and his cousin Theo as contractors. Meanwhile, Eric and Donna break into an argument about redoing the basement, and the promise ring.

Director:

David Trainer

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Topher Grace ... Eric Forman
Mila Kunis ... Jackie Burkhart
Ashton Kutcher ... Michael Kelso
Danny Masterson ... Steven Hyde
Laura Prepon ... Donna Pinciotti
Wilmer Valderrama ... Fez
Debra Jo Rupp ... Kitty Forman
Kurtwood Smith ... Red Forman
Don Stark ... Bob Pinciotti (credit only)
Tommy Chong ... Leo
Richard Karn ... Theo
Shanti Lowry ... Dancer
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Storyline

Hyde moves back with the Formans because his dad moved out, without specifying why. He later tells Eric his pa is in jail, and, finally, the 'more embarrassing' truth... Kitty decides to redo the basement and hires artist and former weed addict Theo, who brought his crazy cousin, Leo the hippie, instead of some cheap contractor Red would hire. Meanwhile, unfriendly ex's Eric and Donna argue about redoing the basement, whether wearing his promise ring around her neck was crazy and cool cloths. Fez is the only boy in ballet class, dreaming of a musical career, getting the girls' sympathy and Jackie's fashion advice but ridicule from the boys. Hyde gets Eric to suggest former artist Theo a rather hard to swallow 'artistic' approach in redoing the basement... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The contractor brought in to do the basement, Theo, is played by Richard Karn who is Al in the show Home Improvment. See more »

Goofs

At 16:40 when Theo & Leo bring the Foreman's down to see the basement a clap board/ slate cut is seen on the television set. Later at 18:50 (in the same scene) it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Forman: [Hyde doesn't want to talk about where his father has gone] Well, Steven, it's important to get these things out in the open.
Reginald "Red" Forman: Kitty, let him do what's natural and keep his feelings bottled up. Attaboy!
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Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

That '70s Song
Written by Ben Vaughn (uncredited)
Performed by Cheap Trick
Based on "In the Street"
Written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell
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What a badly written episode
14 June 2020 | by umutkaya412See all my reviews

This isnt about the unbelieveble breakup between Donna and Eric. I swallowed that pill but with that premise, it's just sad to see, that the only thing that happens is constant bashing. Mostly Eric. Not that I don't like sassy comments but it's not witty. And keeping that is rather a nuisance than funny.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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