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Kitty makes Red go to a wrestling show with the gang. Jackie becomes a door mat for Kelso. Midge convinces Kitty and Laurie to join her at "therapy."

Director:

David Trainer

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Tanya Roberts ... Midge Pinciotti
Don Stark ... Bob Pinciotti
Ernie Ladd ... Rocky Johnson's Manager
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Laurie Forman
Jim Turner ... Therapist
Dwayne Johnson ... Rocky Johnson (as The Rock)
Ken Shamrock ... Wrestler #1
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Storyline

Kelso is a hero now he has 'done it' and Jackie actually behaves like his devoted lover, almost his love-slave. Red was excessively strict again with Eric for being late to return library books and furious about a single 'No', but the threat of Kitty nagging constantly forces him to try 'becoming friends' so Red joins the boys -still soon taking the wheel himself- who go to a weird wrestling show in Kanosha, two huge stars against a swarm of midgets. Bob still doesn't get why Midge wants some independence despite him being a fine provider, which her therapy sessions and Laurie's selfish example keep making worse, so Bob begs Red to take him along, and wines to poor Fez, while Hyde just tries to get Bob to buy them beers. Even former wrestler Red enjoys the show. Spoilsport Donna begins to convince Jackie teenage boys are always horny, so why be a doormat if you can...? After the show, Red ignores the 'wrestler only' sign on the locker-room and takes Eric along getting an autograph, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The Rock appears in this episode portraying his own father, Rocky Johnson. When he says to Red that he also has a kid, he is talking about himself, and finally he says that his son would become "The most electrifying man in sports entertainment", which is how the media usually refers to The Rock. See more »

Goofs

Rocky Johnson worked in the NWA in the '70s. He did not sign with the WWF until the '80s, and in the '70s it was known as the WWWF. See more »

Quotes

Eric Forman: Mr. Johnson, you gave that team of midgets an ass whupping, sir!
Rocky Johnson: You pile drive a little guy and the whole crowd turns on you. When you're standing there, wondering what they're booing about, you get bit on the kneecaps. Look at my knees. Midget bites.
Reginald "Red" Forman: I wonder if you'd mind giving my son an autograph.
Rocky Johnson's Manager: No. No autographs.
Reginald "Red" Forman: Look, pal I might be the only guy in here who's actually killed a man.
Rocky Johnson's Manager: Give the kid an autograph. And then, no more autographs.
Rocky Johnson: That's really nice. Bringing your kid to a wrestling ...
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Iron Man
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward
Performed by Black Sabbath
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I agree about the "goofs"...
25 June 2007 | by k1darkknightSee all my reviews

Well, I certainly agree with "white_warlock"s comments about the "Nobody knew it was fake" goof. I haven't seen this episode myself, but my understanding is that Red is revealed to have wrestled at some point earlier in his life. Even if most of the general public had NOT realized that pro wrestling was fake (or "worked" in wrestling lingo), then at least someone who had wrestled "for real" in their earlier days would be able to recognize when moves weren't exactly done "just so"...

As for the other goof, it's completely accurate. The WWF was, at the time, known as the WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation). This actually could've been worked into the dialog of the show itself, with one of the characters commenting about how it's a "real pain in the a$$" to actually SAY "W.W.W.F.", and that they should just "drop one of those d**n W's!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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