A surprisingly deft sitcom which did an excellent job of recreating the spirit of the era, That ’70s Show features a strong main cast with even stronger supporting characters. Moreover, the show operates in a unique cultural space, in that it’s a show that may not be good enough overall to maintain historical relevancy (in the same way something like Friends or Arrested Development might), but is funny and heartfelt enough to maintain a diehard fan base who claim it was one of the best sitcoms on television during its tenure. We’re unashamedly part of that camp, and we have fond memories of watching Eric (Topher Grace), Donna (Laura Prepon), Jackie (Mila Kunis), Hyde (Danny Masterson), Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) stir up trouble and navigate high school in Point Place, Wisconsin, which is why we’re taking the time today to talk about the 10 best episodes of That ’70s Show.
10. “Hyde Moves In” (Season 1, Episode 24)
One of the primary plot points of That ’70s Show occurs at the end of season one, when requisite bad boy Stephen Hyde is forced to move in with his buddy Eric Foreman after his mother, Edna (played in a glorious cameo appearance by Katey Sagal of Married With Children), runs away with a long-haul trucker. This matter is complicated by the nature of Eric’s parents, Red and Kitty Foreman (played by Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp in what amounts to the most adorable and convincing depiction of parental figures in a sitcom that we’ve ever seen), with the former being a tough father and the latter being an overbearing mother. The move, however, sets the stage for the pseudo-brother relationship that would develop between Eric and Hyde over the course of the show’s tenure on TV, and because we love that dynamic so much we’ve kicked this list off with the episode where it all began. Also in this episode, Kelso is repulsed by the physical appearance of a sick Jackie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0720103/ Source: Imdb.com