Donna's Story is the 8th episode of Season 4 on the FOX comedy That '70s Show.


Eric gets upset when Donna publishes a story in the school paper that echoes their relationship. Red and Kitty go to Bob's for dinner, and Red clashes with Bob's new lady friend. And Eric decides to retaliate by writing his own story.


After Donna writes a roman à clef in the school newspaper, her thinly veiled account of her and Eric's relationship makes Eric look bad. The story includes events from previous episodes like Donna finding panties in Eric's Vista Cruiser, Eric killing Donna's cat, Mr. Bonkers, and Donna finding dirty magazines under Eric's bed. Although Donna denies it and thinks it's no big deal, a badly-timed insult from a group of girls (who are just dumb and go along with whatever was written) proves Eric's point.

He then retaliates with his own story, making Donna look bad. His story was mainly insulting, and included things like Donna being a "tease", and her having enormous feet. Bob shows Red and Kitty his new girlfriend, Joanne, and Kelso purchases a pinball machine for The Hub. At the end, it is found out that Donna wrote the story longer, and that the paper split it into two parts. The second part has a happy ending that did not involve Eric looking bad at all.


Topher Grace as Eric Forman
Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart
Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso
Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde
Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti
Wilmer Valderrama as Fez
Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman
Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

Recurring cast

Mo Gaffney as Joanne Stupak


  • Kelso purchases half an interest in a pinball machine for The Hub. Now he gets games for half-price! Because he's a nitwit.
  • Eric had trouble writing his story, because they all ended up being erotic.
  • In Eric's draft, "Wanda" is referred to as a witch. This is an obvious word trick, since he really meant "b**ch".
  • The plots in Eric and Donna's stories reference the episodes The Pill, Sleepover, Kiss Of Death, Hyde's Father, Eric's Panties and The Promise Ring.
  • Tommy Chong is absent from the main cast in this episode.
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