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Eric's Burger Job is the 5th episode of Season 1 on FOX comedy That '70s Show.


Eric hates his new job at the local burger joint, but he doesn't want his dad to think he's a quitter. When Donna tells the gang that her parents will be away for the weekend and she'll be alone with her little sister, Eric completely misses the message she's trying to send him.


The episode starts with the gang in the basement. Donna drops some quite obvious hints that she wants to hang out in her house with Eric - alone. Then the four guys all go to Fatso Burger for interviews. Eric ends up being the only one hired. After a while though, Eric and Donna find that they can't spend much time together because of it.

Donna throws a party and decides to go see Eric because she's depressed that they can't spend time together. Meanwhile, Jackie is upset at Michael for not having a job. When Donna comes to Fatso Burger to ask Eric to come to the party, he turns her down, having responsibilities now. After his shift he visits Donna's house, but Bob has come home early, squashing any chance that they will be alone together. Afterwards, Eric quits his job so he can spend more time with her.


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
Tanya Roberts as Midge Pinciotti
Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti

Special Guest Star

Danny Bonaduce as Ricky

Guest starring

Paul Kreppel as Jack Burkhart
Amanda Fuller as Tina Pinciotti


[The Interview]
[Why do you want a career at Fatso Burger?]
Eric – I just think it will be a wonderful experience
Kelso – My girlfriend's dad owns it
Fez – I love the uniforms
Hyde –To unionize the workers, man
[Tell me; what do you consider your best quality?]
Eric – I'm a real people person
Hyde – I don't answer stupid questions
Fez – I speak Dutch
Kelso – My eyes. Oh, I guess my butt too.
[Name something about yourself you consider a weakness.]
Eric – I allow people to boss me around
Fez – I love Chocolate
Hyde – I'm brutally honest. Pinhead
Kelso – [While deep in thought, his chair tips backward and he falls to the ground]
[Where do you see yourself in five years?]
Eric – Fatso Burger
Fez – Covered in gold chains
Kelso – Rock-star. Oh wait, no, movie-star. No, yeah rockstar
Hyde – In prison
Jackie – I, am in love with a doofus
Red – It was kinda a hairnet, nametag, nothing kinda job


  • This is the first and only appearance of Tina Pinciotti, Donna's younger sister. She is jokingly referenced in "Vanstock". In all subsequent episodes, Donna is an only child.
  • This is the first episode in which we hear the classic "dumbass" insult, but it's not Red who says it: it's Eric, behind the back of his boss Ricky.


do you feel like we do | PETER FRAMPTON
what do you want from life | THE TUBES
more than a feeling | BOSTON
yours is no disgrace | YES