Point Place, Wisconsin isn’t exactly the ideal place to be in the summer time, but Eric and the gang from That ’70s Show had a few moments of summer fun that didn’t involve sitting in “the circle” and wishing they were in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Red never wore a speedo, but we hope you can cool off with the five best moments of the ’70s gang hanging out in the summer time.
5. Hyde and Jackie’s Summer Fling
This classic summer moment from season five doesn’t involve soaking up the sun but it does involve sucking face in the basement. Hyde and Jackie’s funny and sweet “opposites attract” relationship started with their summer fling born out of boredom. According to Jackie’s story, Hyde wanted to “shake it” to Abba and according to Hyde, Jackie just wanted him. Despite the fact that their hook-up initially taints the basement for Eric and Donna, there would have been no “Jackie and Hyde” without their summer fling.
4. Summer Lovin’
In the first episode of season six, Jackie has been wrestling over who she really wants to be with and the audience gets to see her as Sandy from Grease in the black leather outfit and Hyde in Danny Zuko’s black t-shirt. Jackie imagines the gang singing the classic Grease song “Summer Nights,” except now it’s about her and Hyde belonging together like “baba balooba shwaba she bang she bang.”
3. Summer by the Lake
In the season five finale, the gang heads out to the lake for a night of camping, scary storytelling and skinny dipping. Donna also tells a ghost story that scares Eric, but not as much as when he heads to the lake to skinny dip with Donna and finds Lori naked instead. Meanwhile, Fez ends up in the van with Lori, and in Fez speak, you can say he started the summer off with a bang.
2. Kelso’s Summer Dream Girl
Kelso is never one to miss a chance at showing off his body in a tank top, so when Donna heads to California for the summer to find herself and some blond highlights, Kelso tags along for the sun, the sand and the girls. He meets his match with Annette, in a cameo that was perfect for Jessica Simpson. She’s blonde, beautiful and seems like his dream girl until he finds out she’s a virgin. Turns out the only down and dirty Kelso gets is when they build a sand castle.
1. Eric and Donna reunite on the beach
When the girl next door takes off to spend her summer in sunny California, what’s a pale Wisconsin boy like Eric to do but chase after her? When the duo meet on the beach, the moment is simultaneously hilarious and adorable as they run to meet each other in slow motion like Dudley Moore and Bo Derek in the movie 10. The only difference is Bo Derek didn’t have Kelso running alongside her.