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The Good Son 

Eric's love of Hyde for doing his chores turns to hate when his parents start liking Hyde more than him; Hyde changed from a conspiracy but to a total bore.


David Trainer


Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
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 ... Reginald "Red" Forman
Tanya Roberts ... Midge Pinciotti
Don Stark ... Bob Pinciotti
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Laurie Forman
Carolyn Hennesy ... Sharon Singer
Mitch Pileggi ... Bull
Arlene Warren Arlene Warren ... Joy (as Arlene Pileggi)
Gary Owens ... Announcer (voice)


Goodfornothing Hyde surprises everyone, even himself, responding to Kitty's maternal influence by making some efforts at study and chores, no longer 'admired' by the other boys as the perfect bad example. Eric's initial happiness with the brother he never had soon turns in frustration as Hyde constantly gets hight praise and is even set as an example for doing less and half as good, while Eric is now kid no. 3, and listens to one of Kelso's worst-advised ideas... Red's fellow Korea veteran Bull is in Point Place, showing off to him him and Bob as a success in business selling hot tubs with a young, attractive wife; when the Formans attend his 'key party', they aren't prepared for that term meaning wife-swapping by lottery... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

26 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Mitch Pileggi and Arlene Pileggi are husband and wife in real life, as well. See more »


While Red, Kitty, Bull and Joy are in the hot tub, Red mentions that a jet hit him right in the kiester (rear end), yet the surface water is only rippling when anyone moves their arms. Therefore, the jets were either not on, or they were so weak that the water doesn't ripple. See more »


Midge Pinciotti: [Eric and Donna are making out in the couch but they both stop when they hear her parents arguing outside of the room] Here's a crazy idea, why don't you do the dishes, Bob?
Bob Pinciotti: Why don't I do the dishes? I work all day!
Midge Pinciotti: Well... I meditate all day!
Bob Pinciotti: Why don't you meditate over the sink and wash the dishes!
Midge Pinciotti: [Both Bob and Midge come bursting in the room] Donna, will you tell your father he's a jackass!
Bob Pinciotti: Donna, your mother was fine until she met those feminists and started thinking!
Midge Pinciotti: Well, excuse me, Bob, ...
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References Hazel (1961) See more »


Let Your Love Flow
written by Larry E Wiliams
Performed by Bellamy Brothers
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