The seventh season of That '70s Show, an American television series, began September 8, 2004, and ended on May 18, 2005. It aired on Fox. The region 1 DVD was released on October 16, 2007. This season is set entirely in 1979.
This is the last season to feature Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher as regulars. Grace leaves the show at the end of the season to star in Spider-Man 3, and Kutcher to star in The Guardian. However, Kutcher appears five times in the next season as a "Special Guest Star", and Grace makes an uncredited cameo in the series finale.
Note: All episodes are named after songs by The Rolling Stones.
A week after Eric and Donna's engagement was called off, they are both on good terms, but have to make big decisions regarding their futures. Donna gets a new look, and Eric decides to take a year off, but to do that he needs to sell Donna's engagement ring to get some money. There's only one problem with his plan: Donna threw it off the water tower. Also, Bob is torn between Pam and Midge, and Red puts pressure on him (only because Kitty pressured Red) to choose between them. However, one of them takes the decision out of Bob's hands.
The Formans invite Hyde's biological father over so that Hyde can finally meet him, and everyone is shocked to discover that he's black. Kelso waits for news from Brooke about her advancing labor, while Fez tries to deal with losing Kelso to a baby. Eric and Donna go to a feminist rally in the park.
Red's job hunt is going nowhere and he begins to wonder when he will find a job. With a year off to do whatever he wants, Eric makes a list of things to do, one of which includes graffiting a closed muffler shop as part of his new bad boy image. But unbeknownst to Eric, Red has found his new job... in the building Eric just graffitied! Kelso has issues with women; now that he's a father to a baby girl, he has a new respect for women that gets him nowhere. And Hyde is pressured by Jackie and Kitty to call his father.
Red's new muffler shop is about to open and he asks Hyde to work for him. This really offends Eric since the shop is called "Forman & Son" and Red didn't even think to ask him. But Hyde has his own dilemma when his dad offers him a job at his record company. Fez is also on a job hunt after quitting the DMV, so Donna helps him apply for work as a shampoo boy.
Hyde starts working at his dad's record company only to learn his job is not as cool as he thought it would be. Kitty, feeling "unneeded, unnecessary and unloved," takes up Tai Chi with Donna and Midge. Seeing an ad in the paper for aspiring artists, Eric tries out for the Cartoon Academy of Fort Lauderdale. And Kelso decides to donate his entire Playboy collection to Fez.
Kitty throws a party in honor of herself to boost her self esteem, but Bob feels that Midge is spending too much time with Wiliam Barnett and they have a fight, causing Midge to lock herself in the bathroom. Eric decides to "moon and trench" Old Man Shinsky's beautiful yard. Kelso, because Eric didn't make him First Lieutenant, takes his revenge on Eric, but that backfires on them both. And Hyde succumbs to the corporate life, which Jackie finds very sexy.
When a hot girl tells Fez she wants to date him, he is delighted. He later finds out the girl was supposed to date Kelso, but blew him off. After Kelso begs, Fez agrees to help him regain his lost mojo. Donna and Jackie learn that play-fighting is an art. And Kitty tries to get Red to be more adventurous in their sex life.
Things are going well for Hyde at work, until he meets his new sister, Angie, and finds that she's not as nice as she seems. She attempts to get Hyde fired, causing him to use his biggest weapon against her; Jackie. Eric tells the gang that he's studying Spanish, but Kitty lets it slip to Fez what Eric really does on Wednesday nights, and Fez just can't keep the secret to himself.
It's Thanksgiving, and while Kitty prepares for the feast, Eric is making plans of his own, and they don't include dinner at home. He wants to go to a Styx concert; the rest of the gang is busy helping Hyde and Angie get ready for the opening of the record store.
Hyde joins the disgruntled group of guys that can say "Kelso Slept With My Sister", much to his displeasure. Donna plugs a calender on the air for Red's muffler shop until she discovers it is full of scantily clad babes on hotrods. Kitty once again tries to teach Jackie how to bake, with disastrous results.
Kelso gives the toys from the Toy Drive to the gang, leaving Kitty with no toys for the kids at the Ladies of Point Place Christmas Party. Jackie is upset that Hyde won't go to the party with her, making her think that he's not as mature as she thought he was. The guys have to come up with a way to get the toys to the party without the kids seeing them being brought in, and Red distracts everyone with an unusual Christmas story.
Jackie's doubts of a future with Hyde come to the breaking point, and she decides to go along with a misunderstanding and pretend to be Donna, engaged to Fez, whom she calls Prince Edwardo. She drags Fez to parties, enjoying the pre-marriage life, until she is caught in the act. Meanwhile, Hyde is bothered by Angie's relationship with Kelso, so Eric steps in to help split them up.
Red reluctantly agrees to take Kitty ice fishing, which doesn't turn out to be as bad as he expected. Kelso accidentally makes a threat on the President, prompting the guys to be paranoid about everyone they meet in an attempt to hide from the government. Donna takes Jackie to a karate lesson that yields unexpected results.
When Donna gets 6 tickets to the Packers game, Eric convinces the gang to give one of them to his dad. Hyde offers to do a ticket stub switch with Kelso and Fez, but neither Kelso nor Fez really gets the concept. At the game, Jackie attempts to made Hyde miserable and an ecstatic Red is actually nice to Eric - until Eric buys a Chicago Bears jersey. Kitty and Bob watch the game together back home.
There's a sexy new intern, "Sizzlin" Sarah, at the radio station that has the guys going crazy. Sarah manipulates the station manager into firing Donna by using Donna's feminism against her. Poor Kitty has the flu and is going to miss meeting Tom Jones at Hyde and Angie's record store, so she makes Red go in her place to get his autograph. And Jackie seeks advice from Fez on talking to Hyde about her true feelings.
Jackie, who's still smarting from her breakup with Hyde, is going to host her own public television show. Hyde suspects that Fez knows what Jackie was trying to tell him at the record store. Eric meets a 36-year-old guy whose pathetic life forces him to reevaluate his own directionless existence. Angie has a hard time understanding how to "burn" someone.
Eric decides to leave town to make a documentary about his life on the road. His car breaks down and he finds Leo. The two go to a truck stop to get something to eat. Kitty, Red, Kelso and Donna set out to find him when Eric doesn't call home. Meanwhile, Fez talks to Jackie and Hyde about their relationship.
When Brooke leaves Betsy in Kelso's care, he's ecstatic. His happiness soon ends when he notices that Betsy cries every time he holds her. Leo's offers to help Kelso with the baby only causes him more grief. Meanwhile, Kitty shows signs of jealousy when Hyde stays with Jackie throughout a car show while Red goes off and forgets about her.
Donna and Eric are in disbelief when Kelso chooses Jackie and Hyde over them to be Betsy's godparents. On the other hand, Hyde and Angie believe there's someone breaking into the store, so Angie places a camera to see who it is. After viewing the tape, they discover it's Fez crashing there at night because his host parents kicked him out since he already graduated. Kitty gives Fez and Kelso the idea to move in together since Kelso's house isn't safe for Betsy and Red wont allow them to stay when she visits.
When Eric realizes he is the only loser with no future in the group, he goes looking for a job, only to find he isn't very good at many things. Kelso and Fez look for an apartment for the two to live together in, and Jackie arranges a dinner party to celebrate her high school graduation.
In preparation for pursuing a teaching career, Eric receives his high school transcripts and discovers that he received an incomplete in gym class. He enrolls in a summer gym course and learns that his new P.E. teacher is none other than Casey Kelso! Kelso and Fez move into their new apartment and compete over who gets the master bedroom. While they do this, Red exacts his revenge for the messes they’ve created at his house over the years.
Kelso considers what to do about his relationship with Angie, and comes to the conclusion that it's time to break up, but he's not sure how to do that. He seeks some advice from Jackie on the matter, but ultimately, the decision is taken out of his hands. Eric is shocked to discover that his college tuition fund is gone, and has to find another way to raise the money. His solution is one that Kitty, Red and Donna have differing opinions on.
Jackie is offered her dream job, but unfortunately, it's in Chicago. She wants to know what her future is with Hyde, but he's unwilling to answer. Kitty and Donna are both still reeling over Eric's new job, and both try, in their own ways, to get him to change his mind. The son of one of Red's buddies from the Marines arrives in Point Place, and the guys take a liking to him when they find out what his dad does now.
As Eric prepares to go to Africa, Kitty is still having problems dealing with his departure. Donna is also having problems; she can't come up with an appropriate going away gift, but some advice from Kitty puts her on the right track. Charlie accidentally sees Kitty naked, and his attempts at apologizing only make things worse. Jackie is still in Point Place after telling everyone she was leaving for Chicago; her attempts to give Hyde one last ~last~ chance don't quite go the way she hopes they would.
Kelso drops Jackie off in Chicago, but she is immediately homesick and reaches out to the gang for companionship. Eric finds out at the last minute that Kitty deliberately hid a letter outlining the vaccination shots he’s required to have before going to Africa for the year. He has his final Circle with the guys only to finally be busted by Red! As Eric says his good-byes to everyone, Hyde talks to Leo about his true feelings for Jackie and decides to follow her to Chicago…with disastrous results.