Eric Forman - Wikipedia
Eric Albert Forman is a fictional character in Fox Network's That '70s Show, portrayed by Coinciding with the beginning of his relationship with Donna, Eric must deal with the death of his grandmother, sharing a rare bonding moment with his. Donna Marie Pinciotti is a fictional character and one of the two female leads in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, appearing in all eight seasons. Portrayed by Laura Prepon, Donna is the love interest to Eric Forman. Donna's relationship with next-door neighbor Eric Forman is often the main focus of the series. However, it is. That's just one of the revelations in this look back at the active love dating lives enjoyed by the cast of 'That '70s Show', which ultimately.
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When incensed enough, he will stand up to anyone, including his father and during these moments he can be surprisingly eloquent. He stood up to Red when he was troubled about Kitty's apparent pregnancy and told him to be a man for her. He also stands up to both of his parents in his insistence on marrying Donna, despite their repeated attempts to stop him. He threatens Casey Kelso with serious injury if he hurt Donna and even defended his father by punching another teenager David Milbank who had informed him that Red will eventually lose his job at the auto parts plant.
He also beat a Green Bay Packers fan up during a game, after the fan along with Red repeatedly insult Eric for wearing a Chicago Bears jersey; however, Eric turns to violence only when the fan insults Red for telling him to stop arguing once the game was over, as Red only saw the argument as being appropriate banter between opposing fans during the game.
This made Red proud enough to remark that his son had the "Forman Rage. When Hyde's mother leaves town at the end of the first season, Eric tries to persuade his parents to do something about his best friend's living conditions and thus Hyde is invited to live with the Formans, which he does for most of the series. When Red is quick to throw Hyde out after an arrest for drug possession, Eric attempts to help him by proving Red's hypocrisy.
Of his group of friends, Eric seemed to dislike Jackie the most in the beginning, though as the series progresses, they develop a friendship. Throughout, the two have a clear "frenemy" relationship. They demonstrate their annoyance with each other, but show compassion for each other many times, and through it all, are close. At the series' beginning, Jackie admits to trusting and liking Eric, confiding in him that she might be pregnant.
In "The Pill," for example, she says to Eric's surprise, "Look, I've always been able to trust you—and, god, you are such a nice guy. This proves that their burning of each other throughout the show is only for laughs and friendly bickering, as none of their hostility is ever serious.
Jackie is, at times, demeaning towards Eric due to his effeminate qualities, dorkiness and physical weakness.
They have been known to occasionally help each other out. In the episode "Jackie's Cheese Squeeze," Eric admits that they are "friends," as long as they don't refer to each other as such in public, and in the season seven finale, Jackie calls Eric from Chicago and admits that she's always cared for him, and that he was always very special to her. Eric is a well-known fan of science fictionsuch as Star Trek and especially Star Warsin which he compares himself to Luke Skywalker.
He is also known to have a large, beloved collection of G. He is also a Beatles fan and has been known to liken his group of friends to them, accusing Jackie of "breaking up the band" with her romantic entanglements with Kelso and Hyde calling her Yoko, in reference to Yoko Ono. It is also hinted that he is both a Batman and Spider-Man fan, having Spider-Man bed sheets and a considerable number of comic booksmost of them bearing the Marvel Comics logo with the titular character on the covers.
When he fights a fan at the Packers game, he tells Red that he learned his moves from Spider-Man; coincidentally, Topher Grace starred as Eddie Brock, a character who obtains powers very similar to Spider-Man, thus transforming him into the monstrous Venom in Spider-Man 3 in Eric has had many typical teenage jobs over the series.
In the beginning of the series, Red vehemently opposes Eric's attempts to get a job during the second season citing that it would interfere with his schoolwork and make it harder for him to get into a good college located far away. Kitty supports Red by saying Eric's job is being her "precious little baby boy.
Kitty costs him a potential job at a bank for the same reason. Red and Kitty even go so far as to revoke their offer to pay for Eric's college tuition in a final act of desperation to put a stop to the wedding but are unsuccessful.
In season seven, Eric is ridiculed by his father when he takes a year off from school and work to contemplate his future and enjoy being lazy. Eric takes pleasure in the contempt Red has for this decision. Eric is usually very supportive of his friends, even though it is very rarely reciprocated. On several occasions, when the group find themselves in a predicament as the result of a prank gone awry or some other unforeseen circumstance, the rest of the group would take off, leaving Eric to absorb the brunt of the trouble, after which the group mainly Hyde would hassle and tease Eric for getting into trouble as in " Stolen Car ," " Eric Gets Suspended ," " Eric's Hot Cousin " and "Rip This Joint".
This has much to do with Eric's trusting nature and indicates that what he lacks in physical strength and courage, he more than makes up for in strength of character. Eric however, has been known to get his revenge on his backstabbing friends from time to time, such as when Kelso took the group on a " dine-and-dash " without telling them and the group eventually abandoning Donna and Eric at the restaurant.
Eric and Donna get their revenge by serving a batch of brownies which they referred to as "special" brownies. However, in this case, the "special" ingredient that Eric and Donna include is a chocolate-flavored laxative. This was a particular problem for Fez, whose girlfriend had arrived to make amends with him, just as he was running for the bathroom. At times, however, Eric's friends will come to his aid when he's truly at the end of his rope.
However, Eric is also quick to stand up for himself whenever he feels he has been wronged by his friends' actions. Eric is also quite stubborn, which has on several occasions brings bad luck to himself. For example, when Donna calls from California and when Kitty tries to tell him, Eric refuses to even listen to his mother and when he finds out the call later scolds her for not telling him.
Also, when Hyde is about to get kicked out of the Forman's house for his drug use, Eric tells Red that he also does drugs despite Donna telling him not toonly to find out that Hyde is allowed to stay. Another prime example is during his first break-up with Donna: However, he would later on acknowledge it was unfair for him to pressure Donna. Relationships[ edit ] Eric's relationship with his parents is characterized by his attempts to prove to them that he is mature and independent.
Eric's father, Red, is a notorious authoritarian and often refers to Eric as "dumbass" and "boy". He frequently threatens "to put his foot in Eric's ass". Red finds Eric lacking the qualities which he feels a grown man should possess, including physical strength, sportsmanship, and interest in manly pursuits, like hunting and fishing. Despite the fact that Red's strict parenting often prevents intimate father-son moments, Red truly cares for his son. On rare occasions, Red displays genuine fatherly love such as in "That Wresting Show" and "Street Fighting Man", as well as when he learns that Eric is a good hunter and chose not to shoot a deer because he didn't want to.
Oddly, Eric is, in many ways, a younger version of his father. Both display a dry sense of humor and tend to be the sanest people in their circle of friends.
Eric's mother, Kitty, typically supports Eric against the wishes of her husband and she often scolds Red for being too hard on him. However, she also does not consider Eric to be a man and often refers to him as her "precious little baby boy. At times, Kitty's love for Eric borders on Hitchcockian. His mother is often insecure about being replaced by Donna as the woman in Eric's life.
Their rivalry is played up in many episodes often comically, but sometimes to the point of it being problematic. In theory, she's okay with a sexual relationship between Donna and Eric even pressing the two to discuss it with her ; however, in reality, she goes into a depression after learning that Eric and Donna had sex and considers Donna a harlot who has stolen her baby boy away from her. Eric reassured Kitty that he would always need her because, "[Red]'s going to be riding [his] ass for the rest of [his] life".
When Eric tells his parents about his plan to spend a year teaching in Africa, his mother is less than thrilled.
This is most notably and comically presented when, the morning after his announcement, Kitty fixes everyone at the breakfast table a smiley-face breakfast with eggs and bacon and then hands Eric a plain pancake and says, "nothing smiling up at you, nothing". Even with a couple of days before his departure, Kitty reveals that she hid mailed notifications that Eric must receive certain vaccinations before he can leave. Eric protests his mom's actions but she still tries to dissuade him, stating that the needles used for the vaccinations are "as big as sausages" and "will hurt a lot.
This annoys Eric because he believes that surprise parties are for kids, which indicates that Kitty won't accept the fact that he is becoming a man. However, throughout the episode "Magic Bus," Eric expects Kitty to throw him a surprise party even though she and the gang constantly tell him that there is no surprise party.
Ironically, the show never really maintained its focus on the seventies after the first season. Regardless of how popular it was, it does not really make sense that it lasted as long as it did.
After Eric and Kelso left the show following the events of season 7, the eighth season did not really serve any purpose or have much impact.
During that time, fans were forced to watch wave after wave of forced stories. As mentioned in the previous entry, the show should not have gone on for eight seasons.
After Eric leaves for Africa in the season 7 finale, it seemed that there was no other means for the show to develop. In the end, the only thing fans of the show got out of this was a character whose interactions with Donna seemed more forced and unnecessary than they needed to be. When an event like that sends Red Forman to the emergency room, you would think that it would be constantly mentioned until the series' conclusion.
Are they still together or are they divorced? After so many people got injured and arrested there, you would think the water tower would have been closed off or at least renovated. Furthermore, even if the many falls may have affected his intelligence, it does not make sense that Kelso survived so many without suffering serious injuries.