Mr. Nude

The insulting nickname of Point Place, Wisconsin teenager Eric Forman (Topher Grace) on the sitcom THAT 70S SHOW/FOX/1998-2006.


When the Forman’s are awakened by a strange sound in the house, Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) and his wife, Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) leave their bedroom to investigate. At the same time, their son Eric emerges from his bedroom wrapped in a sheet. Red glares at Eric, and snarls, “Good God, are you nude?” Eric replies “No, I’m wearing my toga” and then retreats to his bedroom to get a baseball ball to confront the possible intruder.

When Eric comes out of his room still wrapped in his “toga” his father says, “Look at him, bare-assed and holding a plastic bat. That’s your son, Kitty.”

The intruder turns out to be a local girl named Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) who popped into the basement to sleep with Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), the Forman’s live-in guest.

The next morning in the kitchen, Red repeats his mean-spirited moniker (“Hey, everybody, Mr. Nude has an opinion” in front of their visiting next-store neighbor Bob Pinciotti (Don Stark) who informs everyone, “Mr. Nude, huh? That was my nickname in college.”

Curious, his daughter Donna (Laura Prepon) says, “Dad, you didn’t go to college.” Bob replies, “Didn’t stop me getting a nickname.”

The next night, Eric’s father stands outside of his son’s bedroom banging a pot and ladle together, and yelling, “FIRE!” When Eric appears wrapped in a sheet, his father says, “Well, look at this, Mr. Nude is still nude.” Eric replies, “You’re nuts!” Red counters with, “Wow, strong words from Mr. NUDE” and then informs his son “we’re doing this every night until you put on some bottom.”

See also  – “Mr Nude”; and “Eric Sleeps Nude – TV Commercial Promo” @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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