TV Mom

Happy Mothers Day!

Kitty Foreman

One thing about American television is it’s revelations about being a mom. There are lots of famous TV moms that all contributed, Marion Ross from Happy Days especially set the ground work for this 70’s era mom. The two shows compared to each other are virtually indistinguishable in their ability to convey the attitudes of a time gone by. Of course I’m talking about That 70’s Show.

That 70's Show logo  A show about the life of a teenage boy (Eric Foreman, played by Topher Grace) along with his family and friends and growing up in Wisconsin in the 1970’s. Kitty Foreman (played by Debra Jo Rupp) was his mother, wife of conservative Korean war veteran Red Foreman (played by Kurtwood Smith, Robocop bad guy) and was the heart and soul of the family. Her wit and logic combined with her motherly love of her family gave us an insight we, as children of that era, didn’t get to appreciate about our own mothers.

So for Mothers Day, words of wisdom and insight by Kitty Foreman.

  • I’m shocked. The basement door closes, and out come the lighters and the drugs, and I am sure Donna’s bouncing around there without a bra! It’s like Amsterdam down there!
  • Of course I do, honey. I believe that you believed you fixed it.
  • You need to protect yourself. Today I saw a 16-year-old give birth, and I don’t want that type of thing to happen to you.
  • I don’t know why they call it fondue, they should call it *fun*due, cause it sure is fun!
  • What is going on in your head? I am so disappointed in you boys. And here I thought it was my dryer that made our clothes smell funny.
  • Honey, pretty girls don’t throw up.
  • Maybe this SAT thing is a blessing. It’ll make a funny story to tell when Eric’s a senator.
  • Now who would like a drink?

Thanks Mom(s)

Kitty eats a naked sausage


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