Kitty Foreman – That ’70s Show
Effervescent and bubbly, Kitty Foreman was always the cheerleader for her dumb son and his dumb friends. Not only did she work full-time as a nurse, she also cheerfully played hostess for a group of teenagers that didn’t always appreciate her efforts.
She was married to the ultimate grump, Red, and she had to work twice as hard to make their home feel warm and welcoming, even when she should have told all those folks to go home and stay home. Kitty seemed like she had endless amounts of patience, but she could be tough when she needed to be. She had to put up with her husband the curmudgeon, and he suffered no sentimental nonsense, which was like Kitty’s second language.
She loved to nurture the people closest to her, but the big tragedy was that they never really reciprocated her efforts. She could come home from a long day of nursing, make a very nice dinner for more people than she should have to cook for, and she would still get teased and mocked for her efforts.
All in all, Kitty is the most relatable when she loses her cool and is running around yelling and screaming. Any mom who has tried to get her kids in the car in the morning while they slow-poke their way around the house knows that mode all too well. Don’t pretend you’ve never gone into the red zone when they’re sitting, mouth open, in front of the TV with one sock on while you yell for them to get in the car. Kitty Foreman is all of us.