That ’70s Show Star Hates Their Defining Quirk

That '70s Show's Debra Jo Rupp hates Kitty's laugh and wishes she never did it.

By James Brizuela | Published

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As we all patiently wait for That ’90s Show to release on Netflix, one of the stars of the original That ’70s Show has now spoken about their character. That ’70 Show would not be the same without Debra Jo Rupp, and her portrayal of everyone’s favorite mom, Kitty. However, Rupp recently stated to Today that she hates Kitty’s best quirk, as she stated: “Kitty became my mother on a good day…she has a very obnoxious laugh, and I got stuck with it…I did it once in the pilot and I got stuck with it!”

That ’70s Show was chock full of characters that had their own defining characteristics, which is what made the original sitcom so special, including Debra Jo Rupp’s iconic Kitty laugh. Though she may not be the biggest fan of the laugh, it is the iconic laugh that defines Kitty’s spirit and demeanor. Kitty’s good nature and strong personality are definitely heightened by her laugh cutting through some of the most awkward moments in the show.

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Granted, we are not sure if That ’70s Show is going to be fully echoed in That ’90s Show, but we would imagine that Debra Jo Rupp is going to be portraying Kitty Forman in the same manner. We do know that Bob is going to be saying his signature, “Hey there, hi there, ho there” catchphrase in the series, as he was shown doing so in an exclusive clip released by Netflix. Most of the original cast is coming back for the sequel series, except Danny Masterson, who has recently been on trial for rape.

That ’70s Show starred Topher Grace as Eric, Mila Kunis as Jackie, Wilmer Valderrama as Fez, Ashton Kutcher as Kelso, Danny Masterson as Hyde, Kurtwood Smith as Red, and Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty, most of which saw their careers take off because of the show. Every single one of them is going to be back for That ’90s Show, including Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti and Tommy Chong as Leo. We would imagine that Netflix is also going to be bringing back some more surprise characters along the way.

That ’90s Show will bring in a new group of kids together to cause trouble and sit around smoking, just like in That ’70s show. Leia Forman (Eric and Donna’s daughter) leads the pack, as she convinces Red and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) to let her stay for the summer when she meets the rebellious next-door neighbor. From the looks of the trailers, we can expect the same type of humor to be included in this sequel series, which hopefully involves another great soundtrack too.

That ’90s Show will be released on Netflix on January 19 and will contain 10 episodes in its first season, which we can all hope goes well past that in additionally added seasons. As previously mentioned, the trailer brings back all the original favorites from That ’70s show, including Debra Jo Rupp’s Kitty and Kurtwood Smith’s Red. The world is patiently waiting to see if the new sequel series is going to have the same type of heart and laughs as the original series did, as are we.