Fan Forum
Remember Me?
Register

  New Forum Poll   |     Request a Forum   |     View New Forums

Closed Thread   Post New Thread
 
Forum Affiliates Tags Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2013, 01:34 PM
  #1
Fan Forum Hero

 
MistyMountainHop's Avatar

Moderator of ...
That '70s Show
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 52,683
Park Walkers #4: Because He Waited on the Bottom Step for Her

Welcome To The Red and Kitty Appreciation Thread


banner by megs212

Red and Kitty Supporters
1) Kryssi
2) Chris (jackiehydelover)
3) Ashley (Miss Zennie)
4) Brandon (Californian)
5) Jessica (SpunkiiMonkii7078)
6) cronball
7) ally_likewoah
8) megs212
9) wingster
10) Court (Courtz_BV)
11) Peanut
12) playgroundDiaries
13) slicknickshady
14) sweetdaisy
15) Natasja1982
16) Rachel2091
17) dingbatprissy
18) Lulu (LulubeeDavis)
19) Lisa (MistyMountainHop)
20) loganandroryforever
21) MagicBus
22) jessec12

Just ask to be added to the list and a mod will do so

Kurtwood Smith



BirthdateKurtwood Larson Smith
Birthdate 3-Jul-1943
Birthplace New Lisbon, WI


Kurtwood Smith says strangers often approach him on the street, pleading to be called a dumb-ass as only Smith can utter the insult. "Dumb-ass" became his catch phrase in eight seasons as the paternally gruff Reginald "Red" Forman on That '70s Show. He was offered the role because the producers wanted a no-nonsense, Chuck Norris type, and Norris himself turned it down. He says his performance was inspired by his own stepfather, who died just as That '70s Show first went into production.

Smith was an infant when his real father, a fighter pilot in World War II, died after being shot down on a bombing run over Germany. His mother wanted to name him Kurt, but she added the extra 'wood' because she thought the name 'Kurt Smith' sounded too curt and insignificant. Smith suspects he is the world's only Kurtwood.

He was a longtime character actor before his sitcom success, usually playing cops, crooks, and other tough guys. On TV, he played the coldhearted Capt Joseph Scanlon on the mid-1980s undercover cop show Renegades with Patrick Swayze and Tracy Scoggins. In the late-80s New Adventures of Beans Baxter, Smith played the sinister mastermind who perpetually threatened the teenage spy Beans. In a funny but short-lived 1993 sitcom about a Hawaiian surf shop, Big Wave Dave's with David Morse and Jane Kaczmarek, Smith played a wacky freeloader who improbably claimed to be Hawaii Five-O's Jack Lord. He also provides the voice of Andy's father on Squirrel Boy. Fans of Star Trek know Smith as the Cardassian Thrax on Deep Space Nine, the time traveler Annorax on Voyager, and the President of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

In his best-remembered movie roles, he played John Travolta's choreographer in Staying Alive, the sadistic second-string bad-guy who worked for Ronny Cox in RoboCop, Robert Sean Leonard's domineering father in Dead Poets Society, Nicole Kidman's clueless father in To Die For, the Secretary of Defense in Travolta's Broken Arrow, and one of Winona Ryder's several psychiatrists in Girl, Interrupted. In his quintessential film performance, he played the cruel warden of a privatized prison in Fortress with Christopher Lambert, and he took a rare leading role in Hard Scrambled, an independent drama where his thuggish character wants control of a run-down diner.

Smith's wife is actress Joan Pirkle. They both worked on Robocop, where she played Cox's secretary, and Smith's character made a pass at her. Off-camera, Smith and Pirkle are longtime activists for single-payer universal health care.

Trivia
Parents George Smith and Mabel Annette Lund
Marriages Joan Pirkle (actress/activist, m. 5-Nov-1988)
Cecilia Souza (m. 10-Jun-1964, div. 1974, one son, one daughter)
Children Shannon Smith (radio personality "Dr Sauce") and Laurel Smith


Filmography
Evil Remains (26-Jul-2004)
Teddy Bears' Picnic (29-Mar-2002)
Girl, Interrupted (8-Dec-1999)
A Bright Shining Lie (30-May-1998)
Deep Impact (7-May-1998)
Shelter (16-Jan-1998)
Prefontaine (24-Jan-1997)
A Time To Kill (24-Jul-1996)
Broken Arrow (9-Feb-1996)
Citizen Ruth (Jan-1996)
Last of the Dogmen (08-Sep-1995)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (14-Jul-1995)
To Die For (May-1995)
Boxing Helena (3-Sep-1993)
The Crush (2-Apr-1993)
Fortress (5-Mar-1993)
Shadows and Fog (30-Mar-1992)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (6-Dec-1991)
Company Business (6-Sep-1991)
Oscar (26-Apr-1991)
Quick Change (13-Jul-1990)
Heart of Dixie (25-Aug-1989)
Dead Poets Society (2-Jun-1989)
True Believer (17-Feb-1989)
Rambo III (25-May-1988)
Robocop (17-Jul-1987)
The Christmas Gift (21-Dec-1986)
North and South II (4-May-1986)
The Midnight Hour (1-Nov-1985)
Flashpoint (31-Aug-1984)
Going Berserk (28-Oct-1983)
Staying Alive (15-Jul-1983)
Missing Pieces (14-May-1983)
Zoot Suit (Jan-1982)
Roadie (13-Jun-1980)



banner by Court (Courtz_BV)



Animation by Saar

__________________
HYDE
Kelso, it's for the best. Just like you and Jackie breaking up
was for the best -- and, after a while, she found someone better ...
me!

Last edited by MistyMountainHop; 06-08-2013 at 05:40 AM
MistyMountainHop is offline  
Old 03-12-2013, 01:36 PM
  #2
Fan Forum Hero

 
MistyMountainHop's Avatar

Moderator of ...
That '70s Show
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 52,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by nannygirl704 (View Post)
I would have preferred a concluding scene that had more heart like Red reminding/convincing Kitty they really didn’t need that book. Think that would’ve been a much happier ending—for me and other RK fans I’m sure
That would've been great, Prissy! I that alternate ending.

Quote:
Originally Posted by msstock87 (View Post)
This episode was so so for me. I didn't like the Red/Kitty storyline, because it had been shown many times before they had a healthy love life. I did like the part where the girls wrestle and Hyde is protective over Jackie. Sadly, so many season 7 episodes are like this, some decent parts others bad.
The play-fighting story is the only part of the episode I really like... Well, that and the fact that a girl chose Fez over Kelso. It was time for Kelso's ego to get knocked down a peg.
__________________
HYDE
Kelso, it's for the best. Just like you and Jackie breaking up
was for the best -- and, after a while, she found someone better ...
me!
MistyMountainHop is offline  
Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 PM
  #3
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
I would have loved that alternate ending too for Red/Kitty, it would have been sweet and more in character.

Lisa I agree, Kelso needed to be taken down a few pegs.
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-12-2013, 06:46 PM
  #4
Dedicated Fan
 
nannygirl704's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 509
WOW! What pretty artwork! And I really like the new thread title!

Right the rest of the episode was good but because I think the bigger one was the RK one i skipped over it. Always forget about those Kelso and Fez moments lol

And if you both like that alternate ending...should I try it as a Oneshots?
nannygirl704 is offline  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:05 PM
  #5
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
I would read it.
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 07:05 AM
  #6
Fan Forum Hero

 
MistyMountainHop's Avatar

Moderator of ...
That '70s Show
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 52,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by nannygirl704 (View Post)
WOW! What pretty artwork!
Can't take credit for that. It was made years ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nannygirl704 (View Post)
And I really like the new thread title!
And that you can take credit for since I was influenced by your posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nannygirl704 (View Post)
Right the rest of the episode was good but because I think the bigger one was the RK one i skipped over it. Always forget about those Kelso and Fez moments lol

And if you both like that alternate ending...should I try it as a Oneshots?
I'd read it, for sure. You could even do a series of short one-shots that fix all of R/K OOC moments post-S5... like all that Red/Pam mess.
__________________
HYDE
Kelso, it's for the best. Just like you and Jackie breaking up
was for the best -- and, after a while, she found someone better ...
me!
MistyMountainHop is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 04:32 PM
  #7
Master Fan

 
SpunkiiMonkii7078's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 13,092
Thanks for the new thread!
__________________
maybe I'm dreaming
S Club 7
{ music. television. campaign. }
icon
SpunkiiMonkii7078 is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 05:29 PM
  #8
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
I would read a series of Red and Kitty one shots post season 5. If anybody can write them, you can.
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-14-2013, 02:11 PM
  #9
Fan Forum Hero

 
MistyMountainHop's Avatar

Moderator of ...
That '70s Show
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 52,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpunkiiMonkii7078 (View Post)
Thanks for the new thread!
No problem.

Seriously, man, if I got to head a bunch of T7S fanfic writers to write a T7S movie... that would kick ass. Prissy would be the head writer on Red and Kitty's storyline.

I could see Kitty convincing Red to let them to foster a child if she was too miserable without Eric in the house. That would be an interesting story.
__________________
HYDE
Kelso, it's for the best. Just like you and Jackie breaking up
was for the best -- and, after a while, she found someone better ...
me!
MistyMountainHop is offline  
Old 03-14-2013, 07:21 PM
  #10
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
That would be an interesting twist, to see them fostering a child. I would like to see how Red would treat that child.
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 03:18 PM
  #11
Fan Forum Hero

 
MistyMountainHop's Avatar

Moderator of ...
That '70s Show
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 52,683
Quote:
Originally Posted by msstock87 (View Post)
I would like to see how Red would treat that child.
It all depends on the personality of the kid. If the kid was innocent like Charlie, Red would probably treat him (or her) pretty nicely. If s/he had an attitude/talked back, Red would definitely rectify that situation swiftly.
__________________
HYDE
Kelso, it's for the best. Just like you and Jackie breaking up
was for the best -- and, after a while, she found someone better ...
me!
MistyMountainHop is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 03:42 PM
  #12
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
Oh yeah, Red is not afraid to even tell a little kid he will stick his foot in their ass!
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 04:10 PM
  #13
Dedicated Fan
 
nannygirl704's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 509
Thanks to both of you for your opinions and thoughts on wanting to read a alternate ending to that episode. I think I may just do that!

Lisa, you always say that about me being your choice for RK storyline but it still means so much to hear you say that! Only hope that I won’t write a story that’ll ned up change your mind! lol

Colleen, thanks for your kind words too! I mean you’ve only read my first RK story—the one that started it all! lol—and already you feel that I do a good job at writing the pair really means a great deal.

The idea of rewriting some of those scene or endings as a collection! Now there’s an idea! I’ll have to think about that one! That is if you don’t mind Lisa.

I could see Kitty wanting to foster another child but I don’t think I’d want to actually see it in the show. Might start feeling too much like Happy Day’s later seasons when the different cousins started living with the Cunningham’s. Maybe in fanfic but even then it’s kind a like we already know how Red and Kitty would treat a child who wasn’t their own but living in their home, they’d love them like their own. And it might be fun to see how the gang would react too but again we kinda saw that in The Good Son.

Red and Kitty fostering another kid is a nice idea but for me I think that once all the kids were grown and out of the house they enjoyed their time alone. Kitty would take awhile to get used to it but eventually would remember how much she had loved the days of it just being her and Red. And besides it’s The Forman House I doubt that place was ever empty for too long.
nannygirl704 is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 09:42 PM
  #14
Fan Forum Star

 
msstock87's Avatar

Moderator of ...
Disney
Bones
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 181,324
Prissy, the rest of your stories are on my list to read, I have been really busy with school lately, I just started going back and I have had a lot of tests and papers lately!

You're right about the Forman house, it would never be empty for long.
__________________
"And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be"
msstock87 is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 11:51 PM
  #15
Dedicated Fan
 
nannygirl704's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 509
The Forman House being empty would be sad. Think it might even depress Red and some point…maybe…very little but still! Lol

Any songs that remind you all of Red and Kitty? Listening to the radio today and heard one that I’ve always thought fit with Red and Kitty.

Merle Haggard (bout as country as you can get )Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room Tonight. Give it a listen if you get the chance, if not I think the title alone explains my reasons!
nannygirl704 is offline  
Fan Forum  |  Contact Us  |  Fan Forum on Twitter  |  Fan Forum on Facebook  |  Archive  |  Top

Powered by vBulletin, Copyright © 2000-2021.

Copyright © 1998-2021, Fan Forum.


TEST