If you haven’t heard yet, Wilmer Valderrama is reprising his role as Fez from That ’70s Show in the reboot titled That ’90s Show. While fans are excited to see a grown-up Fez and everything that comes with him, some are already debating whether or not Fez should keep the accent that made him a beloved character.
The conversation about Fez’s accent ignited when Valderrama posted on social media teasing the script of the show and joking about trying to remember the accent he used for eight seasons. “Now if I could just remember the accent..,” he wrote.
Some people were quick to voice their discontent with Fez’s famous accent claiming that it was for comedic purposes. It was the butt of so many jokes during the original show, and it seems that some people are just kind of over it.
On the flip side, many people are eager to hear Fez’s accent once again. It’s hard to imagine the character without the uniquely distinguishable accent. The show never officially revealed Fez’s origins, so the accent is somehow still a mystery after all these years.
Yet, there has been a good argument raised for losing the accent. Losing the accent and just playing a straightforward character would be hilarious if all of the other characters questioned where the accent went.
Honestly, Fez showing up with or without the accent will bring joy to fans of That ’70s Show. The original audience will no doubt gravitate to this reboot more than the unsuccessful That ’80s Show — mainly because we have some original cast members and not a grouping of random actors trying to replicate a formula in a different decade.
Hurry up, Netflix! We need a trailer so all of our questions can be answered.