Whether you actually lived through the ’70s or not, That 70s Show was a new millennium comedy classic.
For eight seasons, fans followed Eric, Donna Jackie, Kelso, Hyde and Fez as they went from Eric’s basement to concerts and prom…and back to the basement again. The series about the Point Place, Wisconsin kids became a popular phenomenon from ’98 to ’06 and catapulted the careers of Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson and, of course, Wilmer Valderrama.
Ten years after the last episode (which strategically took place on New Year's Eve 1979), Valderrama (a.k.a Fez) caught up with us at the People's Choice Awards 2017 nominations announcement last month to reminisce on his TV days. And as if turns out, he's totally game to get the gang back in the basement again...eventually.
"I feel like it's too soon for that," said Valderrama, who was a presenter at this year's press conference. "I think doing a reunion would be premature because the show's still so vivid and so re-runned and everyone's watching it... I feel like we should let people enjoy the 200 episodes and eight years we put in."
But after a little more mulling it over, Valderrama offered a hint of something even bigger that could happen for the cast.
"Maybe in a couple years, we'll revisit it," said Valderrama. "I know we've always talked about 'What if we did a that '70s Movie?' I think that could be something where we all come together for a couple months and do one last hurray, you know?"
As for now, Valderrama is enjoying his current role as Special Agent Nick Torres on the CBS hit NCIS, but he still made time for his old buddies when he guest starred on a few episodes of the Netflix show, The Ranch, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. On the comedy, which is directed by That 70s Show's David Trainer, Valderrama played Umberto, a former Iron River ranch hand.
"To go from set to set with Ashton and Danny was exciting," said Valderrama. "You kinda do feel like time didn't go by. You feel like you're that 18 year old kid again and we're still joking around and we're still being loud."
Check out Valderama's walk down memory lane in the videos above.