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'That 70's Show' - This Is What "Fez" Really Means

That 70's Show fans have been wondering what Wilmer Valderrama's character's name "Fez" means
March 28, 2020 - 11:09 / Laura Pérez

For a really long time, fans have been wondering what Wilmer Valderrama's That 70's Show character "Fez" means. Learn more about the meaning behind one of our favourite on-screen exchange students here!

Some like "Donna" (Laura Prepon,) some others prefer "Hyde" (Danny Masterson,) but we ALL love "Fez" (Wilmer Valderrama) on That 70's Show!

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From 1998 to 2006, Wilmer Valderrama played one of the most hilarious characters on the show. In case you need a quick refresher, he was part of the legendary group of friends who used to hang out at "Eric Forman's" (Topher Grace) place.

Film Still from That 70's Show Season 3 starring Wilmer Valderrama as "Fez"

That 70's Show - This is what Wilmer Valderrama's character "Fez" means

"Fez" joins the group of six teenagers from the very first season, and although his native country is never revealed on the show, he is assumed to be of Latino or Hispanic descent. As simple as it sounds, "Fez" is short for "Foreign Exchange Student," some sort of nickname his friends choose after learning they are not able to pronounce his actual name, which always remained a mystery.

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Wilmer Valderrama certainly did a pretty good job portraying "Fez," especially by depicting - with a very special sense of humour - the cultural struggles some foreigners might experience after moving to the United States. 

Wilmer Valderrama as "Fez" in That 70's Show