Recently, That 70s Show and Party Monster star Wilmer Valderrama explained to the Los Angeles Daily News (the other white read) his take on the re-imagining of the TV show CHiPS as a theatrical feature, in which he’ll play the Eric Estrada role of Poncherello.
What we’re doing is, we’re having fun with it, but we’re not making fun of CHiPs. A lot of the remakes that have happened in the last couple of years have failed because they make fun of their franchise. You can’t be making fun of something that at some point people cared so much about. For the world, CHiPs is a very serious drama. You can’t disrespect that. What we want is for the comedy to be very organic and just be character driven – not to have funny costumes or funny gags.
In other words, it will make The Dukes of Hazzard seem stupid.
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