The Falkland Islands.
You're very, very welcome.

Credit to FaithVDean (YouTube; gotta show props) for the below info on episode "Love of My Life," where one of Fez's compatriots (played by Justin Long) comes for a visit. In the first teaser, when his friend suggest that he goes home he says "yes, I will go to Brazil..... and then catch a flight home." In the final teaser, when Hyde finally asks them, "Where the hell are you guys from?", his friend says that the name depends on whether you ask the British or the Dutch. However, Fez explains that the British won't say it because they hate the island, and no one understands a word the Dutch say. The friend has a heavy English accent. Fez's explanation to this is that his friend is from the west side of the island. In his country, the water is bad so Fez doesn't shower daily.

So, pull up a map of South America.
It makes sense to stop in Brazil then take smaller plane to islands.
British claimed the island, however a Dutch explorer actually founded it.
The British call them the Falkland Islands and the Dutch call them the Sebald Islands.
The island is split into the East Falkland and the West.

Are we all on the same page? Hhahahahah. You convinced?

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Fri, 12/02/2011 - 2:33am
RIVERman Says:

Your a genius! I just never took the effort. props to you

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 2:54am

It was so easy too! I was freaking out though because it's like who do I tell?!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 5:46am
Elnicko Says:
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:31am
SoClose Says:

He's from venezuela. I mean, Wilmer is from venezuela. so..

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 9:15pm
teogar Says:

Hey guys, I´m sorry to say this but this theory is not all true.

I'm from Argentina, the falkland islands belonged to us until the british started a war for the islands. Argentina lost the war and the british took the islands.

Although the theory that Fez is from the Falkland Islands has very strong arguments, there are Fez's quotes that prove this theory wrong. For example: "Fez once claimed his country has never fought a war" and the british took the Falklands in a war. Theorically, the Falkland Islands arent a country, they belong to Britain. The Falklands are a british oversea territory. So, Fez would, tecnically, be british. And he repeats several times in the show that the british hates his country.

To the ones that may think Fez is from Argentina. Because argentinians hate the british for taking the islands away from them, and also Fez can speak spanish (in an episode he sang a Spanish love song, "Besame Mucho" to Jackie). He couldnt be argentinian because Fez once claimed his country has never fought a war and in another episode he alludes to the fact that his country "won the war" against Britain.

The strongest theory, in my opinion, is that he is from Papua New Guinea. ('s_Homeland)

"Fez has told us throughout the series that his home country is an island, they've fought against the British, and his best friend Andrew is from the west side of the island and speaks with a British accent.

Papua New Guinea is the east side of the island of New Guinea, the west half has passed hands through the Dutch, the British, and the Australians and is currently governed by Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of New Guinea.

This country is:
-Hated by the Dutch.
-Its an island.
-Fez is from the East side.
-People from the West are primarily white and have an English accent.
-The British hate them
-They won the war against the British

It all fits. Fez really is Indonesian"

So, there you have it, Fez isnt from the Falklands but he could be Indonesian.

Let me know what you think!!!

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:14am
Womaniac Says:

To be fair, the episode where Hyde and Fez make the war statements takes place in season one (1976). The actual war hadnt happened yet. It started in 1982. So the Falkland_Islands theory is completely plausible. In fact I after researching it myself, it brought me here

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:12pm

Although in the episode where the gang goes up to Jackies cabin, fez states "winter is 70degrees in my country" Falkland Islands get much colder than that.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 2:59am

Discovered as in Columbus discovered. Because I'm sure more people took 2 minutes to find it out. Butttttt they never told me and I still see everyone asking so yeah. Get the word out when people ask.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 12:59am

The mystery is solved, I have no purpose in life now.

Thank you. Farewell.

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 4:35am

No, no bakedaslays! Now we have time to figure out the many more secrets of the world :D

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 10:03pm

like what Willis was REALLY talking about?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 1:58am

Challenge accepted. Put your game face on!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 7:43am

I believe his name is FES* which stands for Foreign Exchange Student! But thank you for the info. i thought we was going to be from either Italy or the Philippians

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 9:27pm
K_Marie Says:

Fez is correct, It's not an acronym. But a lot of people think it's an "s" instead of "z."

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:49pm

srry marie, but it is an acrronym. i know the show inside out n i also remember tht time wen they asked fez his name n wen he said it the school bell rang and they couldnt here him but in reality he was just listing off the actors nomes of the show. so push all of the actors names togehther and thts his name

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:28pm

That's wrong. First of all episode 63, episode 12 of season 3, is called "Fez Gets the Girl." Then of course there's you know IMDB and just about anything else that shows Wilmer Valderrama's association with That 70's Show.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:18pm

Fez was always my second favorite character behind Leo, that old coot

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 2:39am

I agree AlterEgotracy... I was going to say the Phillipines aswell.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:42pm
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:48am

Doesn't matter where he's from, point is he's in Amedica now

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:49pm
Gizmodo Says:

Red 'Ah-mer-i-cah'
Fez 'Ah-med-i-cah'

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:42am

"say my sons name"
*deep ass pubescent voice*"Eric"
"Good, now say AmErica"

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:10am

His name stands for
F orioeghn

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:45am

Da fuuuuuuck? It doesnt stand for anything. His name is Fez, not Fes. Dont go making nothing mean something. That overcomplicates sthuff.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:29pm

they said it in on episode where he said his real name and it was so long it got cut out by the bell or something so they just shortened foreign exchange student to fes

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 12:32pm
Peachez Says:

I'm not saying you're wrong but how did you come to this conclusion? I'm curious

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:03pm

you might want to read the highDEA.... like in it's entirety...

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:10pm
Peachez Says:
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:02pm
Euryclease Says:

ALL THAT TIME OF NOT KNOWING and now i know :/

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:13pm
ganja999 Says:

this might be the discovery of our generation

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 8:14pm
aayyeeww Says:

but still whats his full name? :o

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 9:35pm

i saw something once that in the first episode he says his name but like the school bell or some other loug noise goes so you cant hear him, but what he is just mouthing is all the actors real names or something.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 8:22pm
Smoke.this Says:

You have just closed a chapter in my life. Thank you!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 9:09pm
Jaime93 Says:
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 9:31pm
K_Marie Says:

His name is FEZ! not FES! Watch the episode "the love of my life," you'll see his name spelled out in bold for you, or even just google anything on That 70's Show.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:04pm
Jburnasty Says:

His name is Fez but it stands for foreign exchange student.
Fuckin' noobs

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:48pm
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 1:40am

Its FES,it stands for foreign exchange student. Or is that even what were talking about... 0.o

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 1:41am

In the episode where he says his name, the bell goes off right when he says his name, you never actually hear his name, Which is super long, not 3 letters. So then eric says why dont we just call you Fez, which stands for foreign exchange student. Know your shit dog, or at least google it before you go and get it wrong and look like an idiot.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:06am
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 3:06pm

Pack this guy a bowl!

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 4:41pm

lol i think im the only one that thought of the lil hat the monkeys sooo high

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:44pm
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:23am

It is definately Fes, it does stand for Foreign Exchange Student. They ask his name and they never really find out because of the bell ringing.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 2:57am
iwuvyew Says:

dear lord. my mind has been blown.
Thank you so much.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 3:31pm
Doooobies Says:

Straight from wikipedia.'70s_Show)

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 12:17pm
Sun, 08/12/2018 - 1:52pm

I disagree. I once heard Fez singing in Spanish. No way he is from the Falklands.

He has to be from some island in Central America.