Tommy Chong, a prolific comedian, feels as though his first appearance at Point Place, Wisconsin, was just a matter of weeks. On the hit sitcom That '70s Show, Chong played Leo, the forgetful, sometimes insightful stoner and owner of the Foto Hut, but thanks to the upcoming reboot series That '90s Show, he'll get the chance to reprise his beloved role once more.
In that 1970s show, Leo was the head of Danny Masterson's Steven Hyde at the Foto Shop, voicing him as a sort of father figure for him due to his easy-going personality and insight. He was one of the town's most mysterious inhabitants until he finally remembered him as a war hero in World War II. However, he developed his hippy nature and love for pot on his return home after hitting some musicians. He was one of the show's greatest comedy narrators whenever
Chong said that the moment Kitty knocked on the door and I opened the door, and it was her, it could have been yesterday. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played the original Red and Kitty, have all returned to Point Place, and seeing them again has brought him back to the days of playing Leo on the original series. Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, and Laura Prepon all plan to return, although he will
Chong began to wonder if he would ever get a call back from Kutcher. "I was like, Whats going on here?" he said. Following Kutcher's departure, Leo became a greater part of the program, taking up the position of idiotic comic relief whenever needed.
Chong isn't nearly as active as he was when he was touring with comedic partner Cheech Marin, although he's had a few notable roles in the Nicolas Cage starrer Color Out of Space as well as Jay and Silent Bob Reboot in 2019. With That '90s Show, he'll return to one of his best roles and pass his knowledge on to a new generation of Point Place kids including Callie Haverda as Eric and Donna's daughter Leia For
There is no current release date for the That '90s Show. In the meantime, you can view a selection of Leo's highlights: