Rumors of a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (September 16) as reports claimed that PBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 17/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 44 years since ¿Qué Pasa, USA? first aired?! (44 years, 4 months, 17 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did ¿Qué Pasa, USA? end?
When ¿Qué Pasa, USA? came to an end after 4 years in December 1980, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Joe (Steven Bauer). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reunion disappoint people?
¿Qué Pasa, USA? aired from 1977-1980 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Bauer said he's not sure if ¿Qué Pasa, USA? would work today. “I don't want to see old Joe,” he told a journalist (Bauer turned 64 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? movie?
In a recent interview, Steven Bauer said he can't imagine a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
What about a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reboot?
Recasting ¿Qué Pasa, USA? for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reunion, a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? movie, or a ¿Qué Pasa, USA? reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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