32 Bizarre Fan Theories That Actually Make Sense


“Leonardo’s wedding ring is his totem. Not the spinning top.

If you watch, he only wears it in dreams, never takes it off or puts it on, and no one ever touches it. The top was Mal’s and doesn’t work for him which is why he always picked it up before a full spin.” — Iboughtcheeseonce

Tremors and Footloose take place in the same town

“The town from Footloose is the same town from Tremors. The ban on dancing wasn’t a puritanical attempt to control the youth. The town elders were aware of the graboid threat, and banned dancing out of the fear that it would cause rhythmic vibrations waking up the creatures sleeping below the town. Kevin Bacons character in Footloose stayed in the town, growing up to be his character in Tremors, at which point he has to try and contain the danger he inadvertently released.” — CorporateNonperson


“Donkey from Shrek being one of the kids from Pinocchio who turned into a donkey is pretty mind blowing…” — Mattmandu2

the Wizard of Oz

“Glinda dropped Dorothy’s house on the Wicked a Witch of the East, not the tornado, and uses her to gain control of Oz.

One of the first things Glinda tells Dorothy is that SHE killed the witch. They praise her so she’ll accept it, and when the Witch of the West comes along, who killed her sister? Dorothy. Glinda then puts the ruby slippers on Dorothy’s feet but DOES NOT TELL HER THAT SHE CAN USE THEM TO GO HOME. Instead, she sends Dorothy to Oz in possession of objects that a witch would MURDER her for. Dorothy, being forced into a situation where her only salvation is Oz and her worst enemy is the queen inadvertently exposes the Wizard of Oz as a fraud AND murders the Witch of the West.

Now, who’s left to rule Oz? Glinda fuckin’ witch of the north. She used Dorothy as an expendable pawn to gain control of Oz without having to leave her bubble. And when Dorothy is done upheaving the two biggest powers in Oz, Glinda sends her home and makes her think it was all a dream” — taz20075

The Office

“Kevin Malone, if not actually a genius, is certainly much smarter than he lets on. Clearly he’s lazy, and gluttonous, and blah-blah-blah, but after the merger with Stamford, and its reveal that Martin had served time, Kevin realizes that he needs to give plausible deniability to any sort of financial maleficence that the accountants have been doing, and flanderizes himself in front of the camera. Occasionally he slips up and reveals himself to be something a math genius, and has to backtrack, and play it off as some kind of Food-based idiot savant. Its how he was able to afford ownership of the bar at the end of the series, I’m sure he made a bit just cashing in all those free drinks, but actually enough to buy a bar? I don’t believe it.” — Six_Foot_Dwarf

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

“The reason each It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode starts with a date and time is because they’re all testifying against each other in court.” — BigDirtii

Back to the Future

“Marty McFly develops the inability to back down when called chicken in the second movie and on because in the first film, he creates a timeline where his father has confidence, changing the parenting style of his own background.” — DrunkDialtotheDevil

The Matrix

“The “real world” in the Matrix movies is just another layer of the Matrix, designed specifically to appeal to people unwilling to conform to the normal Martrix. Humans in this outer Matrix have confirmation of their belief that something was wrong, and get to indulge in the fantasy of being a heroic freedom fighter against the faceless evil machines, thus choosing to accept this false reality.

The anomaly of the One is that he’s capable of rejecting both realities, which is the reason why he had powers in the real world.” –Mikeavelli

Murder She Wrote

“Jessica Fletcher killed all those people and framed others for it. No way that a lady just happens to be involved in a murder every week.” — mrploppers


“In Disney’s Ratatouille, the old lady in the beginning of the movie living in the house next to the river is the food critic, Anton Ego’s, mother. In the flashback scene where he eats the ratatouille you can see similarities of the house from the beginning, her face and I think the bridge.” — Bev-Low

The Jetsons and The Flintstones are actually the same time period

“The Jetsons and the Flintstones are living at the same time in a dystopian future where the ‘haves’ live above the clouds and the ‘have nots’ are stuck on a wasted Earth. The signs include that Flintstones celebrate things like Christmas and other holidays which doesn’t make sense and The Great Gazoo alien appears in both series.” — lowsodiummonkey


“The trolls from Frozen kidnapped kristoff.

In classic Scandinavian mythology, trolls would take infant babies and replace them with their own. If I remember correctly the human parents would then raise the baby long enough to realize it was a troll and the human child would be put into slavery by the trolls.

When kristoff and Sven are discovered following the trolls, they’re found and that one troll says “I think I’ll keep you” she meant it.

That’s also why we never hear anything about kristoff’s real family. Considering all of the detail and research Disney did while making frozen I 100% believe this was intentional.” — Fuzzylittlebastard

James Bond

“James Bond’s primary purpose is to be a distraction to keep attention off the spies who actually spy. Villains and other spies know him, he rarely takes an alias, he makes his presence known early on and keeps messing up operations for the villains, but other spies have already infiltrated their ranks and work while Bond does as much visible damage as possible to keep the others safe.” — BettyVonButtpants

Courage the Cowardly Dog

“The monsters in Courage the Cowardly Dog are regular people but seem monstrous from Courage’s perspective (since he’s cowardly). Also they live in the middle of nowhere because his owners never take him out so that’s how he views the world.” — DaRoosta321


“Pokedex entries are written by young trainers. When a professor sends a bunch of ten year olds out into the world to document Pokemon, of course the “research” can’t be expected to be professional in the least. This is how we end up with the creepy legends of ghost pokemon that might have been passed around as playground rumors, or impossible facts like macargo being hotter than the actual sun.

There’s no reason why out of all the Pokemon professors, one of them couldn’t have revised their dex information and correct the tidbit about pidgeot breaking the speed of light or gardevoir creating black holes or blazikens jumping over 30 story buildings. Its likely they leave the kids to their own devices without bothering to fact check, and kids, being kids, are going to exaggerate.” — cold_french_fry

The Muppets

“In the 2002 TV film “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie”, there’s a part where an angel shows Kermit an alternate reality where he was never born. For whatever reason, the editors didn’t really think about it, and continued to use footage with the twin towers still standing for this scene, however they aren’t there in his original universe. Therefore, something that Kermit did in his life, did in fact cause 9/11 in Muppet lore.” — JesusDiedForBaron

Toy Story

“Not dead. Divorced, and recently so. Molly is a baby, so assuming she and Andy have the same dad then he would have been around until relatively recently. We see some family pictures on the wall of their home, and none of them include the dad. Most people don’t get rid of pictures of a beloved family member who died, but they will purge all evidence of their cheating ex-husband who left them for his secretary. Also notice the lack of a ring on the mom’s finger- not typical for a still-grieving widow, but very typical for a woman who was just left.

The move seems to be a downgrade: Andy’s family is moving to a smaller house than the one they start the movie in. Almost as though they suddenly can no longer afford it. This one could point to divorce or death, though had the dad died he likely would have had life insurance to help at least pad out the time. Which is another point: it’s implied that the move is last-minute. Remember, Andy’s party was rescheduled to be a week before his birthday- Woody says the party was “moved to today”, implying they had reason to previously believe it would be on Andy’s actual birthday. Almost like this move was sudden and unplanned.

Finally, there’s the puppy. Andy gets a puppy for Christmas, which by itself isn’t an indicator of anything. But it is true that some people recommend getting a pet for children who are coping with the aftermath of a divorce. Add it to the rest of the evidence, and you have a decent case.” — Slant_Juicy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Willy Wonka knew what he was doing. There was no seat for Augustus aboard that boat. He knew Augustus Gloop would fall in there.” — shronkey69

Scooby Doo

“Scooby Doo is a show about draft dodgers during the Vietnam War.” — maleorderbride

How I Met Your Mother

“Ted put all his one night stand stories on Barney so he doesn’t look bad/manipulative in front of his kids, meaning like 50% of the stories of Barney manipulating women are Ted lying to women to get laid” — KingBenjamin97

The Office

“My own theory that in The Office when Andy proposes to Angela the people playing his parents are different actors because they are literally actors. As in he hired them to pose as his “perfect parents” because his own parents couldn’t be bothered to come. The people in the season 9 episode Garden Party are his real parents, who clearly are dicks.” — cant_Im_at_work

Paw Patrol

“The PAW Patrol pups are part of a post-AI initiative attempting to train enhanced, but subservient, companion animals to replace the robots that almost destroyed humanity. Everyone in Adventure Bay/Foggy Bottom/Etc are paid actors who place the pups in coordinated training exercises. Which is why Mayor Humdinger gets away with all his bullshit.

Parenthood has melted my brain.” — pontoponyo

The Dark Knight

“Joker from The Dark Knight was former military/CIA, which explains his skills in weapons and interrogation, as well as that comment about the truck full of soldiers.” — [deleted]

The Rock

“Sean Connery (John Patrick Mason) in The Rock was actually 007 who was captured while conducting espionage in the USA (after the events of the last Bond film with Connery, “Diamonds Are Forever”), then imprisoned at Alcatraz.” — kukukele

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

“Pepe Silvia is just Charlie trying to pronounce Pennsylvania.” — gigthem08


“House died in the fire in the final episode. The last ten minutes where he rides off into the sunset with his best friend Wilson are his final hallucination.” — originalchaosinabox

Gilmore Girls

“That the book Rory writes in the Gilmore Girls revival is the original show – that explains why the characters are so different from the show vs revival miniseries. She’s looking back at the past with rose colored glasses” — Azhreia

Harry Potter

“The only way to get into Gryffindor is to want to get into Gryffindor. All the other houses are specific traits, where Gryffindor is primarily about bravery. The bravery you need to get in is the bravery to want to be in Gryffindor. Also adds up with Harry being Slytherin-y, Hermione and McGonnagall being Ravenclaw-y, and Ron and (if you ask me) Dumbledore being Hufflepuff-y. If anyone is a natural born Gryffindor that we see, it’s Cedric, and he’s a Hufflepuff. I’d argue it’s cuz he didn’t want to be Gryffindor” — Grandioz_

Game of Thrones

“Robb Stark died twice, first in his own body, and second in Grey Wind’s. He had a chance to see Arya moments before his death.” — cheesyconnoiseur

Dora the Explorer

“That Dora the explorer is visually impaired. She needs the viewers help to see something that’s literally 3 feet away from her, and she doesn’t look at things directly.” — subliminal_frog

Blair Witch Project

“I 100% believe the two men accompanying the woman in the original “Blair Witch Project” planned and successfully executed a plan to murder her while they were deep in the woods. Too many factors point to good old fashion murder than a supernatural occurrence.” — ThatCoryGuy

Home Alone

“Kevin from Home Alone grows up to be Jigsaw from Saw.” — isntthathilarious