When you sit down to watch one of your favorite comedies, chances are you're not in the mindset to dissect hidden meanings the way you would with, say, a sci-fi film. The point of comedy is usually to make us forget our troubles, after all. Some of the best comedy films help us turn our brain off or at the very give us a good chuckle or two. But if you look closely, there are just as many believable fan theories about comedy movies as there are in any other genre. This doesn't necessarily make any of these movies less funny, but it does add another interesting layer to them.
Comedy fan theories run the gamut, ranging from outright silly theories on some of your favorite '80s comedies to some rather unnerving thoughts on how beloved '90s characters are actually villains from modern horror films. These believable comedy theories will have you rewatching some of your favorites through a new lens.
Macaulay Culkin reacted to this dark theory on The Tonight Show on March 3, 2018, helping to give the theory some legs. Although the ages don't exactly match up, it honestly makes a lot of sense. Kevin doesn't just vanquish home invaders Harry and Marv in the Home Alone movies - he demolishes them. He sets up brutal traps which bruise, beat, and basically torture his adversaries. Sound a little like anyone else? That's right, that sweet kid from Home Alone grows up to be the murdering psychopath Jigsaw from the Saw franchise, and we're witnessing the birth of his pathology in John Hughes's classic family comedy.
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Brick From 'Anchorman' Is A Time-Traveler
Most of the evidence for this theory from Redditor/u/scottlikesfire one comes from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, yet the very first time we meet Brick in the original film, he's already telling us that a doctor will explain his IQ to him years from now. In the second film, Brick mysteriously acquires a ray gun, implying that he got it from the future. When the guys are telling nostalgic stories at the beginning of the movie, he talks about "that time ten years from now." Later, he quotes Ghostbusters, even though that film wouldn't come out for another four years. This would also explain how he's able to rustle up a grenade and a trident out of nowhere in the first movie, not to mention his general confusion at his surroundings throughout the series.
If the Ghostbusters remake proved anything, it's that some people love the original a little too much. But what if the Ghostbusters themselves were responsible for the dimensional rift that nearly destroyed New York City in the first film? As Redditor/u/ToliB suggests, they were the ones who kept cramming all those supernatural creatures into one place. This might've created a kind of magnet for ghosts, drawing more supernatural entities to their area and opening the dimensional rift which they would later have to close.
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The title card at the beginning of Monty Python And The Holy Grail reads "932 AD." But if you look closely, as Redditor/u/kerbyklok points out, you can see that the two is smaller, meaning the year is actually 93 squared, AKA 8649 AD. Therefore, the film is really set in the far-off future in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. All of the religious and medieval iconography is left over from eons ago, presumably before a nuclear war wiped away almost everything. This would explain the presence of the "Holy Hand Grenade," the one modern weapon which has survived a nuclear holocaust and become a precious artifact centuries later.
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