The pockets of Guy Fieri's cargo shorts contain a cacophony of secrets. As the TV host slides across the USA searching for the enigmatic paradise of Flavortown, USA, he leaves more than just a slick trail of T.G.I. Fridays kitchen grease in his wake. Concealed by his backward glasses, Guy Fieri must be harboring one of the Internet's most talked about secrets. What else could possibly be behind there?
It's undeniable that Guy Fieri bears a striking resemblance to both Steve Harwell, the goateed Twitter champion behind the band Smash Mouth, and the Faygo-spraying king of the juggalos, Violent J. This has caused some people to speculate that the trio – the holy trinity of Flavortown – may actually all be the same person (or at the very least, clones).
The evidence supporting this theory is sprawling. From lonely nights spent browsing the T.G.I. Fridays menu for bottomless apps, to the curious fact that Harwell has found professional success in the same, wildly competitive fields as his brethren. Their existence is a haze of peroxide tips and facial hair so bizarre that it fits together like missing pieces of a puzzle.
All that glitters isn't gold.
Guy Fieri Once Called Steve Harwell His "Brother From Another Mother"Photo: The Food Network
In an infamous episode of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Guy Fieri refers to Steve Harwell as his "brother from another mother." Breaking it down, there are only two ways this is technically possible. First, Harwell is Fieri's paternal half-brother. This is absolutely ridiculous, considering the stars were born from completely different sets of parents.
The other option is even more unlikely, but entirely possible. Both Steve Harwell and Guy Fieri are clones of Violent J. A DNA sample was taken from Violent J when he was just a baby, in hiding. That DNA was used to create two human fetuses which were implanted into two women who were struggling to get pregnant, a year apart. This has not been verified, but one can speculate.Does this convince you?
Guy Fieri And Steve Harwell Have Inverse Facial HairPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
It's almost like each is the other's missing link. Should Guy Fieri and Steve Harwell ever intimately kiss, their beards would lock in place. In response to their synergy, the pair would finally ascend to Flavortown, USA, the grease-soaked Eden Fieri has been searching for all these years.
As one Reddit user suggested, perhaps Fieri and Harwell rub their chins together and evolve into Violent J, a juggalo whose music bafflingly transcends our mortal confines of good taste.Does this convince you?
Their Birthdays Are Suspiciously Close TogetherPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
The trio of perma-tans and peroxide were seemingly born in different areas of the country, but their birthdays are suspiciously close together. Steve Harwell was born under the Capricorn moon on January 9, 1967. Just a year and less than two weeks later on January 22, 1968, the king of fast food (not the Burger King, the other one) slid into Flavortown on a river of burger grease.
The Faygo-soaked Joseph Bruce (AKA Violent J) came out swinging on April 28, 1972. He's four years Fieri's junior, but perhaps this clone spent those years learning that face paint would allow him to publicly emerge from the shadows of Ohio without raising suspicion.Does this convince you?
Guy Fieri Has Never Verifiably Been In The Same Room As Violent JPhoto: flickr / CC0
So, Steve Harwell and Guy Fieri have actually been spotted in the same room (which doesn't prove they're not clones). They've actually been spotted together multiple times, most notably when someone on the Internet dared Harwell to eat a large amount of eggs for charity (which Guy Fieri cooked right in front of him) and the time Harwell popped in on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. The pair vehemently deny the claims that they're the same person, but what about Violent J?
Harwell himself alleged in a tweet that he has no idea whether or not Violent J is, in fact, the same person as his dear friend Guy Fieri. A quick Google search curiously shows no photos of Violent J and Guy Fieri in the same place at the same time.Does this convince you?