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.
Steve Harwell Was Also A Rapper, Just Like Violent JVideo: YouTube
Steve Harwell seemingly embodies all the traits that make Guy Fieri and Violent J unique human beings. Harwell didn't just author a cookbook (which suspiciously credits Fieri), he was also a rapper just like Violent J. Before Harwell formed his money-maker Smash Mouth, he was in a rap project called F.O.S.
"I was in a rap deal back [before Smash Mouth], on Scotti Bros. Records in 1994 or whatever. I was like, 'F*ck it, I want to be in a pop-rock band,'" he told Vice.
How could Harwell be skilled at all the things Guy Fieri and Violent J are notorious for? Obviously, they're either the same person, or share the same talented DNA.431190Does this convince you?
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.388183Does this convince you?
T.G.I. Fridays Might As Well Be The Holy Trinity Of Flavortown's Place Of WorshipVideo: YouTube
Consider the fact that Steve Harwell, Violent J, and Guy Fieri all view T.G.I. Fridays as a holy place, and you've got yourself a full-blown conspiracy.
In a case of love at first sight, Violent J met his wife at T.G.I. Fridays, where she worked as a hostess. Guy Fieri is endorsed by T.G.I. Fridays, and even starred in a commercial for the restaurant chain. Though Steve Harwell hasn't ever verifiably endorsed the Church of Flavortown, the establishment plays his song roughly every 25 minutes. Have you ever been in a T.G.I. Fridays that hasn't played "All Star"?
To make things even more suspicious, an online petition urging Smash Mouth to change their genre from "Pop Rock" to "T.G.I. Fridays" made the rounds online.
Though the ambient mood of a T.G.I. Fridays is effortlessly casual, the Holy Trinity's T.G.I. Fridays connection begs a very serious question: Why are these three mega-stars hanging out at a budget-friendly chain restaurant?238132Does this convince you?
Guy Fieri, Steve Harwell and Violent J Wierdly Look Exactly The Same
It's obvious to most of us, but Guy Fieri, Steve Harwell and Violent J could easily be mistaken for identical triplets. It's not just their jovial plumpness or their around-the-mouth facial hair, it's their overall aesthetic.
They each share a strange propensity for wearing short-sleeved, button-up shirts emblazoned with flames (clothing most commonly seen during amateur night at the local bowling alley). Their peroxide hair is spiked proudly, as if modernity came crashing to a halt in the early 2000s, leaving a steaming pile of orange Cheeto dust in its wake.
Their sunglasses are so poignantly out of style, they presumably only shop for eyewear at CVS. It's safe to say their wardrobes are interchangeable, minus Violent J's makeup bags filled with face paint.464331Does this convince you?