Wild Fan Theories About '90s Sitcoms

What are the most out-there '90s sitcoms fan theories? Known for their (mostly) wholesome storylines and ambient laugh tracks, one would not think anyone would bother diving too deep into such shows. The Internet, however, is full of creative minds, and nothing makes that clearer than seeing what happens when folks overanalyze television shows. As a result, fans of particular shows can reap the benefits of fans with overthinking minds who know a thing or two about cooking up conspiracies. With everything '90s being all the rage these days, there are plenty of '90s sitcoms conspiracy theories to go around. Which theory below do you think is most likely to be true? Vote it to the top! If you love sitcoms, check out some new sitcoms and generate some fan theories about shows that are currently on air. 

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    'Friends,' 'Seinfeld,' And 'Mad About You' All Took Place In The Same Universe

    'Friends,' 'Seinfeld,' And 'Mad About You' All Took Place In The Same Universe
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    On an episode of Mad About You, Phoebe’s twin sister, Ursula, is a waitress at a restaurant named Riff’s. Also, Jamie from Mad About You was on Friends, and she spoke to Phoebe at Central Perk, mistaking her for Ursula. That links Mad About You to Friends. 

    Meanwhile, Kramer was once on Mad About You, taking over Paul’s apartment, and he mentions a comedian living across the hall – an obvious reference to Jerry, linking Mad About You to Seinfeld. This would mean they’re all closely connected.

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    'Boy Meets World' Is Shown As Cory Sees It

    'Boy Meets World' Is Shown As Cory Sees It
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    One thing fans of this series question is the evolution of Eric’s character, from cool older brother to comically dumb dummy. The theory says that we’re being shown things as Cory sees them, so as a kid his older brother was cool, but once he’s grown and matured, he sees how stupid he is. This could also explain the disappearance of his little sister for a couple seasons, because he was a teenager who wants nothing to do with their younger sibling.

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    Bender From 'Futurama' Isn’t A Criminal Until He Meets Fry

    Bender From 'Futurama' Isn’t A Criminal Until He Meets Fry
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    When the series begins, Bender is on the brink of ending his life because he found out he was making suicide booths, yet throughout the series his character is completely different. When Fry and Bender are trying to escape Leela in the head museum, Bender gets shocked by a light fitting. The theory is that this rebooted him, and since it happened in the hall of criminals, it turns him “into the lovable but highly-illegal rogue.”

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    'Saved by the Bell' Was Just Zack Morris's Dream

    'Saved by the Bell' Was Just Zack Morris's Dream
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    There once was a series called Good Morning, Miss Bliss and it featured Zack, Mr. Belding, Screech, and Lisa. On this series Zack wasn’t the cool, smooth kid. He was your average schmuck at a school in Indiana. Then, that series came to an end and Zack reemerged on Saved by the Bell as the popular kid who is good at everything and liked by everyone.

    Essentially, this theory holds that Saved by the Bell didn’t happen and it was simply Zack’s ideal, perfect dream life being imagined to escape his less magnificent reality. The creator of the theory, Logan Trent wrote, “It’s nothing more than the escapist fantasy of a disillusioned young man named Zack Morris.”