In the 1990 classic Christmas comedy Home Alone, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister accidentally gets left behind at home while the rest of his family head to their vacation. Everyone knows the movie's basic plot, but there is a theory that Kevin's mom is going to Hell and here's why: when Kate McCallister was at the airport in Scranton, PA trying to get home to Kevin, in her frustrated state she tells the airline attendant that she would sell her soul to the Devil himself in order to get to her son. Not even one second later, Gus Polinski, the "Polka King of the Midwest," shows up and offers to let her travel with his polka group in a moving van. She needs to get to Chicago and they're on their way to Milwaukee. Gus, in this case, is the Devil himself because he brought her back to her son, which means that now she owes the Devil her soul and will spend all of eternity in Hell.
It's already been confirmed that Genie and the crazy little peddler who roams around the desert on a camel at the beginning of Aladdin are the same people. There's the fact that they're the only characters in the movie with 4 fingers, and they were both voiced by Robin Williams. Finally, to seal the deal, the co-directors of Aladdin actually stated that they planned to have a big reveal at the end but editing took it elsewhere. So, we know that they are the same, but that still leaves the question of why. Well, the theory is that the peddler made up the entire story of Aladdin and Jasmine to scam you into buying a useless lamp.
At the start of the movie, the audience is welcomed to the city of Agrabah by the peddler. He shows us his pop-up shop where he tries to sell knick-knacks and other junk. When the camera (audience) starts to turn to leave, he panics and shouts, "Wait, don't go!" then goes into his spiel about how rare the Genie's lamp is. He begins to tell us the story of Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar, and the magic Genie, leading into the rest of the movie. So while the whole thing may be BS, we have to admit, we'd totally buy that lamp after hearing that story.
Pinky and the Brain are genetically enhanced lab mice who live in a cage in a research facility. Brain is the self-centered, scheming one and Pinky is the good-natured, hyperactive one. Most of the episodes center around Brain's plans for world domination with Pinky's assistance. Of course, they always fail, usually due to Pinky's interference or Brain's impossible plan or own arrogance. Yet what if Pinky was really the "brains" of the pair?
In one episode, Brain tries to figure out why all of his plans fail and comes to the conclusion that Pinky is the one responsible. He tries to construct a machine to make Pinky a genius in the hopes that they'll rule the world together. However, Pinky promptly points out a flaw in Brain's original formula that shows that it is actually Brain who is at fault, so who's the real genius here?
In another episode, Brain is actually diagnosed as a megalomaniac and attends a support group for it. Pinky (although he's highly eccentric) doesn't seem to suffer from anything clinical and the things he "blurts out" are not at all random. In fact, Pinky is extremely successful in many episodes, like when he becomes president, an abstract painter, and a spiritual guru for example. This means that Pinky has more knowledge and skills than Brain.
Then there is the introduction song that goes "Pinky and the Brain, Pinky and the Brain, one is a genius, the other's insane." "Pinky" and "genius" are listed first, and "Brain" and "insane" are second. Maybe it just rhymes, or maybe there's a deeper meaning that the words describe them in order. Brain constantly plans to take over the world, suggesting he is insane. Pinky often finds ways to ruin these plans so maybe he's purposely preventing Brain's world domination, making him the true genius. What a genius theory indeed.
SpongeBob Squarepants is one of the longest-running series on Nickelodeon. Everyone loves the critters that live in Bikini Bottom, but the theory is that the main characters each represent the seven deadly sins.
1) Patrick: Sloth is the sin of laziness so this is obviously Patrick because he lays under a rock all the time and doesn't really do anything. In fact, in the episode "Big Pink Loser," he got an award for doing nothing the longest.
2) Squidward: Wrath involves feelings of hatred and anger. This is Squidward because he's an arrogant and ill-tempered octopus who almost always hates the childish SpongeBob and Patrick. Squidward also hates his life and is pretty much angry most of the time.
3) Mr. Krabs: Obviously Mr. Krabs is greed because of his desire for as much money as possible. He's a cheapskate always trying to save a buck because of his greed. In the episode "Selling Out," he actually sang the "Cha-Ching Song" which is about money, "the thing he loves the best."
4) Plankton: Plankton is so co consumed by envy that he spends most of his time planning to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula to make the Chum Bucket more popular and put the Krusty Krab out of business.
5) Gary: Gluttony usually refers to the overindulgence of food and there's a running joke about Gary needing to be fed so this one is pretty funny. The other characters will say, "Don't forget to feed Gary" or SpongeBob says, "I gotta go feed Gary," quite often. Gary even ran away in one episode when SpongeBob forgot to feed him.
6) Sandy: Sandy is pride because she feels a sense of achievement for being a scientist and an expert in karate. She takes a lot of pride in who she is and where she comes from. Since she is a land creature living underwater, she uses an astronaut-like suit when she's outside of her airtight home. She takes pride in the fact that she is a mammal and a land creature, so much so that in the episode "Pressure" she tried to prove that "land critters were better than sea critters."
7) That leaves SpongeBob as lust. We know what you're thinking, but lust doesn't always mean an intimate yearning. One definition is an "excessive love of others." In Spongebob's case, he has an extreme love for everyone and everything around him, as well as a constant desire to be loved by everyone and everything. That's why he can't get the hints that Squidward doesn't like him, or that Mrs. Puff thinks he's a terrible driving student. Not to mention he's got a lust for life and he's "ready!" for anything that comes his way.
As a refresher, the movie Matilda is about a smart, library-loving young girl who starts to use telekinesis to deal with her awful family. They all ignore her, treat her badly, and her parents favor their idiot son more. Doesn't this sound like another wizard you know? When you think about it, Matilda fits into the wizarding world perfectly. Her magical powers were triggered by her family's abuse and came out even more as she got older. This is just like how Hogwarts students first show signs of their abilities, randomly making things go their way. People say it's just telekinesis, but Tom Riddle did similarly powerful magic as Matilda before he got a wand, so this isn't actually a stretch.
As for the timeline_, Matilda _was set in the late '90s, so it was happening around the time of The Half-Blood Prince. A few years after Matilda ended, which would have been a little time after the battle in The Deathly Hallows, she definitely would have gotten an invite to Hogwarts (well, the American version, Ilvermorny). The muggle-born probably would have become a powerful witch if she could have mastered her skills with a proper wand. With this theory, we love that the Potter universe just expanded even more.
That's right, all of the Rugrats babies are simply a figment of imagination created by Angelica Pickles. The proof? She is the only one who can talk to them and hear their responses.
As shocking as this theory is, the reasoning behind it is actually quite sad. Everyone sees that Angelica is spoiled, but the thing that people in her life don't see is how incredibly lonely she is. Her relationship with her father is superficial since he buys her whatever she wants because she is his "princess," but she's never given any real love. Her mother is constantly too busy with work to pay any attention to her, so Angelica imagines the rugrats to fill the void in her life.
She came up with the idea for them from actual experiences with the people around her. Cousin Tommy was stillborn, and that is why Stu is always inventing toys in the basement - he can't get over the fact that his son will never get to play with them. Chuckie was with his mother when they both died in a car accident, leading his father, Chaz, to become a nervous wreck. Phil and Lil DeVille were never twins - instead, when the DeVilles got pregnant, they didn't go through with the pregnancy and since Angelica didn't know what the gender was, she made both in the form of twins.
So the reason she created a relationship with the imaginary babies was to vent her frustrations about being a spoiled, lonely brat who doesn't have parents who really care about her. She never uses them to comfort or entertain her, but only to bully them - constantly calling them stupid babies to make herself feel superior in her sad life.
The only baby she didn't fabricate was Dil Pickles. At that point, Angelica couldn't tell the difference between her imaginary babies and reality, so when she was frustrated that Dil wouldn't disappear like the others, she hit him, causing brain damage that resulted in him being an outcast for his "weirdness" in the Rugrats spinoff _All Grown Up! _Talk about getting hit in the feels.
This theory goes that instead of being a trusted advisor to King Mufasa, Zazu is actually colluding with Scar to kill Simba and, in the process, kills Mufasa. Here's all the proof for why Lion King theory makes total sense: Zazu is constantly belittled by Mufasa, Simba, and the entire Kingdom even though he is in a high-ranking position and should be respected. He gets trampled on, sat on, and disrespected during "I Just Can't Wait To Be King," which Mufasa allowed, so it makes sense for Zazu to be bitter. Later, Zazu started to worry that Simba was being raised into being a spoiled brat, which he expressed in lines like: "You're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king with an attitude like that," and "If this is where the monarchy is headed, count me out!" Zazu is worried about the kingdom and his own future, especially as Simba says he will fire Zazu when he's made king. With this setup, it's not hard to believe that Zazu would want to make sure Simba never became king.
Besides his motive, one dead giveaway that Zazu and Scar are working together is when Scar lures Simba and Nala to the Elephant Graveyard to be eaten by hyenas. Zazu was leading Simba and Nala to the waterhole, getting abuse as usual and at one point, Simba and Nala temporarily trap Zazu under a rhino and they head towards the Elephant Graveyard. When they get there, Zazu shows up and scolds them. But how did he know they were going to be there when they were supposed to be going to the waterhole? The answer is that the only other person who knows must have told him - Scar.
When this assassination attempt fails, Scar gets right back to work with the heartbreaking stampede scene. Things are going along nicely at first, yet when Zazu realized Scar's true plan of not just killing Simba but Mufasa too, he backs out. You see, despite not being quite respected, he still realized that Mufasa was a good king and didn't have any desire to end his reign, just that of his heir Simba. This causes Zazu to panic and he tries to back out of the plan by trying to get help, yet he is smacked down by Scar before he could fly off.
In the end, Scar locks him away in a cage so he can't reveal anything. He also wants the bird around to help stroke his ego, threatening death if he doesn't comply. So you see, Zazu agonized singing isn't just morning Mufasa's death, it's guilt of his own responsibility. Can anyone say childhood ruined?
Similar to Springfield from The Simpsons, the exact location of Elwood City where the beloved Arthur the aardvark lives has never been explicitly stated. There have been a lot of different guesses, but with some investigating, Reddit user AlexZedKawa figured out that this theory makes the most sense.
In the episode "Shelter From the Storm," Alan Powers points on a globe to where a hurricane is heading towards the city. From this, you can assume that Elwood City is at least close to the East Coast because the hurricane is shown in the Atlantic Ocean.
The next clue is that in a 1996 episode called "My Dad, the Garbage Man." Francine's dad says in order to drive a sanitation truck, he must be part of a union, implying that Elwood City's state is not a Right to Work state. At the time, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia were right to work states, so they're out.
In one episode, Arthur and his family drive to Washington, D.C. in just a few hours, and they fly to New York City in another episode. This eliminates Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, because all of those states are either the same distance from or closer to NYC.
That leaves four last options: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The final piece of evidence that narrows it all down to one state is in "The Blackout." A radio DJ tells people that the call sign for the radio is WELD, which is the name of two radio stations in West Virginia. Thus Arthur lives in Elwood City, West Virginia.
There's a theory that Dee Dee (fromDexter's Laboratory) was actually made by Professor Utonium from Powerpuff Girls in his laboratory. It's well-established that the two shows take place within the same loosely defined universe as there are a few recurring characters who show up in both shows. So going off of this, the theory goes that before the famous experiment where he accidentally added Chemical X to the mixture of sugar, spice, and everything nice to create the Powerpuff Girls, maybe Professor Utonium had already succeeded in creating the "perfect little girl."
The tale begins with a suburban couple from outside of Townsville who were trying to have a baby. They went to Professor Utonium for help and he agreed to make them the perfect daughter in his lab. And there are some compelling reasons why Dee Dee would be a scientific creation. To name a few, her parents treat her as the perfect child (they don't always appreciate Dexter), and she is as different from her brother as can be so that makes you think are they even biologically related. Moreover, she wears only pink, making her look so sweet and innocent, and don't her big blue eyes and blonde pigtails remind you of a certain Powerpuff Girl? It makes sense that Bubbles and Dee Dee look alike since they both were made from the same ingredients (minus the Chemical X for Dee Dee).
Take it a step further and there's an underlying reason why Dee Dee is constantly destroying and ruining Dexter's lab experiments in various ways. Maybe deep down she resents advanced science because she suspects that she was originally a lab experiment too.Conversely, maybe Dexter's interest in science was encouraged by the professor and that's why he was inspired to build his lab. This could explain why Dexter isolates himself from his family in his lab: he knows that he will never be able to live up to Dee Dee's "perfect" standards. At the very least, it really gets you thinking and connecting the dot between the two series.
The first Scooby-Doo cartoon began in 1969 when the Vietnam War was at its height. The gang, like many young people at the time, were against the war or were avoiding the draft. How else would four very different, mismatched kids be brought together on a never-ending road trip? They run away from home and travel cross-country in their groovy van aimlessly. And each character had their own reasons for constantly being on the road.
Shaggy is a stereotypical hippie that is against the war, and he had to hit the road to avoid having to fight in it. He has the munchies all the time, which implies that (in typical hippie fashion) he is constantly getting baked. This is the reason why he can have conversations with his dog Scooby, not to mention why he's extremely paranoid about the existence of monsters, ghouls, ghosts, etc. Moreover, the Scooby Snacks are some type of edible that the group uses to bribe the cowardly Shaggy into their mysteries along the way.
Fred is the jock leader but surprisingly he was running away too. He went AWOL because his draft number was up and he got scared by the reality of what might happen if he has to fight in the war.
Daphne is obviously in love with Fred and can't bear the thought of him leaving and possibly getting killed in the war, so she tags along with the crew to be with him and start a new life together.
Velma is a devoted anti-war activist who joined the fleeing group after a protest turned violent. She looks exactly like a Vietnam protestor with her short hair, black glasses, and baggy sweater. Velma is protective towards the boys because they are in danger of being sent to their deaths in a war she's against. Thankfully, while on the run, they find ways to help out others in their groovy adventures.
This theory is that the kids on Ed, Edd n Eddy are actually dead and the Cul-de-Sac is a purgatory of an eternal childhood; that's why there's a lack of adults in the shows. Additionally, all of the main characters "died before their time" and represent kids from different eras.
Rolf is an immigrant from a far and distant culture known only as "The Old Country" and works on his family's small farm in the Cul-de-Sac. His pre-purgatory story says that he and his family were immigrant shepherds in the 1900s. He was gored by a bull, which is why there aren't any bulls on his family farm even though there are tons of other livestock.
Next is Jonny. He seems innocent and gullible and can be kind of annoying to the other kids sometimes - he's often the butt of many jokes. He is rarely seen without his imaginary friend, Plank. His story is that he moved to the Cul-de-Sac after Rolf but the neighborhood was still developing so there were no other children for him to play with. He was extremely lonely so he developed an imaginary friendship with Plank and spent most of his time wandering around. In the early 1920s he caught a disease and died imagining Plank comforting him by his side - so he carried Plank into the afterlife. Never wanting to be lonely in purgatory would explain why he often forgives the kids no matter what they do to him.
Then there's Eddy, the self-proclaimed leader of the Eds. He is often selfish, neglects his friends and only works towards his own interests. His death story is that during the Great Depression he became obsessed with money and began swindling others to get some cash. He drowned in the late 1930s while crossing a river trying to escape someone who caught him trying to scam them.
Moving on, Ed is the strongest physically and the least intelligent one. He has a younger sister named Sarah who torments him a lot, but he still loves her dearly and does his best to protect her and make her feel happy. Their story is that they were caught up in the troubles of WWII and their father died in the war. That's why Sarah has an aggressive, take-charge attitude as she had to try and hold together their disjointed family. Ed just completely detached himself from reality by becoming obsessed with monster movies and comic books. They died in a car crash in the early 1950s.
Nazz is the girl who most of the boys have a crush on. She's hip, sweet to everyone, and the head cheerleader at school. Her pre-purgatory story is that she was the daughter of two hippies in the 1960s/70s, she was beautiful and very funloving, in the late 1970s, she and her family were brutally murdered. Because of this, her parents are never mentioned in the series because she tries to block out their horrific death.
Then there's Edd (who mostly goes by his nickname Double D) who's physically the weakest of the Eds but the most intelligent. His story is that he was born in the 1980s, the age of greed, and his parents were very controlling, forcing him to become very studious. He loved to experiment and died from a gas leak. Because his parents were so controlling, he even finds written messages from them in the "afterlife" in the form of post-it notes.
Kevin is a typical "cool" popular, athletic jock who shows off. He is cynical, arrogant, and cruel at times. In his pre-purgatory life, he was born into a broken home and developed a thick skin and abrasive personality. In the late 1990s, he was beaten to death by his father and carried his tough guy persona onto the afterlife.
Jimmy is an insecure child that tends to cry a lot. He wants to be famous and spends most of his time with Sarah. Jimmy is accident-prone and is the weakest kid in the Cul-de-Sac. His backstory is that he was born with leukemia, was always very weak and sickly so his parents sheltered him from the world, and he died in the very early 2000s.
Lastly, the Kanker Sisters are a trio of girls that are gigantic bullies who are feared by the whole group of kids. They live in a trailer park just outside of the Cul-de-Sac and have the uncanny ability to appear out of nowhere. They are theorized to be the daughters of the demon Succuba and are put in purgatory with the kids to torture them. They take a liking to the Eds because they sense that they are the weakest souls and are easiest to corrupt: with one being greedy, one blocking the world out to the point of idiocy, and the third scared to disobey.
That's definitely much deeper than you could have ever thought Ed, Edd n Eddy ever could be.
This theory states that Porunga knew what he was doing all along. In the Frieza Saga of Dragon Ball Z, the Namekian Dragon, Porunga, was asked to bring Piccolo to Namek. Everyone expected him to teleport Piccolo to their exact location, but instead, Porunga dropped him off at a random spot on the planet. The idea was that this eternal dragon was only doing that just to be a jerk, but this theory suggests that Piccolo's placement on the planet wasn't random at all.
What if Porunga knew it was in the best interests of the Namekian and Earthling people to put Piccola precisely where he did? After all, it was only thanks to this random placement on the planet that Piccolo ended up fusing with Nail, and it was only thanks to this that Piccolo was actually able to go toe-to-toe with 2nd Form Frieza.
Even if they're not all-powerful, the eternal dragons in this franchise are clearly shown to be all-knowing or can pull whatever relevant facts they need for a particular wish from an otherwise omniscient database of knowledge. The best evidence of this is during the Beerus Saga. None of the people present had the slightest clue how to make a Super Saiyan God, but Shenron was nevertheless instantly able to tell the heroes not just the complete history of Super Saiyan God, but also how to create one on demand. This is all despite this history taking place centuries before Shenron was created by the previous Kami and it taking place on an entirely different planet than Shenron was designed for. So Shenron couldn't possibly have known about Super Saiyan God from personal experience, the only way he could possibly know about that is if he either magically knows everything, or has the ability to instantly know whatever facts are needed for a particular wish.
So, applying this theory to this wish, when Porunga was asked to teleport Piccolo to Namek, Porunga would have known that Piccolo wanted this wish so he could get into a fight with Frieza. However, he also would have known that Piccolo is no match for Frieza as-is, so he planted Piccolo in a strategic location so that, by flying straight to the battlefield, he would also come across Nail. Porunga knew that Piccolo fusing with Nail was his best chance of staying alive against Frieza (even if it was still a long shot), so he strategically planted Piccolo so his path would lead him to Nail.