How I Met Your Mother
The Theory: The theory states that since Barney was considered to be Ted’s “rival” when it came to Robin, that perhaps Ted used his power as the narrator to make Barney seem a lot worse than he really was so his kids would be more open to him getting back together with her.
The theory: When someone noticed that Rachel was the only one awake on the Season 4 DVD, one fan made a pretty compelling theory that the whole series was, in fact, a dream that Rachel had the night before her wedding.
The Theory: Ther’s a pretty popular theory that says that Walter White goes into the witness protection program and becomes Hal from Cranston’s other show, Malcolm in the Middle. However, one Reddit user came to the conclusion that Breaking Bad is actually the sequel to Malcolm in the Middle
Exhibit A: the last episode of Malcolm in the Middle vs. the pilot episode of Breaking Bad
Not to mention Cranston and his Malcolm wife, Jane Kaczmarek, got together to film a Breaking Bad alternative ending spoof.
The Theory: Since finding out that the pilot episode was actually Meredith talking to her mother in an assisted living, one fan speculated that perhaps the whole show will end with Meredith also in an Alzheimer’s home, telling her children the stories of her days working in the hospital. However, since the Alzheimer’s is taking over her mind the stories are a mixture of both fact and fiction made up from her compromised memory.
Fresh Prince of Bel- Air
The Theory: Upon looking further into the theme song one fan determined that Will’s character on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was actually killed as a child and the whole show was taking place in heaven/purgatory.
The Theory: Thankfully, this theory has already been debunked by the show’s creator since it’s extremely dark, but it goes that the entire show was a dream had by Angelica who was a lonely and neglected child and created the Rugrats to keep her company.
The Walking Dead
The Theory: That The Walking Dead and Toy Story have the exact same plot.
What TV fan theory blows your mind?
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