If you were to ask somebody out of the blue what the biggest, most popular franchises of the 90’s were, they’d probably mention TV series Friends and Christmas classic movie Home Alone. Both were comedies, both have devoted fanbases to this day, and both were watched by millions. But that’s about where the similarities end really. In most respects, the two are pretty much chalk and cheese.
Home Alone was a family movie; a broad, slapstick-based film with big set-pieces, devious traps and larger-than-life scenes. On the other hand, Friends was more of a relatable, character-based sitcom, featuring an adult cast of twenty-somethings trying to navigate their personal lives. But is that really all they have in common? The truth is that they might just be inextricably linked. Home Alone and Friends are really two sides of the same coin… or at least, that’s what a particularly tinfoil hat, bonkers fan theory suggests.
It purports that not only are Friends and Home Alone related, but that they actually share the same fictional universe. Kind of like the Marvel superhero movies, only without Samuel L. Jackson. I suppose they had an episode with Brad Pitt guest-starring, so anything’s possible. But does this theory hold water, or is this all just wishful thinking?Shoot over to page two to learn more.