This Insane Theory Proves Adam Sandler Is a Genius

Longtime Adam Sandler fans are well aware of the many subtle details and characters that seemingly connect a bunch of his movies, with perhaps the most memorable being that they're crappy. Also, the "You can do it!" townie (Rob Schneider). However, in a new video, a dude named Shawn Kohne explains his eye-popping theory called the "Sandlerverse," claiming the extent of the connections is way bigger than you'd ever imagine.

Wide-eyed and heavily bearded, Kohne breathlessly lists the big or little details you may have missed that link dozens of Sandler's movies and Happy Madison productions, from 50 First Dates to Tommy Boy to Blended to Bulletproof to Happy Gilmore ... the list is longer than Happy Gilmore's drive on a par 4. For example, you've probably never noticed that the beloved children's book, "The Puppy Who Lost His Way" in Billy Madison also makes a brief appearance in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. Probably because nobody saw I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

As Kohne told Mashable, he had to watch literally every one of Sandler's movies to discover the connections. He admits he couldn't link all of Sandler's movies (which is why many are missing from the video), but the "Sandlerverse" he was able to piece together was enough to grab the attention of Sandler's longtime writer, Tim Herlihy, per the report:

Well, there's your confirmation, folks. Also, 50 more are still out there? That might just make you want to watch an Adam Sandler movie. Might.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is still trying to wrap his head around all of this, but wow... Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.