LOS ANGELES – The internet is running wild with speculation today as a new fan theory surfaced on Twitter spreading its way across various other social media sites with the suggestion that popular television programs “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” may share the same narrative universe.
“When you look at some of the Easter Eggs left for the audience, it becomes very clear that these shows exist alongside each other in the same universe,” said theorist Matt Tikarny during an explanation that spanned over 120 tweets long. “I first had this theory when a recent Jeopardy contest gave the response ‘What is Mike Trout?’ right after an episode of Wheel of Fortune which featured a Before and After Puzzle with the answer ‘Mike Trout Fillet’. Suddenly everything fell into place.”
With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it only makes sense that other television and film producers would follow this model and start to intertwine their intellectual properties, leaving many game show fans hoping that this theory is revealed to be true.
“There are just too many parallels for it to merely be a coincidence,” continued Tikarny. “Both shows make reference to things such as a state named California, a rock band known only as ACDC, as well as a President Rutherford B. Hayes. Go back in the archives of these shows long enough, and all their timelines match with each other. The writers of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have been building this universe for decades and we’re only now starting to realize it!”
As this theory finds more and more support through online communities, many other fans of the two programs are finding other reasons to support the validity of the same-universe theory. One fan in particular has noted that a “What is St. Elsewhere” response on Jeopardy may suggest that both programs actually exist within the increasingly elaborate Tommy Westphall Universe, thereby connecting them to 90% of all television and cementing Merv Griffin as the Stan Lee of the live action universe.