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Minds Will Be Blown By The Sneaky Link Between 'Hocus Pocus' And 'Friends'

This changes everything.

If you told me there was a link between the iconic TV series Friends and the 1993 classic Hocus Pocus, I’d think you had been cast under some sort of strange spell – but there is, in fact, a sneaky little link between these two cult favourites.

Internet sleuths with far too much time on their hands have just discovered that the fountain from the much-loved intro of Friends is the exact same fountain that appears in a scene from Hocus Pocus.

I’ll give you a moment to process this mind-blowing news.

The Friends fountain appears in Hocus Pocus about midway through the film when Max, Allison, Dani, and Binx think they’ve killed the evil Sanderson sisters and run to a nearby park to cheer in celebration. In the background of the scene lies the iconic fountain – the only thing missing is the couch and umbrellas. 

Hocus Pocus. Credit: Buena Vista Pictures

Much like the other fictional locations in Friends, the fountain is located in Burbank, California on Warner Bros’ ranch – not in New York like the show would like you to think, or Salem, Massachusetts where Hocus Pocus takes place.

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This weird Friends/Hocus Pocus crossover comes just days after rumours of a reboot started making the rounds on the Internet. According to Screen Rant, Hocus Pocus 2 will be a TV movie for release on Freeform or the upcoming Disney+ streaming platform. 

While there’s been no official confirmation of the cast, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Instagram account @PopCulture suggested Bridesmaids trio Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph to play the roles of the Sanderson witches, receiving mixed reviews in the comments section.  

When asked about a potential reboot back in 2017, Hocus Pocus star Bette Midler wasn’t shy about making her feelings known. “I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!” she told PEOPLE. “My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.” 

Midler makes some good points and now the Internet has cracked the code on the Friends fountain, is a reboot really a good idea? We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.

Andrew Garfield's Outfit On RuPaul's Drag Race Has The Internet Divided

It's...really something.

If you know you’re going to be making an appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re not going to wear jeans and a t-shirt and call it a day. Just ask Andrew Garfield, who has the Internet well and truly divided with his polarising Drag Race get up.

The actor appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK this week wearing an out-of-character combination of extreme denim flares, a red silk shirt and an oversized brown blazer.

When I say extreme flares, I really mean: EXTREME.

While Garfield seems pretty chuffed with his digs in the photo, the actor’s Twitter fans can’t make up their minds on the fancy look.

One fan wrote, “What the F*CK is Andrew Garfield wearing there better be a good explanation for this,” however, another was a big fan, and tweeted, “Happy Thursday to Andrew Garfield and his flared wide-leg denim ONLY.”

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Garfield’s appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race might come as a surprise to some, but he’s actually a huge fan of the show. During a 2018 interview on Show People with Paul Wontorek, Garfield said he was “so sad” to see Miss Vanjie get eliminated from the 11th season of show. 

He said that her iconic exit looked like she had “been taken over by a divine entity…she was channeling something.” “Bruce Springsteen and Miss Vanjie, I’ve been changed by this year,” he added.

Garfield was just as excited when he appeared on the actual show, telling RuPaul, “I feel so happy, I feel like a competition winner and the prize is a day in gay heaven.”

There’s no doubt that Garfield’s Drag Race ensemble is a far-cry from his usual vibe, or the Spidey suit we’ve grown accustomed to, but you’ve got to give it to him – he’s not afraid to try something new. 

Nobody, Not A Single Soul, Not One Person On Earth Wants A Remake Of The Princess Bride

INCONCEIVABLE.

It feels like there’s an announcement of a new movie or TV remake everyday at the moment, and to be completely honest, it’s starting to get a little tiresome.

It’s getting a little boring now.
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As an entertainment-hungry society, we’ve done a decent job at accepting the countless reboots, spinoffs and remakes as nostalgic and a nod to simpler times. However this week, the collective Internet put their foot down with a firm “inconceivable!”

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It all started when Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed that some “very famous people whose names I won’t use” expressed interest in a remake of the 1987 classic The Princess Bride.

It didn’t take long for Twitter to clap back, claiming that the original was so good “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” And I have to agree. Not every successful movie or TV show needs to be exhumed, brought back to life, and given a ‘2019 twist.’ Some things should just be left alone – and The Princess Bride is one of those movies.

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Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

We’re not the only ones who are opposed to a remake of The Princess Bride. The Ellen Show producer Andy Lassner tweeted, “I will vote for the Presidential candidate who includes not remaking The Princess Bride as part of their platform,” and actress Jamie Lee Curtis referenced the fact she’s married to Christopher Guest who played Count Rugen in the film. 

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“Oh really? Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 25 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s,” she tweeted, including an iconic quote from the film: “Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something!”

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Even actor Cary Elwes, who played Westley AKA Dread Pirate Roberts in the film took to Twitter to express his concern, writing, “There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.”

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Looks like this time around the big wigs at Sony needs to give the people what they want, which is most definitely not a remake of The Princess Bride.

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