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Is Fall Out Boy’s ‘Dance Dance’ Video Based On An Episode Of Spongebob Squarepants? An Investigation

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 30 July 2018 at 14.39

This fan theory has absolutely consumed us.

It has been proposed that Fall Out Boy's video for 'Dance Dance' is based on an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. Yup, really. 

Now usually we'd write this kind of thing off as entirely false and completely ridiculous. But this theory has absolutely consumed us. It's all we think about. 

The theory was uncovered by twitter users @frostystumph and @devondietlin, and highlights a number of cinematic parallels that are difficult to deny. Here's everything we know:

01. The episode of Spongebob that 'Dance Dance' is potentially based on is from season one, and is called 'The Chaperone'. The story follows Spongebob at a prom- not unlike the prom in 'Dance Dance'.

02. The episode in question was released October 01, 1999- a full six years before the release of the 'Dance Dance' video.

03. There are some pretty huge cinematic parallels: 

See what we mean?!

There's something here. And maybe it's a stretch. But just maybe the 'Dance Dance' video is in fact inspired by an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. MAYBE. 

Thanks to @frostystumph on twitter for uncovering this. We'll never stop thinking about it. 

And because we have the perfect excuse, watch Fall Out Boy's video for 'Dance Dance' below:

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