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This 'Willy Wonka' Fan Theory Is So Good There's No Way It Isn't True

By Mustafa Gatollari

If you've ever watched the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, then you'll be certain of two things: (1) that Gene Wilder is a hell of an actor and (2) that when you guzzle down sweets, eating as much as an elephant eats, things never end well for you...and I ain't just talking about diabetes.

But even as a child, I always thought there was something off about the film and it's almost horror-film-esque setup. You have a bunch of kids, all of them, except one, are obvious little jerks. Only one kid is "worthy" of ultimately running the chocolate factory, while the other kids get picked off and kicked out of the factory for their bad behavior.

To me, the entire thing seemed a bit fishy, so when I saw this Redditor's fan theory about the 1971 classic, my ears perked up.