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    There's A Theory That Pennywise And Mary Poppins Are From The Same Species And It Surprisingly Checks Out

    They both ~lure~ away a child named GEORGIE from their siblings...

    Recently, Reddit user HumanoidMold5 posited the theory that Pennywise and Mary Poppins are "members of the same species." And YES, it sounds completely absurd, but honestly? It kinda checks out.

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    Specifically, you'll have to think of moments from Mary Poppins Returns, It, and It Chapter Two. So if you haven't seen those movies, do that now...or just trust me on this.


    1. Each returns every twentysomething years — Pennywise 27 and Mary Poppins 25.

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    A welcome and not-so-welcome return, respectively.

    2. And they return to "regenerate" energy from a new group of children.

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    Same energy.

    3. But they also have a tendency to return to the kids (now adults) from the last time they visited.

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    Mary Poppins returns to the Banks kids as adults, and Pennywise to the Losers' Club kids as adults.

    4. They both ~lure~ a child named GEORGIE away from their siblings...

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    And in tempestuous weather, I might add.

    5. particular, with a paper toy.

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    Mary Poppins uses Georgie's kite; Pennywise uses Georgie's boat.

    6. They both have the power to use what's in the children's minds.

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    Mary Poppins uses their imagination; Pennywise uses their fear.

    7. The parents in both stories are oblivious to the "fantastical situations" their kids are experiencing.

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    Do you know where your kids are?!

    8. In both stories, the grown-up versions of the kids forget their experiences.

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    That is until Pennywise and Mary Poppins show up and start reminding them.

    9. Both Mary Poppins and Pennywise have a penchant for singing and dancing.

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    Who do you think would win in a dance-off?

    10. And finally, at the end of Mary Poppins Returns, all the characters go FLOATING OFF with balloons...and you know who loves to FLOAT!!

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    You'll float too!!!!!!

    So, there you have it. Mary Poppins and Pennywise may very well indeed be part of the same magical, child-energy-using, balloon-loving species.

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    To read HumanoidMold5's theory in full (including some arguments I thought were a bit, like...huh? LOL) check it out on Reddit.