Shawn Kohne seriously knows his Adam Sandler films. Perhaps too well. Definitely too well.
He has gone to some lengths – some extreme lengths – in his quest to show how every Adam Sandler movie is connected.
According to Mashable, it all started while Shawn was watching 50 First Dates and noticed that a line connected the film to another Sandler movie, Tommy Boy – and the Sandlerverse was born.
Shawn told Mashable in an email:
After that it was just the process of literally watching EVERY Sandler and Happy Madison Production looking for connections.
After posting his video to YouTube and Twitter, Kohne happened to grab the attention of Adam Sandler’s writer, Tim Herlihy.
— Tim Herlihy (@MrTimHerlihy) January 26, 2016
“Obviously I couldn’t find connections in the movies not mentioned in the video,” Kohne said.
However, he was incredibly excited to hear from Herlihy and had even noted connections between movies that Herlihy hadn’t even considered:
To not only hear from the man, but [for him] to point out something he didn’t even know about…THAT sure does make you feel good.
That’s also why I left the Sandlerverse open for anyone else to add on to it at the end.
As for whether Kohne will continue to make these connections himself, he told Mashable:
There is only so much time I can give to one idea before I actually start to lose my mind, ya know.
Yeah, we can tell Shawn. If anything is going to drive you insane it’s watching the awfulness Adam Sandler has been making recently…