Movie From a Parallel Universe: Found Footage of 'Non-Existent' Film "Shazaam" Puts the Mandela Effect Front and Center

Screenshot from Shazaam

Remember when Nelson Mandela died back in the 1980s? Or your favourite children's book was the Berenstein Bears, and you loved that 90s movie with the comedian Sinbad in it, titled Shazaam? If you do, you might be a victim of the 'Mandela Effect', the strange phenomenon where you clearly remember a certain thing, but it turns out you are incorrect. Because Nelson Mandela died just a few years back, in 2013; that book series was actually the Berenstain Bears, and Sinbad never was in a movie titled Shazaam.

Well, that's how it is in this version of the multiverse at least - because one suggested explanation for the Mandela Effect is that we are experiencing memories that have somehow crossed over from timelines in parallel universes.

So imagine everyone's surprise when just a few days ago, footage turned up on YouTube of a portion of Sinbad's supposedly non-existent movie Shazaam!

Before anyone starts worrying about whether reality is beginning to collapse and parallel universes are becoming confused with ours, I should point out that "a few days ago" was of course April 1st, and the clip of Shazaam (featuring a distinctly older Sinbad) was posted by College Humor...

There's a lot to love about the spoofed clip though, as the creators put some real effort into paying homage to the Mandela Effect. From the dialogue ("We have our memories, they're real, no-one can take that from us"), to the various props (including a newspaper report on Nelson Mandela dying, and a Berenstein Bears book), there's a bunch of easter eggs in there for those Mandela Effect aficionados who want to have some fun hunting all the references down (I haven't mentioned all of them). Feel free to post what you find in the comments!

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LastLoup's picture
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I know this was an April Fool's Day joke but...The theory was that it starred Shaq NOT Sinbad. This is just a clip from Kazaam. If they were going to do this right they needed Shaq in there not Sinbad.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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LastLoup wrote:

I know this was an April Fool's Day joke but...The theory was that it starred Shaq NOT Sinbad. This is just a clip from Kazaam. If they were going to do this right they needed Shaq in there not Sinbad.

Can't tell if you're confusing Shaq and Sinbad, or just f**king with my head... ;)

Kind regards,
Greg
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I was f**in you bro sorry ;)
Had to have a little post April Fool's fun.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................