This year marks the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, unquestionably the greatest cartoon/live-action hybrid movie about basketball ever made. To celebrate, we’ve decided to share this fan theory with you, which makes Space Jam an even cooler movie.

Because both films depict live-action and cartoon characters interacting—and because both films were successes, premiering only eight years apart—most people like to pit Space Jam and Who Framed Roger Rabbit against each other. I say that it’s pointless to do that since, as redditor HP_Wuvcraft pointed out, those films actually take place in the same universe.

Watch the video above for an extremely compelling argument about why this is true. It also explains why the Looney Tunes know how to get to the real world, and why they’d think to ask for help from a human with particular skills. That’s what their pal Roger did last time, after all. Doesn’t it make more sense now?

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