'The Boondock Saints' is a Muppet Movie ... Seriously

'The Boondock Saints' is a Muppet Movie ... Seriously

You probably remember The Boondock Saints from that movie poster your college roommate kept sandwiched between a Reservoir Dogs poster and a molding stain comprised of equal parts bongwater and Mountain Dew. The ultra-violent 1999 movie tells the story of two twin hit-men (played by Young Indiana Jones and Daryl from The Walking Dead) who believe God wants them to murder a bunch of gangsters in the seedy underbelly of Boston -- which is clearly the not-so-seedy, Timbit-filled belly of Toronto.

Now you might think that the cinematic universe of the film extends merely to it, and the straight-to-video sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. But you're wrong. Dead wrong. In the movie's opening, we see the Murphy brothers hanging out in one of Boston's many Irish watering holes run by a foul-mouthed bartender named Doc.

The actor, Gerard Parkes, is best known for his work in the classic '80s children's show Fraggle Rock, in which he played ... Doc.

Yup, both characters are named Doc, which seems less like a crazy coincidence, and more like a deliberate choice made by the filmmakers. This implies that after the events of Fraggle Rock, Doc gave up inventing and somehow ended up slinging drinks in Beantown. More importantly, Doc also appears in the '80s TV special A Muppet Family Christmas, which features every damn Muppet character, from Fozzie Bear and the Swedish Chef to Big Bird, who narrowly avoids being slaughtered and cooked by the Swedish Chef.

This means that The Boondock Saints takes place in the same fictional universe as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. Maybe if they ever make a third movie, the Murphys will help Kermit and the gang re-take Manhattan by force.

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