A fan of christmas movie Elf has put forward a bizarre theory on twitter that people are seriously buying into. @BarstoolTrent suggests that Will Ferrell’s character ‘Buddy’ in Elf is actually also ‘Brennan’ in Step Brothers

Mary Steenburgen plays Ferrell’s mum in both movies – well actually, his stepmother in Elf

“Some people responding to my theory tweet said: “Why would Emily get custody of Buddy when Walter is his biological father?” The answer to that is obvious,” Trent says.

“During the divorce hearings Walter likely said Emily could have Buddy cause he didn’t want him in the first place and she clearly did want him. She’s more fit to be his guardian.”

Under Trent’s theory, Emily divorces Walter, changes Buddy’s name to Brennan and then remarries in Step Brothers.


Step Brothers was shot five years after Elf, so the timeline makes sense.

He also points out that the brother of Ferrell’s characters in both films look similar.

“One of the strongest pieces of evidence. Both Buddy and Brennan are amazing singers and their pipes are proudly displayed in each movie.”

“It’s mentioned in Step Brothers that Brennan recently worked at PetSmart which means he loved animals enough that he wanted to be around them everyday for his job. You know who else loves animals? Buddy the Elf.“Both Buddy and Brennan cannot function as adults. It’s the main issue in both flicks,”


“When Buddy’s step mum in Elf asks, ‘How long will you be staying with us?’ Buddy says ‘forever’ and he means it.”

“Brennan refuses to get a job and refuses to move outta the house because he’s actually Buddy the Elf and wants to live at home forever,”

“So there you have it. Elf is the prequel to Step Brothers and you cannot convince me that’s not true.”

Well, the evidence is all there, what do you think?

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