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DHMIS 4 commercial theory Edit
This theory wont be done in one sitting so be patient.
This theory starts off before the first episode, but the exact time is a bit confusing. For example the kick starter video says that it takes place on June 19 1955, yet in DHMIS 4 personal computers are already invented.
I think ill keep the time out of the way for now. most of this next part is speculation btw
Our story begins with yellow (or green) guy and his father, Roy. Roy is unhappy with yellow guy because of his eyes, that or his skin color. Roy then decides make a TV show of sorts to teach his kid a lesson. Roy however has none of the skills required to make a TV show. so he finds red guy, a creator of some sort to write the script for his show
The Slow Escape Theory Edit
This theory proves that all of the characters have escaped already and all are in the real world.
Today, we'll be documenting their escapes from each episode, how they escaped, signs they wanted to escape, and references to their escape before and after the escape itself.
Let's start off with Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 4. In this world, in the beginning, Red Guy picks a card. Blah, blah, blah, mad stuff happens, they're sent to the digital world, but look at the disagreements Red Guy has made to Colin.
"Actually, we have a computer already." "Wait a second..." "Stop talking!" "Be QUIET!" "SHUT UP!!"
Finally, after all the confusion, Colin aggressively reacts, hating on Red Guy and the others by sending them to the digital world to suffer. "DONT TOUCH MEEEeeeEEEe!!!!!!!"
This is the first warning sign that Red Guy disagrees with Colin.
The next sign comes in the form of Red Guy hating on the only 3 acts doable in the Digital World. Looking at graphs? Yellow Guy is curious about the graphs and looks at them, even if he sees nothing or an oblong. What about Duck? Duck gets to experience the joy of having tons of so-called "digital styles". He's happy about that. Pretty normal, right? But take a look at Red Guy. He hates to Digital Dance even though what's shown to him is to Digital Dance. This slowly pans out to the house, where Red Guy experiences the action.
In the next frame or ten, Duck and Yellow Guy appear with their brains out. They have been brainwashed and joined the action. Look at Red Guy. He immediately reaches for an escape, an escape from this hell. He teleports to the closest door in the Digital World. Eventually, both in real life and the Digital World, he opens the door and sees a low-budget show. Realizing what he wanted all along, without the influence of Roy, he's ready to break free. "You are not invited to the party" His mind is blown. "Wait wha-"
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 5 introduces the escape of a Duck from the set. Now last time, we see Red Guy "die". But if you die in this world, you appear in another. In Red Guy's case, the real world. This is what happens to Duck as well.
In this case, it's different. It's the same, but after long period of time, Duck realizes the truth.
First sign: At the body house. Shortly after Steak shows Yellow Guy and Duck shows what happens to "bad food", Duck utters "that doesn't make any sense". He's getting annoyed too.
Second sign: Shortly after the second call, Duck gets more disoriented and says "But something's... wrong!"
Third sign: Duck full on hates by trying to leave. But he can't leave when Spinach shows him the spaghetti.
Eventually, after the body is ruined, Fridge interrupts Duck multiple times.
"Everything tastes great! Maybe we should wait!"
"Before we put it on our plate!"
"Or it could be too late!" BhsknananAnalizjbaiajan I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE!
Duck escapes for a while, before the giant monster can cans him and brainwashes Yellow Guy into eating Duck's organs. But remember the rules. Duck escapes.
Finally, a seeming joint effort made by Red Guy's imagination leads to a total rewind of the machine, creating a new world. DHMIS 7: Green IS a creative color.
More of the lore?
Watch Film Theory's mostly similar theories.Hjakajan
New "Red Guy´s Characters" Theory Edit
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Maybe the 3 characters are digital, or part of a show; they´re not real? Their favorite colors are blue, red and green (RGB color model, main colors in pixels and video editing). h Is it possible that Yellow and Duck were created by Red Guy as characters for a puppet show? (That´s why he holds them as puppets in DHMIS 6, because he created them) Maybe Red Guy´s ideas for a puppet show weren´t taken very seriously, as shown in DHMIS 6. Nonetheless, a big company (represented in DHMIS by Roy) takes interest in his project, as shown in DHMIS 6 when Red Guy finds Roy in the audience.
He takes Red Guy´s idea and brings it to life with his company´s resources (the machine with the screens at the end). Red Guy wants a simple puppet show, but the company (Roy) twists his ideas to attract more public (Obviously, DHMIS wouldn´t have as many viewers without its violence), and reduces Red Guy´s creative freedom, despite being the show´s original creator.
Look at the first one. Everything goes normal, until everything turns CGI (that is, the company comes with its big budget and executives and producers) and the shows changes.YET
Red Guy disapproves the way Roy uses his ideas. That´s why he´s never very excited about the the ideas they show. In DHMIS 4, Red Guy fully realizes what his idea has become and leaves. When he stumbles across the low-budget version of the series at the end of the episode, that is his realization that he doesn't need Roy to fund the show; there's a way to do it on his own. But, Yellow and Duck are still controlled by Roy (the company still owns Red´s idea)So,Roy leaves that dimension he is trapped in,hence explaining why his head exploded.
In DHMIS 5, Duck says "Something´s missing". Everyone can see the show´s original creator is no longer around, and because of that, Roy can now twist the show as much as he wants to get audience. Still, Red Guy´s fighting to get his characters back. This is why Duck revolts and hits the camera in the episode, saying "I'm not gonna do this anymore."In the episodes,parts of Red Guy were also seen.Like Red Guy;s head in the oven,Red Guy's legs when Duck tries to escape.Which means after Red Guy escapes,he wants to save them. He realizes that Red Guy was right, and he decides to leave the show. However, during Duck's escape, Roy captures him and murders him.
EDIT: (by anon) Also, during DHMIS 5, the telephone keeps ringing. However, when Duck answers, the line always gets cut off. A possible theory is that Red Guy is trying to contact his friends, but he cannot do so, because Roy is stopping him from letting them know. At the end of DHMIS 5, during the credits roll, we see Red Guy in the real world walking away from a telephone booth, perhaps because he was using it to try and contact Duck.
Finally, in DHMIS 6, Red Guy manages to unplug his ideas from Roy´s mediatic machine. Now he can start his show with creative freedom.Furthermore,there were 3 kitchen scenes.2 of them was of a kitchen full of props,and without a door.However,the last kitchen scene,after Red Guy unplugs the plug,there is a door.Hence,it shows that they were no longer controlled/trapped,they were free to walk out the door and go. That´s why now each character has his favorite color. Additionally, there are far fewer props in this scene than there were in the actual first episode due to the fact that the show is no longer funded by a big company.
I find the theory easy to believe because of the creators. Maybe Becky and Joe once had a similar problem with a company (MAYBE; JUST MAYBE, the This is It collective), and used DHMIS to tell that story. Also, in DHMIS 6, Red Guy comes up with the singing file, and then the file appears in Roy´s machine.
So, maybe the whole DHMIS experience is about an independent filmmaker fighting big mediatic corporations. The theory is very incomplete, but I think it´s a good starting point.
-Nick CH (I apologize for writing my name, but I just told this theory to my friends and I fear they won´t believe I made
The "December 25th" theory Edit
First off, in the 6th episode teaser, we can obviously see the yellow guy celebrating new years ev- wait, what if it's something different he is celebrating? There is quite a possible chance that Yellow guy is celebrating his birthday....who knows?
It is possible he is celebrating mothers day, but she is not there. She is filming the show, and you can see this because after a little while the confetti stops and yellow guy looks around for the source. It is possible that this episode if so is where yellow guy realizes he is in a cartoon as well. And its possible that since the time they were all kidnapped, they didn't know the poop man was the producer of the show which they don't know they're and yellow guy says he is in his dad's house, it is possible they are in Roy's basement, which means roy and poop man may work together. why Roy's house? in a post the producer made it showed roy in 'his basement' which is what the text with the image said. and it looks alot like the basement shown in the kickstarter in which poop man kidnaps them as mentioned above.
also, since i said it could be father's day, its possible that Roy may be the only other protagonist, or as i say, antagonist. why? if i'm correct about poop man working with Roy, that means he kidnapped his own son, and is ok with his friends and son being killed off by a stranger he works with. also, if this is true, its likely all the non-main protagonists were either staged or programmed. its HIGHLY unlikely they were living with the characters such as the steak. but i can tell if the book lived with them, but we will get to that later.
if the non-main protagonists/antagonists were staged, its likely that they were all the workers/co-workers in suits. and if this is true, its possible the men in camouflage colored suits were workers for the money man.
and also, its possible that the people in those suits were also the ones who were in the canned suits, seemingly eating duck guy, while inside, they put the flesh in cans. and more evidence for this is how each can gets swapped with another and there are multiple cans that yellow guy ate. if so, its almost impossible that yellow guy didn't notice. but this could be the case he is so dumb. but, its more likely they did something to yellow to temporarily be knocked out. however, its also likely that the reason duck guy was canned was because when they temporarily knocked yellow guy out, they actually put duck guy's organs in the can simply by mauling him to the point his stomach opened up, and stuffed his innards within the cans, and the reason for the cans eating duck guy scenes , is to symbolize that duck guy's organs were stuffed into a can, but its likely he passed away, so its likely that why duck guy is on a operating bed, is that he is about to pass away as he realises everything is staged before they auled him.
now red guy and duck guy will likely not be seen in this episode, but the other non-main antagonists will. also, what happens to red guy is that he is living a normal life. since yellow guy is the only one lift, it is likely they will do something to him or he too will escape to the real world.
so my point is the 6th episode will truely be the opening to many awnsers. but there is one more thing i need to go over - the "missing" sign. so, i think the thing that was in the "HELP" thing was why it says they're missing. so, why are they still there? well, i think there are two timelines - the dream timeline and the real life timeline. so, red was the 1st to escape, and that was when he realized what happened. duck guy tried, but failed. yellow guy hasn't yet, so in the dream timeline, the real world and dream timeline both are trying to tell them to wake up from the media's grasp. that's all i can say for now. but the opening to more questions, like "why was there a black duck never mentioned except in #1?", and "why did they all watch themselves in episode 2 and not notice they were on TV, and how other, more realistic-looking shows on TV, let alone that they were turned into monsters on TV?" and such, but i think i, becky, joe, roy, and the money man will all leave the fandom to find those awnsers.
The "I'm Confused" Theory Edit
O HIS HEAD! I just made a realization. Red's head exploded in the 4th one, right? Meaning, that part of him (not real) is trying to tell them to get out. That's his not real (matrix) part. Meaning his real self (seen at the end walking out of the phone booth) is still alive and is also trying to warn them. (by calling) However, Bird's real (non-matrix) self was killed, obviously. Also, I have a theory. You know how people say that this is some show-making company? I think that the company IS this is it. Meaning everything is direct, if you know what I mean. Meaning, puppets can't exist, NONE of this is real? Or maybe there are just many layers to the matrix. This is reinforced by the 2nd one, where they die but it's just a show. Also the 4th one. Just pay attention and you can see it. I dunno. Just trying to contribute. Also, June 19th? That's when Money Man kidnapped them. Yellow says that it's his dad's house, so I think money man is Roy dressed up. He's the one responsible for all this (teachers, puppets, everything) This is all very confusing. Hopefully all will be revealed in the 6th one.
The Money Man Theory Edit
I think that the three puppets are still dead, but currently being held hostage by the Money Man. In the "HELP" videos, it is made very clear that the puppets have been kidnapped, and are being forced to raise money. The We are ok episodes were created after DHMIS 2 but before DHMIS 3.
What is the first thing you see in the DHMIS 3 episode? The missing poster. Even though they are "???", they are still not 'home'. The date on the missing poster was June 19th. While this date does have other appearances before and after this point, keep in mind that the Kickstarter goal to keep making episodes was met on June 19th. Over the course of episodes 3 and 4, we see the puppets going to new locations, from the Park to the Love Cults home to the Research Room. However, they never are seen to be back home.
This is all evidence supporting the fact that the Money Man is continuing to hold the puppets hostage. While it may appear they have been outside, or at home, it is very possible the money man was behind the camera the episodes and forcing the puppets to do whatever he wants.
The Money Man is the one filming the episodes, making the scripts, and coming up with the messages he wants to send the people watching. He collected the money through the Kick starter fundraiser, and is holding the puppets hostage to keep making his episodes. Truly, he would have killed the puppets if he hadn't met his goal, because they would have served no purpose to him if he couldn't make his episodes.
Reality Theory Edit
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At the end of DHMIS 5, we see Red guy walking out of a phone booth. (On the phone booth, there is a number that later appears on the stake guy episode, on the fridge on a post-it note. It says on the note 'ROY, then the long number previewed on the phone booth. I think Red guy sneaked inside and put that number so Duck and Yellow guy would call Red guy and get out of the reality world.) This may suggest that he was making all the calls through the episode, trying to wake up his friends to get out of that phase. This theory explains Red Guy's literal mind blow in DHMIS 4, YES, his head explodes, but still appears in DHMIS 5's credits. It could be assumed that dying in this other reality brings you back to the correct reality. Or maybe the creators of this series were on drugs when they made this, and none of it is supposed to make any sense.
The Hospital Theory Edit
I think that the three puppets are actually human kids who suffer from a disease which means they almost never leave the hospital,or others believe coma. They all live in the same ward and, because of their illness, see everything in a very surreal, creepy way. Harry sees himself as a red, furry monster, Robin sees himself as a bird and Dawson just feels like a strange little thing that doesn't really belong anywhere. The "Villains" are all just normal people, specifically the doctors who give the kids medication and maybe a little therapy, but because they're slightly mentally ill as well as physically ill, the kids keep on "messing up", which explains why something horrible happens in each and every episode. Even thought they're receiving help, the kids' young brains can't cope with it. At the end of the fourth video it shows the red guys or harry's head exploding simply meaning he may have gotten better and left, later on the green bird or robin "dies" maybe meaning the same thing.
The Purgatory Theory Edit
The heroes died in the second episode and are placed in a purgatory. Some evidence to prove this is that in the third and fourth episodes, there are missing posters for them. They were killed from ageing over time from Tony, and they go into the purgatory, watching what happened on television. Y
The Roy Theory Edit
We think that the three have been kidnapped by Roy (the yellow guy's father). This is because in all the episodes except the first he has made an appearance. In the second he appears in plain sight; when he is on his computer (2:10) and with the yellow guy (1:46). In the third he can be seen at 4:32 with the unicorn. In the forth he can be seen standing in the darkness in the corner when the red guy is on the computer at 3:58. In the fifth he can be seen when the camera is shaking at the top of the set at 4:03.We think it is Roy not the Money Man because he is only seen in HELP and HELP #2. Roy has hired the Money Man to kidnap them. He has held them captive since the first episode. This is because the kidnapping occurred on the 19/06/55. In the second episode on the picture the date 19/06/55 can be seen and the clock calls this the past, this must mean he is already kidnapped them. This is further emphasized by an unofficial video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sL9-4fm1kg . In this video the yellow guy says "Why are we at my dads house". He is later told it is not but it provides evidence for Roy being the kidnapper. Yes, this was not uploaded by the official channel but in HELP there is a cut at 0:10 but in the. in the 6th episode you can see the charecters are diffrent colors they are the colors that they stated, red blue green,also in this episode at the end you can see a door which isn't there in the first episode,it is green which symbolises creativity and them being free from this on going madness, which is trying to brain wash them in to doing what they want.
unofficial it plays through with it not affecting anything. This shows that it is a longer and unreleased HELP plea or trailer. Roy's items can be seen in the fifth episode with a bottle at 0:07, reinforcing that Roy holds them captive. In the forth episode another missing sign can be seen on the milk at 0:09, at the start there is also a picture of Roy and the yellow guy stating that the yellow guy has a close relation or lives with him. Also on the pin board Roy's number can be seen reinforcing that they are in the same household as Roy, this is at 0:44. In the fifth episode the red guy has escaped previously in the fourth episode and is trying to warn the others, but if one had already escaped why would the Money Man just wait but Roy can be seen overseeing where the other two puppets are at the top. Also a flour packet with Roy's name can be seen also adding to him being the kidnapper.
This is why Roy is the kidnapper and they have been kidnapped the whole time.
And the 19th of June. What is it? So as stated above it they were kidnapped on the 19/6/1955 as we have presumed. And a very good associate of mine has stated that on the 19th of June 1955 it was father's day. This is why Roy keeps on turning up in videos.
It is not sure why Roy has kidnapped them but like the Money Man theory he might be using them for money. It can be further emphasized that he is the one filming because in the HELP and HELP #2 videos the camera is not as good as the one used DHMIS videos. This further reinforces that Roy films and directs the videos.
Another thing about roy is in every episode in the credits thanks the kickstarter doners and then roy. some people think roy was the ma doner and has more control over the show than we thought
The TV Slaves Theory Edit
I have come up with a theory that combines several others that I call "The TV Slaves Theory."
For starters, I will NOT be including DHMIS 1 in this theory at all because I believe that Becky and Joe did not have intentions of making other episodes until they discovered the massive success that DHMIS 1 had. So basically, I believe that the backstory was not "created" until DHMIS 2. Also, to make it easier for myself, I will just be calling the characters by their color (except for Roy) or their object. (For example, Manny=Yellow/Colin=Computer.)
This theory starts in DHMIS 2. I believe that from this episode on, Roy is directing the show.
He is introduced in this episode as the Yellow Guy's dad. He is shown with Yellow Guy and then later shown watching porn on his computer.
He is directing each episode and trying to give off a message to the public. This is proven by his multiple cameos. In all of his cameos, he is shown watching the production and making sure his message is given off.
In episode 4, the Red Guy begins to realize what is going on. He acts very sarcastic and almost rude to the computer. At the end of the episode, Green and Yellow stay in the production as they are still clueless. Red is really getting a clue of what is going on. This is shown when he doesn't participate in the episode, he doesn't look at graphs, show off his digital style, or digital dance. He tries to unplug the computer to stop the insanity and save his friends. In doing so, he can't see where the wire is plugged in, so he follows it outside the door just to realize that he was part of a production. His mind was "blown" (as shown when his head blows) and he has left the show and is now out in reality. He has discovered Roy's scheme so Roy killed him off in order to keep everything running "smooth"
In episode 5, the same happens, but to Green. He realizes what is going on and begins to question everything. I believe that the steak telling him his teeth/gums will go grey is really him hinting to Green and saying that if he doesn't keep his mouth shut, he will be killed off. The constant phone ringing is actually Red trying to get a hold of his friends to let them know what is actually going on. So along the episode, Green figures out what is happening and becomes very mean and rude towards the steak, can, and fridge. He eventually leaves, but fails. He was killed and put in a can, as shown by the can eating his organs. Yellow later eats Green, not knowing it was him.
So, to summarize, Roy is directing a show starring Red, Green and Yellow, who do not know they are part of a production. Red figures this out and leaves, Green figures it out and tries to leave, but fails to do so and is killed and put in a can.
Kellogg's theory Edit
In episode 5, we find that a lot of the food is labeled Roy's in the upper-left hand corner such as the "flakes." This is reminiscent of real life Kellogg's brand food. Kellogg's company was founded in 1906 (special k in '55), by nutritionist John Harvey Kellogg. JHK is credited with inventing the cornflake, which he actually made while trying to find a food that would decrease sexual drive. For JHK was a firm believer in eugenics (controlled evolution) and was looking for a diet regiment that could curve reproduction. The idea came to him from his religious church (episode 3?) which stated "plain bland" food to decrease sex drive.
The DHMIS 5 Phone Number RumorEdit
There is a rumor that had been going on about the DHMIS phone numbers. Some say that if you call the two numbers from DHMIS before 6:19 P.M, a DHMIS character will answer. Some claim that they had actually got through the number. There are also some recordings of the number too. One of the most famous ones come from a YouTube user by the name of, "epiccreepertnt" in which they had successfully called one of the numbers. The characters they got were Bird guy, yellow guy, steak guy, tin can (possibly.) and an unknown character that had picked up and then hung up. The number was only available the first few days DHMIS 5 came out. It hasn't been picked up ever since...
The Computer Theory Edit
In DHMIS 2, at one point red guy and green guy are tied in chairs and they have helmets on that connect them with the computer world. as the camera zooms out you can see the calendar, the 19.06.55 picture, and the cat picture are all hanging on the wall. And in the next shot you see Roy with one on and yellow guy with a pot on his head. The yellow guy says his dad has a computer. Maybe Roy is kidnapping them and making them watch things or even making them think differently. Or maybe he is accessing into their brains. The green guy looks scared. but why is the yellow guy wearing a pot on his head? is he not being controlled?
This is my theory about June 19th. we all now know that it was fathers day June 19th 1955, but maybe were over looking this. Maybe the date, is in fact, June 19th.Think about it,Roy,is supposed to be Yellow Guy's father.From episode 1-5,the scenes are filled with props,a lot of details are added in,there is also no door,suggesting they were trapped,like in a coma/death,In DHMIS 6,the kitchen scene after Red Guy pulls the plug has lesser props,and a door,meaning they were free to go.THE DATE IS ALSO 20TH JULY.Roy has always been known as a funder for the DHMIS series,so once Roy stops funding them,they will have to work with a smaller budget and lesser props,hence explaining the last kitchen scene.If the date changed from 19 July to 20 July,it means that it is no longer Fathers Day,meaning that Roy(the father)no longer has a hold on them,no longer funding them.Pulling the plug released Roy's grip and realeased the DHMIS characters. Some say when your dead or in a coma you start to think that the day is still the same day, such as the movie groundhog day. Maybe they keep reliving the same day but something is different every time. and now 1 by 1 they realize that they are dead/in a coma. And instead of green guy realizing, he wakes up from his coma and sees that hes being watched inside his mind. In DHMIS 2, tony the clock says that the future doesnt exist, maybe they characters are stuck in that timezone. perhaps it is Roy filming or broadcasting their mind without them being awake. In DHMIS 2, yellow guy says "20 past day there's fish on my tray" . if you look up 20 days after June 19th, which is July 9th (of 1955), it says that a song that was popular that week was Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. i don't know if this is useful but it was featured in DHMIS 2 with tony the clock.
The Duck Guy TheoryEdit
Okay if you look at the duck in the first episode you can see he is black. But in the rest of the episodes he is green. What if that means something? Maybe the reason why the duck is black in one episode green in the rest because those where different ducks. So if the "Robin" replaced the black duck then what happened to the original duck? Simple. I think the sketchbook killed him to teach the yellow guy a lesson. First of all the duck writes the word death on the table. How does that not mean something. Also when the duck is seen writing death and decorating the word with skulls you can hear a dying groan. At the end of the episode you may see the Black Duck's eye twitching. Well that's easy! When you are dying your body starts to twitch. About the dying groan thing the voice sounds most raspy and the duck's voice is raspy. So maybe the green duck was the black duck's brother. It isn't a major theory but I'll leave it out there.
Since the release of DHMIS 6, you can see red guy pulling the plug on the computer near the end of the episode which resets the world and changes the colors of all the characters before restarting the "creative song". Maybe that supports the bird guys color change? Are they in a computer simulation? It is definitely a production of some sort, seeing as red guy had total control over the things to torment yellow guy with. Not to mention Roy is behind him as he does so.
Another Reason to Support This, Is That Sometimes After The Pilot, The Directors aren't sastified with a character anymore, so they get rid of the character and replace him/her with a better subsitute. So in a way, The Duck Guy was killed off and replace with another.
Why is all the objects teaching? What if our protagonists are in a Kindergarten. And all the teachers are nice but the protagonists think they are evil since all the protagonists hate school. All the antagonists are teachers.The sketchpad represents writing class. The clock represents math class. The Butterfly represents reading class(Since in reading class you learn about character emotions) The computer obviously represents Computer class. And finally the food represents the cafeteria.
Toy Factory TheoryEdit
"Harry", "Manny" and "Robin" are actually workers in Toy factories. Roy is the Owner which explains why he is always watching them. Roy is also very lazy which is why he is watching porn in a toy factory. The teachers are actually the toys thay sing being created/being brought to life. The reason why the "toys/teachers" seem nice but are aggressive is because they are nice on the outside such as for kids but mean on the inside for "Harry","Manny",and "Robin" since they are extremely hard to make and it takes hours to make. Also "Harry", "Manny", and "Robin" are actually people but are forced to be represented as puppets/mascots for the kids. Also the workers where living under poor circumstances where they are abused. Such as in the "HELP" videos where the 3 protaganists are abused to raise money to help decorate the toy factory. The Money Man is a secret worker who has a private job which is abusing the workers to help them work better. The result warped their mind making them have a weird perspective on their factory. This lead to the events of the series. The reason why they are always in different rooms is because this represents the different aisles which explains why there are always different teachers/toys. The beginning of every episode where everything seems normal represents the weekend but due to them always have to work the weekend seems short therefore the reason why the peace is quickly disturbed by the teachers.
The Children Theory Edit
I think each character is a child. Harry, the red guy, is the oldest, therefore his brain exploded. His brain exploding was representing him being introduced to adulthood. Robin, the bird, is the second oldest, because he also died. (aka he grew up) The yellow guy is the only remaining puppet left, so therefore he is the youngest. I think after he "dies", the show will show either them "grown-up", or other puppets that are about to grow up.
Age-group theory & June 19-1955 theory Edit
This is totally different as the theory above this one. I think each character represents an age-group. The yellow guy, as called "Manny" by fans, represents the children, because he sees Roy as his father, later on this will become more clear. The red guy, as called "Harry" by fans, represents the young-adults. In the episodes 4 and 5 you can see some hints to it, like he's the only one who wants to get out of the matrix (as you can see in episode 4: Digital dancing.) In episode 5, in all drawings and pictures of the 3 characters is he OUTSIDE the window, because he has grown-up, like humans do when they get older, they leave the house and live on their own. This is what happened in episode 5, and in the end of that same episode you see that he is inside a phone box (trying to call the 2 other characters and save them), and he got ready for work. I think the green guy, the duck represents the elderly people, because in the very first episode you ca see him sitting in a rocking-chair, with a pocket watch, and, not many children have pocket-watches, am I right? In episode 5, he dies, as you can see when he's in a hospital bed. But you can see hints that he's going to die. In episode 5, on the fridge there's a drawing of the characters, with the eyes of the green guy crossed. And how do you draw dead people? Right, with his eyes crossed. That is, why I think in the first episode the noteblock says: "Green is not a creative color" and why green gets a cross, because he's going to die. I think the date where this is all happening, is June 19, in the year 1955. But why not 1855 or 2055? Well, because 1955 was 10 years after the WWO II, and in the kickstarter-video, the characters are kidnapped by a weird guy. This guy has a kind of strap around his arm, just like the nazis had. And he has a yarmulke (Do you call it like that? I'm not native English), or you can call it like a jewish-hat. In episode 2 when the clock is explaining on the black-board, you see the swastika. You see it like: *swastika* =MC2. Another reason for 1955 is because in 1955 the television was very popular. In 1955, almost everyone had a TV (If I'm right, correct me if I'm wrong) and from that time, everyone watched TV. The most vulnerable age-groups to media are the small children (yellow guy), the young-adults (red guy) and the elderly (green guy). And that's why they are kidnapped. In this theory Roy represents the media (like television), Roy wants the characters to stay in, he has the power of the characters. That's why he's always watching the characters. If you aren't totally sure about this theory, in episode 5, you can see Roy's products, like the peanutbutter. And in episode 6 you see the red guy, the young-adult, working, he just came from the phone cell. When the red guy is in the pub a shot later he's singing, but they all don't like it and you can see Roy in the crowd. I think he wants to get him back, and that's why he's still watching him. (I'm not sure about that last part) When you see the red guy behind the computer-thingy in the 6th episode, he pulls out the plug, and stops Roy. The next shot you see is the characters in another color. They are in their favorite colors, they said in the first episode.
If you saw the theory of CPGames (DHMIS 1-5 theory), you'll recognise this theory. It's actually the theory of him, but I added things I noticed, and my theory of episode 6.
Edit [Elissia Carter]: [I will not cover the 'Help' videos] In 1955, Father's day fell on the 19th June, thus clarifying that yellow guy is related to Roy, either as his biological son or as a step-son, foster son , ect. The fact that this date remains the same until episode 6 implies that yellow guy is being punished for angering//upsetting Roy (For example, if you didn't buy your parents a mothers'/fathers' day gift, they'd be fairly annoyed - in my opinion, this is similar but on a larger scale) This resonates with me as Roy is the head of an executive company and is ashamed of his son, who is not very clever, as we can decipher from the videos.
In addition, On the 22nd of September 1955 , a new UK television station was unveiled. Independent Television (ITV, nee ITV1) offered a wider selection of programs in contrast to the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) - the most popular television channel 1950-2005. However, with this came extensive advertisements between programs, often leading to criticism (especially now) for misleading viewers and advertising foods//products that could cause harm to health or aid the obesity crisis. The videos extrapolate a conceit that world - renowned media companies do not care for families or children, they'll do anything for money. To me, this is why Roy abuses his son. Because he'll do anything for fame. This links back to the idea of Roy being the head of a production company, one that scouts Red Guy at the bar ( Ep 6 ) and uses complex props ( particularly Ep 5 ) throughout. The use of 'Roy's Oats' and other foodstuffs with 'Roy's' on the label suggest that Roy is the embodiment of massive media companies that abuse small production groups, such as Red guy and co. The videos, in my opinion, are a major conceit for the media and the less-than-satisfactory treatment of independent companies.
Edit: Not to mention that in DHMIS 2, when Tony speeds up the main character's time, almost instantly you can see Duck's skin and feathers peeling away like a decomposing body.
The Kidnapping Theory
If you look very closely, you can see missing signs on trees with them on it and even a picture of them on the side of a milk carton. At the beginning of DHMIS one, it shows a newspaper with the title Stock Markets flying high. On June 19th 1955, stock markets were at a record high, proving that it takes place on that day. That date is also on a picture frame. But something that also happened that day was the Brixton kidnapping, where a man named Williard Roy Lawrence kidnapped his three children, last seen wearing red, green, and yellow. He took them to a fake town and taught them morals and lessons. Sound familiar? So my theory is that Roy kidnapped "Harry" "Manny" and "Robin" and forced them to work on a show to make him money, which the creators have shown a lot of hate towards making money off of entertainment. Edit
-Tamelia Loser (pronounced like Losser)
Anon edit: The Brixton kidnapping was a hoax created in 2016 specifically to resemble DHMIS.
The Love Episode (DHMIS 3) Edit
At the beginning of the episode, we see a WANTED poster of the three main characters (Red/Duck/Yellow guy). What my theory is that they escaped the show and Roy is trying to get them back. But what is so interesting about this was that on the poster is that it says 'Still Missing', July 19th, but on episode 1&2 the calendar says 'July 19th' and they were still at home. Which means something is going on here. Either Roy is controlling the time (Episode 2), or the three are forgetting to change the calendar. Later on in the episode when Yellow guy meets demonic butterfly and crazy yadda happens, he is strapped on a chair. And in the background there is Duck, Red guy (Who should be back on the ground, as he is in the sky in the clouds), The notepad (Episode 1), And the clock man. (Episode 2). And this bit is kinda creepy. Ever since Yellow guy met Malcolm (The king of love), every other episode after that, Yellow guy seems to be in a trauma and Malcolm is seen in every episode, Yellow guy obviously had a trauma and made a mini-Malcolm to worship him.
This isn't specifically for DHMIS 3, but in every episode there seems to be a calendar saying July 19th (Except the last episode) and a colorful hat.
ROY CONTROLLING theory Edit
There are many theories flying around,but I strongly believe.So,let's start.If anyone noticed,Roy was the funder for this whole DHMIS series,he was credited in the credits.My evidence is that in DHMIS 6,Red Guy was seen performing,and(if I remember correctly)the crowd booed.However,there was one person that did not.ROY.So after thinking like mad,I thought about this. Red Guy wanted to start a cartoon series,which is the DHMIS series,but nobody liked it.What if Roy decided to fund Red Guy,as Red Guy thought he needed money to do it and form the series(more on that later)So,Red Guy accepted.However,because Roy wanted fame/money he twisted Red Guy's original concept,adding in violence and all.However,with Red Guy still in the picture,Roy cannot overdo it.Hence,he only got out of hand when Red Guy disappears in DHMIS 5.Some evidences is that in the Healthy Eating episode,we see that Roy sells food products and if I am not wrong,the episode where Roy's name started appearing was also the episode were Red Guy left.His name was. littered everywhere.More specifically,his name is printed on grain based foods.So, with Red Guy(the original show creator)out of the picture,Roy is free to do what he wants to do to the show and it turns into one big grain based food commercial.
In one specific interview,when Roy is asked some questions,he said this:MY SILLY BOY HAS ALLOWED HIS EYES TO GROW ARROGANT AND RUDE,FOR THIS I WILL TAKE HIM ON A TRIP TO PUNISH LAND.Which makes a lot of sense.In DHMIS 1,Yellow Guy is told that his painting was not creative,and so was his favourite colour,showing that Yellow Guy was the victim from the mere start,being strictly judged.In DHMIS 2,the clock yells until Yellow Guy's ears bleed.In DHMIS 3,Yellow Guy was almost seduced into joining a cult and Roy was in the background of the few scenes,in DHMIS 4,if you go frame by frame,you see Yellow Guy's brain exposed,meaning he was brainwashed.In DHMIS,he eats his freaking friend while in DHMIS he drowns in oil,clear evidences of being punished.However,it does not stop there.If you noticed,horses have been appearing a lot in the whole series.Pictures of them, rocking horses and a lot more.It is said in the same interview that Yellow Guy is afraid of horses.He is also allergic to eggs, wasps,crabs,bats,meat,trees,jets,walnuts,stairs and carpets.All of those appeared a lot on-screen too.So,if Roy is indeed the sponser and if Red Guy leaves,it is possible that Roy is using this series to not only benefit from riches,but is also using it to punish Yellow Guy,hence his dialouge in the interview.Prior to his funder position,he is in charge of the props.Hence he is able to put in all of those props to punish Yellow Guy without Red Guy intefering as he is gone.
Now,it is that obvious that the date is always 19 July.There is no specific year mentioned,but in a photo shown, we see the date 19 July 1955.In that specific year,it was Fathers' Day.So,as we see in the series,as long as it is 19 July/Fathers' Day,Yellow Guy has no choice but to suffer Roy's punishments.
This might seem like the end,but trust me,it is NOT.One thing I find weird is the part where Red Guy pulls the plug,and the kitchen scene changes.There are lesser crops than in the first two kitchen scenes,and there is also a door.But it was not there in the first 2 kitchen scenes.SO,I looked at it in a symbolic view.Having a door means being able to escape,run away from danger or being free to go.So,in the first two kitchen scenes,without the door,it could possibly mean that Roy controlled all three of them,and they had no way of escape.Meaning,that thing that held them captive and trapped them,no longer did so.Who controlled them?ROY.Also,the date changed,meaning that it was no longer Fathers' Day,and Roy no longer had a grip over Yellow Guy and possibly his friends.This 2 clues add up.SO,I personally feel that maybe pulling the plug ended Roy's controll on them,ended Roy's curent 'relationship'with them.The plug powered off the machine.To me,the machine was the machine that somewhat allowed to series to run,but on Roy's terms.So,if it was powered off, and Roy no longer funded them,the show no longer ran according to him.So how is it possible that the series is running?
As I mentioned,Red Guy thought he needed money to run the series,hence he turned to Roy.However,in one of the episodes,Red Guy follows the red wires which lead him into a room and his head blows up.His head blowing up means he was shocked.WHY?????Because he saw a somewhat CHEAPER version of the cartoon,and the wire meant that he could freely update it on the web without money.Upon learning that,Red Guy is dumbfounded and decides that he did not need Roy's fundings to run the series.Red Guy finding out about this then leads to Red Guy's decision of pulling the plug.Hence,in DHMIS 6,we see that scene.And with that,this is the ROY THEORY.
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DHMIS is a social commentary on the nature of children's TV past and present.
First there is the commercialization and propagandistic nature of children's TV via sponsors (represented by Roy who may be a farmer).
For example, episode 1 effective states that things are creative only if they are done in a certain way. Episode 3 talks about emotions but effectively states that love is only right when done a certain way. In Episode 4, the red guy looks at the globe to answer his question but the desktop computer effectively takes over and distracts them with shopping and digital style leaving the original question unanswered. Episode 5's message on nutrition goes totally off the rails promoting things that are in the best interest of Roy rather then what is actually good for the viewer.
Episodes 2, 4, and 6 can be viewed as a comment on the overly flashy nature of some children's TV where instead of actually educating them they entertain with vapid songs that really don't teach anything.
Both of these come down to the same issue: the producers are interested in making money...not really educating kids.
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