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November 9, 2011 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Funny Pictures

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Aladdin: In one scene, Genie calls Al’s clothes “so 3rd century.” Genie has been trapped in the lamp for 10,000 years, so there’s no way he could know of the fashion trends which have happened since he’s been trapped. Which means the latest Genie could have been trapped in the lamp is the 3rd century. If he spent 10,000 years in there, it is now AT LEAST the year 10,300 AD when he gets out.

Conclusion: Aladdin takes place IN THE FUTURE. A post-apocalyptic world where only Arab culture (and some Greek) survived. It has been so long that the name “Arabia” has been corrupted to “Agrabah.” The Muslim religion has atrophied to the point where there are no mosques, Imams, or prayer mats, but people still give praise to Allah in moments of happiness. Amazing technological marvels left behind by the previous civilization, like sentient flying carpets or genetically engineered parrots which comprehend human speech instead of just mimic it, are taken for granted by the locals or considered “magic.”

The Genie proves this by making impressions of ancient, long-dead celebrities like Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson, etc.

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UPDATE: 
AtomicPlayboy made the realization that the actual earliest date Aladdin could be set in was 11,989 AD. 

If the Genie had been trapped for 10,000 years (evidenced by his lack of knowledge of fashion trends) then how the hell would he know who Jack Nicholson or Groucho Marx were? Clearly he had to have been around at least through the late 1980s, so the film, in fact, would be set in 11,989 AD and not 10,300. Moron.

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  • Jeremy

    It COULD be post-apocalyptic, but what about the references Genie makes in the third film?  Cleopatra?  If Cleopatra was present for Aladdin and Jasmine’s wedding, then it would more likely be set in the 1st century BC.  Plus, Genie could be an “all-knowing” being or what Robin Williams brought to the Genie was supposed to be taken lightly.  Also, you should watch the crossover episode of Disney’s Hercules.  It’s pretty much Hades and Jafar teaming up to destroy Aladdin and Hercules.

    • The second and third films don’t count.