edit: The 6th episode is out now and I’ve added it to the bottom of this page… but now I’m wondering if it’s a two-parter. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.
In the opening scene of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared we see a calendar prominently displayed over the three main characters. It says June 19th. Throughout episodes one through five, the astute observer can spot the some variation of 6/19 appears dozens of times… once even on a “still missing” poster which shows all 3 of the main characters. So, fans are asking what “happens on June 19th in Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared-land”?
DHMIS is an online video series that features 3 colorful puppets. The characters are all unnamed and little is given about their backstory. In fact, the show comes across mostly as just a dark parody of popular kids shows like Sesame Street and Blues Clues, but there’s definitely something going on under the surface.
If you haven’t watched the shows yet, I’ve embedded them all at the bottom of this post, but if you are just wanting to watch one and see if you like it or not, I highly recommend watching episode 4… the episode about computers. It’s glitch, it’s silly, and it gives many clues as to what’s happening below.
So what is the significance of June 19th? We don’t know yet! Many fans believe that June 19th, 2016 is when the final episode of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is released, but as of this writing (9pm PST, June 18th) the final episode is not yet out. It seems so perfect though since many of the fan theories involve the crew being kidnapped and June 19th being fathers day… in America, but this show is British, so it’s likely the Father’s Day timing was just a coincidence. This episode is believed to be a year late too, and June 19th wasn’t father’s day anywhere in 2015.
Like many other fans, Christine and I will wake up early tomorrow and check and see if the new episode is online. If so, what will we learn from it? Is Roy, the larger yellow puppet, one of the puppet’s dad? Is he the media? My theory is that Roy is just an older version of the yellow guy. I believe the yellow guy was either kidnapped as a kid (or is developmentally disabled) and hasn’t mentally aged much beyond a 6 year old. The numbers 6, 19, and 55 (which is often shown with the first two numbers) are the ages of the main characters. The yellow kid might represent a 6 year old, but I think he’s all grown up now and imagines himself still as a young boy. The entire show, I believe, is just a part of his imagination. So it’s what a show would sound like, if it were written by a 6 year old. (ie “Bland foods are good for you”)
No matter what you think of my theory, you need to be watching Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared yourself. So I’ve embedded all the episodes below (or watch my playlist here), along with some popular fan theory videos. Let’s hope episode 6th comes out tomorrow, 06/19/2016.