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Share a pint with Pennywise in this freaky re-cut of the Cheers opening credits

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There’s nothing like an uplifting theme song of a beloved ‘80s sitcom to make your day. Cheers has one, and its accompanying visuals soothe the soul with a slew of old-timey pictures. Oh, you know who also loves worming his way into old-timey photos? Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Internet comedy guru Jesse McLaren, a late night television writer, decided to spice up the show’s iconic opening by slipping the malevolent clown into just about every frame. Nobody tell Mike Hanlon.

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Since the shapeshifting creature is more or less timeless, having hibernated for decades at a time to then feed off the fear of children, appearing in retro photos is in canon for the terrifying clown-thing—fans of either movies will recall the photo albums ruined by its presence. But, hey, at least they never had to see the baby, Chucky-like version of Pennywise, which pops up about 15 seconds in and is certainly the last thing you’d like to meet in a dark sewer. Or, hell, even at the circus. Anyways, we’ll be over here thinking of Sam and Norm getting devoured like a bowl of unshelled peanuts.

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Alani Vargas

Alani Vargas is an entertainment writer and A.V. Club contributor. Her work also appears on Showbiz Cheat Sheet, INSIDER, Bustle, Refinery29, and Elite Daily.