Five Nights At Freddy’s Features The YouTuber Cameo Everyone Was Hoping For

Five Nights at Freddy’s has finally released in cinemas, and is unsurprisingly full to the brim with lore drops, intricate plot details, and YouTuber cameos from people who helped the series grow back when it first launched. Markiplier is arguably the biggest contributer to the Five Nights at Freddy’s fever, but he couldn’t appear in the show despite being asked due to scheduling conflicts. Thankfully, the movie creators did sort out a cameo for another big FNAF YouTuber, and if you’re currently dodging spoilers, here’s your opportunity to duck out.


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Part way into the film, we see a family sat down at a diner, waiting for a server to come and take their order. They’re quickly seen as this diner clearly has excellent customer service, as none other than game theorist MatPat enters the scene out of the blue to hand them some menus. It’s a fairly standard interaction, right up until he claims that lunch is the most important meal of the day and that the idea that it’s actually breakfast is “just a theory”.

If you’re a Five Nights at Freddy’s fan and you don’t know who MatPat is, you’ve either been diligently avoiding YouTube or you’re 12 years old. He’s arguably one of the biggest Five Nights at Freddy’s YouTubers next to Markiplier, who started up the channel The Game Theorists before selling it last year, and is infamous for coming up with incredibly wild plot theories in an attempt to piece together the game’s surprisingly in-depth and intricate lore.

Fun Fact: MatPat’s first ever Five Nights at Freddy’s video released nine years ago this month, which really makes you dread the unstoppable march of time.

He’s also very famous for the channel’s closing statement “but that’s just a theory, a game theory”, which has become somewhat of a meme over the years that the channel has been running. That’s why if you hear rapturous applause and huge gasps over a seemingly innocuous line when you go see it at the cinema, it’s because fans can’t believe the Five Nights at Freddy’s team actually referenced the line like everyone wanted them to.

MatPat is even hiding another little reference himself. If you’re a Game Theory veteran, you may notice that MatPat’s character has a Ness name badge, which fans think is a cheeky reference to one of the creator’s more infamous videos in which he claimed Ness from Earthbound and Sans from Undertale is actually the same character.

Unfortunately, no amount of in-jokes and MatPat cameos could have prevented the drubbing that the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie got from critics, as it released to some pretty dismal reviews, landing it a “Certifed Rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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