It takes a keen-eyed fan and certified cinephile to delve into the subtleties of not just one beloved classic, but two. Shawn Robare was a child of the 80s and runs brandedinthe80s.com, a site that catalogs the best and worst that the decade had to offer in regards to pop-culture and film. (He even keeps an updated DVD list of popular and obscure 80s cartoons that are currently for sale in the United States!)
On the morning of November 2nd, 2017, Robare had a revelation: he discovered details within two Steven Spielberg films that seem too coincidental. In a few side-by-side photos, one can see that Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) from Jurassic Park wears several outfits that resemble the ones worn by the cast of The Goonies.
Needless to say, Twitter users were abuzz with questions and reached out to Knight to see if it was his idea or the director’s. One can imagine Knight withholding information as he sends the curious public his character’s avatar, wagging his finger saying, “Ah Ah Ah! You didn’t say the magic word!”