Pardon me, Losers
As much as the new film crushed my expectations and established a demonic, eldritch monster/gorgeous clown as the love of my life, there was one teeny tiny bit that left me wanting. It was the lack of mention of Pennywises’s human name: Robert Gray, or Bob Gray for short. I sucked it up as unnecessary for the first film, leaving me hopeful for a mention of it in Chapter 2.
That brings me to this afternoon, when I was watching a pirated version of the film (BITE ME), when lo and behold, at precisely the 1:41:15 marker this quick image flashed through the screen as a transition frame:
It’s the bottle that Richie picks up at Neibolt as they prepare to go in for the second time. We all know what happens: He picks it up and smashes it, hoping to use it as a weapon, and ends up shattering it to smithereens. I took a screenshot, cropped it, flipped it and zoomed in:
THERE IT IS!!! The bottle says BOB GRAY’S something something, but that is a beer bottle . Not only was Bob Gray mentioned in the movie, but get this…