Great Job, Internet!: Sinbad created a fake version of that ’90s genie movie people always think he was in
For the last year or so, passionate arguments have been breaking out on the internet over the most important of topics.Things like politics. Healthcare. Whether Sinbad was ever in a movie where he played a genie. That last one has been a frequent point of contention on places like reddit, where people have loudly argued that the prolific stand-up and actor was in a non-existent movie called Shazaam in the early ‘90s.
The Shazaam Question has gotten to the point where there’s now a Snopes article dedicated to it, refuting the idea that the comedian ever played a djinn or other magical, wish-granting creature in a VHS feature film. (The assumption is that people are conflating Sinbad’s genie-adjacent stage name with Shaquille O’Neal’s rapping genie movie Kazaam.)
Refuted, that is, until now, because College Humor just posted a new video purporting to be footage from …