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The American Horror Stories Episode 2 Scene Fans Thought Made No Sense

After nine seasons, "American Horror Story" fans have accepted the fact that sometimes, the show just isn't going to make sense. From confusion over the rules of the supernatural characters to plot holes that never get resolved, the FX series has a reputation for doing so much that the overall theme of any given season becomes muddled.

The show's new spinoff, "American Horror Stories," consists of one-off episodes "delving into horror myths, legends and lore," according to a tweet from producer Ryan Murphy. The pint-sized stories challenge the winding season-long plots by condensing an entire story into single episodes. During the series premiere, though, fans noticed some nonsensical AHS lore that made its way back into the Murder House.

The two-part story returned to Season 1's haunted house, reviving long-dead ghosts and stirring up unanswered questions about the universe. What part of "Rubber (Wo)man: Part Two" confused fans? It's a real oinker.

This little piggy went to the Murder House

On the r/AmericanHorrorStories subreddit, u/hypodermicsally started a live episode discussion thread for fans to have real-time conversations about the series premiere. Fans noted the bountiful Easter eggs but questioned the inclusion of one character.

"How is piggy man even a ghost at the house?" asked u/sleepynatural. "That literally doesn't make any sense... like canonically it really doesn't." Piggy Man, an urban legend first introduced in "Murder House," was the hallucination of Dr. Ben Harmon's (Dylan McDermott) patient, Derrick (Eric Stonestreet).

Fans debated whether or not Michael's (Matt Bomer) hallucination of the creepy character was a nod to "Roanoke," but couldn't understand why he was portrayed as a ghost trapped in the house. Derrick died in his own home, so he's not a Murder House resident being haunted by the Piggy Man. And the Piggy Man's origins are in Chicago, not Los Angeles.

"I don't think ghosts have even been able to project hallucinations like that," the Redditor said in a comment. "It's just sloppy writing." That almost sounds appropriate for a pig.