An easter egg is a hidden object or idea in film and television that is just for the hardcore or more observant viewers. Here are some of the most secret and popular easter eggs of all time!
In The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne drives a Lamborghini Murcielago.
Murcielago is the Spanish word for bat.
He was driving a batmobile the whole time.
In Watchmen (the graphic novel), Ozymandias says on his bad guy monologue "I'm not some movie villain." In Watchmen (the movie), he says "I'm not some comic book villain."
Memento DVD. There's an Easter Egg in one of the menus where if you click on it, movie will play in chronological order. It changes the film quite a bit.
There's a Starbucks cup visible in every single scene of Fight Club.
In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Jango Fett hits his head while entering his ship.
This is a direct reference to the storm trooper who accidentally hits his head on a door in the original Star Wars film.
The storm troopers are supposed to be clones of Jango Fett, and was a cool in movie explanation for something that would otherwise be a blooper.
It's a blink it and miss it shot, I only noticed it because George Lucas mentioned it in the DVD commentary.
There is a person called Neil Cicierega and he has made 3 mash up albums, Mouth Sounds, Mouth Silence and Mouth Moods. Mouth Sounds is mostly mash ups of songs with All Star by Smash Mouth. And when he released Mouth Silence everyone thought there wasn't any All Star in the album, but we were wrong. If you took all the songs, made into one track and speed it up like 1000 times then you can hear All Star, and that is the only way you can hear All Star in the album. It's brilliant.
On Nick Fury's (Samuel Jackson) grave in Captain America Winter Soldier it has a Bible quote Ezekiel 25:17 '' the path of the righteous man'' which for those who have been living under a rock is a famous quote and one of the more popular scenes in the film Pulp Fiction that Jules (Samuel Jackson) made before killing somebody.
So in a more recent film Kong : Skull island, John C Reilly's character is wearing a "good for your health" jacket which is an obvious nod to his Steve Brule character. I chuckled, anyway.
Because Citizen Kane was filmed on a studio lot, scenes set in fancy buildings had footage of nature projected onto the windows to make it look like they were in exotic locales. The nature footage selected was from King Kong, another movie the studio owned. As a result, if you look really closely, there are pterodactyls flying around in Citizen Kane.
R2D2 and C3PO appearing as hieroglyphics in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In Fight Club where Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are in the public bus, and they are mocking the advertisement with the topless man in it.
The topless man was actually Brad Pitt himself.
The pizza planet truck is in almost every Disney Pixar movie.
My favorite has to be in Jurassic Park when they're getting on the helicopter to fly to Isla Nublar. Grant goes to buckle his seatbelt and realizes he has two 'female' ends instead of a 'male' and 'female', so he improvises and ties the two ends together to strap himself in. One of the major plot points in the film is that we eventually learn that the all-female dinosaurs are able to change their sex and reproduce. Seemed like such a silly, out-of-place gag at first, but it was actually really clever.
Iron Man 2 had a few good ones. My favourite was at the beginning when they introduce Rhodey, played by a different actor (Don Cheadle) to the first movie (Terrence Howard), and he says something like "It's me, and I'm here, so get over it and move on." He said it to Tony, but the line was obviously directed at the audience, telling them to deal with the change.
Michael Jai White who plays Spawn in the 1997 movie, and Gambol in The Dark Knight.
As Spawn he becomes agitated with Clown, played by John Leguizamo, and yells "ENOUGH from the clown!"
As Gambol in The Dark Knight when the Joker comes in and proposes he man-up and kill Batman, Gambol slams the table and yells "ENOUGH from the clown!"
In Back to the Future the doc and Marty are at a parking lot of a mall called Twin Pines Mall. When Marty escapes the terrorists by going to the past of that parking lot, he runs over one of two small pine trees there.
When he returns from the past the sign at the mall reveals the name of the mall is now Lone Pine Mall.
The oranges in Godfather: As in, whenever they are around, someone is about to get whacked (even when Tony Soprano gets some orange juice in one episode of Sopranos, there is an attempt on his life).
I think it has been stated that this was a tribute to "A Clockwork Orange". But I always held out hope that it was a nod to how the Italian Mafia began, as protection for orchards back in Sicily. But this is probably overplaying the importance of that protection and the role of the orchards of the time.
Tarantino's universe, and how most movies relate in some way or another, e.g. Lee Donowitz from True Romance being the son of Sgt. Donowitz from Inglorious Basterds.
It's not my favorite, but a pretty recent one was in a new Superman movie during the final fight. I'm sure many of you noticed it too. Superman is thrown/punched into a construction site and hits a "Days since last accident" sign knocking off all of the numbers except 0.
I thought it was pretty cute and not too obnoxious, even if it was a little out of place.
Anchorman. A sign outside a restaurant that says "escupimos en su alimento", which means "we spit in your food".
WARNING: If you are reading this, then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second of your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty you can't honestly think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed by authority that you give respect and credence to all who demand it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job, start a fight, prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity, you will become a statistic. You have been warned. -- Tyler"
Not sure if this is really an "egg", but in Shawn of the Dead the character Ed explains the whole plot of the movie while he tells Shawn what they are going to do to get over his GF dumping him.
In Django Unchained, the man in the bar that is talking to Django and Schultz and saying something like "Django? I know" in response to Django saying his name - is Franco Nero, the original Django from -66.
Sort of like how Bo Svensson - from The Inglorious Bastards - was in Tarantino's The Inglorius Basterds.
Rock: Jack is out with Liz Lemon and her family. Her father, Dick Lemon, offers to pay and Jack tries to take the bill. Dick says, "It's on me. Wouldn't be a Lemon party without old Dick."
I almost choked on my soda.
This is more of a cameo, but I still find it fits the criteria of an Easter Egg. In a scene from the the movie "Maverick" starring Mel Gibson, Maverick is in a bank when it gets robbed, and the lead robber is using a bandana to cover his face, when Mel seems to recognize the robber and pulls down the bandana, revealing that it's Danny Glover. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover played partners in Lethal Weapon. I got so excited and was like "YEEEAH" when I realized it. The best part is at the end of the scene, Danny says "I'm getting too old for this s--t." Classic Lethal Weapon Line.
Every episode of Futurama has one joke that the writers write intentionally so that less that 1% of the audience actually get the joke.
In "Dumb and Dumber", had Lloyd ever gotten together with Mary, her full name might have been Mary Christmas.
When George Takei has his first appearance in the TV show Heroes as Hiro Nakamura's father, we get a short glimpse at the licence plate of his limousine: NCC-1701
Saving Private Ryan, those "Not German" Germans weren't actually German.