To mark the upcoming bank holiday weekend, digital marketing agency, Enjoy Digital has had it’s very own ‘Easter egg’ hunt across pop culture, looking for hidden gems in film, TV, video games and music.
From Pixar classics to Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, how many of these did you spot?
1.Pixar’s plethora of ‘Easter eggs’
Pixar films are absolutely jam-packed with ‘Easter eggs’. Monster’s Inc. has Nemo and Jessie toys and even Rex makes a cameo in the outtakes. The iconic Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story is in every other Pixar film except The Incredibles. It’s a great excuse to watch them over again!
2.Walt’s personality problems
Arguably one of the cleverest, most compelling dramas from the last 10 years, Breaking Bad features loads of ‘Easter eggs’. One that develops and weaves its way through the series is related to Walt’s victims. Each time someone dies because of Walt, he adopts one of their traits. So, for instance, when Walt kills Crazy 8, he starts cutting the crusts off his sandwiches. When he leaves Mike to die, he starts to drink his scotch with ice. He may be a cold-blooded psycho but at least he remembers his victims.
3.Ozzy Osbourne’s ultimate insult
Known for his outlandish behaviour and rock and roll lifestyle, Ozzy Osbourne hid a bizarre ‘Easter egg’ in his song ‘Bloodbath Paradise’. The first four seconds sound like garbled, satanic noise but when played backwards what you’ll actually hear is ‘your mother sells whelks by the hull’. I can only imagine the look on the face of the person who discovered this.
4.Lost your internet connection?
We’re all familiar with the sight, a lost internet connection in Chrome prompts a dinosaur to pop up on your screen decrying ‘there is no internet connection’. While the dinosaur might look quirky and nonsensical, if you press the spacebar an infinite runner game appears in which you have to make the dinosaur hop over cacti and birds. A neat way to entertain yourself while you wait for the internet to come reconnect.
5.Wholesome family fun in Apocalypto
Apocalypto is Mel Gibson’s dark, epic story about the end of the Mayan civilisation. So naturally it would contain a reference to Where’s Wally. At one point, while fleeing enemies, the main protagonist finds himself in a mass grave. It’s at this point that Wally flashes up in a “blink-and-you’ll-miss-him way”. Make of that what you will!
For more of the greatest ‘Easter eggs’ ever hidden, go to: www.enjoy-digital.co.uk/blog/10-of-the-greatest-easter-eggs-ever-hidden