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Small Details In 'Men in Black' That Fans Noticed

June 9, 2021 194 votes 18 voters20 items

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While there may be three sequels and plenty of spin-offs, the original Men in Black film is arguably the best in the franchise. The film is, without a doubt, a classic, and fans have gone to Reddit to point out several MiB details many viewers may have missed. 

Men in Black may be over 20 years old, but people are still finding new Men in Black movie details they never even realized were there.

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    That Skin's Not Looking Too Good, Buddy

    From Redditor u/Forest-Temple:

    In Men in Black, the Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.

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    Gotta Save The Roaches

    From Redditor u/FrankRosenthal:

    In Men in Black (1997), the American Humane Society made sure no animals were hurt during filming, including cockroaches. Will Smith was actually crushing mustard packets. At the end of the day, they had to count all the roaches and make sure none were missing.

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    'Fresh Prince' Reference

    From Redditor u/jacktheknife1180:

    In Men in Black, J (Will Smith) mentions that his 3rd grade teacher was an alien. When they pull her up on the screen, her location is set to Philadelphia where J apparently grew up. This is a reference to Will Smith in the Fresh Prince being “born and raised” in Philadelphia.

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    Wait, Are You Saying Aliens Exist?

    From Redditor u/Tokyono:

    In the end credits of Men in Black (1999), the disclaimer says that no “animals and aliens” were mistreated during filming.

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