The Walking Dead has taken a gruesome horror monster and brought it to the mainstream. Despite all the blood, gore, and downright nasty business that constantly rears its head on AMC’s The Walking Dead, audiences continually tune in week after week to see what sort of new tragedy will befall Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and the rest of the Alexandria community.
Beyond the show’s amazing production values and gripping storytelling, the producers also have a knack for sneaking in Easter eggs whenever possible. Whether it’s a reference to another zombie film, another AMC series, or even a reference to The Walking Dead itself, it often feel as though each episode of the landmark series features a hidden secret, symbol, or Easter egg that will drive zombie nerds wild. It’s this sort of attention to minutiae that constantly reminds us that the people who make The Walking Dead are are fans, first and foremost, just like the millions who tune in every week.What’s your favorite Easter egg to every pop up on The Walking Dead? Check out this list and vote up your favorites!
The Titles Are Decaying
Much like the walkers themselves, each season the title card for The Walking Dead decomposes a little bit to illustrate the passage of time. From the cloudy grey block letters of Season 1, the titles have slowly become more greenish yellow and chipped with each passing season. Fun fact: the title card for sister series Fear the Walking Dead has the cleanest title card because it chronologically takes place earliest.
Andrew Lincoln's British Accent on the Radio
Tyreese had arguably one of the most somber and heartwrenching deaths of the whole series. As he slowly succumbs from blood loss in the back of a car, he hallucinates a British voice over the car radio reporting on atrocities occurring throughout the world. This voice belongs to none other than real life Brit Andrew Lincoln, who stars in the series as Rick Grimes.
Heisenberg's Blue Meth
When a nasty cut on T-Dog's arm gets infected during Season 2 of The Walking Dead, Daryl reveals that he practically has a pharmacy of narcotics stored in a bag on his motorcycle. Astute AMC audiences noticed that the bag contained Walter White's iconic blue meth from the hit series Breaking Bad. Now if only we could get a prequel showing how Merle and Daryl met Heisenberg...
The Cherokee Rose
After being ambushed while leading walkers away from Alexandria during Season 6, Daryl finds himself trekking alone through the woods when he comes across a walker covered in vegetation. Growing out of its back is a Cherokee Rose, the very same flower he gave to Carol after Sophia's disappearance during Season 2.