Hidden Easter Eggs In 'The Walking Dead'
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. But if you're caught up and getting antsy waiting for more, you can also find other shows like The Walking Dead to watch.
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!
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Beth Finds Lucille
After the fall of the prison during Season 4 of The Walking Dead, the group finds themselves scattered throughout the backwoods of Georgia. Alone and desperate, Beth Greene comes across a pile of corpses in a clearing and one of the bodies has a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire next to it.
There's no doubting it, this is a reference to the comic book villain Negan, who uses the exact same weapon and affectionately refers to it as "Lucille."
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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.
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The Governor as a PirateBecause you can't have an eye patch without some joke about pirates being made. During Season 4 when Tara and her family unknowingly take in The Governor, he wakes up on a pillow that has a parrot strategically placed on his shoulder. A sense of humor is clearly essential during the zombie apocalypse.
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Daryl Dixon And Jesse Pinkman Knew Each Other?During The Walking Dead's fourth season, Daryl Dixon mentions that his brother Merle used to buy drugs from a scrawny, white, drug dealer with an affinity for the word "bitch." It's never explicitly stated as Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman, but the shoe certainly fits.
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Morgan Was Never FarAlthough Morgan didn't make it to Alexandria until the final moments of The Walking Dead's fifth season, his arrival in the community was most certainly hinted at. One of the streets that Rick Grimes patrolled during his short tenure as town constable was called "Morgan," and was frequently featured in the background.
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The Whisperers?Photo: The Walking DeadWhen Rick and Morgan are first reunited during the "Clear" episode, Morgan (who finds himself on the brink of insanity) tells Rick that he sees people wearing dead men's faces. This seems is a reference to and a potential set up for The Whisperers, who are a group of men who quite literally wear the faces of dead men as a means of tricking walkers.