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Hidden Easter Eggs in The Walking Dead 

Conner Schwerdtfeger
Updated May 6, 2020 33.9k votes 5.6k voters 2.2M views 34 items

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
Beth Finds Lucille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hidden Easter Eggs in The Walking Dead
Photo: AMC

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
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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 Titles Are Decaying
The Titles Are Decaying ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hidden Easter Eggs in The Walking Dead
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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.

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The Governor as a Pirate
The Governor as a Pirate... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hidden Easter Eggs in The Walking Dead
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Because 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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