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Small Details From 'The Walking Dead' That Prove It's Time For A Rewatch

January 27, 2021 101 votes 14 voters11 items

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While The Walking Dead was making its meteoric climb into pop culture megadom, the show was sneaking a number of small details and references into the background of its episodes. These are the most interesting details from the series that fans have noticed over the years.

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  • 1. 'Welcome To Dufresne County' Is A Reference To 'Shawshank Redemption'

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    From Redditor u/ConsciousWolverine:

    In The Walking Dead 9x01 ("A New Beginning") there is a sign reading "Welcome to Dufresne County," a reference to Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, who developed and executive-produced the show's first season.

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  • 2. Duane Is Named After 'Night Of The Living Dead's' Duane Jones

    From Redditor u/dthains_art:

    In the first episode of The Walking Dead, we’re introduced to Morgan Jones and his son Duane. Duane’s name is an homage to the actor Duane Jones, who played the main character in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968).

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  • 3. Daryl's Growth From Season 1 To Season 3

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  • 4. The Bible Passages On The Church Wall Speak To The Situation

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    From Redditor u/gowronatemyboy7:

    All of the Bible passages on the wall of the church in season 5 are pretty relevant to the current situation.

    The text of each passage reads:

    Romans 6:4

    We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

    Ezekiel 37:7

    So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.

    Matthew 27:52

    and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.

    Revelation 9:6

    During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.

    Luke 24:5

    In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

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