Top 10 Easter eggs in TV and film

If you know, you know. If you don't know, you're about to find out! Let’s kick things off with an old favourite…

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1. The banana pin 🍌

In Season 1, Ross had to part with his beloved pet monkey, Marcel. What viewers didn’t notice in this scene was that Ross was wearing a cute little banana pin on his jacket as a tribute to his favourite pet.

2. The best seat in the house

Ever wondered how the gang always managed to secure the sofa every time in Central Perk? Turns out there’s a little reservation card on the table! We have a feeling Gunther did this to get in Rachel’s good books… 

Currently available on BBC iPlayer

3. Cumberbatch Cameos

We all know that Martin Freeman’s partner portrayed his wife in BBC’s Sherlock, but did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch’s real life parents also played his parents on the show, too?! 🤯

Currently available on Netflix

4. Murder House central 

Was it just us or did the murder house from A.H.S look super familiar? If it did, you probably grew up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because the house was also used back in the 1999 episode ‘Fear Itself’! The real house can be found in Country Club park in Los Angeles and is not actually called murder house (thankfully). Its real name is the Rosenheim Mansion, and it was built way back in 1908😱We wouldn’t be surprised if it was actually haunted, though👻

Currently available via Channel 4

5. The Movie… nope, not that one.

Did you know there’s a hidden movie within the actual episodes of The Simpsons? Each clip featuring the character McBain can be mashed together to form a mini movie! Check it out below, and next time you watch the show, see if you can spot a scene!

Currently available on Netflix

6. Trouser Trivia

Remember in the pilot episode of Breaking Bad when Walter loses his trousers? Yep, you know what we’re talking about. But do you remember seeing those same trousers reappear in season 5? Take a look!

Currently available on BBC iPlayer

7. That scene in Camberwick Green

This one is a flashback within a flashback – we call it flash-ception! Judge us if you must, but if you haven’t binge-watched all of Life on Mars on BBC iPlayer, what are you playing at?! If on the other hand you know the 2006 Drama like the back of your hand, you’ll likely remember the episode where Sam Tyler is in one of his ‘dream states’ and sees himself as a character from Camberwick Green, the 1966 animated series that also broadcasted on BBC1!

Currently available on BBC iPlayer

8. Inside No. 9

If you managed to catch Dracula on BBC earlier this year, you may recall seeing Dracula (Claes Bang) and Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells) playing chess inside a giant number nine. The sick Agatha also resides in cabin number nine throughout the majority of episode two. But what does it all mean? Turns out that the writer of the show Mark Gatiss wanted to pay tribute to BBC’s show Inside No. 9, where every story takes place inside a house, a room or a cabin with the number 9 written on it.

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9. Catch Me If You Can 🛫

You know the infamous story of Frank Abagnale, the masterful con-man and check-forger? Well when Steven Spielberg’s movie was filming, Frank, the real Frank, appeared beside DiCaprio in a cameo role, arresting him!

10. The Departed

This action-packed crime thriller also starring Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson has a slightly sinister hidden message. It turns out right before every murder scene in the film an X shape appears somewhere in the frame.