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20 Interesting “Easter Eggs” in Famous Movies and TV Shows That Went Unnoticed

16. A restaurant in Anchorman (2004) is called “Escupimos en su Alimento”, which literally means “We spit in your food” in Spanish.

escupimos en su alimento
Image credit: Dreamworks, LLC.

In the movie, the Mexican restaurant “Escupimos en su Alimento” was visited by one of the characters, Veronica, played by Christina Applegate. It wasn’t the only funny thing about the movie. The movie’s full name Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was inspired by the title of a porn documentary called Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy.(1, 2)

17. There is a poster of Batman Vs. Superman movie in I Am Legend (2007).

Batman vs Superman
Image credit: Warner Bros.

In a scene set in the Times Square, Will Smith’s character Robert Neville is seen walking past a billboard which has a huge poster of Batman Vs. Superman movie long before it was ever even made. When asked about the presence of the poster, director Francis Lawrence replied that the writer of I Am Legend, Akiva Goldsman, wrote an early draft with the two superheroes, though the idea was discarded, and the script never saw the light. Later, as we know, Christopher Nolan started his Batman trilogy which was followed by Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie in 2016.(source)

18. In the episode “Bad news” of How I Met Your Mother, Marshall’s dad has a heart attack in the end, and throughout the episode, there’s a hidden countdown to the time it would happen.

Throughout the episode, numbers appearing on ordinary objects counting down from 50 to 1 can be seen, with the “bad news” eventually being revealed after “1”. During the final scene, a parking meter can also be seen in the background displaying a red ‘expired’ state. The idea of counting down towards the bad news in the background was taken from the 1988 movie Drowning by Numbers in which numbers from 1 to 100 appear or are spoken by the characters.(source)

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19. During the subway fight scene in The Matrix, just before Mr. Smith is run down by a train, you can clearly see the Hewlett Packard logo on the wall behind him.

HP logo in Matrix
Image credit: Warner Bros.

The Matrix is about machines that put the oblivious humans and the ones who were against The Matrix in a virtual world while they use them as batteries. Therefore, filming it required a lot of computing power. In one of the scenes, in which Neo finally confronts Agent Smith at a subway station and defeats him just before he jumps onto the platform leaving the Agent on the tracks to be hit by a train, there were a partly green screen including the wall behind Hugo Weaving and the HP logo poster on it.(source)

20. The dead pool chalkboard at Sister Margaret’s is loaded with celebrity references. Even Deadpool the stars Ryan Reynold and TJ Miller are on the board along with the original artist for the comics, Rob Liefeld.

Names on the Deadpool board
Image credit: 20th Century Fox

The names on the chalkboard include those of formerly troubled child stars like Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus, and Shia LaBeouf. There are also other stars such as Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen, Kayne West, Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, Lil Wayne, Ozzy Osbourne, Judd Nelson, and even politician Vladimir Putin. The only two people in the movie who didn’t select real-life celebrities were Weasel who bets on Wade Wilson while Wade bets on a fellow assassin named J. Boothe.(source)

Also see: 24 little-known facts about “The Matrix” that you definitely didn’t know

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