15 Easter Eggs in Films and TV Series That Most of Viewers Missed

2022 has been quite a year for both our TV screen and the silver screen. With many TV shows and movies simultaneously taking the world by storm - the gallery of TikTok videos spawned from them is enough of a testament to prove how popular these media are.
And access to these amazing shows and movies is becoming easier than ever, thanks to popular streaming platforms like Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime. These platforms allow you to watch your favorite TV shows and movies anywhere, which makes rewatching any show easier than ever!
During these rewatches, people with super keen eyes start to notice things. Small details are planted in the movies that foreshadow certain plot points in the movie or refer to real life or another franchise.
And these details, aka Easter Eggs, bring joy to any fan of a movie. So, let’s see if you catch the Easter Eggs in these 2022’s super hits.

#1 The Batman

Source: © The Batman / Warner Bros. and co-producers

Selina Kyle frequently uses endearing pet names. However, her terminology varies depending on her mood toward the person to whom she is speaking. When she does not trust someone, she refers to them as "honey." But when it comes to those she truly cares about, she says "baby" instead.

#2 Scream

Source: © Scream 2 / Dimension Films and co-producers© Scream / Lantern Entertainment and co-producers 

"Come and get me," Sam says over the phone to Ghostface. To which he responds, "With joy!" and then emerges behind her and strikes her. For those who see the film Scream 2, the villain's arrival came as no surprise. After all, that Ghostface said the same thing to Sydney over the phone before springing out of nowhere.

#3 Everything Everywhere All at Once

Source: © Everything Everywhere All at Once / A24 and co-producers

Evelyn, played by Michelle Yeoh, becomes a movie star in one of the multi-worlds, and viewers are given a montage of footage from Evelyn's life. However, much of this montage includes real-life videos of Michelle Yeoh attending award ceremonies.

#4 The White Lotus

Source: © The White Lotus / Rip Cord Productions and co-producers

Tanya wears a flowery outfit at the Season 2 finale. The same outfit can be seen in Episode 3 on a mannequin portraying Michael Corleone's wife in a famous scene from The Godfather, foreshadowing Tanya's tragic fate.

#5 House of the Dragon

Source: © House of the Dragon / HBO and co-producers© Game of Thrones / HBO and co-producers

Viserys begs his daughter to keep the secret of the Targaryen prophecy with the words “Promise me this, Rhaenyra. Promise me.” This seemingly familiar line comes from a Game of Thrones episode in which Lyanna Stark asks Ned to protect her son Jon Snow.

#6 Wednesday

Source: © Wednesday / MGM Television and co-producers

At the beginning of the series, Wednesday manages to unravel the riddle to the school’s secret society - the Nightshade. It’s “snap twice.” This refers to its parent series, The Addams Family, and the iconic opening sequence, where the characters in the series snap their fingers twice while looking directly at the audience.

#7 Thor: Love and Thunder

Source: © Enola Holmes / Netflix and co-producers

Jane and Thor disagree on how long they haven't seen each other. Thor knows they've been away for eight years, seven months, and six days, although Jane believes it's been three or four years. Perhaps this alludes to Thanos' snap that dusted Jane for five years.

#8 Elvis

Source: © Elvis / Warner Bros. and co-producers

When the main character goes to meet his mother, he notices an actual photo of newborn Elvis in the frame. The same image was used as the album cover.

#9 Hocus Pocus 2

Source: © Hocus Pocus 2 / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers

At one moment, Mary describes an automobile as a "very little bus." This misidentification refers to a scene in the first film in which the sisters use the first modern vehicle - a bus.

#10 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Source: © The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers

Bronwyn tells her son Theo in Episode 6: “Find the light and the shadow will not find you.” At the end of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Samwise Gamgee delivers a similar speech.

#11 Enola Holmes

Source: © Enola Holmes / Netflix and co-producers

The clothes Enola's mother wears at the end of the film are adorned with pansies, which represent affection and sympathy for another person's grief, in the language of flowers. This represents Enola's mother's sentiments toward her daughter.

#12 Downton Abbey: A New Era

Source: © Downton Abbey: A New Era / Universal Pictures and co-producers

Lady Bagshaw and Mr. Carson get mistaken for a married couple. In real life, the actors playing these characters have been married since 1983.

#13 Three Thousand Years of Longing

Source: © Three Thousand Years of Longing / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and co-producers

The number three appears or is discussed frequently throughout the film. Not only is the number in the title and the genie's three wishes, but also in other instances. For example, she sleeps in room 333 at the hotel and has seat 33C on the plane. A cloud in the shape of the number 3 can be seen in the sky at the end of the film.

#14 The Lost City

Source: © The Lost City / Paramount Pictures and co-producers

The title of the protagonist's book tour is called Romancing the Page. This is a reference to the film Romancing the Stone, which The Lost City is loosely based on.

#15 Marry Me

Source: © Marry Me / Universal Pictures and co-producers

Kat's helper presents her costly jewelry in a red box in one episode. When Kat goes for it, the assistant pretends to slam the box shut, causing Kat to startle and chuckle. This is a reference to a well-known and similar scene from Pretty Woman.
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