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03.06.2015
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These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the  Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the eggs were never found and actually appeared in frames of the movie! So if you're obsessed with finding hidden messages, jokes, and ways to make you look smart in front of your friends, check out these Easter eggs!

Understandably some of these have been around for a while, but some may be new to other readers; there’s no expiration date on sharing so enjoy and have fun!

**POSSIBLE SPOILERS**

THE SOCIAL NETWORK - Don't talk about it

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One of David Fincher's greatest surprises came in the form of a movie about Facebook, who would have guessed? In the film, the director provides a nod to his past work in a slight, albeit awesome, way. Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) creates a fake Facebook page to cheat on an art assignment. The fake name he uses is Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt's character from Fincher's FIGHT CLUB.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS - Welcome home, Gertie

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It's one of the less subtle eggs out there, but because I had never seen this movie until a month or so ago, it was new for me and actually pretty awesome. At some point during McG's CHARLIE'S ANGELS Drew Barrymore becomes naked and lands in someone’s yard. I bet you're wishing you finished watching it on cable now!

Director McG chose the yard on Lonzo Street in Tujunga, California because it's the same yard where Elliott first met E.T. in 1982's E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. Barrymore played Elliott’s five-year-old sister, Gertie in the film and now 18 years later she’s returned. There is also the E.T. poster in clear view and what looks like an E.T. doll on the TV. The kids seem to be pigging out on a bowl of Reese's Pieces, a sleepover favorite apparently.

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB - I bet he's the smart one

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A sweet little egg that makes all kinds of sense moments later occurs when Anthony Michael Hall is being dropped off at the beginning of John Hughes' THE BREAKFAST CLUB. He's referred to as "The Brain" later on, so it's no surprise that his license plate reads EMC2, also known as Einstein’s theory of relativity (E=MC2).

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK - Shakespeare, meet Schwarzenegger

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Try and wrap your head around this one. In this Steven Spielberg directed sequel we are given two fake movie posters inside a Blockbuster (remember those?). One poster is for a Robin Williams version of "Jack and the Beanstalk", which could be a strange sequel to the Williams movie JACK released a year before, and a Schwarzenegger version of "William Shakespeare’s King Lear". The King Lear movie is a little more obscure given that it references a lyric from the brilliant Spielberg-produced cartoon Animaniacs! The song had this gem of a lyric: "But ‘Paramount hurts and they’re losing their shirts’ means Schwarzenegger’s doing King Lear."

One of the most relevant songs about Hollywood, there are so many truths in here:

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1:49AM on 03/07/2015
Never knew about The Social Network Tyler Durden easter egg, that one is actually cool.
Never knew about The Social Network Tyler Durden easter egg, that one is actually cool.
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3:36PM on 03/06/2015

More BREAKFAST CLUB Easter Eggs:

- Carl the Janitor (John Kapelos' character) is shown as a former Man of the Year on a school plaque.
- Andrew's car license plate reads OHIOST (for Ohio State).
- John Hughes gave himself a cameo as Brian's dad at the end of the film.
- Carl the Janitor (John Kapelos' character) is shown as a former Man of the Year on a school plaque.
- Andrew's car license plate reads OHIOST (for Ohio State).
- John Hughes gave himself a cameo as Brian's dad at the end of the film.
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12:09PM on 03/06/2015

Wow...

I have watched "The Social Network" a dozen times and never seen that egg. That is an incredible find!
I have watched "The Social Network" a dozen times and never seen that egg. That is an incredible find!
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12:06PM on 03/06/2015

Reguarding the song

As great as it would be to see Arnold tackle Shakespear I think Id rather see Oliver Stone's Home Alone than anything else.
As great as it would be to see Arnold tackle Shakespear I think Id rather see Oliver Stone's Home Alone than anything else.
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2:02PM on 03/07/2015
Hahaha... Great one...
But you CAN see Arnold doing Shakespeare: just watch again The Last Action Hero...
Hahaha... Great one...
But you CAN see Arnold doing Shakespeare: just watch again The Last Action Hero...
11:34AM on 03/06/2015

The Lost World easter egg...

..is a reference to LAST ACTION HERO ; same scene in a video store with same joke with Stallone instead of Arnold
..is a reference to LAST ACTION HERO ; same scene in a video store with same joke with Stallone instead of Arnold
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5:50PM on 03/06/2015
Plus there was the fake trailer for Arnold's character playing Hamlet. Man, I really want to see Last Action Hero again now.
Plus there was the fake trailer for Arnold's character playing Hamlet. Man, I really want to see Last Action Hero again now.
2:03PM on 03/07/2015
It was Stallone in T2, if I remember correctly...
It was Stallone in T2, if I remember correctly...
11:00AM on 03/06/2015
I've never noticed The Lost World easter eggs before. Nice find!
I've never noticed The Lost World easter eggs before. Nice find!
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