16 Easter Eggs That You Need to Be a Human Encyclopedia to Catch

Some movie details and easter eggs are easy to catch. We’re sure you noticed that the brave knight in Return of the Jedi was the same dude whining about wanting extension cords or something in the first movie. Others, however, are harder to get, requiring you to be knowledgeable about more than just Lay’s flavors and Street Fighter combos. Sure, you don’t need to catch them to follow the plot (otherwise, you’d never understand any movie at all), but it certainly adds to the experience.

Here we have collected, for your benefit and illumination, some of these erudite details your ignorant plebeian ass has missed.

16

Psycho Norman Bates peeps on Marion through a hole hidden behind a painting. The painting is Susanna and the Elders

More: Genius Easter Eggs Lurking Within Famous Horror Movies

15

Coco, a story about music, takes place in the fictional town of Santa Cecilia. St. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.

Source: Catholic Online

14

The Simpsons Mr. Burns answers the phone by saying, M D AHOY- HOY! Just as it was suggested by the phone's inventor, Alexander Graham Bell.

Source: NME

13

Deadpool When Deadpool has his face pressed against a car headrest, he quips, Rich Corinthian leather! This references an old Chrysler ad featuring Ri

Sources: Movie scene (YouTube), Commercial (YouTube)

12

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant tries to use a singing sword against Judge Doom. The Singing Sword was Prince Valiant's weapon in Hal

Source: Critics Rant

11

Finding Nemo Attempts to escape the aquarium are spearheaded by Gill, a Moorish idol. Moorish idols are notoriously hard to keep in captivity

Source: Reefs.com

10

Anastasia A woman is peddling Count Yusupov's pijamas during a song number. Count Felix Yusupov was Rasputin's murderer.

Source: Slate, Movie scene (YouTube)

9

Hellboy II The tiny but ravenous Tooth Fairies are referred to as Carcharodon calcarea. Carcharodon carcharias is the great white shark.

Source: Fishbase

8

101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil's car doesn't just reflect her opulence and her favorite color scheme. It's a Panther De Ville.

Source: HotCars

7

Harry Potter Sirius Black can turn into a big dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the Greater Dog constellation. Sometimes it's called the Dog Star.

Source: EarthSky

6

The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne drives (and wrecks) a Lamborghini Murcielago. Murcielago is Spanish for bat.

Sources: MotorTrend, Lexico

5

Pretty Woman Edward takes Vivian to see Verdi's opera La Traviata. That's a love story between a sex worker and a rich man, just like the movie. CRACK

Source: Opera Wire

4

Juno Juno is a movie about a pregnant teenager. Juno was the Roman goddess of, among other things, childbirth.

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

3

Moana Maui's eagle form looks a lot like Maori tradition describes the pouakai, or Haast's eagle. These huge eagles lived in New Zealand until they we

Source: New Zealand Birds Online

2

Ghostbusters Alice the librarian tells Dr. Venkman that her uncle thought he was St. Jerome. St. Jerome is the patron saint of librarians.

Sources: Catholic Online, Movie scene (YouTube)

1

Mean Girls Why should Caesar just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of US try not to get Smushed under his big feet? Gretch

Sources: Poets.org, Movie scene (YouTube)

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