The great Wikipedia defines an Easter egg in media as a hidden message, feature, or image that creators sneak into their work in the hope that some fan, somewhere, will joyfully spot it and explode into a thousand suns. Okay, we made that second part up because it's accurate and we can do whatever the hell we want. Anyway, award-winning director Bong Joon-ho loves a good Easter egg as much as the next guy, so here's a list of all the hidden meanings and homages in his 2019 film, Parasite.

EASTER EGGSTRA Parasite Bong Joon-ho said that his movie is a homage to the South Korean 1960 film, The Housemaid. The Housemaid is about a well-off family who hires a housemaid- a character who infiltrates their lives and causes major disruptions.

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EASTER EGGSTRA Parasite There's a subtle hidden meaning in the bus that passes behind Ki-woo when he's having a drink with his friend Min-hyuk. JIE In the scene, Min-hyuk offers Ki-woo an opportunity to tutor one of his students. As Ki-Woo considers this, a bus rushes by behind him, signaling

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EASTER EGGSTRA Parasite Bong Joon-ho said that there's more to the semi-basement homes than just an authentic Korean element. There's a more specific meaning behind it, because the semi-basement is basically of the middle of high and low. There's this fear that you can fall even further below but you

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