30 Pop Culture Secrets (We Almost Missed)

30 Pop Culture Secrets (We Almost Missed)

Folks, we’ll be the first to admit it: that was a close one. Around here, we pride ourselves on leaving no pop culture stone unturned. If there’s a secret, or an Easter egg, or especially an homage, in a piece of pop culture, about a piece of pop culture… we’re all over it. Normally, that is.

This time, we almost friggin’ blew it. Not just once, either, but thirty times. We came dangerously close to missing what happens when you tip the bathroom attendant 500 times in Grand Theft Auto Online, the shout out to Caitlyn Kieramman in the opening scene of Arcane, and Meghan Markle’s homage to Princess Diana in her children’s book. Do you know how embarrassing that would have been?

Look, we ultimately caught it, just in the nick of time. But can you imagine what dunces we would have been if we’d missed the Moana cameo in Raya and the Last Dragon? Or the secret phone number in the poster for Murder on the Orient Express? Or, god forbid, the Nightmare on Elm Street homage in Slither? One shudders to think.

The Stranger Things 4 trailer and all the Freddy Krueger references CRACKED.COM Not only is Robert Englund starring in the fourth season of the show, but his character wears a fedora much like Freddy, and during a dinner scene with his family, Dream A Little Dream Of Me is playing.


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