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Poll: The Big Easter Egg Hunt

Easter time! Rabbits and bells hide eggs in the gardens. Moviemakers also hide Easter eggs in their works... but no chocolate here. These Easter eggs are references to other works. Well hidden in the picture frame, in the background of a scene, one must be watchful to find them.

Hidden references have existed for a long time in movies, but the name "Easter eggs" comes from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). An egg hunt had been organized by the cast and crew on the set. But not all eggs have been found and some are visible in the movie.

Among this selection of famous visual Easter eggs, which one is your favorite?

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    Richard O'Brien in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Real easter eggs were hidden on the set. There is one under the throne.
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    Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    R2D2 and C3PO (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)) are hidden in the hieroglyphs.
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    David Warner in TRON (1982)

    Pac-Man (Pac-Man (1980)) is hidden in the map.
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    Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Toy Story (1995)

    The carpet pattern is the same as in The Shining (1980) hotel.
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    Michael Jeter in The Polar Express (2004)

    The Flux Capacitor invented by Doc. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future (1985)) is in the train's locomotive.
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    Janet Leigh in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

    The Ford Custom 300 Fordor is the same model that Janet Leigh drove in Psycho (1960). The licence plate is identical too.
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    Melinda Dillon in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    R2D2 (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)) is hidden upside down on the spaceship.
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    The name of the bar "Club Obi Wan" is in reference to Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)).
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    Kenneth Mars in The Little Mermaid (1989)

    During King Triton's entrance, Mickey, Donald and Goofy can be seen in the crowd. In a general way, Mickey is hidden in all of Disney's movies.
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    Ivy Bethune, Katherine Britton, Will Hare, and Jason Marin in Back to the Future (1985)

    Marty McFly land in the past at Mr. Peabody's Farm, who has a son named Sherman. These are in reference to other famous time travellers "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (The Best of Mr. Peabody & Sherman (1959)).
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    Predator 2 (1990)

    Amongst the Predator's hunting trophies, there is a Xenomorph's skull (Alien (1979)).
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    Cars 3 (2017)

    In the training center, Coco (2017)'s town can be seen on a monitor. In a general way, every upcoming Pixar movie has its easter eggs in the current movie.
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    Alfred Hitchcock and William Bendix in Lifeboat (1944)

    Alfred Hitchcock is hidden in a newspaper's advertising.
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    Edward Norton in Fight Club (1999)

    Starbucks coffee cups are in several scenes, a hidden reference to what the film denounces, to consumerism, to the cultural influence of ubiquitous brands.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in The Departed (2006)

    An X foreshadows the death of the character on the screen, as Howard Hawks did it in Scarface (1932)
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    Malcolm McDowell, Gillian Hills, and Barbara Scott in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    In the record store, several references are hidden with the record covers. Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" album that Kubrick wanted originally for soundtrack, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)'s soundtrack...
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    John Cho and Bruce Greenwood in Star Trek (2009)

    R2D2 (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)) is hidden amongst space debris.
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    Bride of Chucky (1998)

    Michael Myers' (Halloween (1978)) and Jason Voorhees' (Friday the 13th (1980)) masks, Leatherface's chainsaw (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)) and Freddy Krueger's glove (A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)) are visible at the police station in evidence lockers.
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    Julie Walters in Brave (2012)

    The witch's woodcarving represents the pizza delivery car that appeared in Toy Story (1995), which has been hidden in all Pixar movies.
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    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) compatriots are present at the Gallactic Senate.
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    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

    The name of the ship "S.S. Venture", carrying the T-Rex to San Diego, is the same as in King Kong (1933).
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    Paul Maxwell in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

    The barrels of Carboneto are in reference to the carbonite that was used to imprison Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
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    Rosie O'Donnell in Tarzan (1999)

    Tea pot set from Beauty and the Beast (1991), Mrs. Potts and Chip (but with no face) appear in a scene.
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    Evil Dead II (1987)

    Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) glove hangs close to the door.
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    Steve Buscemi and Frank Oz in Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    The wallpaper pattern is the same as Andy's room in Toy Story (1995).
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    I Am Legend (2007)

    The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) poster displayed in a 2007 movie. Reference to a movie project (early draft) dropped at this time.
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    Danny DeVito in Hercules (1997)

    Scar (The Lion King (1994)) briefly makes an appearance as a rug.
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    Dead Silence (2007)

    Billy the puppet (Saw (2004)) is hidden at the bottom of the screen, with other toys.
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    Blade Runner (1982)

    The Spinner's monitor interface is exactly the same as the Nostromo vessel in Alien (1979)
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    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

    The Evil Dead II (1987)'s Necronomicon book appears during the movie.

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