21 Details That Prove These TV Shows And Movies Are Pretty Damn Clever
Did you notice that T’Challa foreshadowed Thanos’ downfall in Infinity War?!
If 2020 has given us anything, it’s the gift of having the time to watch and rewatch our faves, so here are some details you may not have spotted before.
🚨This post contains a few spoilers here and there – if you’re not caught up with Umbrella Academy or You, approach with caution. 🚨
In Coraline, the writing on the cake features a double loop on the word “home”, which, according to graphology, means the person who wrote it is lying. This checks out, as Coraline wasn’t really home.
In Avengers: Infinity War, T’Challa tells Proxima Midnight that Thanos won’t get the Mind Stone and will only get dust and blood. Fast forward to Endgame, and that’s exactly what he gets.
In Umbrella Academy, the Hargreeves siblings always leave an empty space for their ghost brother, Ben.
When Buzz finds out he’s not an actual space ranger in the first Toy Story movie, the commercial he sees is from Al’s toy barn – the guy who causes the gang a whole lot of trouble in the sequel.
Arrested Development knows what it’s doing when it comes to detail, but you may not have noticed that the first three seasons have countless moments that foreshadow George Michael’s Fakeblock.
In Community, someone dressed as Beetlejuice appears in the background, after the character is mentioned three times over the course of three seasons!
Friends might have quite a few inconsistencies, but Ross wasn’t joking about Monica’s 11 towel categories. When the girls have to move apartments they have literal boxes of towels to take with them.
And Monica and Chandler discuss getting off with each other at least three times before they actually do: when Ben is born Chandler offers to be Monica’s baby backup, when they go to Montauk he tries to get her to consider dating him, and in a flashback episode they share an ~intimate~ hug.
In the first Hunger Games, Peeta tells Katniss that he’s scared The Capitol will change him – foreshadowing his kidnap and fear conditioning in Mockingjay.
In Shrek 2, Gingy has brand new legs and icing stitches following the traumatising milk-dipping disconnection in the first film.
In the second season of Parks and Recreation, the MRI technician Leslie dates tells her she has the perfect uterus for triplets. Lo and behold, four seasons later, Leslie finds herself pregnant with triplets.
At the end of Wall-E, the globe looks very different from how it does currently – most notably there’s way more water and Alaska doesn’t exist.
In the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Faith visits Buffy in a dream, and says the cryptic line: “Little Miss Muffet counting down from 7-3-0.” This foreshadows both the introduction of Dawn, and Buffy’s death two years later.
When he’s cooking meth in the first episode of Breaking Bad, Walt’s trousers fly off. In the fifth and final season of the show, those same trousers – looking much worse for wear – make a cameo.
In the second season of Broad City, an old lady calls Abbi “Val”, and it makes no sense. But then three episodes later we discover that Val is Abbi’s blackout drunk alter ego.
And while you may have noticed the episode “Burning Bridges” was a homage to Mrs Doubtfire, you may not have spotted Mara Wilson, who was in the original movie, as the waitress.
Pretty much all the books in You mirror the themes of the show, such as guilt, love, and corruption. And it’s not even subtle – Farewell, My lovely, the novel he discusses with Ellie, is set in LA and is all about murder.
In The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe, in the battle scene after the White Witch orders Aslan to be shaved and killed, she’s wearing his fur.
Hercules wears a lion that looks an awful lot like Scar, which means that The Lion King was probably set in ancient times.
Black Mirror has loads of Easter eggs that connect the episodes, like in “Nosedive,” when Lacie scrolls through her phone and passes a post from Michael Callow which reads: “just got thrown out of the zoo again.” Which is an unsubtle nod to the first-ever episode of the show, where the Prime Minister – Michael – assaults a pig.
And finally, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ginny is the only girl in Dumbledore’s Army that wears trousers, and we can assume that they once belonged to her brothers.
What tiny on-screen details have you noticed? Tell us in the comments!