12 Deviously Clever TV Details That You Definitely Missed
1. In Episode 3 of Netflix’s Punisher, you can see a chessboard where the white pieces have had the King and Rook switch positions. The joke being that at one point, Frank “castled”.
2. On Parks and Rec, while Councilman Jeremy Jamm is talking about how he “loves Chinese crap” you can see a wall scroll that reads “North Korea” written in Japanese
3. In the pillow fort episode of Community, Jeff is seen sitting on a bare couch in Dean Pelton’s office, presumably because the cushions were stolen to help build the fort
4. In S3E02 of Black Mirror, one of the pages of the contract signed by Cooper contains a bit of creepypasta that reads “If you have paused to read this, you will die unless you forward it onto five people within a 28 day period.”
5. In Avatar: The Last Airbender the blind character Toph has to sleep with her feet elevated, due to her ability to sense vibrations through the ground.
(several people have noted that it’s because her feet were burned by a fire bender earlier in the episode, still a neat consistency to include!)
6. In the show Scream Queens, actress Billie Lourd is often shown wearing earmuffs, this was a direct visual reference to Billie’s mom Carrie Fischer and her iconic hair buns.
7. During the episode “Hall of Egress” of Adventure Time, Finn has to survive in the wilderness while blindfolded. For sustenance he’s shown eating skunks. These would be one of the only animals that even a novice could hunt by scent alone.
8. Translate the binary code in this bit from Silicon Valley and a truth is revealed…
9. In the famous “World of Warcraft” episode of South Park, all the boys play on flat LCD monitors except Kenny whose family could seemingly only afford a used CRT
10. The law offices of Nelson and Murdock in Daredevil are across the hall from “Atlas Investments”, which shares a similar logo to “Atlas Comics”, the publisher that eventually became “Marvel Comics”
11. The writers of Rick and Morty couldn’t let Season 3 pass without one more secret dig at Jerry in the finale
12. In 1996’s “Homerpalooza” episode of The Simpsons, the band No Doubt appears as unofficial background extras. A reference to the fact that Gwen Stefani’s brother actually quit the band to eventually become an animator on the show.