First up, Shaun Of The Dead:
*Which, if you haven’t seen, you should. You’re not going to get a few of these Easter eggs without having seen Spaced. Also, it’s a terrific show.
The first three pairs in the gang all played opposite each other on other British sitcoms:
• 6 + 7: Simon Pegg and Jessica Hyne played Tim and Daisy on Spaced.
• 3 + 8: Lucy Davis and Martin Freeman played Dawn and Tim on The Office.
• 4 + 18: Dylan Moran and Tamsin Greig played Bernard and Fran on Black Books.
You can watch the clip here.
Moving on to Hot Fuzz:
12. The town of “Sandford” is named after the stock town name used in British police training exercises.
And lastly, The World’s End:
22. The film opens with Primal Scream’s “Loaded” and at the very end when Gary and Andy are confronting The Network, Gary drunkenly recites the opening lines.
• The first pub they go to is The First Post.
• The second pub they go to is The Old Familiar which looks identical to The First Post.
• The meet the town’s famous crazy old man Basil in The Famous Cock.
• The fight the robot teenagers in The Cross Hands.
• The see local drug dealer Reverend Green in The Trusted Servant.
• The fight the robot twins in The Two-Headed Dog.
• The gang is tempted by robot women at The Mermaid.
• Gary King slams his head against the wall at The King’s Head.
• A car is driven through The Hole In The Wall, which makes an actual hole in the wall.
• And the world ends at The World’s End.
25. The flavor seen at the end of The World’s End is a mint Cornetto, symbolizing aliens.
Bought a Mint Cornetto after watching The World’s End with @FollowingAidin and @MillieElliott #TWE
• Simon Pegg - Tim in Spaced, Shaun in Shaun Of The Dead, Nicholas Angel in Hot Fuzz, and Gary King in The World’s End
• Nick Frost - Mike in Spaced, Ed in Shaun Of The Dead, Danny in Hot Fuzz, and Andy in The World’s End
• Jessica Hynes - Daisy in Spaced, Yvonne in Shaun Of The Dead
• Julia Deakin - Marsha in Spaced, Yvonne’s Mum in Shaun Of The Dead, Mary Potter in Hot Fuzz, and B&B Landlady in The World’s End
• Mark Heap - Brian in Spaced, “Publican 7” in The World’s End