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23 Small But Awesome Details You Never Noticed In “The Walking Dead”

Even the opening credits have something you'd never notice.

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1. The title screen during the opening credits decays a little every season.

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2. There's a creepy face in a tree during the first episode.

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3. Edwin Jenner's warning to Rick in the Season 1 finale is the title of the Season 7 premiere episode, in which Rick and his group meet Negan and reach their low point.

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4. What Merle says while stuck on the roof is the same as what he says right before the Governor kills him.

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5. There's a Spam knockoff called "SMEAT."

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6. The Governor stumbles across a beheaded corpse with a sign nailed to it that reads "LIAR." In the next episode he says nothing but the word "liar" immediately before beheading Hershel.

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7. The van Daryl and Carol enter that's teetering on a bridge and has a Virgin Mary statue inside is a reference to the Lost scene in which Boone enters a plane teetering high above, filled with Virgin Mary statues.

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8. In Season 4, Beth and Daryl stumble upon a bunch of bodies being eaten by walkers. Near one of them is a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, just like Negan's beloved Lucille.

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9. The guy Rick walks in on in Season 4's "Claimed" wasn't using the toilet, he was doing coke.

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10. The clock in Season 4's "Indifference" reads 4:20.

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11. This shot of the Governor lying on a parrot pillow makes him look like a pirate.

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12. When Tyreese is hallucinating in Season 5's "What Happened and What's Going On," he hears a British voice on the radio. It's actually Andrew Lincoln speaking.

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13. The man in the red poncho who gets killed by the Wolves is a nod to the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.

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14. Since losing his right eye, Carl has switched to shooting with his left hand.

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15. This art hanging behind Morgan in Season 6's "Last Day on Earth" foreshadows the Kingdom.

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16. The Bible verses in Father Gabriel's church revolve around the dead.

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17. In Season 5's "Conquer," Aaron kills a walker with a machete, re-creating a shot from Dawn of the Dead.

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18. Shortly after Enid eats a turtle, Eastman wears a shirt that says "Save Terrapins."

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19. Daryl gives Carol a Cherokee rose to make her feel better when Sophia's missing; four seasons later, one can be seen on a walker killed by Daryl.

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20. What Morgan says to Rick in the first episode, Rick says back to Morgan when they're reunited in Season 6.

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21. In Season 7's "New Best Friends," something quickly zips by behind Rick — and it could've been a plane (cool), a UFO (cooler), or a production mistake (not exciting, but feasible).

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22. In Season 7, Rick tells Michonne something very similar to what Glenn told her in the past.

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23. Negan talking about sleeping with widows infuriated Rick on Maggie's behalf, but it also reminded him of Lori and Shane, whom he discusses with Michonne.

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