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23 Hidden Easter Eggs, Plot Details And Genius Foreshadowing You Never Noticed In Your Favourite TV Shows

Prepare for your mind to be blown at the cleverness.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which things they almost didn't spot in their favourite TV shows. Here are some of the best responses.

1. Ross is wearing a little banana pin on the lapel of his jacket in the scene in Friends where he says goodbye to Marcel the monkey.

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It took me three times of watching the series to notice!— graciej4ce6e4ab6
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It took me three times of watching the series to notice!

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2. Abed had an entire story arc in the background of an episode of Community. He became friends with a pregnant woman, got in a fight with her boyfriend and delivered her baby in the back of a van all in the space of 20 minutes.

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And at the end of the episode, Shirley asked Abed: "I've barely seen you this week, Abed. What have you been up to?" And he responded: "Not much."— b481d76f3c
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And at the end of the episode, Shirley asked Abed: "I've barely seen you this week, Abed. What have you been up to?" And he responded: "Not much."

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3. However, that's not all. In the first season of the show, we got a clue about how that same couple came to conceive the baby Abed delivered.

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There was scene centering around an STD awareness rally where one of the characters accidentally poked holes in all the condoms. Abed made an announcement warning people against using them. A couple could be seen in the background throwing their condoms away — the very same couple whose baby Abed ended up delivering 10 months later.— Mary Beth Kepshire, Facebook
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There was scene centering around an STD awareness rally where one of the characters accidentally poked holes in all the condoms. Abed made an announcement warning people against using them. A couple could be seen in the background throwing their condoms away — the very same couple whose baby Abed ended up delivering 10 months later.

— Mary Beth Kepshire, Facebook

4. In an episode of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Rebecca tells her boss that you shouldn't "knock someone else's fetish," even if it's being "choked by red licorice." A few episodes later we see Rebecca chewing on a Red Vine after sleeping with Trent.

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— Emily Barnard, Facebook
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— Emily Barnard, Facebook

5. The decorations in C.J's fishbowl on The West Wing were constantly changing references to the plot of the episode.

Decorations included a submarine in "Gone Quiet," where President Bartlet fears a submarine has gone missing; a coffin with a flag draped on it in "The Stormy President" where Bartlet attends a former president's funeral; and a sign that read: "That's all folks," in the series finale.It’s so much fun to look for the little detail left by the props department on each episode!— carlymccoyb
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Decorations included a submarine in "Gone Quiet," where President Bartlet fears a submarine has gone missing; a coffin with a flag draped on it in "The Stormy President" where Bartlet attends a former president's funeral; and a sign that read: "That's all folks," in the series finale.

It’s so much fun to look for the little detail left by the props department on each episode!

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6. Similarly, the magna doodle board in Joey's apartment had a different sketch on it each episode which often corresponded with the plot.

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— Haley Mazetti, Facebook
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— Haley Mazetti, Facebook

7. And the board even showed up in the spin-off show, Joey.

— Haley Mazetti, Facebook
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— Haley Mazetti, Facebook

8. There are a bunch of Lost references in the episode of How I Met Your Mother where Hurley makes friends with the gang. These include him talking about being stranded on a desert island and shouting out those infamous numbers.

— gretcheno3
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9. Once Upon a Time was created by two former Lost writers and there's a bunch of Lost-related Easter eggs in this show too. Most significant are a clock being frozen at 8:15, Regina living at number 108 and the characters consuming Apollo bars and MacCutcheon whiskey.

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— Tamara English, Facebook

10. The guy who asks for Leslie's help with replacing a park swing in the series finale of Parks and Recreation was the same person who played the drunk guy she chased out of a slide in the pilot.

The idea was that it’s the same guy a decade later, having cleaned himself up after hitting rock bottom in front of Leslie, with neither character recognising the other.— amandatory
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The idea was that it’s the same guy a decade later, having cleaned himself up after hitting rock bottom in front of Leslie, with neither character recognising the other.

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11. Remember the pants Walter lost in the desert in the first episode of Breaking Bad? Well, they show up in a scene where Walt's rolling his barrel of money through the area right before the finale.

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12. In season five of The Office, Jim buys his parents’ house for Pam. While showing it to her, they come across a painting of a clown that Jim is unable to get off the wall.

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Two seasons later, we learn that Jim and Pam did finally manage to get it down, because it ends up in the background as an item being sold at a garage sale.

— amandatory
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— amandatory

13. On the last episode of season four of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Tara says: "Be back before dawn." At the time, it doesn't seem like a big deal, but the comment actually foreshadows season five, when her sister Dawn is introduced.

— henryc4ad97e50a
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14. And, in another episode, Buffy and Willow are seen buying textbooks. Buffy says: "I can't wait til mom gets the bill for these books. I hope it's a funny aneurysm." What was intended as a joke then actually comes to pass when Joyce dies from an aneurysm in season five.

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— James Robert, Facebook

15. For three seasons of Community, the word "Beetlejuice" was incorporated into three separate scripts. On the third instance of it being spoken, someone could be seen dressed as the character from the movie walking past in the background.

This is precisely what the movie says will happen if "Beetlejuice" is uttered three times.— gretcheno3
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This is precisely what the movie says will happen if "Beetlejuice" is uttered three times.

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16. In the episode where Marshall's father dies in How I Met Your Mother, there's a countdown to his death throughout, with numbers in scenes decreasing from 50 to one when Lily gets out of the cab to reveal the news.

— idianag8
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— idianag8

17. During the scene in 13 Reasons Why where Tyler is working at a library, Entertainment Weekly's Supernatural cover is visible behind him.

The same actor played Clay Jensen in Supernatural. — chelseam39
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The same actor played Clay Jensen in Supernatural.

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18. In the famous episode of Friends where the guys and girls compete in the trivia quiz which costs Rachel and Monica their apartment, one of the questions is about how many categories of towels Monica has. Joey and Chandler correctly guess 11.

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But if you ever wondered what the actual categories were, they appear written on the boxes in a later scene where Rachel and Monica are packing in order to leave the apartment.

That's kitchen towels, old towels and beach towels to name just a few.
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That's kitchen towels, old towels and beach towels to name just a few.

19. There's a reference to Tangled in a scene from This is Us, because Mandy Moore who plays Rebecca in the show also voices Rapunzel in the movie.

In one scene, Randall tells his mom: “I love you.” Rebecca responds: “I love you more,” before he says: “I love you most.” The exchange is from the song "Mother Knows Best" in Tangled. I flipped out when I was watching it. I loved the hidden Tangled reference.— sarabeth150
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In one scene, Randall tells his mom: “I love you.” Rebecca responds: “I love you more,” before he says: “I love you most.” The exchange is from the song "Mother Knows Best" in Tangled.

I flipped out when I was watching it. I loved the hidden Tangled reference.

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20. There's an equally clever crossover between Supernatural and The Walking Dead.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Sam and Dean's dad in the early days of Supernatural. These days, he appears as Negan on The Walking Dead. In the latter show, he bashes in enemy skulls with a barbed-wire baseball bat named Lucille. And at one point, the two characters crossed over during an episode of Supernatural where Dean was seen with a lookalike bat and said: "Man, dad used to love this thing."— tiffanyalexandraw
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Sam and Dean's dad in the early days of Supernatural. These days, he appears as Negan on The Walking Dead. In the latter show, he bashes in enemy skulls with a barbed-wire baseball bat named Lucille. And at one point, the two characters crossed over during an episode of Supernatural where Dean was seen with a lookalike bat and said: "Man, dad used to love this thing."

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21. In The Simpsons episode where Mr Burns challenges the town to confess who shot him, everyone breaks eye contact with him except Maggie who ends up being exposed as the attempted murderer.

22. In season two of Parks and Recreation, Leslie is told she's so fertile she could have "triplets right off the bat." Four seasons later, she does just that.

— izzyvr
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23. And, finally, in a genius bit of foreshadowing, the mother's name in How I Met Your Mother was actually revealed in the first season — but no one noticed.

Ted meets a stripper whose stage name is Amber. She then introduces herself by her real name – Tracy. Ted then jokingly says to his children: "And that, kids, is how I met your mother." The kids freak out before he tells them it’s a joke. In the finale, we find out that the mother’s name is Tracy McConnell. It took me watching HIMYM over three times to realise this — and we spent eight seasons trying to guess who she'd be!— Prashasti729
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Ted meets a stripper whose stage name is Amber. She then introduces herself by her real name – Tracy. Ted then jokingly says to his children: "And that, kids, is how I met your mother." The kids freak out before he tells them it’s a joke. In the finale, we find out that the mother’s name is Tracy McConnell. It took me watching HIMYM over three times to realise this — and we spent eight seasons trying to guess who she'd be!

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