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33 TV Details From 2019 That'll Make You Say, "How Did I Not Notice That?!"

Meredith Grey brought back the iconic Seattle Grace Mercy West softball hat.

1. First, in Grey's Anatomy, Meredith wears her old Seattle Grace Mercy West softball hat while she's doing community service.

ABC

2. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Melinda May's stance when she's about to fight Izel is a nod to Mulan preparing to fight Shan Yu in Mulan — Ming-Na Wen plays Melinda and voiced Mulan.

ABC / Disney

3. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you can spot an old photo of Capt. Holt standing next to Kevin while all of the other couples are embracing. Holt has talked about how tough it was being a gay police officer.

NBC

4. In Schitt's Creek, the engagement rings Patrick gives David are actually four gold rings, so that they match the four silver rings he always wears

Pop / CBC

5. In the series finale of Veep, Selina's funeral is upstaged by Tom Hanks' death, which is a nod to a conversation in the pilot.

HBO

6. In This Is Us, we were introduced to adult Jack Jr. the same way we were introduced to Jack in the pilot — we saw both of them naked before learning anything else about them.

NBC

7. Also in This Is Us, Kate can be seen watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Buffy learns that Angel is a vampire.

NBC / Warner Bros.

Later in the This Is Us episode, Kate meets her future boyfriend, Marc, who apparently causes some "serious emotional wounds" for Kate, similar to Buffy's relationship with Angel.

8. During the Pose Season 2 finale, the dress Angel wears during the ball was gifted to Indya Moore by Patti LuPone, who wore the exact dress when she won the 1980 Tony Award for Evita.

FX, Mario Suriani / ASSOCIATED PRESS

9. In Watchmen, Angela recreates the iconic smiley face from the Watchmen comics while visiting a class.

HBO / DC Comics

10. In The Good Place, Chidi says that his brain constantly makes the sound of a fork in a garbage disposal. In Season 3, after breaking up with his girlfriend, Chidi turns on the disposal with a fork in it and is unfazed by the noise.

NBC

11. Also in The Good Place, on Simone's investigation board, you can see that she thinks Janet is asexual.

NBC

12. In Game of Thrones, during the last opening credits, you can see that the Lannister lion that's usually above the Iron Throne is smashed.

HBO

13. Also in Game of Thrones, the outfit Sansa wears when she officially becomes Queen of the North has nods to all of the Starks.

HBO

There's weirwood leaves for Bran, a one-sided cloak for Arya, scaly pattern for Catelyn, black cloak for Jon, tufts of black fur for Rickon, the crown for Robb, a gray gown for Ned, and a sewing needle for herself.

14. In Elite, a group dressed as characters from Money Heist/La Case de Papel walks past Carla right before Nano arrives — Nano is played by Jaime Lorente, who stars as Denver in Money Heist.

Netflix

15. In The 100, Clarke's mind palace featured several Easter eggs for longtime fans, including memories of Lexa, Finn, and Octavia landing on the ground for the first time in the pilot.

The CW

16. In Stranger Things, Eleven has the bird poster from Mike's basement hanging on her bedroom wall.

Netflix

17. Also in Stranger Things, Dustin's girlfriend Suzie has his old red, white, and blue hat on her nightstand.

Netflix

18. In Russian Doll, the three guys Nadia meets in the bodega actually appear more than once and seemingly as different characters. They're seen in the bodega, at Nadia's office, and as EMTs.

Netflix

19. Also in Russian Doll, you can spot Alan walking through Tompkins Square Park. This is before Nadia meets him in the elevator.

Netflix

20. And in Russian Doll, during the final scene where Nadia joins the parade, you can actually spot two other Nadias walking past her.

Netflix

21. In The Politician opening credits, you can see that the book after Barack Obama is called "Idiot's Guide to Clowning."

Netflix

22. Also in The Politician opening credits, you can see that Payton is passing his "Politicizing Beyoncé" class.

Netflix

23. In Legacies, Lizzie gives Hope the exact dress that Klaus gave Caroline for the Mikaelsons' ball in Season 3 of The Vampire Diaries.

The CW

24. Also in Legacies, MG is given the old camcorder that Kai used to make a video for Bonnie during The Vampire Diaries.

The CW

25. In American Horror Story: 1984, when the Camp Redwood counselors pull up to a gas station, it's an homage to Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

FX

26. In Arrow, when Oliver visits Laurel on Earth-2, you can see that Vixen, Ragman, and Steel are on Team Black Canary alongside Laurel and Adrian Chase as Green Arrow.

The CW

27. Also in Arrow, when Quentin uncovers a list of potential hits, the names include some of the characters from Stranger Things.

The CW

You can spot Eleven, Nancy, Max, Joyce, Jonathan, Will, Dustin, Steve, Lucas, and Hopper.

28. In Looking For Alaska, while Miles is making a phone call, you can spot the name "Katherine" and turtles underneath the payphone, which are nods to John Green's other novels An Abundance of Katherines and Turtles All The Way Down.

Hulu

29. Also in Looking For Alaska, when Miles and Lara are lying in bed watching TV, you can hear The O.C. theme song playing. Josh Schwartz was the showrunner for both shows.

Hulu / Fox

30. In Batwoman, Alice has "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat. How I wonder what you're at!" written on the wall behind her throne. This is part of the poem recited by the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The CW

31. Also in Batwoman, all of the episode titles are phrases or quotes from Alice In Wonderland.

The CW

32. In The Twilight Zone, after revealing that the Blurryman was original host Rod Serling, you can actually spot him in the background of numerous episodes.

CBS All Access

33. And finally, in Supergirl, the sign seen at the beginning of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" is an homage to Superman II starring Christopher Reeve.

The CW / Warner Bros.

Also in Supergirl, Will Wheaton appeared as the citizen holding the sign.

Did you spot any other TV Easter eggs this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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