Introducing a list from the near future: 25 Black Mirror Easter Eggs You’ll Want To Know About. Taking up a TV show isn’t an easy decision. You don’t want to waste your time on something you may end up hating.
Furthermore, if the show is a sci-fi one. You will either love or hate science fiction. There are no in-between situations with this genre.
Black Mirror, however, is the kind of show that you will most likely love. It’s extremely witty and brilliantly disturbing. The plots stimulate the mind and keep you thinking long after you’ve watched each episode.
Every storyline highlights our relationship with modern technology and how it can be dangerous at times. Yep, you heard that right. For all its undeniable advantages, technology can hurt you if you allow it.
Before we reveal too much though, here follow 25 Black Mirror Easter Eggs You’ll Want To Know About before watching the show.
The paparazzi scuffle
The ads of Waldo and Abi Khan
Prime Minister and the pig
In the very first episode of the series titled “The National Anthem,” we witness Prime Minister Callow having sex with a pig. Well, it’s not as bad as it sounds really. The man’s forced to do it in order to save the life of someone.
Online dating in Black Mirror
Larkange vs Arkangel
Saint Juniper's Hospital
Victoria Skillane appeal bid rejected
In “White Christmas” we see Potter watching the news broadcast about the rail crash. At some point, we can clearly read the news crawl at the bottom of the TV screen saying, “Victoria Skillane appeal bid rejected.”
To refresh your memory, Victoria Skillane is the main character from the “White Bear” episode.
Kids love Hip-Hop in Black Mirror as well
Same actress in two different roles
The Waldo Sticker
The White Bear
“Crocodile” honors Jodie Foster quietly
Every fan of the show knows that Jodie Foster directed the “Arkangel” episode. Most of you, however, probably didn’t notice another little detail related to Foster. In “Crocodile,” Mia’s son participates in a play titled Bugsy Malone.
Joker’s alter ego
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is?
There’s a song that keeps playing in pretty much every episode. This song is Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) by Irma Thomas. We first hear this song in season one’s “15 Million Merits” episode, where Abi sings it on the TV show ‘Hot Shot.’
It reappears in season two and “White Christmas” when Beth sings it at karaoke. It plays again in Season 3’s “Men Against Fire,” and in Season 4’s “Crocodile.”
Someone loves Irma the “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Thomas a little too much. Can you tell?
Robot from "Bandersnatch" and video games
Fence's Pizza Transformation
Mass Effect’s cameo in the show
A planet from the legendary Mass Effect video game, exists inside Infinity. In “USS Callister” episode, the Callister crew is looking for Valdack. They scan through the whole star system to find this dude.
A planet Rannoch B pops out and if you’re a gamer you will easily recognize the name Rannoch. Yep, it’s the name of the former quarian homeworld in Mass Effect.
Shot out to Star Wars
Haynes said to Hollywood Reporter, “One of the references is when Cristin wakes up in the medical bay. The way the lights came on was a reference to Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One trailer — the shot that never made the movie.”
This Easter egg will truly make you wonder how the fans find the time to notice such little things. On top of EDGE magazine in “Playtest” you can read something saying, “Insider TCKR: Turning Nostalgia Into A Game.”
In case you’re normal enough to never notice that, TCKR is the company that developed “San Junipero.”
In “Crocodile” Charlie Brooker toys with the hardcore fans
“Crocodile” clearly proves that Charlie Brooker (creator of the show) spies on the die-hard fans of the show. And he thinks that are really cool in a bizarre way.
The eagle-eyed fans who watched this episode, probably spotted a message typed into an article that Mia reads which says, “Of course the real question is why anyone would pause what they’re watching just to read a sentence in a printed out newspaper article, says a voice in your head – before advising you to go and share this finding on Reddit.”
Sorry folks, but while you’re collecting Easter eggs, Mr. Brooker is having a blast.
The number 4 in season 4
In season 4, number 4 plays an extremely significant role. In the fourth episode of the season, “Hang the DJ,” number 4 goes wild; like literally. At the 44 minute mark, Amy asks from “Coach” to count to four.
The whole thing ends at 44:44, when Amy decides to throw Coach into a swimming pool and the tablet skips four times.
The computer from “Neuromancer”
"Black Museum" is a gigantic Easter egg itself
– Victoria Skillane picture is in the Black Museum
– The White Bear ski-mask man is on display too
– You can also see the game from “Playtest”
– You will notice the same DNA replicator that Robert Daly had in “USS Callister”
– Tommy’s lollipop is an artifact on display as well
The Matrix “appears” in Black Mirror too
A sci-fi masterpiece as The Matrix couldn’t miss from the show’s many references. In “Novedive,” Lacie meets a trucker who advises her to abandon the imposed system. At some point, the trucker offers her a choice of drinks: coffee, which is in a blue flask, or whiskey, which is in a red flask.
This is a clear reference to Matrix’s blue pill/red pill that Morpheus offered to Neo. The coffee represents Lacie’s decision to obey to the system, while the whiskey offers her the opportunity to abandon that character for good.
In “Metalhead” Charlie Brooker mocks the fans (again)
During a quite heated scene in “Metalhead,” Charlie Brooker found a wicked way to mock the fans. In this episode, Clarke hacks into a car and enters an ignition code to the computer he finds in the car. While we are looking for more hidden messages and secrets, all we get is this:
LOADED: \BMS1E3.drivers.tehoy.men (I’m not sure about the last word)
Well played Mr. Brooker!