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Hidden Easter eggs found in the credits of popular movies (10 Photos)
You might have noticed that most movies contain a warning that the film is protected under copyright laws in the United States and yadda, yadda, yadda. It’s the same disclaimer every single time. Except not in this film. At the end of Robocop, the disclaimer reads, “This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution by enforcement droids.”
During the restaurant robbery scene in “Pulp Fiction,” the owner has a gun pointed to his head and frantically says, “I’m just a coffee shop-” and gets cut off. If you pay attention to the credits, his character is listed simply as “Coffee Shop,” since that’s *technically* who he said he was.
Chances are your kids made you stay until the credits finished rolling, and if you were paying attention you’d have caught this warning: “The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in this film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers.”
“Hot Shots!,” a slapstick parody of most action movies at the time, was one of Charlie Sheen’s bigger hits. If you stick through the credits for the film, you’ll be treated to a recipe for Nobby Buns. “To make Nobby Buns, you need four cups sifted flour, 1.5 cups sugar, one cup butter, two teaspoons cinnamon, and three eggs. Cream the butter until softened then add sugar and eggs. Mix quickly with flour. Drop mixture from a teaspoon into small, jagged heaps onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 to 400.”
Hot Shots: Part Deux
Sticking with the Hot Shots tradition, in the sequel’s ending credits, the crew decided to shy away from adding a recipe and went with completely made-up facts such as “Actor Richard Crenna invented tartar sauce.” The credits go on to spoil the twist of the movie The Crying Game in the middle of the credits for sound editing. They even start the credits off by listing the actors not alphabetically but in order by which you should know them. Nice touch.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Jim Carrey starred in a children’s movie called “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” a family film about a guy who has a lot of penguins. The end credits assure us that “No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming.”
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pay close attention to the credits in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and you’ll see the affirmation that no tree creatures or raccoons were in any way harmed during the production of the film.
The “Naked Gun” franchise is (sort of) famous for putting all sorts of jokes in their credits. Starting right smack in the middle, between actors and stunt performers, you’ll see a message directed at the owner of a blue Honda Accord, license number Z2W435, to report to the parking lot because their lights are on. Other notable messages include the standard ASPCA message that no animals were harmed during filming, with a caveat that some went extinct during principal photography. They go on to list 15 barn owls that died in a fire, the red heinied tapir that got hit by a grip truck, and the last 100 woolly fettered tree squirrels that were sacrificed for a crew lunch.
This Is Spinal Tap
Hailed as one of the best fake documentaries ever, “This Is Spinal Tap” has a huge cult following. Initially, a large portion of fans thought the band was real, which is why they added this message at the end: “The band Spinal Tap is fictional. And there’s no Easter Bunny either!”
Movie credits often list off obscure job titles in the credits. Two particularly confusing ones (unless you happen to be in the industry) are “gaffer” and “best boy.” For the record,
gaffer is chief electrician and best boy is the assistant to the chief electrician. The movie Airplane II had some fun with those titles when they put their credits together. When it came time to list the gaffer, the credits include in parenthesis “What’s a gaffer?” right next to it. This is then followed by the best boy, which makes sense. And that is in turn followed by the “Worst Boy”. And who’s the Worst Boy? According to Airplane II, it was Adolph Hitler.