I love Easter eggs. They require a little poking around to find, but they usually contain something entertaining. I never find Easter eggs on my own, though. I wait 'til someone else finds them and then I take advantage of what they know. And now you can too. Finding Easter eggs hidden within DVDs and software is like finding a little hidden treasure. At least, it is for me. I think the first one I ever "found"(read: discovered from surfing the Internet) was on the Zoolander DVD, which, incidentally, is one of the first DVDs I ever owned. The first DVD I ever owned was Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, in case you were wondering. Anyway, thought I'd share some of the ones I found most entertaining. Enjoy!!
1. A Christmas Story
If you're a fan of A Christmas Story, no doubt you've always wanted your very own frah-gee-lay leg lamp. Unfortunately, this egg won't get you one, but it will give you a little taste by letting you see a fake leg lamp commercial. To get to it, you just go to the "Special Features" option on disc two of the movie. But don't click on it. Instead, once you have the text highlighted, push the right arrow button to reveal a special Christmas gift. Click on that to see the commercial. This only works with the double-disc edition, though.
2. Arrested Development, Season One
Go to Disc three and select "Special Features" and then "Deleted and Extended Scenes". Then highlight any scene you want, but instead of pushing ender, press right. Tobias Funke will suddenly have a circle around him. Press enter to see a bonus outtake featuring Tobias. "All of Tobias", according to Alice Stevens of dvdeastereggs.com. I just started watching Arrested Development and am only on disc two, so maybe those of you who have done this could enlighten me – does it mean what it sounds like it means?
3. Office Space – Special Edition with Flair
Here's a surprise – you find this egg by going to the Special Features menu! I'm sensing a trend here. Next, highlight "Main Menu" and hit your right arrow. The infamous red stapler should pop up. Click on it to see the DVD credits… including a special treat from Milton himself.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl
This is a good one for Disney-philes like me. Pop disc three into your DVD player and select the "More Fly on the Set" option. Then highlight "The Dock" and press your up button three times. Select the gold plate that appears and get ready to hear a 1967 commercial for the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
5. Lost, Season Three
I'm an obsessive Lost fan, so I was delighted to find this egg. Go to the main menu on the Bonus Disk; hit option three; hit enter. Enter again. Then from "Lost on Location" enter twice. Scroll to "The Man From Tallahassee", then hit the left arrow key once and the up arrow key twice. Then hit enter and watch a couple of your favorite Lostaways go for a "little" swim.
You didn't think I'd throw the Zoolander egg in your face without giving it to you, did you? So, head to the main menu and – surprise! Click Special Features. Then select "more". Highlight 'Photo Galleries" and push the right arrow button. The Mugatu logo should now be highlighted. Annnd – it's a walk-off!! It's a walk-off. Click it to see Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller practicing their walk-off. Thanks Billy Zane. Obviously, these are just my favorites. There are tons out there – what ones do you think are worth the effort of finding?