Be amazed by the funniest and most surprising Wednesday easter eggs from the Netflix Wednesday series. Merlina, Wednesday or Wednesday, has become a cult work full of references and easter eggs that will delight fans of The Addams Family, Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe. So, if curiosity invades you, keep reading and discover what are the easter eggs that the Netflix series Wednesday has hidden in different scenes, sets and references of the most geeky.
Easter Eggs Wednesday of The Addams Family
The normie city of Jericho hides different winks to Tim Burton and his cinema. In the city of Jericho the set is taken directly from the cartoons of Chas Addams.
You can see the last names of the showrunners (Miles Millar and Alfred Gough) in the window of Wednesday’s therapist’s office.
Members of the Addams family appear in the series: Pugsley, Morticia, Gomez, Long, Fetide, Thing, and characters such as Grandma Addams, Aunt Ophelia and Cousin Itt, who appear in different and subtle ways.
In the basement of the Nightshades, a painted portrait of Ignatius Itt hangs on the wall. While cousin Itt is a relative of the Addams family and Morticia’s sister and Grandma Addams are only mentioned.
In the show’s pilot, Wednesday rescues Pugsley from thugs. Pugsley appears bound with red thread, completely helpless with an apple lodged in his mouth. This is a nod to The Addams Family, where in his first scene he is also tied with an apple in his mouth. Although in the film it is Wednesday who holds the bow.
Easter Eggs of Wednesday about Tim Burton
In the Weathervanes café there is a design of Burton’s headless man from Sleepy Hollow and Willy Wonka’s top hat.
The mice in the taxidermy shop Uriah’s Heap are a nod to Tim Burton’s cinema, as well as the shrunken head of Beetlejuice that you can see in Director Weems’ office.
Easter Eggs of Wednesday
Wednesday and His Hatred of Pilgrims and Pilgrim World is a direct reference to The Addams Family films Wednesday at Camp Chippewa.
The archery scenes in Nevermore are another Addams Family Values reference.
Easter Eggs of Wednesday and the original song
Nevermore Academy’s secret society, the Nightshades, have a hidden passageway to their meeting place. The way to access is to snap your fingers twice. The snap of fingers is an absolutely undeniable reference to the original song of the original series.
The Addams Family´s song
Easter Eggs of Wednesday & the gargoyles
The gargoyles of Nevermore Academy represent different characters and groups of the schools. So there are vampires, gorgons and mermaids.
Easter Eggs of Wednesday & The Girl Scouts
The phrase “I could eat Girl Scouts for breakfast” is another direct reference to a scene from the original movies, when they try to sell her Girl Scout cookies and Wednesday responds, “Are they made of real Girl Scouts?”
Easter Eggs of Wednesday & Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe is a fictional student of Nevermore Academy, and it shows in things like the school’s name is a reference to Poe’s Raven, a poem that centers on a man driven mad by a raven who can only say, “Never more.” In addition, the Poe Cup includes all kinds of references to Poe’s work.
The ships are called The Black Cat, The Gold Bug and The Amontillado or The Pit and the Pendulum, references to Poe stories.
Easter Eggs of Wednesday: The origin of her name
The cartoonist Chas Addams, creator of the cartoons of the Addams family created that the characters without a name but over time he was assigning them names according to their personalities. Wednesday’s case was inspired by an 1800s nursery rhyme called “Monday’s Child.”
Although Morticia Addams says that the name Wednesday “comes from a line of her favorite nursery rhyme”, the truth is that the author was inspired by a song that says that all children are happy or lucky except those born on Wednesday, who are eternally afflicted.