Best TV easter eggs of all time

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Season 3 generally

Easter egg: On Disc 4, go to the Special Features from the main menu. On this menu, type in 742 (the Simpsons' house number) to view some hidden sketches. (Note: You may have to press Enter between each of the numbers.).

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Season 4 generally

Easter egg: On disc 1 of the Red Dwarf series IV DVD enter the 'select episode' option. Before you reach the episode menu there is a sequence including a scutter which grabs a tape. When you see the scutter with the tape press enter and you will be taken to perhaps the best easter egg in all the Red Dwarf DVDs, the Red Dwarf actors actually having an easter egg hunt during the commentary recording session.

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Show generally

Easter egg: On the extras menu, there are hidden segments (on the different parts of the ship ex:the deflector dish.). Use your controller to find them all.

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Season 3 generally

Easter egg: There are 10 easter eggs on the Season three DVD. Here are the ones for disc one. 1. Go to Easter Eggs and press Enter. Go to Hints and press up twice. 2. At the main Title screen, make sure Play All Episodes is Highlighted and press left three times. 3. Go to Episode select and press enter. Go to the Return button and press down twice. 4. Go to Episode Selection and press Enter. Go to Episode 5 and press up three times. Easter Eggs for Disc Two. 5. Go to Episode Selection and press right twice. 6. Go to Episode Selection and press Enter. Go to Episode 9 and press up three times. 7. Go to Episode Selection and press Enter. Go to Episode 14 and press right twice. Easter Eggs for Disc Three. 8. Go to Episode Select and press down twice. 9. Go to Episode Select and press Enter. Go to Episode 16 and press up twice. 10. Go to Episode Select and press Enter. Go all the way to the last three episodes on the Episode Select and go to the Return button and press down twice.

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The Final Frontier - S5-E6

Easter egg: On Disc 2 of the season 5 DVD set, enter the bonus features menu. Below the selection for the main menu, there is an image of a UFO. Select it for a short behind-the-scenes clip showing the construction of the "Nebula 9 Fan Experience" set.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On the main menu for Season 1 Disc 1 press right to highlight the limo. Press enter to view the film poster for the film 'Planet of the Clams'.

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Season 10 generally

Easter egg: Go on to the special features on the last disk and hit right on the first option.

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The War Games - S6-E7

Easter egg: On the second disk, go to the subtitles menu, scroll to the second option down and press right. This will bring up the words "Doctor Who" underneath. Press enter to watch him standing trial before two sock puppets.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On Disc 6, go to the Bonus Features section. Scroll down to the second option, and the light in the cabin on the right hand corner of the screen goes on. Click on it and you'll find a surprise.

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Meganews - S1-E3

Easter egg: While watching episode 3 on the DVD, press the angle button on your remote control and switch to angle 2. You will now watch an alternative version of the episode with a man and a woman describing it for the blind.

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Show generally

Easter egg: On both the first and second season DVD sets insert the special features disc of each set. When the menu comes up press your left arrow, then your right arrow. A star will appear below the menu options. On the season one special features disc there is an interview with the chief security guard of the set. On season two they discuss the fishbowl on the desk of C.J.Craig.

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Season 3 generally

Easter egg: In the Special Features section of the third season's DVD, you can find a comment on why there are an English and a Japanese version of the title song, together with a medley with both versions alternating along with scenes from the season's episode. In order to find it, you have to go onto Mas' symbol on his chest.

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Season 3 generally

Easter egg: Season 3, Disc 1: Select "Volcano" from the episode selection menu. Begin playing the episode, then go back to the selection menu, highlight "Volcano" again, then press the up arrow for an interview with Gareth Thomas.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: The Office (UK) Series 1 DVD, on disc 2: Go to "Deleted Scenes" and choose "'Slough' by John Betjeman". Before the scene plays, there is a description page with a flickering fluorescent light. The screen will go dim for a few seconds just before the deleted scene begins to play. Press 'enter' or 'play' at this point, and the "Who Cares Wins" video from episode 4 will play.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On Disc One of Quantum Leap, select Episode Index and press Enter. Then go to the word Menu at the bottom of the screen but don't press enter. Instead press right on your control and a silhouette of a man will appear in the middle of the screen. Press enter and you will see another interview given by Scott Bakula.

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Show generally

Easter egg: In disc 1 of the DVD, play the Marjorie Dawes section in the character play list, then play the Lou and Andy sketches, and you get the option to crash the disc. Press yes 3 times and Lou crashes the disc, and Andy says "Oh no, its crashed".

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Lost (2004)

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On disc 7 (Special Features) of the Region 1 DVD set, select 'Tales from the Island' and push 'Left'. The cursor will move to the left. Hit 'Select' and an alternate main title sequence will play.

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Scrubs (2001)

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Season 6 generally

Easter egg: On the third disc of season 6, select "bonus features." Once the bonus features menu appears, press up and the cherries next to the "next" button should have a red circle around them. Press enter to see Bill Lawrence and Randall Winston discuss season 7 plot points.

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24 (2001)

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Season 6 generally

Easter egg: On the Special Features disc, with "Season 7 Preview" selected, press up on the remote. A small "24" will appear. Select it to see the scene of Jack and Chloe on "The Simpsons."

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Show generally

Easter egg: If you go to the extras menu, there are certain hidden segments (mostly called 'the red shirt logs'). Use your controller to search for them.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: In the special features on Disc 6, go down to "Inside Quantico and the Criminal Mind", and press right on your control; this should highlight the image of a gun. Select it to view a short tour of the CM offices and set with Edward Allen Bernero's assistant Rosalie.

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Show generally

Easter egg: On many (if not all) of the DVD sets, if you use the arrow buttons on the remote, you can highlight different parts of the station. This allows you to view small clips of interviews and such.

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Two Weddings and A Funeral - S1-E20

Easter egg: On the final disk of season 1, go to Special Features and click up. The bar that represent heart rate should be highlighted. Hit enter here to see Davis' screen test.

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Season 2 generally

Easter egg: On Disc 2 of series 2, enter 'Anglian Alan', press up once to highlight a video in the background, press enter to see fictious credits to Crash Bang Wallop What a video.

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The Ex-Files - S1-E5

Easter egg: When you get into the menu for The Ex-Files, highlight play episode and press up. You will be treated to an unadvertised outtake.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: Season One set, Disc 4: From Main Menu, go to Set-Up and press the down arrow. A red hexagon appears. Click on this for an un-aired trailer.

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: Season 1 DVD - Highlight Episode 2 on the main menu. Then click your right arrow once, and the blue thumbtack will be highlighted. Hit "Enter" and you will see Season 1, Episode 10 (Burning Man Festival) with the audio turned down very low and the cast members reenacting the sounds, including the theme music.

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Show generally

Easter egg: On the Series 1 Disc 4 on the main menu, when you have the 'Play All' button highlighted, go up and highlight what looks like a mobile phone. If you press enter you get the director of the first two episodes discussing the use of CGI within said episodes for about 2 1/2 minutes.

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Season 7 generally

Easter egg: On the 6th disk, under the "Featurettes" section of the Special features, press to the left and you will see a red "B" highlighted. Press enter to access "The Gift Montage".

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Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On the 7th Disc, under Special Features there are 3 extra interviews that you can watch. 1) Highlight "Creating Enterprise" then use left arrow to highlight the top Enterprise model and press enter/play, 2) Highlight "Cast Impressions" then use the left arrow to highlight the middle Enterprise model and press enter/play, and 3) select "more" to go to the second page of special features, Highlight "Admiral Forrest takes Center Stage" and press the left arrow to highlight the middle Enterprise model and press enter/play.

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