Today, we look at the Only Murders in the Building opening title Easter Egg for the seventh episode of Season 2.
In Pop Culture Easter Eggs, I share with you pop culture “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/homage/in-joke that is hidden in works that you are meant to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check ’em all out and enjoy!
The excellent Hulu TV series, Only Murders in the Building, created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman and starring Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, has a brilliant opening title sequence that include Easter Eggs hinting as to the plot of the episode in question.
Season 2 is currently airing, so I’ll share the easter egg for each episode after it airs.
Obviously, SPOILERS AHEAD!
FLIPPIN THE PIECES
The easter egg for this one is that there are jigsaw pieces cut into the building’s exterior as we are introduced to Martin, Short and Gomez. This is a reference to how Mabel’s father would do puzzles with her when she was a little kid. Since it’s a Mabel-specific reference, I’ll use Gomez’s intro for the example (but it’s present in all three of the stars’ intros)…
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