Uncovering the Easter Eggs in Good Omens Season 2: A Scavenger Hunt for Fans

Delve into the Easter eggs hidden in Good Omens Season 2 and explore the references, nods, and homages to other pop culture favorites. From Sherlock to Doctor Who, Discworld to David Hasselhoff, this article takes you on a thrilling scavenger hunt for your brain!
Introduction

In the latest season of Good Omens, fans were treated to a delightful array of Easter eggs, references, and nods to various pop culture favorites. From Sherlock to Doctor Who, Discworld to David Hasselhoff, this season was a treasure trove for eagle-eyed viewers. Join us on this scavenger hunt as we explore the hidden gems that made the show even more delightful.

  1. “Dick in a Box”: The Jon Hamm Connection

Jon Hamm, known for his role in Mad Men, made a memorable appearance in Good Omens Season 2. As Gabriel, an angel, he had to cover his modesty with a cardboard box, reminiscent of the infamous “Dick in a Box” skit by The Lonely Island featuring Justin Timberlake on SNL. The comical scene left audiences chuckling and proved that humor is an integral part of the show’s charm.

  1. A Sherlockian Moment: Aziraphale’s Zoned-Out Memory

Aziraphale’s reminiscence about the events in the Book of Job, only to be brought back to the present by Gabriel, bears a striking resemblance to a scene from the BBC’s Sherlock. In this scene, Irene Adler informs Sherlock that John Watson left their flat while he was deeply engrossed in thought. Both Aziraphale and Sherlock share a tendency to get lost in their thoughts, making this reference an intriguing parallel.

  1. Doctor Who Double Feature: Peter Davison and the TARDIS-Like Fly

Season 2 of Good Omens featured a special guest appearance by Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor and David Tennant’s father-in-law, who played the biblical figure Job. Furthermore, the fly that Beelzebub gives Gabriel, which is “bigger on the inside,” humorously alludes to the TARDIS from Doctor Who, the iconic time-traveling police box that is much more spacious inside than it appears on the outside.

  1. The Fez and Tommy Cooper: A Tribute to British Comedy

Crowley donning a fez in the magic shop near Aziraphale’s bookshop may seem like a nod to Doctor Who, but it is more likely a reference to the British comedian Tommy Cooper. Cooper was known for wearing a fez during his act, which was a combination of stand-up comedy and slight-of-hand magic. This humorous touch pays homage to British comedy legends.

  1. The Hoff: An Unexpected Signature

The book that Aziraphale received from his magic teacher, Mr. Hoffman, has a pleasant message inside with the signature “The Hoff.” The writing, which might be funny, is actually a cheeky allusion to David Hasselhoff, a well-known actor well known as “The Hoff” and a recognizable figure from Baywatch and Knight Rider. This lighthearted allusion gives the program a whimsical touch.

  1. No Regerts: A Tattoo Mishap

During a confrontation in a Scottish graveyard, one of the characters sports a multitude of tattoos, including a forehead piece that replicates the infamous “NO REGERTS” tattoo from an internet meme featuring tattoos with spelling errors. This Easter egg tickles fans’ curiosity, leaving them to ponder whether this misspelling is unique in the Good Omens universe or a deliberate reference to real-life tattoo mishaps.

  1. Hot Fuzz: Typos for Comedy

The demons commanded by Shax throw a wood plank through Aziraphale’s bookshop window, demanding that he give up the “angle” Gabriel to the forces of Hell. This misspelling humorously parallels the typo-riddled newspaper headlines in the movie Hot Fuzz. The comedic element of misspellings continues to be a source of amusement for viewers.

  1. “Care to Explain That Suit?” – Aziraphale’s Austen-ian Ball

As Aziraphale hosts an Austen-ian ball, he prompts miraculous wardrobe changes for guests not dressed appropriately. However, something peculiar happens with Gabriel’s wardrobe. He ends up wearing clothes that resemble Aziraphale’s usual style and colors, possibly sourced from Aziraphale’s old clothing. The inclusion of a bedazzled powder blue suit leads to amusing speculation about its origin.

  1. Suzy Izzard’s Stand-Up Routine: Cake or Death?

The Metatron wonders if anyone ever requests death while getting a coffee at Nina’s café. This allusion has two meanings: It makes fun of the restaurant’s name, “Give Me Coffee or Give Me Death!,” and Suzy Izzard’s stand-up routine, “Dress to Kill,” in which she jokingly speculates that the Church of England would give supplicants the choice of “cake or death.”

  1. Book References: A Nod to Good Omens the Novel

Throughout the show, there are carefully placed callbacks to the source material, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens novel. From the Book of Prophecies to Crowley shelving the actual book itself in Aziraphale’s shop, these Easter eggs serve as delightful nods to the original work.

Conclusion

Good Omens Season 2 was a delight for fans with its abundance of Easter eggs and references to various pop culture icons. From Sherlock and Doctor Who to Discworld and David Hasselhoff, the show was a treasure trove for fans to uncover and enjoy. The cleverly placed references added layers of amusement to the storyline, making it a rewarding experience for both devoted fans and newcomers alike.

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