Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Easter Egg - Scissor Hands in a Chocolate Factory?

1.Get to a page that meets the requirements above.
2. Watch up to the part where Johnny Depp is standing in front of the chocolate factory.
3. Pause the preview and look at his LEFT hand.
4. There is no hand there because it is covered by his jacket sleeve and it looks like he has scissors for hands.

This is a reference to an earlier Tim Burton film, Edward Scissor Hands, which Johnny Depp also had a role in as Edward Scissor Hands himself.

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 03-30-2005
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Willy Wonka/Edward Scissorhands
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As another level to this egg, as he cuts the ribbon, the screen indicates it was "15 years earlier". This movie is copyright 2005, and Edward Scissorhands copyright date is 1990 - 15 years ago.
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I certainly agree that the scissors were an homage to the earlier work. Several giggles broke out in the theatre at that point, so I know that many people would agree. Also, it would fit well with such other nods as the Close Encounters bit and the Oompa Loompa greeting/costumes from Plan 9.
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daunrealist writes:
True, it's probably just to cut some ribbon or something, but I would consider the directors trying to sneak a reference in while still maintaining the plot. I think it's an egg.
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clarebear83 writes:
OH MY GOD!!! have some of you people not read this properly??!!! it LOOKS like he has no hands as a REFERENCE to Edward SH. it wasnt like the directors purposely chopped his hand off... the shot before is Willy chopping through the ribbon then he throws his hand out in a flourish as if to say 'welcome!' He is still holding the scissors. Its a HOMAGE and a great slip up. GOSH!
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irishwhistle writes:
Of course it's an Edward Scissorhands reference. There are too many coincidences for it to be otherwise. And it's just the sort of thing Tim Burton likes to do. Some of the references mentioned seemed obscure, but really, anyone who is old enough to have seen E.S. when it came out saw the pose with the scissors at the ribbon-cutting and chuckled knowingly. It was a very well-known film, and it became a part of our collective consciousness... in other words, it's a fairly obvious 80's pop culture reference. A small one, but easily spotted. To the above poster... Vincent Price was in The Fly, but he wasn't in the title role, so no hits there.
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koira writes:
You idiots. Just because it doesn't look exactly like Edward's hands doesn't mean it isn't a nod to the movie. Come on! It is an easter egg reference to the "Edward Scissor Hands" movie. Get a clue.
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ajp110 writes:
yep, i spotted this the first time i saw the movie. and i submitted this as soon as i got back... blah however, im glad that you posted this before me because i didnt take the time to find out who directed edward scissorhands and all the other stuff you said, so good job.
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cvb writes:
as far as nods are concerned, the scissors are a sure thing. As is the "scattered" comment by the Grandmother when she says (for no good reason) "I like Grapes!"...What's eating Gilbert Grape, another Depp Flick. Check out Mike TV when he jumps into the tube just before he gets zapped. He floats in the air and starts making all of these poses....the last one right before he gets zapped is the classic Peter Pan flying pose....hmmm?
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Tabby writes:
About the fly and Vincent Price, there is also the short film that Tim Burton directed about a boy who wanted to be Vincent Price, this can be found on his nightmare before christmas dvd
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r_willy writes:
Another possible reference to Edward Scissorhands: After Mike TeeVee goes through the Wonkavision and the much smaller version reassembles at the other end, he calls out with a plantiff "help me" that sounds a whole lot like the voice from the original "The Fly" just before Vincent Price meets his end in the spider's web. Perhaps a tribute to Vincent, whose real life ended after Edward Scissorhands?
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pigmandan writes:
i just watched the trailer, and it looks more like he's holding a pair of scissors. possibly to cut a ribbon, like they sometimes do when opening a new store/shop, etc. and the way his arm moves is also suggestive of this. i could be wrong... but either way, well spotted, the clips on that trailer move very fast.
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John writes:
I'll give you credit for noticing that but...in Edward Scissor Hands he had many scissors on each hand (like 50 on each) and its probably a scene where he uses the scissors to cut a ribbon to allow the winners of the golden tickets to enter his chocolate factory (in the background)like people do when they open new establishments such as casinos or libraries.
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Jewan writes:
well,for some odd reason,when i watched it i saw a purple glove.if i'm not mistaken,es has no hand.it's just a quinky-dink and people where all like,"EDWARD".it's just that the camra pans around his body 180 and you guys see the first shot and laugh and you miss the purple glove.
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pigmandan writes:
I posted it while there were no other comments... I guess if the comments weren't reviewed/approved before going on the site it would have already been said by someone else. Ah well.
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Pirate writes:
I honestly think this was a bit of a slip-up. People are looking too much into it....he had just cut the ribbon for the opening of the factory, and he still had the scissors in his hands. I don't think it was really done on purpose, but I'm sure when it came out many people realized "Oh, hey, look..." As for the Gilbert Grape thing...no. The "I love grapes!" line was just put in for a laugh. Something completely random to make Grandma Georgina (I think that was the one) appear a bit off her rocker.....it's way too obscure to even be considered as a reference to "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?"
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Jewan writes:
i dont think its an E.S reference cause you can still clearly see his fingers holding the scissors and ed aint got o fingerz! pwnge
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I was just watching the Charlie and the chocolate trailer at movietome.com and it looks like he's holding a pair of scissors. It doesn't really look like he has scissor hands, but thats just my opinion. You can look it up yourself at movietome.com
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John writes:
already been posted piggy
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TheThing5687 writes:
When I saw the movie I could see his hand pefect.
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Wallamanage writes:
It certainly did look like the scissor-hands effect to me. I was in the cinema when I saw it. It moves very quick though so it could just be a pair of scissors. I guess we'll know when the film comes out. (Actually I probably won't bother to watch it but you'll know if you watch it.) (Also you didn't need to put "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)" as the earlier film was titled "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." This is probably how they got away with the copyright.
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