Fallout 2 Easter Egg - Programmers Jokes

(Webmaster's Note: Many of these sound fairly obvious to people in the know, and we wouldn't normally accept them. This list was so comprehensive though, so we let it slide.)

Right, there have already been many posts of hidden stuff in F2, these are the ones I can remember of the top of my head,

Bridge keeper from the monty python quest for the holy grail film- can be seen as a random encounter, will ask the player 2 easy questions(as per the film) then one which the answer for can be found in the instruction book.
Knights of NEEE- occaisionly seen as a random encounter hunting for a shruberrey.
Knights searching for the holy hand grenade (already mentioned)
Star wars- as you enter klamath or new reno (cant rember which) a pedestrian will say "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany"
random encounter-characters from the original game, can be seen in a bar (called the cafe of broken dreams) high outdoorsman skill needed.
Gate way- will take you to vault 13 (I dont know if you are meant to find this) as a random encounter one of the computers can be "used" this will break the water chip and inform you the the vault only has 300 days water left, as in the original.
In MODOC, when you take the dog to help you find timmy a strong refrence is made to lassie
the slavers guild- the first time you enter the guard will say "ahh fresh meat..." like the butcher in Diablo, the head of the slavers guild is Metzgar ( or similar spelling) this is german for "butcher"
Refrence is made to mike tyson in the boxing area of new reno with the phrase "mike likes ears"
In the brahmin "fries" eating contest the dialouge is identical to the of "funny farm" starring chevvy chase
"tragic the gathering" is a rip off of the card game "magic the gathering"
Reference to Silence Of the Lambs- In the army base, you can find the holodisc of Dr. H. Lector, who sends some liver and fava beans to some soldiers who played a joke on him
Reference to South Park- You can find boxes of cheesey poofs at various points in the game
The robot at the crashed vertibird site says " no5 is alive", "I'm mearly a translator" and "im sorry, dave"
Reference to the final fantasy series- in combat Cassidy will say, "I wish I had a limit break"
When you meet enclave patols one of the comments reads "bet your going ot tell me your looking for a water chip"
The bloke outside of the cats paw repeats a (toned down) version of the guy out side of the night club in "from dusk till dawn"
Reference to pulp fiction- when you arm wrestle francis in Broken Hills: "If you lose youll be my gimp for the night"
One of the ghouls at the retirment home says "I'm cold and wolves are after me" like grandpa simpson in the simpsons
Reference to Tombstone- In Broken Hills there is a doctor his name is Doc Holliday
Reference to Bugs Bunny - Sometimes, characters in Den will say "Be vewy vewy quiet I'm hunting wabbits"
In the vault city vault, one of the computers goes "ping" as in the monty python film

Ahh, thats about all i can remember, if you want more mail me.

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Contributed By: Matty6666 on 07-25-2000
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El Slabo writes:
The Star Wars reference was made by a guy in Klamath (can't remember who) about The Den. Doc Holiday was also in "Gunfight At The OK Coral," just thought I'd through that in there, he's probobly in even more westerns, but I love that movie, so, there ya go.
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Fuzzmosis writes:
As with the bridge keeper of death, fighting him is a bad idea, but you can still get the man who summons cows at you (in combat) dead. Answer one of his questions in the form of a question. You get his robe, but I've only seen this done, don't know how good it truly is.
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Teikko writes:
The crashed whale is a reference to the book "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy", Where a whale are crashing towards a planet together with some flowers (also to be found at the same site). The flowers is of no use. At the bandit caves you have to gather 3 dog tags, the names of these are Tuco, blondie and angel eyes. Otherwise known as the good, the bad and the ugly (the movie).
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Tommy Boy writes:
I just wanted to add that you can find a unique weapon when you return to Vault 13 (through that gateway). It's located at the floor in the weapon storage room. I don't remember it's name, but it's an energy weapon and can only be used in daylight. Since the weapon totally depends on solar energy, it uses no ammo. It's not that great, but if you're low on ammo or if you don't want to waste any ammo, it can be quite useful.
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Crowley writes:
The gateway is called Guardian of Forever. I hear this is a reference to the Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever".
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Thylin Creno writes:
Just to let you know, Doc Holiday was a real person, as were the other people from the "Gunfight at the O. K. Corral". It is a real historical event, that is why there are so many movies about it. Might be other people from it in the game, i just got the game so if any of you have seen a Wyatt Earp let us know, that the only one from it i can remember tho.
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Ok, the gun is called the solar sorcher, It runs on sunlight. Others are: -Reference to the movie "The Wizard of Oz" - In the Northern California Republic, you'll come across a girl and her robot standing outside of a building. The girl's name is Dorothy, and her trusty robot who follows her everywhere is Todo. -Reference to They Live - When you go to Redding and talk the sheriff, somewhere along the line your charchter will say "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum" - Duke's famous words -Reference to KFC - Talk to the Dunton Brothers. Ask them about their jerky, and they will say: "It's made with eleven herds and spices, and it's finger-lickin good" -Reference to two poems by Robert Service - The two head miners, Dangerous Dan McGrew and Marge, from Lake LeBarge, from The Ballad of Dan McGrew, and the Ballad of Sam McGee. Both of them died very grisly deaths. -Reference to Wallstreet (movie) - In Gecko, when you talk to the mutant outside the old (at least non functioning) reactor up North he starts saying the speech from the movie Wallstreet. "Greed, for lack of a better term, is good". Also, his name is Gordon, Gordon of Gecko. Michael Douglas' character in the movie was Gordon Gecko. -Reference to The Planet of The Apes - In Broken Hills there is a mutant called Zaius, Dr. Zaius was the main science-ape in the movie. -Reference to In the Line of Fire - Movie Reference: The name Frank Horrigan is from the movie "In the Line of Fire" with Clint Eastwood as Special Agent Frank Horrigan. -Reference to Republican Vice President Dan Quayle - In Enclave Oil Rig ,almost everything the VicePres says is a Dan Quayle quote. Even his mispelling of potato. -Reference to Street Fighter, the arcade game - When the two boxers are sparring on stage, occasionally one of them will scream "Hadooken!" as they throw out a punch. "Hadooken" is Ryu and Ken's fireball attack. -Reference to Dirty Harry - Quote from magnum's description: "being that this is the most powerful handgun in the world, and can blow your head clean-off, you've got to ask yourself one question, do i feel lucky? well, do ya, punk?" This is Clint Eastwood's famous line in Dirty Harry. -Reference to Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back - Bridge guard to arroyo is called Mynoc. A Mynoc is a winged creature that lives in the gut of a space slug, seen in 'The Empire Strikes Back' and which almost swallowed (the space slug, that is) the Millennium Falcon whole.
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Drakkenfyre writes:
Tommy Boy, that weapon is from an old cartoon named SilverHawks, in which one episode the Commander had to take on an enemy which absorbed all types of energy, and grew stronger, but could not stand up against the solar weapon, because the sun's energy was too much, forgot the name of the weapon, but it was a bazooka, no idea what it looks like in the game, tho, -Drakk )))
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Funk writes:
Cassidy mentions that his father named him after a "badass" character from a comic book. He is talking about the excellent adult title "Preacher", in which there is an Irish vampire called Cassidy.
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Maverick writes:
The three dog tags is a reference to the old Interplay RPG WASTELAND which shared the same general theme as all the Fallout games. The puzzle involving the dog tags is also almost identical in both games.
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Raygonne writes:
The first thing is that the bridgekeeper is killable, target the eyes and kill the mad brahmin, try a gauss pistol, and once you kill him you get 7500exp. also the ghoul, Lenny, in gecko is able to join your party and says oddly ironic things. thirdly you can find a federation shuttle encounter (star trek) to give you three 'hypo's' which are healing items and fourth there is a stone head to give you a monument rock which is worthless but may tie in to another encounter. fifth you MIGHT be able to kill king Arthur and his knights but it would be very tough indeed if any one knows how to get the holy hand grenade tell me please.
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bobbysmith56 writes:
The Solar Scorcher is an excellent weapon, I don't know what that guy was talking about it being an "OK" weapon. It doesn't need ammo(although it doesn't work in darker areas), it does up to 70 damage, and if you have the right skills mine does around 80-90 damage EVERY SINGLE TIME, and it doesn't require action points to reload. It has pretty good range also. If you find the gun, I would recommend taking it. The BridgeKeeper's robes are a very good armor by the way. It is almost as good as the advanced power armor, and yes, to get it you must answer the 3rd question with a question(it's the last choice on the list and is quite long).
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Dunatic writes:
One more of these things is found right at the beginning. At the very beginning of the game outside the temple of trials. Go to the guy there and attack him (Klint is his name I think). One of his captions says "Fear is the mind killer" which is a reference to Frank Herbert's Dune. "Fear is the mind killer" is the first line in the Bene Gesserit Litany against Fear. Also in this game one of the chems is called "mentats" which I believe is a another reference to the book. Mentats were human computers.
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borednow writes:
I would like to point out the way to kill the bridge keeper. As on the film all you have to do is ask him a question as an answer so he dies from getting it wrong. the e.g. from the film being "What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"
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Beem writes:
There is also a reference to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. If you have a really dumb character, go to the brothel (Cat's Paw I think it's called) in New Reno, when you talk to the Madam your character will talk about how George told you not to talk to her (or something) and other lines Lenny said in the novel. Which ultimately proves that game designers read classics, on that note it proves that game designers read, period.
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Arael writes:
In Redding (IIRC), there is a saloon together with a funeral parlor. Strike a conversation, and there is a following thread: -(...)eat their damn dead. -How else could we grok their essence? -God-damn Martians. (...) This is a reference to R. Heinlein's "Stranger in a strange land". Can't believe nobody mentioned it... (or they did, and I'm going blind :D)
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Maya writes:
ference to The good, the bad and the ugly: when you`re doing Salvatore`s quest, the on with Pretty Boy Lloyd, take him to Golgotha and make him dig. The dialog is similar to the one Blondie and Tuco`s when they found the gold (men who dig and men with loaded guns) :)
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Monchanger writes:
There's another reference to the bridge keeper from Monty Python's Holy Grail. The robot guarding the vertibird west of Klamath sometimes says "none shall pass".
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