Requiem for a Dream Easter Egg - The Third Life-Changing Choice

Tappy Tibbons (Christopher McDonald) is the character on the infomercials that Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) keeps watching on TV. Tappy explains that he did three things to change his life. One is "no red meat"; the second is "no refined sugar"; but he never reveals the third one aloud.

The third guideline, however, is in the movie. If you have the DVD, go to 35:58. It's right after the fast-motion sequence when Sara cleans her apartment. She sits down and turns on the TV to see Tappy's infomercial. Pause it, and you can see written on his dry erase board:

1. No red meat
2. No refined sugar
3. No orgasm

He tells the audience at one point "I know some people are not going to like this," referring to the secretive third guideline. Now we know that he wasn't kidding!

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Contributed By: naregt on 05-28-2001
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Bass2496 writes:
That is very cool! That bugged me that they never revealed the third thing and now I know. Very good movie and post!
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tropical_cow writes:
this movie rules man, i been seeing it too much though. thanks for that tip too. i also heard that there was another egg, like you press up in the chapter selection screen at some point. but im not sure if its only on the European version or what. i also got me a requiem community if you want to check it out:
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cool dude writes:
I am sick of people detracting from others easter eggs... if you found it or didnt like it, well done!!! Don't pissant around trying to determine just what is a damn easter egg. If it is hidden and cool, then let it go,eh? dont be so pedantic. This is like an incident on where a guy said that a slip of the tongue in a speech does not qualify, because the poor guy JUST SLIPPED UP. Get real!!!!
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