It’s Easter this weekend, which means that most of us will have eggs on the brain. And while the average punter will probably be hoping for conventional chocolate eggs in their Easter bonnet on Sunday morning, pop culture fans could be forgiven for having their sights set on slightly more…fantastical fare, like the eggs found on this list!
5. Wonka-brand Easter egg
What’s that you say? You don’t remember any Easter Eggs in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory?Well, that’s because I cheated: there aren’t any. But you’ve gotta admit that even though we never actually see any Wonka-brand Easter eggs, it’s a dead certainty that not only do they exist, but that they are ah-mazing, as well. From snozzberry-centred dark chocolate eggs through to pralines that taste like full roast dinners, this eccentric chocolatier’s festive output would undoubtedly be truly next level confectionery.
4. The golden egg
The Million Dollar Duck is a widely-panned Disney live-action comedy from the 1970s, in which a penniless scientist accidentally invents a duck capable of laying solid gold eggs. Basically, it’s a play on the classic Aesop’s Fable The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg, except with a duck and excruciatingly awkward “humour” added into the mix. That said, if you set aside the less than stellar source material from which this particular egg is drawn – and overlook the unforeseen complications that almost always crop up in these sorts of scenarios – it’s pretty hard to knock the idea of poultry that can serve up 24-carat yolks.
3. Phoenix egg
This next one is a bit of a mixed bag. After all, the arrival of the Phoenix in the Marvel Universe usually means that the end of the world is imminent. Even so, without a Phoenix egg like the one Jean Grey hatched from in Grant Morrison’s swansong New X-Men story arc, “Here Comes Tomorrow”, we’re pretty much screwed.
That’s because the role of the Phoenix Force is to ensure that evolution (and by extension, life itself) persists, and therefore to stop the apocalypse, proving the incredible value of this particular egg. Those in the market for a less ominous variety of egg can always opt instead for those seen in Harry Potter, which house decidedly more benign phoenixes.
2. Humpty Dumpty
Ostensibly, a sentient egg-creature is kinda horrifying. But there’s something oddly appealing about an egg that not only acquired the ability to walk and talk, but wasted no time using this newfound intelligence and mobility to climb a wall – even if, according to Puss in Boots, said egg possessed some fairly glaring character flaws.
If you think about it, that feat alone makes Humpty Dumpty easily the most accomplished egg of all time, so it’s only right to give this doomed ovum his due. And if Humpty isn’t devilled enough of an egg for you, perhaps you can get behind the unqualified glory of DC Comics villain Egg-Fu, instead?
1. Dragon egg
If you think I’m going to justify awarding the top spot to this Game of Thrones gem by saying anything other than “It is an egg that dragons hatch from”, you clearly haven’t visited this site before…