Just in time for Easter! Forget the bunny rabbits! Tackling the big three entertainment genres, here is a short list of eggs that have stood the test of time and have become the top eggs in pop culture history.
The Ovomorph, or more eloquently known as ‘the Egg’ from the Alien franchise, far and away takes the cake as the most popular egg in pop culture history. Iconic and still prevalent today, the Ovomorph is the first stage in the life cycle of the Xenomorph alien. Once hatched, the shell releases a ‘facehugger’ which latches on to your face (go figure) and implants a future Xenomorph waiting to chest burst out of you. The egg itself strikes fear into the audience as they know the life cycle and of what’s to come if Ripley isn’t nearby, ready to flamethrower the Queen’s hatchlings. I can’t wait for the new Alien movie.
Known for being capable of laying eggs at will, Yoshi’s eggs are not only a generator for power-ups, but a symbol for the AWESOMENESS that is Nintendo. Whether you are super-smashing your enemies and shooting them out as an egg, or trying to hatch a mushroom to grow big and strong (makes total sense), Yoshi and his eggs has incubated into our hearts with total green-spotted cuteness. Hop on Mario and let’s ride off into the sunset. Bonus – Yoshi doesn’t have to paint his eggs for Baby Yoshi on Easter.
Dragon Egg (Game of Thrones)
Can you go anywhere without hearing the name Khaleesi or Dragons? Once HBO adapted Game of Thrones onto our TV screens it has exploded into a cultural phenomenon and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Among the conversation, is Khaleesi and her dragons. For those not in the know and living under a rock, in the first season, Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi) has three – thought to be extinct – dragon eggs that could prove to be immensely powerful in her quest for the throne if they hatch. To remain spoiler free, I won’t say what happens, but the dragon eggs have since remained a staple and symbol for the show. Since it is so popular, you’d be hard-pressed not to walk into a bookstore or mall and not find evidence of dragon eggs somewhere. They look cool! If you don’t like them… “YOU KNOW NOTHING (article viewer’s full name)!”
So there you go. We’ve tackled movies, video games, and television. Can you think of any other pop culture eggs that I missed? How about a Jurassic Park raptor egg? DINO-SARRR. Let me know in the comments.