Top 50 Ted Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Ted facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Ted film message.

In Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Chihiro mentions losing her shoe in a river. In one of Miyazaki's other films, My Neighbor Totoro, Satsuke briefly sees an abandoned shoe floating around in the river.
In Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Chihiro mentions losing her shoe in a river. In one of Miyazaki's other films, My Neighbor Totoro, Satsuke briefly sees an abandoned shoe floating around in the river.

When Chihiro forces Haku to take his medicine in his dragon form in 'Spirited Away' (2001), Director Hayao Miyazaki had his animators study the way a dog would resist taking its medicine and based Haku's struggling off that.

Ted Trivia

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  1. Leo's character attacks another after being teased for drinking cranberry juice. Cranberry juice is the official state beverage of Massachusetts.

  2. The chant that sends Bill and Ted to hell is "Ed and Chris will rule the world" backwards. Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson wrote the film.

  3. The first time we hear Smaug roar in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), it's actually a recording of the sound designer's 7-year-old daughter that he had originally made for her school's Career Day.

Ted Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The troll that chases Giselle at the beginning of the movie is wearing a loin cloth made up of the peasant dresses from previous Disney Princesses
    The troll that chases Giselle at the beginning of the movie is wearing a loin cloth made up of the peasant dresses from previous Disney Princesses
  • 1 - Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) is visible on a pillow in Boh's room.
    Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) is visible on a pillow in Boh's room.
  • 1 - Sigmund Freud offers the couch to Bill. He replies, "Naw, just got a minor Oedipal complex." Which, according to Freud means he wants to have sex with Missy, er, I mean his Mom.
    Sigmund Freud offers the couch to Bill. He replies, "Naw, just got a minor Oedipal complex." Which, according to Freud means he wants to have sex with Missy, er, I mean his Mom.
  • The CD that Costigan gives to the psychiatrist is in an Exile On Main Street case, a Rolling Stones album. "Let It Loose", a song from the album, is played in the movie. Furthermore, Scorsese used "Gimme Shelter" in the film, as well as in Casino and Goodfellas.

  • 1 - The magic paper that's trying to get to Hakku by following Sen makes a cone shape near her ear so she'll hear the voices in the next room and find Hakku.
    The magic paper that's trying to get to Hakku by following Sen makes a cone shape near her ear so she'll hear the voices in the next room and find Hakku.

Ted Hidden Details

1 - By Martin Scorsese every characters death is foreshadowed by various "X" shapes appearing in many scenes. The characters in these scenes end up dead.
By Martin Scorsese every characters death is foreshadowed by various "X" shapes appearing in many scenes. The characters in these scenes end up dead.
1 - An X on the screen forshaddows each characters death
An X on the screen forshaddows each characters death
1 - Throughout the movie, there are X's that foreshadows characters deaths. Mark Wahlberg's character does't hit with an X and he doesn't die. There are at least 15 X's.
Throughout the movie, there are X's that foreshadows characters deaths. Mark Wahlberg's character does't hit with an X and he doesn't die. There are at least 15 X's.
1 - Jodi Benson plays the receptionist, Sam, and she also plays Ariel in the beloved Disney film, the little mermaid. During this scene, the song Part of Your World plays, which Jodi Benson sung as Ariel.
Jodi Benson plays the receptionist, Sam, and she also plays Ariel in the beloved Disney film, the little mermaid. During this scene, the song Part of Your World plays, which Jodi Benson sung as Ariel.

Chihiro is still wearing the purple hair tie Zeniba gave her to protect her as she looks back for the last time meaning her time spent in the spirit world was real.

Cross always waits for Wesley to shoot first so he can know how to stop the bullet without hurting Wesley

1 - ' Costello buys a young Sullivan groceries. The same groceries are seen again at the end of the movie, as Scorsese uses them to represent the concept of original sin [MIC]
' Costello buys a young Sullivan groceries. The same groceries are seen again at the end of the movie, as Scorsese uses them to represent the concept of original sin [MIC]
1 - Zeniba uses a paper doll to project a hologram of herself to interact with the other characters. Since the paper doll is missing an arm, so is the projection. (real Zeniba for comparison)
Zeniba uses a paper doll to project a hologram of herself to interact with the other characters. Since the paper doll is missing an arm, so is the projection. (real Zeniba for comparison)
1 - Jodi Benson Plays The Receptionist, Sam, And She Also Plays Ariel In The Famous Disney Film The Little Mermaid. During This Scene, The Song 'Part Of Your World' From The Film Plays In The Background, A Song In Which Jodi Benson Sung As Ariel.
Jodi Benson Plays The Receptionist, Sam, And She Also Plays Ariel In The Famous Disney Film The Little Mermaid. During This Scene, The Song 'Part Of Your World' From The Film Plays In The Background, A Song In Which Jodi Benson Sung As Ariel.
1 - The hopping lamp that guides Chihiro to Zeniba's house is a hidden tribute to Pixar Studios.
The hopping lamp that guides Chihiro to Zeniba's house is a hidden tribute to Pixar Studios.
1 - A TV interview is shown featuring Dr. Hank McCoy who would appear in the next film as Beast.
A TV interview is shown featuring Dr. Hank McCoy who would appear in the next film as Beast.

We consistently see X's in the frame with Costigan, Sullivan, Queenan and Costello, but not Dignam.

1 - You can see the loose spikes in the plank before it breaks.
You can see the loose spikes in the plank before it breaks.

Costello instructs his crew to write down their identity numbers (SSN, bank account, etc.), DiCaprio's character (an undercover agent) says "I don't have a bank account." Delahunt says "I'm in the cash business myself." Later it's found out Delahunt, too, is an undercover agent.

After his induction meeting with Captain Queenan, Matt Damon misses immediately identifying who he'll be working to identify for the next 2 hours and who the rat is working for the Police (Dicaprio), because he is more interested in the receptionist's breasts.

1 - Costello knows about Colin's reassignment before Colin tells him, letting it slip that Costello has a second rat in the State Police.
Costello knows about Colin's reassignment before Colin tells him, letting it slip that Costello has a second rat in the State Police.
1 - Jack Black as R.L Stine says that he came up with that Red balloon idea(a direct reference to Stephen King's 'It') and shows the rivalry between the two authors.
Jack Black as R.L Stine says that he came up with that Red balloon idea(a direct reference to Stephen King's 'It') and shows the rivalry between the two authors.
1 - Banner attempts suicide. The Hulk rages out and unearths Captain America's frozen body, which is discovered shortly after in the MCU.
Banner attempts suicide. The Hulk rages out and unearths Captain America's frozen body, which is discovered shortly after in the MCU.
1 - Chihiro still has the bobble that the sorceress gave her after she left the land of the spirit as a proof that she wasn't a dreaming
Chihiro still has the bobble that the sorceress gave her after she left the land of the spirit as a proof that she wasn't a dreaming
1 - Ted(played by Keanu Reeves) tells himself from the future to duck behind the desk so a cop doesn't see him. 10 years later in The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo(again Keanu Reeves) to duck behind the desk in order to hide from the Agents.
Ted(played by Keanu Reeves) tells himself from the future to duck behind the desk so a cop doesn't see him. 10 years later in The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo(again Keanu Reeves) to duck behind the desk in order to hide from the Agents.

Has an extra who is frightened by the three-volley salute

All of the historical figures that Bill and Ted pick up for their final project are listed on the chalkboard at the start of the film (Plus Custer)

1 - Not even 10 minutes in, Wesley glances up at his neighbor's window. This sign foreshadows the big reveal towards the end of the movie
Not even 10 minutes in, Wesley glances up at his neighbor's window. This sign foreshadows the big reveal towards the end of the movie
1 - When Colin and Billy are both in front of Queenan's door, the secretary leans forward when talking to Colin to show off her breasts. As soon as he leaves and it's just Billy she straightens up and talks to him coldly, contrasting how the two characters are treated by women.
When Colin and Billy are both in front of Queenan's door, the secretary leans forward when talking to Colin to show off her breasts. As soon as he leaves and it's just Billy she straightens up and talks to him coldly, contrasting how the two characters are treated by women.
1 - Sigmund Freud holds a corndog while describing modern women giggling as suffering from "hysteria," because Freud.
Sigmund Freud holds a corndog while describing modern women giggling as suffering from "hysteria," because Freud.
1 - The dwarf women have beards.
The dwarf women have beards.
1 - James McAvoy returns to enact revenge on a group of assassins who are lead to their targets by "fate". While breaking into their compound, he knocks over a sign above the doorway. The fallen letters spell 'fate', showing that he is now guided by it and not them
James McAvoy returns to enact revenge on a group of assassins who are lead to their targets by "fate". While breaking into their compound, he knocks over a sign above the doorway. The fallen letters spell 'fate', showing that he is now guided by it and not them

When Wesley rammed down the "TEXTILE FACTORY" gate, letters fell on the ground to spell out "FATE", referring to the Loom of Fate in the movie.

1 - When Chihiro visits her parents as pigs she says, "Mom! Dad! It's me Sen!" because she's already forgotten her own name.
When Chihiro visits her parents as pigs she says, "Mom! Dad! It's me Sen!" because she's already forgotten her own name.

After Frank is shot it shows that he lost control of his bladder upon death

1 - Gwen is reading a book named "Getting Pregnant" before seducing Francis. She's trying to start a family with Francis, despite his career.
Gwen is reading a book named "Getting Pregnant" before seducing Francis. She's trying to start a family with Francis, despite his career.

In the final scene of The Departed, the contents of Collin Sullivan (Matt Damon)'s grocery bag are the same things given to by Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) as a child and by his fiancee Madolyn (Vera Farmiga) earlier in the film.

1 - Her tie sparkled when she turned her head to her family. It protected her from going back or a harmful idea.
Her tie sparkled when she turned her head to her family. It protected her from going back or a harmful idea.
1 - The bullet-holes align only against Fox (driving) and not Wesley, foreshadowing that Wesley was never in danger / being hunted down by Cross.
The bullet-holes align only against Fox (driving) and not Wesley, foreshadowing that Wesley was never in danger / being hunted down by Cross.
1 - I just realized there's some foreshadowing in Enchanted . In the beginning, Giselle creates an effigy of the "prince" she dreamt about. >!The effigy's outfit looks just like the one Robert wears at the ball.!< Guess who Giselle ultimately falls in love with.
I just realized there's some foreshadowing in Enchanted . In the beginning, Giselle creates an effigy of the "prince" she dreamt about. >!The effigy's outfit looks just like the one Robert wears at the ball.!< Guess who Giselle ultimately falls in love with.

Cast and Details

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