18 clever moments from the movie Shrek



You’ll never look at Lord Farquaad’s death scene the same way again.


In Shrek 2, Fairy Godmother first appears on Fiona’s balcony in a magic bubble in the same way Glinda the Good Witch greets Dorothy in Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz.

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In Shrek 2, when Puss in Boots has a glass of milk at the bar, he quotes another famous orange cat who is still going through a difficult time: Garfield!

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And in the same movie, when Shrek and Fiona sleep in his childhood bedroom, you’ll notice that one of his group posters is similar to an iconic pose that Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did in the ’70s. .

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At the end of the first Shrek movie, when Dragon smashes the church window, takes Lord Farquaad by the mouth and eats him, it reflects a famous death scene from jurassic park.

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In Shrek 2, when Donkey feels the effect of the Happily Ever After potion overwhelm him, he is referring to Fred Sanford’s infamous “heart attack” line from Sanford and sons.

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Remember the dinner scene Shrek 2, when Shrek, Fiona, and the rest of the family call each other names in the fastest, most hilarious way? Good…

It is a tribute to the scene of The Rocky Horror Picture Show when Brad, Janet and the rest of the gang call out names in the lab.


In Shrek, when Fiona defends herself against the merry men in the woods and leaps into the air, she copies Trinity’s iconic move from The matrix when she fights the policeman.

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In Shrek, when Shrek praises Donkey for crossing the lopsided bridge with lava underneath, he is actually quoting Arthur Hoggett’s infamous line to Babe from the end of baby.

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In Shrek 2, when Shrek and Donkey try to escape the police, they make a subtle reference to OJ Simpson’s infamous 1994 white bronco run.


At the end of the first Shrek movie, they completely reflect the fairy tale ending in the 1950s Cinderella – brown leather book and everything.

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In Shrek 2, when Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, and Harold stop at a “Fat Boy” drive-through restaurant, they wink at Big Boy Restaurant (a location that is notoriously featured in another iconic Mike Meyers film series. : Austin powers).

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When Fiona sings the blue bird in the tree in the first movie, she mimics the same princess song montage Snow White does in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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In Shrek 2, when Gingy, Shrek, and the Muffin Man create a giant gingerbread man (aka Mongo) to destroy the Fairy Godmother, and Gingy yells “It’s alive!” (fair as Henry Frankenstein does after creating Frankenstein’s monster in 1931 Frankenstein).

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In Shrek the third, after Queen Lillian (aka Julie Andrews) uses her head to smash through the brick wall, you can hear her hum “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “My Favorite Things”. Andrews sings these two legendary songs in his two most popular films: Mary poppins and The sound of music.

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At the end of the first Shrek movie, when Gingy wobbles on a candy cane and says to the camera, “God bless us, everyone,” he is referring to the legendary quote from Tiny Tim’s movie from Scrooge (and from the book by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol).

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In Shrek the third, when Shrek has a nightmare about all the mini ogre kids he’s going to have, the stroller from the horror movie Rosemary baby scary rolls in the swamp.

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In Shrek the third, when the students arrive at the academy “stoned” with smoke coming out of their van, it is a tribute to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, when Spicoli and his friends arrive late for school because they smoke.

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And while mounting the honeymoon at Shrek 2, Fiona kisses Shrek as he’s hanging upside down, just like Mary Jane does to Spider-Man in Spider Man.

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