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9 Cleverly Hidden ‘Star Wars’ References You Never Noticed

We may still joke about Star Wars being a thing only nerds like, but let’s face it: it’s a part of popular culture that’s become just as mainstream as football and apple pie. That means that the geekiest among us have to work a little harder to make our references that much more obscure, so we can brag to each other about catching them when more casual fans don’t. To make things a little easier for the uninitiated, we’ve rounded up a bunch of tiny Star Wars Easter eggs in video games, movies, and TV shows, from Joss Whedon to American architectural landmarks. Impress your dorky friends with the knowledge you’ll gain after the jump.

Firefly

The props team of Joss Whedon’s 2002 space Western had a running joke going in which they would hide an action figure of Han Solo frozen in carbonite in the backgrounds of several scenes. There’s a rumor that there’s one in every episode, which isn’t as impressive when you remember that there are only 13 of those. Sigh.

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