The Walking Dead: 42 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

The Walking Dead is the television series guilty pleasure of many, and fans just can’t get enough of this AMC hit! There is something incredibly enticing about the gory and horrific show, and we have the scoop on all of the inside details! Read through our list to discover everything there is to know about this captivating series. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts two through five, to see the remaining 34 facts that you didn’t know about The Walking Dead!

Number Forty-Two: The Scoop on Hershel

For those of you who have kept up with the various seasons of the show, it is hard to forget the moral-compass of the crew, Hershel. The actor for this character has been in the business since as early as 1967. You can see a much younger and rather handsome Hershel in the classic film In the Heat of the Night.

Number Forty-One: The Shocking Statistics

In this post-apocalyptic world, Rick’s crew are up against some intimidating odds. Writers of the show claim that for every survivor of the disease, there are approximately 5,000 zombies.

Number Forty: The Walking Dead Frightens Civilians

During the shooting of season one, the event of filming raised a few eyebrows. During a scene in which Merle shoots a sniper off of a roof, the gunfire actually alerted some unknowing citizens who called the event in to the local police station. Unfortunately, the set had to deal with the arrival of the SWAT team.

Number Thirty-Nine: Opening Night

The premier of The Walking Dead caught a lot of media attention from the very beginning, mainly due to the date of the show’s opening night. The very first episode, Days Gone By, aired in 2010 on All Hallow’s Eve.

Number Thirty-Eight: Bullet in the Pocket

Though most of us haven’t noticed the subtle hints of this tribute, there is quite a sentimental keepsake in Rick’s pocket in every episode of the show. That is, every episode that follows Lori’s death. All of this time, Rick has kept the significant bullet that killed his wife in the pocket of his jeans.

Number Thirty-Seven: Not-So-Graceful Aging

Since the early seasons of the show, the design crew for the walkers have been working effortlessly to create the most gruesome and realistic monsters. Over the years, the designs for the walkers have altered with time. Throughout the seasons, you can watch them deteriorate and become more pale with age.

Number Thirty-Six: A Ham Dinner

If you have ever wonder what the zombie actors are really gnawing on as they dine on “human flesh”, we can gladly tell you that it isn’t really man-meat. In fact, it is just ham. Initially, the snack was covered in BBQ sauce to help add a little spice to the meal, but this caused problems with their makeup.

Number Thirty-Five: The Coveted Bow

Every crazy Daryl-obsessed fan definitely needs a crossbow in their lives. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, they have some good substitutes at Walmart. In fact, they have the same exact one for $300. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts two through five, to see the remaining 34 facts that you didn’t know about The Walking Dead!