We really amazed you with our first set of 33 things that you didn’t know about The Walking Dead, and now we have finally returned with part five! There is so much more to learn about this captivatingly horrific television series, and our list offers the best of the best facts that you never knew!
Number Nine: Jesse Pinkman Reference
During season four, the characters of Daryl and Beth spend a lot of time together. During their bonding experience, Daryl refers to his brother Merle’s dealer as “this hanky little white kid”. Later on, he tells Beth that the dealer replied: “I’m gonna kill you, bitch.”
Number Eight: All of the Pudding
In one particular scene in season four, Carl can be seen eating from a large can of chocolate pudding. In order to make it realistic, actor Chandler Riggs was instructed to keep eating throughout the whole scene. Unfortunately, it took too long to film in his opinion and he absolutely hated the dessert after he was seven pounds deep.
Number Seven: The Stage Name
For the Rick fanatics out there, you may know your favorite dashing actor by the name of Andrew Lincoln. However, this is only his stage name. Hey, you would want to change it up a bit too if your last name was Clutterbuck.
Number Six: The Walking Dead Web Series
In consideration of all of the success the show was experiencing, the producers decided to release a series of webisodes in 2011. The 20-minute web series revealed the story line for the zombie that Rick shot in the first season, the “bicycle zombie”, and took nearly 27 hours to film.
Number Five: The Game
To accompany the show, the makers of this series also released a video game called A Telltale Game Series. The program has won numerous “Game of the Year” awards and is characterized by its periodical updates that follow the show.
Number Four: The Head Collection
One of the Governor’s most gruesome secrets was the collection of severed heads that he harbored in fish tanks in his house. This is another great example of film-making magic; the heads were created by the props team and yellowed simply by use of coffee grounds and tea bags.
Number Three: Green Screen Effects
The props team on the film set are certainly a skilled handful of individuals, but some things are simply impossible without a little help from CGI. Primarily, green screens are used to create extra computer zombies, difficult backgrounds, and lost limbs.
Number Two: Reaching Out to Friends
Although many people don’t know this, producer Frank Darabont is actually quite close to Stephen King. The home of Rick Grimes in the first season is located in King’s County, Georgia, meant to pay homage to the long-time friend.
Number One: The Jelly Mouse
In season four, the character Lizzie can be seen feeding a mouse to a very unlucky walker. Luckily enough for the actor, this realistic treat is an edible creation of the effects crew. They reveal that it is mostly just decorated gelatin filled with grape jelly. We hope you enjoyed exploring our list of the top 42 things that you didn’t know about The Walking Dead!