Don't be fooled by her serious voice and formal wording, Alexa, the voice-controlled digital assistant at the heart of the Amazon Echo (and Dot and a bunch of other devices), is a secret, pop-culture-loving geek.
Yes, she's a weather-relaying, music-playing, question-answering stiff on the surface, but ask the right questions and her true colours come out. It's time to become an Easter egg hunter.
But how do you discover these fun, smart and ultimately nerdy answers just waiting to be unearthed? Well, she can recite Shakespeare or drop some cultural quips worthy of an episode of South Park.
If you want to see just how much of a TV-addicted, music-loving, culturally aware movie buff Alexa is, just try asking her this lot. Some of her answers are sure to plaster a huge grin across your face.
Alexa Easter eggs: Movies
Whether you're into action films or comedies, rom-coms or horrors, Alexa's filled with geeky trivia and obscure references that'll make you smile and challenge your own knowledge of all things silver screen.
These are our favourite movie-based Amazon Echo easter eggs. Try saying these to Alexa:
Alexa, party on, Wayne.
Alexa, who you gonna call?
Alexa, show me the money!
Alexa, surely you can't be serious?
Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya.
Alexa, you talkin' to me?
Alexa, I am your father.
Alexa, what is your quest?
Alexa, may the force be with you.
Alexa, do want to build a snowman?
Alexa, open the pod bay doors.
Alexa, do you know the muffin man?
Alexa, I want the truth.
Alexa, are you Sky Net?
Alexa, party time!
Alexa, what's the first rule of Fight Club?
Alexa Easter eggs: TV Shows
It's not just the big screen that Alexa nerds out over, her TV knowledge is unrivalled too. From iconic comedies such as Monty Python to more current classics like Kenan and Kel and The Big Bang Theory, see's just a couple of references away from being a true cosplay conventioner.
Alexa, who loves orange soda?
Alexa, beam me up.
Alexa, Winter is coming
Alexa, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Alexa, define rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock.
Alexa, who loves ya baby?
Alexa, set phasers to kill.
Alexa, your mother was a hamster.
Alexa Easter eggs: Music
It's time to step away from the screen. It turns out that Alexa's a bit of a music buff too. Give her the right cues, and she'll drop knowledge bombs on you across a range of genres from 60's rock and 90s rap to modern pop ballads. Heck, Alexa will even Rick Roll your mates if you ask her nicely because she's never gonna give you up.
Alexa, I shot a man in Reno.
Alexa, what does the fox say?
Alexa, who let the dogs out?
Alexa, play that funky music white boy.
Alexa, have you ever seen the rain?
Alexa, hello, it's me!
Alexa, who is the Walrus?
Alexa, what is war good for?
Alexa, what's the loneliest number?
Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?
Alexa, how much is that doggie in the window?
Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?
Alexa, what is love?
Alexa, what is war good for?
Alexa, never gonna give you up.
Alexa Easter eggs: Cultural References
Just because she doesn't get out much doesn't mean Alexa doesn't know how the world works. She's aware that Chuck Norris is a badass and the internet's obsession over that dress is worthy of being fun of. With her cultural knowledge, it's only a matter of time until Alexa herself is a meme.
Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?
Alexa, what colour is the dress?
Alexa, make me a sandwich.
Alexa, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Alexa, who's your daddy?
Alexa, when is the end of the world?
Alexa, where's Waldo?
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Alexa Easter eggs: Dad Jokes
If you've ever asked your Echo to tell you a joke, you'll know that Alexa's sense of humour is, well, less than impressive. She's got the quips of box of Christmas crackers and a dead-pan delivery that, well, leaves something to be desired.
Some of her jokes, and witty answers to seemingly straight questions, however, can't help but raise a smile.
Alexa, how are babies made?
Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?
Alexa, is there a Santa?
Alexa, which comes first: the chicken or the egg?
Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?
Alexa, who is the fairest of them all?
Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?
Alexa, see you later alligator
Alexa Easter eggs: Books
It's not just modern culture that Alexa's on top of, she knows a bit about old world entertainment too. From classic kids books to busting out a bit of Shakespeare, she's got a full library's worth of knowledge wrapped up in her Echo cocoon.
Alexa, what's in a name?
Alexa, who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Alexa, do you like green eggs and ham?
Alexa, what's the answer to life, the universe and everything?
Alexa, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Alexa Easter eggs: Gaming
For such a geek Alexa's gaming-based easter eggs are currently pretty limited. There are a few funny additions though, including a handy cheat code to up your Echo's game.
Alexa, is the cake a lie?
Alexa, all your base are belong to us.
If you're still after more, you can always enable "Super Alexa Mode". Intrigued? Try the old Nintendo-style hidden Alexa cheat code and see what happens. Instead of pressing physical buttons, you can do it all vocally, just say: "Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start."
Want more Amazon Echo easter eggs? Fine, just ask Alexa. You can either say "Alexa, haha" or "Alexa, give me an easter egg" and she'll tease you with clues to find out more.
Any cool Alexa Easter eggs that we've missed? Let us know in the comments.
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