Near the end of the film Emperor, Matthew Fox’s character imagines himself chasing the girl in a bamboo forest, then they lie down on the ground and look up at the sky. Look familiar?
According to a fan, “it was put in by the director Peter Webber as a shoutout to Losties who he talked to on Twitter when filming began…Peter asked us what iconic moment from LOST he could try to sneak in and we gave him a few options.”
Aaron emailed me this photo of Macy’s in NYC:
"Just walked past this in NYC. Each spring Macy’s does a flower themed display inside and in all the windows. This one was called "secret garden" I saw some DI themed logo and snagged a pic."
Top: Fringe. Season 2, episode 19, “The Man From the Other Side.”
Bottom: LOST. A deleted scene from “Exodus, Part 2,” in which Claire and the Oceanic 815 pilot (Greg Grunberg) chat in the airport before the flight takes off.
The Fringe scene takes place in Walter’s lab at Harvard, and they realize that the previous night, a TV signal from the alternate universe briefly came across the airwaves of their universe. This brief signal contains a quick shot of this deleted scene from LOST.
This suggests that when LOST aired in the alternate universe, the deleted scenes were included. You’ll also notice that the two shots contain one minor difference; in the alternate universe, the pilot has his coffee in his left hand, but carries it in his right hand in the deleted scene, so I guess they went with a different take of the scene in the alternate universe.
Shoutout to Ben for finding this!
From Jeopardy show #6799 (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
The $1600 clue in the “Movie & TV Companies” category reads: On this TV drama, the Hanso Foundation did work on a crazy island.
Diane, who went on to win the game, answered correctly: “What is LOST?”
This is from the index of the book Television Entertainment by Jonathan Gray.
The Dharma Initiative is not actually mentioned on those pages - though LOST is discussed in the book! - it’s just a fun Easter egg.
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LOST fans report in after meeting an SNL star:
"I had the occasion to meet SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan this weekend as he did a show at my school. In a conversation after the show he mentioned that he was a big Lost fan and tries to sneak Lost references into sketches. Usually they’re so obscure that even die-hards might miss them like Jack’s seat number, etc."
And here we have some evidence of that. Above is a screenshot (at the 1:53 mark) from this sketch where you can clearly see he’s written the number 108. Also, check him out on Twitter and you’ll see he’s wearing a Dharma hoodie in his avatar. He’s a funny dude and a LOST fan.