Gabriel says "Human beings are so simple", putting down a copy of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. It's a 2,000 page book of details about how complicated Victorian life is.
61 of 61 found this interesting Interesting? |
One of Adam's friends has the middle name "Moonchild". While this is implied to be a hippie name, it is in fact Aleister Crowley's name for the Antichrist.
40 of 40 found this interesting Interesting? |
To the left of Shadwell's newspaper advert is an entry pleading for the return of "Uncle Terry's" lost hat. It's one of many little homages to Neil Gaiman's friend and Good Omens co-author Terry Pratchett, who died before this series could be made. The hat frequently appears in his official author photos and is almost as famous as he is. That hat can also be seen in Aziraphale's shop, awaiting the never-to-come return of its owner.
26 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? |
War's pen name is Carmine (a bright red pigment) Zingiber (a red ginger plant). In the novel, she is named Scarlett, or Carmine Zuigiber.
25 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? |
The joke about testing the witch Agnes Nutter with a pin, "pricked her all over", implies that acupuncture cured her arthritis.
39 of 45 found this interesting Interesting? |
Newton's necktie has a pattern very similar to the scarf of the Fourth Doctor on 'Doctor Who.'
38 of 45 found this interesting Interesting? |
Also alongside the "Join The Professionals" newspaper advert, and below the advert asking for information on Uncle Terry's lost hat and scarf (last seen in a bookshop near Soho), is an advert about a lost book. It isn't The Book (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies referred to in the episode title), it is The Colour of Magic. This is the title of the first of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.
7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? |
Shadwell's sign reads: "Witches - blight crops/ cast the evil eye/ dance naked (an abomination) worship the devil - have too many nipples/ call their cats funny names."
6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? |
Aziraphale's cocoa mug that he drinks whilst studying the prophecy book has angel wings as the handle.
15 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? |
One of the Queen songs in this episode, "These Are the Days of Our Lives," was released in 1991, a year after the book on which the series is based on came out.
16 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? |
The stripes and colors of Newt's knitted tie are a direct homage to the very long scarf of the fourth Doctor Who.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? |
When Aziraphale and Crowley are sat in a cafe, Aziraphale is eating Angel Cake.
Is this interesting? Interesting? |