Below is a list of most Easter Eggs and references in We Happy Few.
- The Scottish Play is a reference to William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth.
- Oh, Behave! is a reference to one of Austin Powers' catchphrases.
- The Two Musketeers is a reference to the book The Three Musketeers.
- I Sing the Body Electric is a reference to the poem of the same name by Walt Whitman.
- A Teaspoon of Sugar is a reference to the classic phrase "a Spoonful of Sugar" from the book- and movie series Mary Poppins.
- Bring Out Your Dead is a reference to the Black Plague.
- Ceci n'est pas une pipe is a reference to the surrealist painting 'The Treachery of Images'.
- Constant Gardeners is a reference to the novel and movie The Constant Gardener.
- Duck Soup is a reference to the war comedy and musical Duck Soup.
- Forbidden Fruit is a reference to the biblical story of Adam and Eve.
- In the Still of the Night is possibly a reference to to the song of the same name by Cole Porter.
- Lilies of the Field is a reference to the novel of the same name by Edmund Barrett.
- Mother's Little Helper is a reference to The Rolling Stones song of the same name.
- Motilene Gives You Wings references the popular slogan from the energy drink Red Bull, "Red Bull gives you wings".
- Superb Meat Boy references the video game, Super Meat Boy.
- Sympathy for the Lightbearer is a reference to The Rolling Stones song "Sympathy For The Devil".
- Keep the Home Fires Burning is a reference to the 1914 song "Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home)".
- So Foul and Faraday is a reference to a quote from the Macbeth play, "So foul and fair a day I have not seen".
- Goodbye to All That is a reference to Robert Graves' autobiography 'Good-Bye to All That'.
- Motilene Makes You Strong is a reference to the popular slogan from the energy drink Red Bull, "Red Bull gives you wings".
- William Godwin is a reference to the English journalist, political philosopher and novelist of the same name.
- Benedick Keyes and Beatrice Gates are references to Benedick and Beatrice from Shakespearean's Much Ado About Nothing.
- Mr. Kite is a reference to the Beatles song "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!"
- Eric Liddell is a reference to the Scottish Olympic runner of the same name.
- Edmund MacMillan is a reference to Edmund McMillen, creator of Super Meat Boy, among other titles.
- Elizabeth Stride is a reference to the third victim of Jack the Ripper.
- Jack Worthing is a reference to the fictional character John 'Jack' Worthing from Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest.
- When the player dies and respawns, a warning sign saying 'There's nothing to see!' appears in the exact spot where they died, regardless of District.
- The statue depicting the Duke of Wellington has a traffic cone on its head, it references the real statue in Glasgow.
- George Villers can be found dead in Adams Park.
- In earlier versions of the game, the player was able to save George by giving him various health supplies.
- The writing 'Look, ma! No hans!' can be seen inside of the watchtower on Ravensholm, it references when Britain won WWII, though because Germany won, it's possibly been written by a German Soldier.
- Mrs. Pankhurst provided the proper suits found on Salamanca Bridge.
- Victoria Byng donated to the Pheonix Theatre on Salamanca Bridge. She also gifted the fountain 'Light Rain' to the Wellington Wells Health Institute.
- Robert Byng gifted the fountain 'Light Rain' to the Wellington Wells Health Institute.
- Madame Wanda, owner of the Reform Club, gifted the fountain 'Water Sports' to the Wellington Wells Health Institute.
- 'Water Sports' is a sexual activity involving urination.
- There's a board in Haworth Labs that says it's been 0 days since their last accident.
- The names B K + B G is written on one of the Wedding Party Stones in the Parade District, next to Arkwright's museum of the future. The names reference Benedick Keyes and Beatrice Gates.
- Prudence's office has a vacation board, one of the cards references the 1998 movie "Dark City", "Welcome to Shell Beach", a town that everyone knows of but has no idea how to get to.
- There's a reoccurring brown teddy bear with white button eyes and white hands, it's a possible reference to Mr. Beans' teddy.
- The song 'For Months and Months and Months' plays in one of the abandoned houses in Barrow Holm, it's a song from 1910 by Jack Norworth. It repeats the first verse over and over.
- There's a tea party in the middle of the grasslands in Barrow Holm, possibly references Alice in Wonderland.
- Johnny Bolton mentions being part of the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.), which was a British organisation during WWII.
- Beatrice Gates and Benedick Keyes reference the Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing.
- At the Gardner House, there's a room underneath the stairs with a broom, matress, small desk, and a rat inside. It's possibly a reference to Harry Potter.
- Johnny Bolton's dolls are named after fictional British secret agents. Charlie Croker (The Italian Job 1969), Jack Carter (Get Carter 1971), Lt. Gonville Bromhead (Zulu 1964), Lt. Colonel J.O.E Vandeleur (A Bridge Too Far 1977) Peachy Carnehan (The Man Who Would Be King 1975), and Nigel Powers (Austin Powers In Goldmember 2002). All of which are played by Michael Caine.
- The Plague Wastrels speak in Old English, specifically quotes from the old poem Beowulf.
- There's an NPC in Haworth Labs who's called Ryan Andrews, it's a reference to Andrew Ryan from BioShock.
- Cilla Humphreys mentions that Davy Hackney made her tape up her breasts, comparing it to "that girl who played Dorothy, in that old movie about the shoes." This is a reference to The Wizard Of Oz (1939), in which Judy Garland (the role of Dorothy) was forced to have her chest taped up in order to appear younger for the role, among other exploitations.
- There's a poster at the Wellington Wells Health Institute that uses a free clip art of a doctor, though it's been somewhat modified. The same clip art can be seen in BioShock, advertising Dr. Steinman.
- 'Kat's Song' from Compulsion Games' first title, Contrast, plays in the first hatch on Ratholm.
- When Sally first enters the old lab on Ratholm, she'll mention expecting a Cheshire cat watching her in the trees. This references Alice on Wonderland.
- When Ollie goes to visit Jack Worthing, he says 'Here's Ollie!', referencing The Shining.
- Some of the plaques during the prologue has the logo for We Happy Few, and Compulsion Games.
- After the player infiltrates Haworth Labs, if they return to the "O" Courant Newspaper Office, they'll find the place under investigation. If they solve the puzzle in Margaret Oliphant's room, they'll find a note that lists some of the kickstarter backers.
- There's a tiny stonehenge on top of the stonehenge at the Wedding Party Stones.
- Nearby one of the parks in the Parade District, there's two statues of the taxidermied dog having sexual intercourse on top of a bird fountain.
- If the player wears a Boiler Suit in areas where there's work to be done, the NPCs will question where the player has been, believing they're a council worker.
- If the player is high on Histoplasma Mushrooms, Arthur will say different things from what he usually says when he's alone.
- Michael Cutting can be found in Reg Cutty's cellar, the name is shared with one of the devs.
- One of the buttons the Headboys wear has the name 'Carylitz' on them, it's a reference to the 3D/Environment Artist, Carylitz Tamez.
Removed Easter Eggs
- Using the Ghost command to no clip into houses behind the shops would reveal brutal murder scenes in Wellie's houses.
- The storage room at the Reform Club used to be filled with Wellie mannequins, small promotional cards for the game scattered on the floor, female happy-face masks and an office name plate with the engraving "PAX 2016 Booth".