13 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Walking Dead'

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Fans of the comics have been waiting a long time for this character, Tyrese, to appear on the show.

Warning: There are spoilers ahead.Now that “The Walking Dead” is done until February, where are we supposed to get our fix of the Governor, his creepy head aquarium collection, and the slowly-descending-into-madness Rick?

We’ve gathered a few things we’ve learned from deleted scenes, DVDs, “The Talking Dead,” the in depth show on following “The Walking Dead,” and AMC spanning the entire series.

Find out the deal with Shane’s shaggy look last night, creator Robert Kirkman’s favourite part of the prison, and what two original characters have never been seen on screen together until yesterday.

If you need to get your fix of Rick, Carl, Daryl and the Woodbury lot, this should help a little.

The name Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the CDC, is a reference to Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine.

At the beginning of season 2, the group returned to the nursing home only to find it overrun by zombies.

('The Walking Dead' Season 2 deleted scenes)

Organs for a zombie Daryl kills in season 2 were made out of jelly wrapped in Nylon stockings.

While Herschel's farm house in season 2 was granted use by the owners, the barn was created for the show in 10 days. It was later burned down in the series two finale.

The toilets in season 3's prison are fake. (It's executive producer Robert Kirkman's favourite item about the jail cells.)


Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes carries around the bullet that shot Lori in his pocket.

('The Talking Dead')

And, yes, he looked like Wolverine.

('The Talking Dead')

The governor's stash of walkers consists of 24 prop heads in tanks that were yellowed using coffee grounds, tea, and dye.

('The Talking Dead')

There have been a lot of deaths this season; however, most haven't been because of the dead. So far, 14 humans have been killed by humans while three have been killed by walkers.


Merle's prosthetic apparatus was modelled after a soldier.

'They found photos and images of this apparatus that this person had built for himself, so that he could continue to fight after he lost an arm and have one arm as a lethal weapon,' actor Michael Rooker told AMC. 'It's like holding your sword in your hand.'

Though Tyrese just appeared on the show, he first appeared in issue seven of The Walking Dead comic series.


BONUS: Last night's episode was the first time we've ever seen Daryl and Merle on screen together – in a moment that wasn't a hallucination.

Bonus 2: Check out the best sequence from last night's episode:

Michonne fighting the Governor. It's NSFW.

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