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There are many hidden references and Easter eggs sprinkled throughout Cookie Clicker. Many are hidden in achievements and upgrades. They are in the title of the achievement/upgrade, or the description.

References[]


Title of Reference

(Brackets indicate achievement/upgrade name)

BIG BOIS Location
Realm of the Mad God Realm Of The Mad God (Video game) Name of achievement
But the future refused to change Chrono Trigger (Video game) Name of achievement
News : new cookie-producing prisms linked to outbreak of Rainbow-related viral videos. Yosemitebear Mountain Double Rainbow 1-8-10 (YouTube video) News ticker
(War of the gods) "An interesting game; the only winning move is not to pray." Wargames (Movie) Description of upgrade
Praise The Sun Dark Souls (Video game) Name of achievement
Improbability drive; "A strange engine that turns statistics on their head. Recommended by the Grandmother's Guide to the Bakery." The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Book/Movie) Name/flavor of upgrade
Restaurants at the end of the universe Name of upgrade
Hyperspace expressway Name of achievement
I Hate Manure Back To The Future (Movie series) Name of achievement
Flux capacitors Name of upgrade
When this baby hits 36 quadrillion cookies per hour Name of achievement
The dreams in which i'm baking are the best i've ever had Mad World (Song by Tears for Fears, covered by Gary Jules) Name of achievement
Can we get much higher Dark Fantasy (Song by Kanye West) Name of achievement
Gold member Austin Powers in Goldmember (Movie) Name of achievement
Knead for speed Need For Speed (Video game/movie series) Name of achievement
Need for greed
Large macaron collider Large Hadron Collider (LHC - particle accelerator) Name of upgrade
Sugar bosons Higgs boson (Subatomic particle) Name of upgrade
Now you're thinking Portal (Video game) "Now you're thinking with portals" Name of achievement
(Chocolate cake) "The cake is a Portal reference!" Portal (Video game) Flavor text of upgrade
Despite everything, it's still you Undertale (Video game) Name of achievement
(Warp drive) "To boldly bake." Star Trek (TV series) Name/flavor of upgrade
(Obliterate) "Resistance is futile, albeit entertaining." Flavor text of achievement
(Earl Grey Macarons) "Best served hot. Make it so." Star Trek: Next Generation (TV series) Upgrade flavor text
Rules of acquisition Name of upgrade
(Chai tea cookies) "Not exactly Captain Picard's favorite, but I mean these will do in a pinch"
(Chocolate monoliths) "My god. It's full of chocolate bars." 2001: A Space Odyssey (Book by Arthur C. Clarke) Flavor text of upgrade
(Sanity dance) "We can change if we want to. We can leave our brains behind." Safety Dance (Song by Men Without Hats) Flavor text of upgrade
(Get lucky) "You've been up all night, haven't you?" Get Lucky (Song by Daft Punk) Flavor text of upgrade
(Ultimadrill) "Pierce the heavens, etc." Gurren Lagann (Anime) Flavor text of upgrade
(Salmon roe) "Do the impossible, see the invisible. Roe roe, fight the power?"
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Book by John Steinbeck) Name of achievement
Far far away Star Wars (Movie series) Name of achievement
Now this is pod-smashing
(Tiny Cookie) "These aren't the cookies you're clicking for." Flavor text of achievement
(Wookies) "These aren't the cookies you're looking for." Name/flavor of achievement
(One Mind) "We are one. We are many." I Am Australian (Song by Bruce Woodley & Dobe Newton) Flavor text of upgrade
The old never bothered me anyway Frozen (Movie series) Name of achievement
Then he waddled away The Duck Song (Viral video) Name/flavor of achievement
(Duck typing) "Hello, this is a duck typing. Got any grapes?" The Duck Song (Viral video) / Ducks typing (Book series)
The ultimate clickdown; "of ultimate destiny" The Ultimate Showdown (Internet video) Name/flavor of achievement
(Gem Polish) "Truly, truly outrageous" Jem (Cartoon) Flavor text of upgrade
(Nihilism) "There are many things that need to be erased" RBG Dreams Minecraft Interlude - HAPPY FACTORY (Viral video) Flavor text of achievement
Panic! at Nabisco Panic! at The Disco (band) Name of achievement
Panic at the bingo Name of achievement
(Heavenly chip secret) "It's a secret to everyone" Legend of Zelda (Video game series) Part of upgrade flavor text
Never dig down Minecraft (Video Game) Name of achievement
(Ghostly biscuit) "Spooky scary skeletons will wake you with a boo" Spooky Scary Skeletons (Song by Andrew Gold) Flavor text of upgrade
(Just Wrong) "It betrayed us, the nasty little thing." The Hobbit (Book by J.R.R. Tolkien) Flavor text of achievement
Gild Wars Guild Wars (Video game) Name of achievement
(Caramel wafer biscuits) "Coated in delicious chocolate. As many layers as you'll get in a biscuit without involving onions." Shrek (Movie series) Flavor text of upgrade
(Jaffa cakes) "If you want to bake a cookie from scratch, you must first build a factory." Carl Sagan quote: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."

Jaffa Factory (Youtube video series)

Flavor text of upgrade
(Eclipse cookies) "Look to the cookie" Seinfeld (TV show) Flavor text of upgrade
(Turtle Egg) "Turtles, right? Hatch from shells, Grow into shells. What's up with that? Now for my skit about airplane food." Flavor text of upgrade
Gold, Jerry! Gold! Name of achievement
"How can you have any cookies of you don't bake your dough?" Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) (Song by Pink Floyd) Name of achievement
(The elder scrolls) "Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie." The Elder Scrolls (Video game series) Name/flavor of achievement
(Paradox Resolver) "No more fooling around with your own grandmother!" Futurama (TV series) Flavor text of upgrade
(Winning Lottery Ticket) "What lottery? THE lottery, that's what lottery! The only lottery that matters!" Fallout: New Vegas (Video game) Flavor text of upgrade
(Dragon claw) "A six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, from the middle toe. So you know, try to show a little respect. Jurassic Park (Movie) Flavor text of upgrade
(Maddening chants) "A popular verse goes like so : jau'hn madden jau'hn madden aeiouaeiouaeiou brbrbrbrbrbrbr"" Moonbase Alpha (Video game) Flavor text of upgrade
Sharpest tool in the shed All Star (Song by Smash Mouth) Name/flavor text of achievement
With her finger and her thumb
The years start coming
(Well the cookies start coming and they don't stop coming) "Didn't make sense not to click for fun"
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do so much to see
Taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow
Hey now, you're a rock
Get the show on, get paid
All that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars
Break the mold
But wait 'till you get older
The meteor men beg to differ
My world's on fire, how about yours
Never get bored
What a concept
We could all use a little change
Hey, Orteil here. Cheated cookies taste awful... or do they? Catchphrase of Michael Stevens, host of Vsauce (YouTube channel) Chance to appear when opening Console, which is controlled by Source.
All the other kids with the pumped up clicks Pumped Up Kicks (song by Foster The People) Name of achievement
How to bake your dragon How to Train Your Dragon (Book/Movie Series by Cressida Cowell/Dreamworks) Name of heavenly upgrade
You disgust me Elf (Movie) Grandma quote (News ticker)
Which Eternal Lie The Nameless City (Book by H.P. Lovecraft) Name of achievement
With strange eons
(No more room in hell) "That is not dead which can eternal click." Flavor text of achievement
Don't stop me now Don't Stop Me Now (Song by Queen) Name of achievement
It's a kind of magic A Kind of Magic (Song by Queen) Name of achievement
He who controls the cookies controls the universe; "The milk must flow" Dune (Book by Frank Herbert) Name/flavor text of achievement
Huge Tracts of Land Monty Python and the Holy Grail Name of achievement
Kitten assistants to the regional manager  The Office (TV show) Name of upgrade
Here be dragon A common phrase found on old maps Name of achievement
You get nothing; "Good day sir!" Willy Wonka (Movie) Name/flavor text of achievement
The end of the world; "(as we know it)" It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Song by R.E.M) Name/flavor text of achievement
(Humble rebegginings) "Started from the bottom, now we're here" Started from the bottom (Song by Drake) Flavor text of achievement
A wizard is you; "I'm a what?" Harry potter (Movies/books) Name/flavor text of achievement
Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Cinderella (Movie) Name of achievement
(Tricentennial and a half) "(it's free real estate)" Memes/social media Flavor text of achievement
Ok boomer Name of achievement
When the cookies ascend just right

It's big brain time.

(Peanut butter & jelly) "It's time" Flavor text of achievement
You are inevitable Thanos, Marvel's "Avengers Endgame" Name of achievement
Finger clickin' good KFCs' catchphrase "finger lickin' good" Name of achievement
cookie clicker forever and forever a hundred years cookie clicker, all day long forever, forever a hundred times, over and over cookie clicker adventures dot com Rick and Morty (TV Show) Name of achievement
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere; "Come watch TV?" Name/flavor of achievement
Feed me, Orteil Little Shop of Horrors (Movie) Name of achievement
We're gonna need a bigger bakery Jaws (Movie) Name of achievement
(Haggler's Charm) "What's that spell? Loadsamoney!" Loadsamoney (Doin' Up The House) (Song by British comedian Harry Enfield) Grimoire spell flavor text
(Beardier beards) "Haven't you heard? The beard is the word." Surfin' Bird (Song) Flavor text of upgrade
Don't let me leave, Murph Interstellar (Movie) Name of achievement
Fringe Fringe (TV Show) Name of achievement
Coherence Coherence (Movie) Name of achievement
Earth-616 Marvel (Comics) Name of achievement
News : cookie economy now strong enough to allow for massive vaults doubling as swimming pools! DuckTales (Show) News ticker
The incredible machine The Incredible Machine (Video game) Name of achievement
(Ultrascience) "YEAH SCIENCE!" Breaking Bad (TV Show) Description of debug upgrade
(Turbo-charged soil) "It's got electrolytes!" Idiocracy (Movie) Description of debug upgrade
(Cornflake Cookies) "They're grrrrrroovy! Careful not to let it sit in your milk too long, lest you accidentally end up with a bowl of cereal and get confused" Frosted Flakes Slogan (Cereal) Name/flavor text of upgrade
(Butter pucks) "Lord, what fools these mortals be! (This is kind of a hokey reference)" A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespearean play) Name/flavor text of upgrade
(Loreols) "Because, uh... they're worth it?" L’Oréal (Brand) Name/flavor text of upgrade
Grease's cups Reese's (Brand) Name of upgrade
(Zilla Wafers) "Popular vanilla flavored biscuits that somehow keep ending up in banana pudding. Themed after a beloved radioactive prehistoric monster, for some reason)." Nilla Wafers (Brand)/Godzilla (Comic) Name/flavor text of upgrade
(Christmas tree biscuits) "Whose pine is it anyway?" Who's Line Is It Anyway? (TV series) Flavor text of upgrade
You're #1 so why try harder You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Album by Fatboy Slim) Name of achievement
(Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals) "& KNUCKLES" Sonic & Knuckles (Video game) Flavor text of achievement
(Undecillion fingers)"Whatever you touch turns to dough in your clutch." The Snow Miser Song/The Heat Miser Song (Songs from "The Year Without a Santa Claus") Flavor text of achievement
(Unshackled temples) "You can make a religion out of this" history of the entire world, i guess (YouTube video) Flavor text of achievement
Army Of Me Army Of Me (Song by Bjork) Name of achievement

Easter Eggs[]

GrandmaFace

Grandma Cookie[]

It is possible to turn the cookie into a cookie with a grandma face on it. Copy this code into the console:

Game.addClass("elderWrath");

Bakery Name Penalties[]

Naming yourself "Orteil" will grant the shadow achievement "God Complex" and penalize your CPS by 1%. If you misspell it as "Ortiel" your CPS will be penalized by 2% instead, it will also turn the cookie sprite when you click on the cookie into the icon of the achievement "God complex" the background cookies will also turn into that icon.

Time Travel Shenanigans[]

By changing the time on one's computer backwards, it is possible to force a sugar lump to grow extremely slowly. When this happens, the mouseover text on the sugar lump will say:

"This sugar lump has been exposed to time travel shenanigans and will take an excruciating (>1) days to mature.

Source Code Comments[]

There are many things that are hidden within the source code of Cookie Clicker in the forms of comments. The following are some of the notable ones. To access the source code, go to http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/main.js

"This is Hilarious" []

After the line of code which causes the lifetime of each Golden Cookie in a Cookie chain to decrease, there appears to be a comment from Orteil expressing his amusement: "//this is hilarious".

if (this.chain>0) dur=Math.max(2,10/this.chain);//this is hilarious
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