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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Secrets and Easter Eggs in ''Grand Theft Auto IV''}}
 
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:''The following is a list of secrets, easter eggs, and hidden trivia references in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. ''
 
:''The following is a list of secrets, easter eggs, and hidden trivia references in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. ''
:''For a list of myths, see [http://www.gta-myths.wikia.com GTA Myths Wiki.]''
 
 
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* <u>Car on Happiness Island</u><br />On the west side of Happiness Island, there is a random spawn that can be a car. This is unusual as there is no way a vehicle can be brought on to the island unless unloaded by a ship.
 
* <u>Car on Happiness Island</u><br />On the west side of Happiness Island, there is a random spawn that can be a car. This is unusual as there is no way a vehicle can be brought on to the island unless unloaded by a ship.
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* <u>Sultan RS behind an abandoned mansion</u><br />Behind an old, run-down mansion in [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]] at the end of the dirt roads, there is a hidden and extremely rare [[Sultan RS]] parked in some bushes. This is practically the only way to find the car in-game. The only other way to obtain it is if the game has it stored in the temporary memory (perhaps because one appeared in one of [[Brucie's Races]]), and automatically spawns it parked or driving around the streets.
 
* <u>Sultan RS behind an abandoned mansion</u><br />Behind an old, run-down mansion in [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]] at the end of the dirt roads, there is a hidden and extremely rare [[Sultan RS]] parked in some bushes. This is practically the only way to find the car in-game. The only other way to obtain it is if the game has it stored in the temporary memory (perhaps because one appeared in one of [[Brucie's Races]]), and automatically spawns it parked or driving around the streets.
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* <u>Re-start a breakdown vehicle by phone</u><br />If the player's vehicle has been damaged to the point that the engine has stopped, calling any number on the [[mobile phone]] will start it again. This does not work if the car is incinerating.
 
* <u>Re-start a breakdown vehicle by phone</u><br />If the player's vehicle has been damaged to the point that the engine has stopped, calling any number on the [[mobile phone]] will start it again. This does not work if the car is incinerating.
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* <u>Face of the statue & the Hot Coffee</u><br />
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* <u>Face of the statue & the Hot Coffee</u><br /> 
The [[Statue of Happiness]]' face bears a striking resemblance to former [[United States|U.S.]] Secretary of State [[wp:Hillary Rodham Clinton|Hillary Clinton]]. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the [[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee controversy]] which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.
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The [[Statue of Happiness]]'s face bears a striking resemblance to former [[United States|U.S.]] Secretary of State [[wp:Hillary Rodham Clinton|Hillary Clinton]]. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the [[Hot Coffee Modification|Hot Coffee controversy]] which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.
* <u>"No Hidden Content This Way" sign</u><br />
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* <u>"No Hidden Content This Way" sign</u><br /> 
 
The southern door has a sign: "No Hidden Content This Way". This is similar to the sign on top of the [[Gant Bridge]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] and [[The Hidden Sign]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]].
 
The southern door has a sign: "No Hidden Content This Way". This is similar to the sign on top of the [[Gant Bridge]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] and [[The Hidden Sign]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]].
 
* <u>Heart of Liberty</u><br />Within the [[Statue of Happiness]] is a giant beating heart, supposedly the "Heart of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]." In GTA IV, access into the area is only achievable via an entrance marked by a "No Hidden Content This Way" sign at the upper level of the statue's pedestal, which can only be reached by helicopter. Once inside the pedestal, the player must scale a ladder up to the midsection of the statue, where the heart is located. It can be shot at, but nothing happens. In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] drinks too much and blacks out, he will wake up at random locations after the black screen, one of which may be the [[Statue of Happiness|Heart of Liberty City]].
 
* <u>Heart of Liberty</u><br />Within the [[Statue of Happiness]] is a giant beating heart, supposedly the "Heart of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]." In GTA IV, access into the area is only achievable via an entrance marked by a "No Hidden Content This Way" sign at the upper level of the statue's pedestal, which can only be reached by helicopter. Once inside the pedestal, the player must scale a ladder up to the midsection of the statue, where the heart is located. It can be shot at, but nothing happens. In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] drinks too much and blacks out, he will wake up at random locations after the black screen, one of which may be the [[Statue of Happiness|Heart of Liberty City]].
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* <u>Maverick's warning message</u><br />There's an unsettling warning message about the [[Maverick]] inside the cockpit that can be seen if the player looks in first-person mode. It implies this:<br />''"This helicopter might crash but we really don't care if it does, refer to flight manual for help."''
 
* <u>Maverick's warning message</u><br />There's an unsettling warning message about the [[Maverick]] inside the cockpit that can be seen if the player looks in first-person mode. It implies this:<br />''"This helicopter might crash but we really don't care if it does, refer to flight manual for help."''
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* <u>Packie's brain-box</u><br />If the player positions the camera in such a way that the player is able to see inside Packie's head, a small cube with Packie's balaclava texture from [[Three Leaf Clover]] can be seen.
 
* <u>Packie's brain-box</u><br />If the player positions the camera in such a way that the player is able to see inside Packie's head, a small cube with Packie's balaclava texture from [[Three Leaf Clover]] can be seen.
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* <u>Strippers' black-box</u><br />Similarly as Packie's brain-box, some of the strippers has a little black box inside their head.
 
* <u>Strippers' black-box</u><br />Similarly as Packie's brain-box, some of the strippers has a little black box inside their head.
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* <u>Police Brutality</u><br />Inside the [[East Holland Police Station|East Holland LCPD Station]], it is possible to see three cops and someone on the ground. Another police brutality can be found at the northern beach of [[Boulevard]], [[Bohan]].
 
* <u>Police Brutality</u><br />Inside the [[East Holland Police Station|East Holland LCPD Station]], it is possible to see three cops and someone on the ground. Another police brutality can be found at the northern beach of [[Boulevard]], [[Bohan]].
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* <u>Burger Shot disclaimer</u><br />Under the menu of [[Burger Shot]], the player can see this disclaimer:<br />''"This Burger may kill you! We can't be held responsible"''
 
* <u>Burger Shot disclaimer</u><br />Under the menu of [[Burger Shot]], the player can see this disclaimer:<br />''"This Burger may kill you! We can't be held responsible"''
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* <u>Car wreck off the cliff</u><br />At the end of the street in south side of [[Beachgate]], over the broken fence, there are two car wrecks off the cliff.
 
* <u>Car wreck off the cliff</u><br />At the end of the street in south side of [[Beachgate]], over the broken fence, there are two car wrecks off the cliff.
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* <u>Statue capped with traffic cone</u><br />Inside the courtyard of Civilization Committee Building at [[Hatton Gardens]], there is a statue with a traffic cone on its head.
 
* <u>Statue capped with traffic cone</u><br />Inside the courtyard of Civilization Committee Building at [[Hatton Gardens]], there is a statue with a traffic cone on its head.
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* <u>Epitaph of Grant's Tomb</u><br />In [[Middle Park West]], The epitaph of Grant's Tomb is ''"We Love To Fight"'' instead of ''"Let Us Have Peace"''.<br />([[:Image:HeritageNotHate-GTAIV-UlyssesSGrant.jpg|In-game website mentioned about Ulysses S. Grant]])
 
* <u>Epitaph of Grant's Tomb</u><br />In [[Middle Park West]], The epitaph of Grant's Tomb is ''"We Love To Fight"'' instead of ''"Let Us Have Peace"''.<br />([[:Image:HeritageNotHate-GTAIV-UlyssesSGrant.jpg|In-game website mentioned about Ulysses S. Grant]])
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* <u>Tomb of Meadows Park Church</u><br />In the graveyard behind the [[Meadows Park Church]], there is a tomb or cenotaph with the epitaph below:<br />''Roll of Honor "War of the Deadline" 1869-1869<br />"for those about to build...... we salute you"''
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* <u>Tomb of Meadows Park Church</u><br />In the graveyard behind the [[Meadows Park Church]], there is a tomb or cenotaph with the epitaph below:<br />''Roll of Honor "War of the Deadline" 1869-1869<br />"for those about to build...... we salute you"'' This is a reference to the album titled "For Those About to Rock We Salute You" by AC/DC.
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* <u>Tai Chi on the rock</u><br />On the huge rock of the beach in south-east Westdyke, there is usually somebody practicing Tai Chi on it.
 
* <u>Tai Chi on the rock</u><br />On the huge rock of the beach in south-east Westdyke, there is usually somebody practicing Tai Chi on it.
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* <u>Impregnation warning sign</u><br />At the [[Eugenics Incorporated|Eugenics]]' warehouse in Port Tudor, a warning sign placed at the north-west corner of the building, that wrote:<br />''"Ladies! Please wear protection.<br />It's unlikely but not impossible you may be impregnated upon visiting Eugenics Inc."''
 
* <u>Impregnation warning sign</u><br />At the [[Eugenics Incorporated|Eugenics]]' warehouse in Port Tudor, a warning sign placed at the north-west corner of the building, that wrote:<br />''"Ladies! Please wear protection.<br />It's unlikely but not impossible you may be impregnated upon visiting Eugenics Inc."''
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* <u>Photocopier in TW@</u><br />At all [[TW@]] internet cafes, behind the cashier's desk, and also inside various vehicle dealerships, the screen of the [[Kakagawa]] Power Ultra 3000 Pro photocopier reads: ''ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol''. This can only be seen through the scope of a [[Sniper Rifle]].
 
* <u>Photocopier in TW@</u><br />At all [[TW@]] internet cafes, behind the cashier's desk, and also inside various vehicle dealerships, the screen of the [[Kakagawa]] Power Ultra 3000 Pro photocopier reads: ''ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol''. This can only be seen through the scope of a [[Sniper Rifle]].
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* <u>Mr. Tasty & the GTA IV theme music</u><br />While driving the [[Mr Tasty|Mr. Tasty]], the player is able to trigger songs to play by clicking the horn. One of these songs is the theme song of GTA IV. While this song is playing, call [[ZiT]] and they will text back with "ZiT! Spotted GTA IV Theme". This resembles a cheat that gives the player health, armor and ammo, but this will also block some [[Achievements and Trophies in GTA IV|achievements and trophies]] in the game.
 
* <u>Mr. Tasty & the GTA IV theme music</u><br />While driving the [[Mr Tasty|Mr. Tasty]], the player is able to trigger songs to play by clicking the horn. One of these songs is the theme song of GTA IV. While this song is playing, call [[ZiT]] and they will text back with "ZiT! Spotted GTA IV Theme". This resembles a cheat that gives the player health, armor and ammo, but this will also block some [[Achievements and Trophies in GTA IV|achievements and trophies]] in the game.
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* <u>Blood trail behind Faustin's house</u><br />In the backyard of [[Mikhail Faustin]]'s [[Mikhail Faustin's Mansion|home]], there are two blood trails on the ground.
 
* <u>Blood trail behind Faustin's house</u><br />In the backyard of [[Mikhail Faustin]]'s [[Mikhail Faustin's Mansion|home]], there are two blood trails on the ground.
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* <u>The rules of Outlook Park</u><br />At the entrance of [[Outlook Park]], the player can see a sign with the rules:<br />''no eating, no drinking, no dogs, no children, no ball games, no hotdogs, no running''.
 
* <u>The rules of Outlook Park</u><br />At the entrance of [[Outlook Park]], the player can see a sign with the rules:<br />''no eating, no drinking, no dogs, no children, no ball games, no hotdogs, no running''.
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* <u>The most expensive kids meal</u><br />The highest price meals in [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants is "Little Clucker" ($8.00) and "Little Peckers" ($8.00), both of them are meal for kids.
 
* <u>The most expensive kids meal</u><br />The highest price meals in [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants is "Little Clucker" ($8.00) and "Little Peckers" ($8.00), both of them are meal for kids.
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* <u>Veggie Wings may contain meat</u><br />The [[Cluckin' Bell]] new "Veggie Wings" with a row of disclaimer below: "may contain meat".
 
* <u>Veggie Wings may contain meat</u><br />The [[Cluckin' Bell]] new "Veggie Wings" with a row of disclaimer below: "may contain meat".
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* <u>Clean Hands, Clean Conscience</u><br />On the paper-towel dispenser in [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants with the text of ''"Clean Hands, Clean Conscience"''.
 
* <u>Clean Hands, Clean Conscience</u><br />On the paper-towel dispenser in [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants with the text of ''"Clean Hands, Clean Conscience"''.
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* <u>Cash register in Cluckin' Bell</u><br />On the cash register of [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants, the player can see the text on it likes: "Holy Shit", "Veg Crap", "Medium, Extra Medium, Medium XL", "Ask CJ", "Launch Missiles", "Space Lazer" etc.
 
* <u>Cash register in Cluckin' Bell</u><br />On the cash register of [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants, the player can see the text on it likes: "Holy Shit", "Veg Crap", "Medium, Extra Medium, Medium XL", "Ask CJ", "Launch Missiles", "Space Lazer" etc.
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* <u>Plaques of the fossils</u><br />There is an [[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV|easter egg]] in [[The Libertonian]]; the plaque describing the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. The texture of the text is low-resolution, and thus hard to read properly, but reads, roughly:<br />''"This big bastard took a few days to knock up because it had to be done by the sole hand of a prop artist. But alas, and feast your eyes on this 21000 poly maniac. Trex right up your arse. How do you like them apples?"''.
 
* <u>Plaques of the fossils</u><br />There is an [[Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV|easter egg]] in [[The Libertonian]]; the plaque describing the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. The texture of the text is low-resolution, and thus hard to read properly, but reads, roughly:<br />''"This big bastard took a few days to knock up because it had to be done by the sole hand of a prop artist. But alas, and feast your eyes on this 21000 poly maniac. Trex right up your arse. How do you like them apples?"''.
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* <u>The "RIP/we'll miss you" graffiti</u><br />On the staircases in most apartment blocks in the game, the player may spot some graffiti referring to past protagonists set in [[3D Universe|GTA III]] canon ([[Claude]], [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]], [[Carl Johnson|Carl (CJ)]], [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]], and [[Victor Vance|Vic]]), that suggests they have died, though it is likely metaphorical as GTA III canon is over so they won't be seen again. The only on-screen death of a protagonist so far is Victor Vance and Johnny Klebitz . The graffiti is intended to serve as "a little joke for fans of the series", as a different design approach to GTA IV meant the games' timeline could only inherit various fictional brand names and certain radio personalities; it is, however, no indication as to whether or not GTA III canon has been retired.[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/updated-asked-answered-re-vice-city-red-dead-redemption-and-chin.html]
 
* <u>The "RIP/we'll miss you" graffiti</u><br />On the staircases in most apartment blocks in the game, the player may spot some graffiti referring to past protagonists set in [[3D Universe|GTA III]] canon ([[Claude]], [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy]], [[Carl Johnson|Carl (CJ)]], [[Toni Cipriani|Toni]], and [[Victor Vance|Vic]]), that suggests they have died, though it is likely metaphorical as GTA III canon is over so they won't be seen again. The only on-screen death of a protagonist so far is Victor Vance and Johnny Klebitz . The graffiti is intended to serve as "a little joke for fans of the series", as a different design approach to GTA IV meant the games' timeline could only inherit various fictional brand names and certain radio personalities; it is, however, no indication as to whether or not GTA III canon has been retired.[http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/741/updated-asked-answered-re-vice-city-red-dead-redemption-and-chin.html]
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* <u>Myths from San Andreas</u><br />There is a [[Liberty Tree]] article that talks about urban myths in Liberty City. This could be referring to the myths that were created around San Andreas.
 
* <u>Myths from San Andreas</u><br />There is a [[Liberty Tree]] article that talks about urban myths in Liberty City. This could be referring to the myths that were created around San Andreas.
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* <u>Babiesovernight.com</u><br />One of the in-game radio advertisements is for an online service called [[Babiesovernight.com]]. The tagline at the end and the background music are evocative of the commercial in GTA III for [[Petsovernight.com]].
 
* <u>Babiesovernight.com</u><br />One of the in-game radio advertisements is for an online service called [[Babiesovernight.com]]. The tagline at the end and the background music are evocative of the commercial in GTA III for [[Petsovernight.com]].
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* <u>Claude's outfit</u><br />When [[Playboy X]] is killed, it is possible to go to his apartment and open the wardrobe to get a change of clothes that look like the clothing of [[Claude]], the protagonist of [[GTA III]].
 
* <u>Claude's outfit</u><br />When [[Playboy X]] is killed, it is possible to go to his apartment and open the wardrobe to get a change of clothes that look like the clothing of [[Claude]], the protagonist of [[GTA III]].
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* <u>Miniatures in Miniature Golf Course</u><br />In the miniature golf course [[Funland|Funland amusement park]], several miniatures are re-use from previous GTA: (from left to right)<br />'''[[Jefferson Towers]]''' (GTA SA); '''windmill''' (several different place in GTA SA); '''[[World's Largest Cock|"The Big Pecker"]]''' (GTA SA); '''[[Ocean View Hotel]]''' (GTA Vice City); '''[[Los Santos Lighthouse]]''' (GTA SA)
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* <u>Miniatures in Miniature Golf Course</u><br />In the miniature golf course [[Funland|Funland amusement park]], several miniatures are re-use from previous GTA: (from left to right)<br />'''[[Jefferson Towers]]''' (GTA San Andreas); '''windmill''' (several different place in GTA San Andreas); '''[[World's Largest Cock|"The Big Pecker"]]''' (GTA San Andreas); '''[[Ocean View Hotel]]''' (GTA Vice City); '''[[Vice City Lighthouse]]''' (GTA Vice City)
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* <u>Street-artist's artworks display</u><br />On [[Happiness Island]], in front of the entrance to the statue, it is possible to find a street-artist's easel/display stand with several pictures. These pictures are all concept works of many previous GTA characters. The easel can also be seen in south-central [[Algonquin]], very close to where [[Hossan]]'s [[Random Characters|random encounter]] takes place and in front of the [[The Libertonian]].
 
* <u>Street-artist's artworks display</u><br />On [[Happiness Island]], in front of the entrance to the statue, it is possible to find a street-artist's easel/display stand with several pictures. These pictures are all concept works of many previous GTA characters. The easel can also be seen in south-central [[Algonquin]], very close to where [[Hossan]]'s [[Random Characters|random encounter]] takes place and in front of the [[The Libertonian]].
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* <u>Hot Coffee in Liberty City</u><br />There are signs scattered throughout Liberty City that say "Hot Coffee Shop", clearly a reference to the [[Hot Coffee]] sexual content and controversy from [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
 
* <u>Hot Coffee in Liberty City</u><br />There are signs scattered throughout Liberty City that say "Hot Coffee Shop", clearly a reference to the [[Hot Coffee]] sexual content and controversy from [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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* <u>GTA's musicians</u><br />CDs from pre-GTA IV musicians are found in different places in GTA IV: [[Madd Dogg]]'' - [[Still Madd]]'' and [[OG Loc]]'' - [[Str8 From Tha Streetz|Str8 from tha Street]]'', both rappers in GTA San Andreas. [[Rudy LaFontaine]]'' - Funk in Time'' and [[Sunshine Shine]]'' - Mine Until Monday'' can both be heard on Lips 106 on GTA Liberty City Stories, and Purser - ''Feel the Pain'' can be heard on Head Radio on LCS.
 
* <u>GTA's musicians</u><br />CDs from pre-GTA IV musicians are found in different places in GTA IV: [[Madd Dogg]]'' - [[Still Madd]]'' and [[OG Loc]]'' - [[Str8 From Tha Streetz|Str8 from tha Street]]'', both rappers in GTA San Andreas. [[Rudy LaFontaine]]'' - Funk in Time'' and [[Sunshine Shine]]'' - Mine Until Monday'' can both be heard on Lips 106 on GTA Liberty City Stories, and Purser - ''Feel the Pain'' can be heard on Head Radio on LCS.
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* <u>Mr. Wong's Laundromat</u><br />There is a [[laundromat]] in [[Broker]] called [[Mr. Wong's Laundrette|Mr. Wong's Laundromat]]; this is presumably a nod to that particular location. Johnny parks the [[Roman's Taxi|taxi]] near the laundromat in the [[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]] mission [[Roman's Holiday]].
 
* <u>Mr. Wong's Laundromat</u><br />There is a [[laundromat]] in [[Broker]] called [[Mr. Wong's Laundrette|Mr. Wong's Laundromat]]; this is presumably a nod to that particular location. Johnny parks the [[Roman's Taxi|taxi]] near the laundromat in the [[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]] mission [[Roman's Holiday]].
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* <u>Gruppe Sechs</u><br />The [[Securicar]]s are owned by the [[Gruppe Sechs]] security firm (also seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[GTA V]]), although in GTA IV and GTA V the name is rendered as "Gruppe 6". "Sechs" is the German word for Six and "Gruppe" means group.
 
* <u>Gruppe Sechs</u><br />The [[Securicar]]s are owned by the [[Gruppe Sechs]] security firm (also seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[GTA V]]), although in GTA IV and GTA V the name is rendered as "Gruppe 6". "Sechs" is the German word for Six and "Gruppe" means group.
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* <u>Donald Love is back</u><br />On the front of the [[Liberty Tree]] is [[Donald Love]], who disappeared in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]].
 
* <u>Donald Love is back</u><br />On the front of the [[Liberty Tree]] is [[Donald Love]], who disappeared in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]].
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* <u>Republican Space Rangers</u><br />On the TV channel [[Weazel]], there is an animated TV show called [[Republican Space Rangers]], which spoofs the [[wp:Halo (series)|Halo series]], as it features space marines wearing a green armor that resembles the MJOLNIR armor as seen in Halo. In one scene, the Rangers fly their spaceship through a ring that resembles a HALO ring.
 
* <u>Republican Space Rangers</u><br />On the TV channel [[Weazel]], there is an animated TV show called [[Republican Space Rangers]], which spoofs the [[wp:Halo (series)|Halo series]], as it features space marines wearing a green armor that resembles the MJOLNIR armor as seen in Halo. In one scene, the Rangers fly their spaceship through a ring that resembles a HALO ring.
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* <u>Artworks of Videogeddon</u><br />On the wall in the arcade place [[Videogeddon]] in Chinatown, there are several sprites on the wall resembling those of old games. One of the sprites is a blond man, with a long mustache and plumber-like black clothes. The sprite resembles [[wp:Mario|Super Mario]] from the Super Mario Brothers series.
 
* <u>Artworks of Videogeddon</u><br />On the wall in the arcade place [[Videogeddon]] in Chinatown, there are several sprites on the wall resembling those of old games. One of the sprites is a blond man, with a long mustache and plumber-like black clothes. The sprite resembles [[wp:Mario|Super Mario]] from the Super Mario Brothers series.
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* <u>Purple Hippo trash can</u><br />In the [[Funland|amusement park]] in [[Broker]] there are blue/purple Hippo Statues, just like the ones from [[Manhunt]].
 
* <u>Purple Hippo trash can</u><br />In the [[Funland|amusement park]] in [[Broker]] there are blue/purple Hippo Statues, just like the ones from [[Manhunt]].
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* <u>Carcer City</u><br />Numerous references are made to [[Carcer City]], the setting of Manhunt.
 
* <u>Carcer City</u><br />Numerous references are made to [[Carcer City]], the setting of Manhunt.
 
* <u>Manhunt in Liberty City</u><br />The achievement/trophy for completing all the [[Most Wanted Missions in GTA IV|most wanted]] side missions is called Manhunt.
 
* <u>Manhunt in Liberty City</u><br />The achievement/trophy for completing all the [[Most Wanted Missions in GTA IV|most wanted]] side missions is called Manhunt.
 
* <u>Drugs from Manhunt</u><br />On the website [[Yourmexicandoctor.com]], two drugs first seen in [[Manhunt 2]] ([[w:c:manhunt:Hingmyralgan|Hingmyralgan]] and [[w:c:manhunt:H4PP1 Anti-depressants|H4PP1]]) are shown to be for sale.
 
* <u>Drugs from Manhunt</u><br />On the website [[Yourmexicandoctor.com]], two drugs first seen in [[Manhunt 2]] ([[w:c:manhunt:Hingmyralgan|Hingmyralgan]] and [[w:c:manhunt:H4PP1 Anti-depressants|H4PP1]]) are shown to be for sale.
* <u>"Well ''excuse'' me dorkwad!"</u><br />Certain random female NPCs will, upon being pushed, exclaim "Well ''excuse'' me dorkwad!", a possible reference to the Legend of Zelda cartoon.
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* <u>"Well ''excuse'' me dorkwad!"</u><br />Certain random female NPCs will, upon being pushed, exclaim "Well ''excuse'' me dorkwad!", a possible reference to the Legend of Zelda cartoon. This might also be a reference to Kevin from ''[[wp:Ed, Edd n Eddy|Ed, Edd n Eddy]]'', who frequently uses the word "dork" and its variants.
 
* <u>Jimmy Hopkins-a-like with Bullworth Academy vest</u><br />A pedestrian bearing an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Hopkins, the protagonist of Bully, can be seen roaming the streets of Liberty City. He is even wearing a Bullworth Academy vest. He is, however, much more aged but does have a similar buzz cut hair style.
 
* <u>Jimmy Hopkins-a-like with Bullworth Academy vest</u><br />A pedestrian bearing an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Hopkins, the protagonist of Bully, can be seen roaming the streets of Liberty City. He is even wearing a Bullworth Academy vest. He is, however, much more aged but does have a similar buzz cut hair style.
 
* <u>Finish Him!!</u><br />The achievement/trophy "Finish Him" may be a reference to Midway's Game (present day Warner Bros) Mortal Kombat.
 
* <u>Finish Him!!</u><br />The achievement/trophy "Finish Him" may be a reference to Midway's Game (present day Warner Bros) Mortal Kombat.
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* <u>Cluck Norris in Cluckin' Bell</u><br />In [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants, near the back of the store, there's an action figure of a man in a martial arts position wearing a chicken hat; printed on the glass is "[[Cluck Norris]]", a reference to film/television star and martial artist [[wp:Chuck Norris|Chuck Norris]].
 
* <u>Cluck Norris in Cluckin' Bell</u><br />In [[Cluckin' Bell]] restaurants, near the back of the store, there's an action figure of a man in a martial arts position wearing a chicken hat; printed on the glass is "[[Cluck Norris]]", a reference to film/television star and martial artist [[wp:Chuck Norris|Chuck Norris]].
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* <u>Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's</u><br />In the [[South Bohan Safehouse|second apartment]] that is [[Roman's Sorrow|unlocked after a mission]] (Located in Bohan), there are books sitting on a table near the TV. Shoot one of the books and there is another underneath titled ''Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's'' written by Nuck Chorris. This is also a reference to Chuck Norris. The title of this book also makes reference to [[wp:Frank Miller|Frank Miller]]'s film ''[[wp:300|300]]'', where Leonidas' famous "THIS IS SPARTA!" shout was preceded by "This is blasphemy! This is madness!"
 
* <u>Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's</u><br />In the [[South Bohan Safehouse|second apartment]] that is [[Roman's Sorrow|unlocked after a mission]] (Located in Bohan), there are books sitting on a table near the TV. Shoot one of the books and there is another underneath titled ''Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's'' written by Nuck Chorris. This is also a reference to Chuck Norris. The title of this book also makes reference to [[wp:Frank Miller|Frank Miller]]'s film ''[[wp:300|300]]'', where Leonidas' famous "THIS IS SPARTA!" shout was preceded by "This is blasphemy! This is madness!"
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* <u>Rhapsody's sticker</u> (TLAD)<br />In [[The Lost and the Damned]], the dash of the [[Rhapsody]] has a sticker of Wayne and Garth from the movie [[wp:Wayne's World|Wayne's World]], which famously features the song Bohemian Rhapsody.
 
* <u>Rhapsody's sticker</u> (TLAD)<br />In [[The Lost and the Damned]], the dash of the [[Rhapsody]] has a sticker of Wayne and Garth from the movie [[wp:Wayne's World|Wayne's World]], which famously features the song Bohemian Rhapsody.
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* <u>Real-world graffiti: Banksy-esque</u><br />On the stairway leading to the sea at Meadow Hills there is a '[[wp:Banksy|Banksy]]-esque' style graffiti piece.
 
* <u>Real-world graffiti: Banksy-esque</u><br />On the stairway leading to the sea at Meadow Hills there is a '[[wp:Banksy|Banksy]]-esque' style graffiti piece.
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* <u>The Flintstones referenced</u><br />The Euphoria files in \Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV\pc\data\naturalmotion on PC are called Fred.art and Wilma.art
 
* <u>The Flintstones referenced</u><br />The Euphoria files in \Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV\pc\data\naturalmotion on PC are called Fred.art and Wilma.art
 
* <u>Microsoft and Kodak logos</u><br />Two real life logos appear on the back of the [[Panoramic]] DVD player; the logo for [[wp:Kodak|Kodak]] and [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] (more specifically, Windows XP) appear. In addition, all of the computers in the game use the same mouse cursor featured in Microsoft Windows versions 1.0 to XP.
 
* <u>Microsoft and Kodak logos</u><br />Two real life logos appear on the back of the [[Panoramic]] DVD player; the logo for [[wp:Kodak|Kodak]] and [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] (more specifically, Windows XP) appear. In addition, all of the computers in the game use the same mouse cursor featured in Microsoft Windows versions 1.0 to XP.
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* <u>"My Leg!"</u><br />There is a particular Russian female pedestrian in [[Hove Beach]]; if the player were to get hit by her driving a car, she will shout "my leg!" in response to hitting Niko. This is a reference to the "my leg!" gag frequently used in the ''[[wp:Spongebob Squarepants|Spongebob Squarepants]] ''animated series.
   
 
===Mission name references to media culture===
 
===Mission name references to media culture===
:* <u>[[Concrete Jungle]]</u><br />Named after the hit song of [[wp:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]]. The song is also in the official soundtrack. Also, if the mission for some reason fails and is restarted, Little Jacob will, on the drive back to the Homebrew Café, refer to the underground of Liberty City as "a messy concrete jungle".
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* <u>[[Concrete Jungle]]</u><br />Named after the hit song of [[wp:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]]. The song is also in the official soundtrack. Also, if the mission for some reason fails and is restarted, Little Jacob will, on the drive back to the Homebrew Café, refer to the underground of Liberty City as "a messy concrete jungle".
 
:* <u>[[The Master and the Molotov]]</u><br />A reference to Michail Bulgakov's book "[[wp:The Master and Margarita|The Master and Margarita]]".
 
:* <u>[[The Master and the Molotov]]</u><br />A reference to Michail Bulgakov's book "[[wp:The Master and Margarita|The Master and Margarita]]".
 
:* <u>[[Crime and Punishment]]</u><br />Named after Fëdor Dostoevskij's book "[[wp:Crime and Punishment|Crime and Punishment]]".
 
:* <u>[[Crime and Punishment]]</u><br />Named after Fëdor Dostoevskij's book "[[wp:Crime and Punishment|Crime and Punishment]]".
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:* <u>[[To Live and Die in Alderney]]</u><br />A reference to William Friedkin's movie [[wp:To Live and Die in L.A. (film)|To Live and Die in L.A.]].
 
:* <u>[[To Live and Die in Alderney]]</u><br />A reference to William Friedkin's movie [[wp:To Live and Die in L.A. (film)|To Live and Die in L.A.]].
 
:* <u>[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]</u><br />A reference to the movie [[wp:Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 film)|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes]] with [[wp:Marilyn Monroe|Marilyn Monroe]].
 
:* <u>[[Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend]]</u><br />A reference to the movie [[wp:Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 film)|Gentlemen Prefer Blondes]] with [[wp:Marilyn Monroe|Marilyn Monroe]].
:* <u>[[A Dish Best Served Cold]]</u><br />From the famous adage "Revenge is a dish best served cold".
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:* <u>[[A Dish Served Cold]]</u><br />From the famous adage "Revenge is a dish best served cold".
 
:* <u>[[If the Price is Right]]</u><br />A reference to the American TV game show [[wp:The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)|The Price is Right]].
 
:* <u>[[If the Price is Right]]</u><br />A reference to the American TV game show [[wp:The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)|The Price is Right]].
 
:* <u>[[A Revenger's Tragedy]]</u><br />A reference to the Jacobean revenge tragedy [[w:The Revenger's Tragedy|The Revenge's Tragedy]] of 1606.
 
:* <u>[[A Revenger's Tragedy]]</u><br />A reference to the Jacobean revenge tragedy [[w:The Revenger's Tragedy|The Revenge's Tragedy]] of 1606.
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* <u>Tom Goldberg the lawyer</u><br />In the mission, [[Final Interview]], the lawyer Tom Goldberg, which Niko has to kill on orders of Francis McReary, is supposedly based on a real-life disbarred lawyer, [[Jack Thompson]], who is an activist against violent video games for minors and is a well known arch-enemy of [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]]. One of the lines Goldberg says when Niko pulls out a gun during the interview is a real-life reference to one of Thompson's famous lines against violent shooting games that are "murder simulators" is'' "Guns don't kill people, video games do!"''
 
* <u>Tom Goldberg the lawyer</u><br />In the mission, [[Final Interview]], the lawyer Tom Goldberg, which Niko has to kill on orders of Francis McReary, is supposedly based on a real-life disbarred lawyer, [[Jack Thompson]], who is an activist against violent video games for minors and is a well known arch-enemy of [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]]. One of the lines Goldberg says when Niko pulls out a gun during the interview is a real-life reference to one of Thompson's famous lines against violent shooting games that are "murder simulators" is'' "Guns don't kill people, video games do!"''
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* <u>Double your breasts</u><br />In [[Cluckin' Bell]], the slogan of "The Mighty Cluck" is ''"200% bigger breasts"'', referring the rumor about the KFC's chickens pumped too much hormones and cause the customer with larger breast even for men.
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* <u>Double your breasts</u><br />In [[Cluckin' Bell]], the slogan of "The Mighty Cluck" is ''"200% bigger breasts"'', referencing an urban legend about the KFC's chickens being pumped with too many hormones, and allegedly causing customers' breasts to swell.
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* <u>212 passengers</u><br />An [[Internet in GTA IV|online]] article on [[Liberty Tree]]'s [[Libertytreeonline.com|website]], an [[Air Sol]] flight has 212 passengers on board, 212 a reference to the area code in New York City.
 
* <u>212 passengers</u><br />An [[Internet in GTA IV|online]] article on [[Liberty Tree]]'s [[Libertytreeonline.com|website]], an [[Air Sol]] flight has 212 passengers on board, 212 a reference to the area code in New York City.
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* <u>Economic recession of United States</u><br />The game references to the economic recession faced by the United States on a few occasions.
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* <u>Economic recession of United States</u><br />The game references to the economic recession (more specifically, the [[wp:Great Recession|Great Recession]]) faced by the United States on a few occasions.
* <u>Al's Furniture</u><br />In [[Willis]], there is a shop called [[Al's Furniture]]. This is a reference to Italian-American gangster Al Capone, who was officially the owner of a furniture shop.
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* <u>Big Al's Furniture</u><br />In [[Willis]], there is a shop called [[Big Al's Furniture]]. This is a reference to Italian-American gangster Al Capone, who was officially the owner of a furniture shop.
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* <u>Paper factory as a cover</u><br />The fact that a secretive government body operates out of a paper factory may be a reference to the TV show [[wp:Heroes (TV series)|Heroes]]. A secretive organization in that show also uses a paper factory as a cover and much of the action takes place in New York.
 
* <u>Paper factory as a cover</u><br />The fact that a secretive government body operates out of a paper factory may be a reference to the TV show [[wp:Heroes (TV series)|Heroes]]. A secretive organization in that show also uses a paper factory as a cover and much of the action takes place in New York.
 
* <u>Smoke outside complains</u><br />There are a lot of people complaining that they have to smoke outside. This is a reference to New York City, where people mustn't smoke inside either.
 
* <u>Smoke outside complains</u><br />There are a lot of people complaining that they have to smoke outside. This is a reference to New York City, where people mustn't smoke inside either.
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* <u>World Series</u><br />[[Liberty City Post]] articles circulating throughout the city advertise a contest rewarding free tickets to the [[wp:World Series|World Series]], the real-life annual championship series in [[wp:Major League Baseball|Major League Baseball]].
   
 
==Easter eggs about in-game street names==
 
==Easter eggs about in-game street names==
 
* In [[Broker]], roads running North-South are named after Native American tribes—Iroquois, Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga etc.
 
* In [[Broker]], roads running North-South are named after Native American tribes—Iroquois, Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga etc.
 
* In [[Broker]] there are the street names "Cassidy" and "Sundance", a reference to the outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
 
* In [[Broker]] there are the street names "Cassidy" and "Sundance", a reference to the outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
* The Beatles: [[Broker]] contains the streets "Ringo St" and "Starr St", both references to the Beatles member Ringo Starr. In [[Dukes]] there's a Harrison St., probably a reference to George Harrison, and the northwest section of Liberty City contains the Long John Ave, name that John Lennon used at the beginning of his career. Paul McCartney references are not found yet.
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* The Beatles: [[Broker]] contains the streets "Ringo St" and "Starr St", both references to the Beatles member Ringo Starr. In [[Dukes]] there's a Harrison St., probably a reference to George Harrison, and the northwest section of Liberty City contains the Long John Ave, name that John Lennon used at the beginning of his career. Paul McCartney references are not found yet.
 
** Also on the side of buses, there is a small ribbon saying "here, there and everywhere" which is a reference to the Beatles song "Here, there and everywhere".
 
** Also on the side of buses, there is a small ribbon saying "here, there and everywhere" which is a reference to the Beatles song "Here, there and everywhere".
 
* Many street names in [[Bohan]] are named after prisons—Leavenworth Ave, Alcatraz Ave, Sing Sing Ave, Guantanamo Ave, Attica Ave, San Quentin Ave, Folsom Way (best known from "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash), Rykers Ave (named after the Rikers Island prison on the East River of New York City), and Joliet Street (Joliet, Illinois).
 
* Many street names in [[Bohan]] are named after prisons—Leavenworth Ave, Alcatraz Ave, Sing Sing Ave, Guantanamo Ave, Attica Ave, San Quentin Ave, Folsom Way (best known from "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash), Rykers Ave (named after the Rikers Island prison on the East River of New York City), and Joliet Street (Joliet, Illinois).
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* <u>69</u><br />As with previous games, the number [[69]] is used on various occasions in Liberty City, one such instance being on the [[Fire Truck]]s. 69 is a reference to the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/69_%28sex_position%29 sexual position of the same name].
 
* <u>69</u><br />As with previous games, the number [[69]] is used on various occasions in Liberty City, one such instance being on the [[Fire Truck]]s. 69 is a reference to the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/69_%28sex_position%29 sexual position of the same name].
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* <u>The Clocktower</u><br />In [[BOABO]], [[Broker]], there is a building called, "[[The Clocktower]]" and it has a digital clock that displays the in-game time. When driving on the Algonquin Bridge at night, leaving Algonquin, it is possible for the player to spot the word CLOCKTOWER lit up except the "L" is not lit and it says "COCKTOWER".
 
* <u>The Clocktower</u><br />In [[BOABO]], [[Broker]], there is a building called, "[[The Clocktower]]" and it has a digital clock that displays the in-game time. When driving on the Algonquin Bridge at night, leaving Algonquin, it is possible for the player to spot the word CLOCKTOWER lit up except the "L" is not lit and it says "COCKTOWER".
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* <u>Sign of Memory Lanes</u><br />The outside sign for the [[Memory Lanes]] bowling alley depicts a bowling pin with two bowling balls on either side of it. Inside, however, the sign is only a neon outline, and resembles a crude drawing of male sex organs.
 
* <u>Sign of Memory Lanes</u><br />The outside sign for the [[Memory Lanes]] bowling alley depicts a bowling pin with two bowling balls on either side of it. Inside, however, the sign is only a neon outline, and resembles a crude drawing of male sex organs.
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* <u>Pißwasser beer</u><br />Another beer brand is named "[[Pißwasser]]", "wasser" being German for "water" and "ß" is a German letter for "ss". An advertisement for [[Pißwasser]] shows a woman with the bottle in her mouth as if in an act of fellatio.
 
* <u>Pißwasser beer</u><br />Another beer brand is named "[[Pißwasser]]", "wasser" being German for "water" and "ß" is a German letter for "ss". An advertisement for [[Pißwasser]] shows a woman with the bottle in her mouth as if in an act of fellatio.
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* <u>AutoEroticar</u><br />The logo for [[AutoEroticar]] is a car resembling a penis. The name is also a play on 'auto erotica', the act of self-pleasuring.
 
* <u>AutoEroticar</u><br />The logo for [[AutoEroticar]] is a car resembling a penis. The name is also a play on 'auto erotica', the act of self-pleasuring.
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* <u>Tw@</u><br />The series of internet cafes known as [[TW@|Tw@,]] is a clear reference to the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina female vagina]. When the "@" is pronounced as "at".
 
* <u>Tw@</u><br />The series of internet cafes known as [[TW@|Tw@,]] is a clear reference to the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina female vagina]. When the "@" is pronounced as "at".
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* <u>Pawn Stars</u><br />There is a pawn shop in [[Lower Easton]], [[Algonquin]] that is called "[[Pawn Stars]]", a innuendo for Porn Star. Many think it is supposed to reference the show "[[wp:Pawn Stars|Pawn Stars]]" on [[wp:History Channel|History]], but that show didn't air until after GTA IV was released.
 
* <u>Pawn Stars</u><br />There is a pawn shop in [[Lower Easton]], [[Algonquin]] that is called "[[Pawn Stars]]", a innuendo for Porn Star. Many think it is supposed to reference the show "[[wp:Pawn Stars|Pawn Stars]]" on [[wp:History Channel|History]], but that show didn't air until after GTA IV was released.
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* <u>Monument in Middle Park</u><br />In [[Middle Park]] there is a monument that resembles male genitalia. According to a plaque at its base, it is called "[[Le Knobelisk]]" and was presented to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in [[2007]].
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* <u>Monument in Middle Park</u><br />In [[Middle Park]] there is a monument that resembles male genitalia. According to a plaque at its base, it is called "[[Le Knobeliske]]" and was presented to [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in [[2007]].
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* <u>Statue in National Union of Contemporary Arts</u><br />In [[East Island City]], there is a building called the [[National Union of Contemporary Arts]], within which is a statue of what looks like a stick figure man with an erection.
 
* <u>Statue in National Union of Contemporary Arts</u><br />In [[East Island City]], there is a building called the [[National Union of Contemporary Arts]], within which is a statue of what looks like a stick figure man with an erection.
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* <u>Cluckin' Bell's restrooms</u><br />Another thing in Cluckin' Bell is the names above the restrooms. The male restroom says "Cocks" above it and the female restroom says "Chicks" above it.
 
* <u>Cluckin' Bell's restrooms</u><br />Another thing in Cluckin' Bell is the names above the restrooms. The male restroom says "Cocks" above it and the female restroom says "Chicks" above it.
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* <u>No chickens are choked</u><br />There is a sign of ''"No chickens are choked when preparing our food (That's a promise)"'' in the [[Cluckin' Bell]]. "Choke the chicken" means the act of masturbation.
 
* <u>No chickens are choked</u><br />There is a sign of ''"No chickens are choked when preparing our food (That's a promise)"'' in the [[Cluckin' Bell]]. "Choke the chicken" means the act of masturbation.
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* <u>Cluckin' Bell's cock</u><br />Meals at [[Cluckin' Bell]] prefer to use the word "cock" instead of "chicken".
 
* <u>Cluckin' Bell's cock</u><br />Meals at [[Cluckin' Bell]] prefer to use the word "cock" instead of "chicken".
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* <u>Dildo on rubbles</u><br />In many spots around Liberty City, there is rubble on the ground; in some of this rubble, the player can see a purple [[dildo]] sticking out. This is the same dildo used as a weapon in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]].
 
* <u>Dildo on rubbles</u><br />In many spots around Liberty City, there is rubble on the ground; in some of this rubble, the player can see a purple [[dildo]] sticking out. This is the same dildo used as a weapon in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]].
 
* <u>Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club</u><br />Looking at the [[Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club|golf courses]] carefully from a height reveals that they are penis-shaped.
 
* <u>Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club</u><br />Looking at the [[Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club|golf courses]] carefully from a height reveals that they are penis-shaped.
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* <u>Viendemorte</u><br />One of the restaurants is called "[[Viendemorte]]", which sounds exactly like "viande morte". It means "dead meat" in French.
 
* <u>Viendemorte</u><br />One of the restaurants is called "[[Viendemorte]]", which sounds exactly like "viande morte". It means "dead meat" in French.
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The following is a list of secrets, easter eggs, and hidden trivia references in Grand Theft Auto IV.

EasterEggs-GTAIV-TitleThe sign of "No Hidden Content This Way" under the Statue of Happiness in Grand Theft Auto IV.

SecretsEdit

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  • Car on Happiness Island
    On the west side of Happiness Island, there is a random spawn that can be a car. This is unusual as there is no way a vehicle can be brought on to the island unless unloaded by a ship.
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  • Sultan RS behind an abandoned mansion
    Behind an old, run-down mansion in Westdyke, Alderney at the end of the dirt roads, there is a hidden and extremely rare Sultan RS parked in some bushes. This is practically the only way to find the car in-game. The only other way to obtain it is if the game has it stored in the temporary memory (perhaps because one appeared in one of Brucie's Races), and automatically spawns it parked or driving around the streets.
  • Re-start a breakdown vehicle by phone
    If the player's vehicle has been damaged to the point that the engine has stopped, calling any number on the mobile phone will start it again. This does not work if the car is incinerating.

Easter EggsEdit

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  • Face of the statue & the Hot Coffee
     

The Statue of Happiness's face bears a striking resemblance to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This resemblance, along with the cup of coffee in her right hand, may be a reference to the Hot Coffee controversy which Clinton took investigation in, also suggesting that new regulations be put on video games.

  • "No Hidden Content This Way" sign
     

The southern door has a sign: "No Hidden Content This Way". This is similar to the sign on top of the Gant Bridge in GTA San Andreas and The Hidden Sign in GTA III.

  • Heart of Liberty
    Within the Statue of Happiness is a giant beating heart, supposedly the "Heart of Liberty City." In GTA IV, access into the area is only achievable via an entrance marked by a "No Hidden Content This Way" sign at the upper level of the statue's pedestal, which can only be reached by helicopter. Once inside the pedestal, the player must scale a ladder up to the midsection of the statue, where the heart is located. It can be shot at, but nothing happens. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, if Luis drinks too much and blacks out, he will wake up at random locations after the black screen, one of which may be the Heart of Liberty City.
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  • Maverick's warning message
    There's an unsettling warning message about the Maverick inside the cockpit that can be seen if the player looks in first-person mode. It implies this:
    "This helicopter might crash but we really don't care if it does, refer to flight manual for help."
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  • Packie's brain-box
    If the player positions the camera in such a way that the player is able to see inside Packie's head, a small cube with Packie's balaclava texture from Three Leaf Clover can be seen.
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  • Strippers' black-box
    Similarly as Packie's brain-box, some of the strippers has a little black box inside their head.
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  • Police Brutality
    Inside the East Holland LCPD Station, it is possible to see three cops and someone on the ground. Another police brutality can be found at the northern beach of Boulevard, Bohan.
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  • Burger Shot disclaimer
    Under the menu of Burger Shot, the player can see this disclaimer:
    "This Burger may kill you! We can't be held responsible"
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  • Car wreck off the cliff
    At the end of the street in south side of Beachgate, over the broken fence, there are two car wrecks off the cliff.
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  • Statue capped with traffic cone
    Inside the courtyard of Civilization Committee Building at Hatton Gardens, there is a statue with a traffic cone on its head.
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  • Tomb of Meadows Park Church
    In the graveyard behind the Meadows Park Church, there is a tomb or cenotaph with the epitaph below:
    Roll of Honor "War of the Deadline" 1869-1869
    "for those about to build...... we salute you"
    This is a reference to the album titled "For Those About to Rock We Salute You" by AC/DC.
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  • Tai Chi on the rock
    On the huge rock of the beach in south-east Westdyke, there is usually somebody practicing Tai Chi on it.
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  • Impregnation warning sign
    At the Eugenics' warehouse in Port Tudor, a warning sign placed at the north-west corner of the building, that wrote:
    "Ladies! Please wear protection.
    It's unlikely but not impossible you may be impregnated upon visiting Eugenics Inc."
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  • Photocopier in TW@
    At all TW@ internet cafes, behind the cashier's desk, and also inside various vehicle dealerships, the screen of the Kakagawa Power Ultra 3000 Pro photocopier reads: ERROR Unleash ninja guru lol. This can only be seen through the scope of a Sniper Rifle.
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  • Mr. Tasty & the GTA IV theme music
    While driving the Mr. Tasty, the player is able to trigger songs to play by clicking the horn. One of these songs is the theme song of GTA IV. While this song is playing, call ZiT and they will text back with "ZiT! Spotted GTA IV Theme". This resembles a cheat that gives the player health, armor and ammo, but this will also block some achievements and trophies in the game.
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  • Blood trail behind Faustin's house
    In the backyard of Mikhail Faustin's home, there are two blood trails on the ground.
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  • The rules of Outlook Park
    At the entrance of Outlook Park, the player can see a sign with the rules:
    no eating, no drinking, no dogs, no children, no ball games, no hotdogs, no running.
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  • The most expensive kids meal
    The highest price meals in Cluckin' Bell restaurants is "Little Clucker" ($8.00) and "Little Peckers" ($8.00), both of them are meal for kids.
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  • Veggie Wings may contain meat
    The Cluckin' Bell new "Veggie Wings" with a row of disclaimer below: "may contain meat".
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  • Clean Hands, Clean Conscience
    On the paper-towel dispenser in Cluckin' Bell restaurants with the text of "Clean Hands, Clean Conscience".
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  • Cash register in Cluckin' Bell
    On the cash register of Cluckin' Bell restaurants, the player can see the text on it likes: "Holy Shit", "Veg Crap", "Medium, Extra Medium, Medium XL", "Ask CJ", "Launch Missiles", "Space Lazer" etc.
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  • Plaques of the fossils
    There is an easter egg in The Libertonian; the plaque describing the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. The texture of the text is low-resolution, and thus hard to read properly, but reads, roughly:
    "This big bastard took a few days to knock up because it had to be done by the sole hand of a prop artist. But alas, and feast your eyes on this 21000 poly maniac. Trex right up your arse. How do you like them apples?".
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  • Prison chart
    In the missions done for Gerald McReary while he is in prison, a chart can be seen behind Gerald during the cutscenes for the mission. There are several names written on it, all of which are puns, including "Isaac Hunt" (I's a cunt), "Seymour Fani" (see more fanny), "Richard Head" (dick head), and "Phil Mcreavis" (fill my crevice).
  • In the night sky
    If the player scopes the night sky with a sniper rifle on a clear night, they will find some galaxies, stars and a flying thumb, in the thumbs up position.

Easter eggs references to previous games Edit

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  • The "RIP/we'll miss you" graffiti
    On the staircases in most apartment blocks in the game, the player may spot some graffiti referring to past protagonists set in GTA III canon (Claude, Tommy, Carl (CJ), Toni, and Vic), that suggests they have died, though it is likely metaphorical as GTA III canon is over so they won't be seen again. The only on-screen death of a protagonist so far is Victor Vance and Johnny Klebitz . The graffiti is intended to serve as "a little joke for fans of the series", as a different design approach to GTA IV meant the games' timeline could only inherit various fictional brand names and certain radio personalities; it is, however, no indication as to whether or not GTA III canon has been retired.[1]
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  • Myths from San Andreas
    There is a Liberty Tree article that talks about urban myths in Liberty City. This could be referring to the myths that were created around San Andreas.
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  • Babiesovernight.com
    One of the in-game radio advertisements is for an online service called Babiesovernight.com. The tagline at the end and the background music are evocative of the commercial in GTA III for Petsovernight.com.
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  • Claude's outfit
    When Playboy X is killed, it is possible to go to his apartment and open the wardrobe to get a change of clothes that look like the clothing of Claude, the protagonist of GTA III.
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  • Street-artist's artworks display
    On Happiness Island, in front of the entrance to the statue, it is possible to find a street-artist's easel/display stand with several pictures. These pictures are all concept works of many previous GTA characters. The easel can also be seen in south-central Algonquin, very close to where Hossan's random encounter takes place and in front of the The Libertonian.
  • Hot Coffee in Liberty City
    There are signs scattered throughout Liberty City that say "Hot Coffee Shop", clearly a reference to the Hot Coffee sexual content and controversy from GTA San Andreas
  • San Andreas on TV
    One of the TV shows is a program called The Venturas Poker Challenge. It features a casino in Las Venturas from GTA San Andreas. When shown, the commercial doesn't have GTA IV graphics and art, it features GTA San Andreas graphics, the most obvious being the building designs and taxi. Similarly, footage of the Vinewood sign from GTA San Andreas is used for another TV ad; it is recognizably San Andreas animation due to the transmission tower visible right behind it, which was also in the earlier game.
  • Chiliad8888
    Niko can receive an email from Chiliad8888, which calls the recipient "Pilgrim", makes many spiritually- and philosophically-charged (and anti-government) comments, ends with "Feel the Truth, Live the Freedom", and links to whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com. On this website there is a discussion topic titled, "Jump to a new level of Spirituality" posted by "Trooth". This discussion thread includes more philosophical thoughts, mentions Peyote, and provides a map of the Unique Stunt Jumps in Liberty City. "Chiliad" was also the name of a location in San Andreas (the highest mountain, in the southwestern wilderness). These clues suggest that the author of the email and discussion topic is The Truth, a character from GTA San Andreas.
  • Drawing on prison chart
    If looking closely at the chart behind Gerry on the prison, the player is able to see the penis-shape drawing the students in GTA III had drawn.
  • Ringtones referring previous games
    The "Pager" ringtone on Niko's cell phone is the pager sound from GTA III. Vipluxuryringtones.com offers MP3 ringtones of songs from Lips 106 and Head Radio in GTA Liberty City Stories.

Elements re-used from previous gamesEdit

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  • Donald Love is back
    On the front of the Liberty Tree is Donald Love, who disappeared in GTA III.
  • CJ billboard
    A Fruntalot billboard outside the Algonquin safehouse shows a man ressembling CJ, drinking wine.
  • Sprunk
    There is a Sprunk manufacturing plant in Alderney and a vending machine at Romans taxi depot. Sprunk was featured in GTA Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, and Manhunt. It has returned to GTA IV with a brand new look. Also notice that "Sprunk" is a mix of the words "Sprite" and "Spunk". The sign outside the factory is very similar to a sign for Pepsi-Cola that appears in the film "The Great Gatsby."
  • Love Fist
    In Star Junction there is a sign for Love Fist. Love Fist was featured in GTA Vice City, and was also on a sign in GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • San Andreas mentioned
    During a multiplayer race in GTA IV if the player equips a certain Female face (possibly 2) then hits a car in traffic or another player's car while pressing the talk button (PS3 L1 PS3 or LB Xbox 360), the character will sometimes exclaim, "This isn't San Andreas you hippie, DRIVE!"
  • Vice City postcards
    In the bars are postcards featuring Vice City. Vice City is also advertised in airfare billboards near the airport.

Easter eggs references to other gamesEdit

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  • Republican Space Rangers
    On the TV channel Weazel, there is an animated TV show called Republican Space Rangers, which spoofs the Halo series, as it features space marines wearing a green armor that resembles the MJOLNIR armor as seen in Halo. In one scene, the Rangers fly their spaceship through a ring that resembles a HALO ring.
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  • Artworks of Videogeddon
    On the wall in the arcade place Videogeddon in Chinatown, there are several sprites on the wall resembling those of old games. One of the sprites is a blond man, with a long mustache and plumber-like black clothes. The sprite resembles Super Mario from the Super Mario Brothers series.
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  • Carcer City
    Numerous references are made to Carcer City, the setting of Manhunt.
  • Manhunt in Liberty City
    The achievement/trophy for completing all the most wanted side missions is called Manhunt.
  • Drugs from Manhunt
    On the website Yourmexicandoctor.com, two drugs first seen in Manhunt 2 (Hingmyralgan and H4PP1) are shown to be for sale.
  • "Well excuse me dorkwad!"
    Certain random female NPCs will, upon being pushed, exclaim "Well excuse me dorkwad!", a possible reference to the Legend of Zelda cartoon. This might also be a reference to Kevin from Ed, Edd n Eddy, who frequently uses the word "dork" and its variants.
  • Jimmy Hopkins-a-like with Bullworth Academy vest
    A pedestrian bearing an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Hopkins, the protagonist of Bully, can be seen roaming the streets of Liberty City. He is even wearing a Bullworth Academy vest. He is, however, much more aged but does have a similar buzz cut hair style.
  • Finish Him!!
    The achievement/trophy "Finish Him" may be a reference to Midway's Game (present day Warner Bros) Mortal Kombat.
  • Assassin's Greed
    The achievement/trophy "Assassin's Greed" is a reference to the Assassin's Creed video game series.
  • Midnight Club
    The achievements/trophies "Join The Midnight Club" and "Top The Midnight Club" may be a reference to Rockstar's Midnight Club video game series.

Easter eggs references to media cultureEdit

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  • Cluck Norris in Cluckin' Bell
    In Cluckin' Bell restaurants, near the back of the store, there's an action figure of a man in a martial arts position wearing a chicken hat; printed on the glass is "Cluck Norris", a reference to film/television star and martial artist Chuck Norris.
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  • Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's
    In the second apartment that is unlocked after a mission (Located in Bohan), there are books sitting on a table near the TV. Shoot one of the books and there is another underneath titled Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's written by Nuck Chorris. This is also a reference to Chuck Norris. The title of this book also makes reference to Frank Miller's film 300, where Leonidas' famous "THIS IS SPARTA!" shout was preceded by "This is blasphemy! This is madness!"
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  • Real-world graffiti: Banksy-esque
    On the stairway leading to the sea at Meadow Hills there is a 'Banksy-esque' style graffiti piece.
  • Real-world graffiti: Cope
    On many alley walls there is graffiti that says 'Cope' a famous graffiti artist in the real world.
  • Rockstar Games's logo
    Rockstar Games has a habit of putting its logo in its games; the bowling pins at the bowling alley have the Rockstar logo on them.
  • Wilhelm Scream
    In the mission Final Interview, if the player shoots the guard standing at the top of the last flight of stairs when escaping from Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster, he will do a Wilhelm Scream as he falls down. This does not always happen in the PC version however.
  • "Hey! I'm walking here!"
    At the beginning of Clean Getaway, Vlad is nearly hit by a taxi and shouts "Hey! I'm walking here!" in reference to the movie Midnight Cowboy.
  • "I'm gonna be okay!"
    When the player harms a cop sometimes they will shout "I'm gonna be okay!", referring to Reservoir Dogs, when Mr. Orange is shot in the abdomen and is screaming in delirium.
  • "If I was that big chimp, I would climb it too."
    If the player goes on a Heli Ride with Brucie, and when reaching the Rotterdam Tower, Brucie might say "If I was that big chimp, I would climb it too." This is a reference to King Kong.
  • 2 Girls 1 Cup referenced
    The viral video, 2 Girls 1 Cup, is indirectly referenced to numerous times on the radio.
  • The Flintstones referenced
    The Euphoria files in \Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV\pc\data\naturalmotion on PC are called Fred.art and Wilma.art
  • Microsoft and Kodak logos
    Two real life logos appear on the back of the Panoramic DVD player; the logo for Kodak and Microsoft Windows (more specifically, Windows XP) appear. In addition, all of the computers in the game use the same mouse cursor featured in Microsoft Windows versions 1.0 to XP.
  • "My Leg!"
    There is a particular Russian female pedestrian in Hove Beach; if the player were to get hit by her driving a car, she will shout "my leg!" in response to hitting Niko. This is a reference to the "my leg!" gag frequently used in the Spongebob Squarepants animated series.

Mission name references to media cultureEdit

  • Concrete Jungle
    Named after the hit song of Bob Marley. The song is also in the official soundtrack. Also, if the mission for some reason fails and is restarted, Little Jacob will, on the drive back to the Homebrew Café, refer to the underground of Liberty City as "a messy concrete jungle".

Easter eggs real-world referencesEdit

For GTA IV's renditions of New York City landmarks, see Liberty City in GTA IV/New York Landmarks.
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  • Tom Goldberg the lawyer
    In the mission, Final Interview, the lawyer Tom Goldberg, which Niko has to kill on orders of Francis McReary, is supposedly based on a real-life disbarred lawyer, Jack Thompson, who is an activist against violent video games for minors and is a well known arch-enemy of Rockstar. One of the lines Goldberg says when Niko pulls out a gun during the interview is a real-life reference to one of Thompson's famous lines against violent shooting games that are "murder simulators" is "Guns don't kill people, video games do!"
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  • Double your breasts
    In Cluckin' Bell, the slogan of "The Mighty Cluck" is "200% bigger breasts", referencing an urban legend about the KFC's chickens being pumped with too many hormones, and allegedly causing customers' breasts to swell.
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  • Economic recession of United States
    The game references to the economic recession (more specifically, the Great Recession) faced by the United States on a few occasions.
  • Big Al's Furniture
    In Willis, there is a shop called Big Al's Furniture. This is a reference to Italian-American gangster Al Capone, who was officially the owner of a furniture shop.
  • Paper factory as a cover
    The fact that a secretive government body operates out of a paper factory may be a reference to the TV show Heroes. A secretive organization in that show also uses a paper factory as a cover and much of the action takes place in New York.
  • Smoke outside complains
    There are a lot of people complaining that they have to smoke outside. This is a reference to New York City, where people mustn't smoke inside either.
  • World Series
    Liberty City Post articles circulating throughout the city advertise a contest rewarding free tickets to the World Series, the real-life annual championship series in Major League Baseball.

Easter eggs about in-game street namesEdit

  • In Broker, roads running North-South are named after Native American tribes—Iroquois, Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga etc.
  • In Broker there are the street names "Cassidy" and "Sundance", a reference to the outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • The Beatles: Broker contains the streets "Ringo St" and "Starr St", both references to the Beatles member Ringo Starr. In Dukes there's a Harrison St., probably a reference to George Harrison, and the northwest section of Liberty City contains the Long John Ave, name that John Lennon used at the beginning of his career. Paul McCartney references are not found yet.
    • Also on the side of buses, there is a small ribbon saying "here, there and everywhere" which is a reference to the Beatles song "Here, there and everywhere".
  • Many street names in Bohan are named after prisons—Leavenworth Ave, Alcatraz Ave, Sing Sing Ave, Guantanamo Ave, Attica Ave, San Quentin Ave, Folsom Way (best known from "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash), Rykers Ave (named after the Rikers Island prison on the East River of New York City), and Joliet Street (Joliet, Illinois).
  • Avenues running north-south (vertically) in Algonquin are named alphabetically after American cities. "A" is at the eastern side of Algonquin; "G" at the western. The names, in order, are Albany, Bismarck, Columbus, Denver, Exeter, Frankfort, Galveston. Denver and Exeter run concurrently ("Denver-Exeter Ave.") south of Middle Park into Star Junction.
  • Streets running east-to-west (horizontally) in Algonquin are named alphabetically after different types of minerals. "A" is at the southern end of Algonquin; "X" at the northern end. The names in order are Amethyst, Barium, Calcium, Diamond, Emerald, Feldspar, Garnet, Hematite, Iron, Jade, Kunzite, Lorimar, Manganese, Nickel, Obsidian, Pyrite, Quartz, Ruby, Silicon, Topaz, Uranium, Vauxite, Wardite, Xenotime.
  • In South Alderney, the street names reflect (mostly antiquated) military terms—Musketeer, Grenadier, Chariot, Phalanx etc.
  • In Alderney, some streets are named after cult leaders: Hubbard St., Applewhite St., Koresh Square
  • Some streets are named after tools—Jackhammer, Plumbbob, Tinderbox, Drill.
  • Some streets are named after insects—Caterpillar, Worm, Butterfly.
  • Some streets are named after foods—Onion, Asparagus, Chive.
  • Some streets are named after colonial Settlements—Yorktown, Delaware.
  • Some streets are named after famous surnames—Harrison, Hancock, Livingston.
  • Some streets are named after nuclear tests—Plumbbob, Emery, Niblick, Ivy, Hardtack, and Trinity.
  • Some streets are named after inventors—Edison, Schneider, Moog, Drebbel, Farnsworth, Cockerell.
  • The street in Northwood named Astoria's full name is Astoria Place. This could possibly be a take on Astor Place in the Lower East Side.

Easter eggs about adult humorEdit

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  • The Clocktower
    In BOABO, Broker, there is a building called, "The Clocktower" and it has a digital clock that displays the in-game time. When driving on the Algonquin Bridge at night, leaving Algonquin, it is possible for the player to spot the word CLOCKTOWER lit up except the "L" is not lit and it says "COCKTOWER".
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  • Sign of Memory Lanes
    The outside sign for the Memory Lanes bowling alley depicts a bowling pin with two bowling balls on either side of it. Inside, however, the sign is only a neon outline, and resembles a crude drawing of male sex organs.
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  • Pißwasser beer
    Another beer brand is named "Pißwasser", "wasser" being German for "water" and "ß" is a German letter for "ss". An advertisement for Pißwasser shows a woman with the bottle in her mouth as if in an act of fellatio.
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  • AutoEroticar
    The logo for AutoEroticar is a car resembling a penis. The name is also a play on 'auto erotica', the act of self-pleasuring.
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  • Tw@
    The series of internet cafes known as Tw@, is a clear reference to the female vagina. When the "@" is pronounced as "at".
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  • Pawn Stars
    There is a pawn shop in Lower Easton, Algonquin that is called "Pawn Stars", a innuendo for Porn Star. Many think it is supposed to reference the show "Pawn Stars" on History, but that show didn't air until after GTA IV was released.
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  • Cluckin' Bell's restrooms
    Another thing in Cluckin' Bell is the names above the restrooms. The male restroom says "Cocks" above it and the female restroom says "Chicks" above it.
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  • No chickens are choked
    There is a sign of "No chickens are choked when preparing our food (That's a promise)" in the Cluckin' Bell. "Choke the chicken" means the act of masturbation.
  • Cluckin' Bell's cock
    Meals at Cluckin' Bell prefer to use the word "cock" instead of "chicken".
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  • Dildo on rubbles
    In many spots around Liberty City, there is rubble on the ground; in some of this rubble, the player can see a purple dildo sticking out. This is the same dildo used as a weapon in GTA San Andreas.
  • Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club
    Looking at the golf courses carefully from a height reveals that they are penis-shaped.
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  • Dusche Gold beer
    A brand of beer in the game is called "Dusche Gold". "Dusche" is German for "shower", so it translates into "shower gold", a reference to "golden shower", the act of urinating on someone.
  • Posters in hospitals
    In hospitals, there are posters about sex.
  • Bernie's flower picture
    In Florian's (Bernie's) apartment, in his family room, there is a picture of a flower that represents the male genitals.

Easter eggs about languagesEdit

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  • Viendemorte
    One of the restaurants is called "Viendemorte", which sounds exactly like "viande morte". It means "dead meat" in French.

Bugs & GlitchesEdit

  • TVs in multiplayer mode
    While playing multiplayer, some of the TVs in safehouses and the TV in the MeTV building, show the game's pause menu without the map.
  • Firefly Projects' swing
    At the Firefly Projects, there is a park with a swing set. If the player drives backwards (or forwards with some vehicles such as a Voodoo) onto it, the swing set will catapult the vehicle high in the air. This is likely a bug in the game's physics simulation. See Swing Glitch article for more details.
  • Runaway gangs
    Normally hostile pedestrians will flee. Go into any strip club and either shoot it up or spend some time with a stripper. Then go to areas where there are gang members that will become hostile if they are bumped. Punch them and they will run away. Drivers that normally would get out and try to harm the player if the player punches or hits their car will also flee. This only has a temporary effect.

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