There’s A Cheeky ‘Neighbours’ Reference In ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’
Contemporary masterpiece Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is really the gift that keeps on giving.
Not only is it a movie that will forever provide the soundtrack to my entire life, but it turns out it’s filled with cheeky easter eggs including a reference to our very own TV soap Neighbours.
Like most easter eggs, blink and you’ll miss it. Entertainment reporter Geoff Lloyd tweeted at Mamma Mia 2’s director Ol Parker, who confirmed the Neighbours shout out.
Thought I spotted a cheeky ‘Neighbours’ reference in ‘Mamma Mia 2’ – Colin Firth’s character has a meeting in Tokyo at a firm called Udegawa (as in unseen Lassiter’s boss, Mr Udegawa.)
— Geoff Lloyd (@GeoffLloyd) August 15, 2018
The specific reference is in the scene in Tokyo when Colin Firth’s character has a meeting at an office named Udegawa. This title was no accident.
For those playing at home, Mr Udagawa first appeared in Neighbours back in 1986 with Paul Robinson and later became the key investor in Lassitors, the famous Erinsborough hotel.
Yeah, the reference is niche as hell. Only Neighbours superfans will get this one.