The Incredibles contained a secret phone line Easter egg that Gen Z might not get

Lucy Devine

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The Incredibles contained a secret phone line Easter egg that Gen Z might not get

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Disney fans are just discovering that The Incredibles movie featured a secret phone number Easter egg - and Gen Z are struggling to get their heads around it.

The film follows Bob and Helen Parr - also known as Mr Incredible and Elastigirl - who hide their superhero powers and live a simple life with their three children. However, years later, after living a mundane life in the suburbs, the family are forced into action to save the world.

The movie later went on to produce a sequel, Incredibles 2 which was released in 2018.

Now, 18 years on from the first movie, and fans have unveiled an Easter egg - aka a hidden message often found in films or TV shows.

18 years on from the first movie, and fans have unveiled an Easter egg. Credit: AJ Pics/Alamy Stock Photo
18 years on from the first movie, and fans have unveiled an Easter egg. Credit: AJ Pics/Alamy Stock Photo

Let us take you back to the first Incredibles film released in 2004. Remember in the scene where Mr Incredible is reading Mirage's phone number off her card?

Well, turns out that the last seven digits of the number - 787-7476 - have a hidden meaning.

Turns out, the digits spell out S-U-P-R-H-R-O on older, numeric keypads - aka the ones we used on flip phones and Nokia 3310s.

Some fans on social media were confused upon learning about the Easter egg, with many of Gen Z more familiar with modern, alphabetic keypads.

One wrote on TikTok: "Can someone explain to me how to at number bears resemblance to SUPRHRO?"

While someone else replied: "Damn, you're young."

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For Incredibles fans, the Easter egg didn't stop there. Although the number is now out of use, according to fans, during the DVD's release the phone number was actually active.

Fans who rang the number would hear Mirage's voice, directing them to the film's website for an extra deleted scene.

And viewers are remembering doing just this when they were younger.

"I called this as a kid and was so excited when it worked!!!" One person wrote.

While another said: "I wish I could’ve called it! I loved her voice!"

Some fans tried calling the number. Credit: Disney
Some fans tried calling the number. Credit: Disney

Over on the Disney Movies & Facts Tumblr page, it clarifies: "Mirage’s toll-free phone number on her calling card in The Incredibles is 866-787-7476, an unregistered phone number at the time of the movie’s original release.

"However, when compared to the letters on a typical phone pad, the last seven digits spell out the word 'suprhro'. The phone number was active as of the DVD’s release.

"It contained Mirage’s voice directing you to the movie’s website and told you to input the phone number on the site to get access to secret information (including a deleted scene not included on the DVD). The requirement to enter the phone number was subsequently removed and the phone number no longer works."

Some fans have even tried calling the phone number in more recent years but unfortunately haven't been able to get through as the line is no longer active.

One person wrote in 2020: "The number on Mirage's card in The Incredibles.... is it real?? We tried calling it and nothing."

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Disney

Lucy Devine
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