I can't believe we don't have this one
It's when we see a lateral cross-section of a terrain (mostly in comic books and strips) which has all kind of fossils, aliens, treasures or crazy objects scattered in for the sake of fun
. Somewhat related to Funny Background Event
when possible. Alternate name: Funny Underground Event (?)
Anime and Manga
- A Monty Python skit where a buried casket is shown next to multiple other buried caskets in a cemetery who all form a bickering community of the dead.
- The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth had the bus drill from one area to another using these as loading screens.
- XGen Studio's Web Game MotherLoad mostly takes place below the surface of Mars. Underground objects include religious artifacts, dinosaur bones, Martian skeletons and treasure chests.
- Plants vs. Zombies uses this as an easter egg and achievements screen. If one were to scroll down far enough, they would not only see references to other games Pop Cap Entertainment made (Like BeJeweled and Peggle), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of zombies in China.
More examples please.