CCTV Uploaded an Annual Summary Video Full of Pop Culture Easter Eggs

Even Jolyne and Jinx are here.
By Johnson Ge
Dec. 30, 2021 updated 07:03

Today, CCTV uploaded a video and claimed they put every meme from 2021 they could find into it.



Along the River During the Qingming Festival, a famous Chinese scroll painting from the Song Dynasty, provides the inspiration for the video. The painting captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital in a horizontal scroll, and CCTV uses the same design in the video. In contrast from the original work, CCTV put brave heroes, Olympic champions, and easter eggs from pop culture into the video.

The easter eggs cover many things beloved by the Chinese people, including games, anime, TV series, movies, and memes.

The game characters are marked red, and the anime characters are blue.The game characters are marked red, and the anime characters are blue.

Gamers are excited to see characters from big Chinese titles like Genshin Impact, Black Myth: Wukong, Naraka: Bladepoint, or indie products like Eastward and F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch. 

We will talk about the Wu Jing meme at the bottom right corner later.We will talk about the Wu Jing meme at the bottom right corner later.

It takes two also appears in the video. This fantastic co-op game reminded many Chinese players about their childhood, when they played NES/FC with their friends or parents.

Another easter egg that makes players thrilled is the Chinese esports team surrounded by Olympic Champions. They are the LoL Esports World Championship 2021 winner, EDward Gaming (EDG).

We see easter eggs for anime such as Fog Hills of Five Elements, Blades of the Guardians, Scissor Seven, White Snake 2. Popular characters from foreign series like Jolyne Cujoh from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Jinx from Arcane, and Bojji from Ranking of King appear in the video as well.

CCTV did not miss the favorite memes either, like the meme picture of Wu Jing and his “China” jacket. This meme is widely customized and used whenever people want to express patriotism or simply want to use the word “China” or “Chinese.” In addition, Wu Jing’s facial expression and his participation in many patriotic movies make the meme more perfect. 

The video was ranked 26th on Bilibili in one day and is filled with comments from excited people sharing the easter eggs they found.