You knew that X-Men ’97 was going to have references to the old X-Men animated series from the 1990s. After all, the new show is a sequel to the old one, and imagines what would have happened if Fox hadn’t canceled the series and it had continued on adapting classic Marvel comics to the small screen (and also looked a heck of a lot better than the old show did way back when).

But now that the first two X-Men ’97 episodes are here, you might be shocked by just how many Easter eggs, little references, and hidden callbacks to X-Men: The Animated Series (and loads of Uncanny X-Men comics) the new show contains. If you missed any of the fun details in the two-episode premiere, check out our full episode by episode breakdowns below.

Let’s start with our look at “To Me, My X-Men,” the X-Men ’97 premiere...

And now here is our rundown of all the Easter eggs in Episode 2, “Mutant Liberation Begins”...

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If you liked that video on all the Easter eggs in the first two episodes of X-Men ’97 check out more of our videos below, including our full recap of the entire run of X-Men: The Animated Series, one on how Marvel’s post-credits scenes are setting up Avengers: Secret Wars, and what Marvel projects might be canceled and what projects could have been canceled in the past. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. The newest Marvel Disney+ show, X-Men ’97, is now streaming on Disney+.

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