Game Trivia

At one point during the game's development, Naughty Dog was put under pressure to change Ellie's positioning from the front of the cover art to the background. It is suggested that this was because of the misconception that if you have a female character on the cover, the game will sell less. Naughty Dog refused.

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There was an alternate ending that was cut from the game, but developers showed it at PAX Prime 2013. During filming of the scene, an impromptu song was made to fit the scene, which was played out in full by the actors.

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An enemy which had been scrapped from the final game was an infected elephant which had tendrils of fungus extending from its legs and blooming mushrooms on its head. An encounter with the creature would have Joel, the game's protagonist, scrambling away from it.

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The infection is actually based on a real-life fungal infection called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. However, it only affects ants of the Camponotini tribe.

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Famous Quotes

Ellie: To the edge of the universe and back, endure and survive...

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Joel: I've struggled a long time with survivin', but no matter what you have to find something to fight for.

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Bill: Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about... it was a partner. Somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort of s***'s good for one thing: gettin' you killed. So you know what I did? I wizened the f*** up, and realized it's got to be just me out there.

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Bill: You know, as bad as those things are, at least they're predictable. It's the normal people that scare me.

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Sam: I've got a joke for you.
Ellie: Let's hear it.
Sam: Why can't your nose be 12 inches long?
Ellie: I don't know, why?
Sam: Because then it would be a foot.
Ellie: Pfft, that's so dumb.

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Ellie: What did the mermaid wear to her math class?
Joel: What?
Ellie: An algae-bra.
Joel: Terrible.

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Ellie: What is the leading cause of divorce in long-term marriages?
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Ellie: A stalemate.
Joel: That's awful.
Ellie: You're awful.
Joel: Do you even understand what that means?
Ellie: Nope... it doesn't matter.

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Ellie: It doesn't matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Joel: Don't you have a plan B?
Bill: You're lucky you're still drawing breath! That was plan A, B, all the way to f***ing Z!

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Ellie: Hearing them talk, it's good to know they're scared of you.
Joel: Yeah, well, just try not to let your guard down.
Ellie: I'm just saying, I'm glad you're on my side.
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Ellie: That was a compliment.
Joel: Okay.

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Ellie: I walked into my sister's room and tripped on her bra. It was a booby trap.

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Ellie: Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?
Joel: Alright...
Ellie: Because he was outstanding... in his field.
Joel: That'll do.

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Ellie: What did the green grape say to the purple grape? "Breathe, you idiot!"

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Ellie: Ready for a joke? Bakers trade bread recipes on a need-to-know basis.
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Ellie: ...like 'knead'.
Joel: Yeah, I get it.

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Ellie: People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow.

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Connection to Other Media

The Master of Unlocking trophy is a shout-out to the infamous quote from Resident Evil.

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