WARNING: Spoilers below for WandaVision Episode 3: New in Color.
The Nostalgic Intro
The opening credits to episode three pay homage to many 1970s sitcoms such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Brady Bunch.
The expanding colorful text on WandaVision’s opening title card mimics the opening title card from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
While WandaVision’s opening credits use hexagon graphics instead of squares, the layout of these shapes is similar to The Brady Bunch’s closing title card.
Babies One the Way
Episode three revolved around Wanda’s sudden pregnancy, resulting in the birth of twins Tommy and Billy. In the Marvel comics, Wanda and Vision also have children of the same names, who grow to be superheroes Speed and Wiccan.
Given that the twins are prominent figures in the Young Avengers comic book series, perhaps their inclusion is planting the seeds for a future Marvel project.
When preparing for the babies, Vision used a doll to practice changing diapers in record time. The doll Vision used is reminiscent of Cindy Brady’s Kitty-Karry-All doll from The Brady Bunch.
For the first time since Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda referenced her brother Pietro in episode three. Unfortunately, Monica Rambeau also reminded her of his death at the hands of Ultron.
Strike a Pose!
After evacuating their kitchen in light of Wanda’s powers being on the fritz due to her pregnancy, Wanda and Vision strike a battle-ready pose. This pose looks similar to the cover of The Vision and the Scarlet Witch #1 comic book.
What is with that symbol?
In episode three, the strange symbol makes a return, this time in the form of a necklace Monica is wearing. This symbol signifies the S.W.O.R.D (Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division) organization. I suspect that S.W.O.R.D will be the successor to the S.H.I.E.L.D organization from the previous Marvel films.
Do NOT use that Soap!
In the fake commercial break of episode three, the product advertised is “Hydra Soak” soap. Unlike the other fake products in these commercials, this soap has appeared in a previous Marvel property. Fans of Marvel’s Agents of Shield will recognize this soap from the seventeenth episode of season four, “Identity and Change.”
In this episode, Agent Coulson warns that “Hydra Soak” is used to manipulate memories. Whether a fun callback to Agents of Shield or teasing a future plot point on WandaVision, I do not plan on using “Hydra Soak” anytime soon.
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