If you played GTA: Vice City Stories, you probably remember the incessant, disturbing radio ads for Little Lacy Surprise, a line of sexy lingerie for little girls. And if you browse through the in-game internet in GTA IV, you'll eventually stumble across a link to www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com, announcing that the makers of the morally indefensible underwear have launched a child beauty pageant.
There's nothing creepy on the site, though, so relax - or don't, because the site has been replaced by a big, fat shutdown notice from the cops. They've recognized the "pageant" as the flimsy front for pedophiles that it is, and what's more, they've logged your IP address just for looking at it. You now have a five-star wanted level. Good luck getting away from that one.
These are all over the place, but most of them are so fleeting and miniscule that we've collected the ones we know about into a single entry. For example, when you're entering or leaving the first safehouse in the game, take a moment to check out the ugly graffiti by the front door. Amid the ugly scrawl are three clearly readable names: "Tommy," "Claude" and "Victor."
If this is your first GTA, those point to Tommy Vercetti from GTA: Vice City, Claude from GTA III (and/or Claude Speed from GTA 2) and Victor Vance from GTA: Vice City Stories. We're a little surprised to see Toni Cipriani and Carl "CJ" Johnson left off, but we're sure they'll turn up… like CJ does in this superquick skydiving footage during the CNT TV show "I'm Rich!:"
During that same show, you'll also see Bully's Bullworth academy referenced (wrongly) as one of America's best schools:
And before the show comes on, you'll even see a promo for Rednecks Live!, a stock-car racing show that was inexplicably created with GTA: San Andreas:
And of course, you can also find official art from previous games interlaced with random graffiti, if you just know where to look:
(Psst! Here's where to look:)