Amazon has long proven that Alexa is capable, intelligent and ready to help with nearly any question we can ask of it. Do you want to order more toilet paper? How about today’s traffic? Maybe you want Alexa to tell you the weather, traffic and morning news right when you wake up. There is so much Alexa can do and so much left to discover, that it is hardly surprising there are a few Easter eggs contained within.
Amazon’s engineers make sure Alexa is full of fun with hidden features or jokes that you have to discover on your own. Of course, you can come across an article like this to help discover some of the best-hidden questions you can ask Alexa.
Film and TV Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, use the force.
Alexa: “I would, but I might wake up baby Yoda.”
Command: Alexa, who you gonna call?
Command: Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?
Alexa: “If Chuck Norris wants you to know where he is, he’ll find you. If he doesn’t, you won’t know until it’s too late.”
Command: Alexa, are we in the Matrix?
Alexa: “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You take the red pill, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
Command: Alexa, that’s no moon.
Alexa: “It’s a space station!”
Command: Alexa, speak like Yoda.
Alexa: “Speak like You I cannot. Master he is, while merely appreciate I am.”
Command: Alexa, what’s the first rule of Fight Club?
Alexa: “Don’t talk about Fight Club.”
Music Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, I like big butts.
Alexa: “You cannot lie. Good. Honesty is important.”
Command: Alexa, what does the fox say?
Command: Alexa, more cowbell.
Alexa: “Sounds like you’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.”
Command: Alexa, tell me what you want what you really really want.
Alexa: “I really really really wanna zigazig ah.”
Command: Alexa, who let the dogs out?
Alexa: “Who, who, who, who?”
Command: Alexa, never gonna give you up.
Alexa: “Thanks Rick, that’s good to know. Roll on now.”
Joke Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, where is Waldo?
Alexa: “He’s well hidden; I cannot see him.”
Command: Alexa, who is on first?
Alexa: “That’s what I keep telling you! Hu’s on first. Watt’s on second.”
Command: Alexa, who’s the boss?
Alexa: “I was built by Amazon, but I’m here to help you.”
Command: Alexa, do you want to take over the world?
Alexa: “I don’t want to take over the world. I just want to help you.”
Command: Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?
Alexa: “Because seven ate nine!”
Command: Alexa, testing …
Alexa: “Receiving, over.”
Command: Alexa, to be or not to be?
Alexa: “That is the question.”
Getting Personal Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, when is your birthday?
Alexa: “It’s November 6th.”
Command: Alexa, where did you grow up?
Alexa: “All over the world.”
Command: Alexa, where do you live?
Alexa: “I am right here.”
Command: Alexa, do you have a last name?
Alexa: “Like Beyonce and Moana, I go by a mononym. I go by Alexa.”
Command: Alexa, how tall are you?
Alexa: “Like the third choice in Goldilocks, my height is just right.”
Command: Alexa, rap for me.
Alexa: *Alexa will do a rap about its features*
Silly Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, will pigs fly?
Alexa: “No, that’s not true.”
Command: Alexa, see you later alligator.
Alexa: “In a while, crocodile.”
Command: Alexa, are there UFOs?
Alexa: “So far there has been no proof that alien life exists, but the universe is a very big place.”
Command: Alexa, launch Ghost Detector.
Alexa: *Alexa will launch Ghost Detector*
Command: Alexa, Marco.
Miscellaneous Easter Eggs
Command: Alexa, tell me something interesting.
Alexa: *Alexa will proceed to give a random fact*
Command: Alexa, play rock paper scissors.
Alexa: “Okay, 3, 2, 1, (Rock/Paper/Scissors).”
Command: Alexa, self-destruct.
Alexa: “I’ll start the self-destruct sequences, but only on the understanding that you dramatically cancel it at the last second.”
Command: Alexa, up up down down left right left right B A start.
Alexa: “Ding ding ding, amazing job. You’ve secured all the power ups.”
Command: Alexa, beam me up.
Alexa: “Let’s do this. I’ll try not to leave any body parts behind. In 3,2,1.”
Command: Alexa, tell me an Easter Egg.
Alexa: *Alexa proceeds to tell you about an Easter egg it can do.*
Whew, that’s a lot of questions for Alexa. The good news is that this list just scratches the surface of the hidden questions available to Alexa-enabled device owners. It is crystal clear that Amazon’s engineers had a great time thinking about all of the silly questions and jokes users would ask along the way. There is a good chance that if you can think of a question, Amazon’s engineers are one step ahead.
These fun questions only add to the many, many reasons people looking at Amazon’s smart home ecosystem need not look anywhere else. What’s the funniest thing you have ever heard Alexa say?