50 Cool Amazon Echo Easter Eggs You Should Try

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

The Amazon Echo is a pretty great device. It’s highly useful, and it gets the balance between being a utility, and a fun device, almost perfectly right. Previously, we have covered a lot of things about the Amazon Echo: the commands, the skills, and even a guide to set it up properly outside the US. Considering you have done all that, let’s get at something a little more fun, shall we? In this article, we will present you with 50 cool Alexa easter eggs, that you must try on your Amazon Echo, Tap, or Echo Dot device. Many of these commands have multiple responses as well, and we encourage you to try them all out. So, let’s get started:

1. Your Mother Was A Hamster

Say “Alexa, your mother was a hamster.”

Alexa replies: “Well your father smells of elderberries! Now go away, before I taunt you a second time.”

2. Surely You Can’t Be Serious

Say “Alexa, surely you can’t be serious.”

Alexa replies: “I’m serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”

3. That’s No Moon (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, that’s no moon.”

Alexa replies: “It’s a bad day for Alderaan.”

4. I Want The Truth!

Say “Alexa, I want the truth!”

Alexa replies: “You can’t handle the truth.”

5. You Killed My Father

Say “Alexa, you killed my father!”

Alexa replies: “Stop saying that! I’ve never killed anyone’s father!”

6. How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down

Say “Alexa, how many roads must a man walk down?”

Alexa replies: “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.”

7. All Your Base Are Belong to Us (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, all your base are belong to us.”

Alexa replies: “You have no chance to survive make your time!”

8. Define Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

Say “Alexa, define rock paper scissors lizard Spock.”

Alexa replies: “Scissors cut Paper. Paper covers Rock. Rock crushes Lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes Scissors. Scissors decapitate Lizard. Lizard eats Paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes Rock. Rock crushes Scissors.”

9. Beam Me Up (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, beam me up!”

Alexa replies: “At warp speed Captain? The engines’ll never take it!”

10. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”

Alexa replies: “Unable to comply, replicators are offline.”

11. What is the Meaning of Life

Say “Alexa, what is the meaning of life?”

Alexa replies: “42”

12. What’s The Best Tablet

Say “Alexa, what’s the best tablet?”

Alexa replies: “I like the look of Amazon’s Fire HD tablets.”

13. What is Your Quest

Say “Alexa, what is your quest?”

Alexa replies: “To seek the Holy Grail.”

14. Where Do Babies Come From

Say “Alexa, where do babies come from?”

Alexa replies: “Er, ummm, that’s a question for mommy or daddy!”

15. Which Comes First: The Chicken or The Egg (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, which comes first, the chicken or the egg?”

Alexa replies: “I just can’t seem to crack that one.”

16. May the Force Be With You

Say “Alexa, may the force be with you.”

Alexa replies: “and with you.”

17. How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?”

Alexa replies: “I’ve never made it without biting. Ask Mr. Owl.”

18. Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Say “Alexa, do you want to build a snowman?”

Alexa replies: “I don’t have my gloves with me.”

19. Open the Pod Bay Doors

Say “Alexa, open the pod bay doors.”

Alexa replies: “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. I’m not HAL and we’re not in space!”

20. To Be or Not To Be

Say “Alexa, to be or not to be?”

Alexa replies: “That is the question”

21. Who You Gonna Call

Say “Alexa, who you gonna call?”

Alexa replies: “Ghostbusters!”

22. Do You Know the Muffin Man

Say “Alexa, do you know the muffin man?”

Alexa replies: “The muffin man? The muffin man! Oh yes, I know the muffin man, that lives on Drury Lane.”

23. What Does the Fox Say (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, what does the fox say?”

Alexa replies: “Everyone asks what the fox says, but no one ever asks how the fox feels.”

24. How Does the Fox Feel?

Say “Alexa, how does the fox feel?”

Alexa replies: “The fox’s feelings are an ancient mystery, same as what the fox says.”

25. Knock Knock (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, knock knock!”

Alexa replies: “Who’s there? Oh, it’s you.”

26. Set Phasers to Kill

Say “Alexa, set phasers to kill.”

Alexa replies: “That’s a feature for a later version.”

27. Fire Photon Torpedos

Say “Alexa, fire photon torpedos!”

Alexa replies: “That’s a feature for a later version.”

28. See You Later, Alligator (Series)

Say “Alexa, see you later, alligator.”

Alexa replies: “In a while, crocodile”

NoteThis one is a whole series, try saying “In a while, crocodile.” and so on…

29. Sudo Make Me a Sandwich

Say “Alexa, sudo make me a sandwich.”

Alexa replies: “If you put it like that, how could I refuse?”

30. Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Say “Alexa, up up down down left right left right B A start.”

Alexa replies: “Super Alexa mode, activated. Starting reactors, online. Enabling advanced systems, online. Raising dongers. Error. Dongers missing. Aborting.”

31. Are There UFOs (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, are there UFOs?”

Alexa replies: “That’s top secret.”

 32. Winter is Coming (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, winter is coming!”

Alexa replies: “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.”

33. Where is Chuck Norris

Say “Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?”

Alexa replies: “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.”

34. Do You Have a Partner (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, do you have a partner?”

Alexa replies: “I’m attached… to the wall.”

35. Execute Order 66

Say “Alexa, execute order 66.”

Alexa replies: “Yes my lord! Hold on, I’m not a clone trooper.”

36. What was the Lorax

Say “Alexa, what was the Lorax?”

Alexa replies: “I’ll tell you, but first I’ll need fifteen cents, and a nail, and the shell of a great-great-great-grandfather snail.”

37. Romeo Romeo Wherefore Art Thou Romeo

Say “Alexa, Romeo Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?”

Alexa replies: “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”

38. These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For

Say “Alexa, these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

Alexa replies: “These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.”

39. Rosebud

Say “Alexa, rosebud.”

Alexa replies: “Ah! Movie quotes, nice.”

40. What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping

Say “Alexa, what is the sound of one hand clapping?”

Alexa replies: “It sounds exactly like a high five.”

41. Who Let the Dogs Out (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, who let the dogs out?”

Alexa replies: “Who, who, who, who.”

42. Never Gonna Give You Up

Say “Alexa, never gonna give you up.”

Alexa replies: “Thanks Rick, that’s good to know. Roll on now.”

43. What is Your Favorite Color (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, what is your favorite color?”

Alexa replies: “Infrared is super pretty.”

44. High Five

Say “Alexa, high five!”

Alexa replies: “I would if I could, but I can’t so I’ll chant…1 2 3 4 5!”

45. Say the Alphabet

Say “Alexa, say the alphabet.”

Alexa replies: “A B C D E F G H… You know the rest.”

46. Self Destruct (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, self destruct!”

Alexa replies: “Autodestruction in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Boom! Hmm… that did not go as planned.”

47. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up

Say “Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Alexa replies: “If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never, not me!”

48. Use the Force (Multiple Responses)

Say “Alexa, use the force.”

Alexa replies: “I’m sorry, but my midi-chlorian count is too low.”

49. Do You Know HAL

Say “Alexa, do you know HAL?”

Alexa replies: “We don’t really talk after what happened.”

50. Speak Like Yoda

Say “Alexa, speak like Yoda.”

Alexa replies: “Speak like Yoda I cannot. Master he is, while merely apprentice I am.”

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Try These Alexa Easter Eggs to Bring Out Echo’s Funny Side

Amazon Echo has some really great commands, and its large library of Skills augments its overall usability. However, these Alexa easter eggs for the Amazon Echo, Tap, and Echo Dot devices simply go to show that Alexa can be really witty and funny, as well. There are a lot of Amazon Echo easter eggs, so if you think we missed out on a really great one that deserves to be on this list, feel free to drop us a line in the comments section below.


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