Did you happen to notice that one of the Walkers went full Birthday Suit in this week's episode of The Walking Dead? Forget that Negan's been taken hostage by Jadis or that Rick wields a blazing Lucille (Negan's baseball bat covered in barbed wire). No, the real important thing about Episode 12 of Season 8, "The Key," is that the show featured its first fully naked zombie.
Director Greg Nicotero posted a full photo of the Walker on Instagram, writing: "Always indebted to the amazing folks at KNB and my on set crew @crognalegino @wasnerkevin@somemonsterism @jagar65 when I ask for stuff like this guy....girl ???! #twd."
KNB EFX Group, Inc. is the makeup and special-effects studio (co-founded by Nicotero) that does all the makeup and gore for the hit AMC show. In addition to The Walking Dead, KNB's credits include Inglourious Basterds, The Green Mile, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Predators.
Luckily, this Walker is in such an advanced state of decay that any, uh, inappropriate bits of his or her anatomy have long since rotted away. Was this zombie a nudist in its former life or simply infected while showering? The world may never know. In any case, someone should get them a pair of pants and an off-brand Polo.
The Walking Dead returns this Sunday with the 13th episode of the eighth season, "Do Not Send Us Astray."