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Neil Druckmann Reveals How Piano Frog Became The Last of Us Episode 2's Scenestealer

It's hard to find something to smile about when you're in the middle of the zombie apocalypse but The Last of Us Episode 2 managed to cheer everyone up with one talented amphibian. Piano Frog was a welcome addition in Infected and Neil Druckmann has just revealed the truth about the character that totally stole the show.

In The Last of Us Episode 2, Joel and Tess had to lead Ellie through a hotel as they made their way to the State House. The hotel itself had become a home to several animals including one cool frog who is shown "playing" a piano.

So how did Piano Frog come to be? Neil Druckmann, who directed the episode, revealed that the talented amphibian was only supposed to have a smaller role but one animal actor was too much of a diva.

"Piano frog wouldn’t be a thing… if piano bird did its job! I guess everything happens for a reason," Druckmann tweeted. He also pointed out that the frog in the photo he shared is a fake one and not actually Piano Frog.

But how big is Piano Frog right now? Fans can't stop tweeting about the slime-covered pianist and claiming that it is the best thing about The Last of Us Episode 2 (along with Christine Hakim as Ibu Ratna).

The Last of Us Episode 2 revealed a bit of the origin of the zombie apocalypse and how treacherous it is to leave the Quarantine Zone. In Infected, we are brought to Day One of the outbreak. It is also revealed that the infected are all connected and escaping them is a lot harder than we thought. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what will happen next.

The Last of Us Episode 2 is now streaming on HBO Max. The third episode is titled Long Long Time and is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

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