As tradition stands, the Olympic Games are proceeded by Olympic-size entertainment, and this year in London was no different.
The opening ceremony featured many lengthy segments highlighting England's history and accomplishments.
From a half-dozen cultural references to the incorporation of technology, many scenes from London's ceremonial commencement stand out as the most inspiring and amazing moments from this year's big event.
If you didn't catch it, you'll want to look it up. Even if you did watch it, there are some events you'll want to check out once more.
These are the memorable, can't-miss highlights of London's opening ceremony.