On Wednesday, the cast from the Netflix hit show Stranger Things were guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC: Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair). When Stranger Things hit Netflix this past summer, both audiences and critics alike raved about the show. Paying homage to hits from the ’80s, the series is a tribute to Stephen King and Steven Spielberg and blends in a variety of pop culture from the decade of excess.
The show scored 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and the site provides the premise for Netflix’s Stranger Things.
“A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
The cast discussed working on the set of Stranger Things with Jimmy Fallon and revealed that the kissing scene between Eleven and Mike was actually the first kiss for Millie and Finn. As the cast talked about the scene with Fallon, the audience laughed out loud at the hilarious reactions of the actors and the retelling of the endearing story. Millie explained that the Duffer brothers, the creators of Stranger Things, didn’t help the situation, as they kept sending them texts of the kissing emoji. Brown also said that the entire cast and her dad were there in attendance to watch the scene.
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Warning: The following paragraph has minor spoilers for plotlines of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
When Netflix audiences finished watching Stranger Things, many viewers were outraged that there wasn’t justice for the heartwarming character of Barb Holland (portrayed by Shannon Purser). Barb was attacked by the monster and taken to its alternate world. The series focused on rescuing the character of Will Byers, but Barb seemed to be forgotten. This caused an outcry on social media, and the hashtag #JusticeForBarb was created. Fans of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are well aware that the talented host often provides spoofs of famous TV series and movies. Thanks to Fallon, Barb finally got some justice.
Later on The Tonight Show, the Netflix cast of Stranger Things played a game called Stranger Strings with host Jimmy Fallon. The participants would draw a card and read a fun fact about either Fallon or one of the cast members, and they would then spray the person with Silly String that they thought the fact was about. The Tonight Show audience laughed as the contestants shared trivia such as how one of them still sleeps with a night-light, one enjoys fries on their hamburger, and one participant cried during a fire alarm in the third grade. During this process, it was revealed that Millie Bobby Brown could rap Nicki Minaj’s verse in the Kanye West song Monster perfectly.
When the first season of Stranger Things concluded, it wasn’t clear if there would be a second as the story was told perfectly for a one-off season. However, fans will be happy to learn that the second season of Stranger Things will hit Netflix sometime in 2017. A new trailer was recently released for the Season 2, and fans are excited and ready!
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Stranger Things is considered one of the best shows on Netflix, and as fans wait for the second season, they can enjoy watching the cast on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC.
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