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Stranger Things Trivia Fun Facts

Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things possibly reminds adults today about their carefree days.

It's amazing when a TV show about geeky kids can catch the attention of adult viewers! Find out more about this show in our fun facts.


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In the original script, the teen's Nancy, Jonathan, and Steve, were the ones who used the Christmas lights to find the monster. This was later changed so that Joyce could communicate with Will.

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The upside-down, the other-dimensional place where Will was taken, was originally called the "nether." But this was changed as people were making fun of the name.

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Out of 906 boys and 307 girls who auditioned for the lead roles, Gaten Matarazzo (who plays Dustin Henderson) was picked by the directors after seeing his first audition.

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The character that Sean Astin played was supposed to be just a minor part but was later on changed into one of the bigger roles because the director was inspired by him.

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The show was inspired by The Montauk Project, a suspected government project in the early '80s. Conspiracy theorists believe that the US government has been secretly conducting a variety of warfare-related experiments.

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The four boys dressed up as the four Ghostbusters. The Duffers had to ask Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters director, to use the costumes in the show.

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Dustin's temporary pet Dart (short for D'Artagnan - one of the Three Musketeers) is completely CGI. It was also the hidden and secondary antagonist in Season 2.

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Barb was Shannon Purser's first role. She was thrilled to land the role and never regretted accepting it. She also played a part in Riverdale.

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Steve, who worked in Scoops Ahoy! with Robin, was supposed to have a more unlikeable personality. But the directors took note of actor Joe Keery's naturally likable and charming personality and decided to change his character in Season 2.

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Gaten Matarazzo, the actor who plays Dustin, in real-life, has this rare genetic condition that affects the bones and teeth. His role in the hit show has helped raise awareness about it for the benefit of others.

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