Stranger Things has become a phenomenon ever since it first hit Netflix in summer 2016. With at least four seasons planned, the horror-tinged, ’80s-set series isn’t going away anytime soon.
One of the show’s most endearing qualities is how it wears its inspirations on its sleeve. Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer are upfront with the fact that their show is essentially one big love letter to ’80s pop culture. The downside in this is that much of the shows younger demographic are either too young or weren’t even born yet. In fact, there’s a good chance that many of the show’s references to the era have gone right over their heads.
In celebration of the recent teaser for season four, we thought it would be fun to break down some lesser-known facts about Stranger Things.