You Need to See 'Stranger Things' as an '80s Sitcom

Monday, 01 August 2016 - 8:19PM
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Stranger Things
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 8:19PM
You Need to See 'Stranger Things' as an '80s Sitcom
Stranger Things has made the '80s cool again. The creepy and addictive Netflix series cleverly recalls the pop culture of the Reagan era in a way that puts to shame the many subpar reboots of '80s properties we've suffered through over the past few years, while also renewing people's interest in the creative forces of the decade; like Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Carpenter. But there's another big, nostalgia-filled section of the '80s that the show didn't touch on - until now.

'80s sitcoms had a certain cheesy feel to them that doesn't exist anywhere in pop culture anymore, so someone has gone ahead and put together a fantastic '80s sitcom-style opening to Stranger Things that will have you wishing a comedic, laugh track-fueled version of the show exists in some parallel dimension (just not the Upside Down, hopefully). The video comes complete with its own Randy Newman-sung theme song, "Strange Things", from Toy Story, which works surprisingly well with the material. It's also shocking how simply filling in and changing the color of the title font completely changes the emotions it evokes, and it goes without saying that Dustin would make a fantastic sitcom character in any decade.

So check out the video below, and start writing Netflix letters to make this happen for real.


Via: The Verge.
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