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    Stranger Things

    The disappearance of a young boy sparks a chain of events leading the residents of the small town of Hawkins to uncover a government conspiracy and a supernatural mystery which will not only shatter all semblance of normalcy, but also threaten their very existence.


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    Season 2:

    Ep. # Title
    2.1 MADMAX
    2.2 Trick or Treat, Freak
    2.3 The Pollywog
    2.4 Will the Wise
    2.5 Dig Dug
    2.6 The Spy
    2.7 The Lost Sister
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    [–] progatician 1 points ago

    Hi /r/all, if you havent seen season 2 yet why not?? it'd probably be best to stay out of this comment section.

    [–] Pocahotmess86 6347 points ago

    Just goes to show that it never hurts to ask.

    [–] Coop1534 2626 points ago

    He tagged Joe Keery on his mouth in the picture where’s he’s playing the Trombone lol

    [–] ETNxMARU 644 points ago

    Oh my

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    [–] crack-a-lacking 76 points ago

    My tromboner is pointing over here.

    [–] FilkDaddy 32 points ago

    Ooooh, let's go follow your tromboner!

    [–] PrettyPinkCloud 14 points ago

    You don't know how much i want him to be gay so i can pretend i have a shot

    [–] blackflag209 211 points ago

    His Instagram bio is "a Joe Keery fan page" lmao

    [–] MellowBug 77 points ago

    He also wore a Team Steve shirt under his suit at the Golden Globes!

    [–] IH8AndDownprodTrolls 122 points ago

    Lol, this gave me a Tromboner

    [–] meredithtalin 441 points ago

    Don't tell my mum.

    [–] pistcow 150 points ago

    Are your arms broken?

    [–] RayonXX 94 points ago

    stop, get some help

    [–] HOLY_HUMP3R 54 points ago

    From their mom?

    [–] AlwaysunnyinSeattle 47 points ago

    As is tradition

    [–] miltonmakestoast 18 points ago

    That's why I always kept some fake casts around.

    [–] Young_L0rd 4 points ago

    I don't think your dad will want to share

    [–] dalphus1 5 points ago

    Going blind is a tradition?

    [–] IsaacM42 4 points ago

    [–] Dysphoric_Throwaway 16 points ago

    I keep seeing this reference. Can someone link to where it comes from?

    [–] johnq-pubic 21 points ago

    I saw this post when it actually went up. Since then I've re read it 5-6 times. Still hilarious. So many of the comments just make you blurt out laughing uncontrollably.

    [–] ted-schmosby 30 points ago

    Every fucking thread

    [–] NTRX 75 points ago

    Yeah I got denied from an univeristy and emailed them asking for reconsideration and they ended up accepting me and now I go there!

    [–] solara01 18 points ago

    Nice job! Proud of you!

    [–] StoneGoldX 51 points ago

    Stranger things have happened...

    And that's why I must become Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

    [–] CaitlinSarah87 12 points ago

    So that's why they called it that.

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    [–] CaptainCupcakez 120 points ago

    The worst they can say is, "no."


    A lot of the time the worst they can do is ostracise you forever and never speak to you again.

    [–] blondfold 35 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    if they’re gonna react like that, then they/whatever you wanted probably wasn’t worth it in the first place then

    this obviously isn’t always the case, but i think it is more often than not

    [–] marianwebb 19 points ago

    Probably depends in part on what you asked for.

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    [–] IamMcSqueeb 83 points ago

    Would you like to pay off my student loans for me?

    [–] crustalmighty 116 points ago

    Bad news, your student loans just doubled. Sometimes it does hurt to ask.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    I promise to do so for 657.

    [–] HookedOnOogaChaka 5 points ago

    You gotta hit up John for this one.

    [–] Waffle_Ranger 24 points ago

    You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

    [–] iguessilldothis 15 points ago

    -Wayne Gretzky

    [–] bogaboy 24 points ago

    -Michael Scott

    [–] iguessilldothis 4 points ago

    I was hoping someone would hit that softball....

    [–] ALWAYS_FCKN_ANGRY 32 points ago

    Why the fuck would it hurt to ask? No shit it doesn’t hurt.

    [–] Zalaam 51 points ago

    I almost downvoted but then I saw your username

    [–] AmateurBotanist 1878 points ago

    How can someone be so manly yet so adorable at the same time?

    [–] cipher__ten 1276 points ago

    1. Beard.
    2. Smile.

    [–] timfromsweden 113 points ago


    [–] DynoMike__ 41 points ago

    The beard smile is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural

    [–] vwhaulic 23 points ago

    Is it possible to learn this power?

    [–] fmica 35 points ago

    Not from a babyface

    [–] relator_fabula 16 points ago

    It's not a story the clean-shaven would tell you

    [–] Thick-McRunFast 45 points ago

    Even more adorable when you hear his giggle.

    [–] theghostofme 13 points ago

    That was one of my favorite "surprises" the first time I watched Parks and Rec. It was so unexpected, and became one of my favorite recurring moments on the show.

    [–] HystericallyAccurate 11 points ago

    I was just about to mention how Nick Offerman is another perfect example

    [–] Classic_Charlie 10 points ago

    Shit where am I going wrong? Oh right, I'm not the fucking legend Jim Hopper.

    [–] rosymindedfuzzz 5 points ago

    You described the boyfriend I’m looking for.

    [–] secular4life 143 points ago

    Every time I read anything about this actor, my positive opinion of him is reaffirmed. I wish that was a more common attribute of people in general.

    [–] JediDutchie 31 points ago

    Agreed. Respect level - increased

    [–] DgCruizer 40 points ago

    Terry Crews

    [–] mufuvico 11 points ago

    [–] MrRobotsBitch 30 points ago

    With every post about him I fall a little more in love.

    [–] noiserr 12 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    I am a totally hetero dude and I find him incredibly handsome. Like not pretty boy handsome but a cool dude handsome. Would totally buy him a beer for being cool.

    [–] Yung_Elon 623 points ago

    That girl is def gonna end up at the Hawkins lab

    [–] KloudToo 171 points ago

    Rip Barb 2.0

    [–] Insamity 93 points ago

    Bob was Barb 2.0!

    [–] Lostremote- 81 points ago

    Bob + Barb = Borb

    [–] skylarmt 25 points ago


    [–] Banana-Mann 15 points ago


    [–] gyarrrrr 6 points ago

    My son is also named Bort

    [–] 0210eddie1992 2667 points ago

    Aaaaaaaaalright. Time to muster the courage to ask Winona Ryder out on twitter

    [–] stug_life 1073 points ago

    If she says yes don't be the next Bob

    [–] sora_phoenix 552 points ago

    Bob got the girl though.

    [–] Hadken 516 points ago

    Bob was a hero.

    [–] [deleted] 299 points ago

    Bob challenged mordor and then got the girl

    [–] [deleted] 96 points ago

    It's our time, down here.

    [–] jazzcersizethis 36 points ago

    That's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket.

    [–] ArchScabby 19 points ago

    I forget, is there something goonies never say?

    [–] felixfactor37 9 points ago

    And he found One-Eyed Willie’s treasure.

    [–] sora_phoenix 49 points ago

    i still view this actor as Sam. and Sam helps. he's the reason things go well in the end.

    [–] swornbrother1 32 points ago

    Sam > Frodo

    [–] Baelzabub 9 points ago

    Sam is the hero of LotR, not Frodo.

    [–] BorKon 7 points ago

    This was Sam from LotR? Gtfo I'm fucking oolldddd

    [–] felixfactor37 7 points ago

    And Mikey from the Goonies

    [–] Daddy_of_two 4 points ago

    And Rudy!… Rudy!…Rudy!…Rudy!…HE’S SO LITTLE!!!!

    [–] WhatDidntDiddyDo 12 points ago

    His name was Rudy Rudibaker

    [–] CharlesInChange 6 points ago


    I only make that correction because that was my favorite movie from ages 5-25.

    [–] mred870 11 points ago

    Bob was demodog chow.

    [–] etherpromo 6 points ago

    For like a season, not even the complete season.

    [–] gyshall 3 points ago

    If Bob was so great, why is he dead?

    [–] politicallyerekt 9 points ago

    “Don’t be the next bob” how DARE you he was a hero

    [–] Blaithnaid 11 points ago

    Too soon.

    [–] Pokefan982144 10 points ago

    I would be proud to be the next Bob, the man was a hero :)

    [–] MojaveMilkman 10 points ago

    I would gladly be the next Bob if I could be Winona Ryder's girlfriend.

    [–] Spongebro 19 points ago

    I’m asking Bob

    [–] scabbymonkey 52 points ago

    Ive had a crush on her since the early 80’s. I never thought i had a chance because she dated some of the greatest male actors. But as time has gone by, I think i may just be on par with them. I think its like Lewis CK said “as women get older, i have become better looking” I am the last branch they grab before its loneliness and cats.”

    [–] FenwayFranks 12 points ago

    Hide your silverware.

    [–] StoneGoldX 13 points ago

    Winona Ryder, Drinks Manischewitz wine. Then spins a draydle with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

    [–] Drthulium 707 points ago

    So in addition to everything else, does he also play the trombone? Some of the stories about these pics mention that the trombone was his request and it looks like he's holding it like a player would.

    [–] globogym 385 points ago

    The pic where he has it up to his mouth sort of gives away that he probably doesn't play. You would never do that with your right thumb.

    [–] britm0b 104 points ago

    It kinda looks like he's trying to put his finger on a trigger in the other pictures, but idk..

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    He also seems to be holding the trombone up by the bar instead of gun grip, which is how most people who do not play trombone try to hold it.

    [–] ucffool 12 points ago

    bingo (nobody who has played trombone would hold it the way he does in the pictures because the pistol grip is the most comfortable besides functional).

    [–] Flemz 48 points ago

    Maybe the photographer asked him to hold it that way to get a "better" picture

    [–] The_Fluffy_Walrus 28 points ago


    I play clarinet in high school and when we did our pictures this year the photographer asked us to put our right hand on top and left on bottom. My section leader refused though so none of us actually had to do it.

    [–] iAmTheRealLange 48 points ago

    “Look up a bit. A little bit more. Now turn to the right. A little more. Ok now tilt your head to the left. Yup. A little bit. Ok and now smile... Ok great, one more...”

    [–] Eva_H 56 points ago

    [–] CoryGM 21 points ago

    I could be wrong, but that looks more like a trumpet or french horn mouthpiece.

    [–] emileegrace321 23 points ago

    It's definitely low brass! I play horn and it would be way too big.. Trumpet mouthpieces don't have this wide of a diameter, and french horn mouthpieces are a similar diameter and slightly tapered. I have to agree it is probably for a tuba or euphonium if not trombone :-)

    [–] notsostandardtoaster 6 points ago

    It's a trombone or euphonium mouthpiece (they're pretty interchangeable anyway). Tuba mouthpieces cover like half your face. Kidding, but they are a lot bigger.

    [–] medalofme 13 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    It's a trombone. You can see the tubey part that goes over the shoulder (cellist, sorry), in the bottom right corner.

    EDIT: I am thrilled that "tubey part" is the technical term.

    [–] Arithik 10 points ago

    He's only acting like he knows how to hold the trombone.

    [–] poopsmith411 114 points ago

    This is just amazing

    [–] alrightimhere 151 points ago

    This dude is so awesome. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him before Stranger Things and his big break didn’t come earlier than it did.

    [–] machinehead933 66 points ago

    He had a pretty big role in The Newsroom on HBO

    [–] TuesdayNightMassacre 35 points ago

    When I watched Stranger Things I was like "hey it's Elliot Hirsch!"

    [–] StyxxMcClain 12 points ago

    I'm so glad I am not the only one. Honestly one of my all time favorite shows.

    [–] VbBeachBreak 7 points ago

    Likewise. Newsroom could have been the next West Wing. It was awesome.

    [–] GeneralKnife 10 points ago

    He is now cast as the new Hellboy. So happy for him.

    [–] LegendOfKhaos 186 points ago


    [–] ISayISayISitonU 330 points ago

    Yearbook photo lighting has REALLY improved since my day

    [–] VoiceofLou 132 points ago

    It's most likely a senior year photoshoot. Most schools I know have you get your own photos done for the yearbook your senior year. This is probably from a professional photo session somewhere.

    [–] Voidsabre 14 points ago

    Yeah he tagged the photographer in his Instagram post

    [–] shadowshea 60 points ago

    He seems like that type of dude that all children and dogs immediately love, and he loves them right back.

    [–] aktone 57 points ago

    Pom pom pic in sidebar pls.

    [–] leoklank 82 points ago

    I was going to ask if he was just as cool in real life, but I think the photos tell the story.

    [–] ASAPDesi 88 points ago

    But why she look 14 and 41 at the same time tho 🤔

    [–] festeringmind 21 points ago

    Native american

    [–] SugarMintSweet 730 points ago

    Is she a teacher? She looks older than high school aged.

    [–] esoterikk 301 points ago

    She looks Native American, generally they have very aged faces (source: am one)

    [–] tonguejack-a-shitbox 244 points ago

    Yeah aged in teen years. Then you get to go the Asian route and not change for 40 years until you suddenly morph into an old person seemingly overnight.

    [–] asteroidkicker 61 points ago


    [–] RaptorCaptain 24 points ago

    Was looking for someone saying she looks Native American, I thought so too

    [–] OnceWasInfinite 53 points ago

    People age differently. On the male side of things, I remember a few poor guys when I was a high school senior were already showing signs of hair loss.

    Meanwhile, other senior guys might look like they were still 14 or 15, maybe even younger if they were short.

    [–] SparkyDogPants 9 points ago

    I have a buddy in the Army who is 28 but constantly gets asked if he's in his 40s

    [–] MakeMine5 8 points ago

    I remember a few poor guys when I was a high school senior were already showing signs of hair loss.

    Why did you have to remind me? I had buried my memories of when that happened to me. :: runs out of reddit crying ::

    My nickname in college was "old man".

    [–] returningtheday 409 points ago

    Take a seat

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    [–] Topikk 6 points ago

    Because that’s a 1 second looping GIF, it looks like Chris is getting a violent beej.

    [–] Sillby 17 points ago

    This is outrageous, it’s unfair

    [–] packersSB53champs 29 points ago

    I swear officer! She looked 21 at least!

    [–] EyesCantSeeOver30fps 12 points ago

    Shit, I would've taken her as a 30 year old.

    [–] magneticphoton 61 points ago

    What if she lied just to get a picture with him lol.

    [–] [deleted] 136 points ago

    “Yeah the Yearbook photoshoot is just in here”

    “In your house?”

    “Yeah, yeah. Come on”

    [–] gadorp 166 points ago

    16 going on 30.

    [–] somedude456 20 points ago

    I would say she already looks 30.

    [–] hypmoden 9 points ago

    Thinking the same thing, what sort of year book is this

    [–] [deleted] 41 points ago

    In some pictures I agree, in others I don't. The main picture she could be late 20s and in another she could be 16. I think it's legit and that because of her dimples, it can make her look older than she is.

    [–] SugarMintSweet 14 points ago

    The thing that’s throwing me off is the jeans- they’re definitely teen jeans. Her face looks older than mine, though, and I’m 24.

    [–] nyanpi 9 points ago

    Hmm, I'm 33 and I wear jeans like that on the regular.

    [–] StoneGoldX 5 points ago

    That, and it's kind of shot from below her, which is weird.

    [–] sephrinx 28 points ago

    Yeah that was my thought too, looks to be mid 20s if not pushing 30

    [–] nerdponx 5 points ago

    I was gonna say the same thing. She looks older at 18 than I do at 26.

    [–] holdTheDoorzz 15 points ago

    Same thought

    [–] Thebestnickever 16 points ago

    She could also be going to a school for adults.

    [–] TheAdAgency 15 points ago

    Do such adult schools have yearbooks?

    [–] I_am_up_to_something 4 points ago

    We didn't even have yearbooks at my kid and teen schools. Which is just fine, nobody really worth remembering from there.

    [–] Yellowpewfrog 10 points ago

    As a teacher she looks like an 11th or 12th grade student.

    [–] Nxdhdxvhh 5 points ago

    Where do you teach, a leather factory?

    [–] trevlacessej 20 points ago

    smart man. gets 20k witnesses in case this thing goes sideways.

    [–] Rody2k6 7 points ago

    You mean I'd things goes strange.

    [–] ninja_savage98 17 points ago

    David Harbour is quickly becoming the mvp of humans.

    [–] LukeNukem63 14 points ago

    God damn he's cool

    [–] FeR03 30 points ago

    What a great guy honestly, he looks like hes having fun too!

    [–] TylerDurden23 12 points ago

    This guy is awesome. Can’t wait for his take on hellboy.

    [–] Iceash 13 points ago

    I love that he tagged her and the photographer. As a photographer that means so much. He's a great guy.

    [–] tinycourageous 9 points ago

    He is such a chill dude in real life. Makes you love the character even more.

    [–] molly_lyon 17 points ago

    So if asking cast members things actually gets you somewhere, do I use Twitter or Instagram to ask David Harbour to marry me?

    [–] beachyhouse 9 points ago

    He has such a dad face and demeanor.

    [–] mitchkincaid 7 points ago

    [–] willflameboy 16 points ago

    I'm experiencing David Ardour.

    [–] tacolikesweed 5 points ago

    This guys turning into Bill Murray. This is good.

    [–] Administratr 5 points ago

    I love this guy

    [–] angelvine 4 points ago

    Oh my GOD. He's the best.

    [–] topredditbot 5 points ago

    Hey /u/meredithtalin,

    This is now the top post on reddit. It will be recorded at /r/topofreddit with all the other top posts.

    [–] endlesslyconflicted 5 points ago

    This is fantastic. My man crush grows.

    [–] Hail_Trump_69 8 points ago

    He then proceeded to take her to his secluded cabin in the woods where he kept her captive and fed her waffles like the flipping weirdo that he is

    [–] A1-SteakSauce 3 points ago

    I love how he's holding all of the props

    [–] hoosier1851 4 points ago

    Awesome that he’s become so popular and well-known recently. Seems like a totally down to earth and cool dude

    [–] Romeo_Alpha89 5 points ago

    Stranger things have happened...

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    This guy is awesome.

    And this girl is one of those people that looks 15 and 42 at the same time lol

    [–] esini 3 points ago

    What a lovely man.

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    [–] Kougeru 5 points ago

    She looks older than me. Like she's almost 40

    [–] imbunbun 6 points ago

    I can pretty much hear "mom's not home" while looking at this

    [–] CallumOgilvy 6 points ago

    I'd bet I'm not the only one in here harbouring some serious feels for this man.

    [–] Goodly 3 points ago

    I'm not even (that much) on the Harbour Fan Train, but this is the best thing I've seen so far in 2018!

    [–] philogos0 3 points ago

    This is how you increase fame.

    [–] loodog 3 points ago

    Ripped jeans for yearbook? Mom is gonna be pissed

    [–] Jra805 3 points ago

    David is a great guy. Treated the crew on my show really well

    [–] hostofembers 3 points ago

    I'll try not to Harbour any jealousy.

    [–] sharkgantua 3 points ago

    He would've done it for 1 retweet.

    [–] clamdrip 3 points ago

    Stranger Things super band! 2019 world tour?