Even though Stranger Things is a show full of sci-fi terror and suspense, there are times when even the most serious moments are interrupted with laughter thanks to a flub on set. Even though Stranger Things hasn’t been given a home video release full of a lot of special features going behind the scenes of the series, Netflix has thankfully given us some glimpses at the making of the pop culture phenomenon. This week they gave fans the gift of Stranger Things bloopers from all three seasons.
It seems like maybe Netflix wasn’t quite as prepared for Stranger Things to become such a huge hit, because this is the shortest blooper reel out of all the seasons. Then again, maybe it’s just because there weren’t a lot of funny bloopers on set. But I have to say, that explosion of milk in Finn Wolfhard’s face is pretty great.
The bloopers here show that the cast of Stranger Things was a little more aware that they were going to be watched by a large audience. They’re not exactly hamming it up, but it seems like they’re having a little more fun with the mistakes they make during production.
Finally, now that the kids have grown into teenagers, they’re definitely enjoying themselves in a much different way. It’s crazy to see how much they’ve grown up since the first season. Plus, you really get a feel for how much more comfortable with each other. In the first season, it’s clear they’re still a little nervous and not fully great friends yet, but here it’s like watching a family work together.
Stranger Things is showing the world how Will Byers is practicing social distancing. Even Hawkins is staying indoors these days. Production halted on the highly anticipated season 4 of the hit Netflix series a few weeks ago and it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer to see it. Chief Hopper star David Harbour says that they originally wanted to have the show ready for early 2021, but that probably won't happen now.
9am: play on the stairs 12pm: call the homies3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does6pm: cookie dinner pic.twitter.com/lkGwhPbv20
— Stranger Things @Stranger_Things March 26, 2020
The Stranger Things social media accounts continue to entertain fans online. Everybody could use a few laughs these days and today, we now have an example of what a typical day for Will Byers consists of. Here's what Will does: '9am: play on the stairs, 12pm: call the homies, 3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does, and 6pm: cookie dinner.' The social media account posted pictures of each of his activities and they warn to stay away from trying number 3. They don't want people getting their heads stuck through their railings.
While a lot of social media accounts will post something and then leave it alone, the Stranger Things account actually takes time to respond to fans in a humorous way. It's interactive in a time when a lot of fans could use some extra fun as they stay home and try to social distance from each other. While most of Will Byers' activities are questionable, calling 'the homies' is probably the best one and something that a lot of people should be doing more of. Eating cookies for dinner can be fun, but not every night.
Stranger Things season 4 will see the return of Chief Hopper, although we're not exactly sure how that happens at this time. On Valentine's Day, fans were treated to the very first footage of the upcoming season and it featured Hopper in Russia, working on some train tracks. He appears to be enslaved, but that won't last for long. The first footage was a great way to get everybody excited, which has now been ground to a halt with the rest of the entertainment industry.
Since nobody really knows when we'll have to stop social distancing from each other, it's unclear when Stranger Things season 4 will go back into production. For now, Netflix is looking out for the safety of their cast and crew, along with the fans, which is why we get to see how Will Byers spends his day at home. Regardless, we should find out in the next few weeks when everything is able to start production again, we're just going to have to be a bit more patient than normal. You can check out Will Byers practicing his social distancing above, thanks to the official Stranger Things Twitter account.