Stranger Things 2 Calls on 80s Sitcom My Two Dads
With the premier of Stranger Things Season 2 yesterday, we collectively tuned in for our annual time trip back to the 1980s. Like many, we played the game of "remember that?" – trying to name as many 80s references as we could. In the premier, we couldn't help notice the Duffer Brothers looked to one particular sitcom for inspiration – My Two Dads.
Since the beginning we've always felt a similarity between Stranger Things' Nancy and My Two Dads' Nicole. (It's probably to do with that melancholy 80s frizz.) And this season, wardrobe really brought out My Two Dads' Judge Wilbur in Jim Hopper's secretary. They nailed it with the hair and 80s grandma glasses, all the way to the pink blouse. Judge Wilbur was of course played by actress Florence Stanley, whom Stranger Things honored by naming its character, "Florence."
Finally, instead of a Michael Taylor doppleganger, they said screw it – and cast the actual Paul Reiser himself. Based on his performance, it was a genius choice. We can't wait for Season 3 of Stranger Things, where we can only hope for shout outs to Mr. Belvedere.
Stranger Things Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
Starring: Winona Ryder, Millie Bobbie Brown, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin
Released: October 27, 2017