stranger things season 2 easter eggs
“Stranger Things” had many Easter eggs throughout its second season. Netflix

Now that “Stranger Things” Season 2 has been out for an entire weekend on Netflix, which is more than enough time to binge it, let’s take a look at some of the little Easter eggs that were scattered throughout the episodes and that were discovered by a bunch of close-watching Reddit users.

To start, a couple of the Halloween outfits had some fun connections. Steve (Joe Keery), for instance, dressing up as Tom Cruise was a reference to Season 1 when he compared himself to the “guy from ‘Risky Business,’” Reddit user Myers95 noted. This “Stranger Things” viewer also pointed out that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) just so happened to want to be a ghost, while at the same time all of her friends were going as the Ghostbusters.

Plus, later on in the season, Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) calls back to his “Ghostbusters” costume and references the film by telling Max (Sadie Sink) that it’ll be “judgment day” if the monsters catch up to them.

Besides Halloween costumes, numbers also played an important part in the season. In episode 8 of the season, Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Eleven finally reunite in an emotional scene where Will (Noah Schnapp) tells her that he called her every night for, “353 days,” she finished for him. If you add up those digits (3 + 5 + 3), then you get 11, Netflix shared with its fans on Instagram.


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In the same vein as that little tidbit, when Eleven ventured in episode 7 to find her “sister,” Kali/Eight (Linnea Berthelsen), she took bus 422, which, again, if you add up the digits (4 + 2 + 2), then you get Kali’s numerical name of Eight, which Reddit user IAmWizxrd pointed out. She was also watching Channel 8 News before heading out, user Perrymason57 added.

Besides throwing in some full-circle Easter eggs, “Stranger Things” also had a few that connected to the world outside of the show. One of the taglines for the series, “ A love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation,” really does say it all, as the show often makes nods to pop culture works of the time.

A couple of outside Easter eggs had to do with the addition of Sean Astin, who played Bob, to the series. One of the actor’s most notable roles was as Mikey in 1985’s “The Goonies,” so the Duffer Brothers, who created and wrote “Stranger Things,” decided to have some fun with that.

When Astin’s Bob was helping Joyce (Winona Ryder), Mike and Will find Chief Hopper (David Harbour) by following a large map Will had drawn, he asks of the “X” on one of the maps, “What’s at the X, pirate treasure” as a nod to “The Goonies.” He also says “Easy peasy” in the series, which his “Goonies” character said, too, Reddit user jadegives2rides reminded fans.

It’s always interesting to go back and see the kind of details that were included in the episodes to make it all that much more interactive and exciting. Not to mention that this is all very necessary in a show like this, with a character like Eleven because the term Easter egg itself is sort of one, as user Ninbyo pointed out.

“Don’t you mean easter egg..os,” the user wrote.

True, very true.