Stranger Things As An 80s Sitcom

While Stranger Things has some funny moments, here and there, it certainly wouldn't be considered [...]

While Stranger Things has some funny moments, here and there, it certainly wouldn't be considered a comedy. It's actually a wonderful science-fiction and coming-of-age television series. It's inspired by classic films of both genres from the late-'70s and early-'80s, such as such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Alien (1979), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Goonies (1985) and Stand by Me (1986).

However, for fun, YouTuber Tim Bennett has edited footage from the show to make it appear as though it is a light-hearted '80s sitcom — even including a retro logo and a Randy Newman song, "Strange Things," as its theme.

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.

The original series Stranger Things is now available to stream on Netflix.