“She’s hotter than Phoebe Cates,” Dustin boldly announces to his friends about his girlfriend. Netflix’s original series Stranger Things gifts viewers with nostalgia every new season that arrives. On July 4, 2019, season three landed and was no exception. The pop culture fueled references from decades ago almost make you feel like you’re sitting on a brown flex steel sofa with a record player going in the background. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have done a superb job at implementing nostalgic tropes since the series’ inception in 2016. Here are some of the easter eggs and references you might have missed.
Hopper Admires Magnum P.I.
Jim Hopper (David Harbour) plays the role of tough guy sheriff cop exceptionally well. He gives you flashes of intimacy, but not enough to make you question his toughness. In episode one, we see Hopper watching an episode of Magnum P.I.
The Tom Selleck series is about a private detective in Hawaii. Hopper’s watching the pilot episode when Magnum says, “Work the lock. Work the Lock. Don’t look at the dogs.” We later find our sheriff donning a Hawaiian print shirt just like his TV counterpart.