Just when you thought Stranger Things couldn’t get any more awesome, the cast of the Netflix series joined Jimmy Fallon and headed to Madame Tassauds wax museum in Times Square to surprise some lucky fans of the show.
Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb MacLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink were joined by Fallon — who dressed up as Barb (though her portrayer, Shannon Purser, might have some things to say about how Jimmy looked) as they all pretended to be wax figures. As different groups of people entered the room, believing they were simply taking photos in front of the extremely life-like bodies posing behind them, their reactions were all kinds of amazing.
Whoever edited that compilation video featuring the various groups of families and friends who, once their pics were snapped, completely lost it upon learning they were actually in a room with the Stranger Things actors, must’ve had a blast. While some managed to deal with the shock of one of the young actors casually touching them or sneaking up right behind them surprisingly well, it was those who screamed, jumped and cried that made this so fun to watch.
In hindsight, it should’ve been a dead giveaway to them, given how realistic the Stranger Things “exhibit” was (obviously, since it really was them) compared to the dead eyes of the museum’s typical residents. Though perhaps the real giveaway proof was Fallon, who couldn’t help but hide his admiration for the fan sporting the “Justice for Barb” shirt, and his not-so-great get-up. Thankfully, no one reacted violently — which could’ve easily happened, considering the surroundings.
Earlier this month, the cast appeared on The Tonight Show, taught Jimmy the “Chicken Noodle Soup” song, and took part in Search Party, a modern version of Family Feud. Unlike the wax museum, the cast was dressed to the nines and it was more about them messing with each other, not their fans. In both cases, we all win.
Stranger Things returns for its third season on July 4.