Update: Actor Joe Kreery, who plays Steve on Stranger Things, says there’s an actual connection to Jean-Ralphio in Stranger Things 2. Read on for the full story.
With its unsolved mysteries, lingering questions, and complex mythology, Netflix's 2016 sleeper hit Stranger Things had us theorizing for months. What's going on in the Upside Down? What happened to Eleven? And can we meme ourselves using the amazing opening titles sequence?
But one fan theory emerged as the most convincing, mind-blowing revelation: Steve Harrington, Nancy's suitor with the well-coiffed hair, is actually the father of Parks and Recreation's resident bad boy entrepreneur Jean-Ralphio.
OK, catch your breath.
Almost immediately after the show debuted, viewers began to see similarities, noting that Steve, played by Joe Keery, bears a striking resemble to the Parks and Rec fan-favorite would-be Lothario portrayed by comedian Ben Schwartz. Both characters are cocky, live in Indiana, and, most importantly, have amazing hair. A quick Twitter search reveals that many fans were both amused and a little creeped out by the splitting image.