Stranger Things made it onto Jeopardy! this week...twice!
You know that something or someone in pop culture has become a household name when it winds up in the questions of America’s favorite game show, Jeopardy! And this week, we saw trivia questions about our beloved Hawkins gang featured on the 55-year-old series.
The show’s Twitter account posted two pictures from the episode this week with the caption, “Things are getting strange around here…” One photo shows the question, “Babycenter.com says this Netflix series booted the popularity of the baby names Nancy, Dustin, Lucas, and Joyce.” Though Eleven unfortunately didn’t make the list, it is exciting to know a whole generation of kiddos are named after the coolest nerds around.
The other photo shows contestant Anneke Garcia, who wrote “Justice for Barb!” as her Final Jeopardy response. The contestant, who is a instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah, responded to the tweet, joking, “It's ok, I promise to use my powers for good.”
What's even more fun is that these questions popped up this week, which fans know hosted Stranger Things Day on Nov. 6, marking the fictional day that Will Byers went missing and was taken into the Upside Down in Season 1. Whether or not it was intentional on Jeopardy!'s part, it still makes the questions all the more special.
With the recent confirmation of the fourth season, one can only gather that we will see more Stranger Things questions on Jeopardy! in the future. As for justice for our dear Barb, however, it is probably never going to happen.