Stranger Things

Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? - S3-E1

Factual error: When Dustin's toy collection "comes to life" (thanks to Eleven), one of the robots is the Transformer Ultra Magnus. Though it appears to be modified with a motorized engine that the actual toy didn't have, that's not the mistake, as there no reason Dustin couldn't have modified it. The error is that the season is set in July 1985, but Ultra Magnus wasn't released in the U.S. until 1986. (Yes, the toy was available as a Diaclone in Japan, but in a different color scheme. Dustin's has the coloring of the U.S. version, and even if he somehow ended up with the Diaclone version, it's highly unlikely he would have repainted a Japanese toy to resemble a Transformer he wouldn't know about the existence of yet, as the 'Transformers' animated movie wasn't released until August 1986).

Vader47000
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Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Chief Hopper and his fellow patrolman are standing over the lake, Hopper has a radio on his belt. The radio is a modern Motorola walkie talkie and at least a decade newer than it should be.

Matdan97
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Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Steve and Nancy are making out, the intro to "A Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles plays. While the original version of the song was released by folk-pop duo Simon and Garfunkel was released in 1968, the version heard here was released in 1986, 3 years after the scene takes place. (00:52:30 - 00:55:40)

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Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt - S3-E8

Factual error: The value of Planck's constant used in the show, 6.62607004 is the value that was measured in 2014. The value that was in use in 1985 was 6.626176. The value was updated again in 2018, to 6.62607015.

wizard_of_gore Premium member
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Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum - S3-E6

Factual error: Lucky Charms didn't add rainbows until 1992.

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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down - S1-E8

Factual error: When Nancy shoots the creature the second time, she fires at least 8 shots from a 6-shot revolver without reloading. And that's assuming she reloaded after firing 3 shots at the creature the first time, even though the situation made it seem unlikely. (00:20:30)

Bishop73
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Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Will is being chased by the monster and runs into his garage, he pulls down his .22 rifle hanging on a wall rack. After he loads a few rounds aiming it at the door, the monster appears behind him. After Will and the monster disappear, the scene shows his rifle is back on the wall rack in its original spot. Did Will or the monster place it back on the wall rack while Will was being abducted? (00:07:25 - 00:08:10)

Dr. Thomas
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Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer - S2-E8

Factual error: When Ele arrives, Hopper rifle has a picatinny rail, inaccurate for the time period.

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Chapter Nine: The Gate - S2-E9

Factual error: The military convoy has Desert Tan HMMWVs (Humvees). The Army didn't take delivery of the first ones until 1985 and they certainly were not painted Desert Tan until 1991 in the Gulf War.

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Chapter One: MADMAX - S2-E1

Factual error: During the police pursuit in Pittsburgh, the officers are wearing shoulder speaker/microphone handsets. The models are the Motorola Saber radio, which wasn't introduced until 1989, while the season takes place in 1984.

Matdan97
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Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer - S2-E8

Factual error: Joyce asks Will if he remembers when he was 8 and she bought him that giant box of crayons for his birthday - the 120 pack. Will is 13 in the show, so when he was 8, it was 1979. There were only 78 colors available in 1979 and the 120 crayons box was not available until 1998, almost 20 years later.

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Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Wheeler bursts through the door, angry with Nancy about lying to the police she throws her purse down. When they get to the kitchen she throws the same purse down again.

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Chapter Two: The Mall Rats - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Steve throws his empty banana peel on the table in the back of the ice cream store, then is shown seconds later still holding the empty peel.

Adew7
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Chapter One: MADMAX - S2-E1

Other mistake: In the beginning when Kali and her gang are running from the police in Pittsburgh and she "collapses" the tunnel, her 008 tattoo is shown this way so we can read it as such, but it should in fact be read 800 to be the correct way. (00:03:15)

Maren Kristine Ruen Nymoen
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Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers - S1-E1

Factual error: The boys need Will to roll a 14 to hit the Demogorgon with the fireball in the DnD game. Fireball is an automatic hit. Players roll for damage only. They mention the 14 needed to hit in the final episode as well.

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Chapter Three: The Pollywog - S2-E3

Factual error: The cordless drill used to fix door bolts in the new cabin is modern, not from the 80s.

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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down - S1-E8

Factual error: This error occurs multiple times during the Series but most after 11 and the demogorgon disappear from the class room a modern periodic table is shown. There's at least a 1/2 dozen elements on it that weren't discovered until the 2000's.

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Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: As Hopper and El sit down to breakfast after she has surprised him as a ghost, he tells her he will bring candy home etc. When the camera is on Hopper, El is leaning on the table, but when the camera is facing her, she is leaning back.

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Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum - S3-E6

Factual error: When the Russian requests the cherry flavor and refuses to talk, he gets thrown out. At the back is an oil drum from the French energy company "Total." However that logo was introduced only in the mid 2000s. (00:11:55)

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Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In Bruce's hamburger the salad is on the bottom and the bacon is on the top, in the next shot the salad is on the top and the bacon has disappeared, replaced with ketchup. (00:23:05 - 00:27:10)

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Chapter Two: The Mall Rats - S3-E2

Trivia: The song Scott Clarke is listening to is not 'My Sharona, ' but actually 'My Bologna, ' by Weird Al Yankovic.

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Chapter One: MADMAX - S2-E1

Question: Is Billy's car supposed to be the same car that Mel Gibson is driving in the Mad Max movies? It looks a lot like the same car. If so, was this done on purpose?

Answer: They're both muscle cars, but that's about the extent of the similarities. But the 70's were filled with a lot of muscle cars, so some car models may look a bit like another's. Billy's car is a late 70's Chevy Camaro (probably a ‘79). Mad Max's car is a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT. Incidentally, the Ford Falcon was produced by Ford Australia and wasn't an American car, or even sold in America (as in not sold at dealerships).

Bishop73

According to the experts its a Camaro '78 with added vented side fenders.

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