Stranger Things

Chapter Five: The Flayed - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Robin takes the chemical container off Erica, in the shot of Erica saying "It could be useful", Robin is holding the container upright. In the next shot, it is being held at a rotated angle, then upright in the following shot. Two shots after that, the container is suddenly rotated again, then back to upright when the shot cuts. (00:17:25)

Casual Person

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Continuity mistake: In episode 1, during Will's appointment discussing his episode, the doctor said "how did you feel, when you saw the storm?" Will then replies "Frozen." Doctor says "Heart racing?" Will: "Just frozen." Doctor: "Frozen? Cold frozen? Frozen to the touch?" In this episode When the doctor watches the tape of his conversation with Will from the previous episode the dialogue is different. On the tape, after Will says "frozen" the doctor then says "actually frozen cold?" Which he didn't say in the previous episode. And his actual lines from the first episode are missing. (00:25:15)

Crazy rabbit lady

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.

Chapter Five: The Flayed - S3-E5

Factual error: When Hopper steals the yellow convertible at the gas station mini mart, the gas pumps have vapor recovery boots on the nozzles. Those weren't in use for another half decade.

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Chapter Nine: The Piggyback - S4-E9

Trivia: When Eddie is playing Metallica's "Master of Puppets" on guitar, the audio is actually performed by Tye Trujillo, whose father Robert Trujillo is Metallica's current and longest-tenured bass player.

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Answer: The body was fake, made by the scientists at Hawkins Lab in an attempt to cover up his disappearance and the existence of the Upside Down.

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