“Stranger Things” fans can get a glimpse of what it was really like on set in a new four-minute blooper reel from Season 4.
Despite the darker themes of the Netflix series’ fourth season, it seems as though there were plenty of lighthearted moments between (and often in the middle of) takes, as cast members butchered their lines, cracked up during serious moments and messed with their fellow actors.
Even the most minor things drove the actors into fits of laughter, as seen in the very first blooper when Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) opens her eyes to find the camera parked in front of her face.
Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike, puts on an exaggerated British accent while making his case to open the blooper reel.
The duo of Joe Keery and Maya Hawke supplied many of the gaffes as their characters Steve and Robin. Laughing through a line that ends with “as someone who likes boobies,” Keery quipped, “I can’t wait for the mash-up where they get us saying ‘boobies’ one hundred times” – inevitably prompting the pair to take turns saying it many more times.
Eddie Munson actor Joseph Quinn takes quite a few stumbles throughout the reel. After tripping on a log, he jokes to Keery, “Guess we woke up Vecna.” Speaking of the season’s fearsome villain, even Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) couldn’t keep a straight face, breaking character during a take where he terrorizes Nancy (Natalia Dyer).
The blooper fittingly ended with Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, flopped down on his back. “I’m having way too much fun,” he laughs.
“Stranger Things” Season 4 Part 1 debuted on May 27, followed by Part 2 on July 1. The series netted 1.4 billion hours of viewing, coming in second to “Squid Game,” which holds the record with 1.7 billion hours. Earlier this year, the Duffer Brothers announced that “Stranger Things” will end with Season 5.
Check out the full blooper reel above or here.