Stranger Things Creators Admit They Forgot Will's Birthday In Major Blunder

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Stranger Things Creators Admit They Forgot Will's Birthday In Major Blunder

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The creators of Stranger Things have apologised for an unintentional season four Easter egg noticed by eagle-eyed fans. 

Fans have taken to Twitter in recent days to point out that when Will joined Mike and Eleven at the roller rink in episode two, not only was he third-wheeling, but his two best friends had forgotten that 22 March - the day they visited the rink - is actually Will’s birthday. 

Addressing the ‘heartbreaking’ Easter egg, show creators the Duffer Brothers admitted they had actually forgotten that Will’s mum Joyce had revealed in season two that his birthday fell on 22 March.

The creators of Stranger Things have apologised for an unintentional season four Easter egg. Credit: Netflix
The creators of Stranger Things have apologised for an unintentional season four Easter egg. Credit: Netflix

Speaking to Variety, Matt Duffer said: "The honest response is, clearly like the characters in the show, we also forgot about Will’s birthday."

He added: "So now the debate now is whether we adjust Will’s birthday or we just let it be really sad."

His twin brother Ross added: “It was six years ago that I wrote that date.”

Matt also said that he and Ross considered ‘George Lucas-ing the situation’, but pointed out that by doing so, it would mean it was actually Will’s mum Joyce that got his birthday wrong, which they said would be ‘too mean’.

George Lucas is known for making changes to Star Wars re-releases, including re-mixing audio and altering visual effects.

Ross apologised to Stranger Things fans on his and Matt’s behalf, with the latter adding: “And especially to Will! It’s unfair.”

Noticing that Will wasn’t only upset at the roller rink because of the fact he was third wheeling, but because his birthday had been forgotten, one person wrote on Twitter: “The saddest s**t about this Stranger Things season is that absolutely NO ONE remembered Will's birthday.”

The Duffer Brothers admitted they had actually forgotten Will’s birthday. Credit: Alamy
The Duffer Brothers admitted they had actually forgotten Will’s birthday. Credit: Alamy

Another added: “IT WAS WILL'S BIRTHDAY AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN MENTION. HE WAS JUST THIRD WHEELING MIKE AND ELEVEN THE WHOLE DAY.”

A third social media user penned: “No wonder Will was especially upset at Mike for barely talking to him all day, it was Will’s birthday.”

Stranger Things has a budget of $30 million per episode and STILL no one remembered Will's birthday,” quipped a fourth person on Twitter. 

Despite the blip, Stranger Things season four has proved hugely successful and is breaking records left, right and centre.

Since the latest season's release, the show has not only boosted Kate Bush’s 1985 track Running Up That Hill to the top of iTunes charts, but it's also overtaken Bridgeton in the race to the most number of hours viewed.

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Topics: Film & TV, Stranger Things

Aisha Nozari
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