September 7, 2016


'Stranger Things' Kids Get a Surprise Visit From Barb on 'Chelsea'

Are you familiar with the joy of the Stranger Things cast visiting a talk show? Do you love the short-lived, Internet-immortalized character of Barb? Perfect, because the stars of Netflix's massive summer hit just visited Netflix's Chelsea Handler program, Chelsea.

After a quick talk with Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown about the concept/literal meaning of "justice," Handler brought out Shannon Purser as a surprise guest. The actress made her onscreen debut with the show.

Purser showed up with a cake for Matarazzo's 13th birthday. “It was absolutely amazing," she said of her experience with Stranger Things. "It was totally unexpected. ... I didn’t think anybody would care and they did. It’s been awesome."

In recent Barb news, the character "appeared" in a goofy Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon sketch, and Shannon Purser joined The CW's Archie TV show Riverdale. In recent Stranger Things news, the show was renewed for a second season and shortly after revealed three new characters.

Listen to the Back of the Class podcast talk Stranger Things at the 32:30-mark in the episode below: