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“Weird Al” Yankovic is getting some more love from Stranger Things.
In the long-awaited fourth season of the Netflix sci-fi series, which debuted Friday, the legendary comedian is referenced during a cafeteria scene between high school pals Dustin Henderson and Mike Wheeler — played by Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard, respectively — and their Hellfire Club leader Eddie Munson, portrayed by Joseph Quinn.
“I knew it the moment I saw you,” Munson says, crouched between the two friends. “You sat at that table right over there, looking like two little lost sheep.” Turning to Dustin, he adds, “You were wearing a ‘Weird Al’ T-shirt, which I thought was brave.”
The long-haired Dungeons & Dragons aficionado is referring to an episode in season three, where Dustin sports a light blue shirt featuring the cover of Yankovic’s 1984 album, “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D.
Following the premiere Friday, Yankovic expressed his appreciation for the name-drop by sharing a video of the 15-second scene on social media. “#Brave #StrangerThings,” the parodist captioned his tweet.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 27, 2022
Yankovic’s “My Bologna,” a comical take on The Knack’s hit song, “My Sharona,” was also featured on the soundtrack for the third season of Stranger Things.
The latest season of the popular show will be split into two parts. “Volume 1” debuted May 27, and the second half, “Volume 2,” will arrive July 1.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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