‘Stranger Things’: Is Jean-Ralphio From ‘Parks And Recreation’ Steve Harrington’s Son?

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No, you didn’t misread that title. A new theory taking the internet by storm suggests that the character of Steve Harrington from Stranger Things is actually the father of Jean-Ralphio Saperstein from NBC’s alumni comedy, Parks and Recreation. Before you dismiss the theory, hear it out! Just kidding, you can dismiss it. But it’s still fun to think about. Not to mention it was confirmed by the show’s creators… sort of?

To add a new layer of fun to the theory, actor Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio, tweeted an image of Joe Keery and himself bonding in a father-son manor. You know, just shaving together, the norm.

The caption below the tweet reads:

“Dad and son meet because the Internet.”

Check out the tweet below:

And one more for good measure:

So this is normally where I’d ask if you agree with the theory, and to sound off the comments if you do. I mean, you can, but you might look crazy.

Stranger Things: An innocent night playing Dungeons & Dragons takes a tragic turn for a group of friends in Hawkins Indiana when Will Byers disappears…seemingly into thin air. The year is 1983 and this small town is abuzz with conspiracy theories behind the missing boy’s circumstances. As friends, family and local police search for answers behind his disappearance they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and the discovery of one very strange little girl. Her appearance and powers appear super human and the boys begin to understand that she might have a sinister connection to their missing friend.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Jack of some trades, master of some others. That saying never really made a lot of sense to me.