Ben Schwartz Meeting His ‘Stranger Things’ Dad Will Turn You Upside Down
Any mutual fans of Stranger Things and Parks and Recreation had to have noticed the resemblance between Joe Keery’s Steve and Ben Schwartz’s Jean-Ralphio, one that the latter even jokingly confirmed as a paternal link between the series. And while we may never live to see Schwartz in the Stranger Things cast, both father and son were finally reunited in an eerie, even strange video.
Having previously acknowledged that Steve was indeed Jean-Ralphio Saperstein’s real father, Schwartz today shared two social media posts of the twin actors meeting in real life. The results are … well, let’s just say the Demogorgon was less unnerving.
And for what it’s worth, here’s Schwartz affirming the pair’s fictional relationship ahead of a James Corden appearance:
One would presume we’ll see Joe Keery’s Steve again in Stranger Things
Season 2, but will Nancy’s unexpected choice end up validated? Can a time-traveling Jean-Ralphio show up to teach his own father to shave? These are legitimate questions, internet weirdos.