Did You See the BYU Banner in "Stranger Things 3"?

A recent article by Lottie Peterson Johnson from the Deseret News highlights a delightful detail in Stranger Things 3 that most viewers probably missed the first time around—one that is particularly meaningful for BYU fans.

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In what is arguably the best scene from season three, Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and his Latter-day Saint girlfriend, Suzie (Gabriella Pizzolo), sing the theme song from the 1984 movie Neverending Story.

While rife with nostalgia, humor, and suspense, the scene also has a clever shoutout to BYU with a blue-and-white "Brigham Young" banner featuring the cougar's face. 

According to the Deseret News article, "Stranger Things 3 is set in July 1985 — not long after the BYU football team won the national title in 1984. The pennant doesn’t specifically reference that championship, which feels like a missed opportunity, but then again, Suzie doesn’t really seem like the football type."

Find out more about the BYU shoutout and other fun '80s references in Stranger Things 3 at deseretnews.com.

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