Stranger Things is probably going to be everywhere during the Emmys next year. But this year, due to release date eligibility, Netflix’s supernatural super-hit was relegated to the pre-ceremony and a mid-show stunt. While us schlubs at home were watching E!’s red carpet coverage, the famous folks inside the Microsoft Theater were treated to a cover of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” from Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin, better known as Eleven, Dustin, and Lucas from Stranger Things. (Netflix just released the official performance, so you don’t have to watch cell phone footage.) It’s like the world’s best talent show — partially because the kids are actually talented, but also because they’re, as the saying goes, dancing like no one’s watching. We should all be as fun-loving as my man Dustin.
Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way.
One of the bits during the Emmys involved Jimmy Kimmel’s mom making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for everyone in attendance, and the Stranger Things stars passing them out. It was a cute idea, but some, like Emily Ratajkowski, grumbled that the sandwiches “weren’t that good” (probably too much jelly making the bread moist), while others balked at being around food with peanuts. (An LA Times reporter overheard a guest complain, “You never just hand out peanut butter. That’s such a liability.”)