Even The ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Know Who The Show’s Best Character Is

07.27.16 3 years ago 14 Comments

Not to get all BuzzFeed list on you, but who you’d pick as your favorite character on Stranger Things, Netflix’s super-popular supernatural series, says a lot about you. If you’re Team Barb, you’re the outsider with an impeccable fashion sense; if you’re Team Mr. Clarke, you put science above everything (even the attractive woman in your living room); if you’re Team Jonathan, you probably really liked American Beauty in high school.

But c’mon, everyone should have the same favorite character on Stranger Things: Dustin. “Toothless” is a genuine Dungeons & Dragons-playing dork (I use that term affectionally) who loves pudding and his friends, in that order. Even co-creator Matt Duffer recognizes Dustin (played by Gaten Matarazzo, who’s only other IMDb credit is one episode of The Blacklist) as the best:

“What’s so cool about television, we had cast all the kids, and we only had one script written at that point. I think Dustin was a much more cliché character. He was just the nerd. He didn’t have that much interesting personality. We talked a lot: we don’t quite understand him as a character. The minute we saw Gaten’s tape, we knew he would be in the show as Dustin. The disease we say he has in the show, he has in real life: he has no collarbone and no front teeth. He’s very much the person that you see in the show.” (Via hitfix.com)

Duffer will get all BuzzFeed list on you.

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