In the long-awaited fourth season of the Netflix sci-fi series, which debuted on Friday (May 27), the legendary comedian is referenced during a cafeteria scene between high school pals Dustin Henderson and Mike Wheeler — played by Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard, respectively — and their Hellfire Club leader Eddie Munson, portrayed by Joseph Quinn.
“I knew it the moment I saw you,” Munson says, crouched between the two friends. “You sat at that table right over there, looking like two little lost sheep.” Turning to Dustin, he adds, “You were wearing a ‘Weird Al’ T-shirt, which I thought was brave.”
The long-haired Dungeons & Dragons aficionado is referring to an episode in season 3, where Dustin sports a light blue shirt featuring the cover of Yankovic’s 1984 album, “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D.
Following the premiere on Friday, Yankovic expressed his appreciation for the name-drop by sharing a video of the 15-second scene on social media. “#Brave #StrangerThings,” the parodist captioned his tweet.
Yankovic’s “My Bologna,” a comical take on the Knack’s hit song “My Sharona,” was also featured on the soundtrack for the third season of Stranger Things.
The latest season of the popular show will be split into two parts. “Volume 1” debuted on May 27 and the second half, “Volume 2,” will arrive on July 1.
Check out Yankovic’s tweet below.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 27, 2022