Stranger Things is probably one of the biggest shows in recent memory to tackle just about everything we love about TV and movies from the 80s. It follows a group of pre-teens in 1980s middle America who play Dungeons and Dragons, run from bullies, and defend their town from the evil creatures from the “Upside Down” alongside their friend with psychic powers. It’s pretty much everything an 80s kid could want, and its immense success has gotten it a second season.
Of course, a show this rooted in 80s pop culture was bound to attract attention from some 80s mainstays, and what show reflects the decade better than Perfect Strangers? The misadventures of Larry Appleton and his cousin Balki Bartokomus entertained America for a whopping eight seasons, and even spawned the beloved 90s mainstay Family Matters.
Well, thanks to a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, we can see what it looks like when the cast of Perfect Strangers end up dealing with the horrors of the Upside Down, and the results are absolutely hilarious.
Kimmel introduces the clip innocently enough as a “mash-up” found on the internet, it turns out to be a completely original segment featuring some of our favorite 80s comedians. Actors Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot return as Appleton and Bartokomus respectively, and get the surprise of their lives when the Demogorgon, the monstrous villain of the first season of Stranger Things, moves into their place for a few days.
What ensues is a mashup of wacky antics and genuine terror, and the kids from Stranger Things even show up to be terrorized by the Demogorgon all over again. It’s a hilarious sendoff of everything 80s, and you can watch the entire thing below.