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‘Stranger Things 2’ has given birth to one of the year’s most joyful memes



Stranger Things 2 has been out for less than a week, which of course means that we all finished it three days ago, after blitzing through all nine episodes in two separate stints at the weekend.

If you haven’t finished it yet, don’t worry, we won’t give any big plot details away here, but there is a spoiler ahead if you haven’t finished Episode 1 yet (and if you haven’t come on, what are you even doing with your life?).

One of the sweetest parts of the new season has been the strengthening bond between Hopper and Eleven. As we find out at the end of the first episode, Hopper is hiding El in an old wood cabin he owns in the forest, and has been looking after her ever since she reappeared in the Right-Side Up (is that what we call it?).

And it’s their relationship that has borne Season 2’s first big meme, thanks to Twitter account @hopperdancingto.

The meme focuses on a scene where Hopper, trying to bond with El after rescuing her, finds some old records, and puts one on to try and cheer her up. He cracks out what can only be described as the daddest of dad dances, and in return Eleven cracks a slightly awkward smile. His plan has worked.

What this Twitter account does is overlay different songs over the scene, so Hopper can be dancing to anything from ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth to The Pokemon theme song to ‘Never Gonna Give you Up’ by Rick Astley – practically anything works.

Here are a few more of our favourites…

“Africa” – Toto

Steve Harrington singing in Season 1

“Barbie Girl” – Aqua

Keep on dancing, Hopper.

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