Watch: Stephen Colbert’s ‘Stranger Things’ Spoof Shows Off Eleven’s Burrito Power

     September 14, 2016

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Stephen Colbert is hopping aboard the Stranger Things bandwagon. The host of The Late Show enlisted Millie Bobby Brown (a.k.a Eleven) for a special sketch on his late-night talk show in which he became the infamous Papa. Funny enough, Colbert as Papa looks a lot like Colbert as Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games.

The sketch opens with Brown reprising her Stranger Things role back in that room where she was forced to flex her telekinetic powers. This time, Papa has a different plan in mind: heating up a burrito in the microwave. “Sometimes you’re hungry and you don’t feel like getting up,” he joked while caressing the “evenly warmed” burrito in his hands.


For Eleven’s next trick, Papa turned to the Coke can, but instead of crushing it with her mind, she made it dance to “Body Language 1” by Alexander Baker and Clair Moro. Watch the sketch below:

Here’s a bonus clip featuring the interview between Colbert and Brown:


Music, as fans well know, played a major part in crafting the setting and vibe of Stranger Things. Tangerine Dream, a German electronic group, served as inspiration for Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, two of the four members of Survive who composed music for the Netflix series. Now, it’s all come full circle as Tangerine Dream released their own cover of the Stranger Things theme music.

“We get to see all that stuff, and then, like, Sorcerer. There’s a Tangerine Dream score for Sorcerer that’s great. I’ve rented that one a few times,” Dixon told Rolling Stone of the band’s influence. “The Keep. I think you can only get The Keep on VHS. They have a huge horror section, so a lot of times I’ll just get stuff if it’s got a Goblin or a Tangerine Dream score and just see what it sounds like.”

Listen to the track, released on SoundCloud, below:

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