Ben Schwartz confirms a major fan theory about Steve from 'Stranger Things'

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Screengrab via The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube


Fans of Stranger Things have put forth many theories, but one of the most persistent has been S+N=J-R. 

After the show debuted in July, people started to point out that pitch-perfect '80s bully/Nancy's boyfriend, Steve Harrington, looked a lot like Parks and Recreation lothario Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. 

Then came the mashup memes:

Last night on The Late Late Show, Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio, blew open a major fan theory about the show: Steve is Jean-Ralphio's real father. And he has some theories about the Upside Down and that box in the woods.
We want to believe. 

H/T the Mary Sue

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