Screengrab via The Late Late Show with James Corden / YouTube

Jean-Ralphio and Steven Harrington don’t see the resemblance

That's strange.

Feb 28, 2020, 11:29 pm*



Michelle Jaworski

Parks and Recreation and Stranger Things fans lost it earlier this week after Ben Schwartz and Joe Keery—the actors behind Jean-Ralphio Saperstein and Steven Harrington, respectively—finally met amid a widespread crossover fan theory that Steve was Jean-Ralphio’s father. But now there’s video of their delightful father-son meet-cute.

Schwartz and Keery agreed to appear on Entertainment Tonight (via The Late Late Show) to talk about the fan theory. They’re not really buying it (after all, their shows aren’t even in the Tommy Westphall universe), but they soon notice the many strange similarities: They both made their outfit as a nod to Daniel Day-Lewis, love dancing, and their mannerisms are identical. By the end of it they’re just as convinced as the rest of us.

And they’re just getting started on the decades of catching up they have to do.

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2016, 9:39 am