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Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street 

Mike hides the mysterious girl in his house. Joyce gets a strange phone call.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Hopper
Karen Wheeler
Dr. Martin Brenner
Ted Wheeler
Officer Powell
Lonnie Byers


Mike hides the mysterious girl in his house. Joyce gets a strange phone call.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the three boys first speak to Eleven in Mike's basement, Dustin is wearing a t-shirt that says "Drama Club". Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, is a big fan of theater, and began his career acting and singing on Broadway. See more »


There is a yellow 1986+ Ford Festiva at the high school, a 1985-88 Chevy Nova and the back end of an early '90s Dodge Van in a few episodes. Also Dustin's bike as 3 piece cranks and Mike's bike has pegs on the back, neither available in 1983. See more »


Dustin Henderson: This is mental.
Mike Wheeler: At least she can talk.
Lucas Sinclair: She said 'no' and 'yes'. Your three year old sister says more.
Dustin Henderson: She tried to get naked.
Lucas Sinclair: There's something seriously wrong with her. Like wrong in the head.
Dustin Henderson: She just went like...
[mimics taking off clothes]
Lucas Sinclair: I bet she escaped from Pennhurst.
Mike Wheeler: From where?
Lucas Sinclair: The nuthouse in Kerley County.
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References The Dark Crystal (1982) See more »


Deck The Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Performed by Chicks With Hits
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Not bad, but doesn't hold a candle to the pilot
26 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

'The Weirdo on Maple Street teases supernatural powers for Eleven as well as a "Cloverfield"-like monster, while the search for Will continues, and Mike's sister is taking a crash course in experimenting with adulthood. Despite all that's happening, this is a low-key episode; not as exciting as the pilot, but more interested in laying groundwork for the larger story. I can respect that, and the mood is kept consistently dark.

It's Winona Ryder that steals this episode, being tortured by the sounds of Will's breathing on the phone and a house that's evidently possessed. But she's playing the hell out of a thankless role, and she's a fount of unnerving tension.


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