‘Stranger Things’ has amassed an insanely large following. In the age of social media, usually, popularity results in furthermore popularity because of a domino effect. That oftentimes gives rise to rumors which have no substance.

The Netflix show became subject to rumors about an episode from season 1 being re-edited. “The Weirdo on Maple Street,” the second episode from the inaugural season of the show featured a “creepy moment” that fans claimed to be removed.

Jonathan Byers is photographing his classmates while being stealthily hidden. As Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington make their way into the house for an intimate moment, Byers takes advantage of the situation by photographing Nancy Wheeler.

The show’s writers apparently claim that this moment was not removed. The Twitter account for Stranger Things’ writers finally put the rumors to rest, adding that none of the moments from the show underwent any editing. They also killed hopes for any potential editing of past episodes.

PSA: no scenes from previous seasons have ever been cut or re-edited. And they never will be.

The Duffer brothers have previously joked that they wanted to edit out a minor continuity error about Will’s birthday. However, they didn’t go on with it. They did enhance the VFX in some older episodes, but their tampering didn’t go any further. Fans can probably rest easy with this new information as they wait for the fifth and final season.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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