Will 'Stranger Things' Feature a Weird Al Yankovic Cameo in Season 5?

Published 06/01/2024, 11:48 PM EDT

Hollywood's latest marketing strategy is all about unexpected cameos. Beloved franchises featuring A-list appearances have just one goal which is to send fan bases into a frenzy. Be it Marvel's Deadpool or Netflix’s Stranger Things, these cameos not only expand fan bases but, with the right hands, become an integral part of the series, leaving fans wanting more. Nostalgic nods and clever crossovers are the newest game-changer of Hollywood and the Duffer brothers know it just right

With this trend on the rise, the future of their Magnum opus, Stranger Things, might have just gotten a lot more exciting. 

Weird Al shares a cryptic Instagram post with Stranger Things stars

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Although no official reports have hinted at any latest addition to the cast, a new Instagram post uploaded by Weird Al Yankovic has sparked a frenzy among devoted Stranger Things fans. The American musician and comedian took to his handle to post a picture with Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler, and Gaten Matarazzo, who portrays fan favorite Dustin Henderson on the popular sci-fi show. 

The caption to the post read a pun-intended remark stating, “Yesterday was bizarre but stranger things happening today”. The ensuing photo has led to speculations around the ‘Eat It’ singer guest-starring in the final season of the show. Although it could be nothing more than a casual meet-up among celebrities, chances of the cameo are rolling as strong as they can. 

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Upon introspection, various factors from the show are hinting towards the anticipated crossover.

How is the Weird Al cameo possible in Stranger Things?

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As far as cameos are concerned, this won't be Yankovic’s first, since with "Weird Al" Yankovic's previous appearance in The Goldbergs (2016), his willingness to participate in nostalgic nods, stands out. Moreover, the biggest hint of Dustin Henderson’s fondness for Yankovic's music in the show could already lay the groundwork for a memorable appearance. 

Given the show's history of featuring bewildering concerts (who could forget Eddie's epic gig?), it is entirely plausible that Yankovic could appear in a similar context, perhaps even performing at a Hawkins High School event or a fictional concert in Hawkins, Indiana. With the pieces in place, fans are eagerly awaiting what promises to be an exciting crossover, following another major cameo update, in the final showdown.

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What are your thoughts on the rumored cameo update? Let us know in the comments below. 

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