Stranger Things is special because it gives us a t-neck in seven out of eight episodes in its first season. It is also unique in that the t-necks are pretty evenly spaced out among a variety of characters. But before you ask: no, there is no Barb. Barb doesn’t wear turtlenecks, so Barb does not exist here.
First, we get Carol. Carol is annoying and mean, but at least she wears t-necks basically every time she’s on screen. Just mute her and bask in the striped t-necks.
Next, the Wheelers show us that real 80’s parents kick it in tandem t-neck style.
Lucas also gets in on the t-neck action.
My son Mike has disappointed me in being the only member of the Wheeler family who doesn’t wear a t-neck, but nobody’s perfect. Moving on.
Nancy looks confused in her turtleneck, but she’s probably just wondering why she didn’t wear one before episode 6.
We even get some tiny t-necks! Baby Holly sports a turtleneck twice, and we also see Hopper’s daughter wearing one in a flashback. She scares me, but I suppose the t-neck cancels out my fear.
And of course, this compilation would not be complete without a Joyce t-neck moment.
Finally, Will’s return is celebrated in this sweet and moving reunion of friends. Will is naturally wearing a t-neck.
Thank you Stranger Things, for giving us a wealth of t-necks to admire. And thank you Will for showing us you can rise triumphantly from near-death and still look fab in a t-neck. Just don’t throw up a monster slug on it!