Steve From 'Stranger Things' Met Jean-Ralphio And All Is Right In The World


Look, I'm not saying I'm the reason that Steve from "Stranger Things" and Jean-Ralphio from "Parks and Recreation" met, but I'm not not saying that, either.

All I know I wrote about this theory saying they are the same person a month ago, and now they are taking selfie videos together.

A little backstory: Over the past few months, the internet has noticed some similarities between actors Joe Keery (aka Steve, the on-again-off-again douchebag of "Stranger Things") and Ben Schwartz (aka Jean-Ralphio, the pretty much full-time douchebag of "Parks and Recreation").

Honestly, they look nearly identical.

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So people started talking about this, and I wrote a post laying out some evidence proving when Steve grew up he moved to Pawnee, Indiana and changed his name to Jean-Ralphio.

(Again, I'm not trying to take credit for this or anything... but, just saying, I was the first to write about this. Ben Schwartz, love me please.)

Then last month, Ben Schwartz went on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and confirmed Jean-Ralphio was Steve's father.

(OK, I was a little off with the timing of theory, but I'M STILL TAKING CREDIT. Oh, did I say I'm not taking credit? Yeah, I lied.)

The Late Late Show with James Corden on YouTube

ANYWAYS, the point is because Ben Schwartz and Jon Keery are actually delightful people and not at all douchebags IRL, they got together for some fatherly son-bonding.

Jean-Ralphio showed Steve the ropes of shaving, like any good dad.


I would watch this creepy-yet-wholesome remake of "The Parent Trap" in a heart beat.


And I know I posted it before, but just watch this video one more time, because it really is scary how in sync they are.

I guess it's that familial connection.

At this point, it's unclear if the two had this family reunion just to take a few photos or if they're working on something larger together.

Stranger things have happened.

Citations: Jean-Ralphio Finally Comes Together With his Real Biological Father in this Perfect Instagram (Vulture)