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The Stranger Things kids unleash a killer Motown medley, because they are good at everything

It happened after season one, and now it’s happening in the wake of season two. These Stranger Things kids are everywhere and they’re not going away anytime soon. We’ve already seen them sing the national anthem, watch their old audition tapes, rap a recap of their own show, and resurrect Larry and Balki. Now, you will sit there politely and watch them perform Motown songs with James Corden. Look, this is what we signed up for by enjoying the show and now you’re going to enjoy it.


A brief vignette shows how Corden went to school with Stranger Things’ stars Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp, during which they started a Motown group called The Upside-Downs. After the kids are all cast on the show and Corden isn’t (too bad, since he went “method” with his take on Eleven), the group disbands. Luckily, Wolfhard brings them all together for one last performance, a live medley composed of “One More Chance,” “My Girl,” and “Reach Out (I’ll Be There).”

The kids are all amazing, because, Christ, they’re just good at everything, aren’t they? That said, we see you screwing up those dance steps, Finn. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: That boy is trouble.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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