"To the most dangerous man alive..." Fans are toasting to Alexei with slushies. Strawberry, not cherry, of course. (We got you, Alexei).
13 July 2019 by Fonticha Tran
WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Stranger Things' Alexei (Alec Utgoff), a Russian scientist, met an unfortunate end after he decided to help Hopper (David Harbour), Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Murray (Brett Gelman). Fans were upset and so they decided to post Twitter pictures of their slushies in a toast to him.
Basically, Alexei (Alec Utgoff), i.e., 'the most dangerous man alive' Russian scientist dies after he told the trio how to stop the gate from opening. In Stranger Things season three, it becomes clear that he's not a threat at all and is in fact, a very wholesome being.
So fans were upset when he died and believed he deserved a lot better. All he really wanted was live in America and to drink his favourite drink: the cherry slushie.
So what did fans do?
Why, toasting to him with cherry slushies!
Check out fans' tweets below:
And we're thinking it's similar to the time when Eggos' sales increased after it was featured in season one of Stranger Things as being Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) favourite snack.
This time round though, we have a pretty good feeling that it's cherry slushies. Who else agrees?
And by the way, Netflix's just proven themselves to be incredibly relevant. Especially to Gen Z!
Uh, why? Get this: Because a YouTube video titled 'Robin From Stranger Things Is Already Iconic' has just been released by Netflix UK & Ireland Official YouTube Channel, and fans are loving it.
Yes, Netflix is keeping up with the Gen Z’s and Millenials, and it’s definitely showing. In this video, it has been edited just like a fan video, and you wouldn’t even know that it was from Netflix themselves.
Check out the fans’ comments:
"Why is Netflix relevant in meme culture, I mean this is actually kinda good."
"Who else forgot this was an official Netflix channel because of the editing."
"99% of comments are “I can’t believe this is a official Netflix channel."
"Wow Netflix I’ve always loved you but all these videos are making me love you like 100000x more."
Yep. The editing was that good. Who else is mentally thinking the Netflix YouTube team deserves a round of applause?
Uh, not to mention, Stranger Things is such a popular series that literally every Netflix official account appears to be posting about it.
In a YouTube comment, this one fan says it all:
"I swear every Netflix account has become a fan account for Stranger Things now."
And it’s true!
Netflix US Twitter @netflix description now reads, ‘protect robin at all costs’, and we can’t help but think that it’s referring to Robin in Stranger Things, AKA part of the Scoop Troops, played by Maya Hawke.
Next is Netflix UK & Ireland Twitter @NetflixUK whose description now reads, ‘wannabe member of the scoop troop’. It seems like they’ve caught on the popularity of the Scoop Troops!
And to those of you who are out of the loop, the Scoop Troops is made up of Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve (Joe Keery) and Robin (Maya Hawke), the recent newcomer in Stranger Things.
And we’ve kept the best for last. Wait for it...
Okay. Netflix Canada Twitter account posted Hopper’s last letter to Eleven. Yes, the entire letter. All 325 words, 1768 characters in 9 different tweets.
Now, that’s dedication.
And let’s not forget the fact that each account has multiple tweets dedicated to Stranger Things.
Uh, so who else is going to check out those tweets now?
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.