Here we go with the part 3 of our nine-part Stranger Things 2 article series, in which we’ll do our very best to catch all the visual easter eggs, references, homages and callback from the fabulous 80s that the author put on-screen. If you’re looking for the soundtrack and music references, click here.
In case you missed the previous parts, dedicated to the easter eggs in the first two episodes, check out the links in the Episode List below to make amend! There are two links to the right of each episode: the first one is dedicated to the visual homages, while the second lists the soundtrack & music references.
Let’s now start our journey through all the Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 3: The Pollywog easter eggs from the 80s we found: feel free to tell us if we missed anything… there’s an huge chance that we did!
Stranger Things – Season 2 Episode List
- Episode 2.1 – Chapter One: MADMAX [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.2 – Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.3 – Chapter Three: The Pollywog [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.4 – Chapter Four: Will the Wise [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.5 – Chapter Five: Dig Dug [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.6 – Chapter Six: The Spy [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.7 – Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister [easter egg list] [OST & music reference list]
- Episode 2.8 – Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer
- Episode 2.9 – Chapter Nine: The Gate
Chapter Three: The Pollywog
Yertle the Turtle: Dustin named his turtle with the same name used in the Yertle the Turtle and other stories illustrated book, published by by Theodor Seuss Geisel – under the pseudonym of Dr. Seuss – in 1950.
Anne of Green Gables: the book Hopper reads to Eleven is clearly the worldwide famous 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which is a childhood classic. Too bad the main character is missing her mother, just like Eleven is… Maybe not the wisest choice in that specific scenario, but if we consider how well it connects with the next episode(s) it sure works out. Blondie: we definitely can’t miss the Blondie vintage poster in Nancy’s room: that comes from the american rock band’s fifth studio album, Autoamerican (November 1980): Nancy’s musical tastes might not be as good as those of Jonathan and Samantha, yet they’re still somewhat fine. That’s it, at least for the time being: if you’ve got something else, tell us in the comments and we’ll be happy to update the list!
Soundtrack, Music & Songs
For a comprehensive list of this episode soundtrack, together with all the musical Easter Eggs, References, Homages and Callbacks, read here.