It's no secret that Matt and Ross Duffer love pop culture. Their hit Netflix show Stranger Things is a testament to this adoration, featuring episodes infused with subtle nods and references to the nostalgic, retro TV shows and movies that helped shape their youth. However, if you thought everything they wanted to reference was clearly on screen across Stranger Things' three seasons, think again.
As it turns out, there are a number of Easter eggs hidden throughout the show's 25 episodes, with an especially obscure one in Season 3 that the writers challenged fans to find.
there is an easter egg in s3 that is so good it will give you life! first player that finds it gets a reward. difficulty: hard.— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) July 9, 2019
Having set the test, the Twitter account for the Stranger Things writers room claimed the first person to find the Easter egg will get a reward before adding a warning: "difficulty: hard."
Naturally, the challenge left countless fans stumped, but one sleuth finally managed to crack the code.
here's the lil plant that gives you life pic.twitter.com/9xOVL6YQzP— Stranger Writers (@strangerwriters) July 9, 2019
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. All three seasons are currently available for streaming on Netflix.