Worlds collided when Stranger Things stares Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo met k-pop boy band EXO.
McLaughlin and Matarazzo -- who play Lucas Sinclair and Dustin Henderson, respectively, on the popular Netflix series -- ent to SM Town to learn the intricate dance routine for EXO's single, "Love Shot." Equipped with an earpiece to provide translations, band members, SUHO and KAI, would attempt to teach them the moves needed to perform the song live.
Whereas McLaughlin has had training in ballet and tap dance, Matarazzo admits, when it comes to dancing, he prefers to just "yell and run around a lot." Although promised that the routine would be easy, he remained visibly unconvinced. That's when things got strange. Attempting to break the dance down into key components, SUHO and KAI showed off 'the wave,' much to Matarazzo's chagrin.
The EXO boys and McLaughlin all encouraged his attempts, despite Matarazzo's belief that he simply couldn't replicate the moves. After finally executing it, McLaughlin burst into laughter, highlighting that, although Matarazo performed it correctly, he was so awkward in his attempt, he couldn't help but laugh.
The video ends with the four of them performing the routine, ending with a fist bump and high-fives before attempting the dance at twice the speed -- an attempt that isn't as successful.
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.