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Is Stranger Things Steve Really Jean-Ralphio's Dad? The Actors Find Out!

Are they related IRL?

Sadie Gennis

The internet loves a good conspiracy theory, but could this one actually be true?

When Stranger Things premiered this summer, people quickly noticed the similarities between Steve (Joe Keery) and Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz). And since the Netflix series is set in the early 1980s in Indiana -- not far where Jean-Ralphio "lives" in Pawnee -- conspiracy theorists began to suspect that Steve was actually Jean-Ralphio's father.

To get to the bottom of this, James Corden invited Keery and Schwartz to the Late Late Show to discuss the popular theory. But the interview began to take a surprising turn when the actors learned they share many similarities in real life, prompting them to believe they are somehow father and son IRL.


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