Did you spot this anachronism in the opening episode of Stranger Things 2?
KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Stranger Things has been praised for accurately capturing what it was like to live in the ’80s, thanks to pop culture references to films, music, toys and technologies of that decade.
But a scene in the opening episode of the second season of the Netflix hit series has had fans debating a reference to KFC.
Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) and Nancy Wheeler (Natalie Dyer) are having dinner with Barb’s parents – tucking into a meal ordered from the fast food chain – when, in what appears to be a likely anachronism, Steve says: “I love KFC.”
The fast food brand didn’t change its name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC until 1991 – which fans were quick to note.
First Stranger Things Inaccuracy: Steve refers to Kentucky Fried Chicken as KFC in 1984...— Flat Tummy Tea-J (@blu_ray381) October 28, 2017
In Stranger Things S02E01 they refer to Kentucky Fried Chicken as KFC, but didn't everyone in the 80s still call it Kentucky Fried Chicken?— Michael Hewett (@michaelhewett) October 28, 2017
Era-error in #StrangerThings "KFC" was mentioned. No one called it that back then, did they? Wasn't it still Kentucky Fried Chicken?— Chase March (@chasemarch) October 28, 2017
Love Stranger Things, but nobody I know I called Kentucky Fried Chicken "KFC" in the mid-eighties.— Matt Cabral (@gamegoat) October 30, 2017
Although one person begged to differ…
Super urgent Stranger Things note: In junior high in Kansas in the 80s my bestie and I made fun of people who said "KFC." They def existed— Alan Scherstuhl (@studiesincrap) October 30, 2017
Steve also made reference to the brand’s famous slogan “finger lickin’ good!”, which went down well with some of the viewers.
Also, due to Stranger Things, I went out and got some KFC for dinner tonight. It's finger lickin' good.— Fabian (@Magicfabe) October 28, 2017
And if all this has left you craving for some chicken nuggets, KFC wants you to check out its “Eleven piece bucket”.
Eleven piece bucket... stranger things have happened 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/m3SxRW0spZ— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) October 27, 2017