As we inch ever closer to the July 4th release date of the third season of Netflix's smash hit sci-fi/horror series Stranger Things, the young stars of the show have been increasingly making the rounds to build up excitement.
And on last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, they got a chance to do what they do best: scare the living crap out of some unsuspecting fans.
Fallon brought the group of teens to Madame Tussaud's in New York City's Times Square, a popular tourist destination known for its life-like wax statues of Hollywood's elite.
Here, the cast, joined by Fallon all decked out in his best Barb attire (RIP), pretended to be their wax counterparts as groups of people passing through the museum came to have their pictures taken.
But little did the fans know that they were, in fact, surrounded by the real deal. And the sly teens certainly made them pay dearly for that assumption, with hilarious results.
Watch for yourself:
Stranger Things Cast Surprises Fans at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum www.youtube.com
Of course, after the initial fright wore off, the fans were all pumped at a chance to meet the stars in the flesh, and a good time was had by all.
The best reaction maybe has to go to this guy, who straight up told Jimmy Fallon how stupid he looked dressed as Barb.
@FallonTonight @jimmyfallon @Stranger_Things I always love when you suprise fans like this...Barb was awesome— Sharon Zurcher (@Sharon Zurcher)1561637423.0
Overall, fans were delighted by the prank.
@FallonTonight @jimmyfallon @Stranger_Things This was awesome! 😁— millie medina (@millie medina)1561648826.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things Such a fun bunch of kooks. 💖 😊 @FallonTonight @jimmyfallon #FallonTonight #FallonLIVE— Linda Streny 💖😊 (@Linda Streny 💖😊)1561641005.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things That HAD to be fun. 💖 😊 @FallonTonight @jimmyfallon #FallonTonight #FallonLIVE— Linda Streny 💖😊 (@Linda Streny 💖😊)1561640956.0
But, let's be honest, many were also pretty jealous.
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things OMG I WANT THIS TOO, COME TO ARGENTINA PLEASE HAHA 🇦🇷— celes VIO A WYATT Y CHOSEN (@celes VIO A WYATT Y CHOSEN)1561655134.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things I’d cry— SYFY FANGRRLS (@SYFY FANGRRLS)1561650355.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things It was awesome! I wish I would’ve gone to that museum— Sage Blum (@Sage Blum)1561655057.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things Man I wish I was one of them— Cami (@Cami)1561655056.0
@FallonTonight @Stranger_Things so cute, I think we all wish we could be the people who got surprised— revella (@revella)1561655038.0
And one fan also made this astute observation:
Season three officially drops on July 4th, so get ready to some more onscreen fireworks in the Upside Down!
Stranger Things 3 | Official Final Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com