Netflix's ‘Stranger Things’ Legal Team Sent the Chillest Cease-and-Desist Letter

Netflix’s legal team sent a brilliant cease-and-desist letter kindly asking a pop-up Stranger Things-themed bar to L’Eggo their unauthorized Eggos.

Netflix was flattered but a bit flummoxed when they learned a Stranger Things bar popped up in Chicago on August 19 without their consent. Rather than going all Demogorgon on the misguided purveyors, they wrote this legal magnum opus:

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The letter begins, “Danny and Doug, My walkie talkie is busted so I had to write this note instead. I heard you launched a Stranger Things pop-up bar at your Logan Square location. Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see Season 2!) But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.”

The creative cease-and-desist goes on to say, “We’re not going to go full Dr. Brenner on you, but we ask that you please (1) not extend the pop-up beyond its 6 week run ending in September, and (2) reach out to us for permission if you plan to do something like this again. Let me know as soon as possible that you agree to these requests.”

And here’s the kicker: “We love our fans more than anything, but you should know the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom.”

Always stay chill, Netflix.

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