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Since Stranger Things premiered on Netflix, fans have half-jokingly theorized that Hawkins, Indiana cool kid Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) is the father of Parks and Recreation goofball and Pawnee, Indiana resident Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz). To prove whether this connection might be true, James Corden recruited Entertainment Tonight host Nischelle Turner to interview Keery and Schwartz together on Thursday’s edition of The Late Late Show.

Schwartz and Keery showed up to this interview wearing the exact same outfit, a coincidence made even stranger when both professed to have made their clothes themselves. After a few questions of Turner pointing out similarities between the characters and the actors, Schwartz came to the realization: “You’re my father.”


But the guys were too far gone to listen at that point. Cue a montage of father-son things, like Keery teaching Schwartz how to shave and ride a bike.

Watch the video below.

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