Monkey Massacre

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This is the vanity plate of Matt and Ross Duffer, also known as The Duffer Brothers, the creators and executive producers of the Netflix science fiction horror drama series Stranger Things.

(July 15, 2016-)

Logo: Inside of what seems to be a house, we see a stuffed monkey on a carpet floor, holding a knife. The camera zooms in on the monkey as it cuts to another shot of it jumping and swinging the knife at the ground, followed by in front of a door with a sign, to its hands and at the point of the knife. It then flies to the left of the room while the screen cuts in half to reveal "MONKEY MASSACRE" on a black background as it shines a bit.

Technique: Stop-motion combined with live-action.

Music/Sounds: Some monkey noises, plus some cutting noises.

Availability: Seen only on Stranger Things.

Legacy: It may surprise you the first time you see it, thanks to the monkey noises, the knife, and the screen splitting. However, this may be one of the weirdest television logos of all time. Some people may find this logo funny instead. With Stranger Things ending after its fifth season in 2024 and the Duffer brothers launching their new company Upside Down Pictures, this logo's days could be numbered.

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