Netflix Set Up a Stranger Things Answering Machine Easter Egg

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Strangers Things 3!

Netflix has set up a hilarious Easter egg involving the answering machine of the private investigator Murray Bauman from the third season of Stranger Things. Fans can dial Bauman’s number – 618-625-8313 – and listen to the message left by Bauman for Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers, a message which many fans think is connected with the fate of the protagonists of the series.

“Hi, you have reached the residence of Murray Bauman,” the voice says. “Mom, if this is you, please hang up and call me between the hours of 5 and 6 P.M. as previously discussed, okay? If this is Joyce: Joyce, thank you for calling, I have been trying to reach you. I have an update. It’s about… well, it’s probably best if we speak in person. It’s not good or bad, but it’s something.”

Check the Stranger Things answering machine audio in the player below.

It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, it reminds Eleven and her friends that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Stranger Things season 3 once again stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.

Matt and Sean Duffer created the series, with the two also serving as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson.

Stranger Things Season 3 is now available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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