Though Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven from Netflix’s Stranger Things made headlines this week after they gave a bunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to David Schwimmer, the show is still most closely associated with Eggo waffles. In one of the series’ most memorable scenes, El can be seen walking out of a grocery store with a bundle of frozen waffles in her arms, smashing the sliding doors behind her with her fucking mind. She then retreats to the woods where she can snack on her stolen Eggos in peace.
On Monday, however, news broke that Kellogg’s had issued a voluntary recall of roughly 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over fears that they had become contaminated with listeria. In the grand scheme of things, throwing a few thousand frozen waffles in the trash isn’t the end of the world (as Mashable points out, they were of the "healthy," multigrain variety, and no one got sick), but online people were very concerned about El, firing off a bunch of frantic tweets as if hoping to contact the young psychic telepathically from the Upside Down.
Mercifully, "L'eggo my Eggo" jokes were kept to a bare minimum.