Stranger Things: Steve Harrington goes full on Mary Poppins


Steve Harrington from Stranger Things goes full-on Marry Poppins in Season 2 and it’s a glorious transformation that you won’t want to miss!

In the last month or so, Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, has made quite the name for himself as the ultimate babysitter. There’ve been memes and spoofs of him where he’s starring in films such as Adventures of Babysitting and Mrs. Doubfire, which are hilarious and awkwardly accurate. Basically, he went full on Mary Poppins and we love it!

But why is this a big deal and why is everyone talking about it?

Well, Steve Harrington was the ultimate douchebag in Season 1 of Stranger Things. He was a typical jock with amazing yet absurd hair who appeared to only care about himself. He definitely got off on his popularity and the power it gave him.


However, everything changed for him in Season 2 and his world turned upside down. His heart was broken, his friends turned out to be assholes (duh!), and thanks to the new badass in town, Billy Hargrove, he loses his popularity and the long reign of being King of the Douchebags.

“I may be a pretty shitty boyfriend, but it turns out I’m actually a pretty damn good babysitter.”

But it’s for the better. This turn of events changed him into a better person. His transformation was amazing. One of the best I’ve seen in a series ever. Instead of moping around and being an even bigger dick, he discovers something about himself that he didn’t know. He’s a pretty damn good babysitter. When Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) needs Steve’s help, he doesn’t even hesitate and goes along for the ride. In doing so, he ends up protecting him, giving him style advice, as well as love advice. Who would have ever guessed that Steve had this in him? Aww, the perfect role model. 

It doesn’t stop with Dustin, though. He protects all of his friends as well everyone else in town from the Demogorgon and the mystery of the Upside Down. He does it with such ease that it’s obvious that this was the job he was meant for.


One of my favorite episodes is the last one. For many reasons, but one of them is the relationship between Steve and Dustin. The madness is over (or so they think) and yet his friendship with Dustin is still strong. He takes him to prom, gives him some winning advice once again and essentially plays the perfect part of a big brother.

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I can’t wait to see what is in store for him next season. I hope he sticks with this new transformation, continues to kick ass when needed, and maybe he’ll move on from Nancy and a find a new love interest. With hair like that, it shouldn’t be too hard.