Mike hides the mysterious girl in his house. Joyce gets a strange phone call.
Did You Know?
When Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder
) gets zapped on the phone while trying to communicate with her son, Will (Noah Schnapp
), this is reminiscent of (and might be a homage to) the classic scene in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
(1984) when Banzai (Peter Weller
) has the same experience while speaking with the Red Lectroid leader in the phone booth at the convention center. In both cases, the character is trying to figure out who is on the phone when the electrical zap occurs. See more
The men from the research facility are wearing their biohazard suits incorrectly. They have their sleeves tucked inside their gloves and their pant legs tucked down inside their boots, but wearing them this way would not seal the suit and make it airtight. The proper way is to pull the sleeves over the top of the gloves and then put several layers of tape over the end of the sleeve in order to form an air-tight seal. Same goes for the pant legs, they need to be pulled over the tops of the boots and sealed closed with tape. See more
[Watching Mike give El a sleeping bag
You really think she's psycho?
Wouldn't want her in my house.
References The Dark Crystal
Deck The Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Performed by Chicks With Hits See more