Reddit Found A Woman Named Barb Who Looks Like Barb from Stranger Things

Image via Netflix
Image via Netflix

Because culture as we know it in 2016 is an ouroboros, a bright green snake eating its own tail and rolling like a tumbleweed across the desert of the internet, there exists a woman named Barb who just happens to look like Barb from Stranger Things.


Vulture reports that Redditor jujuness has a coworker who looked an awful lot like poor old Barb in her youth. “My coworker brought in her senior picture from the 80's. Also her name is Barbra and goes by Barb,” she writes. Here, take a gander.

Photo via Imgur
Photo via Imgur

Look, it’s Barb. She’s alive. She’s fine and according to jujuness, “She’s a red headed older woman, super nice and, a great nurse!” Great! Glad the Demogorgon didn’t actually eat her and glad that she’s alive and well and real, apparently?

“She said she was freaked out when watching the show, because she saw herself. I would be too!” writes jujuness. Fantastic. This confirms to me, at least, that with this discovery of a regular woman who just happens to resemble a fictional television character that was on a television show that everybody loved, we have reached the end of the content cycle for this program.

Are you happy? Does this discovery slake your unquenchable thirst for Barb? Can we let her memory rest in peace? Let Barb rest. She’s been through enough.

Senior Writer, Jezebel


Yes, because Barb is all of us. And we are glad that she is alive and having a good, albeit spooked, life. Barb is the chubby, sensible highschooler in all of us, who did our homework, followed the rules, treated others with respect. The overachiever who didn’t get invited to the cool kids parties. The nerdy girl who didn’t instantly become a knockout after removing her glasses, or getting a blow out for prom. She is the one who was looking forward to college where her real life would start because HIGH SCHOOL SUCKED. In my version of Barb, she wrote for her college newspaper, travels and has left behind lovers in several countries. But the nurse version works too. Long live Barb. Long live us all.