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Barb From 'Stranger Things' Is Alive and Well and Handing Out Birthday Cake on 'Chelsea'

by Desiree Murphy 10:20 AM PDT, September 07, 2016
Photo: Netflix

Chelsea Handler just made Stranger Things fans' wishes come true.

In a sneak peek clip from an upcoming episode of her Netflix talk show, Chelsea, the 41-year-old host brings the beloved Barb back to life with a surprise appearance.

WATCH: In Defense Of… Barb!

"Is Barb ever coming back, is the question?" Handler asks guests Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin).

"I think the Duffer Brothers says there's like Justice for Barb," Brown, 12, says. "I don't know what justice means, so…"

"You can't use your accent to pretend you don't understand English," Handler jokes.

"No!" Brown replies. "What does justice mean, genuine?"

McLaughlin chimes in, saying, "It's more like, respect."

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Chandler then tells Matarazzo, who turns 14 on Thursday, that she wants to give him a special birthday present. "I want you to actually know that Barb is alive and well and she is here today and she is going to come out," Chandler explains, as Shannon Purser, who portrays the fan favorite character, makes her way to the stage with a birthday cake.

This marks Purser's first TV appearance since her viral rise to fame, and she tells Handler that ever since the '80s-inspired series premiered over the summer, she's been "amazing."

"It was totally unexpected," she says of the internet's reaction to her character. "I had a great time with the kids and everybody on the show, and then suddenly it blew up, and people were tweeting about Barb, and I didn't think anybody would care and they did. It's been awesome."

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Chandler then jokes that in addition to some of the fan-created hashtags, like "#JusticeForBarb" and "#WeAreAllBarb," she came up with one of her own -- "#BarbLivesMatter."

See the sneak peek clip below, and stream the full episode Thursday on Netflix.

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Last month, Netflix announced Stranger Things is officially getting a second season, with nine episodes and four new characters. Ahead of the exciting news, ET caught up with Joe Keery, who dished all on his hopes for the new season, his character, Steve Harrington, and, of course, Justice for Barb.

Watch the video below to hear more.

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