Alec Utgoff

To many, nothing is more satisfying than drinking an ice-cold Slurpee from 7 Eleven. This appeared to be quite true of Alec Utgoff’s take on Dr. Alexei in Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things.’ Now, the streaming giant has given us a 12-hour cut of the character perfectly synched in enjoying that Slurpee as if it was the last thing on Earth.

I’m not sure if I’d want to replace our yule log with this for Christmas later this year as it isn’t quite festive enough, but it could make for some great background noise! If you really miss Dr. Alexei, that is. Much like New Coke, this is a character we won’t see again and will be lucky to even hear referenced in the fourth and potentially final season.


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As Netflix puts it:

To honor our Slurpee sipping hero, we are pouring one out for our pal. Sip along!

You can watch it right here, and seriously, just look how happy he is!


You can fast forward to the end, but it doesn’t take much time to determine that there isn’t an after the credit scene like the one in the third season finale of the series.

I’m not going to lie, I have to say that I genuinely believe someone in Netflix’s marketing department might have too much time on their hands. Also, I’m okay with this. If anything, hearing Alexei slurp up a Slurpee for a few minutes might turn you off wanting one or any other sweet treat for a bit and could do wonders if you’re on a diet!

Will you be spending any substantial amount of time with Dr. Alexei sipping on a Slurpee playing?  Has the Netflix marketing department crew all lost their minds? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Source: Entertainment Weekly