Despite what the kids said in the opening music number, Brown confirms that Barb is actually still dead in Stranger Things


Jimmy Fallon’s La La Land‘s opening number featured a surprising guest: Barb from Stranger Things.

Midway through the opening sequence, Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard interrupted the song and dance number with a rap that ended with the declaration that Barb’s still alive. Then, the number cut to Shannon Purser emerging from a pool surrounded by synchronized swimmers cosplaying as Barb diving.

However, despite what the kids said in that music number, Brown confirms that Barb is actually still dead in Stranger Things.

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“No, she’s not alive!” Brown tells PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly.

Although Barb is definitely dead, we know she won’t be forgotten when the Netflix sci-fi series returns for season 2. During a Tonight Show appearance in October, star David Harbour said, “There will be justice for Barb.”

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Watch Fallon’s opening number above.