It is never amusing to receive a court notice but the story changes when it is from Netflix, who surely proved their mettle in sending the most chivalrous court summons ever. Whilst, most big firms avoid any wordings or remarks considered unprofessional, such as a ‘How’re you?’ or ‘sign-off kisses’, our favorite entertainment platform has upped the game.
On discovering an Upside-Down, Chicago based pop-up bar, it became apparent that the group behind this were a huge admirer of the Netflix original ‘Stranger Things’. Their love for this internet-based drama led to it becoming the theme of their unsanctioned pop-up. Beyond any questions, it was beautiful but that doesn’t cover up the fact that it did violate certain intellectual property standards and so the most hilarious notice was sent to them.
As seen from the very start the letter is quite an oppo, here’s what it says. “My walkie-talkie is busted so I had to write this note instead. I heard you launched a Stranger Things pop-up bar at your Logan Square location. Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see Season 2!) But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.
The lawyer – clearly a Stranger Things enthusiast – sugars the pill by allowing the bar to see it out its run. We’re not going to go full Dr. Brenner on you, but we ask that you please (1) not extend the pop-up beyond its 6 weeks run ending in September, and (2) reach out to us for permission if you plan to do something like this again. Let me know as soon as possible that you agree to these requests. We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the Demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom.” And this is how we write the most savage summoning invite.