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Great Job, Internet!: Netflix advertising gets weird with this cooking video for Dead [REDACTED] Soup

Netflix’s marketing department has gotten pretty weird and DIY-influenced before: witness these video-pausing socks the company taught users to make last year. But that “go make it yourself” urge may have reached its peak with the streaming service’s just-debuted “Netflix Kitchen” series on YouTube, in which an unseen chef constructs elaborate foods based on the service’s hit summer series Stranger Things. The Demogorgon Pie actually looks pretty nice—the slivered almond teeth are a nice touch—but we’re not sure what to make of a bowl of French onion soup based on a dead teenager’s face.

In a move that probably doesn’t constitute the #JusticeForBarb everybody has been asking for, the video shows would-be cooks how to make a bowl of soup that resembles the slime-covered corpse of everyone’s favorite dowdy party-hater. The steps for French Onion Barb actually seem pretty simple: First …

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