Spoiler: It’s not very many at all
An incredibly patient Reddit user has counted how many words Eleven says across the whole of Stranger Things season one.
User ValdemarSt reckons the popular character played by British actress Millie Bobby Brown utters just 246 words during the eight episodes.
In reaching the final total, the Reddit User reveals that (s)he faced a dilemma when Eleven is seen screaming on the hit Netflix series. “I can understand that some people hear her say “Stop it!”, while other people just hear a scream. I was a bit on the edge with this one, but chose to not count it as words,” ValdemarSt writes.
Millie Bobby Brown recently joined Late Show host Stephen Colbert for a spoof of Stranger Things, gamely reprising her role as Eleven for a skit.
Netflix finally confirmed that it has renewed Stranger Things for a second season earlier this month. Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first – with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer returning alongside executive producer Dan Cohen.
“We’ll be doing more than just a rehash of season one,” Cohen has now told Yahoo!. “We’re coming back with a few new characters, expanding storylines and mythologies, so it’ll feel like the stakes are raised and more is going on and really delivering on the promise and pushing for more.”