Jimmy Fallon is playing Among Us with the cast of Stranger Things. Yes, you heard us right, The Tonight Show host invited the cast to a match of the Among Us. During the Twitch stream on Tuesday, April 6, Fallon invited the cast of Stranger Things, his own crew, and Among Us gaming professionals. The stream lasted for an hour with 10 players. They played the Among Us classic Skeld map and new Airship map.
Twitch Stream for a good cause
The gamers included Gaten Matarazzo (“Dustin Henderson”) and Noah Schnapp (“Will Byers”) from the cast of Stranger Things. Joining them were the Tonight Show house band The Roots’ Questlove, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and “Captain” Kirk Douglas. Along with Seasoned Twitch streamers Corpse Husband, Sykkuno, and Valkyrae. Among Us community director Victoria Tran also joined who had a fair advantage among the newbies.
The Among Us room was maxed out with 10 people and it was a non-stop chatterbox to find the imposter. The stream was viewed by more than 130,000 concurrent streamers on Fallon’s Twitch channel. The cast of Tonight Show and Stranger Things did the stream for a good cause. They promoted the Feeding America hunger charity and raised $17,000 from fan donations and a total of $25,000 for the organization. They are the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization who work together with individuals, charities, businesses and governments to end hunger.
Jimmy Fallon opted for the Among Us avatar KO’d and gave up early in the stream by saying that it is definitely “not great for television” to die in a live video. Although he later on appreciated the streams of the game and said, “What you do is unbelievable, and I’m honestly a big fan”. “You think that’s gonna prevent them from still killing you?!” Questlove joked. However, the cast of Stranger Things was way better than Fallon during the stream. As we all know that Schnapp and Matarazzo’s characters are obsessed with games in the series.
Among Us is one of the highest played games during the COVID-19 lockdown period, and has become a pop culture phenomenon. It is based on a sci-fi setup where players needs to complete tasks while surviving from the imposter who plans on killing them. After every death the team members need to find the imposters among them and expose him/her in order to survive.