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‘Try it before you deny it’: ‘Stranger Things’ star endorses pineapple on pizza

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Latest season Stranger Things might have been the scariest yet. But thanks to Argyle (Eduardo Franco), one of the fan favorite characters of season four, the series took a side of the pineapple-on-pizza debate.

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After Mike (Finn Wolfhard) deems the idea “blasphemous,” Argyle, who works at Surfer Boy Pizza, says what everyone who’s bitten into a delicious slice of Hawaiian has been thinking: “Oh, the fruit on your pizza is gross , you say? Well, I say, try before you deny.”

We should note that if you haven’t seen the season four finale, it’s love at first bite after Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) eats Argyle’s special pie (“It’s good,” she tells Mike. “Really good”).

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is stunned after biting into a piece of pineapple pizza on Stranger Things.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is stunned after biting into a piece of pineapple pizza on Stranger Things. Photo by Netflix

In an interview with sunFranco said he didn’t even know pineapple on pizza was such a controversial topic until recently.

“I really didn’t know this was a thing until a few years ago. I grew up eating it all the time. It’s pineapple, ham and jalapeno and people are freaking out? What’s wrong with that? Why aren’t people crazy about anchovies on pizza?’

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Franco’s “strong opinions on pizza” went viral on TikTok.

“Points earned,” the official Little Caesars account commented, and another person asked, “Why isn’t the fish on pizza canceled instead?”

Franco’s co-star Gaten Matarazzo (who plays Dustin on the show) admitted he’s also a fan. “My grandfather (would say) I can’t put pineapple on my pizza, but my favorite is pineapple, hot peppers and bacon,” he said. Yahoo! “Here’s the thing: I understand the hate. It’s a fair amount of hate, but I want people to try it and not think it’s pizza. Just put pineapple and bacon together with hot peppers — all three in a pie — and it’s pretty great.”

On Reddit, a skeptical diner admitted that Argyle made them fall in love with the dressing.

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“IT’S FANTASTIC! Nice sweet/salty flavor that blends perfectly.”

Other redditors chimed in, with one claiming that the pineapple on the pizza probably got a bad rap because it wasn’t properly dried before ing it as a topping.

“The pineapple needs to dry out considerably during the cooking process or the ingredients around it won’t cook,” wrote one person. “The few times I’ve tried pineapple pizza lately, you could tell they dumped a can of chopped pineapple in the trash and scooped it up, water and all, and put it on the pizza.” It just wasn’t the right texture.’

Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler and Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things.
Eduardo Franco as Argyle, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler and Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things. Photo by Netflix

But The Sun’s lifestyle editor Rita DeMontis is definitely not on team pineapple.

“My Italian relatives would be rolling in their graves!” she says. “I’ve tried it, but it’s not for me.

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Similarly, Stanley Tucci, host of CNN’s Searching for Italy, a program that explores Italy’s culinary history, said the same. TODAY to show that the idea of ​​pineapple on pizza was “so repulsive, if I thought about it, I might not survive”.

Then he asked, “Where does it come from? Like who’s the guy who said, ‘That’s a good idea?'”

Well, Stanley, by BBCHawaiian pizza never originated in Hawaii, but was invented by a Greek immigrant to Canada named Sam Panopoulos in 1962. Panopoulos and his brothers owned a restaurant in Chatham, Ont., where pineapple pizza was born.

And according to Research Co. as of 2019, 73% of Canadians said they would “definitely” or “probably” eat pineapple pizza.

Let’s hope we get more culinary tips from Argyle Stranger Things’ the upcoming fifth season. Franco definitely has more ideas about putting fish on his pizza.

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“I don’t know about eating canned anchovies or sardines on pizza,” Franco ed during his impromptu rant in a video interview with sun. “I don’t know about eating sardines, period. I don’t know if it’s good. I just feel like it’s much more controversial and nobody talks about it. Pineapple on pizza is crazy? Dude, you’re putting canned fish on pizza, that’s crazy.’

Stranger Things 4 currently streaming on Netflix

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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