|“||I rigged the trap with, uh, a motor to make it look like I caught a ghost. Just like the movie.
–Dustin Henderson and Claudia Henderson, The Pollywog
Claudia Henderson is a minor character in the first and third seasons of Stranger Things and a recurring character in the second season. She is the ex-wife of Mr. Henderson and the mother of Dustin Henderson.
Claudia briefly appeared at Will Byers's funeral.
On the evening of October 29, Claudia was watching television with Mews as Dustin searched the couches for quarters. When Dustin asked if he could check the chair she was sitting in, she reluctantly agreed.
On Halloween morning, Claudia photographed Dustin in his Ghostbusters costume. Later that night, when Dustin was trying to sneak a strange creature into the house, she suspected something was wrong. Dustin tried to assure her everything was okay when his proton pack (which contained the creature) suddenly began moving, frightening her. He lied, saying that he had placed a motor in it as part of his costume.
When she was unable to find Mews, Claudia grew worried and began looking for her. Unbeknownst to her, Mews had actually been killed and partially eaten by Dart, the creature Dustin had sneaked into the house and was revealed to be a young Demogorgon. In order to hide this from her, Dustin again lied, telling her Mews had been spotted near Loch Nora.
Claudia drove Dustin back home from his summer camp Camp Know Where. When they reached Hawkins, Dustin was agitated that his friends weren't responding to his message on their Supercom line, and Claudia suggested that maybe they had forgotten to answer.
|Season One appearances|
|The Flea and the Acrobat|
|Season Two appearances|
|MADMAX||Trick or Treat, Freak||The Pollywog|
|Will the Wise||Dig Dug|
|Season Three appearances|
|Suzie, Do You Copy?|
|Mr. Henderson||Claudia Henderson|