The Boys

Trivia: Simon Pegg's extended cameo as Hughie's father is a specific nod to the comics - the look of "Wee Hughie" in the original comics was based on Simon Pegg. Artist Darick Robertson said "it was important to capture an innocence but tough determination in Hughie. Two things that seemed to contradict each other and somehow in early sketches he kept looking too old. When I saw Simon Pegg in Spaced I thought he captured that balance perfectly." Pegg knew he was too old to play the character himself, but was happy to play his father.

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What I Know - S2-E8

Trivia: The scene at the end of Homelander masturbating was originally intended for season one, but Amazon balked at including it at the time. Showrunner Eric Kripke said "There was one scene that Amazon said fuck no, you have to cut. I couldn't quite understand why considering everything else we have in the show, but: Homelander, after being dressed down by Stilwell in episode 2, was standing on one of the Chrysler building Eagles. He pulled his pants down and started jerking off, mumbling 'I can do whatever I want' over and over again until he climaxed all over New York City. We shot it! Oh my God, Anthony was the best in that scene. Amazon seemed to think it wasn't necessary. I thought it told me something about his psyche. To be clear, they've been great, that may have been the only fight I lost in Season 1."

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The Big Ride - S2-E1

Trivia: Hughie makes reference to a worst-case scenario of the super terrorist taking out the Brooklyn Bridge. In the comics The Seven horrendously mishandled the 9/11 attacks, resulting in the destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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The Instant White-Hot Wild - S3-E8

Trivia: When Homelander kills the protestor in the final scene, in the background is a character that resembles Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the QAnon Shaman, one of the most prominent U.S. Capitol insurrectionists from January 6, 2021.

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Payback - S3-E1

Trivia: The scene where Termite shrinks down and crawls into the genitals of his lover is supposedly inspired by a joke fan theory for Avengers: Endgame, which suggested that Ant-Man would defeat Thanos by shrinking down, going inside his anus, and then expanding back to normal size.

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