The Boys

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker - S2-E7

Trivia: Black Noir is revealed to have a nut allergy. The actor who plays him, Nathan Mitchell, has a nut allergy, and the writers took inspiration for that for the character twist.

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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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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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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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Get Some - S1-E3

Trivia: "Seth and Evan from marketing" is a nod to the executive producers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

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Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Plot hole: The nanny cam footage A-Train watches makes no sense. There's footage of him having sex with Popclaw, then static, then her accidentally killing the landlord. That would only happen if someone edited it together - there's no lead-in to her landlord situation, it just cuts right to his death and the Boys arriving. But they were in the bedroom well before that - either it's motion sensitive and should have caught the whole thing, or it's recording continuously and still should have caught the whole thing. Instead this digital recording acts like a VHS tape someone accidentally recorded over.

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Suggested correction: Actually A-Train is holding the remote and it changes after he is pressing it against his forehead. He even looks at the remote after it changes, implying he accidentally pressed a button. The static shouldn't be there though as it's a digital recording.

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