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The Boys Season 3: All the Real Life References


Thankfully, The Boys season 3 solutions lots of these urgent questions. It’s now clear that The Boys’ universe mirrors our personal multiple may even have anticipated. Here are all of the references to the “actual world” that we noticed in The Boys season 3. Follow together with us all through the season and you should definitely level out any references that we could have missed.

Episode 1 – Payback

Dawn of the 7

The Boys season 3 opens up with one hell of a homage. As teased final season, Vought Corporation has produced their very own blockbuster superhero movie known as Dawn of the 7 a la The Avengers or Justice League, Zack Snyder’s or in any other case. Naturally the occasions surrounding the movie comprise many actual world references like…

  • Playing Nazi supe Stormfront is none apart from Charlize Theron! This marks the second main Charlize Theron cameo in a superhero property in as any months. Does this imply that Charlize Theron is also a part of the MCU in The Boys‘ universe? Does Marvel even exist in The Boys‘ universe? That’s unclear.
  • Fictional director Adam Bourke (P.J. Byrne) needed to reshoot the entire movie after Stormfront’s true nature got here to gentle. Thankfully they actually paid off and followers are excited to see “The Bourke Cut” simply as they have been excited to see the Snyder Cut in our world. Snyder himself even had some fun with the concept on Twitter when The Boys‘ advertising and marketing marketing campaign revealed this little element.
  • Speaking of Bourke, on the Dawn of the 7 crimson carpet premiere he’s carrying a “Tyrell Corp” t-shirt beneath his jacket. Good to know that Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner exists in The Boys.
  • All of the TV stations that interview Homelander are fictional, together with the Spanish-language station “Voughtemundo!” This could also be The Boys‘ model of Telemundo!
  • “Shitty fucking director. Tony Gilroy needed to reshoot all of your shit!” Ashley tells Bourke as they uh…aggressively copulate within the rest room. It appears like Gilroy, who reshot a lot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is each bit as actual as Ridley Scott.

Amazon

Finally! Confirmation that Amazon exists within the Boys‘ universe. Butcher (Karl Urban) makes use of his Amazon app to buy Connect Four to play along with his adopted son Ryan. Amazing {that a} fictional Amazon exists in The Boys and in some way didn’t get the rights to The Boys prefer it did in our personal world.

The Termite Scene

Look, we don’t need to relive this traumatizing scene any greater than you do. But the explosive penile second and its aftermath do comprise some actual life references.

  • For starters, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed to Den of Geek that this scene was partially impressed by the Avengers fan meme that mused as to why Ant-Man didn’t simply shrink, enter into Thanos’s butt, after which increase. The Boys had already achieved a butt explosion in season 1 although. “Once you are taking the butt off the desk there’s actually really solely so many extra orifices you’ll be able to go together with,” Kripke notes.
  • After the spectacularly traumatizing occasion, Hughie (Jack Quaid) is instructed that they’ll’t prosecute Termite as a result of he simply received a profitable endorsement cope with Terminix, an actual pest management firm that’s certainly thrilled to now be related to violent phalic dying.
  • Vicki (Claudia Doumit) notes that Butcher fed Termite a “metric-Belushi of coke”, referring to the tragic overdose of John Belushi.

Starlight and Hughie

  • Starlight (Erin Moriarty) wears a Billy Joel shirt to mattress, undoubtedly one in all Hughie’s as he adores the Long Island pianist.
  • Joel’s “Uptown Girl” then scores the duo’s morning routine.
  • Hughie and Starlight debate the deserves of brushing with actual life toothpaste Aquafresh or actual life vaginal well being cream Monistat.

The Church of The Collective

With its founder lacking (and in actuality useless), the cultish Church of The Collective doesn’t make an look in season 3 but. There are nonetheless many references to the church and its veiled comparisons to Scientology although.

  • The Deep (Chace Crawford) and his new spouse Cassandra say they’re happy to have escaped “that fucking cult.”
  • The Deep notes that Malcolm Gladwell (very a lot an actual man) dubbed him the subsequent Leah Remini, the actress who in our world turned notable for leaving Scientology and investigating its alleged misdeeds.
  • The Deep is an creator now, although Shia LaBeouf’s ghostwriter wrote his complete e book.
  • Vanity Fair calls The Deep “the considering man’s superhero.”

Butcher and Company

  • Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) will get his daughter what seems to be an outsized Flavor Flav-style clock necklace for her birthday.
  • Mother’s Milk can be now taking Lexapro as prescribed. In our world, Lexapro is a generic SSRI used to deal with melancholy and anxiousness.
  • “Oi! Stevie Fucking Wonder! Will you knock it off?” Butcher (Karl Urban) says to Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) as she performs the piano.

Politics

  • Presidential candidate Robert Singer a.ok.a. Dakota Bob (Jim Beaver) notes that Vought CEO Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) made a beneficiant contribution to his Super PAC. PACs (Political Action Committees) are actual life marketing campaign donation buildings that enable candidates to obtain cash from donors. Super PACs specifically enable for candidates to obtain a limiteless amount of cash from firms, unions, associations, and people to marketing campaign with. The “catch” is that the political candidates themselves can not coordinate with these PACs however as Dakota Bob reveals right here, they clearly discover a means to take action anyway.
  • Dakota Bob additionally reveals that Black Noir did one thing to a Hard Rock Cafe in Lagos that ought to have him introduced up on conflict crimes.

Food

  • The Boys’ new headquarters is within the historic Flatiron Building and is properly stocked with Doritos and Cheez-Its for snacking functions.
  • A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) is ingesting a shake from Shake Shack, one thing that Homelander instantly fats shames him for.

Episode 2 – The Only Man within the Sky

The Church of The Collective (Again)

This episode opens with extra references to the fictional Church of the Collective that evaluate it to the very actual Scientology.

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