At this point, there is not much Amazon's The Boys can do in terms of shock moments that can surprise the audience anymore. At least, that is the general sentiment among fans, which showrunner Eric Kripke takes as a personal challenge. Enter Love Sausage, a superhuman character whose special ability is an extra-long... member that he can use to subdue enemies with, like a fleshy version of Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth. Love Sausage made his debut in the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Boys. His arrival, Kripke explained, was a result of that episode needing a "Holy Shit!" moment (WARNING: SPOILERS).
"Love Sausage came around reasonably late in the development of the script. We had a couple of the drafts written, but then we sometimes reach a point, as we did in this one, where we said, 'You know what? It's just not crazy enough. We're missing that moment that makes people say holy sh-.'"
Love Sausage originally showed up in the comic series by Garth Ennis that The Boys is adapted from. There he is described as an enormous Russian man with an even more enormous Russian organ. Despite the character's popularity among fans, Kripke had initially been afraid he was too ridiculous a creation to ever be used in the show.
"We just haven't been able to get to [him] because literally he's a giant Russian man with a huge d**k - that's his story - and that they are really tight in his super suit tights. The name is ridiculous and it's all so ridiculous. Every so often Garth Ennis crosses over into something so absurd that it just wouldn't fit in the reality of the show."
Fortunately, the sixth episode of Season 2, which has Billy Butcher's allies infiltrate a facility where new superhumans are being created, proved the perfect place to introduce Love Sausage as he attacks Mother's Milk and his teammates with his mighty dong. According to Kripke, the logistics of creating a superhuman whose special power is connected to his nether regions were far more involved than audiences imagine.
"[We made] an actual 10-foot animatronic dick puppet like a tentacle in an old '50s movie and then put in computer effects for the rest. We're in these long meetings where these craftsmen and experts are asking me about the amount of veins. 'How many veins should it have?' We spent 20 minutes on should it be circumcised. We arrived at, no, it should not be but I get paid to have these conversations."
Amazon Studios' The Boys features Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander, Aya Cash as Stormfront and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad. New episodes of Season 2 of the show release every Friday on Amazon Prime Video. This news was first shared over at Entertainment Weekly.