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The Weird Item Laz Alonso Kept On The Boys Set

Whether your life is going swimmingly or if you are smack bang at the center of a Category 5 hurricane, everyone needs something to help them cope. That's probably especially true for the heroes (and criminals) of the Amazon series The Boys. In their first season, they murdered a superhero, found themselves the target of virtually every other superhero on Earth, became enemies of the state, abandoned all connection to whatever family any of them still have, and essentially, found themselves in danger no matter where they went.

Hughie (Jack Quaid) has had to admit to Starlight (Erin Moriarty) that he loves her, but also he's trying to undermine everything she ever thought she stood for. On the plus side, Starlight has her faith to fall back on, and Hughie has Billy Joel. They each have coping mechanisms. Meanwhile, Butcher (Karl Urban) has found out that his wife Becca (Shantel VanSanten) gave birth to the son of his arch-nemesis Homelander (Antony Starr). Becca has her son Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) to center her. Homelander has a  shapeshifter taking the form of his lover Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue). Butcher has a lovable dog named Terror, and even Terror has a stuffed pig.

As it turns out, Terror isn't the only one with a toy to offer comfort while civilization burns — so does Butcher's first mate, Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso).

Mother's Milk and his little cow

Mother's Milk has a pretty focused story arc in The Boys season 2 — he's been separated from his family and he's going to do whatever it takes to keep their world safe and somehow find his way back to them. He has his moments of feeling like the mission is over and that his proverbial boys have failed. It's probably fair to say that anyone in that situation would need a little something to keep them going.

This isn't just true of the characters from The Boys — it's true of the performers as well. After all, it's not exactly like the real world is a bucket of rainbows and sunshine, either. So, how did Laz Alonso deal with it all? He purchased a small cow doll. Unfortunately for him, the cast and crew of The Boys have a tendency to play pranks on one another. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Tomer Capon (who plays Frenchie) got a little too honest about the state of the cow.

"Laz bought himself this cow and put it on the chair," says Capon. "Let's just say he was wondering where this beautiful cow was the entire first season."

From Mother's Milk's cow to Terror's pig

We can't talk about shenanigans on the set of The Boys without talking about one of the most hilarious things to happen during season 2 — and this one also involves a stuffed toy. As you may know, the comic book version of Butcher has a dog. We did not see any of the dog in the first season, but that's finally changed. Bentley (the real life dog tasked with playing Butcher's best pal Terror) had a very specific task he had to perform throughout his work on The Boys: hump things. It is safe to say that Bentley excels in his duties.

It's easy to forget that a dog is an actor, and just like a human actor, has to prepare in order to be able to find their light, know where to stand, and nail their line delivery. Of course, Terror's role isn't so much about dialogue as it is about actions.

In the same interview, Karl Urban told a story of what happened when Jack Quaid came to set the first day the dog was there. Urban and Alonso had both gotten to set earlier than Quaid, and so had been privy to Bentley's requirements. In order to prepare for the scenes, Bentley had a toy pig which he would hump — and it would seem he'd been humping quite a lot.

Jack Quaid did not know about the humping. "Jack comes on set and he sees this stuffed pig," Urban reveals. "And he's playing with the pig and he's snuggling it up and the trainer comes up to Jack and says, 'That's Bentley's hump pig.'"

According to Urban, Quaid was mortified at the realization. It seems as though either Urban or Alonso could've warned Quaid before he snuggled up to the hump pig. Then again, someone could probably have given Alonso back his cow.