Hudson, Where Are You? The Saga of the Ever Changing Keen Family Dog

This is a sad, cautionary tail: 
Cosmetic furgery does not guarantee Hollywood success.
You still may be Blacklisted.





The story of Hudson, as told by Chompstick. 

Hudson 1 - September 23, 2013, Pilot Episode

Most Blacklist fans were first drawn to the show because of James Spader. For dog loving fans, The Blacklist pilot contained an extra bonus:  Hudson the Keen Family Dog, a medium sized, non-descript dog with a wiry coat and erect ears. And a very unkempt snout! But then faster than Liz's sleight of hand, our hearts dropped because he was only on screen long enough to be publicly humiliated for peeing in the house. Concern developed, though, when many weeks passed without Hudson reappearing. 

Then a curious thing happened ....


Hudson the Original - October 2013

An early, unused pilot script written by Jon Bokenkamp on December 28, 2012 was discovered by a Blacklist Support Group addict, and written into it was a different dog. 
(Page 9)

INT.  DARK BEDROOM - DAWN 
A golden retriever licks the face of a SLEEPING WOMAN.  
She pushes the dog away and squints at the blinking alarm clock. 

 Lays back down.  Suddenly JOLTS OUT OF BED 

The first Hudson (real name Wheat Biscuit Bartholomew III, which is why he was given a new moniker) is a cute, darling Golden Retriever, faithful, and well trained. He is a gorgeous specimen from the noblest of breeds (my two goldens made me write that). Hudson promptly showed up for his first day of filming and was aghast to discover deplorable working conditions that were not befitting any working dog with a SAG card and a rawhide Boone to chew on. Oops, I mean bone. 

Hudson found, to his horror, that he would have to live in a dark, cramped closet for most of the season. He wouldn't be allowed out to relieve his bladder, very possibly resulting in canine bladder-itis (it's a real canine addiction - look it up). The cranky people he lived with would barely feed him, and don’t even get him started on the dearth of hugs and snuggles, walks and squeaky toys. Hudson wisely stood up for himself on all four paws and refused to take the roll (acting role, that is; he'll always take a buttered roll).  This brave, currently out-of-work actor (although I may have seen him bussing tables at L'Ambroisie) became known as Hudson the Original. His pay at the French restaurant is minimal, but the doggie bag perks are top notch. Last Wednesday - some delicious smelling beef stroganoff. And a good thing his meals are provided for because his greedy owners/showbusiness pimps rejected him and left him homeless.


Back to Hudson 2  (Previously named Hudson 1) - Fall of Season One


After the pilot, no one even remembered what Hudson 2 looked like because he disappeared from the screen for so long. One thing was for sure, though -- he was NOT a golden retriever and some of us, meaning me, were incensed.  With the exception of once being mentioned as visiting a friend's house, Hudson 2 was oddly absent for most of the season. Who was feeding Hudson? Who was walking Hudson? Who was brushing his teeth? Who was going to let Hudson come out of the closet? Wait, what??! No, he's not gay, he's literally in the closet. WHAT!?
October 7, 2013 - Wujing, Episode 1.03

Straight from executive producer JonBok's mouth"When Apple Man and his team broke into Liz and Tom's house, they actually shot and tranquilized the dog and stuck him in a closet, and we thought that was a little mean to the dog, so we took that part out." Well, they may not have shot him but apparently he was stuffed into the closet indefinitely.


Hudson 2, Still Missing - April 2014

The Powers That Be revealed that someone was going to die in Berlin, and Sam, a member of BSG, cruelly suggested that it would be *GASP* Hudson 2 who would be taking the dirt nap. I was aghast at her audacity!  Sam and I used to be such good friends, back when we were on the island of Ko Ri, free-diving in the Andaman Sea, searching for lionfish... but I digress. [Related monologue]

I adamantly refused to believe Hudson would be sent to the big dog park in the sky, but Sam took advantage of my emotional fragility and continued to torment me.  I was privy to information she was not, however. First, very few people are aware that John Eisendrath had a golden retriever when he was living the life of a puppeteer outside the Piazza del Campo in Siena. Vermeer, as the dog was known, often had to fill one of the the starring roles in Hansel and Gretel, despite his debilitating terror of becoming a Polish donut in the oven. [Related monologue] Golden Retriever caretakers, such as Eisendrath, are loyalists and would never harm the kin of their loyal companions. Additionally, it came to light that the writer who neglected Hudson’s story line thus far had been abducted and taken to Kentucky, where he was tarred and feathered and never heard from again. I don't think anyone will be taking that chance again. 

The debate continued within the Blacklist Support Group. Not only were people arguing about the possibility of Hudson 2's death, but of more immediate concern, where, by dog, was the dog? Member Marie voiced her concern that Hud was long gone: "Maybe Tom had the dog with him in the car chase scene and the window was down and the dog fell/jumped out." Lest we (you) forget, that would be Tom's hot car chase scene in the Mustang.

Where was I in this convoluted tale?  Oh yes, Hudson 2. Off-screen, and unbeknownst to the viewers, Hud 2's savior came in the form of Dembe, who broke into Liz and Tom’s house to search for Liz's leftover paint that he was fond of.  (I'm not sure why he wanted the paint. There's no evidence that he lives anywhere other than in Red's car.) Naturally, Dembe looked in the closet for the cans of Chicago Skyline (sounds like yet another NBC Chicago spinoff) and, surprise! He found a very hungry Hudson with his legs crossed, obviously in considerable urinary distress. Fortunately, Dembe had a few leftover yogurt pretzels to feed him.

Now you should know that before Dembe was abducted in Sierra Leone, he spent time as a young lad in Reykjavik, Iceland (his dad was serving as a judge for the International Ice Fishing Championships for Hungarian Orphans). He loved all animals but wasn't permitted to have a dog because his mom was acutely allergic to subarctic fleas. So when he found Hudson 2, he was overwhelmed with joy, just as a young girl would be when playing with bubbles in her front yard.  So in addition to the four gallons of unused paint (which he carried with one hand), he took the pooch. But sadly, Dembe discovered that he, too, had an allergy to parasites.

So in a meeting at the Floriana and Fowler Tearoom, Dembe and Hudson 2 met with Mr. Kaplan to indulge in their shared pleasure of freestone peaches.  Mr. Kaplan, in her spare time, runs a rescue for beagles with amputated limbs. Despite their disabilities, the beagles are well suited for sniffing out dead bodies buried in shallow graves dug in the rock hard, frozen, snow covered earth. They were of tremendous help devouring discovering Jolene and The Cowboy. Anyway, Mr. Kaplan happily adopted Hud 2, and to this day she finds him to be exceptionally helpful in licking away evidence and eating spare body parts. Shortly thereafter, the now Hollywood-blacklisted Hudson the Original Formula went to live with the petite cleaner, also.

Back to the long story that I'll now make longer...


Hudson 3 - April 25, 2014, The Pavlovich Brothers, Episode 1.19

Lo and behold, Hudson was alive and, well, I'm not sure he was well. What in the name of Benji happened to this dog? Clearly this was a new mutt, and I was beginning to feel this had become an Easter Egg, an intentional inside joke on behalf of the writers. A small group, including me and Charmed, was the first to discuss the Hudson mutations on another website before the creation of BSG, so I take great pleasure in the possibility that we sparked the ongoing Hudson joke.  [As an interesting aside, we Hudson fans were actually chastised by other commenters on that site for being too silly!!! Can you imagine?? Remember our motto here: Be Kind, Be Respectful. And a pinch of silliness never hurts! So despite being among the first commenters on that site, this occurrence was one of the things that sparked the idea for our exodus and the creation of BSG! So thank you, ye of little humor.]

Back to our new canine actor ... He looks slightly embarrassed in his photo, as if someone might notice he's a totally different dog.

BSG commenter Theory du jour made an interesting observation: "I am befuddled by the sudden re-appearance of The Keen Family Dog. Not even close to the breed of yore. A real head scratcher, that one. Maybe whoever was dog watching had a transmuting machine. In walked Fido, out walked Fifi." 

Rori contemplated, "Hudson being replaced: In the old days of soap operas, if there was a change in actor portraying a character, just before he/she came on screen, this very poised, male voice would say, 'The part of -------- is now being played by -------- .' They could have done this: 'The part of Hudson is now being portrayed by Fido' with the special screen at the end of the episode, 'In loving memory of Champ.' See - that would've preempted a lot of confusion." 

Our clever fan CES2 reminded us of one of the Blacklist tenets: "I honestly do not understand all these questions about who Hudson really is. We were told from the beginning that no one, I repeat no one, is really who they appear to be. Why should Hudson be any different? Golden, Labrador, Terrier?"  

The explanation from TPTB for Hudson's transformation was that the dog actor died. Jon Bokenkamp said in an interview:  "I was sort of hoping no one would notice the change. Yes, Hudson was replaced. Contract negotiations went sideways.  I had the same reaction as you when I saw the dailies.  I was like: What the hell happened to Hudson?  The new Hudson is half the size of the original.  The truth is the original Hudson went to doggie heaven and we needed a replacement. Wish I had a better answer." 

I wish he had a more believable answer!

I'm not buying it. In the same paragraph, Bokenkamp said that the dog actor playing Hudson was replaced because of contract issues, and then said Hudson died! Which is it? Hudson the Original - contract dispute; Hudson 2 - dead?

Regardless of what happened, I think JonBok is trying to extricate himself from a doozy of a mistake. The casting agent couldn't find a similar replacement for a medium sized, non-descript dog? There are over 83 million dogs in the U.S.! 

And regarding the dog dying - don't be pulling the fur over our eyes!  I'm thinking a dog actor would likely be under the age of 4 or 5, depending on the breed, and screened to ensure excellent health. Not exactly a strong candidate for sudden death from illness or old age.

Whatever happened, it appears that Hudson 3 had been sneaking out of that closet to eat a few too many Scooby Snacks because he had transformed into a bowling ball.  He grew and shrank at the same time - fatter but shorter. So short, in fact, his belly swept a path through the splintered wood from tables destroyed by dueling spouses. It appeared that Hud 3 may have visited Red's plastic surgeon (furgeon?) Dr. Maltese (or maybe it was Maltz, who can remember these details?) for reconstructive furgery (but who would choose to look like that? ....never mind). Could the indignity get any worse?  It seems the only person on this show with a functioning heart, other than Dembe, was the oft misunderstood youngest Poppycock Pavlovich brother from Ubekyourlifeastan. Sometime between episodes 18 and 19, young Erkebulan released the starving Hudson from his closet prison of many months.   

I’m afraid that Watermelon Waist changed the entire course of the show. Tom was really headed out with him to purchase a dozen red roses for Liz. He had a change of heart and could no longer deny his love for his wife. "I am cutting it off with Berlin and will join forces with Red," he said aloud, raising the unibrows of passerby. But poor Chubster was too fat to even waddle down the front steps and he tripped over his leash, knocking Tom off his feet. Exasperated, Tom threw the leash down in front of their home and took off on his original mission.

The sad, sad boy was then exiled to the basement of the Keen abode, locked up to live a lonely existence with two elderly crickets. Hudson 3 that is, not Tom, but all in due time. The only daylight crept through the tiny, cracked basement windows. Sadly, they faced the sidewalk and so the latest incarnation of Hudson had to watch a parade of paws jauntily walk by with their loving human guardians (something he’s never experienced). Poodle paws, Great Dane paws, Australian Shepherd paws encrusted with mud, Beagle paws, and …oh no…happy Golden Retriever paws! They stopped to sniff a fire hydrant and eat half of a discarded cheese dog. DOG??? No, calm down boy, not a real dog.


How did this happen? The first HudsonNoMore quit, the second disappeared, and so Chubster’s greedy owner saw an opportunity to make a quick buck at his expense. Please, please Dembe come back to get the Music Box and find him. Take him to the Pile o’ Beagles that he deserves. What will happen? Will Mr.Kaplan open her heart to yet another neglected Keen dog? Will we find out why she is called a he? Stay tuned.


Still Hudson 3 - May 5, 2014, Berlin, Episode 1.21

Dembe must have rescued Hudson 3 (hopefully without suffering a hernia). Good man, that Dembe. Rather uncommunicative, though. Soon afterward I received a letter from Sam. Apparently Dembe and Red were using Hud 3 as a diversionary device. "Chubster was right there in the park with Liz and Red in Berlin," said Sam, "and you missed it??  Didn't you wonder why Dembe was throwing peanuts? I have been up day and night working my fingers to the bone altering and tailoring Hudson's old "Squirrel with the camera/nut" disguise. 

"You remember, that one Hudson wore when he took the pictures of Red leaving the hospital after he killed Sam (not me, the other one)? The photos Tom left in the envelope. Anyway, I had to order more fur and they shorted me by a yard! Well, that created a bit of a challenge because I didn't have quite enough for his tummy area and I worried about his ability to breathe. It was a very tight fit. Chubster loves acting and will do anything to further his career; he even started tilting his little head like Red. He's a real trooper and willing to do whatever it takes. The only thing he refuses to do is closet sitting."



I told Sam, "Apparently closet sitting isn't the only thing he refuses to do. I don't see him implementing any dieting strategies. I'm surprised that he didn't work a little harder to shed some of that blubber. You better warn him that casting agents frown upon the talent sporting love handles, or in Chubster's case, industrial grips.

"While you're at it, you might want to tell Bowling Ball Boy that they have these really spiffy, futuristic, high-concept exercise facilities where they don't even mind the fur. They're called DOG PARKS!! Get a furniture dolly, roll him out to one and force him to do some jumping jacks. Be sure to let him know that he can't be relying on the old "casting couch" technique. It just ain't gonna work for him."

I continued, "Thinking back, I kind of recall seeing what I thought was a forlorn beaver over near Dembe. Maybe that was Hudson 3 in the squirrel suit. I thought maybe it was sick; it didn't look well groomed, kind of like his pelt was disheveled and the color was off a bit. Sam, it was a decent beaver but if you were going for squirrel you might want to dust off the ole taxonomy tomes so it doesn't resemble a typhoid fever victim.


"Good thing I'm here to tell you. You still have some time to pull it together for the finale. I might suggest the Evelyn Wood Speed Sewing School. Did wonders for me when I had to sew Oktoberfest lederhosen for that Elias fella in 1991. You try finding a lederhosen shop in DC. Old Bathilda got me squared away just fine at the sewing school. Damn lederhosen still reeks of the Cubans she puffed on all day, though."  

Admittedly, Sam really did do a bang-up job on the squirrel, although I wasn't going to tell her that, particularly because she had to accommodate Pork-and-Bean's blubbery tummy. And it turns out it wasn't even Hud 3's fault that he turned into the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Dog. EvilTom was feeding him a pallet of bacon, I'm told by Craft Services. Tom fed him to keep him from barking and waking up Liz.  He was sneaking out night after night to meet up with Gina & Jolene. Before Tom would leave - bacon. When he got home - more bacon. Chubster was afraid so he ate more bacon for comfort. He tried to resist but the bacon kept arriving. There was no room to exercise. When Tom finally left for good, so did the bacon. Now with Red and Ressler's help, Chubster is doing great; he's lost so much weight. Red and Chubster are great friends. Red has him over for stroganoff quite a bit ... so I must stop picking on the pooch! No more portly put-downs, elephantine epigrams, or blimpy buffoonery. 

Somehow, at the conclusion of the season, Liz must have gotten a hold of Chubs with the intent of making him disappear. Did she know something we didn't?  It was Sam who discovered what happened to him. "I'm just plain angry, yes angry at that woman ... you know, what's her name? ... that Little Miss probably not Liz/definitely not Keen woman, the one who had a husband, who was a fake husband, who became a killer fake husband, then turned into a missing killer fake husband, to now being a possibly dead, missing, killer fake husband. You know her ... no father, no mother, no brother-in-law, no car, no gun, no badge, no job, no address ... well, that little missy thought she was really making us feel bad for her, looking so sad when she left her empty apartment carrying only one small black bag on her way to Red's.

"But I just got a distressing phone call," Sam continued. "It was hard to hear, the battery was low and breaking up quite a bit. I heard low muffled howling and whimpering ... it was Chubster! Apparently Lizzy apologized for everything and promised him a good life full of adventure and travel with her and Red, but that didn't happen. Chubster is stuffed in her Diane von FURstenburg bag!! She left him in the taxi and he's been riding around for days! ... I called the police, Actors Animal Welfare, the Humane Society, and Mr. Kaplan!"  Then ...


May 18, 2014 - 11:47pm


News Chopper 7 has aerial footage of an old reFURbished Winnebago filled with beagles chasing a yellow cab down the George Washington Parkway,  There's an exhausted looking British bloke with a monocle driving the cab. And the lastest report says there is an odd little woman, a young Golden Retiever, and some type of wiry coat, medium sized dog with erect ears also in the RV.  Strangely specific news.

The chase lasted over 3 hours, leading far from the city limits.  An accident did occur involving both the taxi and Winnebago plummeting down a steep embankement to the rocks below.  The situation looked grave, but one of the survivors recalled a strange occurrence.  Apparently as the vehicles were falling, everything started to slow down and they came to rest gently upon the rocks below.  All, we repeat, all are fine, nothing more than a few bumps and minor bruises. The taxi driver was last seen running from the area.  
..................

We know the canines were taken to Red's newly borrowed mansion where they lapped up bowls of homemade beef stew and hobbled down the hallways. Red was exceptionally skilled at making stew. He must have learned from a master. Sadly, Hudson 3 made the decision to leave The Blacklist and pursue another career, Red is backing his new manufacturing business of knock-off bags.

As Season 1 ended, a new chapter began for the revolving door of canine actors on The Blacklist.

Stew the Who?

Appearing in a Blacklist promo on Australian TV over the summer hiatus was yet another mutt.  Almost no one had seen the promo, but reportedly the dog's name was Stew and he was Berlin's dog. He was a mean one, a killer type, no moral compass, and yes, he had bitten the hand that fed him. Literally. And he looked vaguely, oddly familiar. Berlin planned to use Stew to infiltrate Red's team, but the vicious cur also wanted the beagles, all of them! With his master missing, Stew was left to run the business. Competition in the disposal biz can be deadly. (Um, yeah!) We could only hope Red would warn Mr. Kaplan to keep a close eye on the amputees.

Sam implored us to examine the facts:  
  1. Stew was a Certified Criminal Transport Dog.
  2. Berlin was a certifiable criminal being transported.
  3. Stew ate hands.
  4. Berlin had a bloody stump and new prosthetic that would make Captain Hook jealous.
  5. Transport criminals lie.
  6. Rori saw all this coming in some soap opera.
But I was beginning to suspect that all was not as it seemed and I was getting a cramp in my eyebrow from all the concentration. Why should we believe Sam? Why should we believe Stew?  That's a rather suspicious name, anyway.  Besides, everybody lies. Wait, that's not right, that's from House M.D. Let's try again. He's a criminal. And criminals are notorious liars.  They can make anything seem what it's not.

Wait! That's it! Stew was not what he seemed. Now I knew why he looked familiar. He was a slimmed down Chubster, barely recognizable. He was Hudson 3 in disguise! And then I knew Mr. Kaplan had prepared Hud as an undercover spy for Red. Hudson 3 was alive, and while Liz might be (is) a neglectful pet owner, at least she didn't whack the woofer. Still, delusional Sam demanded I put on my big girl panties and accept that Hudson 3 was dead, and was not Red's spy dog. Putting my undergarments aside (well, not literally), I told her to bark off and take her cockamamie story with her. We have not seen her since.

So it seems we have a happy ending for all (no disrespect, Meera). Hudson the Golden and Hudson the medium sized dog with the wiry coat and erect ears are both living with our secret heroine and the hounds, while Hudson du jour (3) is living la vida loca as a spy for an arguably loco employer.  The end.

Cue dun dun duuuun!  music

Oh come on! There's more? 


Hudson 4 - September 22, 2014, Lord Baltimore, Episode 2.01


Now I'm positive we were being played by Jon and John. Hudson 4, Lord Hudsimore? You've got to be pulling my leg. Yes, another ImposterHudson appeared in the Season 2 opener, hanging with Liz in the Motel No-Tell. Clearly we're on a Fantastic Voyage with an incredible shrinking machine because this little shrinky dink could be the same dog from As Good As It GetsAny reasonably intelligent person knows you can't keep a pet dog in a motel room!! Liz was gone all day and half the night while he got no food, no exercise (sound familiar?) and no escape from the cheap 70's Formica furniture, a stained shag carpet, and stale motel air. And then he had to endure a striptease act. Speaking of undergarments, I hope he ran away with her bra and hid it. It would serve her right!


Hudson Can't Count That High - January 28, 2016, The Vehm, Episode 3.12


Well, well. It's been more than a year, and the infamous Blacklist barker finally resurfaced as Hudson #43. What? Really? Scratch that, it's Hudson 5, but it sure feels like more. Who can keep track? It would be asking too much, we already know, to expect, just once, the same acting dog be hired. 

But ... could it be? Could Hud 4 and Hud 5 be the same dog??? Possibly. They are awfully similar, but I just can't put my finger on it ... there's something not quite the same about the two. Hmm.

Hudson is in Tom's possession this time, embraced warmly in his arms, clutched tightly to the soft t-shirt stretched across his hard, toned, well-developed ... oh, sorry. I'm just a touch jealous. Just give me a moment ... it's getting warm ...

On that note I leave you, as together we wait for another appearance of our favorite prime-time pooch. To be continued, I hope.







* This tail has been compiled from the original comments below of numerous Blacklist Support Group addicts on the Hudson, Where Are You? page. I have also contributed never before told details.

83 comments:

fangirl said...

Looking forward to the continuing adventures of all things Hudson ... one of the funniest threads ever to appear in the WSJ Blacklist discussions!

SAM said...

Stressing over this major death thing. Did they say major character or major death? Maybe Ressler will walk into the fight at Lizzys home and somehow ….GET ME A TISSUE…He shoots Hudson.

Chompstick said...

Shriek! SAM, how could you say that? I’m getting out my phone right now…I have the Humane Society on speed dial. Besides, even if Hudson is back from their friend’s house, I have it on good authority that his closet has a door made from bulletproof glass with breathing holes drilled in. Not to mention, why would anyone let him go back to that abusive home? They never even take him out to pee.

Marie said...


SAM -Yes, I thought Hudson, the dog, would die too. I don’t think we would cry over any one other than Liz and Red and they’re not going anywhere. The writers are probably fooling us again.

Maybe Tom has the dog with him in the car chase scene and the window is down and the dog falls/jumps out.

SAM said...

I’m sticking with the Hudson theory. Its the only one that would make me grab a tissue. OK, we know there will be a major fight between Liz and Tom. When Ressler gets there, Tom is ready to kill Liz. At that moment, Ressler gos for his gun..Our sweet brave Hudson suddenly lunges at Tom to protect Liz or at Ressler because hes a stranger. When the smoke clears….Tom is getting away….Hudson is dead (collateral damage) & Liz is on the floor. Ressler goes after Tom (car chase). I think the writers when putting in this huge fight between Liz and Tom needed a way to let Tom get away, so the tear jerking, grab a tissue thing is their way to continue with Tom and to end all the questions about where is Hudson?

Marie said...

Hysterical! Now you have to get photos of the other two. LOL

Chompstick said...

HUDSON IS NOT GOING TO DIE! Yes I know I’m shouting, it’s intentional. Viewers can tolerate anyone almost anyone dying, half the cast dying, but would be up in arms about one dog dying. (This might be a good time to mention that I’m the adoption coordinator and on the board of directors for a golden retriever rescue, which is what Hudson is supposed be! Haha). (It might come off as I’m mad; I’m not.)

ziji said...

Sam!!! Leave Hudson alone!! Once we find him, we can’t kill him. We just need to find him

Chompstick said...

SAM – you are sooo funny. They won’t do it. PETA would probably boycott NBC. Besides, JonBok used to be a golden retriever in a previous life – he lived in Barcelona with a retired fisherman and his mistress – so there’s no way he’d harm Hudson. Apparently, the writer who neglected Hudson’s storyline was abducted and taken to Kentucky where he was tarred and feathered and never heard from again.

SAM said...

Chomp, Monday is coming up fast and it might be wise to start preparing yourself now. . . . . Hudson is going to take a dirt nap.

Chompstick said...

SAM – You are so cruel. I’m going to report you to Dembe. You probably aren’t aware that he’s the President of EACCD, Enforcers Against the Cruelty to Closet Dogs. The next time ziji has a dream, she and Dembe will just be starting to … wait, he spots you aiding and abetting Gina Zany-tacos putting a drugged Hudson into the back seat of a cab. Then right when the devastated ziji is about to…. hold on, Dembe rushes out and gives YOU a dirt nap along side the Cowboy and Juicy. The problem for the canine loving citizens of fake Washington D.C., though, is that it literally is a nap and you’re back on the streets in no time.

SAM said...

There’s really no need for the threats of reporting me to Dembe, hes my adopted son. In fact I was the founder of the EACCD. When my little Dembe was younger we raised Closet Dogs for a living.

Chompstick said...

Hahahaha!
Did the two of you ever live in Barcelona? Do you know how to fish?

Marie said...

Don’t you think that they would have had Hudson participate in the renewing of their vows? You know how people include their dogs in their wedding ceremonies? I think Hudson is long gone-an afterthought now.
But the fans still care!

Chompstick said...

Alright, I’ll come clean. I’m sorry I didn’t share this earlier, but I didn’t want to hurt SAM’s feelings because she/he thinks she knows the truth. Dembe broke into Liz and Tom’s house to search for the leftover paint he was so fond of. Naturally, he looked in the recondite closet and lo and behold, he found a very hungry Hudson with his legs crossed, obviously in considerable urinary distress. In fact, he had bladder-itis. (Look it up if you don’t think it’s a real disease.)

Now, when Dembe was a young lad growing up in Reykjavik, Iceland (his dad was serving as a judge for the International Ice Fishing Championships for Hungarian Orphans) he wasn’t permitted to have a dog because his mom was acutely allergic to all recondital fleas. So when he found Hudson, he was overwhelmed with glee, like a 6 year old girl receiving a fluffy pink tutu. In addition to the four gallons of unused paint (which he could carry with one hand), he took Hudson.

Sadly, with the opposite of overwhelming glee, like a six year old girl finding a dead fly in her peanut butter and fluffernutter sandwich, Dembe found that he too had an allergy to recondital parasites.

So in a meeting at the Lace Fairy Tearoom, Dembe and Hudson met with Mr. Kaplan, who has a pervasive affection for scones with organic lingonberry jam. Mr. Kaplan, in her spare time, runs a rescue for Beagles with amputated limbs. Despite their disabilities, the beagles are well suited to sniffing out dead bodies buried in shallow graves dug in the rock hard, frozen, snow covered earth. Of course, the blood droplets trailing from the road made it an an easier job.

Anyway, Mr. Kaplan was overjoyed to take Hudson, and to this day, she finds him to be exceptionally helpful in licking away evidence and eating spare body parts.

SAM said...

I’m still laughing Chompstick. Now I know its been way to long between episodes because (I really hate to say this) but your Mr. Kaplan stuff sounds almost believable to me. lol She is a very strange little woman…But she”ll have to continue her work without Hudson. He’s definitely going to bite the dust! Be brave Chomp- its only a movie. Oh ya, when you see Mr Kaplan please tell her that I do have a large selection of puppies for sale if she’s interested. Right now I have 2 Linen Closets, 1 Den, 1 Pantry and 4 Kitchens available to immediate pickup.

Marie said...

[During episode 19]
Hudson is a scraggy little dog. Tonight’s dog was fat. And smaller.
I’m just glad he is alive.

SAM said...

Chomp, you were right, Hudson is with Mr. Kaplan & the Beagles. Wow and to think they had another dog in the closet!

fangirl said...

Wondering if Hudson has paid a visit to Red’s Dr. Maltz [plastic surgeon] :D

CES2 said...

Hudson was introduced [in the pilot] as a wired coat medium sized dog with erect ears ... [in this episode] his ears are down.

Chompstick said...

A very tense moment when we all thought ImposterHudson was going to be a goner. I heard SAM perking up and crumbling her tissue. I nearly had a heart attack.

fangirl discovered that a charlatan mutt impersonating Hudson paid a visit to Red’s Dr. Maltz. That, together with living in such squalor in that closet for months, losing all that weight, growing a different coat from malnutrition, and so forth, it’s clear to every single one of us that this new dog is ImposterHudson and indeed looks nothing like a golden or the dog in the pilot.

I speak for everyone RIGHT?? when I say that the original Hudson, a cute, darling Golden Retriever, faithful, and well trained, was originally written into the script and showed up for his first day of filming. He was aghast to discover such deplorable working conditions that were not befitting any working dog with a SAG card and a rawhide Boone to chew on. Oops, I mean bone. Hudson found, to his horror, that he would have to live in a dark, cramped closet with 4 gallons of paint; he wouldn’t be allowed out to relieve his bladder, very possibly resulting in canine bladder-itis; some cranky people didn’t feed him much at all; and don’t even get him started on the dearth of hugs and snuggles, walks and squeaky toys. All he longed for were some friendly, oddly misshapen Beagles.

So there you have it. Hudson was written into the pilot episode, and showed up promptly for filming, but he wisely stood up for himself on all four paws and never made it on camera. ImposterHudson 2 is who we now see on film. It is a sad, cautionary tail. Cosmetic fur surgery does not guarantee success in Hollywood. Hudson, though, is eternally grateful to Dembe.

sissy said...

I know that the original Hudson was a Terrier-type, but loved what the Pilot script described…Then to see Hudson2 with the retriever ears, but low to the ground, just kept me puzzled. Why not either have the same doggie or not have him at all… Hmmmm… HoneyBee [my golden retriever] was not amused!

Redhead said...

Liz is going to be mad at Red also. She’ll have to cuddle up with Hudson. Not sure he can jump up on the bed now that he is fatter and smaller. LOL

SAM said...

My concern now is for Chubbyshortlegswithhisleashstillon. After hearing Hudson's tales of the “apartment of neglect & cruelty to dog actors”, I’m concerned that being left in the closet might be more than he can handle….get me a tissue… and could be looking at his leash right now….. ….more tissues…thinking about ending his….give me the box of tissues……….short acting career….. !!!!!!!!!!OMG..Chomp CALL MR KAPLAN…

Chompstick said...

SAM, SAM, SAM – what are we going to do about Chubster?

I’m afraid that the new TummyTouchesTheGroundHudson changed the entire course of the show last night. Tom was really headed out with him to purchase a dozen red roses with banal baby’s breath for Liz. He had a change of heart, and could no longer deny his love for his wife. "I am cutting it off with Berlin and will join forces with Red," he said aloud, raising the unibrows of passerby. But poor Chubster was too fat to even waddle down the front steps. Fed up, Tom threw the leash to the ground and took off on his original mission.

The sad, sad boy now lives a lonely existence shut up in the basement with two elderly crickets. The only daylight creeps through the tiny, cracked basement windows. Sadly, they face the sidewalk and LeashGettingTangledAroundTheFurnaceDog has to watch a parade of paws jauntily walking by with their loving human guardians (something he’s never experienced). Poodle paws, Great Dane paws, Australian Shepherd paws encrusted with mud, Beagle paws, and …oh no…happy Golden Retriever paws! They stop to sniff a fire hydrant and eat half a discarded bratwurst.

How did this happen? The first HudsonNoMore quit and Chubster’s greedy owner saw an opportunity to make a quick buck at his expense. Please, please Dembe come back to get the Music Box and find him. Take him to the Pile o’ Beagles that he deserves.

What will happen? Will Mr.Kaplan open her heart to yet another neglected Keen dog? Will we find out why she is called a he? Stay tuned.

Theory du Jour said...

I too am befuddled by the sudden re-appearance of The Keen Family Dog. Not even close to the breed of yore. A real head scratcher that one. Maybe who ever was dog watching had a transmuting machine. In walked Fido, out walked Fifi.

Charmed said...

I can't believe Jon Bokenkamp just uttered those words about our Hudson.11:42 am April 26, 2014
BL Fan wrote:
On WSJ speakeasy today
“go-to spot for talking”
Of course!
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/04/26/the-blacklist-a-major-mystery-revealed/
CONTAIN YOURSELF SAM, CHOMPSTICK

Chompstick said...

I'm not sure I believe it, Charmed. I think JonBok is trying to extricate himself from a doozy of a mistake. At first I thought he died. But he also says that contract negotiations went sideways. So I'm thinking, an acting dog would probably be perhaps 1-4 years old? Dogs that young don't frequently die (although I had a golden that died of cancer at 4 :( ) and 10 year old dogs don't act. So I don't think we conclusively know because they might have made up the death story to appease the fans.

Regardless of what happened to him, I really can’t understand why they couldn't find a dog that looked the same. There are over 83 million dogs in the U.S! The details are important, people!

Rori said...

1. Re. Hudson being replaced: In the old days of soap operas, if there were a change in actor portraying a character, just before he/she came on screen, this very poised, male voice would say, “The part of ________ is now being played by __________.”
They could have done this. :-) (“The part of Hudson is now being portrayed by Fido,” with the special screen at the end of the episode, “In Loving Memory of Champ.” See–woulda preempted a lot of confusion. LOL )

SAM said...

Chompstick, Whispering on the wrong page........shame on you.

I must say I'm quite surprised you don't watch the show as closely as I thought. You were correct about Hudson not being in the apartment but how did you miss seeing Chubster? He was right there in the park with Liz and Red..and you missed it???? Didn't you wonder why Dembe was throwing peanuts? I have been up day and night working my fingers to the bone altering & tailoring Hudsons old "Squirrel with the camera/nut" disguise. You remember, that one Hudson wore when he took the pictures of Red leaving the hospital after he killed Sam. The ones Tom left in the envelope. Anyways, I had to order more fur & they shorted me by a yard! Well, that created a bit of a challenge because I didn't have quit enough for his tummy area and I worried about his ability to breathe. It was a very tight fit. Chubster loves acting and will do anything to further his career, he even started tilting his little head like Red. He's a real trooper & willing to do whatever it takes. The only thing he refuses to do is closet sitting.
Next weeks disguise will make him almost impossible to recognize. So be on the look out.

Marie said...

SPOLIER ALERT-
from those photos posted from next week's episode, it looks like Red has another "version" of Hudson sitting on the table with him, eating dinner. He looks small than Toto in the Wizard of Oz. LOL

And if Hudson were still at Liz's apt., he would have gotten cut/hurt on all the broken furniture, dishes, etc.

Basil said...

***************SPOILER ALERT******
Gasp, Marie! He did get cut and hurt...which led to plastic surgery....but there just wasn't enough of him left to.......I need my tissues here....sniff sniff....rebuild him...sob....except in a smaller version.

And for all of you who say that Red has no softer side? I beg to differ.

I mean look at how he's sharing his snack with our poor diminished Hudson. Oh I could cry!

Chompstick said...

Apparently the closet sitting isn't the only thing he refuses to do. I don't see him implementing any dieting strategies. I'm surprised that he didn't work a little harder to shed some of that blubber. You better warn him that casting agents frown upon the talent sporting love handles, or in Chubster's case, industrial grips.

While you're at it, you might want to tell Bowling Ball Boy that they have these really spiffy, futuristic, high-concept exercise facilities now where they don't even mind the fur. They're called DOG PARKS!! Get a furniture dolly, roll him out to one and force him to do some Jumping Jack's. Be sure to let him know, also, that he can't be relying on the old "casting couch" technique. It just ain't gonna work for him..

You are right though, I didn't see him at the park. I went back and watched the scene and wow, that was one heck of a disguise you created. with that carefully crafted camera And that clever cover that looks like an acorn. Brilliant! You have impressive skills my friend!

Thinking back, I kind of recall seeing a forlorn beaver over near Dembe. Did anyone else see it? I thought maybe it was sick; it didn't look well groomed, kind of like his pelt was disheveled and the color was off a bit. It looked like Trump's rug. And why the heck would a BEAVER be in NYC? It's like.....wait! Wait a minute, that wasn't a beaver!

Oh dear, that means, uh, your sewing sucks, SAM. It was a pretty good beaver but if you were going for squirrel you might want to dust off the ole taxonomy tomes. Good thing I'm here to tell you. You still have some time to pull it together for the finale. I might suggest the Evelyn Wood Speed Sewing School. Did wonders for me when I had to sew lederhosen for Oktoberfest that one year. You try finding a lederhosen store in DC. Old Evie got me squared up just fine. Damn lederhosen still reeks of the Cubans she puffed on all day.

So this means Dembe must have gotten HudsontheHeifer from the basement. Good man, that Dembe. Odd, though, he's always walking around mumbling about some vixen named Fiji or something.

Well I look forward to seeing, or I guess NOT seeing Chubs-A-Roo this week. I can't wait to see the new disguise.

Chompstick said...

He must have gotten so small while locked in the Keen's basement so long. He must have been starving, and I know he wouldn't have eaten the elderly cricket couple. He's small enough now to fit into Red's briefcase and not even be detected by airport security.

But we have a problem here...there are two dogs now claiming to be Hudson. There is Hudson the acting squirrel-dog, and Hudson, I Double as a Slipper.

dun dun duuuun.

Basil said...

This is clearly a conspiracy.

fangirl said...

Chomps, you're a writer, a real writer, and I don't know if you know that. SO much talent!

CES2 said...

I honestly do not understand all this questions about who Hudson really is . We were told from the beginning that no one , repeat no one really is who they appear to be? Why should Hudson be any different? Labrador,Terrier?

he was undercover(s)from the beginning , but I believe we will finally have a reveal in Episode 22. - He is one of Red's agents and friends. Just look at him enjoying the life of luxury when he is off duty.

His photo is on Chompstick Spoilers page

Chompstick said...

************** SPOILER ALERT *************
Unbelievable! I just found a spoiler promo from Australian TV. CES2, I can't believe you haven't seen it. It reveals the identity of Berlin...it's Hudson! I swear I'm not making this up. I swear on my Guatemalan iguana figurine collection, one of my most prized possessions.

It's Hudson 1, the golden retriever. They must have pulled him out of the pilot so they could mislead us. But wait, the most shocking part is that...Berlin/Hudson is working with Red; they aren't enemies!! I'm too overwhelmed by this. SAM is going to have to carry on from here and tell you the rest of the story.

Chompstick said...

CES2 - Great post. Is this speculation or do you know it to be the truth? Source?

fangirl said...

What?! a spy DOG?!

Love it. lmfo

Marie said...

Basil-You are hysterical.
Poor Hudson.

SPOILER ALERT-
And maybe this new Toto has a tracking chip imbedded in him or a recorder to tape Red's conversations.
Feed him only the best, Red.
Maybe that's why the new Hudson is with Red..he was starving and Red felt sorry for him and took him away from the Keen household. LOL

fangirl said...

Oh Marie! How fun would it be if they did an episode where Liz freaks out because she can't find Hudson, and in tracking down whatever Blacklist number for that week Liz goes over to Red's place. And there's Hudson, just chillin out by the fire. Like you say, Red felt sorry for him and found him a home. Just like he did with Liz when she was a kid, yeah? (theory)

Chompstick said...

fangirl, isn't it a relief to be able to emote through the use of html tage?

Marie said...

The next time we see Hudson, he will be a puppy! LOL

SAM said...

Chompstick...So, you want the rest of the story?
Hold on little girly with the puppy poo poo mouth! Bowling Ball Boy!, HudsonTheHeifer, Chubs-A-Roo SHAME on You!!!! Such a hateful post about a dog just doing his job.

Chubster knew he was a tad chubby when he took on this roll, but FYI the sudden widening of his body was not his fault. When he was in the closet, Bad/Tom was feeding him pounds and pounds of bacon to keep him from barking and waking Liz up. Tom was sneaking out night after night to meet up with Gina, Jolene & Nicki. Before Tom would leave, bacon, when he got home, more bacon. Chubster was afraid and ate the bacon for comfort. He tried to resist but the bacon kept arriving. There was no room to exercise. When Tom finally left for good, so did the bacon! ....Now with Red and Resslers help, Chubster is doing great, hes lost so much weight. Red and Chubster are great friends. Red has him over for dinner quite a bit.... So quit picking on the pooch!


I know this may sound harsh Chomptick & I apologize in advance for the hurt this may cause but - Hudson is DEAD! He's gone! Like in..Not coming back! ...I'ts time you put on your big girl panties & work through all the denial, anger & fantasizing your experiencing. Move on..Let it go.
The spoiler/promo (Australian TV) dog does looks like Hudson but its not Hudson1. This Golden is the 2nd cousin on Hudsons fathers side. His name is Stew and he is Berlins dog. He's a mean one, killer type, no moral compass and yes, he has bit the hand that feeds him - more than once. Berlin will use Stew to infiltrate Reds team but Stew also wants the beagles, all of them! His former owner is missing & Stew is running his business. Competition in the disposal business can be deadly. Lets hope Red sees through this and warns Mr Kaplan to keep a close eye on them or I'm afraid Hudson won't be the only one we mourn.


Chompstick said...

Au contraire, my dear SAM, you misunderstand. It is not Chu, I mean Hudson whom I am poo-poo mouthing, it is his untalented hack costume designer who stuffed him into a "squirrel" costume that looked like a beaver with typhoid fever. Just wait, you're greatly misinformed. Stew thinks Hudson is dead, but remember, Mr. Kaplan is paid handsomly to make things disappear. Is he really gone, or ...
I'll fill you in tomorrow.

Charmed said...

I so love this page dedicated to Hudson. You are all so
Hilarious and at some point in the near future, I hope to rejoin you in the adventures of Hudson, his impostors, his wardrobe and accommodations. I think the real Hudson would be an equal match in smarts to Berlin's dog. After all friends such as Mr. Kaplan and Dembe could never be discounted.

Btw SAM, were you thinking of ANC's revered pet site for a final resting place when you were readying your Kleenex?

Marie said...

I think Hudson is long gone. He
wasn't even in the empty apt. when Liz was leaving, or in the taxi when she went to Red's at the end.
I guess the writers wanted to pacify us with a dog so they had the Russian Ambassador's dog, Toto, with Red eating peaches.

LLove said...

Maybe Mr. Kaplan took care of Hudson? Maybe Hudson is Lizzie's dad?

Chompstick said...

You are indeed funny, LLove. We think alike, I think. Have you had a chance to read the whole Hudson story as it develops over all the comments? I have Mr. Kaplan take care of Hudson, as in adopt him, on April 25, 7:41pm. However, I am wondering if you mean "taking care of him" in an entirely other, much darker, much more dead body like way? I don't like to think about any harm coming to Hudson, but SAM is a big fan of killing off Hudson and is constantly telling me he kicked the bucket.

As far as Hudson being Lizzie's dad...hmm. I think you're the first one with that intriguing theory. Would her mom be human or canine?

Charmed said...

SAM- you really don't seem quite as demonic here as retold by Chompstick. You were literally cackling during your comments.

Have you anything to say in your defense to these new addicts? Or even to Hudson! Lol

Chompstick said...

There was cackling.

SAM said...

Whether Hudson has gone to doggie heaven or living happily with Mr. Kaplan and the beagles isn't whats first and foremost in my mind today.

I'm just plain angry, yes angry at that woman.....you know, what's her name????.......that Little Miss probably not Liz/definately not Keen woman, the one who had a husband, who was a fake husband, who became a killer fake husband, then turned into a missing killer fake husband, to now being a possible dead, missing, killer fake husband. You know her...no father, no mother, no brother-in-law, no car, no gun, no badge, no job, no address.............Well, that little Missy thought she was really making us feel bad for her, looking so sad when she left her empty apartment carrying only one small black bag on her way to Reds.

I just got a distressing phone call.....It was hard to hear, the battery was low and breaking up quit a bit. I heard low muffled howling and whimpering.....It was Chubster!.... Apparently she apologized for for everything & promised him a good life full of adventure and travel with Red and her but that didn't happen.........Chubster is in the bag!!!! She left him in the taxi and hes been riding around for days!...I called the Police, Actors Animal Welfare, Humane Society & Mr Kaplan!...

Little Lizzy is in T R O U B L E, (sorry abt caps)
So who's the monster now Lizzy ?

SAM said...

Chompstick, Oh no, I hope I'm wrong but I may have slight psychic abilities...May 8/7:06pm

"The spoiler/promo (Australian TV) dog does looks like Hudson but its not Hudson1. This Golden is the 2nd cousin on Hudsons fathers side. His name is Stew and he is Berlins dog. He's a mean one, killer type, no moral compass and yes, he has bit the hand that feeds him - more than once."

Stews owner is missing his hand.
We know transport criminals lie - we didn't see Berlin cutting his own hand off.
Obviously the FBI never brought Stew in for questioning.
That means he must be on the loose trying to find the Beagles!



Chompstick said...

"Slight psychic abilities" are you kidding me? Your predictions were right on. You're like Miss Cleo. If she weren't fake. And if that wasn't a colossal insult.

But SAM, this is terrible! Poor Chubster! Oh how horrible I feel about all those portly put-downs, the elephantine epigrams, the blimpy buffoonery. And now his life is at risk and, hold on.....you have Mr. Kaplan's phone number? Other than Red, I thought only Dembe had that number. ZIJI! ziji gave you that number! Can it be that ziji is a double agent working for Berlin? We must work together, SAM, put your great mind and my adequate mind together to find Humpty Dumpty (old habits die hard) and save the beagles!

So let's assess the situation:

1. Chubster's in a Diane von FURstenberg knock-off, riding around in a taxi for days (with the meter running???)
2. Stew is a Certified Criminal Transport Dog.
3. Berlin is a certifiable criminal being transported.
4. Stew eats hands.
4. Berlin has a bloody stump that would make Captain Hook jealous.
5. Rori saw all this coming in some soap opera.

I think it all comes back to ziji. We need to know if she's working for or against Berlin. And we need to find Chubster because he is the only one who has ever visited the other Hudsons and the truncated hounds at Mr. Kaplan's house. Every time someone finds out where she lives, she tears down the house and builds one somewhere else. Think, SAM, think!

Chompstick said...


SAM, did you see the news? News Chopper 7 has aerial footage of an old refurbished Winnebago filled with beagles chasing a Yellow Cab down the George Washington Parkway. There's an exhausted looking British bloke with a monocle driving the cab. And the latest report says there is an odd little woman, a Golden Retriever puppy, and some type of wire coat medium sized dog with erect ears also in the RV. Strangely specific.

SAM said...

I'm not in the city. . . .I can't get the news! I'm in Bowling Green, Kentucky exchanging my Wonder Woman Underoos that are way to small. I now have BLBB (Blacklist Bloggers Butt) from my addiction.

I did talk to Dembe and he assured me he was on this Chubster chase down! I hope this isn't a set up by Ziji, Stew & Berlin. Dembe also said Red heard rumors that Stew has been altered in some way & possesses some dangerous strange powers! I am terrified that something bad will happen to all our two & four legged friends. I so angry & emotional over all this, I have got to calm down or I'm afraid I might have a Underoo accident!

Red and Liz are flying back now from the shopping trip Red insisted upon. He just had to be honest with Liz about her lack of fashion style and made it quite clear that if she's going to hang out with him, she needs to change her FBI matron look & start looking like a fashionable BadA__ criminal. They should be back within a couple hours.

Try not to worry Chomp, Red won't let anything bad happen. He protects his assets..all of them. Keep me informed

ziji said...

Rest assured my Hudson hooligans, I am absolutely NOT a double agent and Dembe is NOT being set up. Sure, Dembe is strong g and protective and will certianly fight to the death to save Red. But he will fight more to the death to save the Winnebago of beetles. He's a dog man to his core.

He let's my little dog lie on his chest for hours, each feeling the beat of the other's heart

He taught my little dog to dance - they actually are competing next in the national freestyle championship next month - their song is "play that funky music white boy" Red actually chose their costumes and will be bringing Liz to the event.

Once we were hiking in the Canadian Rockies, and the dog had a bit of heat stroke. Dembe carried him out 6 km to safety.

My dog is black. Dembe wants to 're-name him "little dembe"

When dembe is on the road with Red, he calls and, yes, chats with me, but always insists on talking with little dembe too - I have to out the phone to his ear and shear my man carry on entire conversations with little dembe. The chat this morning was all about Red's trip to the fashion stores in an attempt to brighten Liz's wardrobe up.

You may not know this but dembe loves to cuddle. And sometimes little dembe has a more prominent place against his big beautiful body then I do.

So am I a double agent??. Hardly! My loyalty belongs with both the dembe's in my life.



Charmed said...

After reading all these comments. I may have an accident! Oh, I love it when you get Angry SAM. You just get funnier.

I don't want to even think about ziji and Dembe cuddling with little Dembe. No fair, I want to cuddle with little Dembe!

SAM, I don't even have Wonder Woman underoos, but I fear I also have the dreaded Blacklist Bloggers Butt.

Chomps and SAM should write the script for the animated Hudson and imitators movie. Maybe it would sell for enough that Jon B could entice the original Hudson back to the Blacklist on a regular basis with better working conditions.

Chompstick said...

Whew, ziji, you sure know how to paint a picture....Check please!

LLove said...

I am in stitches.

Chompstick said...

Charmed -
You said no fair, I want to cuddle with Little Dembe?

I say, no fair, I want to cuddle with Big Dembe!

SAM said...

Charmed - Chompstick !!!!!!!

HELLO....Excuse Me... Cut the chatter.....What about the chase????? Is Chubster all right or Still riding around in the city stuffed in the knock of bag? I need answers ...Quit the cuddle talk and find out from Dembe what is going on...?????????

Anonymous said...


SAM, Quit The Cuddle Talk???? SAM, where are your priorities!!!

You try cuddling with dembe and see if you want to quit the cuddle talk??!!!

ziji said...

That last one was me.

Ziji....cuddle queen reporting for duty!!

ziji said...

SAM

I can share. Would you like me to schedule a cuddle session with dembe for you??.

:):):):)

Chompstick said...

SAM !!!!!!!

HELLO....Excuse Me... Cut the chatter.....What about the chase????? Is Watermelon Waist all right or still riding around in the city stuffed in the knock off bag? I need answers ...Quit the cuddle talk and find out from Dembe what his fitness routine is!!!!

SAM said...

Oh for gosh sakes! I should know better than depending on the two of you to get this mess cleaned up. We have an emergency situation that needs to be stopped and all you think about is yourselves and your pleasures. You should be ashamed of yourselves. And the thought of you keeping Dembe away from doing his job is appalling..
Well thanks for the no follow thru Miss Stirrer Of The Pot Chompstick, you reported the taxi chase situation & then apparently dismissed it with this who cares attitude your demonstrating. I must say I'm totally surprised by you Miss Ziji, all that "I'm not a spy" "My Dembe would fight to the death" stuff. Yes he would, if you would stop throwing yourself at him so he could do his job!
Ladies just go back to your snuggling and cuddling with my son Dembe if thats what you're all about. I have no time for discussing this further...I'm on my way to find out the truth! (I only hope it doesn't take 20 plus years)

SAM said...

This is only for those who truly care about the Taxi-Winnebogo Chase-

5/18 - 11:47 pm, News Chopper 7 reported a two vehicle chase involving a yellow taxi & a older refurbished Winnebago heading down the George Washington Parkway.

After investigating the situation (because no one else did) this chase lasted over 3 hours, leading far from the city limits. An accident did occur involving both the Taxi and Winnebago plummeting down a steep embankment to the rocks below. The situation looked grave but as I've been told by one of the survivors, a strange thing happened. Apparently, as the vehicles were falling, everything started slowing down & they came to rest gently upon the rocks below.
ALL, I repeat, All are fine, nothing more than a few bumps & minor bruises
The Taxi driver was last seen running from the area. Mr. Kaplan talks about seeing a white angelic type canine off in the distance (I have no idea what that was about, maybe just stressful thinking) All the rest are at Red's newly borrowed mansion lapping up bowls of Red's homemade Beef Stew & running in the hallways.
Sadly Chubster has made the decision to leave BL and pursue another career. Red is backing his new manufacturing business of knock off bags. Wishing you much deserved success my friend.

ziji said...

Wow SAM! I did not realize the significance of what you revealed to us today....

are you the Mrs. Dembe? he is your son????

oh my goodness golly! Where are my manners?

Would you like a cup of tea? A glass of wine? A saltine cracker? Some macadamium nut cookies?

You must be so proud of your boy. You've raised him well! It's so nice to meet you. He has told me...well almost nothing about you. But I'm sure that was just an oversight.

Chompstick said...

ziji, those are all lovely sentiments in trying to rectify your major faux pas to Dembe's sweet mother, but the fact is, if you had read anything on all these comments about the Hudsons, or the recap that took hours for me to compose, you would have known about your boyfriend's lineage. May I have a saltine, please?

ziji said...

I'm supposed to read your posts?

Oh!

I'm so sorry.

I only speak gibberish

SAM said...

Ziji,
Yes, Dembe is my son & it's so wonderful to meet you my dear. Dembe certainly is not for lose of words when speaking of you & your little dog. I have never seen him so full of life and love. Please understand that for security reasons this early in your relationship he can't detail much of his life, but that time will come, I'm sure of that.

I'm truly sorry about suspecting you as a double agent. Please except my apology. Once again, I was taken in by that trouble making, pot stiring, sharp tongued Chompstick. She always seems to be the first to stir things up. Always twisting things around, trying to get a reaction over insignificant things. I do believe her attacks are becoming more frequent, just in the last few posts she has demonstrated the need to point out your typos, toes, ex boyfriends & gibberish culture. Going back, her comments about Chubster was so hateful. Why would she do that & then try to make us think she loves animals, especially dogs? I truly believe our long break from BL eps and her birth order has something to do with it.

Well dear, It was a pleasure to meet you. I have to run to the market to get some peaches but I will see you again at the dance competition next month.

Marie said...

You guys/girls are cracking me up.

Heh-whatever happened to the Stewmaster's dog? Did he go to the same place as Hudson? Are they up for adoption now?

I have to take a field trip to this cemetery in Westport because I think it's the same cemetery that they filmed the Milton Bobbit. I just realized it. Probably 7 miles from me. What was that name on the big tombstone-Whitman? I want to look for it when I go.

Chompstick said...

Peaches! hahaha

I'm not talking to you anymore, person whose name looks like an acronym.

Marie - is that the cemetery with the Cullen tombstone? Someone was talking about that when the Cullen virus episode was on.

fangirl said...

To quote Chompsky: "Cue dun dun duuuun! music".

Redravenous said...

Hudson is getting smaller all the time. He's in the motel room, poor thing, Liz left him there without taking him out to go.

Chompstick said...

And here I thought this thread would be dormant. I'm happy that I have new comedy material now.

Redravenous said...

Chompstick, the whole Hudson thing is hilarious. They must be doing it for comic relief. Even the look on his face as she went out the motel room door. He looked like the little dog from As Good as It Gets with Jack Nickelson.

Chompstick said...

Redrav, you're so right about the dog in As Good As It Gets.

Anonymous, are you Janie? If so, just add your name to your posts until we get your problem sorted out.

If you're not Janie, I just want to let you know that we don't allow anonymous comments. Please see our FAQ Page. Thank you.

Marie said...

So glad Hudson is back, even if he is a different dog. Maybe we should number them too like the Blacklisters.
He/she even got a close-up.
The writers didn't forget us. LOL

Charmed said...

Great job, Chompstick!

We really have had a lot of fun with anything to do with Hudson, over the last 3 seasons. The comments above are only a small number that have been made, especially since TPTB made Hudson disappear, then supposedly brought him back. Yeah, right!

Jon and John, we haven't forgotten!
Hudson is part of The Blacklist history and really is partially the reason BSG exists.

Thanks for the memories!

Tabasko said...

Great stuff, oh, talented Chompstick!!!!

I will go back and list my favorite parts now. :)))

Too funny and, as usual, a well-crafted work!

No, I'm not biased ;-)