Duck Boys, The

On episode “The Promise” on the police drama DUE SOUTH/CBS/SYN/1994-98, detective Ray Vecchio (David Marciano) referred to two fellow detectives Jack Huey (Tony Craig) and Louis Gardino (Daniel Kash) as “The Duck Boys.”

His sarcastic remark was in reference to the two detective’s slick interrogation style (“nothing sticks to their feathers” nor “ruffles their feathers”) and thinly veiled reference to Donald Duck’s three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Later in the series, Det. Gardino dies in a car bomb meant for Ray Vecchio.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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