Hudson residents spot local hockey jersey on Netflix show
By Dakota Antelman, Editor-in-chief
HUDSON – What appears to be a decades-old Hudson youth hockey jersey rekindled old memories and thrilled fans on local television when it appeared on a recent episode of the Netflix show “Atypical.”
The jersey is red, with long sleeves and white stripes around the collar, waist and elbows. “Hudson” appears on the front in bold diagonal type, while the words “Paul & Jerry” sport the back, albeit written in crisp white letters.
The jersey appears in season four, episode three of “Atypical” as one of the show’s characters, Casey, talks with a friend.
The community discusses the jersey online
A member of the Hudson community, Particia Coffey, shared a screenshot with a local Facebook group showing the scene.
“Is that an old Hudson Hawk shirt?” ” she asked.
Dozens of people immediately intervened, some specifically stating Paul & Jerry’s name as a clue that the jersey was, indeed, local.
Steve Davis quickly joined the conversation. Davis works as a manager at PJ’s Pub in town. PJ’s is the short name for what was known as Paul and Jerry’s in the 1970s.
After initially doubting the veracity of the jersey, Davis said he spoke with his grandfather, Jerry, who confirmed that the pub has sponsored a number of youth teams over the years.
“It’s definitely an old Hudson jersey,” Davis commented in this Facebook thread.
“To see something my grandparents started years and years ago appear on a TV show, it’s like ‘Wow’,” he later said in a recent conversation. telephone with the Community Advocate.
Davis continued, noting that PJ’s had lost much of his memories when a catastrophic fire ravaged the bar in 1998. A number of old photos have gone missing in that fire, including some showing teams that once carried the name. from “Paul & Jerry’s”.
Jersey reminded costume designer of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’
Across the country, “Atypical” co-costume designer Allison Carlo said she remembered finding the Hudson jersey with her co-worker, Mo Daftary, at a Los Angeles thrift store known as Bearded. Beagle.
“We had no idea where the jersey came from, but we loved the look and it immediately reminded us of Cameron from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” she said. “We decided to pay homage to this iconic outfit and we believed that no other character on the show could do better than Casey.”
The “savings circuit” frequently circulates old sports shirts
“Atypical” is an original series from Netflix that tells the story of Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old with the autism spectrum.
Like many Hollywood productions, its costumers often frequent an ecosystem of high-end thrift stores to find unique clothes for their actors.
Contacted by the Community Advocate, Bearded Beagle owner Rebecca Pieper explained that her store sources from a number of wholesalers. Many of those suppliers, she said, come from a variety of sources.
” We’re doing sports[s] articles from all over the country and sometimes the world, ”she said.
“You would also be surprised at how well made those old hockey jerseys, ”she continued. “It could have been filtered through the savings circuit over and over again over the past 50 years while still remaining intact.”
Pieper remarked that she should watch “Atypical” to “see what else they are doing in our store”.
Shown in a photo of one of Hudson’s 1970s youth teams, Carlo said she was “quite certain” that the jersey she and Daftary found at the Bearded Beagle was from Hudson.
“It went all the way to Los Angeles, ended up in a thrift store, then in the hands of two costume designers, then on a Netflix show,” she said.