What’s up with Fuzzy on THE DEVILS RIDE?
Don’t get me wrong—bringing this notorious Hells Angel on the program does add a different layer of conflict and intrigue to the show. But, why continue to dance around what club he is representing? Only one reason that makes sense, really: He isn’t “representing” them.
It doesn’t seem likely that the Hells Angels would give two flips about a couple of TV show MC clubs. It seems even more unlikely that they would want to get themselves mixed up in a reality show about a couple of wannabe MCs. But, there Fuzzy is, big as life, ordering the two clubs around like he just rolled in from the 1%er mountaintop.
If fans will recall, this is not the first time Fuzzy has appeared on THE DEVILS RIDE. He was actually on when Gipsy was between clubs, no longer a Laffing Devil and considering creating Sin Mob. At the time, Fuzzy was not enthusiastic, telling Gipsy:
“Well, you’ve been down that road before, you know the drill on everything, you know nobody’s gonna give permission, it’s more of a courtesy thing, letting all the other clubs know you’re presenting it, bringing it out.” He continued, adding, “It’s just, you know, we’ve already got, like, 50, 60 clubs out there already, but, hey, it’s the club life.”
And, speaking in a camera cameo, Fuzzy made it clear: This was not an easy path to follow.
“I think Gipsy needs to think the of the pros and cons that may occur with it, and I think he should take his time with it.”
So, bringing Fuzzy back now, well, that just makes sense—it’s a continuation of a storyline that actually started in 2012.
But, are the Hells Angels really up in arms over the Laffing Devils-Sin Mob “gang war?”
Not likely. And, if the Hells Angels proper really were involved in this storyline, identifying them wouldn’t be a problem. But, the Hells Angels are more than just a 1%er MC; the Hells Angels are a gigantic business, trademarked, logoed and marketed worldwide. They cannot just be thrown up on the screen as representing or endorsing anything without permission—and, apparently, Discovery Channel does not have their permission to identify them directly on THE DEVILS RIDE.
“Is Fuzzy still a Hells Angel?”
That seems to be the big question of the moment. Well, if what people all over the Internet seem to be quoting is true—once a HA, always a HA—then he would be, but when it comes down to the logistics of it, who knows? Is he still a HA proper, a non-active HA in good standing, or some other possible variation that allows him to capitalize on his HA status? Again, who knows? But, whether or not Fuzzy’s participation is officially sanctioned by the Hells Angels, one thing seems clear: The Hells Angels organization currently is not rushing to be included in this storyline.
But, then again, they aren’t rushing NOT to be alluded to, either.
Will the legendary 1%er MC be featured—really featured—on THE DEVILS RIDE in the future?
Seems doubtful but, hey, with reality TV, anything is possible.
THE DEVILS RIDE airs on Discovery Channel on Monday nights at 10/9c.
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