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Goodnight, Ricky. Goodnight, Julian. Goodnight, Bubbles.
March 11, 2009 3:25 PM   Subscribe

[NSFW] It's almost time to Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys -- the final episode of the Trailer Park Boys aired in December, 2008. (As Bubbles says, "It's a dirty, sassy liquor. So sassy.") Producer Mike Clattenburg says that there will be a second movie, "Countdown to Liquor Day", to be released late in 2009. After that, though, the TPB franchise will buy the great double-wide in the sky. [pervyously, preevisilly or however th' fuck you say it.]

More TPB Youtubery:
All of the episodes
Plenty Outtakes

Trailer Park Boys (in character) on:
• The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: 1 2
• on QTV
• on G4
Walking in on the sports report
• at the Toronto Film Festival
Bubbles flies a jet on This Hour has 22 Minutes
Pre-TPB Bubbles footage
Bubbles singing "Liquor and Whores" and more, live on stage at The Ricky, Bubbles & Julian Community Service Variety Show


More of a Randy & Mr. Lahey fan?
A contentious interview on the CBC News at Six with John Dunsworth (breaking kayfabe)
Bo-Bandy's Bubbles impression, live on stage
Randy & Lahey hosting the Gin Blossoms in Surrey
Randy & Lahey on Reign Supreme Sports

And: TPB, the Lego edition.
posted by not_on_display (58 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
I guess that's just the way she goes.

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posted by rokusan at 3:31 PM on March 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


Dear sweet Christ, but I love those boys.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:48 PM on March 11, 2009


What the world needs is a good TPB themepark. Names?
posted by No Robots at 3:51 PM on March 11, 2009


I'd like to request the addition of a Rush Tag to this post.
posted by suki at 4:00 PM on March 11, 2009


Request seconded.
posted by rush at 4:06 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love this show. It has the best cursing.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:06 PM on March 11, 2009


The second best comedy Anglophonic Canada ever produced.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:09 PM on March 11, 2009


"You guys don't have a clue, do you."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:12 PM on March 11, 2009


What the world needs is a good TPB themepark. Names?

Sunnyvale.
posted by FishBike at 4:15 PM on March 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Well shit. That shitcom is going to take the shit train express to shit heaven. Shit.

I got to meet Mike Smith, Robb Well, and John Paul Tremblay at the US premier of Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. They showed up in character and sat through the whole movie, then hung out with fans afterward. My friend Johnny, completely stoked to get a chance to see the show, waited in line for thirteen fucking hours, fearing that it would sell out (it didn't come close). I got to try on Bubbles's glasses. Holy fucking shit! I asked Mike Smith how he functions while wearing them. "I get some real bad headaches" he told me.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:16 PM on March 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


I spent about three days watching season 1 through 5 when my friend Travis brought them down from Canada a few years back. Genius stuff. Sorry to see it go, but will keep my eyes peeled for the second movie. I liked the first one but saw it at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, which has horrible sound, so I missed some of the good stuff.
posted by friendlyjuan at 4:19 PM on March 11, 2009


I thought this was real - never seen it before. Amazing.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:23 PM on March 11, 2009


*raises a rum and coke in salute*
posted by jokeefe at 4:40 PM on March 11, 2009


Needs a J-Roc tag, too.
posted by jokeefe at 4:41 PM on March 11, 2009


I lived in Halifax during the show's whole run. There's always been too much "I know where that is!" for me to really get into it, and the accents are all too familiar to be hilarious. I will say, though, that Ricky is one of the most ingeniously-written idiots ever, and his delivery is perfect.

I think most Haligonians groaned when this place opened, though.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:51 PM on March 11, 2009


There's always been too much "I know where that is!" for me to really get into it

Just as an aside, I have the same problem with Battlestar Galalctica. I've just been watching the miniseries and first season, and it's always disconcerting to be thrown out of the story because the characters are walking around in places that I know intimately well, like the quad at SFU. [/aside]
posted by jokeefe at 4:56 PM on March 11, 2009


What the world needs is a good TPB themepark. Names?

What about the rides?
posted by mattoxic at 5:03 PM on March 11, 2009


Needs a knowwhatimsayin' tag.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:06 PM on March 11, 2009


mattoxic: What about the rides?

The ShitMobile
posted by not_on_display at 5:06 PM on March 11, 2009


I fucking toad-a-so!
posted by saul wright at 5:06 PM on March 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Never heard of this show before, so I'm watching the first episode now and loving it. Thanks for posting.
posted by nola at 5:12 PM on March 11, 2009


I suggest a Kitty tag, too.
posted by jokeefe at 5:14 PM on March 11, 2009


You know what? Sometimes the familiarity is awesome, though. Like, I just watched the Strombo clip, which included a bit where Bubbles sings along to the Casino Taxi ("Call 425-6666/Or 429-6666") jingle. YES! I'll bet good money they do Vogue Optical ("Vogue Optical/Your second pair is free") at some point, too.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:22 PM on March 11, 2009


jokeefe: I suggest a Kitty tag, too.

I suggest a why don't you just shut the fuck up and quit making me do tags tag. Smokes, now.
posted by not_on_display at 5:27 PM on March 11, 2009 [10 favorites]


Oh Nola, you are in for such a treat buddy.


Also, this post needs a samsquanch tag.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:32 PM on March 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Fuck College Let's Get Drunk and Eat Chicken Fingers

Haha oh man this is great.
posted by nola at 5:32 PM on March 11, 2009


Just as an aside, I have the same problem with Battlestar Galalctica. I've just been watching the miniseries and first season, and it's always disconcerting to be thrown out of the story because the characters are walking around in places that I know intimately well, like the quad at SFU. [/aside]

Or so you skin jobs would have us believe, jokeefe. Lull us into a just-a-TV-show daze so you can nuke VanCaprica and destroy the human race . . . all this has happened before . . . for fuck sake, Ricky . . . uh, jokeefe . . .

*pours another rye-and-coke*
posted by gompa at 5:48 PM on March 11, 2009


I have been watching this on DirectTV and it is great. Thanks for the links. I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend.
posted by govtdrone at 5:55 PM on March 11, 2009


And to further aside this aside, if like me you'd long wondered what the heck was up with Colonel Tigh's slight trace of some kinda vaguely Irish-or-something brogue, turns out Michael Hogan was born in the far north mining town of Kirkland Lake and it's actually the faded trace of a small town Ontario hoser's accent. This being the accent made internationally famous in parodic form by Bob & Doug Mackenzie, the spiritual godparents of Ricky & the gang.

Which actually rerails this derail and makes me think I've earned myself another rye & coke.
posted by gompa at 5:58 PM on March 11, 2009


What the world needs is a good TPB themepark. Names?

The Big Dirty
posted by mannequito at 6:01 PM on March 11, 2009


What the world needs is a good TPB themepark. Names?

The Swayze Train.
posted by suki at 6:12 PM on March 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


I just figured it out. I know why so many of our Canadian Metafites hate the Southern United States. It's because they have their very own rebel south, if this TV show is to be believed, and I mean it's on TV so it has to be real, right?
posted by nola at 6:19 PM on March 11, 2009


FOR FUCK'S SAKE RICKY WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING WITH THE FUCKING FPP I PAID MY FIVE FUCKING DOLLARS I WANT MY FUCKING KITTY TAG FIVE FUCKING DOLLARS COME ON
posted by Kinbote at 6:34 PM on March 11, 2009


The only thing I love more than this show is this post. I remember tuning into with some friends not knowing what it was on BBC America. From that moment on we had a designated TPB night for the better part of two years.

Amazing.
posted by Science! at 7:39 PM on March 11, 2009


Well I'm sad to see them go, but I'm happy they're making another movie before it all ends.

I was reading this thing the other day that made me feel pretty bad about the show -- it's Michael Jackson aka Trevor's explanation of why Cory and Trevor just disappeared from the show. Sounds like they had to deal with some real shitproducers.

That being said, the cat problem in the park is Malthusian in scope, Randy.
posted by Clamwacker at 8:32 PM on March 11, 2009 [3 favorites]


The trailer park manager really hit the sauce!
posted by PHINC at 9:01 PM on March 11, 2009


WHAT? WHAT THE FUCK, JULIAN? WHAT THE FUCK HAPPEN TO FREEDOM 6482? I THOUGHT WE HAD A FUCKIN' PLAN. WE GOT THE SAMSQUANCH TRAPS ALL SET. WE JUST NEED TO GET THE HASH, STUFF IT IN THE SAMSQUANCHES AND GET 'EM ARRESTED AND WE'LL BE EATING JAL-APEENOS ON THE BEACHES OF MEXICO CITY BEFORE...

Julian? Why are you touching me? Stop fucking hugging me, I'm serious. Stop. Ok, this is getting weird. Why are you looking at me like that? WHAT THE FUCK, JULIAN? QUIT RUBBING YOUR BONER ON MY NEW TRACK PANTS, YOU SICK FUCK!
posted by loquacious at 9:06 PM on March 11, 2009


Christmas just does not feel like Christmas until Ricky delivers his sermon.
posted by avocet at 9:12 PM on March 11, 2009


This has long been one of my favorite shows and it's always made me super-sad that I couldn't get my wife into it. I still think she's missing out, but hey, if I still loved her when I found out she couldn't sit still through Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail, I guess I can forgive her anything.
All that said, this is a fantastic post. A veritable shit-tornado of information. A shit-stravaganza.
posted by Bageena at 9:21 PM on March 11, 2009


I just love the theme music.
posted by daq at 9:39 PM on March 11, 2009


I think my favorite moment of all time is Ricky taking hits off the Hash driveway.
posted by stifford at 9:41 PM on March 11, 2009


Bubbles played in a band called Sandbox back in the early 90s. They made at least one really good pop song.
posted by Flashman at 10:48 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think to truly understand TPB you had to have grown up in Nova Scotia on the outskirts of Halifax. Only then will you realize how accurate this show can be.

Also, @ Sys Rq

Casino taxi, they're the fast ones!
Casino taxi, near as your phone!
No need to run -
don't get wet -
dial that number!
Four two five
six-six-six six!
or four two nine
six-six-six six!
(ba-da-ba-da-dump. dump)
posted by Brodiggitty at 2:27 AM on March 12, 2009


They showed up in character

They're always in character. That's part of the deal.
posted by rokusan at 4:11 AM on March 12, 2009


I wonder how many livers this show has destroyed. Its hard not to want to get in on the action when you watch this show.

Pure genius.
posted by zennoshinjou at 4:53 AM on March 12, 2009


Adding to the love for the Boys. A friend introduced me to them via the Christmas episode a while back, and I immediately watched the entire run via Netflix. All the way through. Just caught the movie about a week ago.

Between TBP and Degrassi: The Next Generation (shut up) I think I might have some sort of Canada fetish going on...
posted by JoanArkham at 5:37 AM on March 12, 2009


"Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys" is the greatest thing since recycled toilet paper, no lie. Highest guffaw-to-frame ratio I think I've ever experienced.
posted by waraw at 6:11 AM on March 12, 2009


Sounds like they had to deal with some real shitproducers.

Two words: jail cover.
posted by Kinbote at 7:30 AM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just figured it out. I know why so many of our Canadian Metafites hate the Southern United States. It's because they have their very own rebel south, if this TV show is to be believed, and I mean it's on TV so it has to be real, right?

It's real. Really. I swear to god, aside from some slight exaggerations, those people exist in real life. (See also Nikki Payne.) All TPB tourists should take a trip to Beaverbank, Eastern Passage, and Spryfield. You will quickly learn that TPB isn't so much a mockumentary as a dramatization.

Oh, and Halifax is currently in the midst of an honest-to-god family feud.

Also: We don't "hate" the South. We really don't care much at all about the South, aside from Walt Disney World and our Cajun brethren. (You're not still punchy about that whole Neil Young/Lynyrd Skynyrd thing, are you?)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:32 AM on March 12, 2009


To me the greatest TV shows ever are BSG, The Wire and Trailer Park Boys.
posted by First Post at 9:09 AM on March 12, 2009


This is awesome, I'd never seen it as it never made it over here. I'm working my way through Season 1. Great post, thanks not_on_display.
posted by Elmore at 10:34 AM on March 12, 2009


Right comprehensive, not_on_display.

I've always thought it was right funny. Don't even know how many seasons I've seen, more like episodes, but they sure had a lot of funny lines. Taking trailer to lofty heights, looks easy to do, but it isn't. I thought it was well done. C'mon, the vodka in the kiddie wading pool was pretty damn funny.

Sorry to hear about Michael Jackson's [Trevor] experience, but hopefully he's learned a valuable lesson. This being Canada, on top of producing it out East, well, that's low budget. He should really have firstly changed his name. For an actor, that name is a strike against you. Period. Then a good manager would have been beneficial or a lawyer familiar with the trade. Preferably Mike Volpe and Barrie Dunn's lawyers, for instance. Sure sounds like a circus coming into town with high unemployment. Promises of pay, which some receive, others don't because the circus skips town. The producers may not low ball everyone as much in the future, because they'll have more money for their next effort, or, they'll do the same. All producers sharpen their pencils to a fine, fine point, it's their job.

That double wide, sure is nicely appointed. Tastefully done.

The cbc's interview with John Dunsworth - [breaking kayfabe] — Grim Fandango? [Cadence Weapon reference?]. The interviewer must have chawed down on some hot dog laced with mushrooms, no doubt. lol.

Loved the feel of the opening/closing credits with that soundtrack. Straight out of the 50's or something... looks nice, show opens up positively, but you knew things were going to turn to shit in a matter of time. lol.
posted by alicesshoe at 12:08 PM on March 12, 2009


it wasn’t the same show anymore, the people weren’t the same.
when i looked around i just saw a bunch of people that were fat and tired.

posted by Flashman at 4:20 PM on March 12, 2009


Flashman: it wasn’t the same show anymore, the people weren’t the same.
when i looked around i just saw a bunch of people that were fat and tired.


I can totally see where Michael Jackson (giggle) has his beef with Barrie Dunn, and I get that working with the same people for a number of years can prove to be disillusioning in a lot of cases. The producer dickmanship and the faux-"we're a family" offscreen vibe sound awful.

But on the outside, the shows that were aired--the finished product--wer still off the hizikkyzikkyzikkyhook. And series do change over time. TPB morphed a lot over the course of a decade (counting the pre-series movie that laid the foundation for the rest). The characters developed a lot of depth, suspension of disbelief was reasonably sustained, and I ended up really caring for these fictional characters over the show's course. (Whereas when Seinfeld ended, even though I liked the show, I didn't feel like I was going to be missing anyone a bit. I feel like I will miss the TPBs and their long and oftimes futile adventures.)

(Also, I'm reading Don Quixote right now, and finding it funny in a similar way.)

Plus: fuck off, Leahy.
posted by not_on_display at 6:02 PM on March 12, 2009


From that moment on we had a designated TPB night for the better part of two years

But did you have pepperoni? Jalapeno chips? Zesty Mordant?

TBP was absolutely made for theme nights.
posted by rokusan at 9:57 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


TPB, rather. I need a drink.
posted by rokusan at 9:57 PM on March 12, 2009


Trailer Park Boys drinking game. | also at somethingawful
posted by not_on_display at 11:26 AM on March 13, 2009


The cbc's interview with John Dunsworth - [breaking kayfabe] — Grim Fandango? [Cadence Weapon reference?]. The interviewer must have chawed down on some hot dog laced with mushrooms, no doubt. lol.

I just wanted to point out that I receive daily joy from the Trailer Park Fans that, while struggling with the English language, are inventive enough to insert new combinations of cuss words into the comments of the John Dunsworth interview I posted on YouTube. I originally thought it was such a train-wreck for both men, but apparently Nunn got pwned by Dunsworth if you believe the comments.

I should also note for the independent investigators out there, as one of the previous TBP MeFi core-page posters, that I share a name with one of the writers of the show and that he (from Pictou) is not me (from Cape Breton).


I was reading this thing the other day that made me feel pretty bad about the show -- it's Michael Jackson aka Trevor's explanation of why Cory and Trevor just disappeared from the show. Sounds like they had to deal with some real shitproducers.

Musically related: www.myspace.com/dougmason + www.myspace.com/cheklove


Oh, and Halifax is currently in the midst of an honest-to-god family feud.

I have been meaning to post this for awhile. Here is a recording of a "press conference" from Jimmy Melvin Jr I originally heard on CBC's The Current.
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