This is a TV show that is sooo addictive, you'll be quoting it everyday. Me and my friends quote it all the time. The characters are very original and the stories are just too funny. There's Julian, the leader who ALWAYS has a drink in his hand, even after a car accident he emerges drink in hand. Bubbles, who steals broken shopping carts and repairs them and sells them back to the mall. Then Ricky, who's only source of income is growing and selling dope. And he's kinda stupid and says things backwards. Together these three come up with hairbrained schemes to get money while avoiding the Mr. Lahey, the trailer park supervision and his no-shirt wearing side kick Randy (who's a former male prositute). Corey and Trevor are too wanna-be's who admire the 3 guys so much they take their abuse and get mixed up in all the hijinx. There's alot more. Rent these on Netflix if you can. You won't regret it. The best part is, its cable so there's cursing. Better yet.. youtube them and laugh your butt off. There's lots of best of.. videos for each character.
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Best Show EVER!!!!!
lee silvester | Hull, Yorkshire, ENGLAND!!! | 07/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Was told about this show by a work collegue who said he nearly wet himself with laughter watching the show. Once my wife and i started watching we were hooked!!
As soon as the fourth season had finished we came on here and bought all the dvd's as you cannot get them in England as it is only shown on sky tv channel paramount. Then paramount repeated all 4 series again and we were hooked every night. It has just finished showing again and we are having withdrawl symptoms!! Our dvd's should be here soon and the sooner the better!! The best episodes were 'mans gotta eat' where randy returns to the streets as smokey to fund his cheeseburger habit, and 'propane, propane' where Mr. Layhey looses it and tries to kill ricky. Everybody should watch trailer park boys as it is so funny but it does take a few episodes to really get into it. We are busy converting everybody we know into TPB addicts and as soon as our dvd's get here we are locking all our friends in our front room and watching all of them on our 42' wide screen tv. No one is leaving until they are hooked too!!! BUY THEM ALL!!!"
Like watching a train wreck you cant take your eyes away.
LOUIS-PHILIPPE | quebec | 06/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first TBP episode I saw was the last one of the first season.... the marriage episode, I was totaly disgusted because I tought it was a real reality show.Then I saw the TPB christmas special and I saw that this was genius( from the male prostitute dressed as a elf to Ricky selling drugs in the church. I am now the biggest fan of TPB there is, this is the best show on television.... after the sopranos of course.
This is the only show which can make me laugh out loud!
BUy this theres no way youll be disapointed."
A mockumentary whose time was long overdue
Ken Jensen | Kingston, NY | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't been this happy to watch a comedy series, or anything for that matter, in I don't know how long!
Ricky, one half of the main character force, is powerfully ignorant; forcefully ignorant. Everything he causes to go wrong becomes somebody else's fault through his warped rationalization. He's uselessly wise about his own stupidity. It's a thing of beauty to behold! He's constantly setting up people with Knock Knock jokes that don't actually follow the Knock Knock rhythm just so he can tell people to f*** off. Each time he does this, I laugh harder than the last time! Rob Wells plays this character to the hilt and is the true comedic genius driving this entire show, in my opinion.
Julian is the straight man/tough guy/brains of the outfit. He comes off as seeming more intelligent but it's only because he has more poise. He's almost as stupid as Ricky. It does not matter what is going on, to include action scenes, Julian is NEVER without his rum and Coke, ice tinkling in the glass. It kills me!
Something is clearly dysfunctional about Bubbles in a fundemental fashion, and yet he is the most intelligent citizen in the park. He passionately curses non-stop in a way as natural to him as taking the next breath. His blisteringly foul language often pops up in the most benign of situations causing the funny quotient to leap upwards.
There's a guy who never wears a shirt, wears too tight white pants, has a huge belly, and there's no explanation given, ever, for why he's like this.
The "Bottle Kids" randomly appear to smash bottles on people's windshields or homes, while the people are there, and this is an accepted part of life in the park. These brief, yet intense little violences hit when you least expect them. I'm telling you. it's funny!
Ricky's six year old daughter rolls her own smokes.
As you might guess, I could really carry on about this show. It's spectacular! Comedy's audience is sometimes elusive but if you're a fan of stereotype driven absurdity then don't hesitate to watch this series."
Garbage Art and Flawless Fools
Mark Eremite | Seoul, South Korea | 04/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Long before Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race, there was ... Cops. That's right. Officially the first reality television show to air on national television, "Cops" pandered to the prurient in all of us, the urge to see willful stupidity and irrational rage played out in all of its seamy, accidentally-comedic glory. "Cops," now 18 years old, still plays, eternally banking on society's fascination with train wrecks, especially when those trains are run by boozed, baked, and bewildered boobs. Well, move over "Cops." If you thought real-live redneck morons could make for arresting television (pun intended), take a look at what Mike Clattenburg has done with the wonderful world of make-believe.
A mockumentary of Canada's Sunnyvale Trailer Park and its hopelessly clueless citizens, "Trailer Park Boys" owes as much to Reiner's This Is Spinal Tap as it does to "Cops." Like "Spinal Tap," the show follows three short-sighted dopes around as they try to make sense of their lives, mend strained relationships among those they love, and -- of course -- try out any number of hair-brained (and mostly illegal) schemes to make money fast.
Bubbles is ostensibly the smartest (he quotes Aristotle and Plato ... with accuracy!) and most sensitive of the trio, a cat lover who gets caught up in the shenanigans if for no other reason than because he values loyalty over intelligence and friendship over freedom. Julian, a well-built man who is always seen in a black baby-t, is the only one of the three who harbors dreams beyond his small life in the trailer park. Rarely seen without a drink in hand, Julian is a smart man, but not smart enough to disengage himself from the chaotic orbit of Ricky, a truly crazy, dumb, dangerous, dumb, well-meaning, and just very, very dumb man.
If it weren't for the almost flawless acting, the show could very well be consider nothing more than a protracted and horribly foul-mouthed Three Stooges episode (with a little Jackass thrown in for flavor). However, with the exception of a few characters (Sam Losco, a former veterinarian, is the one that comes immediately to mind), the actors and actresses in this show are truly, and without exaggeration, dead-on in every scene. If it weren't for the ludicrous circumstances and the fact that the camera work steadily loses its shaky, documentary feel over the years, it would be very easy indeed to believe that these are real people. (Adding to the faux-autheticity, whenever the actors make live public appearances, they always remain steadfastly in character.)
Season One introduces us to the gentlemen, Ricky and Julian, as they are finishing up an eighteen month stint in jail. They return to their beloved trailer park, but immediately encounter resistance (and will for the rest of the seasons) in the form of the trailer park supervisor, Mr. Lahey, and his half-naked assistant, Randy. In addition, Ricky must deal with his dwindling relationship with Lucy (with whom he's fathered a daughter, Trinity), while Julian takes on the new trailer park hotshot, Cyrus. Somewhere in there a kindly old woman's dog eats some suspicious brownies, an undeniably white rapper -- J-Roc -- tries to earn money in the amateur adult video industry, and a robbery at a local grocery store goes horribly, hilariously wrong. The Second Season expands the characters, giving us a more thorough look at Bubbles (his affinity for felines and exactly how he makes his money), Cory and Trevor (lapdogs who are to Julian and Ricky what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were to King Claudius), and Mr. Lahey and Randy (the nature of their symbiotic relationship is explored in disturbing detail).
If it sounds dirty, distasteful, stupid, and weird, it kinda is. But the nicely contained cosmos of the trailer park, the perfectly defined characters, the psychologically-sound ties that bind every person in the park together, and the (as I said before) amazing acting make this show not just hilarious, but also ground-breaking and brilliant. For most TV series, that would be high praise, but when you're talking about drugged-up, trash-talking Moe, Larry, and Curly, it's a recommendation of the highest order."
MAYBE "SMALL PLANS, SMALLER BRAINS"?
Kerry Leimer | Makawao, Hawaii United States | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when you think TV comedy is dead, something comes along to make you change your mind. Like the original "The Office", "Trailer Park Boys" shows up in mock reality style and there the similarities end. The first two seasons exhibit that sort of newness and surprise that makes for priceless entertainment. The story lines, characters and their interactions are almost hard to believe. What can you say about a show with a character named Ricky telling his best friend Julian "I love Lucy" after Lucy has made a pass at Julian? Or Bubbles making his living by restoring stolen shopping carts and, when facing jail time, asks the sincere and poignant question, "Who's gonna look after my kitties"? As preposterous as the people and the situations become, the lads hold it all together with flawless comic logic that usually ends in hilarious parodies of typical TV style, not unlike South Park's addiction to "I learned something today ..." closings. But of course, no-one has or ever will learn a thing. Unapologetically lovable and offensive adventures in love, friendship, gunfights, growing dope and getting drunk. If you haven't visited the Sunnyvale Trailer Park yet, get over there ASAP. And bring a few smokes."