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#271431 - 09/02/09 01:50 PM Trailer Park Boys.......Eh?
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I just saw on Direct TV's 101 channel, "Trailer Park Boys" the TV series (2001-2007) from Canada.
Was this a big hit up there?

Not my usual "cup of tea"......but,

Now, THAT'S funny!

Not only is it crazy funny, but It also gives me an insight into life in Canada, too! \:D
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#271432 - 09/02/09 01:55 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: LT61]
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The "Trailer Park Boys" is indeed, a very real depiction of life in Canada, except we drink more than "Julian", have longer sideburns than "Ricky" and we're only half as smart as "Bubbles". \:D
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#271494 - 09/03/09 08:26 AM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: Adrian]
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It was indeed a huge cult hit up here. It's a love it or hate it thing that actually grew beyond cult status to the point where everyone started reference TPB stuff in conversation, even if they don't watch it.

I can get tiresome but I loved watching it for Ricky's mangled cliches. Some favorite include...

C'mon, it's not rocket appliance Boys!
well, worst case Ontario....
I' told ya guys, I just don't understand investaments
and.
it's all about supply and command.

Youtubed Rickyisms -- lots of language NSFW


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#271526 - 09/03/09 02:34 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: Murph]
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The episode with Alex Lifeson (Rush) was priceless!

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#271636 - 09/04/09 11:22 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: Rock_Head]
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If anyone remembers the band Sandbox from the 90's, Bubbles (mike smith) is the guitarist for the band.

TPB is such a good show. I especially love Mr. Lahey's shit analogies in every episode...priceless!
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#273861 - 10/01/09 09:55 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: BlueJays1]
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It's almost 9 pm.....time for another episode of "Trailer Park Boys".

Question: So far, I haven't seen an episode in the winter. I would think Canada's winters would be too harsh for trailer living......right?
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#273865 - 10/01/09 10:17 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: LT61]
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Trailer living is a lifestyle \:\) . But yes, Canadian winters are very harsh. All the episodes are filmed in the summer.
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#273868 - 10/01/09 10:45 PM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: Ya_basta]
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For the most part trailer parks are seasonal. Trailer Park Boys is portrayed as them living there all their life but I do not remember a episode occuring in the winter.

Enjoy the show! \:\)
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#273891 - 10/02/09 10:33 AM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: BlueJays1]
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While trailer parks are becoming rare, almost all of them the Maritimes here are year round homes.

Canada is one of the largest countries in the world so it' impossible to quantify our winter weather into one simple statement. Yes, it's harsh in the north but near the US border we share our weather patterns. Even in the south it varies from relatively warm and hardly any snow in some areas to snow as high as your hat in others.

Winters in the lower parts of Canada are probably not a lot worse than in the most northern US states. The Maritimes share a lot of weather and temperature ranges with the New England states. In fact, we often watch our winter weather blow up from the south. We watch cities in northeastern US get nailed with a snowstorm and then wait for it to hit us. A couple times a year though, we get a good nor'easter that make the NE US 'average' storms look pretty wimpy. Every year is very different lately but that leads to a whole other discussion.

Move up a bit more north though to Newfoundland and the snowfalls and storm intensities seem to double. In contrast, cities on the lower west coast of Canada like Victoria, hardly get any snow at all. Very temperate by winter standards.

Of course our far north extend up into the Artic, so it's all relative as you move up in towards the pole.
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#273899 - 10/02/09 11:40 AM Re: Trailer Park Boys.......Eh? [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
The "Trailer Park Boys" is indeed, a very real depiction of life in Canada, except we drink more than "Julian", have longer sideburns than "Ricky" and we're only half as smart as "Bubbles". \:D


Finally the truth about Canadians comes out.

I added the movie to my netflix queue. If I get hooked I'll watch all season episodes. Maybe then I could become an honarary Canadian. I think I qualify on the points listed by Adrian. LOL
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