Part 5 in my series of Trailer Park Boys reviews, as we gear up for the debut of Seasons 8 & 9!
Season 6 of Trailer Park Boys, that Canadian “mockumentary” program about three lovable ex-cons who can’t stay out of trouble, shall forever be remembered for two simple words:
Yes, piss jugs. Seems that Ricky’s father Ray (Barrie Dunn) is still living in his old truck cab, and can’t break the old trucker habit of peeing in jugs. “Way of the road boys,” he says, even though his truck cab doesn’t move an inch.
Piss jugs of varying hues of yellow and orange inhabit every episode of the brief but hilarious season 6. There are only six episodes once again, but five of those six are classic. (The only one I didn’t enjoy as much was “Where in the Fuck is Oscar Goldman”.)
As for this season’s story arc: Randy has finally dumped Mr. Lahey for his out of control drinking. Randy then finds a new love in a surprising place, while Lahey straightens himself out. But now he pretends to be drunk, to ensnare Ricky, Julian and Bubbles. His plan? Send them back to prison again, of course. His logic is that if the Boys see him constantly blasted out of his tree, their guard will be down. It will be easier to catch them committing crimes, which is an inevitability. In the meantime, the Boys have started some businesses of their own: “Kittyland Lovecenter” for Bubs, “Garbageland” for Ricky (basically selling stolen goods and garbage), and “Cory and Trevor’s Convenients Store”.
Things get fucky by the fifth (and best) episode: “Halloween 1977”. Seems Halloween of ’77 was the night that Lahey got fired from the police force, kicking off his drinking problem. And he’s just found an old home movie from that night, proving he did nothing wrong and didn’t deserve to be kicked off the force. I’m sure it won’t surprise you that very young versions of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles may have had something to do with it.
Season 6 is more of what you love about Trailer Park Boys. After the somewhat darker Season 5, the 6th season takes you back to a more familiar setting. In a way, this season was treading water a bit, with many familiar story elements returning (Lahey quitting drinking, Randy leaving him again). By the end of the season however, things have been drastically shaken up, which will lead right into Season 7. Stay tuned….