BLU-RAY REVIEW: Trailer Park Boys – “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys”

The final part in my series of Trailer Park Boys reviews, as we gear up for the debut of Seasons 8 & 9! 

IMG_20140712_183919Part one: Seasons 1 & 2
Part two: Season 3
Part three: Season 4
Supplimental: “Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself”
Part four: Season 5
Part five: Season 6
Part six: Season 7
Part seven: “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys”

TPB-SGTTBG_0001TRAILER PARK BOYS – “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” (2008 Alliance Atlantis)

“Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys”, the “final” Trailer Park Boys episode before the big movie Countdown to Liquor Day, is actually one of my least favourite episodes (right down there with “Steve French” and “Oscar Goldman”). A one hour special tacked on after Season 7, “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” follows Ricky, Julian and Bubbles after their big haul at the end of the last season. It took two years to finally do a DVD/Blu-ray release.  To date, this is the only Trailer Park Boys episode released to Blu-ray.  The movies, of course, are available on Blu.

Thought that the boys had finally made it rich, and everything was sweet? You’d certainly think so after seeing the hunky-dory last episode in Season 7. This is not the case! Turns out Julian has hidden the money, until such time as he feels it’s safe to distribute it. Ricky’s Shitmobile does have some sweet new rims, but it is now missing a tire. Old recurring nemesis Sam Losco knows about the cash, and with the help of Barb Lahey, finds out where it’s hidden. Before you can say “shit tides”, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are broke once again, and Lahey is back on the liquor.

Another scheme is hatched, this time revolving around a Country & Western dance. Can the boys make a little cash, or will Lahey win yet again? One thing for certain: you can count on some dirty dancing, backstabbing schemes, and Philadelphia Collins eating balogna sandwiches.  That I promise you.

Look for cameos by The Tragically Hip (specifically Gordon Downie and Bob Baker).  Blu-ray bonus features are sparse either way, just some behind-the-scenes stuff.  It does come with a cool Bubbles-as-Scarface mini poster though.  That would look cool in your man-cave.

Unfortunately “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” did not feel like a proper episode. It felt like an afterthought. It was revealed that a full season was intended, but all those ideas were distilled down into one episode.  Good thing the boys will be back on TV this fall.

3/5 stars

 

14 comments

  1. I just discovered this on UK Netflix too! Watched it a couple of days while drinking a rum and coke. I have also been working out and dying my hair black.

    I thought it was ok, some really good moments but it wasn’t quite the real deal. Lahey was the best thing in it and the bit where they scrubbed down sweaty Randy was hilarious and bizarre.

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  2. Ray’s Good Liquor. Lobster served on hubcaps. “Fuck bologna sandwiches”. “Menudo suit”. Cranking the Maestro Fresh-Wes. Greasy seagulls nipping Rays neck. “The shit rats are nibblin’ “. “Rain horsecocks”. P.L.S. Lahey putting deodorant on his face, drinking aqua velva and liquor sauce from a dishsoap container. Rickyisms-“Canada’s Laws of Evolution”, “I’m exposed to be rich”, “Fuck Joey Dameerno and all those other Hollywood Dicks”, “It just got fucky”. “I love all creatures, like Gophers, Deerts, those things that fly”. Washing Randy. Using sliced bread to wipe your baby off.

    What an awesome show. I can’t wait for the next season.

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    1. You forgot Ray’s Good Liquor Sauce!

      But otherwise how the HELL do you remember all these bits? I always love when Lahey puts deodorant on his face, presumably to hide the liquor smell!

      I hope I don’t hit a deert this weekend.

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      1. I watched re runs of the show for years on Showcase. It has so many one liners and sayings that they stick. Kind of like Seinfeld, Caddyshack or Christmas Vacation.

        I remember hearing the story of one of my buddies going to Florida on spring break and he thought it would be a good idea to use cologne for breath freshener. Umm. No.

        Watch out for the Rakins and stupid squirrels as well.

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        1. And crows named Sheryl.

          I can’t watch re-runs on TV anymore, with the swearing bleeped out. I can only watch on DVD. My buddy Chris just got a crazy deal on the entire series. He got it for something like $40.

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  3. And don’t forget to bring the jail cover for the road trip. I suggest Liam the Intern and Nigel from Dave Nation.

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