My sadness cannot be expressed, nor can the shock. Actor John Dunsworth, best known as the beloved Jim Lahey from Trailer Park Boys, has died at age 71 after a short illness.
Way she goes, bud.
My sadness cannot be expressed, nor can the shock. Actor John Dunsworth, best known as the beloved Jim Lahey from Trailer Park Boys, has died at age 71 after a short illness.
Way she goes, bud.
WTF SEARCH TERMS XXXVIII: Surströmming edition
Heyo, LeBrainiacs! It’s time for more WTF Search Terms, those weird and wacky things that people typed into search engines to bring them here. I’ve gathered 10 more for your enjoyment.
People often search for “naked lebrains”. Should I be flattered? Setting the record right, once and for all: I have never, and will never, do porn. I’m glad that you keep searching for it, but give it up will ya?
This isn’t a how-to site, but I loved this next question. It had to be from a Trailer Park Boys fan. Nobody else would think of it. Bless you, whoever you are:
True north strong and free!
These folks also had some Trailer Park Boys questions:
It sure looked like they did, in Stockholm after opening a can of putrid of fish called surströmming. Nothing appeared to be faked for the cameras!
I know this is hard to believe, but it’s the episode called “Copenhagen”. Because it’s the capital of Denmark. C’mon guys, use your heads before asking Siri to find out for you.
Not in Europe.
I plead the Fifth.
This next one is related to Kiss. I wish this is what I titled from review of Kiss at the Ritz:
And then there’s this, obviously triggered by “Kiss” and “Maiden” who I’ve reviewed, but I don’t know what this person was searching for:
And then in the “Conspiracy Theory that Just Won’t Die” category…guess who’s back!?
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WTF SEARCH TERMS XXXV: Trailer Park Boys edition
Guest shot by Thussy
Thussy Boy back with another WTF Search Terms…this time to celebrate the release of Season 11 of one of the funniest shows on Netflix right now. Let’s get two birds stoned at once. Here is WTF Search Terms: Trailer Park Boys edition.
10. fifty shades of piss
Piss jug alley: “These are your father’s urine containers, Ricky.” The ironic thing is I need to piss really bad now.
9. trailer park boys kareoke cab
As far as I know it does not exist but I must see this if it does. [It was a scene in Out of the Park: Europe, in which they meet NHL star Esa Tikkanen — LeBrain.]
8. what episode is the trailer park boys where they go to Denmark
Third episode of Out of the Park season 1.
7. in tpb europe do they throw up
It sure fucking looks like it. They were probably hammered.
6. trailer park boys europe wheres randy and lahey
They are rehearsing for a play at the Blandford recreational centre.
5. trailer park boys remake rush music video
From Live in Fuckin’ Dublin. Shot for shot remake of “Closer to the Heart”. It is amazing.
4. the green bastard bubbles
Hands down probably one of my favorite episodes of the show right up there with Conky. The Green Bastard – Parts Unknown!
3. thank santa’s tits tpb
Favorite quote from the show, and definitely one I use.
2. what episode of trailer park boys does rick turn trailer to hockey rink
That would be Episode 5 of Season 8. “What do you think Orangie, look how much wet there is. You fuckin like that don’t ya. You want to get in there and swim your gold little tits off I bet.”
1. why wasnt jay rock or lucey on tpb season 11
J-Roc just felt like his time on the show was at an end. Lucy quit when Mike Smith was arrested for domestic violence (The charges were dropped). Funny thing is it came out after that she actually told the producers of the show she was planning on quitting a week before Mike Smith got arrested. I think she used it as an excuse to leave.
Thanks Thussy for another WTF Search Terms!
There is a reason we missed reviewing Season 10 of Trailer Park Boys when it came out last year. A dark cloud hung over the season. Mike Smith (Bubbles) was incorrectly arrested on domestic violence charges; charges that were swiftly dropped. The damage was done, and this caused Lucy Decoutere to leave the show. Even though Season 10 was quite great, we just couldn’t produce the gumption to write it up. Better late than never. With this long over and resolved, let’s take a fresh look at Season 10.
As usual, much has changed between seasons at Sunnyvale. Julian now owns the park and is happy with his two girlfriends (Bambi and Dakota — shades of Charlie Sheen here), and his own casino/bar. The house band: Bubbles and the Shitrockers. Ricky runs his Drugs Store, with all the weed and edibles you can imagine. His daughter Trinity has been raising baby Mo with Jacob Collins, proud parents now ready to get married and make it official. All this baby stuff has made Lucy itch for another one, so she’s been getting Ricky to bang her non-stop. J-Roc is raising his son M.C. Flurry, and has brought back a new girlfriend from Mexico. Randy’s supervising the park, and Lahey has left. He’s living in a camper in a park next door, and “pacing” his drinking. He’s using a breathalyzer to keep himself at a steady 0.120 blood alcohol level…but does he have the discipline to maintain that?
There’s a new three-headed nemesis in town. Fresh out of jail is former park owner Barb Lahey, and she has backup. Donna/Don (Leigh MacInness) has also been hardened by jail time. And they’ve brought the tough-as-nails Candy (Candy Palmater), with her bright pink baseball bat to make sure they get their way. They are determined to get the park back, and it looks like they have the legal means to do so. So now the boys need lawyer money.
It’s illegal schemes again, one involving ripping off a former caveman, now “Denture King”. This side-splitting sequence will leave you wondering how far they’re willing to go to save the park. They need money bad. Julian’s been letting everyone drink for free at his bar, and nobody’s paying the lot fees. Finally Julian decides to turn Sunnyvale into a “all-inclusive” vacation resort. Bubbles puts together an online ad, which goes viral and catches the attention of Jimmy Kimmel himself.
The first half of Season 10 is actually a little dull. It’s a bit of the same old, same old. Breaking the law, almost getting caught. Bad luck and dumb fuck-ups. Once the special guests arrive, the season takes on a whole new life.
A fleet of gangsta cars pulls into the park. It’s Snoop Dogg, Doug Benson, and Tom fucking Arnold! Snoop and Doug are there for the “all you can smoke” weed, but Tom has come for the superfan experience. Turns out he’s a huge fan of the show (remember, Trailer Park Boys is a “documentary” on Julian!) and has a bucket list of things he wants to do at Sunnyvale: driving the Shitmobile, sleeping in Bubbles’ shed, and banging Lucy! “I can’t believe it! We’re in Sunnyvale fucking Trailer Park! I’ve seen every episode of your show, man! It’s even shittier in real life! I love it!”
As for Ricky, he’s happy just to “get high as fuck with Snoopy Doggy Dogg Dogg”!
As you can imagine, the presence of Snoop and his posse leads to many hilarious scenes and encounters. Will J-Roc lose his shit completely upon meeting his idol? Will Ricky be able to say Snoop’s name right? The one thing fans would have expected out of a Snoop Dogg guest shot is seeing him rap with J-Roc or Bubbles, and you won’t be disappointed. Episode 8 “The Super Bling Cowboy” has the musical scene you’ve been hoping for. In fact it’s safe to say that Season 10 changes completely upon meeting Snoop. The arc of the season takes a back seat to the guest stars, and some of that big star millionaire money might resolve a few plots. However, at the same time, there is some ambitious writing going on. Early on, we learn that Jim Lahey has a secret that he’s been hiding all along, that only Barb knows about. This secret provides Barb some blackmail leverage, but it’s also setting up a storyline that will run for at least three seasons including this one. Jim’s secret was explored in Season 11, but not fully resolved, presumably leaving it to also impact Season 12, coming in 2018. (Post your fan theories in the comments!) This kind of multi-season story arc has never been attempted on Trailer Park Boys before.
Keeping a show like the highly formulaic Trailer Park Boys fresh can’t be easy after 10 years. Snoop, Doug Benson and Tom Arnold helped distinguish Season 10 as one of the most fun. You can always count on Ricky, Julian and Bubbles to put themselves in some pretty ridiculous situations, and usually drag everybody else into their web of shit. The guest stars offer a temporary pause to that, and allow our characters to have a bit more fun than usual. And when they have fun, so does the audience. However the ending has a sad note, accompanied by a familiar melancholy song. It’s a strangely emotional denouement. “There’s a voice, that keeps on calling me. Down the road, where I always seem to be. Every stop I make, I see my old friend…”
Maybe tomorrow, they’ll want to settle down…in the end, it’s about the characters, who are just a big family we’ve now known for 10 seasons. Randy said it best:
“I love you Ricky! I love you like a brother. I don’t like you at all, but I love you!”
Thank you Netflix for saving the Trailer Park Boys. It hasn’t been smooth sailing, but ever since the Boys returned to Sunnyvale with the excellent Season 8 (remember Orangie?), the show has continued unhindered by cast defections. Season 11 is the first without Lucy Decoutere (Lucy) and Jonathan Torrens (J-Roc). After already losing such favourites as Trevor (Mike Jackson) and Ray (Barrie Dunn), I can understand why some fans may have said enough’s enough. Every show has its peak. For some that would be the first three seasons of Trailer Park Boys. For others, we have rolled with the changes. Not all fans were unanimous in the acceptance of newer characters such as Col. Dancer, Don/Donna, and Candy. For this season, those characters have been dropped. The core park residents are now Ricky, Julian and Bubbles accompanied by Randy, Lahey, Sarah, Cory, Jacob and Trinity. Little baby Motel is around, as is Barb Lahey.
Continuing a storyline from Season 10, Julian has vanished. Bubbles is doing well now, having gone legit selling his own brand of organic pizza sauce. It’s a hit, and a restaurant owner is willing to pay wholesale. He has the whole park working together growing vegetables, contributing to the well-being of Sunnyvale and its residents. All is well, but Bubbles does miss Julian. Jim Lahey is sober and supervising, having truly changed this time. He and Randy are planning to get married, while Randy is vying to get on the police force. The absence of Lucy and J-Roc is explained satisfactorily.
When Ricky and Bubbles (now mobile with his own little truck) discover that Julian is now a lobster fisherman (or is he?) living in a shipping container, they go to confront him. Ultimately, Julian’s return brings what it always does: crime back into the park. Snoop Dogg calls and wants weed, and lots of it. Julian decides to hijack Bubbles’ pizza sauce business and convert it to a grow op. As usual, Bubbles is driven near to the breaking point as the stress builds.
In Season 10, there was a revelation that Lahey may in fact be Ricky’s real father. This is fully addressed in Season 11, via a lightsaber dual (hockey sticks and brooms subbing in for laser swords) and dialogue taken directly from The Empire Strikes Back. Director Bobby Farrelly (Bobby fucking Farrelly!) must be given credit for the perfect Star Wars homage in Episode 4, “Darth Lahey”, right down to the action beats. Brilliant stuff — a highpoint episode for this show.
There are cameos by celebrities and past characters. Look for Susan Kent from 22 Minutes, and NHLer Nathan MacKinnon, first overall draft pick and rookie of the year. A few old adversaries have returned as well, to cause problems for our three lovable idiots. Speaking of idiots, Ricky and Julian manage to bring the stupidly to new levels, but simultaneously, Ricky has a Yoda-like ability to trick cops. Meanwhile, they have also managed to keep up with modern technology. Cell phones, cameras and GPS now figure into the plots. There are references to the Walking Dead and changing times. This manages to keep the series feeling fresh.
After 11 seasons, it is understood that a show rarely hits the highs it once did. Season 11 is a worthy effort; not in the Top Five, but certainly good enough at this point.
TRAILER PARK BOYS – Out of the Park: Europe (2016 Netflix)
It’s a whole new series, and it’s not what you expect. When Ricky, Julian and Bubbles head off to Europe for what they think is a paid vacation, they are in for many unpleasant surprises. Randy and Lahey may be far behind them in Canada, but in London England they are met by a different kind of adversary. Mayhue is their guide, a Swearnet representative, and taskmaster (played by Guns N’ Roses stage manager Tom Mayhue). The boys are going to be driving around Europe in a rock-star class tour bus, but given nothing to eat, drink, smoke, or spend. The only way to make money is to complete special tasks or missions assigned by Swearnet. (If you do the math, in real life Swearnet are writer/actors Robb Wells, J.P. Tremblay, and Mike Smith: the guys who play Ricky, Julian and Bubbles. They are essentially being given missions by their real-life alter-egos.)
Previous Trailer Park Boys offerings have come in the form of stand-up comedy shows, and of course the classic TV series that started it all. The original series was designed as a “mockumentary” reality show, as a film crew followed around repeat offender Julian and his gang of criminals. This new spinoff series takes inspiration from another reality TV program, the Amazing Race.
In each city (of which they visit seven), they are given specific tasks to earn specific amounts of money. They soon learn it’s all about the fine print. The devil is in the details in London with these deceptively simple pit stops: Get comedian Noel Fielding’s autograph ($25), drink six complementary draught at the Swan pub and hold your piss for six hours ($25), reshoot the cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road ($25, or $1000 if you can get a living Beatle in the picture), and steal the Queen’s undies from Buckingham Palace ($1000). It quickly becomes apparent that Ricky has never even heard of the Beatles.
Though the show is scripted, setting it on the streets of Europe does give it a “reality TV” feel similar to the Amazing Race. Bystanders stop to take pictures of the three weird looking Canadians, often up to no good. After London, it’s off to Berlin. Communication becomes a problem in Germany. Bubbles orders what he thinks is going to be a hamburger, but turns out to be an octopus burger (still delicious, according to Bubbles). Next stop: Copenhagen, Denmark. Bubbles is horrified to find that one of that day’s tasks ($1000) is to step in the ring as his wresting character Green Bastard, with former heavyweight boxing champion Brian Neilson. Only two ways to win: Give him two shots in the nuts, or last three rounds. Good fuckin’ luck.
The boys get arrested in Oslo, Norway. All they had to do was give a troll a three second atomic hover wedgie ($25), “acquire” a boat and take it around the fjords ($25), and convince actor Fridtjov Såheim (from the Netflix series Lilyhammer in a cross promotion) to join them for drinks ($1000). Stockholm has its own offerings, two of which are food based: Finish the “Belly Buster Meatball Meal” at a local eatery without losing their lunch, and follow it up with a can of surströmming for dessert. According to wikipedia: “When a can of surströmming is opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odour. The dish is ordinarily eaten outdoors. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly fermented fish dishes such as the Korean Hongeohoe or Japanese Kusaya.” I don’t think anything in this scene was staged.
Being in Europe allowed the boys to meet some NHL heroes from the past. Ricky is tasked to stop one shot by Peter Forsberg (two NHL Stanley Cups) in a five shot shootout ($500). In Helsinki Finland, they are given a relatively simple task: Sing in a karaoke cab, and not talk about hockey ($25). It gets complicated when five-time Cup winner Esa Tikkanen steps into their cab.
The Trailer Park Boys had to end their tour in Amsterdam for obvious reasons. It was a lifelong dream of Ricky’s to go there, and that warrants a two-part episode to finish the season. Humiliation after humiliation, it was a long hard road to get to Amsterdam. It is a delight to see Ricky happy as a kid in a candy store when they finally arrive. Everything seems to be going well; they even run into an old friend from Canada. The final challenge enables Bubbles to play one of his own songs with 2/3rds of Crosby Stills & Nash. Steven Stills wins Best Line of the Series with the simple, “They’re Canadians. They don’t know any better.”
A second Trailer Park Boys series could have been a misstep, especially considering the ill-executed Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour. Instead, this year fans received both the quality-driven Season 10 of the original series, and now Out of the Park: Europe. With double the amount of Trailer Park Boys hilarity, Netflix hit an inside-the-park home run in 2016. It is made clear by the end that this is not the last time Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will be Out of the Park. Where they go next, only Swearnet knows.
WTF SEARCH TERMS XXXIII: Trailer Park Life edition
They’re baaaack! Unusual search terms that somebody typed into a search engine only to find themselves here! This time however I can answer some of your questions. There were groupings of numerous Trailer Park Boys search terms this time out. We’re fans here at LeBrain HQ, and we can answer each of them.
1. super double bunk bq episode
Season 3, episode 6: “Where in the Fuck is Randy’s Barbeque?” The Super-Double-Bunk-B-Q is stacked to include two barbeques with two propane tanks, a toaster oven, and an electric stovetop with two burners. There is even a side attachment with a shelf for condiments and a bolt-on television set.
2. what tpb episode did ricky build the hockey rink
Season 8, episode 5: “Whore-A-Geddon”.
3. what episode does ricky have orangie in the bong
Season 8, episode 1: “Money Can Suck My Cock”.
4. what happened to ray in tpb
Ray faked his own death in the movie Don’t Legalize It (2014).
Then, we have a couple musical inquiries here. Yes, Steve Perry once had really pretty long hair.
5. did steve perry have long hair once
6. okay do you can you tell me how much an aerosmith box of fire album is
7. joey tempest obsession
8. why spaghetti incident sucked
And finally, a couple head-scratchers. I have no idea how these led to me:
9. filoplume feathers
BONUS SEARCH TERM:
11. amanda seyfried ted 2 hot
See ya next time for some more search terms!
WTF Search Terms XXVIII: Urinal Trough edition
They’re back!…those whacky search terms that prove without a doubt that the internet is one fucked up place. Here are 10 of the funniest search terms that showed up in my stats over the last three months. Yes, that means someone punched these into a search engine and somehow ended up here!
For more posts of this variety, scoot on over to Zack at The Audible Stew’s “Are You Lost?” series!
1. urinal trough wangs out
Here you go, bud. Not quite what you were searching for, but possibly better.
2. jugs of piss from hot men
I don’t deal in piss containers. For that you need to speak to Uncle Meat.
3. reasons why men like to take a dump in public toilets
We don’t. Where the fuck did you get that idea? This is a myth!
4. silent knight porn
Googling yourself again, are ya?
5. thank santas tits
You said it Ricky!
6. girl gets interestet with wanker on train porno
A true puzzler. Anybody know this film? Sounds like Wes Anderson.
7. huge titedwomen wearing glasses fucking at work.
Please hang up, and try your call again. This is a recording.
8. swedish made penis
9. what is it when someone steals your soul
This, precisely this.
10. okay do you can you tell me how much an aerosmith box of fire album is
Okay sure I can tell you how much an Aerosmith Box of Fire is. (About $65 Canadian, an excellent value at just $5 per disc!)
It is with great sorrow that I have finally come to review Season 9 of the Trailer Park Boys, released earlier in the spring. After the unexpectedly hilarious Season 8, I had only expected more from Season 9. The 8th season left us with so much promise. Not only had the show bounced back with one of its best years yet, but some fresh ideas and characters promised to rejuvenate it going forward. Unfortunately the ball was fumbled.
Even though they had written in a bottomless supply of lookalike “Orangies”, Ricky’s pet goldfish and one of the highlights of the last season, Orangie was essentially dropped in Season 9. On the bright side, Ricky replaced Orangie in his heart with a goat he found in a barn he spends some time living in. He names the goat Willy.
Even though the character of Don/Donna was a major new introduction last year, Don has been dropped (supposedly travelling, according to the online-only Season 8.5). This leaves Donna, unexplained and creepy, working in a rub-and-tizzug based out of Julian’s old trailer! He/she works with T, who doesn’t particularly care for his job. T much prefers driving his Tiz-axi.
Even though Sebastian Bach returned at the end of Season 8 for a rip-rolling close, there are no celebrity cameos in Season 9. (Although with the recent announcement and photos of Snoop Dogg appearing in Season 10, all will be remedied soon!)
The premise of the season goes thusly: Julian and Ricky are out of jail again, to find the park has been turned into a senior’s residence called Sunnyvale Villas! Jim Lahey, sober as a judge, has retired and hired ex-S.A.S. officer Col. Leslie Dancer, a “highly decorated war hero”, to run the park and enforce the rules. Liquor is forbidden. And so is Ricky. And pointedly, only Ricky.
Bubbles runs a local business in the park, a food stand that serves Taco Tuesday pretty much all week, because the seniors don’t know what day it is most of the time. Julian returns very disappointed, that Bubbles could let the park turn to shit so quickly. It’s not really Bubs’ fault though, since Col. Dancer (a former alcoholic himself) runs the place like an army barracks. But there’s something fishy about Col. Leslie Dancer. His war stories don’t add up. Was he really a Colonel?
The season takes a good number of episodes to get going. Even the awaited birth of Trinity’s first child (Ricky’s first grandchild) was underwhelming. While a good number of laughs comes from this situation, such as Ricky having to buy baby supplies, it ultimately just leads to more confrontations between Rick and industrial cock inhaler George Green, who is still banging Lucy. Corey and Jacob remain a funny team, but J-Roc is sidelined by a son he never knew. Unfortunately this too was an unfunny situation that didn’t do anything for the season or characters. Only after the boys went hunting for a Sam-Squanch did I really have some belly-laughs.
Ricky’s best line: “I’m in charge of fuckin’ over the park when it gets appraisaled today. As luck would half it, it’s piss jug season.”
As usual, the ultimate stakes for the residents is control of the park. This means getting Lahey back on the liquor, and subverting Col. Dancer. Does Julian have a plan, and if so can he pull it off? You’ll have to make it to the end of the season in order to find out. Unfortunately this is something that some of my friends have failed to do.
While Season 9 ended better than it started, I was left confounded by the unfunny episodes and storylines. I think Season 9 could actually be the first truly disappointing season. Here’s hoping for better in the 10th.
WTF SEARCH TERMS XXV: Frankie Banali edition
You guys know the drill. Here are 10(+) weird search terms that led people here. Let’s give’r.
1. dio stripper music
In answer to 1, I think Rainbow in the Dark would be a great stripper song. Do you know the answer to #2?
2. what does 333 mean to David lee Roth
I asked Craig Fee for more info on this one. “No clue on 333. Number of people that actually think Sammy is better?”
3. is ace frehley japanesr
4. a) trailer park boys officer high cock b) officer high cock c) chickenjacked d) i’m mowing the air randy episode
So many Trailer Park Boys search terms this month, and new ones too, such as “officier high cock” from the new season. What people expected to find when they google “officer high cock” is another question altogether.
5. why is skid row subhuman race so expensive
Perhaps you are looking at a Japanese import. They are very expensive. :)
No idea how this led somebody to me.
On the other hand, I do know how this one led to me.
This one too.
9. what time is i-287 going to close
Man, you definitely came to the wrong site.
10. frankie banali is a cocky asshole for firing mark huff
You said it, not me! ;)
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