babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » ALL HAIL the return of "Trailer Park Boys"

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: ALL HAIL the return of "Trailer Park Boys"
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 10 April 2004 04:26 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ALL HAIL the return of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles!

quote:
April may prove to be a decisive month in the life of Trailer Park Boys.

On April 11, the series about three Nova Scotia petty criminals shot in the style of a faux documentary returns for a fourth season on Showcase, the Canadian specialty channel on which it originated and developed a loyal audience.

A few days later, on April 15, the show will have the first cross-border test of its appeal. That's when it will debut on BBC America, a digital network available to viewers in the United States.

Will the hard-living characters - who have become Canadian icons in only a few short years on cable - strike a chord with people outside this country? "We're going to find out soon enough," says Mike Volpe, the show's executive producer


Trailer Park Boys - CBC story

Nova Scotia Film Development Corp.

TPB Homepage

Showcase link

[ 10 April 2004: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]


From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 10 April 2004 04:34 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm dying to see this show! I've been told it's pretty funny. And I'm seeing subway ads all over the place for it. But I don't want to see it badly enough to get cable.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Hinterland
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4014

posted 10 April 2004 04:39 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was this article today in the Globe and Mail:

quote:
Special guest, Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil, has a run-in with the Boys after Ricky hijacks her tour bus.

"There's definitely going to be more dope than anyone has ever seen on television," Wells said. "And Rita MacNeil is forced at gunpoint to do things she wouldn't normally do. It's a pretty crazy season."


That should be hilarious.


From: Québec/Ontario | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 10 April 2004 04:45 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle: Video stores will probably rent some of the episodes. So if you've got a VCR or the (now) ubiquitous DVD you can probably rent an episode or two from the first 3 seasons. I just hope that the show doesn't fall into the trap of admiring itself to death.

Some of the episodes are quite touching...the way Ricky and Julian try to help out Bubbles, for example. Julian's toughness in facing the armed drug-dealer was very blue collar and satisfying. There was something heroic and ordinary at the same time about that scene. And Bubbles' interaction with Rush guitarist Alex Liveson brought a tear to my eye and still does. There are little nods, here and there, to great shows and films that indicate to me that Clattenburg is aiming high. I hope he continues to do so.

I wonder if the U.S. audience will have a harder time with the foul language...or the class politics?

[ 10 April 2004: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]


From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 13 April 2004 02:29 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The first episode featured "Hash hockey" and some reference to "hot knives"...Boy, those Americans are going to be f^&%ed up. They won't know what hit them. I predict U.S. immigration will increase with the current season of the boys.

All hail the Trailer Park Boys!
Some pepperoni and chicken fingers ...in every pot! I mean pepperoni and chicken fingers with some pot. I mean...


From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
kingblake
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3453

posted 13 April 2004 03:08 AM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just saw the show for the first time on Sunday -- BRILLIANT!!

God its a great show. Bubbles is fantastic, and Jono's caracter reminds me of about ten people i know!


From: In Regina, the land of Exotica | Registered: Dec 2002  |  IP: Logged
flotsom
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2832

posted 13 April 2004 03:20 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was a goofy clutch of drunken twenty-somethings from rural Warshington one night last summer, on Victoria's causeway, who were loudly declaring their love for all things Trailer Park Boys, between giant glurps of that "strong Canadian beer" of course. I think it went something like The Trailer Park Boys f'n ruuuuulez!!! So I gather the show's already made it across the border with some effect.

The boring west-coast version of TPBs would have "Julian" as an anti-social problem drinker talking to himself while burning into Calgary at 3:00 a.m., with ten kilos of grass in the trunk, while The Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper comes onto CJAY92.


From: the flop | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
flotsom
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2832

posted 13 April 2004 03:29 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yeah. Great show!
From: the flop | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
'topherscompy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2248

posted 13 April 2004 03:59 AM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
...best show evar!

"you really should start thinking before you talk ricky. one of those words isn't real."


From: gone | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged
Agent 204
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4668

posted 13 April 2004 04:23 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't have cable, or even a TV, but I do have a DVD drive for my computer, and one of the first DVDs I bought was the first two seasons of Trailer Park Boys (I was lucky enough to find the set in a second-hand book store), and I bought the third as soon as it came out. I'm a sucker I guess.

People seem to either love or hate this show. I love the fact that someone finally made a show devoted to a bunch of complete losers rather than some beautiful people in New York or Beverly Hills. Good for the self-esteem to watch things like this.

I wonder how its new run on BBC America will succeed?

quote:

Jono's caracter reminds me of about ten people i know!

Do you mean Jonothan Torrens, i.e. J-ROC? I heard that he used to host a life skills program for teens on CBC a few years back.

[ 13 April 2004: Message edited by: Mike Keenan ]


From: home of the Guess Who | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
Anchoress
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4650

posted 13 April 2004 04:29 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is he related to Jackie Torrens, aka Wanda on Made in Canada?
From: Vancouver babblers' meetup July 9 @ Cafe Deux Soleil! | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
globetrotter
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 5406

posted 13 April 2004 07:56 AM      Profile for globetrotter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yup, I think so. He hosted Street Cents and his own show Jonovision.. or something.

Yes to Anchoress as well. I think they're half-siblings. (Is that even a word?)


From: canada | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 13 April 2004 08:04 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oooh, it's on video? I think I'll rent the first season then one of these days. I've never seen even one episode, and from what I'm hearing here, I'm missing a lot!
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Agent 204
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4668

posted 13 April 2004 08:51 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think the first two seasons, at least, are available on VHS.
From: home of the Guess Who | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
Jesse Hoffman
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4903

posted 13 April 2004 08:55 AM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yep I have the first 2 seasons on DVD.

Yeah the episode on sunday was very good, Bubbles was hilarious!


From: Peterborough, Ontario | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged
jeff house
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 518

posted 13 April 2004 10:34 AM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The show is great. My kids walk around quoting the dialogue between a pretentious Minister, visiting the Trailer Park, and Bubbles:

Minister: "And tell me, my son, are you able to read?"

Bubbles: "That depends. Are you able to FUCK YOURSELF?"


From: toronto | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 13 April 2004 10:39 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ha! If I'd said that in my father's hearing when I was a teenager, he'd have had a bird. Several, in fact.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Briguy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1885

posted 13 April 2004 10:41 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I really hope that hash hockey catches on. Does anyone want to start a hash hockey league?
From: No one is arguing that we should run the space program based on Physics 101. | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 13 April 2004 10:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can someone explain how hash hockey works?
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 13 April 2004 11:27 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:

Can someone explain how hash hockey works?


OK..it's like regular table hockey except you have to use a good chunk of hash (blonde Lebanese, whatever) for the puck. Play a few games and the winner gets the first hot knife. Play some more with the smaller...er, puck. Repeat several times. You are now an honourary Trailer Park Boy. Got the munchies? Go buy some pepperoni and chicken fingers. You are now a
distinguished visiting honourary Trailer Park Boy.

P.S. If you don't know what a "hot knife" is, then check this out:

The Hemp Files...Hot Knifing

[ 13 April 2004: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]


From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Briguy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1885

posted 13 April 2004 11:37 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A small history of hash hockey. Imagine that you own one of those old-fashioned tabletop hockey games. Over the years, you lose all of the pucks that came with the game. While searching for an adequate replacement, you use bottle caps (too big), peas (too round), and pocket lint (too light) as pucks. One day, you discover that a small chunk of hash makes the perfect replacement puck (if a little soft), and proceed to play the game.

(The preceeding history is entirely fictional. The author in no way condones the use of illicit substances as replacement plastic hockey pucks.)

In case you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about...the season premiere of TPB had Ricky and Bubbles playing hash hockey (before consuming the puck). The board they were playing on also featured those classic swivel-armed corkscrews as goalies! Brilliant stuff.


From: No one is arguing that we should run the space program based on Physics 101. | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 13 April 2004 11:40 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read the hot-knifing thing.

Wouldn't it be much more pleasant to consume it in baked goods like brownies?

Yeah, I'm a wimp. I drink girly-drinks too.


From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 13 April 2004 12:05 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:

Wouldn't it be much more pleasant to consume it in baked goods like brownies?


Gentler, yes. But from what I've..*ahem*...read on the internet the effect is delayed (and prolonged) by eating brownies. Inhaling is second only to an IV for ..um...quick effects. Table hockey, after all, has very short intermissions.


From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
bittersweet
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2474

posted 13 April 2004 03:00 PM      Profile for bittersweet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm looking forward to the coming episode when Ricky hijacks Rita McNeil's tour bus.

The West Coast does desperately need its own show. An urban setting. "The Beachcombers" cannot be our lasting, uh, legacy.

"Corner Gas" is doing extraordinarily well, according to the trades. Personally, I think that show sucks, but at least we're getting a kick out of our own programs. There's no reason why Canadian comedy can't compete with the US. This is a funny country. I'd like to see Guy Maddin do a TV show.

Anyone seen the British series "The Office?" I think it's hysterical, though it will make you cringe at the same time.


From: land of the midnight lotus | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged
Mandos
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 888

posted 13 April 2004 03:06 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I find Corner Gas highly amusing. I think it needs some references to Gefilte fish embryos, but beyond that, funny show.
From: There, there. | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
flotsom
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2832

posted 13 April 2004 03:26 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The West Coast does desperately need its own show. An urban setting. "The Beachcombers" cannot be our lasting, uh, legacy.

Agreed. But an urban setting? We've already got the very excellent Da Vinci's Inquest. Of course we need something that is much less.


From: the flop | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Alix
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2279

posted 13 April 2004 03:32 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm enjoying Corner Gas a lot more than I thought I would. Sharper writing than I expected.

There was a sight gag in the last episode I saw that just killed me.

Trailer Park Boys is great too.


From: Kingston | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged
Briguy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1885

posted 13 April 2004 04:59 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Knock knock!
From: No one is arguing that we should run the space program based on Physics 101. | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 13 April 2004 05:01 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who's there??
From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Briguy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1885

posted 13 April 2004 05:04 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A bunch of formula-sitcom lovin' plaid-wearing, town-meeting watching wannabees who enjoy another show far too much, and should really start their own thread, that's who.

(Relax, people. I'm just trying to put myself in Ricky's head here. A scary place. )

[ 13 April 2004: Message edited by: Sarcasmobri ]


From: No one is arguing that we should run the space program based on Physics 101. | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 25 May 2006 06:33 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So, I'm watching an episode of the Trailer Park Boys for the first time. I think I don't get it. This is funny? Actually, there was one part that was mildly amusing and that was when one of the boys was at a child protection hearing and asking for his daughter back, saying that he and the mother would be very responsible and trade drinking times off with each other, but that tonight was his night to get drunk. But, it was only mildly funny. The rest? I think I just don't get it. Maybe I just need to get used to it? It's not out of political correctness that I think it's not funny - I am constantly laughing guiltily at stuff I probably shouldn't.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Boom Boom
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7791

posted 25 May 2006 07:17 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I watched it once, thought it was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
From: Make the rich pay! | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Américain Égalitaire
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7911

posted 25 May 2006 07:29 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle you need to give it more time and it does help to have started at or near the beginning.

Of course, I'm biased as I am a big fan of the show.

The thing is, I honestly can't explain why I like it so much and think its funny. It just is. For me.

And if you don't like it, frig off.


From: Chardon, Ohio USA | Registered: Jan 2005  |  IP: Logged
Sharon
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4090

posted 25 May 2006 07:36 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I took a look back on this thread because I remember writing something about the program, at some point. Didn't find anything.

I can actually see what's funny about it -- although I personally don't find it that funny. Does that make sense? I think it's because I'm in/from the Maritimes -- and I know those guys! It's too close for comfort.

(I do know John Dunsworth who plays Mr. Lahey. He's a lovely and talented actor -- and he's no Mr. Lahey!)

Meanwhile, down the board, I'm at a party thread all by myself. Where is everyone?


From: Halifax, Nova Scotia | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
Disgusted
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 12280

posted 26 May 2006 09:57 AM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, and others who don't "get" TPB: Same thing happened to me at first. I was flipping through channels a couple years ago trying to find something worth watching, checked out TPB, but after a couple minutes thought "Aw, just another one of those stupid idiot pseudo-reality crap shows", and went to some other channel. But a few weeks later my husband was watching it downstairs and I was overhearing the dialogue, and suddenly I "got" what they were doing. Since that epiphany I have been a dedicated fan, and we have taped all their shows and converted a few friends to it. True, it ain't for everybody, but to us it is one of the finest comedy shows we've ever seen, right up there with The Honeymooners.

The characters are wonderful, the dialogue and acting brilliant.

I've always considered Canadian comedy to be far superior to American comedy (with exceptions, of course). Shows like Saturday Night Live could learn a lot from 22 Minutes and the Air Farce.

Makes me proud to be a Canuck.


From: Yukon | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged
jeff house
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 518

posted 26 May 2006 10:09 AM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I just don't get it.

Ricky's Dad is a classic.

So too was the time when Ricky, in court on some charge or other, kept referring to the judge as "Your Majesty".


From: toronto | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
arborman
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4372

posted 26 May 2006 10:10 AM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
I watched it once, thought it was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.

It's definitely an acquired taste. I was amazed to find my parents watching the show.

At times it borders on sharp cultural satire. The boys Freedom 35 plan was a great jab at the 'work then die' logic the rest of us seem bound to. Other times it's just stupid, but in a sweet way. Without Bubbles it would be terrible, but he balances the other two off really well.

The very memorable first line of TPB that I ever saw: Ricky "Daddy's just a little stressed out right now honey, he didn't get drunk last night." At that point I knew I wasn't watching Family Ties, and that Alan Thicke was (thankfully) not likely to appear.


From: I'm a solipsist - isn't everyone? | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Disgusted
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 12280

posted 26 May 2006 11:26 AM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The filming of TPB is also hilarious. Note the way Randy's bare belly is often featured in the foreground. Same with Julian's glass of rum. Also the way a cat's face or some object will be blurred out like on news shows so as not to show a person's face. Lots of little sight gags throughout to add to the fun.
From: Yukon | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged
Michelle
Moderator
Babbler # 560

posted 26 May 2006 12:03 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay, well, you've convinced me to give it another shot if I see it on again. I was also a bit distracted while watching it, so I might not have seen all the sight gags and stuff. The court scene WAS kind of funny, especially since it was so earnestly deadpan.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
BleedingHeart
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3292

posted 26 May 2006 12:11 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The best non-cartoon sitcom since Seinfeld went off the air.
From: Kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Stargazer
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 6061

posted 26 May 2006 12:12 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Your honour I can't represent myself if I can't fucking drink and smoke and if I can't fucking drink smoke and swear then this isn't a fair trial.
From: Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged
N.Beltov
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4140

posted 26 May 2006 12:22 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, have a look at some of the early episodes. They should be available on DVD for rental or may be played in between other, newer episodes. The early episodes retain the "mockumentary" quality to them.
From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
EmmaG
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 12605

posted 26 May 2006 12:57 PM      Profile for EmmaG        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, didn't you see the Trailor Park boys hosting the ECMAs this year? The boys started singing to Harper (in the 2nd row) not to let the country down. It was hilarious.

Althought their rendition of "liquor and whores" was a little over the line for me during a supposedly family-friendly show.


From: nova scotia | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged
ceti
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7851

posted 26 May 2006 03:09 PM      Profile for ceti     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
TPB -- awesome. At first, I thought it'd be stupid, but you have to be in a stupid mood to enjoy it fully (meaning doing the things the characters do...)

And the fact that no one is truly bad and that you sympathize with every character (even Sam "the caveman" Losco), is a refreshing change.

** SPOILERS BELOW **

Hey did anyone see the last episode (season 6, episode 6)?? Is the series over? They seemed to have tied up everything!


From: various musings before the revolution | Registered: Jan 2005  |  IP: Logged
wage zombie
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7673

posted 26 May 2006 05:07 PM      Profile for wage zombie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, they're starting production for season 7 in July.

I think it's hilarious, full of all kinds of scheming and stupid shit. But it's not for every one, and Michelle, i have a feeling that it's probably not for you.


From: sunshine coast BC | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Disgusted
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 12280

posted 27 May 2006 01:39 AM      Profile for Disgusted        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They're Canada's lovable losers.
From: Yukon | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged
mayakovsky
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 5171

posted 27 May 2006 02:24 AM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Very highly overrated like 'The Family Guy'. Enjoyed by people who think they are cutting edge by hearing frat boy humour in a new context. Probably wearing trucker caps and getting scruffy and be'in all ironic.
From: New Bedford | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged
ceti
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7851

posted 27 May 2006 04:04 AM      Profile for ceti     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not really -- you'll find that the demographic is quite different from that.

TPB is great because there is nothing like it on TV. It is sweet and simple comedy. Plus it has Lahey and Randy Bobandi, a very classic pair of bumbling foils for the boys.

And the show is very Canadian. No good or bad, but all shades of shwishy grey with well developed if hapless characters.

Who can resist the Kittyland Love Centre?


From: various musings before the revolution | Registered: Jan 2005  |  IP: Logged
Stargazer
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 6061

posted 27 May 2006 05:56 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll have you know I despise frat boy humour and my trucker cap is long gone.

The season is already over? I missed the last two shows.


From: Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca