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“Trailer Park Boys” Netflix’s hilarious mockumentary

3 felons try, and fail, to get out of the trailer park over 12 seasons
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The Trailer Park Boys from the Canadian mockumentary television series, Mike Smith (Bubbles, L) Robb Wells (Ricky, C) and John Paul Tremblay (Julian, R).

“Trailer Park Boys” on Netflix is a Canadian sitcom spanning 12 seasons taking place in the fictional “Sunnyvale Trailer Park” in Nova Scotia, Canada. The show is a mockumentary of three felons that try to make it out of a trailer park through illegal schemes.

The show starring Mike Smith (Ricky), John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Robb Wells (Bubbles) has received a 94 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an impressive 8.5 rating on IMDB due to its dry humor and outlandish plot lines, from weaning a mountain lion off of weed to delivering bootlegged cigarettes across the U.S. border through a toy train.

The show also hilariously features cameos from stars such as Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Kimmel and “Roseanne” star Tom Arnold.

“(I loved) the family vibe,” Snoop said to MetroNews when talking about his time on the show. “The way the fellas are all a big family and they love to have fun and are not afraid to be themselves … I love being myself and I love being around people that don’t mind expressing that.”

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Along with the family-like bond that Snoop talks about, the show contains humor that some may deem inappropriate, but it is thoroughly enjoyed by others.

In season 10 episode 6, titled “All the F***** Dope You Can Smoke,” Julian runs an all-inclusive illegal Casino that gets them on late night with Jimmy Kimmel and attracts the likes of Snoop Dogg.
Another instance is when the camera crew that follows the trio gets shot in a gunfight in the episode “Mrs. Peterson’s Dog Gets F***** Up.”

The recipe for a great show requires good characters and two highlights are J-Roc: A white boy who acts like a rapper, repetitively using his catchphrase “know what I’m saying,” and Mr. Lahey: An ex-cop that is constantly intoxicated and always uses phrases such as “the sh*t apple doesn’t fall far from the sh*t tree” which are colloquially known as ”sh*tisms.”

If you want to watch a show that incorporates a funny, outlandish yet wholesome plot during a short run-time, this show is for you.

Rating: 4.5/5

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