I watch two television shows: Battlestar Galactica (the 3rd seaon premiere is this Saturday) and Trailer Park Boys.
The CBC has an amusing interview with the trio from The Trailer Park Boys:
CBC: Now that you’re movie stars, have you noticed any perks?
Bubbles: We haven’t seen any yet. You’re looking at it. Old tray of dirty f—–g croissants.
Bubbles: Some free pop.
Julian: No liquor here.
Ricky: We’re in these small hotel rooms and we get these little gift baskets but they just have wafers and crackers …
Julian: Fancy chocolates. No liquor.
The Trailer Park Boys movie debuts tomorrow. I think I may go see it.
I like the Trailer Park Boys because it’s filmed where I grew up, I know (of) the guys who created it and star in it (we went to the same high school), and it’s funny.
Last night on Showcase a documentary about the show’s history was on, showing how the producers have to negotiate with the network about how many fucks-per-minute they can get in an episode, trading the use of 3 “cocksuckers” for 1 “fuck”, etc. There are SERIOUS negotiations over that type of thing.
For the movie they have a video for I Fought The Law, featuring Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush.
While returning some movies to the video store today, Jenny and I saw the guy who plays Julian on The Trailer Park Boys (you know, the guy who always has a drink in his hand). The second I saw him, I started to laugh because he looked exactly like he does on the show: the same facial expression, the same black t-shirt and puffed up chest, everything. Jenny was star-struck, which made it even funnier.
Jenny said: “At first I couldn’t figure out who it was, and I was trying to remember his name to avoid one of those awkward moments when you’re talking to someone but have no idea who they are. Then he noticed me staring at him, and I suddenly realized it was Julian from The Trailer Park Boys. And I kept staring because it seemed so bizarre to see him walking out of our video store. Phillip couldn’t stop laughing… Next I want to meet William Shatner.”