Trailer Park Boys: Pothead Canadians Rake In The Cash


Photo: Trailer Park Boys
The Trailer Park Boys, from left, Ricky, Bubbles and Julian, have big plans, but little brains. Oh, and now they have big bank accounts.

​They’re unlikely heroes, perhaps, but the foul-mouthed, pot-smoking Trailer Park Boys raked in the most money of any English-Canadian film last year with their second full-length feature film, The Trailer Park Boys: Countdown To Liquor Day.

The comedy grossed $2.9 million in 2009, according to Telefilm, and also earned the film’s director and writers Telefilm’s first Golden Box Office Award, reports The Globe and Mail.
A $40,000 cash prize will be split between director and co-writer Mike Clattenburg and co-writers Timm Hannebohm, John Paul Tremblay (who plays Julian), Robb Wells (Ricky), and Mike Smith (Bubbles).

Photo: Showcase

​Clattenburg and Hannebohm are among those expected to accept the prize at a Friday ceremony to be held at a Halifax auto body shop. That may seem an odd setting for a film award, but much of the film was set in an auto body shop Julian opens after he gets out of jail (for the umpteenth time).
If you’ve never checked out the Trailer Boy Boys’ body of work (including their great, no-budget first movie, simply titled Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, a Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special, and of course their series, which has seven seasons’ worth of episodes, every single one of them a side-splitter), you really owe it to yourself if you enjoy stoner comedy.
After seven hilarious seasons of the Showcase television series, the Trailer Boy Boys packed it in. One of the most popular homegrown Canadian TV shows, the comedy enjoyed great ratings and a devoted cult following for its entire run.
What makes it all even sweeter is that the pothead-friendly TV series was made with a Canadian government grant!
Three Sample Q&As From The Trailer Park Boys FAQ

Q: What’s the best way to courier someone weed?
A: Hey! That’s highly illegal! We would NEVER recommend that you pack it in ground coffee, seal it in a couple layers of plastic wrap, label it an unsolicited gift, and put a fake return address on it.
We would also never condone packing hash (or pre-rolled joints) into the spine of a CD jewel case, behind the label.
Q: How can I roll a 6 paper joint like the ones Ricky makes?
A: When you get to the point where you NEED to roll a 6 paper joint, you will probably have a pretty good idea of how to go about doing it. Basically, you’ll need a lot of practice, both rolling AND smoking, before it’s a good idea to start experimenting with 6 paper joints, period.
Q: What about the marijuana plants that Ricky grows, are they real?
A: All of the plants are props as well, they are all actually legal, industrial hemp plants which do not contain any psychoactive or illegal compounds.