Friday, July 22, 2011
The Trailer Park Boys are back in town
Attention, Canada: time to get Drunk and on Drugs.
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour finally arrives tonight at 9 p.m. on Showcase Action. This is the mad series created by those three Trailer Park Boys, Mike Smith, J.P. Tremblay and Rob Wells. I visited the set over a year ago as they were wrecking a motel.
The boys wrote a premise whereby distinguished Canadian actor Maury Chaykin causes a lot of trouble by spiking the craft services table with hallucinogens. On the day I was on set, another actor playing Mr. Chaykin was down on the ground and two dudes dressed as Nazi's were kicking the crap out of him.
This probably seemed funnier back before Mr. Chaykin actually died. Incredibly, THAT WHOLE PLOT LINE REMAINS IN THE SHOW!
Then again, the whole thing takes place in Cockertown!
The series is impossible to describe as you can tell from this story I filed yesterday in The Toronto Star. There are six episodes in all and Action is airing the first two half hours tonight back-to-back. I finally got a screener but I'm ascared to watch it, it sounds too insane. Watch it if you dare! Don't say you weren't warned!!