When we’re watching an episode of Trailer Park Boys, sometimes we catch a glimpse of a camera dick or one of those sound arseholes that carry a long cock of a microphone with them. But they represent just a small fraction of the shit show that makes up the crew that descends upon Sunnyvale Trailer Park every summer.
Here’s a look at a few of the hard-working rocket appliantists that make up the TPB Season 11 crew!
Dolce Hussey – Prop Master
If you’ve seen Ricky hauling on a joint, Julian waving a gun, or Bubbles talking to a shattered Conky, chances are, Dolce Hussey had something to do with it. The prop master has been with Trailer Park Boys since Season 5, and he was initiated into Sunnyvale in the most fucked up way.
“The first thing we were handed was a hash driveway, it was the very first thing we had to create,” says Hussey. “We didn’t really know how to do it at the time — we made it up. A lot of cooking skills came into play, because it had to be touchable, cutable, almost even edible because Ricky was smoking it, et cetera, so we wanted him to be able to pull it off the driveway, roll it into a cigarette, and be able to smoke it instantly. It was a challenge.”
Hussey walks around wearing something that looks like a bullet-proof vest for a pothead circus clown. It’s his prop kit, and he’s always ready to pull things out of his shit holster.
“My kit’s pretty basic these days, just a lot of knives, lighters, CO2, guns — that’s the kit,” says Hussey. “And a lot of joints.”
What are the Boys puffing on when they spark up on TV — is it bullshit Hollywood weed or some decent dope? Hussey won’t say.
“That’s a trade secret,” he says with a greasy smile. “It’s a Nova Scotia trade secret.”
Charlotte Gavaris – Make-Up Artist
Charlotte Gavaris is brand-new in Sunnyvale and it has been quite a leap from her prior work on news-satire show This Hour Has 22 Minutes and sci-fi drama Haven. The make-up artist doesn’t just powder fucking foreheads – she uses make-up colours from all over the shit spectrum, especially when it comes to the ladies of Sunnyvale.
“It’s really a lot of fun make up for the girls,” says Gavaris. “It’s a lot more vibrant with the girls in the trailer park, a lot of matching your nails to your tops to your eyeliner — not your every-day kind of make up. They have fun with their looks, and so do I.”
She carries around a make-up kit that is uniquely fucked.
“I have a lot of sunscreen, since we’re outside all the time, and blood in case people get shot,” says Gavaris. “The blood is new to me… there’s not a lot of gore on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.”
She can’t discuss some of the bizarre shit she has had to do for the upcoming season because it would give away too much information, but she says it was “very unexpected” and forced her come up with some totally fucked make-up.
Josh Kirk – Set Liaison and Night Security
Josh Kirk was made for the job of set liaison and night security — he was born in the fucking park where Trailer Park Boys is filmed! The show is shot in a real, functioning Nova Scotian trailer park, so Kirk is kept pretty goddamn busy. He is tasked with making sure bystanders don’t cock up the production by snapping pictures of spoiler material, or bothering the cast and crew. And it’s damn near a 24/7 job — Kirk parks his VW sleeper van in Sunnyvale and hunkers down.
While some people can be dicks, Kirk says the true fans are fucking awesome.
“The fans of this show would never hurt the show and that’s the absolute truth,” says Kirk. “If you ask them to pick cigarette butts off the ground, they’d do it for free, without a second thought. It’s amazing because a lot of people are so selfish and all they want is the picture and then to be gone. But the Trailer Park Boys fans are FANS, through and through, and I can spot them a mile away.”
But he is definitely kept busy — this is a real park and sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction. Sometimes he sees things that he wishes the camera dicks could’ve captured:
“The most fucked up thing I saw was probably the sissy knife fight and vehicular manslaughter that was attempted a couple of weeks ago,” says Kirk. “We had probably six different early-20’s people that were all going to kill each other, but none of them actually wanted to hurt anyone else. They pulled out their knives and didn’t really threaten anyone with them, and another guy was driving his car towards a crowd of people and spinning his tires, and was stopping a hundred feet short of them. It was pretty hysterical.”