The camera dicks have packed up their equipment and have bid farewell to the residents of Sunnyvale for another year!
Before they left, SwearNet’s social media pricks snuck onto the set of Trailer Park Boys Season 12 to snap some pictures and steal snacks from the catering table. They put the photos together for a live Instagram and Twitter day straight from Sunnyvale.
We realize some of our fans have the technological skills of Sam the Caveman, and some of you simply don’t give a fuck about Instagram, so here’s a round-up of the photos that we shared on our #TPB12 Live Instagram Day!
She’s answering almost fucking anything, all except for a fucked up fuck/marry/kill scenario that she didn’t want to touch… which in fairness was a FUCKED question. She talks about how she spends her spare time, whether or not she wants to run the park, and answers a number of romantic questions about Jacob, Cory, Trevor, and… Ricky.
She also reveals how she has somehow stayed so young, after so many taxing fucking years in the park (but adds that she doesn’t really give a fuck about looking young).
Straight from the set of Trailer Park Boys Season 12, he offers his opinion on the best animals to guard his dope plants, shares some advice on marriage, and talks about the craziest mushroom trip that he has ever been on with Julian and Bubbles. He even answers a question from the King of Donair himself!
PLUS: Would he ever chop up bits of pepperoni and add them to his joint? What in the fuck?!
With Trailer Park Boys Season 12 filming wrapping up, the camera dicks are getting ready to leave Sunnyvale. We can confirm that Ricky is thrilled that they are leaving because he is fucking fed up with them, but we can bet that he will miss the help of Transportation Coordinator Shawn Murphy. Without constant work on the Shitmobile, it’s FUCKED.
Transportation Co-ordinator Shawn Murphy tests out a Sunnyvale Police Cruiser.
Murphy is the vehicle wrangler on the set of Trailer Park Boys, and while he and the rest of the crew dicks have a love-hate relationship with Ricky’s 1975 New Yorker, there’s no question as to its value.
“Generally the Shitmobile is what it is, it’s a piece of shit which requires a lot of bubble gum to keep it running each season,” says Murphy. “But it’s definitely our prize possession.”
It wasn’t always a big piece of shit, but Ricky doesn’t exactly baby the fucking thing.
“Back in the day, it was a great-running vehicle,” recalls Murphy. “But as you’ve seen through the seasons, we’ve definitely put her through her paces. She’s incurred some damage, and it basically is now what it’s called, it’s a Shitmobile.”
Murphy says there are a ton of fucking issues with it – gaskets, oil, all kinds of fuckarounds – but the main thing that keeps him busy is the Shitmobile’s extreme lack of fuel efficiency.
“The biggest problem with the Shitmobile has always been the fact that it runs off a marine gas tank in the back,” says Murphy. “That big motor, it takes about 11 minutes at idle before you gotta dump a jerry can in it. That’s basically the biggest headache with the Shitmobile.”
But lucky for Ricky, when the crew dicks are around, they make sure the Shitmobile at least meets the safety standards of a film set… even a totally fucked one like Trailer Park Boys.
“It starts every time. It does run, the brakes are good, we gotta have it safe for cast and crew, bystanders and whatnot,” explains Murphy. “It definitely doesn’t have an actual safety sticker on it. Even it was in good condition, you couldn’t get that, seeing as how it’s missing a door. ”
The Shitmobile’s actual bullshit inspection sticker
From Japan by way of a greasy Nova Scotian junk yard
When it was time for Bubbles to upgrade from his go-kart, they checked in with Murphy to see if he knew of anything that was low-cost, but could still haul around some barrels of Nuclear Bloom (or bull semen). Enter Bubbles’ fucked little white truck.
“It came from Chester, Nova Scotia,” recalls Murphy. “A guy down there, an eccentric fellow that owns a scrap yard is sitting on 50 of them, in the woods there, with trees and grass all growing up through them. I met him on a different production. When the Boys said they wanted a mini truck, I knew where to get one for cheap.”
The Mitsubishi turned out to be perfect for Bubbles. Well, almost perfect.
“It’s made for Asian men, there’s no seat adjustment,” explains Murphy. “When us Canadian folk go in, we get pretty jammed up in there. And it’s a right-side drive, it’s a little interesting getting used to that at first.”
While the size of the thing might’ve been a bastard to deal with, it did leave Bubbles and the transportation dicks some room for error while they were getting used to steering on the other side of the vehicle.
“The thing is only about three feet wide, so you have a lot of lane left.”
A favourite from his fan days
Before he was fucking around with vehicles on the set of Sunnyvale, Murphy was a fan of the show and loved the many vehicles that Julian would cruise around in. When asked for a favourite, it was an easy answer.
Even though he wasn’t a part of the Trailer Park Boys crew at the time, he still got his greasy fingers on the Mustang. In a bit of foreshadowing for his future role, the car was brought into Murphy’s former place of business.
“I was working at a Ford dealership at the time, when he was getting the motor rebuilt on it, and I actually got to take it on its first test drive with the new motor myself.”
“It was a pretty wild car.”
Don’t let Randy’s gut ruin the picture of this DECENT car!
He tackles a wide range of topics, including a bunch of questions surrounding the events of Season 10 — does he keep in touch with Snoop Dogg? Could he beat him in another smoke-off? Does he want to fight Tom Arnold for stealing away Lucy? Speaking of Lucy, is he now on the dating scene?
He also discusses his childhood dreams. What did he want to be when he grew up? Ricky doesn’t just discuss his own aspirations — he also shares Bubbles and Julian’s career goals.
PLUS: Ricky reveals the most amount of pepperoni he’s ever eaten in a single sitting!
The camera dicks are back in Sunnyvale for the filming of Trailer Park Boys Season 12. While their cameras are mainly focused on the drunk-n-stoned antics of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, there are other parts of Sunnyvale that are just as key to the success of Trailer Park Boys (no, we’re not talking about Cory and Jacob, nobody gives a flying fuck about Cory and Jacob).
The homes and art direction of Sunnyvale are jam-fucking-packed with character, and are often huge pillars of the schemes and stories of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles.
James Kennedy has played a part in the look and feel of the park since Season 6 of Trailer Park Boys.
James Kennedy has been making Sunnyvale look like shit since Season 6.
It doesn’t take rocket appliances to know this, but working for the Trailer Park Boys is completely fucking different from a lot of other productions. Kennedy has to contend with all kinds of unique issues — take the fury of Ricky’s clearing stick, for example.
“When a toaster oven hits the ground, it’s good for a couple takes,” explains Kennedy. “After that, you’re basically picking it up in both arms and then setting the pieces back on the hood and making it resemble what used to look like a toaster oven for the forth or fifth take. It just goes downhill from there. But that’s a lot of fun.”
The residences of Sunnyvale are not your average dwellings, either. Bubbles lives in a shed, for fuck sakes. Julian has lived in a shipping container, and Ricky spent most of his life living in his car. But since Season 8, the Boys have found themselves in a cozy little compound with Ricky’s trailer sitting across from Julian’s trailer, and Bubbles’ shed is tucked nicely between the two.
Julian’s Trailer – Sunnyvale’s Business Park
Julian’s priority is money, and he is constantly chasing the Freedom-35-oh-fuck-Freedom-45 dream. This is reflected in the layout of his trailer, which usually resembles a business and not a home.
“Julian’s place keeps evolving,” says Kennedy. “It was a country saloon one year, a beauty salon another year. It was all painted pink that year.”
While Julian was spending time by the ocean in Season 11, Bubbles transformed the trailer into a pizza sauce factory.
“Bubbles had a conveyor line for the pizza sauce, a bottling station, turntables, beautiful labels. He goes all out, Bubbles, when he has a business proposition,” says Kennedy.
The SwearNet art department dicks are always happy to help the Boys when it comes to boosting the look and feel of Sunnyvale.
“The art department started putting it together a few weeks before we commenced filming,” says Kennedy. “The process involves acquiring things, brainstorming stuff, defining the basic look, and then it’s a question of collecting things.”
Collecting “things” for the Sunnyvale set can happen out of the blue. Kennedy remembers a bit of seren-fuckin-dipity from Season 6 when the camera dicks were setting the stage for the search for Oscar Goldman, Trinity’s chicken. On their way to lunch, they found a penis-shaped mushroom on the side of the road.
“We said ‘oh we gotta use that’ and I preserved it in a paper bag through lunch. When we shot the scene, Ray found the penis-shaped mushroom, held it up, and said ‘A cock is a male hen, we’re on the right track Boys!'”
“When you find a mushroom that’s shaped like a cock, boy, I guess you gotta use it,” declares Kennedy. “A gift from nature for sure.”
“That was a neat decor,” says Kennedy. “We had boards around the inside of his trailer, a blue line and red line on the ice, it was a lot of fun. Everybody’s seen hockey games, we know what rinks look like. We just did it Ricky style.”
Kennedy points out that Ricky’s trailer has undergone some changes ever since the gramson came into the picture.
“Sarah’s kind of taken things in hand, she’s working with Trinity to make it baby-friendly,” says Kennedy. “There’s a nice couch and television. It’s gotten a little more homey. There’s still Ricky in there – there are little messes everywhere, but it’s nice.”
A Shed and a Borntday
Bubbles shed has also seen some changes over the years.
“He keeps a cozy little shed, it’s mostly a cat-themed decor,” says Kennedy. “It’s got his bunk beds that he has always had. He sleeps in one and keeps stuff on the other. I guess one of the major additions on the top bunk is a major ghetto blaster that he got from Snoop Dogg a couple years ago and that’s an impressive piece of equipment.”
Kennedy has a particularly fond memory of Bubbles’ shed, or more specifically, the honey oil refinery from Season 8.
“It was the year I turned 50 during the show. Bubbles was explaining how he was using rice cookers to aid in the oil process. Ricky said ‘It’s that easy?’ Bubbles said ‘yeah’ and then he whipped the camera around to me and said ‘But you know the best part? That cocksucker James Kennedy turned 50 today’ and it shocked the hell out of me. The crew sang happy birthday and that was a great fuckin’ way to turn 50. Finished the bottle of Macallan he gave me that night.”
Bubbles gives James a birthday bottle of scotch (from the Season 8 DVD extras).
The main bone of contention is that every drink on the set seems to be warm temperature, as if there is a fucking shortage of ice in Nova Scotia. Ricky confronts a number of the crew members about this fucking situation and does discover that the ice is being hoarded by someone.
Lahey’s up for a distinguished award, so he’s keeping his nose clean and is off the straight liquor. He sips on a few easy 50/50 rum and cokes and answers questions about his daughter Treena, whether or not he was disappointed when he found out he wasn’t Ricky’s father, and he also explains why he is so hard on the Boys.
So sit back, pour a nice responsible half-n-half drink, and enjoy!