It doesn’t take a rocket appliantist to know that there are 52 weeks in a year. Well, the Boys just finished their 52nd weekly podcast, so that means the Trailer Park Boys Podcast is celebrating its borntday!
Even though it’s simply three drunk and stoned idiots talking shit, a lot work goes into the production of the podcast. Usually, it’s broadcasted from the comforts of Ricky’s kitchen, but in order to stick to a schedule (and keep Julian’s greasy sponsors happy), the Boys don’t let their busy touring schedule get in the way. They’ve podcasted from such far-flung places as Central Park in New York City, Hollywood, and fuckin’ Finland!
Location, Location, Location
SwearNet showrunner Preston has some fucked memories from the time the Boys did a podcast in the middle of a public park in Boston, without a permit.
“We thought we were fucked to begin with,” says Preston. “Normally you secure the proper paperwork for that kind of thing, but we didn’t have the time, so we just went for it. Bright lights, a camera crew, open liquor, and Bubbles calling out to people he thought were Conan O’Brien. The Boys are used to jail, I’m not, I thought we were fucked.”
Thankfully, they made it to a place where everybody knows your name before Boston’s finest showed up.
Sometimes, the Boys travel to places where the cops just don’t give a fuck.
Head crew dick Chipper’s fondest memory was when they went to Amsterdam (surprise, surprise).
“Oh man, the giggle fit in Amsterdam,” recalls Chipper. “We were all so high and in the perfect mood. When Ricky started talking about the goddamn swans we all lost our shit. What you saw on camera was all real reactionary laughter. They even called me out because I couldn’t stop fuckin’ laughing off camera.”
The Boys agree — on the one-year anniversary podcast, they declared the Amsterdam episode to be the highest they’ve ever been on the podcash.
Vincent van Go Fuck Yourself
But it’s not all dope and cops — the Podcast is also an opportunity for the Boys to display their many talents.
Camera & editing dickette Hannah‘s favourite moments are when Ricky lets his artistic juices flow.
“Anytime Ricky draws or paints is the best,” says Hannah. “There was one episode when Ricky started talking about ‘Vincent van GoPro’ and got all confused about exactly which body part he cut off, it was some weird shit.”
Ricky is not just a whiz with the paintbrush, he’s also a decent fucking chef. Or at least, he thinks so.
SwearNet chief doer-of-things Tiggy says her favourite memories involve Ricky’s ambitiously fucked food creations.
“I liked Ricky’s Choco-bananee-salmoken recipe, I’d like to see him make that on Master Chef,” says Tiggy. “But perhaps not his version of turducken, that was fucked.”
Podcasting Is a Safety Hazard
Though it’s been an extremely successful inaugural year of the Trailer Park Boys Podcast, it hasn’t come without its bumps and bruises.
Ricky nearly burned the studio down while trying to celebrate the one-year borntday, but that is just one slice of the danger-pepperoni. In fact, Ricky is lucky to have survived this year.
With all this momentum behind them, even the strongest shit winds can’t slow down the Trailer Park Boys Podcast. Be sure to tune into year two of this cockery! You can watch the video version by subscribing to SwearNet, or if you prefer to listen to the audio version (or maybe you’re a cheap fucker), you can listen to it on iTunes and Libsyn.
Have a drinky-poo and celebrate the first borntday of the Trailer Park Boys Podcast!