“Trailer Park Boys” bring hilarity abroad

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

Canada’s beloved group of hell-raising trailer park dwellers Bubbles, Ricky, and Julian step out of Sunnyvale Trailer Park on a vacation to Europe in “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe,” released on Netflix on October 28.

(L to R) Robb Wells, Mike Smith, and John Paul Tremblay star in “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe” released on Netflix on October 28. Photo Courtesy of Vice


The boys excitedly go on what they think is an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe, where they will see several major cities like London, Berlin, Oslo, and Amsterdam. It’s not until they land in London, or as Ricky soon dubs it “Londumb,” that they are told they must complete tasks in order to earn money just to eat while they’re abroad. These tasks range from small assignments that earn them 25 euros, like recreating The Beatles’ famous album cover for “Abbey Road” or wearing lederhosen and learning a traditional German dance while in Berlin, to more complicated tasks that earn them 1,000 euros like competing in the inline skating portion of the Berlin Marathon, or stepping in the ring with former IBC Heavyweight Champion Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen.

Despite being thousands of miles away from Sunnyvale, the boys still bring their hilariously stupid personalities with them, making this eight-episode season all the more hilarious for fans of “Trailer Park Boys.” While the boys deal with their intense hunger and the occasional language barrier, viewers still get the feeling that they’re watching another episode with all of the other recurring characters in Sunnyvale. Fans even get their share of classic “Ricky-isms” where Ricky hilariously butchers words like saying “grissle bared” when trying to say grizzly bear, or “web-ernet” when he means internet. Fans will also feel like they’re on their own European vacation as they watch the boys travel to several famous tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace or Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo.

While the boys’ adventures are hysterical, there are several adult themes that viewers should be aware of before becoming too invested in the show. It isn’t anything new for fans, but it might catch first-time viewers off guard.

Despite the boys’ struggles, “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe” is a hilarious take on your typical European vacation. Anyone interested in the show or their own twisted adventure abroad should watch, it may just give you some ideas for ways to have fun the next time you go to Europe.

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