Article by Vinay Menon, The Toronto Star
The Trailer Park Boys should buy Kathleen Wynne a gift.
Maybe the Complete Collection DVD of their long-running show. Maybe a replica of Bubbles’ spectacles, so her eyes bug out of her head to create a nice comedic effect the next time she goes off the cuff on silly matters.
An autographed bong, perhaps. A double-wide full of rolling papers. A cocktail glass, a litter of kittens, BBQ tongs, chrome rims, a “wife beater” shirt, a carton of smokes, a lifetime supply of beef jerky, a leather-bound list of every deranged scene in the mockumentary that is nothing but deranged scenes.
Or when they’re in town on Thursday to launch their new spirit at the LCBO, maybe Ricky can hot-wire a cruiser and speed down to Queen’s Park with 10 cases of Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whisky and a card that reads, “Thanks for the free f—ing publicity, Premier. That’s f—ing awesome! Now go get f—ed up on this s—.”
Apologies, but that’s how the boys talk. And if the boys were to push a new line of booze, as they’re doing, that’s the tone you’d expect from the marketing. Indeed, the Liquormen’s website is riddled with language that’s not safe for work, not unless your boss is a drunk sailor or you work in a factory that makes the F-word.