From a media release:
Leaving the comforts of the Trailer Park for the chaos of Port Cockerton
- Showcase commissions The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour
- New series from the stars of Trailer Park Boys
What do you get when you pair three former Trailer Park Boys, guitarist Alex Lifeson from RUSH and some “magic” berries? You get the outrageous new Showcase series The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (working title!). As announced exclusively on showcase.ca this morning, the half-hour comedy series has been greenlit for six episodes that will air on Showcase in 2010.
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is a genre-breaking and highly innovative mix of narrative and sketch comedy that builds on the success of Trailer Park Boys and follows in the proud tradition of such comedy classics as Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the more recent British import The League of Gentlemen.
Transformed through innovative costumes and make up, Mike Smith, Robb Wells and JP Tremblay play many of the quirky characters in the series. The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour opens as the three boys ‘wake up’ after shooting has wrapped on their new TV series – a children’s show filmed in the sleepy town of Port Cockerton called The Happy Funtime Hour. Production on the series was going smoothly until Alex Lifeson, hired to play a German scientist who teaches children about nutrition, goes too far and assumes the personality of his character after synthesizing a powerful and addictive hallucinogen from local berries. Chaos ensues as the cast unknowingly ingests the drug and begin to believe they really are the characters they are portraying on the show – including deranged pirates, playboys from a 1980’s television show and a group of not-very-super, superheroes.
As the series unfolds, Robb, Mike and JP must deal with the bizarre cast of hallucinating children’s show characters, a dysfunctional crime family that runs the town, and a dangerous cult, all while trying to piece together what has happened to them and get out of Port Cockerton alive.
“Trailer Park Boys’ fans have been clamoring to find out what Robb, Mike and JP will do next and we are delighted to be able to say that they are once again teaming up with Showcase,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest. “Their creativity and colourful imaginations will make this one of the most dynamic and entertaining series to hit Canadian airwaves.”
“When we first came up with the idea for the show we knew that we couldn’t really do this with any channel but Showcase,” said Mike Smith.
“The series is definitely a departure from our previous work, but with bold characters and a storyline that pushes the envelope Drunk and on Drugs still has a huge dose of our trademark humour that I think our fans expect from us,” adds Robb Wells.
“I think the new series will appeal to a very broad audience. It’s definitely not like anything that’s ever been on Canadian television before,” said JP Tremblay.
The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is written by Mike Smith, Robb Wells and JP Tremblay. They also serve as Executive Producers on the series alongside Louis Thomas. Ron Murphy has been tapped as Director and Producer is Paul Pope. The series is produced by Happy Funtime Productions 2007 Incorporated in association with Showcase and The Canadian Television Fund.
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“PEANUT BUTTER AND JJJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM”…..
Green eggs and HHHAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Dad You are fucked”
phil what the hell are you doing”
I QUITE ENJOY THE TASTE OF LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMB!
What er ya lookin’ at my gut fer?
Sounds like crap
Told me he loved me once. Fuckin’ prick.
ive met cats and dogs smarter the you trevor
I hate to say i toad-a-so but i toad-a-so, a fuckin-a-toad-a-so
Phil You getting Your baloney on Dogg – Peace
Fuck off i got work to do
These are free range kitty’s ricky, you know that, they do as they please!!
Racaans, Julian thats what those furry little bitches are racaans
Sam go pave your cave you greasy caveman
First of all my first order is to tell the prosicuter to Shut the fuck up, and tell him to wipe that stupid fucking smerk off his face, cuz he’s distraculating my case
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I had to fire Randall from the Dirty Burger partnership cause he was baked all the fucking time, Sweaty bitch was high
lyle your a fucking retard
FRIG OFF BARB
looks like he ate philedalphia
lova ya ricky…
Fuckin Randy’s guuuuuut,is full of dirty lil cheeseburgers!
Im frigging telling!
Intercontinental ballistic shit missile
Ricky’s being refractory again
The liquor’s not working for me anymore Bendengo
If I get to be married to Barb, I’ll have total control of Sunnyvale, and then I can unleash a shit-nami tidal wave that’ll engulf Ricky and extinguish his shit-flames forever. And with any luck, he’ll drown in the under-shit of that wave. Shit-waves.
randy n lahey
to the fuck off
department;randy n lahey
to the fuck off department
and hurry the fuck up
Does the tin man have a sheet metal cock.
twiggy alien and the alien trevors——The States Loves TPB its Plutonium Love Shit
Mr. Lahey…you are the liquor.
dont worry randy, its just a fat wound
Pillsbandy doughboy and team sexy
Listen boys, just keep feeding me these weed-plants and I won’t try to rape Trevor again.
GUYS ITS ALREADY OUT, someone torrent it!
I miss TPB. If this series does not work out, please come back.
Get two birds stoned at once!
Im mowin the air Randy!
make like a tree, an’ fuck off..
We’re gonna try an refuckulate…see if they have any space weed.
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“worst case ontario”
“we`re home trees boys”
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She said “Hey boy
We should do some marrying”
I said sure but before we do
There’s something you shouldï»¿ know
Liquor and whores
Liquor and whores
Cigarettes and dope and mustard and bologna and
Liquor and whores…
Will there be kitties?
I can’t wait to watch this show, it needs to go on the air right NOW
What a stinking piece of crap!
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