Since it's debut in 2001, the mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys has become an international sensation. So far, 12 seasons of the show have aired with over 105 episodes. Not to mention a few films and spin-off series.
Among these many episodes, there are quite a few that fans consider being the best and funniest in the show's history. Technically speaking, the series does not really have a bad episode. Even so, some episodes are lacking and could have done better.
The following article will focus on five of the best, and worst, episodes produced by the Trailer Park Boys.
10 Worst: Take Your Little Gun And Get Out Of My Trailer Park (Season 1, Episode 1)
The first episode of the series occurs 18 months following the events of the 1999 pilot film of the same name. After getting released, Ricky and Julian discover that the Sunnyvale Trailer Park is under the control of Cyrus MacDougall. Compared to some of the other episodes in the series, the first one is not known for its humor.
Rather, its true purpose is to introduce the show's central characters, as well as promote character development. Overall, this episode is vital for setting up the future of the series. Even so, it is still considered the worst episode of the show's first season.
9 Best: The S**t Blizzard (Season 5, Episode 10)
The Season 5 finale of Trailer Park Boys holds nothing back as the boys prepare to face off against Cyrus and his crew. Although reluctant to fight him, the interference of Jim Lahey and Randy forces the boys and Cyrus to fight one another.
This episode is one of the most intense in the series and features a huge gunfight in the middle of Sunnyvale Trailer Park. There is even some drama as Ricky temporarily dies from a heart attack. Thankfully, Lahey uses CPR to save his life. Regardless of how many times fans watch it, the intensity of "S**t Blizzard" makes it one of the best episodes.
8 Worst: All The F****n' Dope You Can Smoke (Season 10, Episode 6)
There is a consensus among fans that season 10 is one of the worst seasons. Among its many faults is the extent that Julian goes to ensure his new business, a casino-resort, brings in money. When Ricky and Bubbles commit a huge blunder involving a commercial advertisement for the casino, Julian is beyond upset.
Julian even goes so far as to fire Bubbles and get into a gunfight with Ricky, which is extreme even for Julian. Another horrible moment features Barb and her posy sexually assaulting Randy and blackmailing Lahey. One of the few upsides to this episode is that the boys were featured on a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
7 Best: Conky (Season 4, Episode 5)
To get Bubbles to the hospital, Ricky and Julian help him find his old ventriloquist dummy Conky. In addition to addressing the theme of affordable health care, this episode also introduces a new side to Bubbles as his usual personality is taken over by Conky.
It does not take long for the puppet to get on both Ricky and Julian’s nerves. He eventually crosses a line, resulting in Julian blowing his head off. While it is somewhat disconcerting to learn that Bubbles has an alternate personality, this episode manages to pull it off in a way that leaves fans dying of laughter.
6 Worst: Freedom 45? (Season 10, Episode 1)
Another major downside of Season 10 was the introduction of Trailer Park Boys' new antagonists. Instead of the usual enemies like Lahey or Cyrus, the boys face a new foe the likes of which they have never faced: Lahey's ex-wife, Barbara "Barb" Lahey.
In the past, Barb has always appeared as a close friend/business partner to the boys. She was even temporarily engaged to Ricky towards the end of the fourth season. In the Season 10 debut, she returns from prison alongside her former cellmates Donna and Candy. Suffice to say, a lot of fans were disappointed with Barb and her posy.
5 Best: F****n’ F****d Out Of Our F*****n’ Minds (Season 12 Episode 10)
"F****n' F****d Out of Our F****n' Minds" is the highest-rated episode of Season 12. The finale ends the season with a bang, as the boys find themselves incarcerated, despite their attempts to go legit at the start of the season.
Furthermore, the episode concludes with the boys, Corey, Jacob, Lahey and Randy turning into cartoon versions of themselves after ingesting mushrooms, essentially foreshadowing Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series. However, this episode is also emotional due to featuring the last onscreen appearance of John Dunsworth – the actor who plays Lahey - who passed away shortly after Season 12 finished filming.
4 Worst: Up In Smoke We Go (Season 10, Episode 7)
In this episode, the boys are blessed with a lucrative business opportunity as celebrity guests, Snoop Dog, Doug Benson, and Tom Arnold arrive to enjoy some time off in Sunnyvale. The guest appearance of Snoop Dog is one of the major highlights of this episode, as well as the entire season.
Unfortunately, it is frequently overshadowed by the episode's cheesiness, especially in moments involving Tom Arnold. This episode takes the boys out of their usual element. Instead of getting into the usual illegal/greasy business to get money, they are reduced to the role of entertaining their celebrity guests for money.
3 Best: A S**t River Runs Through It (Season 7, Episode 10)
In the Season 7 finale, the boys set out to complete their latest scheme which involves smuggling tobacco from Canada into the United States. Unfortunately, they soon find themselves cornered by both American and Canadian law enforcement after a resurrected Conky takes over Bubbles and sells them out by calling the authorities.
The boys soon find themselves trapped in the middle of a river between Canada and the States. In one of the funniest moments in the show’s history, Ricky takes command of the situation and negotiates a deal to determine which country gets to arrest them. It is an unforgettable episode worthy of being the show's original series finale.
2 Worst: The Super Bling Cowboy (Season 10, Episode 8)
"The Super Bling Cowboy" is the lowest-rated episode not just of Season 10 but the entire series. On the one hand, it features an amazing moment where Snoop Dog helps Bubbles win a music competition. On the other hand, it also features an indecent proposal by Tom Arnold to have sex with Lucy for $10,000.
What's worse is that Julian tries to pimp out Lucy for half that amount. After making amends with his friends in the last episode, it is shocking that Julian still prioritizes making money over their friendship. Regardless of his reasons, it does not justify him trying to pimp out his best friend’s lover for money.
1 Best: Closer to the Heart (Season 3, Episode 5)
"Closer to the Heart" starts with Julian and Ricky trying to buy tickets to a Rush concert for Bubbles. Unfortunately, Lahey buys all the tickets to get back at Ricky for littering, prompting Ricky to take matters into his own hands. Naturally, this leads to Ricky kidnapping Rush's guitarist, Alex Lifeson.
Watching Ricky successfully kidnap a celebrity in broad daylight is one of the funniest things ever. Furthermore, Lifeson's interaction with the boys is both hilarious and enjoyable to watch. Especially when it concludes with him and Bubbles playing the guitar together. As the highest-rated episode in the series, it is guaranteed to satisfy fans of both the show and Rush.