Characters: Trailer Park Boys
A comedy revolving around the denizens of a trailer park near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
JulianA career criminal and usually the mastermind of the boys' schemes, although they inevitably go awry.
- Badass Beard
- Berserk Button: Calling him "Alcky" or comparing him to Patrick Swayze.
- The Chessmaster
- Cool Shades
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Ditzy Genius
- Even Evil Has Standards
- Even the Guys Want Him: Particularly Mr. Lahey.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Julian's attempts at finding romance typically end in failure.
- Genius Bruiser: Julian is an avid reader and the thinker of the crew. He's also by far the most physically imposing member of the trio, strong enough to easily carry both Corey and Trevor on his shoulders.
- Good Is Not Nice: Has a chip on his shoulder most of the time, save for the rare occasions times he actually gets to unwind and have a good time.
- Iconic Item: Julian is almost never seen without a drink in his hand, regardless of where he is or what he's doing.
- Limited Wardrobe: The other characters change clothes regularly, but Julian always wears black clothing.
- Never Gets Drunk: Most of the time but gets averted when he switches to homemade 'swish'.
- Only Sane Man: At times.
- Power Trio: Superego
- Smoking Is Cool
- Straight Man: He's usually the cool, levelheaded one in comparison to neurotic Bubbles and absurd, foul-mouthed Ricky.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- Team Dad
Julian's best friend since childhood, a dope dealer and perennial delinquent.
- Anachronism Stew: Has a pompadour even though it's the 00's.
- Badass Moustache
- Berserk Button: Being called "Reveen".
- Buffy Speak: Well, that's one way of putting it.
- Butt Monkey: Whenever Cory and Trevor aren't filling the roll.
- Cluster F-Bomb: One of the sweariest characters in television history.
- Costume Porn: Ricky's taste in shirts in impeccable.
- Disability Superpower: He was once dead long enough for it to be much too late to resuscitate a normal person. However, Bubbles correctly guesses that because he's so dumb, his brain doesn't use nearly as much oxygen as a normal person's brain, so he was still able to be saved.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: He doesn't want Trinity to grow up to be a criminal like him.
- Genius Ditz
- Good Is Not Nice
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Immune to Drugs: To the point that him getting knocked back by a product is proof of how good it is.Bubbles: You're Weed Man! You can smoke a pound in a single bound.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
- Insane Troll Logic: How his brain works. For example, he gets a cat to guard his weed plants to protect them from squirrels.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Say what you will about his foul mouth and inability to go a day in his life without breaking some kind of law, but he would do anything for his friends and family when push come to shove. Especially apparent in how much he cares for Trinity.
- Kavorka Man
- "Knock Knock" Joke: After the other person says "Who's there?", Ricky will usually launch into a long-winded rant about them instead of continuing the joke properly. Alternatively, he'll just give them the finger.
- Lack of Empathy: Ricky is very devoted to his friends and loved ones. No, where he lacks empathy is in regards to Cory and Trevor, and anyone serving the role of Cory and Trevor.
- Madeof Iron: Played for laughs. Considering the amount of punishment he takes over the course of the series, it's a wonder anybody bothers to worry when he gets hurt.Trinity (On Ricky being frozen): The thing about my dad is he's been electrocute, been shot, got in car accidents...we just thawed him out, gave him a joint, and he's fine.
- Malaproper: Seen here.
- Missing Mom: His mom, Tammy.
- Power Trio: Id
- Reckless Gun Usage
- Refuge in Audacity: Employed regularly when stealing things or talking his way out of an arrest.
- Sir Swears Alot/Sophisticated as Hell: As he himself puts it. "If I don't smoke and swear, I'm fucked." Because he is able to not only hold minor and major conversations well despite his constant use of foul language; he is also able to think on his feet better and get himself and his friends out of jail when he does.
- Smoking Is Cool: So cool, he got Trinity doing it!
- Trickster Archetype: At least when it comes to cops.
- Trigger Happy
An old friend of Ricky and Julian's, Bubbles happily lives in a shed in Sunnyvale and considers the boys to be True Companions even when he's hesitant to get into their hijinks.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Pacifist
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Blind Without 'Em: Hell, he can't even see that well with 'em.
- Consulting Mister Puppet: Bubbles has created a few different puppets that seem to express his darker side and he gets into arguments with.
- Crazy Cat Man: He tries to adopt a mountain lion as one of his kitties.
- The Gunslinger: Bubbles is the best marksman of the boys, which is why whenever they plan on getting into a gunfight he's usually given something like an AK-47 when everyone else has handguns.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: In the Christmas Special, this turns out to be the reason why his parents abandoned him. His father pissed off the wrong people with his gambling debts and his parents knew that he would be safer in the park with Julian looking after him than he would be going on the run with them.
- Karma Houdini: Bubbles usually manages to escape getting arrested by the police in some way, to the point that even Randy convinces the cops to let him go at one point. Subverted at the end of Seasons 4 and 8, when he ends up in jail along with Ricky and Julian.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Nerd Glasses: His defining trait.
- Parental Abandonment
- Parts Unknown: His wrestler persona 'The Green Bastard'.
- Power Trio: Ego
- Rail Enthusiast
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Ricky's father Ray describes Bubbles as the "sharpest guy in the park".
- Split Personality: Bubbles has occasionally demonstrated a split personality that he expresses through puppets like Conky and the puppet he made in Season 8. These puppets tend to express the darker side of Bubbles' personality, and come out when he's stressed or delirious, like when he had an infected tooth.
Jim LaheyTrailer park supervisor, alcoholic, and main antagonist for much of the series.
- Abhorrent Admirer: In later seasons he develops a rather creepy attraction to 'Sexian'.
- The Alcoholic
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil
- Better The Devil You Know: Happens twice. Once with Cyrus, the other with Sam Losco.
- Big Bad (or Big Good from his perspective)
- Cassandra Truth: One of the reasons why simply calling the cops on the boys in response to their illegal activities ceases to become effective.
- Cool Shades
- Depraved Bisexual: Well, kind of. He's undeniably kinky, but he's also apparently faithful to Randy.
- Drink Order: Lahey loves all sorts of liquor and for a while in season 5 he stuck with vodka (so he could drink in plain sight) but his absolute favorite is Canadian whisky.
- The Chessmaster
- Enemy Mine: On several occasions.
- Hero Antagonist
- Jerk Ass: Even on his good days, Jim Lahey is a vicious, bitter, drunken asshole.
- I Am the Liquor: He says this line in one episode, which later gets a Call Back in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" when after several failures against the Boys he has a brief identity crisis and starts thinking that maybe he's not the liquor after all, until Randy reassures him.Randy: You are the liquor, Mr. Lahey. You've always been the liquor.
- I Am What I Am: For much of the show his greatest wish was to be reinstated to the police force, and eventually it does happen. At the end of the season, he resigns willingly, feeling that his true calling is to be a drunk trailer park supervisor. note However, since Status Quo Is God he goes back to desperately trying to become a cop again in the next season.
- Knight Templar
- May-December Romance: He's clearly quite a bit older than Randy. (The age difference between the actors playing them is over twenty years, and there's no evidence to suggest that the same isn't true for their characters.)
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Likes to go into this when he's talking down to Ricky.
- The Wonka
- Took a Level in Kindness: He's quite a bit nicer, more patient, and less vindictive after being reinstated as cop. Bubbles also mentions that he used to be nice before the incident that got him fired from the police force the first time.
RandyLahey's assistant and lover.
- Blood Knight: He may not be the toughest but is he is all to happy to fight anybody to keep the park safe.
- Carpet of Virility
- The Dragon
- Fat Bastard
- Fat Idiot
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Frig off, Ricky!!"
- That said, he slowly becomes more sweary over the course of the series. Especially once he gets into pot.
- I Can Change My Beloved: Randy tries several things to deal with Jim's drinking. When he's on the wagon, he actively encourages his sobriety; when he starts sliding, he warns him where it's going to lead; once when went completely into the liquor, he attempted to drink with him to understand him. It never works, and by the end of Countdown to Liquor Day, he's finally had enough.
- Though it should be noted that throughout any attempts to help Jim, he never attempts to tone down his own pot smoking despite Lahey's admonishments, in fact it increases.
- Kavorka Man
- The Pants Come Off: Randy always goes around without a shirt, but when he really gets mad he'll take off his pants, too. When that happens whoever he's angry at is in for a world of hurt.
- The reason he takes his pants off is because they are too tight to fight in. When he rips his pants and gets a new, more comfortable pair, he doesn't take them off anymore. Although in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" and "Countdown to Liquor Day" he is back in his old pants without an explanation.Bubbles: When he has his pants on, he can only get his legs so far apart, and he doesn't have that much balance, but when he's in his underwear, y'know, he can get like a football player, and he's hard to knock over, that... big coagulated gravy hot dog bun bastard.
- The reason he takes his pants off is because they are too tight to fight in. When he rips his pants and gets a new, more comfortable pair, he doesn't take them off anymore. Although in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" and "Countdown to Liquor Day" he is back in his old pants without an explanation.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs / Terms Of Endearment: Always refers to Jim Lahey as "Mr. Lahey," despite having been in an intimate relationship with him for years, to the point that on one occasion when the two are fighting, Randy bitterly calls him "James".
- The Christmas Special that takes place before the series has Barb finding Randy prostituting himself in front of a burger joint and taking him home out of pity. When she introduces him to Jim (who she is still married to at the time), Randy recognizes him as "Simon" (obviously a fake name that Jim used to hire Randy). When Barb leaves, Jim tries to keep Randy from exposing his secret by telling him to never call him "Simon" again, only "Mr. Lahey".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: When he's on the dope (which is pretty much constantly in Season 7), he basically starts channelling The Tourettes Guy, swearing often and loudly whenever something bad happens to him."Dirty balls!"
"Frozen mixed vegetable cocks!"
- Sycophantic Servant
- Walking Shirtless Scene: And he is not happy whenever he's forced to wear one for whatever reason. Season 9 finally shows why: wearing anything on his upper body for long enough makes him break out in a horrible rash.
LucyRicky's on-off girlfriend.
- Alpha Bitch: Was hinted to be this in high school.
- Bi the Way: She was also like this in high school, having flings with Sara and a few other girls.
- Dumb Blonde
- Hair of Gold
- Love Triangle: Possibly, see below.
- Really Gets Around: Not only has she slept with Ricky, she's also shacked up with Randy and Officer George Green, and hit on Julian and at least one member of the season 8 film crew.
TrinityRicky and Lucy's daughter, although it is implied she may actually be Julian's.
- Cute Bruiser: Her dad lets her hit Cory and Trevor for an entire scene in season three, and she later joins the "Bottle Kids", a group of kids who throw empty liquor bottles at people in the park.
- Daddy's Girl: Ricky may be a rebellious idiot, but Trinity is constantly loyal to him. She only really strays from him when she absolutely has to.
- Delinquents: Becomes a bottle kid in later seasons.
- Girlish Pigtails: In season 1.
- Morality Pet: To Ricky and by extension, Julian.
- Teen Pregnancy: In season 8.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: By Sunnyvale standards anyways, she's often said to be a lot smarter then both Ricky and Lucy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In Countdown to Liquor Day.
RayRicky's father, who faked a disability for the insurance money for the first few seasons.
- The Alcoholic
- Catch Phrase: "the fuckin' way she goes', 'way of the road' and 'the guy in the chair.'
- Cloudcuckoolander: In the first few seasons, then oddly becomes more coherent thanks to some Character Development.
- Cool Old Guy
- Lower-Class Lout
- Obfuscating Disability: Eventually takes this all the way in "Don't Legalize it", when he fakes the ultimate disability.
- Urine Trouble: The piss jugs.
SarahLucy's best friend. Briefly dated Ricky, later became openly opposed to Ricky and Julian constantly getting into trouble.
- Bi the Way: She becomes this with Barb and Donna in Season 9.
- Fiery Redhead
- One of the Boys
- Team Mom
J-RocA white rapper who lives with his mom, know'm sayin'?
- Catch Phrase: "Know'm sayin'?"
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "Turn that shit off, muthafucka! I was gettin' changed, you know'm sayin'?"
- Does Not Like Guns: See, this is how it goes down. J to the R-O-C and the Rockpile are down with being rap musicians, actin' as fences for stolen shit, makin' amateur pornographic art with some fine ladies and stealin' groceries to resell in the park, but they ain't down with usin' guns, nowahteyemzane?
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Doesn't like being called by his real name, Jamie.
- Disappeared Dad: In one episode, his mother implies that his father may in fact have been one of the black men she was dating when she became pregnant with him.
- Heroic BSOD: Had one during his concert when he is confronted by one of the rappers who's music he pirated and called a 'punk'.
- Jive Turkey
- Parallel Porn Titles
- Plucky Comic Relief: No matter how deep the boys get into serious shit, Jroc is usually there to lighten the mood by being a huge dweeb.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Although the episode "The Microphone Assassin" implies that he may actually be biracial. His mother tells him that she was dating a lot of black guys when she became pregnant with him, although she could have just been saying that to cheer him up.
- Meanwhile, as Jamie, he acts incredibly white.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: A one-sided version with Randy, taking constant shots at Randy's weight any time the two share a scene.
- Stylistic Suck: His porn projects.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: By Season 9, he does this a lot.
- Verbal Tic: He often makes DJ-style record scratching and rewinding noises with his mouth when speaking. He even does it in his music instead of actual record scratching and rewinding.
- White Gang Banger: A very softcore example, mostly all in his head. As a further twist, Sara and Lucy explain that he genuinely thinks he's black, and his mother implies that he may actually be biracial.
TyroneJ-Roc's long time friend and business partner. Also known as T.
- Ascended Extra
- Happy Ending Massage: In season 9, he makes bundles of money giving these to old ladies, many of whom request him specifically. He hates it at first, but by the end of the season, he's dating one of them.
- Token Minority
- True Companions: No matter how much of a dweeb J-Roc is, Tyrone has nothing but love for his comrade.
- The Whitest Black Guy: In the Christmas special set in the past, we see him and J-Roc before they both got into rap music, and he acts about as white as Jamie does. His real name isn't even Tyrone, it's Tyler. He only started going by Tyrone after adopting his rapper persona.
Cory and TrevorConstantly seeking the approval of Ricky and Julian, who inevitably use them as fall-guys.
- Butt Monkeys
- The Danza: Cory
- Dreadful Rappers
- The Millstone: Their lack of experience and sheer stupidity causes them to screw things up quite a bit.
- Name's the Same: Trevor is played by Michael Jackson, but not that Michael Jackson.
- Put on a Bus: For season 7. Cory returns in season 8, and settles back into being Those Two Guys, with Jacob Collins instead.
- Sycophantic Servants
- The Starscream: They both screw over Ricky and the boys at the end of Season 4 and become co-trailer supervisors, or so they think as it turned out Barb was pulling their strings all along to buy back the park. The fact they screwed the boys over however remains a plot point through Season 5.
- Those Two Guys
- Totally Radical: Cory speaks with a mix of this and stoner talk.
Barb LaheyJim's ex-wife and owner of the park.
- Ascended Extra: Starting in Season 2.
- Bi the Way: By the end of season 9.
- Hair of Gold
- Lady Macbeth: Even after Jim pulls a semi-Heel-Face Turn in season 7, she's incredibly unpleasant towards him and actually encourages him to fall off the wagon.
- Manipulative Bitch: She keeps possession of the park by tricking Cory and Trevor into thinking they were buying the park with the Boys' drug money, when in fact she used the money to pay off Sunnyvale's debts and keep the park for herself.
- May-December Romance: With Ricky in Season 4
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The bank forecloses on her house when Sunnyvale gets deep in debt. She moves into the park and takes Lahey and Randy's supervisor trailer for herself.
Officer George GreenA dimwitted police officer who is repeatedly foiled by the boys.
- Crying Shitwolf: Lampshades and accuses Lahey of doing this.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In season 9.
- Not So Harmless: The season 8 finale and The Reveal - he was playing Lahey as a patsy the whole season, and gets him thrown in jail with the boys.
- Police Are Useless: Until the season 8 finale, of course.
- Police Brutality: To Lahey, Randy and Phil in Season 6.
CyrusA greaser tough-guy wannabe who shows up every now and then to cause trouble.
- 0% Approval Rating: The first episode.
- Catch Phrase: "Fuck off, I got work to do."
- The Dreaded
- Evil Counterpart: To Ricky and Julian. Like Ricky, he represents an anachronistic character archetype, likes the same things the boys do, is just as rude or abrasive but with none of the redeeming, likeable qualities. However that being said, most of his vile qualities are a smokescreen as been proved by Julian in the first episode, Cyrus is too afraid to use a gun and take a life which suggests deep down he might have a subconscious sense of morality.
- Greaser Delinquent
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Rarely seen without a leather jacket.
- Perpetual Frowner: One of those guys who never seems to be in a good mood.
- Smug Snake
- Trigger Happy: Especially come season 8, when he's shooting people in the leg just for pissing him off.
Sam LoscoA greasy veterinarian who often takes part of shady dealings in and outside the park.
- Affably Evil: More greasy than evil.
- Berserk Button: Being called a caveman. And yet in season 9, he becomes exactly that.
- Better The Devil You Know: He's the devil you don't know, so much so that when Sam comes into the picture as an antagonist, he usually forces an Enemy Mine between Lahey and the boys.
- Oddly enough, he's also Enemy Mined with the boys against Lahey and Randy.
- Contemporary Caveman: Inverted. In season 9, he's been screwed over so much that he's reduced to living in a cave in the middle of the woods. Before discovering him, Bubbles and Ricky are convinced he's "the Samsquanch."
- Depraved Bisexual
- Heel-Face Revolving Door
- 100% Adoration Rating: In Season 2 when it looks likes he may take Mr. Lahey's place as supervisor of the park.
- Kavorka Man
- Nobody Poops: harshly adverted in Season 9 when Rocky and Bubbles find what they think is Samsquanch droppings.
- The Pig Pen: Smells horrible and gets grease on everything.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He loves hot dogs.
- Villain with Good Publicity
Jacob CollinsA store clerk who gets robbed by Ricky all the time, later becomes a bigger character.
- Ascended Extra: In Season 7.
- Bumbling Dad: For his and Trinity's son, The Motel. Case in point, he was named as such because he mixed up the spaces on the birth certificate.
- Butt Monkey
- George Jetson Job Security: Ricky keeps getting him fired by robbing or stealing from the places Jacob works at. Ricky also got him and Cyrus kicked out of Grade 10 by exposing their cheating on final exams.
- In "Don't Legalize It", Julian gets him dishonorably discharged from the army when he gets caught stealing urine for Julian to sell to people having to take drug tests.
- Mook: Beginning in season 7.
- Morality Pet: To Julian
- Soul-Sucking Retail Job/Burger Fool: Is often shown to be working minimum wage jobs and is subject to abuse (and often robbery) from Ricky.
- Sycophantic Servant: To Julian, to the point of dressing and acting like him in Season 7 (he even carries around a little glass everywhere).
- Those Two Guys: With a returning Cory in season 8.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the later seasons after he falls for Trinity, he becomes this towards Ricky. As a Mook, though, that puts him in an unenviable position.
Phil (Philadelphia) CollinsJacobs father and the owner of The Dirty Burger.
- Ascended Extra
- Berserk Button: For god's sakes, do NOT stare awkwardly at his oversized gut.
- Burger Fool
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- Fat Bastard
- Fat Idiot: Not very bright.
- Fat Slob
- Gasshole: A Running Gag is that he burps whenever he gets hit in the gut.
- Made of Iron: When the Bottle Kids attack him, Lahey and Randy, he pretty much shrugs off over a hundred dollars worth of bottles without flinching.
- Name's the Same: Also one of his sons, Thomas Collins. The other son being Jacob, obviously.
- The Pig Pen: Practically radiates food particles.
Ex-Colonel Leslie DancerA retired SAS officer who first appears in Season 9, hired by Jim and Barb Lahey to keep the new Sunnyvale, a retirement community, free of alcohol, drugs, and crime.
- The Alcoholic: It seems he used to have a drinking problem that ruined his life, which made him declare alcohol an enemy that must be destroyed. Somewhat of a parallel to Lahey, as while they are both sober for most of the season, they both get back on the liquor at about the same time. However, while Lahey embraces the liquor as a warm and loving friend, Leslie still considers it an enemy and starts ranting about how he "out-drank the liquor" and made it his bitch.
- I Have Many Names
- Knight of Cerebus: A unique case of this, as Leslie thinks he is making Sunnyvale a better place by transforming it into a Stepford Suburbia, but without drugs and alcohol and the boys, it's become more of a Crapsaccharine World with how much the residents detest him. Indeed Leslie has done more to turn Sunnyvale on its head than any proper criminal ever did.
- Knight Templar: He has a strict, intense demeanor, putting the rules above all else ("that's how wars are won"), and forces Randy to wear a shirt despite his condition.
- Phony Veteran: He really was in the military, but he was a Private, not a Colonel. He lied about his rank to avoid people making fun of the Punny Name "Private Dancer".
- The Teetotaler: See The Alcoholic for why Leslie is this.
ConkyBubbles' ventriloquist dummy. Absolutely despised by everyone but Bubbles himself.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't have one himself, but he knows how to push these.
- Companion Cube
- Demonic Dummy: It's never clear how much control Bubbles has over him.
- Jerkass: He's not even really evil, he's just a total dick.
- Joker Immunity: He keeps coming back, if not in the show, he'd be in the live appearences.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: He might just be Bubbles taking an excuse to be a Jerkass for once, or he might legitimately have a mind of his own. Consider that he once had a prolonged conversation with Julian while Bubbles had a separate conversation with Ricky, and even has several drinks.
- Mind Manipulation
- TOO DUMB TO LIVE: Did he honestly expect Julian to respond to being called "Patrick Swayze" any other way?
Sebastian BachAn American rock musician and drug dealer whom often acts as the proprietor for the boys major league drug deals.
- Bully Hunter: Comes in as handy as he makes Cyrus and Sam Losco do a bullet dance, when they cause trouble for the boys during a deal.
- Large Ham: He's an eccentric rockstar.
- Rail Enthusiast
DonaldNew assistant trailer park supervisor in Season 8.
- Badass Pacifist: 'Violence is never the answer." says Donald right in the middle of another Ricky/Randy scuffle.
- Bi the Way: Oddly enough contrary to how this trope is usually played, Donald is shown being attracted to both Randy and Lahey before he tells Randy he made love to a girl on mushrooms in France.
- Costume Porn
DonnaDonald's twin sister, who may or may not actually be Donald in drag.
- Bi the Way: with Barb and Sarah in S9.
- Monster Fangirl: She's the only character to visibly swoon over and show sexual interest in Leslie freakin' Dancer.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 9, Donna becomes increasingly unfriendly and hostile toward Randy.
- Women Are Wiser
MitchJ-Roc's estranged son in Season 9.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Don't call him Mitch, bitch.
- Jive Turkey: Considering who is father is yeah...
- Sir Swears-a-Lot