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.
- 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
- Cluster F-Bomb: One of the sweariest characters in television history.
- Costume Porn: Ricky's taste in shirts in impeccable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: Suffers a brief identity crisis in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" when after several failures he starts thinking that maybe he's not the liquor 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
- Urine Trouble: The piss jugs.
SarahLucy's best friend. Briefly dated Ricky, later became openly opposed to Ricky and Julian constantly getting into trouble.
J-RocA 29 year old white rapper who lives with his mom, 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
- 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.
- Stylistic Suck: His porn projects.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: By Season 9, he does this a lot.
- Verbal Tic: "Know'm sayin'?"
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
ConkyBubbles' reviled ventriloquist dummy.
- 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?