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There is a small town of 5000 people in midwestern Ontario called Letterkenny. It consists of hicks, skids, hockey players, and Christians.
These are their problems.

Letterkenny is a Canadian Sitcom written by Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney, and starring Jared Keeso and Nate Dales. It began as a series of web videos called "Letterkenny Problems" where Keeso and Dales played a pair of good ol' boys from the small town of Letterkenny, Ontario who list off their daily problems. They later produced a few sketch videos.

In 2015, domestic streaming service Crave announced that they were developing a full sitcom from the series as their first original program. The series expands the focus to the daily lives of Letterkenny's residents including:

  • The hicks Wayne (Keeso), his sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), and his friends Daryl (Dales) and Squirrely Dan (K. Trevor Wilson), who try to run their farm while dealing with the usual town weirdness and helping Wayne retain his title as the Toughest Guy in Letterkenny.
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  • The hockey players Jonesy (Andrew Herr) and Reilly (Dylan Playfair), the biggest idiots on the town's team, who are also both in a relationship with Katy (to Wayne's general dismay).
  • The skids Stewart (Tyler Johnston), Devon (Alexander De Jordy), and Roald (Evan Stern), a gang of punks, greasers, and drug addicts who attempt to con the townsfolk out of money.
Eventually Stewart begins to try and rekindle a romance he had with Katy in high school, and his plans begin inciting old grudges between all the town's groups. Hilarity Ensues.

The above being the setup for Season 1. Season 2 and onward would continue to adjust the status quo accordingly to accomodate the change of seasons (i.e. fall, winter, etc..., as well as TV seasons), relationships, and both new and old characters. The skids would be the first group to encounter a major change in the departure of Devon (Alexander De Jordy) after Season 2. The main cast has remanined largely consistent since then.


The new series premiered in 2016 and was met with rave reviews. A second season was announced shortly after the show premiered, and premiered Christmas Day 2016. A third season was also ordered a few weeks after season 2 wrapped production, and debuted on Canada Day in 2017. Season 4 was released on Christmas Day 2017, followed by season 5 on June 29th, 2018 and season 6 on Christmas, 2018. It's been estimated that nearly one in three CraveTV users watches the show.

The original videos can be found on their YouTube channel here, with promos for the television show available on Crave's channel here.

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  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Stewart towards Katy for most of the first season, and Gail towards basically everyone in the bar.
    • Daryl towards Tanis, Bonnie, and just about every other good-looking woman except Katy.
    • Roald towards Stewart from the third season onward.
  • The Ace:
    • Wayne's one of the best farmers in Letterkenny and the Toughest Guy In Letterkenny, so he fits this by the town's standards. Being pretty smart is just a bonus.
    • Uncle Eddie was apparently one with he was alive.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The webseries was just two unnamed hicks talking about their problems. The show gave them names (Wayne and Daryl), expanded the cast to include the other hicks, skids, hockey players, and Christians mentioned in the show, and gave an actual storyline to the series.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The Season 2 Cold Open takes this up to eleven. The Season 3 Super Cold Open up to twelve.
    • Stewart is fond of speaking alliteratively, and Roald picks up the habit.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Gail has no grasp of appropriate conversation topics or personal boundaries, consistently misses social cues, is prone to angry outbursts with little provocation that are not appropriate for the situation, and has an odd, loping gait.
  • Ambiguously Gay: In the first two seasons, Devon and Roald behave as if they're dating, but it's never outright stated or denied. Becomes irrelevant in Season 3 when Devon allegedly moves out of town. Roald is appropriately distraught.
  • Ascended Extra: Jonesy and Reilly the hockey players only appeared in one sketch of the webseries. However, the two are involved in the show's marketing as much as Wayne and Daryl are.
    • After Devon allegedly moves away in season 3, Roald becomes Stewart's right hand man in the skids, as well as the only other skid with a speaking role.
  • Avengers, Assemble!: Wayne will on occasion summon his friends and allies together to provide an epic beatdown to any person or persons who 1) harms his sister Katy, or 2) harms the citizenry of Letterkenny.
    • Best exemplified by the Season 8 finale when Wayne goes to his friends and wordlessly expresses the need to defend Katy's honor when Dierks betrays her. Inside of two seconds Every one of them rushes to their pickup trucks to drive to Dierks' place for said epic beatdown.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Joint Boy was willing to not fight Wayne for the title of Toughest Guy in Letterkenny because in the previous episode Wayne fought a guy who was picking on Joint Boy's mentally-challenged second cousin. Wayne says that he wasn't doing him a favour since he doesn't know him, though he does later invite him to Daryl's super-soft birthday party.
    • Stewart briefly quits meth and tries to restart his music career because Katy told him she thought he was cool.
  • Berserk Button:
    Wayne: You got a problem with Canada gooses, you got a problem with me, and I suggest you let that one marinate!
    • Wayne also really doesn't like people honking at girls, or hollering at girls, and don't talk to 'em if they don't wanna talk to ya.
    • Squirrely Dan has a surprising one involving the idea of sedating Wayne's (female) dog so she can successfully be mated, which sets Dan off bigtime about how it's pretty much the same as giving her a date rape drug.
    • The entire group of hicks, skids, and hockey players all hate degens from up-country. It's something they have in common with their Quebec counterparts.
    • Skipping leg day is one for the senior hockey team.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Boots and/or The Ginger fucked an ostrich (allegedlys).
    • Gail skirts disturbingly close to this when talking about finding a stud for Wayne's dog, before jumping straight into this trope.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Wayne has it, and tries to teach Dan's Nephew the same.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Katy thinks this, and gets upset when she finds out Stewart is extremely well hung, and she dumped him before they could have sex.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Season 8 ends with Katy pulling up to see Dierks, her boyfriend through the season, and discovering he's seeing someone else on the side, being exactly the unfaithful sleazeball Wayne imagined he was. All Katy's friends from Letterkenny show up for the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Dierks so richly deserves, but it happens off-screen, as we close the season on a shot of Katy just staring straight ahead, looking heartbroken.
  • Blood Knight: Wayne, as he puts it, just loves a good scrap. They don't call him the "toughest guy in Letterkenny" for nothing.
  • Book-Ends: The first season begins and ends with Wayne defending his title as the Toughest Guy in Letterkenny.
  • Brief Accent Imitation:
    • Tanis does this to Wayne when she meets him for the first time.
    • Everyone gets real British whenever someone says "to be fair..."
  • The Bus Came Back: Gail returns, as horny as ever, in Season 6.
    • Gae reappears in Season 5 for Stewart's intervention.
  • Butt-Monkey: Daryl.
    Squirrely Dan: It's fuckin' weird, Darry, and you're fuckin' weird, Darry.
    • Roald, after he becomes Stewart's right hand man.
    • Stewart himself for most of the town.
  • Call-Back:
    • Wayne says that one of his cousins sounds like a dialtone in the third episode of the webseries. The next "Problems" episode has him mention that said cousin stuck a live catfish in his glove compartment because of it.
    • The series reuses some punchlines from the "Problems" videos.
  • Call And Return:
    Person 1: How're ya now?
    Person 2: Good, 'n you?
    Person 1: Oh, not s'bad.
    • The senior team hockey players always speak in turn, and always pass to the next person to speak by saying their name. Boomtown gets very distressed when the order isn't followed!
  • Catchphrase: A few.
    • "That's a Texas-sized ten-four," for Daryl.
    • "You wanna take about 20% off that, eh," and "Hard no!" for Wayne.
    • The hockey coach makes sure in all of his rants to point out that his boys are "FUCKIN' EMBARRASSING!!!"
    • "Wheel, snipe, celly, boys!" "Dirty fuckin' dangles, boys!" and "Ferda!" for Reilly and Jonesy.
    • "Give your balls a tug, titfucker!" for Shoresy.
    • Gail frequently finishes her sentences with a "fuck outta here", verging on a Verbal Tic.
  • Canada, Eh?: The thickest Canadian accents you'll ever find, eh?
    Daryl: You have a dad, but half your friends have a "dee-ad" for some reason.
    *cuts to Wayne*
    Wayne: Dee-ad! Hey dee-ad!
    • Probably the thickest accent is the marble-mouthed McMurray.
    • Reilly and Jonesy are a neverending fountain of barely comprehensible hockey slang.
  • Captain Obvious: The nicknames of some of the guys that Wayne fights in "Super-Soft Birthday Party", mainly Sled Ted (his name's Ted and he likes sleds). Most of them go over Daryl's head.
  • Cathartic Chores: Wayne tries to distract himself from his breakup with nonstop farm work, running everyone else ragged in the process.
    "Back to chorin'."
  • Celebrity Paradox:
    • A minor one. In 2.3 "Relationships" cold open, Squirrely Dan mentions a comedian talking about Americans having six different kinds of Captain Crunch. Dan later remarks that he can't remember his name but he was "a pretty good guy". "Six Different Kinds of Captain Crunch" is one of K. Trevor Wilson's stand up routines.
    • In "The Letterkenny Leave," a passing reference is made to Hulu, the streaming service that hosts Letterkenny outside of Canada.
  • Character Development: Jonesy and Reilly go from being two posers who just want to mooch off of the hockey player lifestyle to being hard working and dedicated players. Too bad the rest of their team sucks.
    • Tanis and the boys from the Rez mellow out over time, becoming less of a gang and occasional allies to the hicks. Which works out well, since they often find themselves with common enemies.
  • Character Tics:
    • Wayne always throws out the last bit of beer in a bottle because he believes that "the bottom inch of a beer bottle is 50% spit."
      • Also, Wayne's odd posture that appears both rigid yet relaxed at the same time.
    • Gail constantly thrusts her hips.
    • Dan justs loves to adds an "s" tos the ends of words thats don'ts needs an "s".
  • Child Hater:
    Wayne: Well, there's nothing better than a fart. Except kids falling off bikes, maybe. Fuck, I could watch kids fall off bikes all day; I don't give a shit about your kids.
    • That being said, he is the guy who gives out full sized chocolate bars in Letterkenny on Halloween, and is the hero of Squirrely Dan's cousin, Samuel.
  • Clint Squint: Wayne's default expression.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Wayne brings him along to defend Jonesy and Reilly during their hockey match against the natives, Joint Boy dispatches a particularly mean looking guy by swiftly kicking him in the groin and punching him before he could recover.
    • Multiple characters are seen using bottles as weapons during donnybrooks.
  • Compensating for Something: "You drive a jacked up truck but not so jacked that people start to question the size of Big Jim and the Twins."
  • Corpsing: On occasion, but most notable when the hockey team finds Shoresy naked in the showers and he begins trading barbs with Jonesy and Reilly; it's fairly obvious that Mark Forward is doing his damnedest not to start cracking up at the antics between the three.
  • Cuckold: The McMurrays are very eager to try this particular kink in a Season 4 episode. They don't get many takers.
  • Cut Your Heart Out With A Spoon: Shoresy's colorful descriptions of what he does to Reilly and Jonesy's moms.
    • Squirrely Dan's warning to the audience at the Letterkenny Adult Spelling Bee: "If I hear one fucking heckle, I will staple your tongue to your taint, so you can watch me kick your ass!
  • Dating Catwoman: Wayne sleeps with Tanis in Season 2. In fact, in Season 5 they become a real couple. Briefly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Wayne and Daryl.
  • Deep South: Actually southern Canada, which is about as far north from the southern States that one can get, but they play into a lot of the tropes present in the setting — the hick towns, farmers, Kissing Cousins, drug issues, and the like.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Joint Boy gets beaten up by Wayne, and afterward gets invited by Daryl's super soft birthday. He also shows up to help fight off Tanis' crew, as well as take on the degens who messed up the sled shack. He's almost a regular now.
    • Also applies to Tyson, who is friendly to Wayne after being headbutted into unconsciousness.
  • Delinquents: The skids. Even more so when Gae shows up.
    • The degens from up-country are implied to be this, but other than trashing the sled shack, they don't seem to get up to much.
  • Disgusting Public Toilet: The MoD3an's men's rooms, apparently, if the janitor's comments are any indication.
    Alexander: You should shave more'n once. We know what you're doin'.
    Wayne: How long you been at it?
    Alexander: Forty-eight fiscal hours.
    Wayne: Boy, that's more'n enough time to see a nightmare or two around here, eh?
    Alexander: Sometimes there's shit on the outside'a the torlet.
  • Downer Ending: "In It To Win It" ends with the reformed Letterkenny Irish losing their bet with the Natives, Wayne and Dan drunkenly sabotaging their final cable-access call-in show, Daryl starting a brawl with the Quebec hicks over a woman who doesn't want him, and Wayne finding out his fiance Marie-Fred is cheating on him, ending season 7 on a downer as well. The only two people who make out well are Stuart and Tanis.
  • The Dreaded: The Native hockey players. The Letterkenny team are so scared that half of them call in sick on account of not wanting to get involved.
    • The Ginger and Boots, on account of their reputation as ostrich fuckers.
      • Allegedlys.
  • The Ditz: Daryl's a little slow on the uptake.
  • Dope Slap: In the webseries, Wayne says he had to give one to a friend's brother for calling his John Deer a "John Queer".
  • Double Entendre: Gail's modus operandi, bordering on single entendres.
  • Double Knockout: Tyson and Joint Boy get into an argument over who would win in a fight; one headbutt later and both are on the floor.
  • Dumb Jock: Jonesy and Reilly the hockey players.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Letterkenny is introduced as being made up of "hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians", but the Christians basically disappear after the first episode, aside from the occasional reminder that Glen happens to be a pastor. Episodes after the first change the opening to "There are 5,000 people in Letterkenny. These are their problems."
  • Emo Teen: The skids have this vibe with an extra dose of pretentiousness and petty crime. It's never said how old they actually are, though.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • "See the biggest fuckin' garter snake by the back door. Fuck, ya almost wanna let it in ya got so much mouses."
    • Also happens in the first season finale, with everyone in Letterkenny teaming up to chase Tanis and her crew out of town.
    • Turns out Quebec hiques "fuckin' hate degens from up-country" just as much as Ontario hicks.
    French!Wayne: Bienvenue au Quebec!
  • Epic Fail: Stewart was apparently a big local DJ back in the day, and decides to book the Ag Hall for a comeback performance of all his old DJ personas. After stealing thousands of dollars from his friends to make costumes and get the stage show set up, he shows up for his big comeback performance only to be greeted by an audience of two people.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Bonnie McMurray. Can confirm.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The hockey coach is known only as "Coach"
  • Evil Laugh: The Hockey Coach shows he has a pretty pronounced one in Season 5
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Sled Ted likes sleds. Joint Boy smokes a lot of joints.
  • Face, Nod, Action:
    • At a hockey faceoff in Season 3, several of the opponent Loggers makes sexual comments about the Ferda duo's ex-girlfriend, to the effect of "Who brought the fuckin' rocket, boys?" and "Who's billet sister's a fuckin' rocket, boys?" Four members of the Letterkenny Irish glance at each other, going "Yup." *nod* "Yup." *nod* "Yup" *nod* "Yup" *nod*, and after this sequential nodding-while-yupping, they drop gloves and start a bench-clearing brawl against the Loggers.
    • During the Shamrockettes' championship game in Season 5, Betty-Anne and Mary-Anne do this before the faceoff. Then they hit Shorsey in the junk and skate down to score the winning goal.
  • The Faceless: Shorsey, by necessity to cover up the fact that he's played by Jared Keeso.
  • Gargle Blaster: "Donkey Juice," when you mix all the alcohol you have together to get drunk. But it'll make ya spit.
  • Gasshole: Squirrely Dan can do it on cue. Real cheek-splitters.
    • While having dinner with Wayne, Tanis lets out a belch that prompts an entire discussion about acting ladylike.
  • Genre Savvy: Wayne clearly knows that Tanis won't stop destroying Letterkenny until she gets her money, so he sneaks it to her while everyone else is distracted by the fight so that she doesn't come back.
    • Wayne is well aware that dating Marie-Fred is going to get him in a shit-ton of trouble with her brother, the aggressively English-hating Jean-Claude.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Tanis reacts to Wayne calling in Boots and The Ginger for the fight against her and her crew, on account of them fucking an ostrich. (Allegedlys).
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Inverted by bad-girl Tanis at the start of season 3. "You're goddamn right it's my choice!"
  • Good Is Not Soft: Wayne is extremely polite and good-natured, but he can also beat up pretty much anyone.
  • Good Ol' Boy: In a town that has plenty of these, Wayne stands out as a gentleman.
    Wayne: It's not polite to kiss and tell.
  • Go Seduce My Archnemesis: Katy does this to Angie of all people, before kicking her right in the clam. It's ostensibly to get puck bunny Angie away from Jonesy and Reilly's team, but she's really doing it as revenge for breaking Wayne's heart.
    • In the Easter special, Roald seduces Glen the preacher in front of the hockey bros in order to secure a perfect "Zombie-Jesus Day" for Stewart.
  • Goth: The skids, who hide inside, hold raves, and cook meth.
  • Groin Attack:
    • How Katy takes out Tanis in the Season 1 finale, and Wayne's ex Angie in Season 3. And then Wayne's ex Marie-Fred in Season 7.
  • #HashtagForLaughs: McMurray and his buddies apparently come up with obscene hashtags for their yearly vacations/glorified fuckfests in Las Vegas.
    McMurray: [belches] I oughta tell you's a story about #CuntCripple2016.
  • Hate Sink: There is no one that doesn't hate the degens from upcountry.
    • Season 5 has Hard Right Jay. At first it looks like he's going to slide by without acknowledgment, but by the end of the episode he gets a well-deserved beatdown from Tanis.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?: Roald and the show itself takes every opportunity to remind people he's gay, particularly when the other skids use homophobic insults.
    Roald: This is really awkward for me, you guys.
    Stewart: Hey, it's okay.
    Devon: We know, and we support you.
    • Dax and Ron drip with this. Constantly.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Wayne discusses in a Season 6 episode that whenever McMurray finds out someone's gay, he gets really... weird about it, invoking this trope. A few episodes later, we see McMurray do it for real when he finds out Roald is gay, and a textual medium cannot possibly convey how awkward it is.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Wayne broke up with Angie "almost a month" before the show begins, and he was so down in the dumps that he lost the title of "Toughest Guy in Letterkenny". Even after he reclaims it, the breakup still affects him several times throughout the first season.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By season 4, Tanis and her boys from the Rez actually become less antagonistic and more approachable.
  • He's Back: In the first episode, after moping for "almost a month" since breaking up with his sweetie Angie, Wayne begins to reclaim his title as Toughest Guy in Letterkenny — starting with Angie's new boyfriend.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Jonesy and Reilly kind of push the limits of this.
  • Hidden Depths: Devon the skid is also a skilled Shakespearean actor, and both he and Stewart read philosophy seriously.
    • In the Easter special, Glen and the hockey bros walk in on Roald contentedly painting an enormous self portrait.
    • Wayne starts off showing incredible insight, and the humor in his character in later seasons is from his being hilariously off the mark.
    • In the Halloween special, Daryl reveals he's an expert at beer tasting, though no one really cares.
    • Squirrelly Dan takes Gordon Ramsay's steak advice seriously and knows the grades for sushi and sashimi, takes a women's studies class at the local college, is remarkably articulate about anatomy, and occasionally eats at trendy restaurants.
    • In the Valentine's special, Wayne and Stewart bond over hockey, with Stewart being a huge fan with reams of knowledge, to the point that the two of them go to the rink for some shots.
    • An offhand comment by Katy reveals that her favorite actress is Indie film star Chloë Sevigny, hinting at a surprising knowledge of film (especially compared to everyone else, who picked much more well known actors.)
    • Even Jonesy and Reilly have their moments, such as when they reference Serge Gainsbourg and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  • Hot-Blooded: Taken Up to Eleven with Reilly and Jonesy's hockey coach, who is constantly screaming at his players and throwing or kicking any object that happens to be in his way.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: Wayne and Daryl, alongside Rapid-Fire Comedy, usually throw this at somebody who's pissing them off.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Wayne dislikes actor French Stewart because "the guy squints too much." Wayne is famously squinting 90% of the time.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Prior to portraying Wayne in 2016, Jared Keeso played Constable Ben Chartier in the 2014 show 19-2. Dan Petronijevic, who played J.M. Brouillard in 19-2, has a recurring role as McMurray in Letterkenny. In the season 3 finale, Adrian Holmes, who played Keeso's co-star Constable Nick Barron in 19-2, is introduced as Gail and Rosie's male cousin Bradley.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Discussed by Wayne and the gang, eventually culminating in Wayne, Daryl, Katy and Squirrelly Dan all doing orgasm impressions. Revisited again in "Nut", with similar results.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Wayne and Daryl's MO when it comes to shutting down Jonesy and Reilly.
    Wayne: What's up with your body hair, big shoots? Ya look like a 12 year old Dutch girl.
    • Just about everyone in the show isn't afraid to throw around some language.
  • Insistent Terminology / Hair-Trigger Sound Effect : No one is immune from getting mocked for saying "to be fair.."
    • "TOO BE FAIHHHH!!"
  • Jerk Jock: Jonesy and Reilly always immediately start insulting Wayne and Daryl for being hicks as soon as they see them.
  • Kissing Cousins: Wayne and Daryl try to avert this, though they mention coming close a few times.
  • The Lad-ette: Tanis proves to have a little of this going on. Also, the Letterkenny Shamrockettes.
  • Lame Comeback: In "Cold Open".
    Reilly: Nice onesie. Does it come in men's?
    Wayne: Oh I think you come in men enough for all of us.
    Reilly: You better come in my—I mean, you better come—
    Jonesy: I think you better come and say that to his face you fuckin' hicks.
    Daryl: Nice execution.
    Wayne: Yer doin' terrific.
  • Large Ham: Stewart and the rest of the skids tend to be as hammy as possible.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever Wayne's about to kick some ass, he prepares himself by taking a swig of the nearest alcohol, flicking away a cigarette (which he often lit just seconds before), and unbuttoning his shirt cuffs.
  • Long List: Wayne and Daryl give one of umbrella drinks to the skid in "Produce Stand".
  • Loophole Abuse: How Tanis manages to get most of the Letterkenny Irish onto the Native team, despite few if any of them having an ounce of Native blood in them. Lampshaded by several hockey players from Newfoundland when they chirp the Native team.
    Tommy: You don't look jus' right native t'me, b'y.
    Teddy: Bit mauzy on de rules, b'ys, but I'm told t' play fer de Native team, well, ye gotta be right... Native.
  • Love Triangle:
    • Between Stewart, Katy, and Jonesy and Reilly.
    • Then, as of the Season 3 finale, Katy, Jonesy and Reilly after she informs them she only wants to date one of them. They dump her to get back to their preferred status of Heterosexual Life-Partners.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Gail, the bartender, seems to have a permanent girl-boner for Anything That Moves. The one she really wants is Wayne, but she comes on so strongly that it makes Wayne visibly uncomfortable.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Wayne spends the whole first episode in this situation after he's caught looking at Grindr.
  • Motor Mouth: Jim Dickens, the local auctioneer, as is typical of those in his profession. He doesn't seem to be able to control it either.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Katy is so much this that Reilly and Jonesy actually ask her to stop coming to their hockey games, after the other players constantly leer at her.
    • Bonnie McMurray as well, particularly during the Halloween episode.
    • In Season 6, Anik.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The Letterkenny Adult Spelling Bee.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: The standard attitude with residents of Letterkenny.
    • Wayne with regards to Katy dating Jonesy and Reilly — and especially when he finds out that Stewart is flirting with her as well. There's also the running gag of Wayne having to warn Squirrely Dan off of flirting with her, even though she eggs him on.
      • Episode 6 of season 1 has Squirrely Dan blurts out "Your's sister's hot, Wayne! There, I said it! I Regret Nothing, I Regret Nothing!" and runs off while the quartet are assembled after he says yet another "That's what I appreciates about you." in response to Katy bringing them all lemonade. He lasts about 10 seconds before getting out of breath and yelling that he's too fat to run. Wayne doesn't seem too perturbed, though.
    • Subverted with McMurray, who almost obsessively tries to get Wayne to date his sister during the first season.
  • Mystery Meat: Daryl bought so-called venison off a street meat vendor, but quickly realized it wasn't genuine.
  • Myth Arc: Done subtly, but the most prevalent recurring plot is Wayne's struggle to find love and deal with his relationships.
  • Named by the Adaptation: None of the characters appearing or mentioned in the webseries were ever named. This is rectified in the show.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Wayne at one point decides it's impossible for the Ginger and Boots to have fucked an ostrich, and demands they cease perpetuating the rumor because "the only way they could have fucked an ostrich would be if it were a dead ostrich". A passing Glen catches only part of the exchange and immediately begins spreading a new side of the tale: "The Ginger and Boots fucked a dead ostrich."
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: While it's never a good idea to get on Wayne's bad side, a lot of the more memorable examples come from the hicks as a group. Such as the season 5 premiere, "We Don't Fight At Weddings," where the city boys finally get what's coming to them. (Away from the wedding, of course.)
    • There's also the fate of Hard Right Jay and the Hard Right protesters, who quickly get their shit ruined by the hicks, Tanis and the boys from the Res, and other tough guys from around town.
  • No Indoor Voice: The coach of the hockey team Jonesy and Reilly are in is constantly pissed off and yelling.
  • Noodle Incident: Some of the problems Wayne and Daryl mention spring from these.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Boots and The Ginger are so tainted by their reputation of (allegedly) fucking an ostrich that nobody wants to go near them in the donnybrook in the Season 1 finale. In Season 3, their mere presence keeps degens away from the sled shack.
  • Overly Long Gag: Alexander and the explanations of how sometime's there's shit on the "torlets" and "uriness" in the MoD3an's men's room. Lampshaded by Wayne and McMurray.
    Alexander: Well, remember how I said sometimes there's shit on the outside'a the torlet?
    McMurray: Feel like you told me that nearly a year ago now.
    Wayne: Yeah, we're kinda burnin' daylight here, eh?
  • Pluralses: As hicks often do, but Squirrely Dan does it the most. The one time he doesn't is when he, Wayne and Daryl are discussing sushi and sashimi, and Wayne and Daryl start pluralizing all of them to Dan's growing frustration as he tries to explain that you don't pluralize "sushi" and "sashimi".
  • Polyamory:
    • At the beginning of the series, Katy is in a relationship with both Jonesy and Reilly at the same time, and the two boys are fine with that. At the end of season 3, Katy declares she just wants to be in a relationship with one of them — but winds up cutting ties with both of them.
    • Season 4 reveals, to pretty much no one's surprise (except Squirrely Dan's), that the McMurrays are swingers.
    • Ron and Dax have an open marriage and are both bisexual.
    • In Season 6, this seems to be the solution Mary-Anne, Betty-Anne and Shorsey settled on.
  • Phrase Catcher:
    • "Fuck you, Shoresy!" In response, of course, to Shoresy telling Reilly and Jonesy that he bonestormed their moms. Of course, Shoresy just says "fuck you" back and keeps making more Your Mom jokes.
    • Roald keeps calling Stewart "Strt" (pronounced exactly as it looks), in an extremely squeaky voice and varying levels of distress.
  • Power Walk: The Hicks do it frequently, normally in preparation for a fight. Expect Wayne to be lighting a cigarette, Darry strutting with his hands in his pockets, and Squirrely Dan holding his overalls like a pugilist.
    • Played with in the season 6 episode Bush Party Season, where several degens try to interrupt the Power Walk...only to be quickly beaten down by Tyson and Joint Boy.
  • Put on a Bus: Devon moves away in Season 3.
    • Gail disappears to a singles retreat in season 5, after Modean's II burns down. She returns for a couple of episodes in Season 6.
    • Tanis is nowhere to be found in season 6, in favor of Wayne's new girl, Marie-Fred.
  • Raging Stiffie: An in-universe Old Shame of Daryl's.
    Katy: Dan? Did you know that Daryl used to get boners every morning in grade 9 during "O Canada?" (Daryl hangs head in shame)
    Squirrely Dan (chuckling): No shit!
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Gas may be cheap in Buffalo, New York, but fuck if they don't have All-Dressed Chips in that shithole.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: The whole show runs on this.
    • Wayne and Daryl can trap a person in a constant barrage of insults before they have a chance to retaliate.
    • Jonesy and Reilly's constant bro-slang is borderline impenetrable.
    • Most of the town combines this with Long List when they really get going.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • In the season 1 finale, Tanis gives one to Stewart, even though she'd already gotten her money. It's what causes Katy to give her a box shot, inciting the fight all over again.
    • Gae proves herself to the skids by delivering one to Tanis and her boys in season 3.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Daryl's super-soft birthday parties, which are designed to be the most girly and effeminate parties that Wayne and Katy can make. The episode involving it also has Wayne reclaiming his title of "Toughest Guy in Letterkenny", which leads to him having a fight while wearing a pink party hat in front of a cupcake decoration station. Dan theorizes that the party is really for Wayne and Katy, since their parents never allowed them to have birthday parties growing up.
  • Really Gets Around:
    • Katy engages in two polyamorous relationships; one with Reilly and Jonesy in series 1, and a brief fling with a couple of toy-boy models she brings back from the city in series 3. In s02eo7 St. Perfect's Day, Katy breaks her Lenten fast by hooking up with Mrs. McMurray. Also in series 3, Gail points out that Katy's had a "busy winter," specifically citing some gossip going around town about the models, Bonnie's hot tub party, and the Hicks' encounter with their Québécois counterparts, Les Hiques. She also shamelessly pursues any guy she set's her eye to. Even her protective older brother Wayne doesn't really seem fazed by it.
    • The McMurray's are active swingers. For some reason this seems to put off the Hicks (likely because Wayne, Daryl, and Squirrely Dan are very sick of hearing McMurray (and, often, his wife as well) drunkenly launching into yet another tale of "Vegas, Hard Rock, rooftop, poolside villas, you never seen so much cunt in your life"), but Katy did hook up with Mrs. McMurray on St. Patrick's Day. Later, Katy is invited and very tempted to go on a Spring Break trip with Mrs. McMurray.
    • Bonnie McMurray is implied to have hooked up with Katy, Derry, and Squirrely Dan (perhaps even at the same time) in her hot tub.
    • Jonesy and Reilly were in a polyamorous relationship with Katy and never seem to be at a loss for female companionship after they break up with her. Usually in the form of "Big City Slams".
    • Ron and Dax have an open marriage, according to their bet with Jonesy and Reilly. They are both bisexual as well, and are extremely interested in Katy at the speed dating event. (The interest is mutual.)
    • After the Shamrockettes' championship game, it's revealed that all of Shorsey's talk about Riley and Jonesy's moms isn't just chirping.
      • Betty-Anne, Mary-Anne appear to be in a polyamorous relationship with Shorsey in Season 6.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: This isn't something the show particularly leans on - a lot of the show's references lean towards retro - but there is a notable exception. Season 5 introduces Hard Right Jay (played by Jay Baruchel) and his fellow protestors, clearly meant as Letterkenny's answer to the alt-right. In a particularly dark scene, when he first shows up in town, he has a Tiki torch with him. Jay and every single one of his protestors turn out to be cowards when push comes to shove: none of them even try to fight back against the combined might of Tanis and her boys, who along with Wayne, Daryl, and Dan, utterly and satisfyingly curb stomp them.
    • Invoked with McMurray's attack ad for the Ag Hall presidential election, as Devon blatantly rips off the Conservative Party's "He's just not ready!" ads from the 2015 Canadian election, subbing in Wayne for Justin Trudeau.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Tanis goes on one against the entirety of Letterkenny when the skids screw her out of a large sum of money.
  • Running Gag: The show runs on these, both within episodes (usually starting with the Cold Open) and throughout the series.
    • People bringing up how Boots and The Ginger fucked an ostrich.
    • Just The Ginger fucked and ostrich.
    Dan: Allegedlys.
    • It takes at least two guys to fuck an ostrich, though.
    • At least two. Maybe three.
    • We're hearing it was a sick ostrich.
    • Dan telling Katie the things that he appreciates about her, Katy egging him on by asking "Is that what you appreciate about me?", and Wayne warning Dan to back off.
    • This exchange:
      Wayne: Katy, would you put some fuckin' clothes on?
      Katy: Not my forte.
      Wayne: Unfortunate.
    • The Letterkenny Irish only talk in a specific order.
    • Poor Jim Dickens, the auctioneer. For whatever reason, everyone in town keeps calling him "Jimmy Dickskin," and no amount of correcting people seems to help.
    • The hockey coach is seemingly unable to vent if he isn't kicking garbage bins, he even takes one along on his golfing trips so he can kick it if he gets angry. He gets strangely frustrated when the Shamrockettes win the championship and looks at the garbage can longingly.
    • If someone says "To be fair" during a discussion, everything will stop while everyone sings "To be faiiiiiiirrrrr~" for as long as 15 seconds. Once the singing stops, the discussion resumes.
    • Bonnie McMurray stepping out of the Modean's backroom in a revealing outfit, Squirrely Dan, Daryl, and Katy saying her name and fawning over her, and Wayne being completely unfazed and correctly guessing her current obligation before wishing her well.
    • Daryl saying something horribly awkward that instantly kills the conversation.
    • Someone will say they don't like a particular word that just came up in conversation. In concert, everyone else will unleash a Hurricane of Puns using that word.
    • Every holiday episode includes several:
      • Halloween includes Wayne's "Let me make a call" and Dary listing the qualities of the beers they're drinking to no one's interest.
      • Christmas includes Wayne giving a gift to someone, that person being shocked that Wayne would give them a gift, and Wayne replying "Yeah, well, it's tradition, so yeah. (trailing off) Yeah...yeah..."
      • Valentine's Day includes Ron exchanging increasingly ridiculously Single Entendres with whoever he's sitting with a speed dating, and always ending with the other person gasping and saying "Oh fuck" quietly.
    • Riley and Jonesy giving presentations with graphics on a screen.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation:
  • Serious Business:
    • The seniors hockey team never skips leg day.
    • Wayne and Daryl nearly get into a fist fight over the proper method for cooking steak.
  • Share Phrase: The town of Letterkenny has a few of these.
    • "Pitter patter, let's get at 'er".
    • "How're ya now?" "Good n'you?" "Oh, not s'bad."
    • "Ooooh... Bonnie McMurrrraaaay!"
    • "Just kidding, I don't give a fuck."
    • As of Season 6, "Yew!"
  • She's Got Legs: Katy, often combined with Who Wears Short Shorts?.
  • Shout-Out: There's a dizzying amount of pop culture references littered throughout the dialogue. One scene with the skids starts with a reference to "Hey Boy Hey Girl" by The Chemical Brothers, to name one particularly left-field example.
    • In one of the web shorts, Wayne mentions taking his girl "for a nice supper at Pizza Delight" — a pizza chain that in Ontario is exclusively rural. It's not bad for what it is.
  • Show Within a Show: Miss Fire, an antiquated sitcom about a gruff general commanding a base full of effeminate soldiers and his beleagured secretary that Uncle Eddie apparently used to watch. Most of the Hicks note the simplicity of the humor, how homophobic and generally rife with Unfortunate Implications that humor is, and how corny, repetitive, and poorly-aged the show is in general, but Wayne holds great nostalgia for the show that is mostly tied to Uncle Eddie and spends months watching it on repeat during his depressive crash at the start of Season 8.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis:
    • Wayne and Daryl vs. the hockey players Jonesy and Reilly.
    • Wayne and the gang vs. "degens" from up-country.
    • Jonesy and Reilly vs. Shoresy.
  • Slut-Shaming: Highly and refreshingly averted. The show features several promiscuous characters and there's very few times it's remarked upon at all, much less as a negative. The only reason that the McMurrays get shit for it is because they habitually subject anyone within their vicinity to incredibly graphic and vulgar accounts of their conquests whenever they are drunk, and also tend to act inappropriately in public.
    • Angie is the only character who really does get this. But it's more for breaking Wayne's heart than her actual promiscuity.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: The hicks to each other and most everyone else. Except Jonesy and Reilly, who are too dim to keep up.
    • Season 5 gives us heaping helpings of this from the Letterkenny Shamrockettes.
  • Soft Glass: Beer (and other) bottles are frequently used as weapons in scraps. They all break relatively easy and don't do realistic damage.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Wayne peppers a lot of large words into his speeches, which are often about fighting and usually contain plenty of cursing as well.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Nothing like a little La Rondine by Puccini while the entire cast beats seven shades of shit out of Hard Right Jay and his gang of losers.
  • The Stoic: Wayne is not exactly the emotional type, which makes his anger at the end of the first episode and the reveal of his impending proposal to Marie-Fred at the end of the sixth season all the more impactful.
  • The Stoner: Subverted hard with Joint Boy: while he smokes an absurd amount of weed, he's the exact opposite of a typical stoner character. Season 5 reveals that he's incredibly intelligent when he's stoned, but he's quickly eliminated from the Adult Spelling Bee when he runs out of joints.
  • Stripperific: Katy's outfits, or when she's just walking around in her swimwear. Wearing clothes is not her forte.
  • Subverted Catch Phrase:
    • The above-mentioned town greeting gets subverted when Wayne confronts Tanis.
    Wayne: How're ya now?
    Tanis: Good n'you?
    Wayne: *beat* Deadly.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Season 5. Just when Wayne finds a cute Qwee-bec girl he thinks he can fall in love with... she's the sister of Jean-Claude, one of the Qwee-bec hicks, whose ex-fianceé Anik just dumped him for Darry.. Smash to Black.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end of the first season, Wayne says he's looking forward to some peace and quiet in town. Cue Tyson walking into the bar.
    "Who the fuck is the toughest guy in here?"
  • Take That!: "Uncle Eddie's Trust" to reality TV (most pointedly, Dragon's Den).
  • Take That, Audience!: Hand-in-hand with Take That, Us as the seasons go on, starting with the "citiots" in season 5, the Crack An Ag plot in season 7, and the discussion of Miss Fire in season 8
  • This Means War!: Tanis after she gets screwed over by the skids. "Let the burning of Letterkenny begin", indeed.
  • Those Two Guys: Reilly and Jonesy.
    • Stewart and Roald once they become the only speaking members of the skids.
    • The other speaking members of the senior hockey team could be considered those five guys.
    • Joint Boy and Tyson
    • Axe and Slash, Tanis' main associates/occasional enforcers.
    • Dax and Ron, especially after their wedding.
    • Mary-Anne and Betty-Anne are Those Two Girls.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Jonesy and Reilly often challenge Wayne and Daryl to fights, and the latter usually talk them out of it or just get them so mad that they leave. They also mention this being done on their behalf by a family member or first date after somebody insults them, and they're not too keen on actually going through with it.
  • Toilet Humour: "Fartbook", which is entirely about the skids developing a fart-sharing social media site and testing it in Letterkenny.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Subverted in the Season 3 opener. Formerly useless Reilly and Jonesy are now the top scorers on their team... but their team is dead last with zero wins.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: All-Dressed Chips.
    • Darryl also loves yogurt, and frequently annoys the rest of the gang with it.
  • Transparent Closet: Glenn, the local minister, who not-so-subtly flirts with the local men.
  • Trash Talk: "Chirping", as the hockey players call it, is practically the show's lifeblood. Shoresy is particularly adept at it; see Your Mom for details.
  • Unfortunate Names: In Season 6 we meet a local Mennonite family, the Dycks. With a Y. Of course, this is Letterkenny, so their presence usually just inspires a long series of dirty jokes.
  • The Unintelligible: McMurray. He even uses it to cheat in the town's adult spelling bee. His wife isn't any easier to understand.
    • The two hockey players from Newfoundland, as their thick Newfie accents and dialect utterly baffle the Native team. Lampshaded by the Native Coach.
    Native Coach: Ho-ly fuck.
  • Unusual Euphemism: The show is a big fan of it, in the very first episode Wayne and Darryl use a barrage of those to piss off Jonesy and Reilly.
    Reilly *visibly confused* "what?"
    Darryl "Oh, she's bashful"
    Wayne "Oh, come on kitten, I won't tell anyone. Ballpark, six to eight? You're a fuckin' animal"
    Darryl "Play a little five-on-one."
    Wayne "Hit the kitchen, mix a batch."
    Darryl "Feed the ducks."
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: There's a girl from the next town over who got the stinker removed from a skunk and now she keeps it as a pet — pretty much par for the course there.
  • Verbal Tic: Mrs. McMurray can't seem to go a minute without shoehorning the word "cocksucker" into whatever she's saying.
  • The Voiceless: None of the skids besides Stewart, Devon, and Roald speak.
  • Wham Line:
    Tanis: Wayne, I'm pregnant.
    Wayne: [deadpan] Oh. *beat* Oh fuck.
  • Wham Shot: The final scene of Season 6. Wayne meets Marie-Fred outside a dance club and says he has a question, but she tells him to ask it inside. Said question may have something to do with the engagement ring in Wayne's pocket.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Subverted. Devon thinks that the episode "Fartbook" is one to The Social Network and is constantly quoting Mark Zuckerberg's lines from the movie. However he does so without any prompting and in situations where it doesn't make sense, and eventually stops when Wayne Dope Slaps him.
  • Your Mom: Has Shoresy mentioned lately that he fucked both Reilly and Jonesy's moms? He'd be happy to remind you.
    • "Fuck you Reilly, your mom keeps trying to slip a finger in my bum but I keep telling her I only let Jonesy's mom do that you fuckin' loser."
    • "Hey Reilly, I made an oopsie, can you ask your mom to pick up Jonesy's mom on the way over to my place? I double booked it by mistake, you fuckin' loser."
    • "Fuck you Jonesy, tell your mom to leave me alone, she's been laying on my waterbed since Labour Day."
    • "Fuck you Jonesy, I made your mom cum so hard, they made a Canadian Heritage Minute out of it and Don McKellar played my dick."

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