"That's ridicullus, dude." - Cory
Character Background Edit
Living Arrangements Edit
It's assumed that Cory and Trevor always fuck up and have lived always together in their trailer. Their parents are unknown. Ricky mentioned in "I Fuckin' Miss Cory And Trevor" "I was a good friend of Cory and Trevor as anyone was, I was basically like their fucking dad". It could be inferred that Cory and Trevor might have the same father, which would explain their living together and their close friendship, but there is no evidence to support this.
Love Life Edit
We have not seen any verifiable romantic activity for either person. There is some conjecture that they were involved with Sarah in some way, since she 'adopted' them at one point, taking them in and caring for them, as well as preventing Ricky and Julian from taking advantage of them whenever they wanted ("If You Love Something, Set It Free"). At various points throughout the series, she has referred to them as her 'boyfriends' and even announces marriage to both of them ("Propane, Propane"). Conversely, Sarah has also stated that she is not interested in marrying them or 'banging' them ("If You Love Something, Set It Free"), so it remains a mystery.
Cory and Trevor are probably heterosexual, but on the other side of it, they once unknowingly hooked up with two male cross-dressers ("I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"), knew exactly when the male dancers were on stage at the strip club ("I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"), and had little problem agreeing to work on men at Julian's erotic massage parlour ("Rub N Tiz'zug").
Criminal Activities Edit
Generally, Cory and Trevor are kept around by Julian and Ricky to do their grunt work and act as 'jail cover' in case things go wrong. They perform many menial tasks for the boys, including vehicle theft ("The Bare Pimp Project", "Propane, Propane"), gas siphoning ("If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"), transportation of stolen goods and drugs ("Workin' Man"), creating diversions, and more.
Whenever Ricky or Julian are in trouble with the police, they use some permutation of Trevor and Cory's names (i.e., 'Cory Trevor') ("I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor", "Never Cry Shitwolf") or simply blame the crime on them, and this has landed them in jail a couple of times ("If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked", "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be").
When the boys opened up a convenience store in a shed in the park with Sarah in a managerial role, they specialized in selling loose cigarettes and bootleg DVDs and porno movies, something they mistakenly announced to broadcaster Steve Rogers live on Channel 10 ("High Definition Piss Jugs").
Cory and Trevor are often referred to as one entity by others, and they are rarely seen apart--and during these rare separations, they don't seem able to function without each other ("High Definition Piss Jugs").
Cory is more socially adept, slightly more aggressive and the more animated of the two characters. He has some minor experience in rapping ("Who's The Microphone Assassin?").
They put a great deal of stock in what Ricky and Julian think of them (especially Trevor), and seek out praise and affection from them both like a dog seeks from its master. Their signature move is raising their hands for low-fives, but they are very often left hanging ("If You Love Something, Set It Free"). On rare occasions, they have gotten low-fives from the boys, but these are deemed as rewards and not to be handed out lightly ("The Bible Pimp", "Give Peace A Chance"). Starved for attention, they look to Ricky and Julian as role models and are prepared to do whatever they ask.
Through time the pair become slightly more resistant to abuse from the boys, and on a few occasions they actively confront Ricky and attempt to defend themselves ("Dressed All Over And Zesty Mordant"). This behaviour and Sarah's coaching eventually allow them some measure of independence and protection from further subjugation.
Interaction With The Group Edit
Cory and Trevor are the targets of much name calling and abuse from Ricky. During several episodes before season 8, Bubbles, Ricky and particularly Julian treat the two exactly as one might treat dogs, ordering them to "Stay", "Sit", whistling for them, making kissing sounds to call them and giving them water in a dog's water bowl. Bubbles also ridicules Trevor in particular, calling him a skinny alien, or variations of same ("The Green Bastard"). Julian, for his part, went through a long phase where he defended them to Ricky and tried to 'train' them, and this riled Ricky at the time ("The Fuckin' Way She Goes"). Generally Julian is more patient with them than Ricky, as he is with most people.
Ricky's opinion of Cory and Trevor is about as confused as his views on everything else. While insulting, berating, and abusing them, he tells everyone that he treats them like family and doesn't understand why people think he's mean to them. The peace bond instituted by Sarah, requiring Ricky to remain at least 50 feet away from Cory and Trevor, is turned on its ear by Ricky, aided and abetted by Julian, who require Cory and Trevor to remain at least 50 feet away from Ricky instead of the other way around.
Cory and Trevor are not seen as intelligent, but as lackeys with no will of their own and no real desire in life except to get high and play video games. They are easily manipulated; in particular the boys can make them do all sorts of demeaning things. Jim Lahey has also been able to bend their will in his direction on several occasions, in order to get information on the criminal activities of Ricky and Julian, in exchange for letting them off some minor infraction or by bribing them with simple ice cream ("Conky").
Absence From Season Seven Edit
Cory and Trevor were conspicuously missing just before the stolen-meat operation. This was explained by Sarah: As a result of Julian and Ricky's abusive treatment of them over the years, plus the pressure from Ricky and his dope-growing operation which they helped set up, they both checked themselves into a mental institution on the advice of a psychiatrist who ministered to them while they were in jail, warning them that they were too reliant on the boys and needed to become their own people ("I Fuckin' Miss Cory And Trevor").
Their departure deeply upset Ricky, who went on at length about how he treated them so well and they didn't know how good they had it. He was at first angry at them for leaving, then truly sad that they were gone ("I Fuckin' Miss Cory And Trevor"). Later when he is training Jacob Collins and his two lackeys, he finally puts Trevor and Cory up on a pedestal by saying that they could never be as good as them ("Friends Of The Road").
Return of Cory in Season 8 Edit
At the beginning of Season 8 ("The Fuckin' V-Team"), Cory explains that upon release from the mental hospital, he and Trevor hitchhiked around the world for a few years. They travelled as far as China and London. They went to New York to see a Backstreet Boys reunion concert. Cory and Trevor became separated when Trevor got on the subway ("because it was famous and stuff") and the door shut before Cory could get on.
If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked (Episode)-450 hours of community service
The Shit Blizzard (Episode)-5 Months
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (Movie)-1 Month
Cory and Trevor can be seen to be partially responsible for at least two Lucy/Ricky break-ups, in "Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself" and "Who The Hell Invited These Idiots To My Wedding?". This provides a powerful motivator behind Ricky's abuse of the boys (Bubbles frequently notes that when Ricky's with Lucy and Trinity or cooking, he's actually more calm and reasonable), which rises in intensity and frequency through the series. The boys themselves have also hinted that they were rarely if ever so abused before the documentary crew set foot in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park. Credit can be given to this operation when "Take Your Little Gun And Get Out Of My Trailer Park"reveals that Julian trusted the boys enough to live in his trailer while he was in jail.
The boys have also served jail time (as noted above) like many other residents of Sunnyvale, but interestingly do not serve as much time as Ricky and Julian do (even when going to jail at the same time as the boys, for the same crimes). This likely indicates that whatever crime the boys do commit (which is seen, and bluntly stated throughout the series) outside of the influence of Ricky and Julian do not attract the attention of the law (or at least the kind of attention that would gradually result in stiffer sentences).