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Ricky

Ricky

Ricky (played by Robb Wells) is a resident of Sunnyvale Trailer Park and his main cohorts are Julian and Bubbles. Ricky is (assumed to be) the father of Trinity with Lucy being her mother. Lucy's second child, Baby Randy, is not Ricky's child, although he did act as father figure along with Randy to some extent. Ricky is also grandfather to Mo, Trinity's child with Jacob Collins.

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles all grew up in the trailer park together.[1] They have been inexorably tied together ever since.

Living Arrangements Edit

When we first meet Ricky, it's not clear whether Ricky lives with Lucy or not, but they do seem to share space in some way.[2] The next time we see him, he is being released from jail and he states he has nowhere to go until Julian allows him to sleep in his car in his driveway, which Julian later gives to Ricky outright. Ricky lives in this car, dubbed the Shitmobile, during most of his time in Sunnyvale.[3]

Ricky very nearly bought himself a trailer in the park using the proceeds from the Freedom 35 operation, but he spent more money than he thought and instead bought a set of encyclopedias for Trinity.[4]

When Ricky became Trailer Park Supervisor, he lived in the supervisor's trailer[5] -- but promptly returned to the shitmobile after he was removed from that position after losing a wrestling match with Jim Lahey and Randy for the position.[6]

Around the time Trinity is pregnant, Ricky is forbidden access to the park and lives in the Shitmobile outside the front gates.[7] He later moves himself, Trinity and Jacob to a nearby barn where they 'squat'.[8], and after Mo is born, they all move into Julian's Motel.[9]

Love Life Edit

Ricky and Lucy conceived Trinity (at least that is what we are meant to believe, but there is some room for doubt) and experienced an on again off again relationship that carries on over time. They were engaged to be married early on, but Ricky and Julian got arrested during the ceremony, and after that, Lucy takes up with Randy, not wanting to be with Ricky any longer.

Ricky hooks up with Sarah soon after that, and it's implied that this is not the first time they had been an item (she describes his lovemaking techniques in an interview around this time, which leads one to conclude this). Things seem to be going well, despite her earlier (and later) opinions that he is a loser, but it doesn't last beyond the season and things go back to the way they were between them both.[10]

Barb Lahey becomes attracted to Ricky while he is acting as the Trailer Park supervisor, and eventually proposes to him. Drunk and stoned, Ricky accepts -- even though is is not really sure why -- but then gets dumped by Barb when he is sent to prison.[11]

Criminal Activity Edit

Ricky's list of illegal pursuits is extensive. For a complete list, see the article Operations.

Employment Edit

Ricky states once or twice that he has never worked at a real job, but in fact he has had three bona fide jobs: a brief stint as a mall cop,[12] he works as the Temporary Relief Assistant Park Supervisor,[13], then as the Park Supervisor.[14] He also as a janitor at the local vocational school (although is it basically a front to sell drugs to the students and faculty).[15]

Characterization Edit

Ricky is not portrayed as an educated man, not even a little. He has failed Grade 6 three times,[16], because he was drunk most of the time), and didn't pass grade 10 until he resumed his schooling in his adulthood).[17]. His lack of education is a source of dismay for him, feeling he isn't as smart as those around him. He constantly messes things up, fails to understand the simplest concepts, mispronounces or misunderstands words and phrases, has trouble expressing complex ideas and feelings, and loses his cool when any of these things happen. He likewise hates it when anyone appears to come off as smarter than him and responds angrily. As a person with only a stunted education, he has scarcely grown up beyond the age he was when he stopped having a formal education; he is the same person he was as a youth.

Ricky's appearance is mostly extreme casual leaning toward slovenly at times, often wearing worn and torn clothing, mainly track pants or tearaways and loose fitting button up short sleeves with odd designs on them. The only part of his appearance that seems consistently preened is his elongated sideburns and stylized pompadour.

Ricky smokes cigarettes very, very often, although he never seems to have any, instead preferring to bum them off of other people (usually Trevor). He is also not shy to light a smoke in plublic places. Naturally, Ricky is a marijuana enthusiast as well as a drinker. He loves to proclaim his desire to get "drunk and stoned."

He is very clumsy, and tends to trip and fall in the most inopportune moments.

When in the mood, Ricky has been known to taunt people with a 'knock knock joke', which isn't a joke per se, merely a method of getting a person's attention and then rambling off whatever rhetoric he wants to say about what's going on at that moment.

Ricky seems a little impervious to physical damage. Ricky has been shot on numerous occasions, although never critically injured as a result. He has even shot himself by accident. He has been electrocuted, shot with arrows as well as tranquilizer darts (which had no effect on him), tazed and even suffered a heart attack and was clinically dead for a few moments with very few after effects.

Ricky loves and dotes on his daughter, Trinity, but he seems to have trouble acting as a good parent. For example, he is fine with Trinity driving around the park in the shitmobile, being a bottle kid, stealing bikes and tire rims, smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, etc., stating that he was allowed to do so when young, and he turned out fine. However, on a few occasions he has felt the need to correct her and insist that she take a different road than him in life.

Despite his professed lack of intelligence, Ricky is actually very skilled in a myriad of ways. Most of his skills were honed through criminal activity. Ricky is a skilled cook, and learned to read by following cooking instructions on packages of frozen food. He is also a highly skilled mechanic; he is shown fixing the derelict shitmobile on Julian's lot, as well as fixing a lawnmower engine faster than anyone else. He has a great talent for outsmarting the police using quick thinking, which has saved the boys on many occasions. Most of all, Ricky is a near savant at growing marijuana. His dope is considered by most people in the trailer park, including Ricky himself, to be the very best.

Ricky has been nick-named 'Reveen' by unseen detractors, due to a resemblance to Canadian entertainer "Reveen The Impossiblist".

InjuriesEdit

# Type Cause Episode(s)
01 Bullet Accidentally shot by Trinity "Mrs. Peterson's Dog Gets Fucked Up"
02 Bullet Shot by a farmer when stealing his tractor "Mrs. Peterson's Dog Gets Fucked Up"
03 Bullet Self inflicted when trying to contain a dog chasing Cory and Trevor "I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"
04 Bullet Shot by Sam Losco in a shoot out "The Bare Pimp Project"
05 Taser Shot by Jim Lahey to incapacitate Ricky "The Delusions Of Officer Jim Lahey"
06 Taser Shot by Jim Lahey to demonstrate the Taser "The Delusions Of Officer Jim Lahey"
07 Arrow Shot by Jim Lahey who thought Ricky and Randy were in an encounter "A Man's Gotta Eat"
08 Body Hit in the face by Julian with a baseball bat "Rub N Tiz'zug"
09 Body Hit in the arm by Julian with a baseball bat "Rub N Tiz'zug"
10 Body Hit in the leg by Julian with a baseball bat "Rub N Tiz'zug"
11 Body

Nose broken by Bubbles when he slammed the door of his shed into him. Shot three times with tranquilizer darts by Sam Losco the same episode, to no effect.

"Conky"
11 Body

Shot with a potato gun while trying to track who, or what, was damaging their marijuana field.

"If You Love Something, Set It Free"
12 Bullet Shot by a SWAT officer who was trying to shoot a gun out of Lahey's hand "Workin' Man"

Jail TimesEdit

By the time he had became the trailer park supervisor of Sunnyvale, Ricky had gone to jail at least eighteen times. ("The Green Bastard")

Notice: these jail times are the ones referenced to during the series proper.
# Sentence Reason Episode(s)
01 Unknown Drunk driving, destruction of property "I'm Not Gay, I Love Lucy... Wait A Second, Maybe I Am Gay"
02 Unknown Unknown "Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself"
03 18 Months Gunplay during attempt to recover stolen dog "Take Your Little Gun And Get Out Of My Trailer Park", "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers", "Mr. Lahey's Got My Porno Tape"
04 18 Months Gunplay during robbery "Who The Hell Invited These Idiots To My Wedding?", "What In The Fuck Happened To Our Trailer Park?"
05 "The Bare Pimp Project", "The Kiss Of Freedom"
06 Illegal posessions of marijuana "Workin' Man"
07 Illegal weapons possession "The Shit Blizzard"
08 drunk in public "I Banged Lucy And Knocked Her Up... No Big Deal"
09 30 days Endangering wildlife "A Shit River Runs Through It"
10 "Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys"
11 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

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