Letterkenny is unfunny, the jokes are repetitive, and I’m not sure why people like this show.
As a fan of Trailer Park Boys, another show everyone kept telling me to check out was Letterkenny. Everyone kept telling me how funny it supposedly was, how it was like TPB but without the drugs, it was the pinnacle of Canadian entertainment, blah blah blah.
Yeah, those people fucking lied to me.
Letterkenny fucking blows. Now I know why the logo is a dog, it’s because this show is a steaming pile of dog shit. Even dog shit provides more entertainment, at least someone could slip in it and fall on their ass. Watching Letterkenny feels like slipping into a coma as you feel your IQ points drop.
I tried to like this show, I really did. I watched the first three seasons of it hoping it would get better. It didn’t. When I mentioned this to people, they all broke out the moving goalposts. “Oh, but season 4 is where it really starts getting good!” “The show doesn’t find its feet until season 6!” Any show that takes several seasons to become good is garbage. I’ll give most shows two seasons to get their shit together, the first season to make their mistakes and the second season to fix those mistakes. After that chances are your show is going to stay garbage. I gave Letterkenny more of a chance than I would most shows, and it still let me down.
Every episode is literally just the same jokes. Wayne, Daryl, Squirrelly Dan, and Katy are sitting around the farm talking about a bunch of shit that has nothing to do with anything, usually including a joke about the guy who fucked an ostrich. Katy says something, Squirrelly Dan says “That’s what I appreciates about you!”, Katy replies “Is that what you appreciate about me?”, Wayne tells Squirrelly Dan to “Take about 20% off there bud”, they discuss plans for the day, Wayne says “Pitter patter let’s get at her”, end scene. Sometimes before they do this bit they throw in the characters randomly doing alliteration. The rest of the episode typically consists of Wayne being autistically stoic and getting into a fight to protect his reputation as being the toughest guy in the town, the “skids” hanging around outside the local convenience store like they’re Jay and Silent Bob, and the hockey players acting like retards and pissing off the rest of their team.
That’s it, that’s basically every single episode of Letterkenny.
Fans of the show will defend this by saying “Those are just running gags!” Repeating the same jokes over and over again in literally every single episode isn’t a running gag, it’s piss-poor writing and a sign that your show sucks huge dick. A running gag would be if Squirrelly Dan and Katy did the “That’s what I appreciates about you” bit once every few episodes. They do it literally every single fucking episode, that’s not a running gag anymore, that’s just being repetitive because you couldn’t come up with a different joke because you fucking suck and Letterkenny isn’t funny.
Even the handful of parts that aren’t repetitive bullshit aren’t funny. I have no problem with dry humor, but the humor in Letterkenny is so dry that I think it must have completely evaporated because I sure as hell can’t find it. Am I supposed to be laughing at how weird these people are or something? Har har, Wayne is stoic. Har har, Daryl is socially awkward. Har har, Wayne’s sister is a slut. Har har, the hockey players are inseparable. Do I need to be high to get the jokes? Are there even actually any jokes for me to get? I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure out how this show has apparently lasted 11 seasons and spawned multiple spin-offs.
Anyone who seriously thinks this show is even remotely comparable to Trailer Park Boys in any way is fucking retarded. TPB is funny because the characters get fucked up on drugs and booze and do outlandishly ridiculous stuff. The characters in Letterkenny are outlandishly boring and are only funny if you watch the show while fucked up on drugs and booze. You can’t even begin to compare the two shows, the only thing they have in common is that they both take place in Canada. Beyond that you’re basically comparing Natty Ice to Grey Goose vodka. One is bland, trashy, tastes like shit, and leaves you with a nasty headache after, while the other is smooth, classy, flavorful, and leaves you with awesome memories of an awesome time (unless you drink the whole bottle, not that I’d know anything about that or something haha). Trailer Park Boys is fucking hilarious. Letterkenny is more fucked than Barb’s scalloped potatoes.
I’m not sure what Letterkenny is supposed to be, but I know it sure as hell isn’t funny. Cancel this garbage already.