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Title: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: knockknock24 on Apr 18, 2014, 09:14 PM
The movie was great. There were a couple of things that I don't think were adressed like Randy and Lucy's kid and where he is (unless I missed something) but other than that it was fantastic. Much better than Countdown to Liquor Day.

"Thats a hard cock to suck Ricky"
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Kanadon on Apr 19, 2014, 08:20 AM
The movie was shit IMHO.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Josh on Apr 19, 2014, 08:30 AM
The movie was shit IMHO.
what was your problem with it? Seems like your the only one hating!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Apr 19, 2014, 09:28 AM
OK so I see the reviews are coming in cool!  I separated this from the thread about the movie date so people can discuss the movie here, and people wanting info about release dates can still view the original topic without seeing spoilers. 

If you don't want to see spoilers stay out of this thread!


Myself I was very  happy with the movie, great story and some good laughs


Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Apr 19, 2014, 01:43 PM
Here’s some interesting info about the movie I found at
http://www.eonefilmsmedia.ca/pdfs/Trailer%20Park%20Boys%20Don't%20Legalize%20It%20-%20Production%20Notes%20-%20Final_e1sptjwj.pdf (http://www.eonefilmsmedia.ca/pdfs/Trailer%20Park%20Boys%20Don't%20Legalize%20It%20-%20Production%20Notes%20-%20Final_e1sptjwj.pdf)

Quote
Setting the tone for a truly Canadian production, the temperature on the first day of
shooting was a balmy -35 degrees Celsius (with windchill), leading to the Boys' VW
Camper failing to start. While the crew had to physically push it into frame, Pat
Roach (Randy) drove a Segway, with his signature shirtlessness, never once
complaining about the bitter cold whipping against his bare torso.
 
When the elements didn't threaten to freeze out production, other forces of nature
intervened to present obstacles which our intrepid cast admirably overcame - one
week prior to filming, Bernard Robichaud (Cyrus) required surgery for a knee injury,
and completed the entire shoot with a cast covering his thigh to his knee. He could
barely walk from the pain - and if you watch closely, you'll notice that in every scene
featuring Cyrus, he's either sitting or standing in a stationery position. Lucy
DeCoutere (Lucy) took leave from her employment as Captain in the Canadian
Armed Forces to work on the film, and Jacob Rolfe (Jacob) made the trek from
Guatemala to be involved.
 
While Cyrus remained still in one spot, the rest of the cast kept mobile. Robb Wells
(Ricky) did all his own driving in the film, which is all the more amazing when you
see what and how he drove. He even drove the bus. One month after filming, Mike
Clattenburg was driving the Lincoln Continental which John Paul Tremblay (Julian)
makes use of in the movie, when the master cylinder exploded spewing brake fluid
all over the engine, which ignited. The car was soon engulfed in flames. Neither
Mike nor his passenger were injured, but sadly, the car was a write-off.
 
Of course, it doesn't matter what mode of transportation the Boys use - when they
show up on the scene, it's hard to go unnoticed. The scenes in the movie that were
shot on Parliament Hill in Ottawa took place on April 20, 2013 – the same day that
10,000 people descended on the Hill to protest Canada’s marijuana laws. The team
hired extra Ottawa police for security on the two days they filmed there, but they
could have used extra security to protect the cast from the Ottawa Police. At one
point, five additional police cars appeared (none of which were hired by the crew)
on set so that the police officers could get their pictures taken with the cast.
 
Mike Clattenburg devised a brilliant plan to sneak the Boys onto Parliament Hill
without being noticed by the 10,000 attendees (many of whom were huge fans of eOne Films
the show) by hiring 50 background performers to surround the Boys and walk en
masse up and into Parliament Hill, cameras rolling the whole time. Only at the last
minute did the onlookers realize that Ricky and Bubbles were walking among them.
Of course, no real drugs were used by any of the performers during production.

I was lucky enough to have been there when they shot some of the scenes in Ottawa.  Every 420 a large crowd gathers on the Hill for a legalize pot rally.  I don’t think the TPB peeps knew just how large the crowd would be.  A casting call was put out and shared by others on facebook asking for people to do background work on Parliament Hill on 420.  The 420 organizers heard of this and put “Featuring the Trailer Park Boys” on their poster, without the knowledge of the TPB.  Anyway the scene where Ricky bribes the people in line with weed so he can get in the line was originally shot nearby the Hill under more controlled conditions.  They did not know how things would turn out if they just showed up on the Hill with that crowd, so they shot under the controlled conditions first, just in case things did not turn out.  Org member stakegirl was one of the bg actors in the lineup, and I got to meet her that day. 

Anyway things turned out, Clattenburg was very happy with the footage they got.  I am linking another article with info about it and a youtube of the shoot taken by somebody who was on the Hill.  When people noticed Ricky they started screaming out RICKY, but as you can see in the video, and in the final film it was not a problem.

http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/642142/trailer-park-boys-invade-ottawa-and-420/ (http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/642142/trailer-park-boys-invade-ottawa-and-420/)

It is a cool video!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Kanadon on Apr 19, 2014, 02:55 PM
The movie was shit IMHO.
what was your problem with it? Seems like your the only one hating!
I had 2 people with me and they agreed that it was weak and very boring at times. There were some sparks that I thought would kick things off, but that never happened. The swearing felt very forced and annoying. Why is there such a need to come up with awkward swear words? Not enough Lahey, no Ray (fuckin' "$11,000 would last forever in Florida dumps" line was hilarious as shit), not enough clever jokes all around basically. And, "to add assault to injury", I didn't realize it was Good Friday and the liquor stores were closed, so I was forced to watch it sober. Shitty mall dope didn't help.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 20, 2014, 11:18 AM
Too bad you didn't enjoy it, Kanadon. I felt the flow was pretty good and they showed us a bunch of past characters that we haven't seen in any of the movies. I liked all the new Rickyisms and the crafted swearing. Having Marc Emery's wife in the movie was a cool score. Jim Nunn? LOL Both of them were cool, on set (I did background in that scene). Got to see a couple of ORGsters in the movie too and Clatty even managed to get his father-in-law some screen time.
The tough bits for me were seeing my friend, Rick Cameron (Phil), on screen after he passed away a year ago. Not a big fan of bringing Coke into it. I didn't like when Lahey suckered Ricky when he was handcuffed.
All in all, I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to seeing it again and also Season 8.
Fishy
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Apr 20, 2014, 07:49 PM
No RAY?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Apr 20, 2014, 08:06 PM
Ray is in it briefly.  He does play an important part :)
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: roxane on Apr 20, 2014, 09:32 PM
loved the movie, seen it last night and thought it was hilarious.. great storyline, and the guys did a great job acting in the cold temperatures, especially randy, filming with no shirt..brrr. the whole theatre was laughing at Julian and his "liquid gold" plan..it was great to see Phil Collins.. cant wait to see what they got in store next..
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Josh on Apr 20, 2014, 09:49 PM
I have to agree with you fishy regarding the coke. I have no problem with weed or other natural drugs, but was not a fan of lahey on the coke hard!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: cco on Apr 21, 2014, 05:25 PM
Coke worked well with the black-and-white movie version of the show, where the characterizations were unrelentingly dark. It doesn't fit anymore with the cheerier, more laugh-line-oriented TPB of 2007.

I enjoyed the movie greatly and I'm sure I'll watch it again many times, but let's not pretend this is the same show it was even in season 2. While I've come to enjoy the later seasons on their own merits, the brutal satire of urban poverty culture in the B&W movie and season 1 is something I prefer as a matter of personal taste to the self-conscious three-man-band screwball comedy it became in later years.

I was also kind of disappointed by them treading the same ground with Randy and Lahey that they have before. I felt like their relationship arc reached its natural conclusion in "Say Goodnight", if not earlier. Another couple seasons of Lahey's Rube Goldberg schemes to get the boys in jail being constantly foiled by his crippling substance abuse just isn't an interesting thread for me. Shake it up a bit. Hell, have Treena return as a hardboiled RCMP investigator determined to bury her father and all of Sunnyvale along with him, and then Lahey and the boys have to ally against her and Barb. (Not likely, obviously, now that Ellen Page is a global star.) Just do something different.

And while we're at it, I was disappointed they wrote out Randy and Lucy's baby and the co-babies of J-Roc and T, who would be 8 now and of perfect age to be the next generation of bottle kids, with Trinity in a parental role since her parents are so clearly unsuited to the task.

This may sound like I hated the movie, and I didn't. I fucking loved it. But the concept could stand some renewal, if you ask me, and I wish the show would return to its earlier roots. When Lahey sniffed the remnants of his "white liquor" off Randy's briefs, it was one big gross-out nudity joke. When Julian in the B&W movie did a line while reminiscing about killing his puppy and then put a full clip through the wall of his trailer, it was still hilarious, but in a much grimmer and more subtle way -- and one that will stick in my mind a lot longer than this movie did.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Kanadon on Apr 22, 2014, 01:44 PM
It doesn't fit anymore with the cheerier, more laugh-line-oriented TPB of 2007.
I like the cheery part when 2 cops try to murder 3 people. Or the part when the boys are about to murder Jacob for wearing a wire.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Apr 22, 2014, 03:18 PM
I think my favorite line of the movie was when Cyrus said that Sam worked for KD, which is fairly inexpensive :)
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: NotCanuckguySeriously on Apr 23, 2014, 02:08 AM
Sweet movie  :6paper: :ricky:

 :perv1:
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: walterx2 on Apr 25, 2014, 10:44 PM
Rob, Is that you? How you been?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Chantal on Apr 29, 2014, 05:10 PM
Another couple seasons of Lahey's Rube Goldberg schemes to get the boys in jail being constantly foiled by his crippling substance abuse just isn't an interesting thread for me.

I'm emerging from the shadowy depths of my Grad School Cave to say that I 100% agree with this so much. Lahey's been tossed into this hamster wheel of repetitive plot and repetitive humour, like once the writers realized what fans responded to they just kept the character there, and they're trying to make Lahey different by taking him to extremes (boo to the coke idea), but they're just pushing him further into this rut in his character development.

I hope his whole being retired in season 8 shakes things up for Lahey and his role in the series!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Apr 29, 2014, 06:36 PM
I should point out that the storyline of this movie, like the Big Dirty, is like an alternate universe to the TPB series of TV seasons.  The stuff that happened in the movie will not carry through to season 8.  I don't know the deal on Lahey, if he will be retired or not, but when season 8 starts, this stuff never happened!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on May 25, 2014, 05:15 PM

I was lucky enough to have been there when they shot some of the scenes in Ottawa.  Every 420 a large crowd gathers on the Hill for a legalize pot rally.  I don’t think the TPB peeps knew just how large the crowd would be.  A casting call was put out and shared by others on facebook asking for people to do background work on Parliament Hill on 420.  The 420 organizers heard of this and put “Featuring the Trailer Park Boys” on their poster, without the knowledge of the TPB.  Anyway the scene where Ricky bribes the people in line with weed so he can get in the line was originally shot nearby the Hill under more controlled conditions.  They did not know how things would turn out if they just showed up on the Hill with that crowd, so they shot under the controlled conditions first, just in case things did not turn out.  Org member stakegirl was one of the bg actors in the lineup, and I got to meet her that day. 

Anyway things turned out, Clattenburg was very happy with the footage they got.  I am linking another article with info about it and a youtube of the shoot taken by somebody who was on the Hill.  When people noticed Ricky they started screaming out RICKY, but as you can see in the video, and in the final film it was not a problem.

http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/642142/trailer-park-boys-invade-ottawa-and-420/ (http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/642142/trailer-park-boys-invade-ottawa-and-420/)

It is a cool video!

Here are some pics I took that day, first here is a pic of Precious Chong (Tommy Chong's daughter) speaking at the 420 event.  You can see clearly the “Featuring the Trailer Park Boys”  on the poster.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/shakepictures/D70_4136_021-1-29002.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/shakepictures/media/D70_4136_021-1-29002.jpg.html)

The filming of Ricky in the lineup

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/shakepictures/D60_1215-1cc900.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/shakepictures/media/D60_1215-1cc900.jpg.html)

Here's a pic of the vehicles being loaded up after the shooting in Ottawa.  This was around the corner from Parliament Hill

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/shakepictures/D70_4159900.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/shakepictures/media/D70_4159900.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: iheartricky on May 30, 2014, 10:19 PM
Nice pics! Can't wait to see the movie!!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Jun 03, 2014, 09:43 PM
Rae Dawn is way HOTTER.  But I'm at mid 50's guy and that is just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: truealabamatpb on Aug 02, 2014, 10:22 AM
It was not as good as i hoped it was,but hey its NEW tpbs what more can you ask for.Now i need season 8 to get here.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: The Dirty Burger on Aug 03, 2014, 08:14 PM
My initial thoughts on TPB3 (Blu-ray)... decent, could be better could be worse. Will watch again and let the movie absorb better. Hard to fit TPB's into a movie/big screen mold. TPB's flows better as a series & specials. Too many plots & too many characters for a single movie to pull off.

Didn't bother me to see Lahey doing cocaine. It's not like being a hardcore alcoholic is better/healthier.  Fitting for Lahey's personality. Didn't, however, like what they did with Julian's character/story. Bubble's moms is HOT! Time for nudity on TPB? yes/no

It was mentioned that the storyline/plot of TP3 will not be carried over into season 8. Like the rest of you, I had hoped for & am thankful for more TPB's. It's a unique show... Please slow down.... quality over quantity!

TPB3 is worth seeing & worth owning. Didn't want to talk about the movie overall too much before more people have had a chance to see it.

Enjoy!  :6paper: Erkle  :julian: :bubs: :ricky:  :beermug:
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Vimanas on Aug 13, 2014, 05:45 PM
It met my expectations, decent story and plenty of laughs - what more could I want or say about it on that front.  One comment though to address some of criticisms brought up in this thread, and I may be in the minority, but I like the darker tone of Don't Legalize It and Countdown to Liquor Day. 

These two sequels felt more like a marriage between the grittier vision of the first couple seasons of TPB but with a hearty dose of absurd comedy that made the later seasons excellent in their own right - which is probably the strongest way to tell the stories of these characters.

Trailer Park Boys is at it's best when it is a balance of disturbing, sad and the pure silliness and joy that gives their universe depth and realism despite the absurd circumstances utilized for comedic effect.   
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Aug 20, 2014, 10:59 PM
I watched TPB3 this week.  I was really glad to see some new TPB content.  But like the first two movies I just didn't connect with them like I do the TV eps.  Especially once it's over and you go back and "break down" the movie.

It was good to see "Phil" yet sad at the same time realize the "Mustard Tiger" was gone forever.  I guess what I don't like about the movies is they try to cram everyone into the story and sometimes that doesn't make sense to the story.  I understand they want to connect to the series but for instance "Sam", he really didn't add anything to the plot line.  For that matter "Phil" didn't either especially since the "Dirty Burger" use wasn't central to the plot.  Lucy and Sarah, they were just window dressing (looking good by the way) adding nothing to the plot.  With a full season recurring characters like most of the people are besides Ricky, Julian and Bubbles have plenty of time to contribute without writing a 90 minutes feature length movie around one and all.  I do appreciate the movies are made for the most part as separate (continuity wise) from the series. Glad to see "Ray" still kicking in South Florida.
I may sound down on the movie but like I started, it was good to see new TPB content.  Long live The TPB.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: SpoR on Aug 26, 2014, 12:57 PM
Just saw the movie was finally leaked on torrents sites last week. Was pretty deecent however, I read the script back in April and it was way different (much better)

http://www.reddit.com/r/trailerparkboys/comments/2en8cu/just_dled_dont_legalize_it_script_was_way/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/trailerparkboys/comments/2en8cu/just_dled_dont_legalize_it_script_was_way/)

In the script Bubbles isn't getting a house, he's meeting his parents. His mom also loves dogs like bubbles loves cats, but he hates dogs and doesn't know if he can live around em so decides to leave. (also his mom wasn't hot, she just looked like an old female bubbles)

The camper also crashes and julian tries to save a lot of the piss, and has to keep it at a cool temperature but doesn't have enough fridge space. So they clean out a bathtub with bleach and put the piss in there on ice.

When they finally get to Montreal to sell it, it's no good because it's mixed with bleach.

I hate to say it boys, the book was better.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Aug 28, 2014, 09:54 PM
I think my favorite line of the movie was when Cyrus said that Sam worked for KD, which is fairly inexpensive :)

It's funny how something is said in the movie that is totally lost on Americans.  The only reason I know what "Kraft Dinner" remark meant was because of a story some friends of mine told.  They went on a cruise a few years ago and met a Canadian couple.  They still remain friends and visit each other.  When in Canada visiting the host asked them if they liked Kraft Dinner.  My friends kept asking which one?  It took a little while to make it understood.  In the US of A, Kraft Dinner is known as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v191/digitalpic2004/kraft_zps26374c8d.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v191/digitalpic2004/download1_zps1b1c026b.jpg)

So what do you call Mac and Cheese in Canada if it's not Kraft?  But anyway because my friends met some Canadians a few years ago I knew the value of Sam's labor it would have been lost on me otherwise.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Aug 28, 2014, 10:00 PM
Ha cool! I didn't know it wasn't called Kraft Dinner in the US, thanks for the post!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Aug 29, 2014, 03:17 PM
You know what else I've thought about since the "Kraft Dinner" line?  The writers used a brand name.  There isn't much product placement in the movies as far as I recognize.  In fact the blurring of any brand label in the movies and TV series is quite noticeable.  So why the brand recognition this time?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Aug 29, 2014, 08:52 PM
Good point.  I guess calling it "Kraft Dinner" is just taken for granted here in Canada.  I started thinking about this more then I remembered a skit that the Kids in the Hall did.  I wondered if they called it KD so I googled it.  Turns out no, they called in macaroni and cheese made by a fake company.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TnWIICkBeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TnWIICkBeE)


Of course KITH was broadcast in the US as well, so maybe that is why they didn't call it Kraft Dinner, that and the brand name thing you mentioned.


Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: gabety on Aug 30, 2014, 04:32 PM
So Shake, does "macaroni and cheese" exist in Canada?  Or is it always referred to as Kraft Dinner no matter if Kraft makes it or it's home made?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Aug 30, 2014, 05:12 PM
I suppose I'm not the best one to ask as I am one of the few people that didn't eat it.  I do know that mac an cheese does exist, there is a contest on now buy a potato chip maker.  They are trying out new flavors and one of them is mac and cheese and bacon.


I don't know if people were to buy mac and cheese and if they did buy the generic kind to save a few bucks and still call it Kraft Dinner?  For one thing it is quicker to say.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: moncton velvet smooth on Sep 01, 2014, 12:20 AM
Need to throw some jalapenos in that mahfuckn Kraft Dinner, nomesayin?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: Josh on Sep 04, 2014, 09:57 PM
It does exist. There area other companies that sell the same thing. Presidents choice makes a white cheddar version that is pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: White_Liquor on Sep 09, 2014, 12:37 PM
All of you upset about the coke in the movie are just fuckity. Mike smith recently did an interview with Adam Corolla stating the movie broke the record for most swear words in a major motion picture, stealing the honor from The Wolf of Wall Street. This is not meant to be a wholesome movie/Show, it’s not about Values, it’s meant to be funny as fuck. I know this might be a hard cock to suck but the white liquor was a hilarious throw back to the show.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: cco on Sep 09, 2014, 02:07 PM
It's not the coke per se that bothers me, but the stupid way in which it was used to just "one-up" the classic drunk Lahey (and he didn't act coked-up at any point). Like I said upthread, it worked way better in the black and white movie.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: cinthb on Sep 10, 2014, 08:26 PM
Quote
They are trying out new flavors and one of them is mac and cheese and bacon.

Shake,
I get the cheese and bacon flavors,
 :?  but who the fuck wants potato chips to taste like macaroni?
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: shake on Sep 10, 2014, 09:00 PM
I haven't tried them yet, I suppose I should :)
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: riverman on Dec 04, 2014, 04:35 PM
My review
 Starts off very strange, the plot is strange, Ricky's speech make no since at all, Some classic trailer park boys moments but few. This maybe the poorest writing of all the movies and none of them have been great. I wanted it to be so much better. 1 1/2 maybe 2 stars

Please make a show with the girls taking over the park while the boys are in jail . Jim and Randy run protection for them because they have become afraid of them. They are real bitches. It turns into a turf war when the boys get out of jail.

You are welcome.
Title: Re: Official TPB 3 Don't Legalize It Movie Discussion Thread
Post by: fletcherrhoden on Apr 11, 2015, 03:44 PM
Season 8 does wind up beginning with a retired Jim Lahey, and his retirement is the crux of the whole season arc.  So there is continuity between the movies and the tv show to a certain limited extent.  For example, in S8 we never see the bus which Bubbles brings to Sunnyvale at the end of TPB3.  At one point in S9, however, Ricky mentions Ray, then looks upward to heaven like he's dead (there are a few other mentions of this in S9).  This can only be a reference to TPB3 even though TPB3 (spoiler alert) ends with Ray revealing that he's still alive.  But there's no other instance of Ray's death in the TPB series, so it must be a reference to the film.  Let's just say that continuity is sometimes glossed over in both the show seasons and the series of films, but that they're not completely distinct from one another.