Welcome to my first recap of “Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor.” Holy good Jesus what have I gotten myself into???
This show is in Season 2, and I didn’t watch or recap Season 1, so I have tried to catch up this week. Wow. So if you didn’t watch Season 1… here is a little recap of the characters (meant in more ways than one) and what went down in Season 1.
The show is set at a Trailer Park (duh) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, called Myrtle Manor. I’ve heard through the grapevine that it also called “Patrick’s.” Myrtle Manor is a park consisting of 120 trailers, and there are TONS of rules one has to follow as a resident of Myrtle Manor. They won’t rent to people with bad rims or tats or dress seductively…or so they say, but so far it seems this is ONLY to whom they rent.
The owner of Myrtle Manor is Cecil Patrick. He’s an older, no-nonsense gentleman who has put his daughter, Becky, in charge. His motto is “No Pay, No Stay.” He’s consistently grouchy, is constantly threatening to evict people and always tells Becky she is doing a crap job. He has owned the park for many, many years, but at the end of Season 1, he basically sold the park… but more on that later.
Becky, while sometimes tough, is also a pushover with a soft heart. Her father turned the management of the park over to her, but she keeps making a mess of things and he’s constantly threatening to fire her. She tries to enforce the rules and holds a weekly Town Hall Meeting at the trailer park’s hair salon- Tangulls- and every week it’s “The Airing of the Grievances.” And normally, the topics and issues are stuff that really shouldn’t be between landlord and tenant.
Alyson is Becky’s 20 year old daughter who took over management of the park for a short time in Season 1. Cecil turned it over to her when Becky had jacked something up particularly badly. The residents made her cry and boycotted her Town Hall meeting with picket signs, so Becky was put back in charge.
There is a narrator- “Jeana with a J” is her name. Jeana is Becky’s Aunt (and Cecil’s sister in law), although they have to be pretty close in age. Jeana just ended her 20 year marriage and is motorcycle chick. BTW- Rule #17 of Myrtle Manor is “Idle in / Idle out” no moped or motorcycle riding in the park. Jeana seems pretty normal.
The other residents are a bunch of characters… and they tend to drink a lot:
There’s Jared who is a useless drifter. He rides a motorcycle. Becky has a soft spot for Jared and basically GAVE him a trailer to live in for free until he found a job. The problem is, Jared doesn’t like to work, isn’t motivated to find a job and when he gets a job he can’t actually KEEP the job. He’s, kind of, a musician, but in season 1 had stints as a Putt Putt maintenance man, dish washer, and male stripper. None of them lasted.
Then there are the Darlin’ Dogs / Wiener Girls. Season 1 starts with Chelsey and Lindsey. They sell hot dogs on the beach, and don’t sell very many of them. Probably because they can’t cook. They smoke cigarettes constantly- even when preparing the hot dogs. They always seem to have enough money for cigs and beer.
They have a Hot Dog cart, but neither of them has a trailer hitch on their car in order to USE the cart to sell the hot dogs.
Midway through Season 1, they meet Amanda at a bar and ask her to move in with them and work at Darlin’ Dogs with them. The main reason they hook up with her is because she has a trailer hitch on her Jeep. Amanda is a drunken red neck, but she is pretty likeable. Although it turned out to be a good move because Amanda is a hard worker (relatively speaking) and she can cook.
Amanda and Lindsey don’t really get along and they end up having a fist fight and Lindsey leaves Darlin’ Dogs and moves out… never to be heard from again.
Jared and Chelsey hook up in Season 1 and end up getting married in the Season Finale… and they are actually STILL married a year later. They are both pretty dumb so… yeah, this should work out.
Tangulls is the Myrtle Manor hair salon- rumored to have been built just for the show. But it was condemned in Episode #2… so if it was built just for the show and condemned that quickly… you can imagine what a filthy sh*thole it is. Gina and Roy run Tangulls.
I don’t think either of them actually lives in Myrtle Manor, but they are the gossip center of the park. Roy is an old Queen show loves to dress in drag. Roy worked in pageants and is a make-up artist. He has cheek implants and gets his lips injected… but his Wookie Tits are all his.
Roy and Gina also drink heavily.
There is also Taylor and Jessica who are dating, but they aren’t in Season 2, so I won’t even elaborate other than to say they are bat sh*t crazy. But Taylor’s mom Anne is still around. Anne is a little bit nuts.
She loves her cat that almost died in Season 1, she loves Flamingos and she likes to drink white wine. Anne is good friends with Marvin.
Marvin is the head of the security at Myrtle Manor. He rarely makes sense and he has a gostache, which, is PRACTICALLY a Hitler ‘stache. He has pink hubcaps also. He was the lead investigator in “PeeGate” Season 1. Marvin things Jared is a vampire.