History Series / TheRedGreenShow

25th Oct '17 11:36:16 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* OldNewBorrowedAndBlue: The rhyme is referenced in the Handyman's Corner segment of "Bernice's Birthday", where Red attempts to repaint the Possum Van by filling up its tires with paint and air, then connecting them to a soda gun:
-->'''Red:''' So, out of my four tires, let's see... one is old, one is new, one is borrowed, so this one I'll make blue!
21st Oct '17 3:01:20 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In the Handyman Corner segment of "Maxi Golf", Red (tries to) use an electric lathe to create new legs for a coffee table. At one point, Red leans over too close to the running lathe to pick up his tools, which causes his pants to catch into it and reveal Red's heart print underwear:
-->'''Red:''' ...yeah, that was the other thing I forgot to mention: don't wear loose clothing!
19th Oct '17 3:31:37 PM fruitstripegum
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* HatesBeingTouched: Red Green, comments this to Harold a lot, and off-screen when Winston and Red was an Equality Rally.



* HatesBeingTouched: Red Green, comments this to Harold a lot, and off-screen when Winston and Red was an Equality Rally.
16th Oct '17 9:57:27 PM MHarrington
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** In yet another episode, Red and the others thought they were brewing their own alcoholic beverage (it was either sparkling wine or light beer, Red says) in a bathtub, although Red was curious as to why this beverage had olives. Harold tells him that's actually his project for the school science fair: he is pickling polliwogs, which is what Red had mistaken for the aforementioned olives. Red suddenly keels over and feels sick.
8th Oct '17 9:04:35 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ShowTheFolksAtHome: At the start of every Possum Lodge Word Game, Harold shows the word of the day and says it ''a la'' ''Series/{{Password}}''. The lodge member who has to guess the word plugs their ears to avoid spoiling the game.
2nd Sep '17 8:25:29 PM JM1982
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** "Welcome to Harold's Handicrafts, where crafty hands make handy crafts!" used by Harold to start the "Harold's Handicrafts" segment that featured in several Season 5 episodes.



* SketchComedy: Recurring segments included ''Handyman Corner'', ''Adventures With Bill'', ''The Experts'', ''Talking Animals'', ''North of 40'' (Red's speeches to other middle-aged men), ''Buddy System'' (when Red and another lodge member give husbands advice on how to get out of a jam with their wives), ''The Possum Lodge Word Game'' (when Red tries to get a lodge member to say a certain word to win a strange prize), ''The Winter Of Our Discount Tent'' (Red reading poetry), ''Possum 911'', boating tips with Glenn Brackston, and one-on-one interviews with everyone from Dougie Franklin to Jimmy [=McVeigh=] to Jack Davidson. Some of these segments were eventually dropped from the show when the writers couldn't come up with anything else they felt was really worth shooting, although ''Buddy System'' eventually reappeared later in the show's run.

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* SketchComedy: Recurring segments included ''Handyman Corner'', ''Adventures With Bill'', ''The Experts'', ''Talking Animals'', ''North of 40'' (Red's speeches to other middle-aged men), ''Buddy System'' (when Red and another lodge member give husbands advice on how to get out of a jam with their wives), ''The Possum Lodge Word Game'' (when Red tries to get a lodge member to say a certain word to win a strange prize), ''The Winter Of Our Discount Tent'' (Red reading poetry), ''Possum 911'', "Harold's Hobby House" (where Harold and another lodge member discuss the lodge member's hobbies), "Harold's Handicrafts" (where Harold tries and fails to create handicrafts such as country clocks, wool blankets and duck decoys), boating tips with Glenn Brackston, and one-on-one interviews with everyone from Dougie Franklin to Jimmy [=McVeigh=] to Jack Davidson. Some of these segments were eventually dropped from the show when the writers couldn't come up with anything else they felt was really worth shooting, although ''Buddy System'' eventually reappeared later in the show's run.
2nd Sep '17 8:20:05 PM JM1982
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** In one episode, Harold is the one who appears in the "Buddy System" segment instead of Red:

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** In one episode, Harold is the one who appears in the "Buddy System" "North Of 40" segment instead of Red:
2nd Sep '17 8:18:55 PM JM1982
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** In one episode, Harold is the one who appears in the "Buddy System" segment instead of Red:
-->'''Harold''': Remember, you're on your own. Don't push it.
9th Aug '17 1:50:36 AM Twentington
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** The 1994 episodes featured Red giving a short ColdOpen monologue about certain personality traits common among men, oftentimes comparing them to what women do in the same situation, that always ended with "It's not smart, or correct, but it's one of the things that makes us what we are."

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** The 1994 episodes featured Red giving a short ColdOpen monologue about certain personality traits common among men, oftentimes comparing them to what women do in the same situation, that always ended with "It's not smart, or correct, but it's one of the things that makes us what we are."



** In the intros to the 1996 episodes, Red would say, "What you're looking at here are some segments from this particular show, the main message being, 'For Gosh's sakes, Don't even think about changing the channel.' I tell ya something: If you want to make sense of this program, you have to give it your undivided attention." In the same episodes, during the bumper leading into the first commercial break, which shows a clip of the show to follow, Red says, "Stay tuned. Whatever this is, we've got lots more of it."

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** In the intros to the 1996 episodes, Red would say, "What you're looking at here are some segments from this particular show, the main message being, 'For Gosh's gosh sakes, Don't don't even think about changing the channel.' I tell ya something: If you want to make sense of this program, you have to give it your undivided attention." In the same episodes, during the bumper leading into the first commercial break, which shows a clip of the show to follow, Red says, "Stay tuned. Whatever this is, we've got lots more of it."



** There were also Garth Harble, the first animal control officer before Ed Frid; Earl Battersby, the bait shop owner; Glen Brachston, the lazy marina owner; Dwight Cardiff, the ''other'' lazy marina owner; Dougie Franklin's brother, Ben; Bob Stuyvesant, golfer/ministry of natural resources worker; Arnie Dogan, accident-prone roofer/aspiring country singer; Young Walter, Bill's replacement in the black-and-white segments after Rick Green temporarily left the show; Dale, a teenaged boy who worked at a local gas station; Kevin Black, Yuppie cottage owner; Sparky Hoover, a radio deejay; Jack, a doomsday-prepping survivalist who only appeared in season 1; etc. At least one was [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as Red mentions in one segment that Garth got bit by a toad and "[[FreakOut lost his nerve.]]"

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** There were also Garth Harble, the first animal control officer before Ed Frid; Earl Battersby, the bait shop owner; Glen Brachston, the lazy marina owner; Dwight Cardiff, the ''other'' lazy marina owner; Dougie Franklin's brother, Ben; Bob Stuyvesant, golfer/ministry of natural resources worker; Arnie Dogan, accident-prone roofer/aspiring country singer; Young Walter, Bill's replacement in the black-and-white segments after Rick Green temporarily left the show; Dale, a teenaged boy who worked at a local gas station; Kevin Black, Yuppie cottage owner; Sparky Hoover, a radio deejay; Jack, a doomsday-prepping survivalist who only appeared in season 1; etc. At least one was [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as Red mentions in one segment that Garth got bit by a toad and "[[FreakOut lost his nerve.]]"]]"
** A couple characters only appeared in two episodes in TheNineties: Earl Battersby, a local bait shop owner who believed in the paranormal; and Kelly Cook (one of the first female characters on the show), a meddling network executive who only appears in two Season 10 episodes.



* ColdOpen: The 1994 episodes, where Red would comment on a personality quirk common among most men, ending with "It's not smart or correct, but it's one of the things that makes us what we are." Various other episodes would also open with Red either telling a joke to the audience, or making a quick Handyman Corner-type project.


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* TheTeaser: The 1994 episodes, where Red would comment on a personality quirk common among most men, ending with "It's not smart or correct, but it's one of the things that makes us what we are." Various other episodes would also open with Red either telling a joke to the audience, or making a quick Handyman Corner-type project.
7th Aug '17 3:34:56 AM MCanter89
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A SketchComedy show (1991-2006) produced by and starring Canadian comic Steve Smith, centered around the members of Possum Lodge, a backwoods hunting camp somewhere in Northern Ontario. It loosely parodies "outdoor" TV shows generally, and the iconic ''Red Fisher Show'' (which ran in Canada from 1968-1989) in particular.

The show is hosted by the President of the lodge, philosopher, handyman, outdoorsman and basically very average man Red Green (Smith), with technical direction provided by his painfully geeky nephew Harold (Patrick [=McKenna=]).

Episodes are usually framed by Red and Harold discussing some activity or event affecting the lodge or its members. This most often involves a wild scheme either to raise money, or clean up some kind of environmental disaster before the authorities clamp down. Or, not infrequently, both. Red's updates -- and the resulting arguments with Harold -- are intercut throughout the show with various scenes of Red talking to lodge members about said issue.

-->''"Well, I'm not gonna be calling the U.S. Air Force, Harold. What do I say? We've got a missile? They take that as a threat, we're in real trouble."''
-->''"Well, then, contact the Canadian Air Force."''
-->''"Harold, it's after six; he's gone home."''

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A SketchComedy show (1991-2006) (19912006) produced by and starring Canadian comic Steve Smith, centered around the members of Possum Lodge, a backwoods hunting camp somewhere in Northern Ontario. It loosely parodies "outdoor" TV shows generally, and the iconic ''Red Fisher Show'' (which ran in Canada from 1968-1989) 1968 to 1989) in particular.

The show is hosted by the President of the lodge, philosopher, handyman, outdoorsman outdoorsman, and basically very average man Red Green (Smith), with technical direction provided by his painfully geeky nephew Harold (Patrick [=McKenna=]).

Episodes are usually framed by Red and Harold discussing some activity or event affecting the lodge or its members. This most often involves a wild scheme either to raise money, money or clean up some kind of environmental disaster before the authorities clamp down. Or, not infrequently, both. Red's updates -- and the resulting arguments with Harold -- are intercut throughout the show with various scenes of Red talking to lodge members about said issue.

-->''"Well, ->''"Well, I'm not gonna be calling the U.S. Air Force, Harold. What do I say? We've got a missile? They take that as a threat, we're in real trouble."''
-->''"Well, ->''"Well, then, contact the Canadian Air Force."''
-->''"Harold, ->''"Harold, it's after six; he's gone home."''



-->''"I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."''
--->-- The Man's Prayer (Opening recitation of Men Anonymous)

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-->''"I'm ->''"I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."''
--->-- -->-- The Man's Prayer (Opening recitation of Men Anonymous)



Culture is not unknown here at the Lodge, either - it may be gravely wounded, but it sure isn't being ignored. Red is often seen in short transitional vignettes playing guitar and singing (accompanied by Harold on spoons or homemade drum), or reciting poetry. Occasionally he simply addresses his fellow middle-aged schlubs directly and rather poignantly, concluding with "Remember, I'm pulling for ya, we're all in this together."

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Culture is not unknown here at the Lodge, either - -- it may be gravely wounded, but it sure isn't being ignored. Red is often seen in short transitional vignettes playing guitar and singing (accompanied by Harold on spoons or homemade drum), or reciting poetry. Occasionally he simply addresses his fellow middle-aged schlubs directly and rather poignantly, concluding with "Remember, I'm pulling for ya, we're all in this together."



-->''"And to the rest of you, thanks for watching. On behalf of myself and Harold and the whole gang up here at Possum Lodge, keep your stick on the ice."''
--->-- Red's closing line in every show.

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-->''"And ->''"And to the rest of you, thanks for watching. On behalf of myself and Harold and the whole gang up here at Possum Lodge, keep your stick on the ice."''
--->-- -->-- Red's closing line in every show.



* DaddyDNATest: In one episode, an old rich guy dies, and since he amassed his fortune by [[ADateWithRosiePalms donating to the local sperm bank]], everyone in town gets DNA tested hoping to get a match, and therefore be entitled to the inheritance. Shockingly, ''all'' of the DNA tests turn out to be exactly the same. Incestuous implications aside, this unfortunately only entitles everyone to a few bucks each since the inheritance has to be split so many ways. [[spoiler:It turns out that this was because [[StickyFingers Mike]] stole all the test tubes, so the testers had to use the lids off pickle jars, and simply ended up testing the chemical composition of pickle juice. The reason this matched the old guy's DNA was because [[TheAlcoholic he was always pickled himself]]]].

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* DaddyDNATest: In one episode, an old rich guy dies, and since he amassed his fortune by [[ADateWithRosiePalms donating to the local sperm bank]], everyone in town gets DNA tested hoping to get a match, and therefore be entitled to the inheritance. Shockingly, ''all'' of the DNA tests turn out to be exactly the same. Incestuous implications aside, this unfortunately only entitles everyone to a few bucks each since the inheritance has to be split so many ways. [[spoiler:It turns out that this was because [[StickyFingers Mike]] stole all the test tubes, so the testers had to use the lids off pickle jars, and simply ended up testing the chemical composition of pickle juice. The reason this matched the old guy's DNA was because [[TheAlcoholic he was always pickled himself]]]].himself]].]]
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