History Series / TheRedGreenShow

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]].]]
20th Jul '17 1:06:07 PM LaurelHS
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* NoodleIncident: In the first scene of "The Stuck Truck Project," Red says that he prefers to solve his own problems rather than "suffer the embarrassment of having to explain to a total stranger why the barbecue lid is on the roof of the church."
14th Jul '17 7:23:37 AM bombadil211
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* BaitAndSwitch: The prizes for the Possum Lodge Word Game are presented in this manner with whoever is hosting (usually Harold) exciting the contestant with something that sounds desirable but only to reveal that the prize is ridiculously cheap...and occasionally used.
5th Jul '17 2:24:03 PM LaurelHS
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** Harold's solo segments invariably end up with Red barging in and saying something insulting.

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** Harold's solo segments invariably end up with Red barging in and saying something insulting.
5th Jul '17 2:23:14 PM LaurelHS
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* RunningGag: In the "Adventures With Bill" segment, some object flying through the air and breaking the driver's side mirror off of Red's van.

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In the "Adventures With Bill" segment, some object flying through the air and breaking the driver's side mirror off of Red's van.


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** Harold's solo segments invariably end up with Red barging in and saying something insulting.
4th Jul '17 1:37:17 PM LaurelHS
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** Garth: "Another super day..."

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** Garth: "Another "[[SarcasmMode Another super day..."]]"
13th Jun '17 7:54:00 PM Twentington
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** Special mention goes to Sparky Hoover, a radio host/school bus driver who only appeared in "Big Guy Little Guy".
29th May '17 1:17:03 PM Twentington
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* 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

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* 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.
26th May '17 6:22:51 PM Twentington
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* AnimatedCreditsOpening:
** 1991, 1993 seasons: A paint-by-numbers of the lodge quickly getting colored in.
** 1994-1997 seasons: A flythrough of a cityscape, followed by a crash into the "New Red Green Show" logo and a 180-degree turn to reveal the lodge.



* 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."

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* 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



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first two seasons: In season 1, Red is incredibly low-key, and Harold frequently interrupts his stories with scene transitions. It also lacked the "Possum Lodge meeting" which ended every episode from season 2 onwards. Season 2 had a bunch of characters that were never seen in any other season. Neither season had the Expert segment, which would debut in season 3.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first two seasons: In season 1, Red is incredibly low-key, and Harold frequently interrupts his stories with scene transitions. It also lacked the "Possum Lodge meeting" which ended every episode from season 2 onwards. Season 2 had a bunch of characters that were never seen in any other season. Neither season had the Expert segment, which would debut in season 3. Also, Harold's intros of Red in the first few seasons were much longer, and accompanied by the camera panning across various parts of the set. Finally, some early episodes had rural background noise, such as birds and gunshots.
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