History Trivia / TheRedGreenShow

15th Oct '17 11:06:44 AM JM1982
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* NetworkToTheRescue: Steve Smith credits the CBC both for giving the show a bigger budget (as he put it, "now we could really go nuts") and also for putting an end to the grief he had for the first few years dealing with ExecutiveMeddling and trying to find airtime for the show.
15th Oct '17 10:56:56 AM JM1982
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* TroubledProduction: The show had a rough first few years, albeit more because of issues with TV networks rather than problems with actually producing the show. Steve Smith repeatedly butted heads with the network over the show's content, including the network's demanding the show be more like a sitcom. Later, during the 4th-6th seasons, the show's production company had to buy its own timeslots and pay the networks to air the show. The production of the first season also gave the show very limited studio time, so they had to do some marathon shootings to film everything. Smith notably praised Patrick McKenna for his ability to work through all that material.
9th Aug '17 1:50:59 AM Twentington
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* WrittenByCastMember: Taken to its literal conclusion. Steve Smith co-wrote all 300 episodes. Rick Green co-wrote every episode for the first eight seasons and the last two or three seasons. Other cast members like Peter Wildman (Buzz), Bob Bainborough (Dalton), Jeff Lumby (Winston) and even Patrick [=McKenna=] would also contribute to dozens of episodes in their own right.

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* WrittenByCastMember: Taken to its literal conclusion. Steve Smith co-wrote all 300 episodes. Rick Green co-wrote every episode for the first eight seasons and the last two or three seasons. Other cast members like Peter Wildman (Buzz), Bob Bainborough (Dalton), Jeff Lumby (Winston) (Winston), and even Patrick [=McKenna=] would also contribute to dozens of episodes in their own right.
* YouLookFamiliar: George Buza appeared as Mike's "guardian angel" in the Season 9 episode "Angel" before taking on the role of Dwight Cardiff. He also played a motel manager in TheMovie.
5th Aug '17 8:51:22 PM JM1982
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** Steve Smith also worked as a handyman in his youth, and continued to use his skills in ''Handyman Corner'' and other segments. His being a car buff also repeatedly factors into the show.


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* RecognitionFailure: Steve Smith has said that he will be mobbed in public when he wears Red's IconicOutfit of a plaid shirt, suspenders and a fishing hat. However, when he wears any other kind of clothing, no one ever recognizes him.
14th Jul '17 7:18:25 AM bombadil211
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* CastTheExpert: Joel Harris (who played Young Walter) is a professional stuntman, making him all the more qualified to portray one of Possum Lake's resident butt monkeys.

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* CastTheExpert: The late Joel Harris (who played Young Walter) is was a professional stuntman, making him all the more qualified to portray one of Possum Lake's resident butt monkeys.
30th May '17 11:58:08 AM Twentington
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* ''Ranger Gord's Educational Films'': Debuted during season 9. A series of animated cartoons done by Ranger Gord (in real life, animated by Bryce Hallett). Gord was portrayed as a handsome, buff stud, while Red and Harold were portrayed as beavers. Ironically, it was Red and Harold who gave the correct advice, while Gord was always wrong.

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* ''Ranger Gord's Educational Films'': Debuted during season 9. A series of animated cartoons done by Ranger Gord (in real life, animated by Bryce Hallett). Hallett, with Peter Keleghan [who also played Gord] [[TalkingToHimself doing all the voices]]). Gord was portrayed as a handsome, buff stud, while Red and Harold were portrayed as beavers.a possum and beaver respectively (one episode also had Dalton and Mike as a bear and raccoon). Ironically, it was Red and Harold who gave the correct advice, while Gord was always wrong.
25th Mar '17 8:12:01 AM bombadil211
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* CreatorBreakdown: Patrick [=McKenna=] began suffering this in the late '90s. In part, he was burned out from working on both ''The Red Green Show'' and ''Traders'' at the same time. He also felt increasingly ridiculous playing a supposedly teenaged Harold when he himself was in his forties. As a result, Harold was PutOnABus for a couple of years. Once [=McKenna=] had taken a break for a few years, TheBusCameBack with [=McKenna=] now playing an adult Harold who works as an event coordinator for the company that hired him after he went to college.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Patrick [=McKenna=] began suffering this in the late '90s. In part, he was burned out from working on both ''The Red Green Show'' and ''Traders'' at the same time. He also felt increasingly ridiculous playing a supposedly teenaged Harold when he himself was in his forties. Adding to [=McKenna's=] troubles was a debilitating back injury that left him unable to walk for a year. As a result, Harold was PutOnABus for a couple of years. Once [=McKenna=] had taken a break for a few years, TheBusCameBack with [=McKenna=] now playing an adult Harold who works as an event coordinator for the company that hired him after he went to college.
5th Oct '16 2:26:42 PM Twentington
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* CreatorBreakdown: Patrick [=McKenna=] began suffering this in the late '90s. In part, he was burned out from working on both ''The Red Green Show'' and ''Traders'' at the same time. He also felt increasingly ridiculous playing a supposedly teenaged Harold when he himself was in his forties. As a result, Harold was PutOnABus for a couple of years. Once [=McKenna=] had taken a break for a few years, TheBusCameBack with McKenna now playing an adult Harold who works as an event coordinator for the company that hired him after he went to college.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Patrick [=McKenna=] began suffering this in the late '90s. In part, he was burned out from working on both ''The Red Green Show'' and ''Traders'' at the same time. He also felt increasingly ridiculous playing a supposedly teenaged Harold when he himself was in his forties. As a result, Harold was PutOnABus for a couple of years. Once [=McKenna=] had taken a break for a few years, TheBusCameBack with McKenna [=McKenna=] now playing an adult Harold who works as an event coordinator for the company that hired him after he went to college.
3rd Jun '16 2:35:41 PM JM1982
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* CreatorBreakdown: Patrick [=McKenna=] began suffering this in the late '90s. In part, he was burned out from working on both ''The Red Green Show'' and ''Traders'' at the same time. He also felt increasingly ridiculous playing a supposedly teenaged Harold when he himself was in his forties. As a result, Harold was PutOnABus for a couple of years. Once [=McKenna=] had taken a break for a few years, TheBusCameBack with McKenna now playing an adult Harold who works as an event coordinator for the company that hired him after he went to college.
30th Mar '16 12:01:45 AM dannybeans
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* ''Poetry'': Red reads a poem or passage from a book. During seasons 1-3, the poems often took on a theme based on a season (e.g. "It is winter/It is spring").

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* ''Poetry'': ''Poetry / Winter of Our Discount Tent'': Red reads a poem or passage from a book. During seasons 1-3, the poems often took on a theme based on a season (e.g. "It is winter/It is spring").
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