!Red Green

The title character of the show. He's a deadpan, gravelly-voiced everyman who's faced with all the concerns of a middle-aged man in rural Canada. Besides keeping the audience informed on what's going on at the lodge he's the head of, he offers advice to any middle-agers just like him. Played by comedian Steve Smith, who also does comedy tours as the Red Green character.

!!Tropes associated with Red:
* AfraidOfBlood: Faints at the sight of it. Harold delights in finally finding something at which Red is more of a wimp than he is.
* BadassBeard
* CatchPhrase: Several: "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy", "Remember, I'm pullin' for ya. We're all in this together", "Keep your stick on the ice", "...the handyman's secret weapon, duct tape", etc.
* CoolOldGuy
* CreatorThumbprint: Red shares Steve Smith's love of cars and beer.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DIYDisaster: Often.
* DuctTapeForEverything: It's the handyman's secret weapon, after all.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Red's first name is not "Red"; Harold finds out what it really is and understands why he uses his nickname.
** According to Red's biography seen online and on [=DVDs=], Red's mother originally wanted to name him "Plaid", but his father disagreed. She got even when she bought Red his first plaid flannel shirt.
* HappilyMarried: Red ends every show with a message for his wife, with whom he apparently has a very good relationship.
* NiceHat: His green fishing hat.
* VocalEvolution: Steve's voice for Red started out rather flat, hesitant and monotone, but became more dynamic over time.
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!Harold Green

Red's nerdy nephew, and the butt of many jokes. He's also the "technical" man on the show, using a strange looking gadget to "control" the many IdiosyncraticWipes. Played by Patrick [=McKenna=].

!!Tropes associated with Harold:
* AnnoyingLaugh
* ButtMonkey
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Harold Spooner Dortmund Mepps Green.
* LookalikeLovers: Eventually starts dating a girl named Bonnie, who is essentially [[OppositeSexClone a female version of himself]] (much to Red's horror). They become engaged late in the series' run and the series finale involves their wedding.
** This trope even applied when they both got makeovers to become more attractive to each other without the other's knowledge, and their new outfits turn out to be identical.
* NerdGlasses
* PutOnABus: After the show's eighth season, [=McKenna=] began having personal difficulties and decided to leave the show. Harold was shown getting a job in the city and was phased out of the show over the next two seasons. Once [=McKenna=] got his issues sorted out, Harold returned, having been explained as being named his company's community liaison to Possum Lake.
* VerbalTic: He sometimes makes a "whaaaaah" sound.
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!Dalton Humphrey

The owner of "Humphrey's Everything Store" but a rather tight-fisted individual. Also rather henpecked by his unseen wife, Ann Marie. Played by Bob Bainborough.

!!Tropes associated with Dalton:
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Dalton's daughter is one of the chief thorns in his side.
* HenpeckedHusband
* OverprotectiveDad
* TheScrooge: He has some traits of this. Many episodes show him to be absurdly tight with a buck and rather cranky.
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!Winston Rothschild

Owner of Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services. Mostly around to make ToiletHumor and/or make cute jingles about his company. Played by Jeff Lumby.

!Tropes associated with Winston:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services.
* CasanovaWannabe: Winston has an active but massively unsuccessful love life. This is the result of him being...
* MarriedToTheJob: He finds his line of work endlessly fascinating, and will go on at length about it at any opportunity. He once sat next to a woman on a plane and managed to talk to her throughout the entire flight without mentioning sewage once ("Not even when they brought us our meals!"). He was very proud of this achievement, as it was very difficult for him.
* ThePigPen: To be expected, given his job.
* RunningGag: Between segments, he would recite a slogan about his company (i.e., "If your nose is stinging, our phone should be ringing!", "Service with a smile -- even on hot days!").
** In later seasons, it appears he's increased his advertising budget, since his commercials became full-blown parodies of real-life commercials, TV shows, and movie trailers.
* ToiletHumor: And often.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Winston's dad always wanted him to be a lawyer, and the two still haven't worked things out.
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!Bill Smith

The subject of the [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] "Adventures with Bill" segments. He's mostly there for the subject of physical abuse. Played by Rick Green.

!Tropes associated with Bill:
* TheChewToy / IronButtmonkey: Even Wile E. Coyote would be amazed at how many injuries Bill sustains.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: See above.
* PutOnABus: Green left the show for a few years to focus on his educational comedy show ''History Bites''. Unlike with [=McKenna=] and Harold, Bill's disappearance was never explained, with the rest of the cast joining Red in the Adventure segments. When ''History Bites'' ended and Green came back, Bill returned as if nothing had ever happened.
* TrouserSpace / HyperspaceArsenal: He fits ''everything'' in his overalls.
* TheVoiceless: The only sounds in the Adventures with Bill segments are usually the ambient noise and Red's voiceover; this is justified by [[WordOfGod Steve Smith]], who said that the camera had a bad mic. However, there was a time when Bill could be plainly heard chattering away; turns out he's really a MotorMouth.
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!Ranger Gord

A not-too-with-it forest ranger assigned to a tower, in which he has been cooped up for 13 years by the time Red finds him. Portrayed by Peter Keleghan.

!!Tropes associated with Gord:
* AManIsNotAVirgin / LonersAreFreaks: Ranger Gord was a virgin when he was first assigned to Fire Watch Tower #13, and then spent 11 or 12 years living alone in the woods before Red finds him. You can imagine what that's done for his sanity.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Parodied in the educational segments, which offered hilariously inaccurate nature lessons (e.g., that rocks are eggs).
* CloudCuckooLander
* GoMadFromTheIsolation
* HerCodenameWasMarySue: Present in the educational segments: Gord is portrayed as a [[ParodySue muscular, all-knowing, woman-attracting hunk]] and the other Lodge members are portrayed as very unintelligent {{Funny Animal}}s.
* StylisticSuck: The educational segments were given bad animation and voice acting (Gord did [[TalkingToHimself all the voices]]) on purpose.
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!Mike Hamar

A criminal, on parole from prison. Portrayed by Wayne Robson.

!Tropes associated with Mike:
* DisappearedDad: Mike frequently mentions his dad... but it's usually prefixed with a day of the week ("my Friday dad... two weeks running!"). Mike's mom ReallyGetsAround, apparently.
** When Red, Mike, and Dalton are discussing what they would do with a time machine, Mike says he would go back to nine months before he was born so he could finally find out who his real dad is.
* {{Irony}}: By the end of the series, he gets a job as a police officer… but crime is super low because he now has a job.
* {{Keet}}: He gets ''very'' excited when introducing the Possum Lodge Word Game.
* LimitedWardrobe: Black shirt and jeans.
* StickyFingers
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!Edgar K.B. Montrose

A hearing-impaired explosive enthusiast. He solves everything by blowing it up. Portrayed by Graham Greene.

!Tropes associated with Edgar:
* CatchPhrase: "Ka-BOOM!"
* KilledOffForReal: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue he dies attempting to make a self-heating recliner out of C4 plastique.
* NoIndoorVoice: Justified in that his line of work has left him half-deaf.
* StuffBlowingUp: His specialty.
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!Hap Shaugnessy

An old man with a penchant for lying blatantly about his entire life. Portrayed by Gordon Pinsent.

!!Tropes associated with Hap

* BlatantLies: It's not that Hap is a Bad Liar in as much as his stories are so over the top that there's no way he could've done all of it.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He's usually the first one to call out ''other people'' for lying or exaggerating.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: And proud of it.
* TheMunchausen: Hap is practically the poster boy for this trope.
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!Ed Frid

A highly paranoid animal control officer. Played by Jerry Schaefer.

!Tropes associated with Ed:
* AnimalsHateHim: The creatures of the wild want nothing to do with Ed.
* CowardlyLion: And how. He seems deathly afraid of most of the animals, but manages to pull through.
* MeaningfulName: "Frid" looks and sounds a bit like "afraid".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Subverted; he replaced another animal control officer character with a completely opposite personality, perhaps because Ed's personality was funnier.
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!Arnie Dogen

A roofer and aspiring country singer.

* DreadfulMusician: He ''really'' can't sing.
* TheKlutz: Implied by his constant injuries. He's often wearing casts, in a wheelchair, etc.