Patrick McKenna, another Red Green veteran, appears in the third season as a Toronto detective from another station house who's called in to help find Murdoch when the latter goes missing. Once again, seeing McKenna go from playing nerdy doofus Harold to a Boisterous Bruiser detective is surreal, to say the least.
Canadian business tycoon Arlene Dickenson is one of the regulars on the Canadian version of Dragon's Den. She appears in one episode as a wealthy investor that Crabtree is trying to interest in the lie detector Murdoch has invented. Unfortunately, when the machine doesn't detect any lies (because everyone Murdoch used it on was telling the truth), she declines Crabtree's offer and walks off, saying the "I'm out" Catch Phrase the Dragons use when they show they're not interested.
And of course, Stephen Harper, the current prime minister, shows up in one episode as a cop who has no idea who Sir Wilfrid Lauriernote a former prime minister is.
Network to the Rescue: While City TV cancelled the series after its fifth season, the CBC picked it up and continues to produce new episodes.
Playing Against Type: Mary Walsh and Gavin Crawford, playing a grieving mother of a murdered daughter and a possibly insane puppeteer, respectively. Both are best known as anchors on the comedy news show This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Short Run In Peru: Despite being a Canadian-produced series, new episodes air much earlier in the UK. Averted with series 6 — it began airing in Canada a month before the UK.