* ActorAllusion:
** Harold occasionally mentions watching ''Series/{{Traders}}'', a show where Patrick [=McKenna=] played the role of Marty.
** One of Edgar K.B. Montrose's first appearances had him talking about the film ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', talking about how the "Native guy" (the role played by actor Graham Greene), should have gotten the Oscar.
** Wayne Robson played a down-and-out man in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', who is so desperate for some money that he robs a bank -- and accidentally commits murder! Not to mention hijacks a car with some kids in it!
** Hap Shaughnessy always wears a cap bearing the crest of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Gordon Pinsent served for four years in that unit.
* 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.
* DawsonCasting: An {{egregious}} example; [=McKenna=] was ''31'' when he started playing teen-aged Harold. Averted in the later episodes, in which Harold was portrayed as an adult.
* DirectedByCastMember: Rick Green (Bill) directed dozens of episodes.
* DoingItForTheArt: The 4th-6th seasons. As Steve Smith mentioned on the DVD sets, the company had to buy time slots in order for the show to air (this is also why the show was titled "The New Red Green Show" during this time, to differentiate it from seasons 1-3 that were still airing in reruns). Luckily, by season 7 they had secured a deal with CBC, so they didn't have to pay to air their own show anymore.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Steve Smith isn't too fond of the second season, during which the executives pressed him to make the show into more of a sitcom. Hence the expanded cast and plotlines that we actually saw develop, as opposed to simply being related by Red. When Smith got back full creative control from the third season onwards, he went back to the old format. That said, one major aspect of the show did originate in the second season and was kept thereafter: The possum squeal sound effect which signaled the start of the lodge meeting.
* NamesTheSame: [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Stinky Peterson]], although Stinky is probably a nickname in this show's case.
* RealLifeRelative: Dougie Franklin's brother Benjamin was played by Ian Thomas' older brother [[Series/{{SCTV}} Dave Thomas]].
* 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. Later cast members like Peter Wildman and Bob Bainborough would also contribute to dozens of episodes in their own right.

!!List of segments on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'':
* ''Adventures With Bill'': Black-and-white segment featuring tons of slapstick as Bill tries to do something for fun but fails spectacularly. Red narrates the proceedings.
* ''Auto Biography'': Debuted during season 6. A Possum Lodge member waxes about their favorite vehicle.
* ''Buddy System'': Debuted during season 4. Red and another character address the camera about a problem they just created (usually something stupid the unseen character said to his wife).
* ''The Experts'': Harold reads a letter from a viewer, asking their advice on a topic. It's always answered by Red and another character.
* ''Handyman Corner'': Red uses various scraps to create inventions.
* ''Harold's Handy Crafts'': Debuted during season 5. A Harold version of "Handyman Corner".
* ''Harold's Segments'': Debuted during season 3. Harold addressed the teenagers in the audience about various topics. Often ended with Red crashing the sketch and making a snarky comment.
* ''If It Ain't Broke, You're Not Trying'': Debuted during season 7. Red tries to fix stuff, and usually makes things worse. In the earlier episodes, the emphasis was more on explaining how the item in question was broken in the first place, such as Dalton's wife hitting him over the head with a tennis racket.
* ''Male Call'': Letters from viewers.
* ''Men Anonymous'': Debuted during season 6. A parody of "Alcoholics Anonymous", except with the men declaring that they resisted acting like a stereotypical man for a certain amount of time.
* ''North of Forty / Red's Sage Advice'': Debuted during season 4. Red, sitting at his desk, gives humorous advice, usually to middle-aged married men.
* ''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").
* ''Possum 911'': Debuted during season 6. A character calls in to Possum 911 about a problem, usually trivial.
* ''Possum Lodge Word Game'': Debuted during season 5. One member has to get another to guess a word, but always has difficulty doing so. The word is frequently guessed by accident.
* ''Red's Advice to Teenagers'': Similar to "Red's Sage Advice", except it addresses teens and usually takes place outdoors.
* ''Red's Campfire Songs'': Red plays guitar while singing a song with a punchline. Harold accompanies on "percussion".