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The Red Green Show

Specials 1996
TV-G

  • 1996-03-17T01:30:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 21 mins
  • 2 hours, 27 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Comedy

The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on PBS stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006 on CBC. The Red Green Show is essentially a cross between a sitcom and a sketch comedy series, and is a parody of home improvement, do-it-yourself, fishing, and other outdoors shows (particularly The Red Fisher Show).

The show initially aired on CHCH Television in Hamilton, Ontario, before moving to CFPL-TV in London, Ontario for the third season. It then aired on the Global Television Network for three seasons before ending up at CBC for season seven onward.

20 episodes

Special 1 The Best Of Red Green

  • 1996-03-17T01:30:00Z — 21 mins

Clips featured are the following: The Experts - Edgar K.B. Montros on Movies Possum Lodge Word Game - Femanine - Marrige North Of Fourty - Boring Topics Descussion Handyman Corner - Installing Gull Wing Doors - Turning a patio table into a surfboard - Changing the headlights on Bill's car - Red changes the oil in his car Adventures With Bill - Tree Chopping - Archery / Target Shooting Contest - Horseshoe Tossing - Lacross Other highlights: - Ranger Gord falls in love with a log - Hap talks about his tiger ranch in Kenya Clips featured from : - Fire Brigade - The Beef Project

Special 2 We Can't Help It, We're Men

  • 1997-03-18T01:30:00Z — 21 mins

A collection of bits from the first six seasons (1991-1996). This is a boon for PBS audiences, who had not heard of Red Green scenes from its CHCH days.

To me, technology is a subversive plot by all the geeks of the world to complicate our lives to the point where we become as useless as they are. Man's basic needs are food, clothing and shelter. Not food, clothing, shelter and a 600MZ CPU with 128 megs of RAM and a 32-gigabyte hard drive. I wish they'd just leave us all alone. If life is too simple for you, get married. Up here at Possum Lodge, we have our own rules about technology: "If you're standing in a puddle, don't touch anything that hums," and "Don't trust anything that has no moving parts. Especially if it's a relative." But I decided to bend our rules a bit when I made this DVD because it gave me a chance to use the Handyman's Secret Weapon -- Duct Tape -- and it gives you a chance to get a new Red Green show you won't be embarrassed to display on your video shelf because the edge is so small, no one will be able to tell what it is! So grab a cold beverage, your DVD remote, and go nuts. I did.

Special 7 Red Green Does New Years

  • 2002-01-26T01:30:00Z — 21 mins

Red, Harold and the rest of the Possum Lodge crew celebrate New Year's Eve, with special emphasis on different lodge members' New Year's resolutions.

Special 8 A Merry Red Green Christmas

  • 1999-12-18T01:30:00Z — 21 mins

Harold returns to Possum Lodge to spend Christmas with Red and the other members.

Special 11 Red Green's Hindsight is 20-20

  • 2004-03-11T01:30:00Z — 21 mins

The men reminisce about their time at the Lodge.

This behind-the-scenes special features cast members musing over public television's beloved "The Red Green Show," the wacky sketch series revolving around the wit and wisdom of outdoorsman, handyman and populist philosopher Red Green (Steve Smith). Backstage anecdotes, rare outtakes and cast commentary shed light on the smart writing and spot-on acting that helped make this unlikely show such a long-running success.

An Extra from the "Duct Tape Forever" DVD.

Special 16 The Early Years

  • no air date — 21 mins

An Extra from the "Hindsight Is 20-20" DVD.

An Extra from the "Hindsight Is 20-20" DVD.

Highlights of the antics in front of and behind the camera during the making of Red Green's feature film "Duct Tape Forever." Interviews with the stars of the movie and an overview by Red of the various aspects of feature film production are featured.

The Canadian handyman Red Green (Smith) and all of his pals at the Possum Lodge share their misguided parenting tips, gained the hard way, through countless mistakes. Armed with a tool belt and a roll of duct tape, Red expounds some hilarious, potentially harmful pointers, including how to build an entire set of girl's bedroom furniture from used tires, as well as how to prevent your children from turning out like you. After viewing this, it'll be hard to imagine raising children without Red.

Special 20 Duct Tape Tour

  • no air date — 21 mins

Red Green gives a tour of the 3M Duct Tape Factory in London, Ontario.

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