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.
A major change in the show as Harold leaves the Lodge and moves to the city to take a job as Assistant Account Executive at Multi-Corp International Inc. This makes room for several new features that will be introduced throughout the season, the first of which is Ranger Gord¹s Animated Educational Films this week's topic : Tree Holes. On Handyman Corner, Red demonstrates how to clean out your car with a garbage truck.
When nobody catches any fish in the Fishing Derby, the men have Possum Lake tested for contaminants and the report shows that the lake is no longer classified as water. Also Red visits Harold at his new job in the city. On Handyman Corner Red customizes a car so that it can get in and out of tight parking spots. Four of the Lodge members have a big adventure trying to build a backyard play set for the kids.
A beautiful young chiropractor goes into business in Possum Lake and creates more kinks than she removes. Red builds a forklift using a pair of skis and an extension ladder. The men turn the challenge of putting up a flagpole into a major adventure. Red visits Harold at work and crashes his computer. In a new feature, Red and Ed help Dalton convince his wife to watch action movies.
The men decide to have a Bachelor Auction as a way of raising money and getting dates. A new feature, Possum Lodge Life & Times, focuses on the life of local con artist Honest John Jonassen. Red builds a dragster out of junk he finds in the shed. Young Walter is stuck way up in a cherry picker and getting him down turns into an adventure. Meet Dale, a new character played by Gavin Crawford, who is pumping gas for the summer.
Red and the boys argue about the existence of angels. Mike volunteers to produce one. Red makes a bread maker out of an automatic washing machine. He also shows you a way to stop dogs from chasing your car. Ranger Gord has a picture of the abominable snowman. They also have fun with the local magnetic hill. Red takes some mementos from the Lodge for Harold to display on his desk at Multi Corp. International Inc.
Red talks the guys into converting an old school bus into a hot air balloon. Harold goes over-board using sticky notes. Hap claims the metal plate in his head is magnetized. Red finds a way to paint a fence with a wringer washer. Edgar demonstrates a cheap way to make interlocking brick. Dalton helps a youngster fly a kite. This week¹s adventure is all about golf.
Red creates a new type of grass seed that only grows two inches tall. Edgar creates a fireworks display using real explosives. Animal Control Officer Ed Frid brings a falcon to the show. Red makes a backyard swing out of a car seat. Ranger Gord has made a cartoon about sun protection. Mike has Harold join him for a special feature on careers.
Mike borrows Red¹s van to use in a demolition derby. Red paves the Lodge driveway with crushed apples. Dalton¹s wife dropped the tv remote into her clam chowder. Red and Walter have an adventure with a rope and pulley. Learn how to make a tool belt out of old socks. A brief biography of the Manning triplets. Red tries to teach Dale what a car horn is for.
Red and Mike have some fun with artifacts from the local museum. Red shows how to prevent your car from being stolen. Hap brings his lie detector in for repairs. The men try to move a fridge down a long staircase. Red makes a kinetic lawn ornament out of a set of drums and a bicycle.
The local brewery gives all their old beer barrels to the Lodge. Red decides to take his over the falls. Animal Control Officer Ed Frid buries a twelve foot python. Ranger Gord makes environmental tapes. Red shows you how to do wood working with kitchen appliances.
Harold¹s company tries to buy the Lodge. Red invents a Garbage Canadarm. Ranger Gord presents an animated feature on Tree Species. Edgar Montrose gets help fixing his explosives locator. Red has advice on what you can expect after the age of 45.
The men stage a mock battle against their rival club, the Caribou Lodge. Red devises a way to carry his boat under the car. Ed Frid has an unfortunate incident with bees. Red and Walter install a new dock. Also featured, the life and times of local thespian, Roderick Featherstone.
The Lodge is threatened with a Force 5 hurricane. Red shows a cost effective way to make a refrigerated van. Hap Shaugnessey is auctioning off the jacket he wore when he was 50¹s rock star. Red and Walter use wind-power to make paint dry faster. Red gives married guys tips on when to say nothing.
The men try to devise ways of getting themselves into the record book. Red makes a dog-powered swing out of a car seat. Ed Frid has trouble with a weasel. Mike makes a huge slingshot out of tire inner tubes. Also featured, a biography of three-legged clown Brainy Clogfield.
The men form an auto club to make money servicing other people¹s vehicles. Red turns a car into a dump truck. Ed Frid brings a spitting cobra to the show. Dalton has his thumb caught in a gumball machine. Ranger Gord presents an animated feature proving that rocks are actually eggs.
Harold gives the guys a bunch of old computers which changes their lives. Red makes a snowball gun out of a pitching machine. Mike needs help to break into a suitcase. Ranger Gord wants to fire-proof the forest. Red, Mike and Dalton try to barbecue a live pig.