RED GREEN SHOW
Tuesdays @ 10p and 10:30p
"The Red Green Show" is a unique half-hour comedy series targeted at family audiences. Its purpose is to entertain and to provide an escape from the pressures of urban living.
Set way up north at the infamous Possum Lodge, The Red Green Show is a hilarious insight into men, their dreams, and their obsessions. It's a show for anyone who thinks God created man to give the rest of the world something to laugh at!
Steve Smith plays the acerbic, dry-witted Red Green, lodge leader and host of the show that takes special aim at the yet unexplored humorous side of the male ego and other inflatables. Pat McKenna plays Harold, Red's techno-geek nephew, and Rick Green (no relation to Red) is the klutzy naturalist Bill. Each week they pass the time bonding, adventuring, entrepreneuring and basically keeping the eight-year-old in them alive and well.
Regular segments include "Handyman's Corner," which highlights Red's philosophy: "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Using the handyman's secret weapon "duct tape," Red demonstrates innovative and useful construction tips on everything from turning a refrigerator into a dishwasher, to converting a hot water tank into a mini-submarine.
Since experiencing the great outdoors is a big part of what makes a man a man, Possum Lodge's resident naturalist, Bill, presents a hilarious segment appropriately call "Adventures With Bill." Narrated by Red and shot in black and white, Red and Bill teach viewers about nature. Presented in a slapstick style, Bill usually ends up falling in a lake, or off a cliff, but is always eager for the next adventure.
"The Experts" features a panel of Possum Lodge members who deal with viewer mail and those three little words that men find impossible to say..."I Don't Know." Red also serenades his audience with twisted (yet manly) campfire songs and reads environmentally-Green poetry in The Winter of our Discount Tent.
The New Red Green Show stars: Steve Smith, Pat McKenna, and Rick Green. Regular lodge members include: Gordon Pinsent, Ian Thomas and Peter Keleghan. Check out Red Green online or on the Internet Movie Database.
Hindsight is 20-20
Eleven years before the first episode of The Red Green Show, Red Green Steve Smith made his first television debut during a two-minute guest appearance on a 1979 variety show. Red Green: Hindsight Is 20/20 looks back at the 25 years following that appearance, and takes pains to recount Green's knack for wreaking havoc on what are supposed to be the most flawless of plans. A variety of Possum Lodge regulars show up to reminisce about Red's most memorable moments, and never-before-seen Red Green footage filmed before the series aired on television is also featured.