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Red Green airs his handyman show from Possum Lodge, Canada, and also experiences some zany adventures in real life.

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Steve Smith ...
 Red Green / ... (299 episodes, 1991-2006)
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 Harold Green (234 episodes, 1991-2006)
Rick Green ...
 Bill Smith (197 episodes, 1991-2006)
Bob Bainborough ...
 Dalton Humphrey / ... (144 episodes, 1994-2006)
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Red Green is a bearded Canadian carpenter who's really handy with his hands, and can find great uses for duct tape. He hosts "The Red Green Show", where he and his nerdy nephew, Harold, teach the viewers how to make excellent and useful crafts, as well as give marriage advice, from their home at Possum Lodge. Also, he plays games with Dalton Humphries where he must try to get him to guess a word by giving examples of it or saying a sentence it would be used in. Red also appears in a black-and-white series with the bungling Bill Smith were they show young viewers things like how to hunt and the existence of gravity. Other characters who frequently appear are the deprived Ranger Gord, who lives on top of a 100-foot tower on top of a 200-foot hill, has been guarding the watch tower for 16 years without a vacation and has no friends; the golf-obsessed loser Bob Stuyvestant who knows nothing about women; Buzz Sherwood, a daredevil pilot; and Winston Rothschild III, a loyal! Written by Bloggers!

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Gordon Pinsent loosely based his character 'Hap Shaughnessy' on his real life brother, Hap Pinsent. See more »

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In Season 1, Harold claims to be 19 years old. In Season 2, he claims to be 18. In Season 3 he refers to himself as being 17. See more »

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Red Green: [singing] When you wish upon a star / Make sure it's not our own sun / 'Cause wishing on our sun isn't much fun / Unless your wish is to burn out your retinas.
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Think "Bob Newhart" in plaid, on acid, with a chainsaw....
17 February 2006 | by (Wavy Wheat, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

...and you might come close to getting the essence of what made "Red Green" so enjoyable. Never mind "The Man Show", THIS was the real deal!

What originally attracted me to the show was that it was indeed funny (in a bemused, Newhart way), but it also had a bit of an edge to it. There were some genuine barbs and mean-spirited feelings, some real cynicism and misanthropy concealed in the campfire songs and moose-poop jokes. In the last few years, that edge sort of went away (similar to the way "The Simpsons" lost a lot of their original venom after more than 10 years), but it was always funny and packed with clever word plays and tongue-in-cheek observations of the male psyche and character.

Many characters came and went over the years mostly wonderfully played by talented actors; the one I missed most was 'Garth Harple', the first "Animal Control Officer", whose sad sack demeanor and heavy handed irony ( his motto, "Another Super Day!!" could be teaser for every awful work assignment you ever had) was perfect for the show.

I admire Smith and company for quitting when they were still ahead...it must have been hard to abandon the money machine and a relatively sure thing, but to admit that you need to move on to other projects is the hallmark of true craftsmen at their best. Many many thanks to "The Red Green Show" for innumerable moments( over more than a decade) where I would almost snort beer (or milk) out my nose at some well done jape, sight gag or pratfall.


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