Corner Gas (2004–2009)

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The life, or lack thereof, of a proprietor of a gas station, which is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies.

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 Brent Leroy (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Lacey Burrows (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Hank Yarbo (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Oscar Leroy (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
Janet Wright ...
 Emma Leroy (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Davis Quinton (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Karen Pelly (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Wanda Dollard (107 episodes, 2004-2009)
Cavan Cunningham ...
 Fitzy (48 episodes, 2004-2009)
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Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job - pumping gas at Corner Gas. Each episode of Corner Gas delivers a half-hour of comedic voyeurism in a place where everyone knows everyone else's business. The series is set in the fictional town of Dog River Saskatchewan, and focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of gas station owner Brent LeRoy, coffee shop proprietor Lacey Burrows and the folks who populate the area. Dog River is a nice town, but far from the quaint and idyllic little burgs we're used to seeing on TV. Written by Anonymous

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Forty kilometres from nowhere and way beyond normal. See more »

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19 June 2004 (Canada)  »

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Dog River's rival town is named Wullerton, and every time it's mentioned anyone who hears it in Dog River spits. According to publicity for season 2, the reason for this was to have been revealed at the end of the second season, but never was. See more »

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Oscar Leroy: Street Legal *sucks*!
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The third season episode "The Littlest Yarbo" replaces the show's usual closing credits theme with "Maybe Tomorrow", the theme song from the 1980s TV series "The Littlest Hobo." See more »

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My Happy Place
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"Corner Gas"
26 September 2006 | by (St. Albert, AB - Canada) – See all my reviews

This show is a rarity in Canadian television - it's good! Too much of Canadian programing is slow, dry and boring - and aside from NHL hockey, there is not much else worth watching. A few shows have made attempts at being clever comedies, but have always failed because Canadian programming always tends to alienate the main audience by becoming too political, historical or just plain arrogant (vis-a-vis the CBC and CRTC).

But this show has succeeded and, more importantly, is extremely entertaining because its focus isn't on some political agenda, but rather on the art of entertaining. Brent Butt has figured out the formula that has made this series a hilarious success - and I think I can identify what some of those criteria are.

1. It has great characters - And character development. Just like other successful comedies (Seinfeld, The Office, Cheers, etc.) quirky characters are fun to watch.

2. It has great writing - The stories seem to be about nothing - but even nothing is something!

3. It has excellent pacing - It does not slow down at all, and continues to improve its pacing as the seasons go by. The more jokes you can fit in to the half hour, the better.

4. It is not sentimental - If anything, most of the characters are less than sympathetic, and that type of darkness of the human psyche is far more appealing and funny when you are making a comedy about quirky people in a quirky little town.

5. There is NO winter!! - Have you seen any snow yet in Dog River? This is critical for a successful Canadian comedy - because snow complicates things. It is bleak, uninteresting, and unfortunately too much of a reminder of reality for those of us who have to live with it for 10 months out of the year. In fact, with out the snow - it makes this small town in Saskatchewan look quite charming, and all the more interesting and lovable.

Now these are just my opinions - but if you want to take a chance on a Canadian TV show - this should be the one. Canadians should be (and are

  • for the most part, I think) proud of this series. I, for one, try not


to miss it each week, and I own all the DVD's too...its just a fun show to watch, and I would rank it up there as one of the best new comedies on TV right now.


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