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The Red Green Show 

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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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Rick Green, Steve Smith
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1 win & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Steve Smith Steve Smith ...  Red Green / ... 301 episodes, 1991-2006
Patrick McKenna ...  Harold Green 240 episodes, 1991-2006
Rick Green Rick Green ...  Bill Smith 200 episodes, 1991-2006
Bob Bainborough Bob Bainborough ...  Dalton Humphrey / ... 148 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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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Red Green Show See more »

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Trivia

Bernice (Red's wife) is mentioned in almost every episode, but has only appeared onscreen once - and even then, we only see her hand and part of her arm (peeking around from behind the front door of their house). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Red Green: Why don't you come up to the highway and help us clean that up just for a little while, eh?
Harold Green: Well, yeah, I could do that. I got some spare time.
Red Green: All right, Harold. And when you get up there, clean it up as fast as you can. Don't talk to the other guys, eh?
Harold Green: How come?
Red Green: 'Cause they'll kill you, Harold.
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Crazy Credits

"The New Red Green Show" was duct taped before a live studio audience. See more »

Connections

Followed by Duct Tape Forever (2002) See more »

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Hit and miss, but when it hits...
26 December 2003 | by knsevySee all my reviews

Look out! This show has supplied me life-saving laughs since the early 90s. I feel so lucky to have on tape nearly every episode, from the very beginning of the series - when old Red was so clean-cut and young that you can hardly recognize him as Steve Smith.

It definitely has lost its edge in the last couple of years, but the rustic humor is still pure. They just seem to be out new ideas for the Bill segments, The Experts and the Word Game.

I can't think of any other show or movie that could match this, in its style of humor and its near-accidental staging. This kind of show only comes along once. The way it's staged, it could have been a great live hit in the earliest days of TV.

It's more than likely that I love this show because it talks about people like me, who'll use duct-tape to fix a machine I depend on my life for, because it's easier than drilling holes and setting bolts.

No show that I'm aware of has done so much to celebrate men, even though the show mostly ridicules them. I'm sorry to see how much it's degenerated, in the last season, but you can only come up with so many believably outrageous (or is it outrageously believable) stunts.

I don't know from whence the concept originated, but I'll always love Steve Smith and Pat McKenna for giving me a show about myself, and the people I know.


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