The Red Green Show clip - starring Steve Smith, Patrick McKenna, Rick Green, Bob Bainborough.
"Never connect a used fuel pump from a Russian rocket missile to a large deciduous tree," counsels Red Green, after a cunning plan to extract maple syrup goes awry. This complete third season of the public television hit's 15-year run sees Harold start his own TV network; Buster buys a gently used helicopter; and Hap explain the theory of relativity (he learned it from working with Einstein, of course). Along the way, Red offers useful tips on how to fashion living room furniture out of old car parts and build a personal sauna from an old dryer.
"There's only two things that excite a man: expensive toys and real expensive toys." So says Red Green, and he should know--the crazy Canadian's love of contraptions led to a hit show that aired for 15 years on public television. In this complete sixth season, Red tinkers with all manner of gadgets, from an air-hockey table to a jetpack. Along the way, Paul Gross (Due South, Slings & Arrows) drops by the lodge, Harold enters a science fair, and the guys throw a stag party.
This complete season of the public television comedy hit features some of the show's greatest moments. It was the year Red made the double-wide limo in Handyman Corner and the year the Repair Shop opened with its motto: "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." It was also the year the lodge members first uttered their solemn prayer: "I'm a man, but I can change if I have to, I guess."
Eight years into its 15-year run, The Red Green Show showed no signs of maturing. This complete season of the public television hit sees Red at his most inventive, making a heart pacemaker out of a digital clock and trying to run the lodge electrical system fro ma car cigarette lighter, just to name a couple dismal but hilarious failures. It was also the year that Red ran for mayor and Harold ran off ... to college.
In the complete 10th season the public television hit's 15-year run, Winston searches for a wife, Dalton tries not to cross his wife, and Red does what he does best-turn junk into wild inventions that defy common sense. Join Red and all the guys at Possum Lodge for a year's worth of doing what men do when women aren't around.
"Remember, this fix is only temporary, unless it works." One of the original nuggets of wisdom from Red Green, leader of Possum Lodge and lord of duct tape--and what a fix the first season turned out to be. Setting the stage for a 15-year run on public television, these first 24 episodes see Red visit the lonely and bilingual (English and Beaver, naturally) Ranger Gord; Hap's harrowing tales of working on a tiger ranch; and Red's earliest enventions, including a coffin made from a freezer, designed for thrifty mourners.
"The say necessity is the mother of invention. Don't know who the father is; probably remorse." So says Red Green, although this wisdom doesn't stop him from turning a car into a dump truck or using a dump truck to clean out his car. The complete ninth season of the public television hit's 15-year run also sees Harold leave the Lodge for corporate life in the big city. Meanwhile, gas station attendant Dale joins the group, and Ranger Gord begins his series of oh-so-educational cartoons.
As Red says, "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." When his nephew Harold returns to be Possum Lake's new head of public relations, Red doesn't know if his life has gotten harder or easier. But it's certainly more fun. In this complete 11th season of the public television hit's 15-year run, Mike tries to be a daredevil, Ranger Gord goes on strike, and Harold accidentally rents out the lodge to nudists. Red, of course, comes up with even crazier contraptions, including a castle car and lawn-more coffee-maker. Join Red, Harold, and all the guys at the Possum Lodge for a year's worth of doing what men do when women aren't around--and some things that are even worse.
"Spare the duct tape, spoil the job." So says Red Green, and he must have been right--the duct-taped adventures of the Possum Lodge gang led to a hit 15-year run on public television. In the complete fifth season, Red offers tips on converting a boat into a hovercraft, and Edgar Montrose (Graham Greene, Dances with Wolves) stops in for a special visit. Meanwhile, Bill demonstrates some skills every man should have, including making cheese and piloting a hot-air balloon.
"Some men look at a problem like this and try to find a solution. I prefer to figure out whose fault it is and let them take care of it." So says Red Green, although the incident with the one-man submarine was mostly his fault. In this complete second season of the public television hit's 15-year run, Red continues his duct-taped reign of terror, offering handy tips on everything from building a grandfather clock to crafting a raincoat. Meanwhile, Noel loses his job to Helmut, and Possum Lake mysteriously turns pink.
"When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." Just one of the many philosophies of Red Green, the fearless leader and handyman at Possum Lodge. The complete fourth season of the public television hit sees Red follow his own brilliant advice with mixed results. The mobile sports bar might have been a bad idea, but attempting to turn Possum Lake into a giant car battery, well, that was even worse. Also this year: Buster Hadfield buys a used conveyor belt, Junior Singleton inherits a cow, and the men try desperately to impress a team of documentary filmmakers.
Kick back, crack open a cool one, and spend some quality time with genial Red, his doofus nephew Harold, and the whole goofy gang at Possum Lodge for some north-of-the-border handyman humor.
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