The Best Episodes of Corner Gas
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2019
Forty kilometres from nowhere and way beyond normal is Corner Gas, an ensemble comedy series about a bunch of nobodies who get up to a whole lot of nothing in the fictional prairie town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. Starring Saskatchewan native and Gemini nominee Brent Butt, Corner Gas is a roadside service station that also shares its name with CTV’s first original narrative comedy series. Corner Gas focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of Brent LeRoy, proprietor of a gas station that is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies. As LeRoy, Canadian Comedy Award winner and series creator Brent Butt returns to his native province to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job: pumping gas in a small prairie town. Dog River is a place where everyone knows everyone else’s business. Populated by a group of regular folks, the town's many “distinguished” residents include Brent’s parents Oscar and Emma (Eric Peterson and Janet Wright), coffee shop owner Lacey Burrows (Gemini nominee Gabrielle Miller), his best friend Hank Yarbo (Fred Ewanuick), police officers Davis Quinton (Lorne Cardinal) and Karen Pelly (New Waterford Girl’s Tara Spencer-Nairn) and retail assistant Wanda (Nancy Robertson). The series features cameo appearances by a long list of Canadian dignitaries. Expected to show up in Season Three are Pat Bolland, Lorne Calvert, Vicki Gabereau, Ben Mulroney, Shirley Douglas, Jann Arden and Ralph Goodale, among others.
#1 - Grad '68
Season 1 - Episode 5
While Karen the cop tries to break a cold case involving graffiti on the local water tower, Brent and Lacey have their hands full trying to revamp the bathrooms shared by the gas station and restaurant.
#2 - Cell Phone
Season 1 - Episode 9
As Oscar becomes obsessed with the new 'Claw' game at the bar, Lacey tries to deal with rats in the field behind the restaurant AND being rejected by the Dog River Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, Davis and Brent try to one-up each other by buying smaller and smaller cell phones.
#4 - Ruby Reborn
Season 1 - Episode 1
Dog River, Saskatchewan is a town where not much happens and the locals like it that way. So, when Brent Leroy starts renting videos at his corner gas station and a big city girl from Toronto moves in to run the coffee shop next door it's either a sign of the apocalypse or a chance for Dog River to finally have a decent cup of coffee.
#5 - Get the F Off My Lawn
Season 6 - Episode 18
A windstorm changes the name of The Ruby; Wanda requires equal rights at work, leaving Brent with more problems than he'd expected; the results of a jam contest leave Oscar concerned about Emma.
#6 - TV Free Dog River
Season 6 - Episode 13
Emma keeps a watchful eye on the citizens of Dog River to ensure the town reigns supreme over Wullerton ('spit') in "Turn Off Your TV Week". Lacey and Oscar find a profitable way to break the rules and Karen and Davis hit the radio airwaves to help everyone cope. Brent finds a creative way to get through a week of no TV with the help of Hank and Wanda.
#7 - Crab Apple Cooler
Season 6 - Episode 16
Brent and Hank decide to take a trip down memory lane stealing crab apples from a neighbour’s yard that gets Hank in trouble. No one wants Oscar on their charades team, until he proves his skills. Davis and Wanda find reasons to write angry complaint letters to companies in hopes of getting free stuff.
#8 - Tax Man
Season 1 - Episode 2
A tax man arrives to investigate Oscar about fuel tax irregularities. Oscar plots with Hank to avoid paying any extra taxes. Davis sulks about no longer getting free coffee at the Ruby and decides to lash out by writing all sorts of parking tickets.
#9 - Shirt Disturber
Season 6 - Episode 10
Brent and Hank are on the outs after a trip to see their favorite comic book writer goes awry. Lacey's generous donations to the thrift store make the perfect gifts for Karen to celebrate her recent promotion. Oscar and Emma's new home alarm system causes more emergencies than Davis bargained for.
#10 - Blog River
Season 4 - Episode 8
In an effort to get Hank to shut up, Wanda and Brent convince him that the internet is the way to go, so that he can fully express all his thoughts. Things get difficult for Brent when he tries to keep everyone up to date on what's happening in Hank's blog, and finds that 'cheat sheets' are just so last century. Lacey is upset over the success of her friend and the food at The Ruby begins to suffer when Lacey feels that she just can't do anything right. Emma, in an effort to cheer Lacey up, invites Lacey to a BBQ, where a cut-throat game of horseshoes takes place. Wanda tries to help Davis save money on his taxes, but things don't go quite as planned.
#11 - Game, Set and Mouse
Season 5 - Episode 9
Oscar is on a mission to get rid of an errant mouse that has found its way into Corner Gas, but Davis has a soft spot for the little rodent. Wanda hurts her back, and both Emma and Karen try to help her, but aren't very successful. Lacey spoils things for Brent and Hank when they come up with a new game.
#12 - Pilates Twist
Season 1 - Episode 3
Lacey offers free Pilates classes to the people of Dog River but the town is strangely hostile to the idea. Then Brent and Hank's fashion worlds collide; Dog River's not big enough for two sharp-dressed men, so Hank comes up with a way of making sure they never steal each other's fashion thunder again. Meanwhile, Brent's dad Oscar takes steps to avoid being buried in a cheap looking coffin
#13 - Face Off
Season 1 - Episode 12
As they kick off their season against a rival team from Stonewood, the local Dog River hockey team finds itself at a crossroads. Brent is a great goalie and is being taken for granted by his teammates, so when an offer from the rival team comes his way, he has to seriously consider his options. Meanwhile the other players are having trouble scoring and might need to take some advice from an unlikely hockey expert. Then team super-fan Emma learns the hard way that you should never mix cars, your husband and a hammer on game night.
#14 - Gopher It
Season 4 - Episode 19
Hank has another great idea on how Dog River can increase its tourism, and this one actually works, but has far-reaching consequences. Dog River's sudden fame causes an up-swing in business for both Brent and Lacey, and Wanda finds a new talent that she never knew she had: reporting the news, while Davis takes on some duties as a personal body guard for the movers and shakers of Dog River.
#15 - The Good Old Table Hockey Game
Season 4 - Episode 14
When Davis buys a classic table hockey game and sets it up at the DRPD, he finds that he's set events in motion that lead to the ultimate showdown... the Summit Series between Karen and Brent. The whole town takes sides in the tournament, and Hank decides that he now wants Karen as his role-model, after watching both her and Brent train. Lacey joins a new club and nominates Emma for some long-overdue recognition.
#16 - Merry Gasmas
Season 3 - Episode 13
Emma has a traditional Christmas planned, and Brent is less than enthusiastic about it. Lacey decides to go back to Toronto for Christmas, but bad weather causes some detours in her travel plans; she eventually gets home, but not in the way she expected. Hank gets into the spirit of the season by organizing a gift drive for the unappreciative needy; Wanda is on a gift drive of her own, searching for this year's hot toy.
#17 - Meat Wave
Season 6 - Episode 4
Hank’s mockery of Brent’s air conditioner temperature lands him in hot water at Corner Gas. Karen and Davis win a meat draw but trouble starts when they have no where to store it and trust Oscar and Emma with their stash. Lacey and Wanda unleash their maternal instincts on an unwanted pet left at the Ruby.
#18 - Wash Me
Season 5 - Episode 5
Wanda’s happy when her latest crush gives her his number. But her love life soon hinges on whether Hank washes his truck or not. Meanwhile, Brent starts to question his sense of smell in the presence of Oscar and Emma, and Lacey gives the Ruby an artistic touch-up courtesy of Karen, whose drawings seem to appeal to everyone but Davis.
#19 - Hurry Hard
Season 2 - Episode 11
The Leroy family has long been a proud and ineffective curling dynasty but this year a schism in the ranks has Brent and Oscar skipping different rinks. Then when a local senior's hip replacement creates a shortage of female curlers, Lacey finds herself the hottest rookie prospect in the league. Meanwhile Karen is put in charge of safeguarding the famed curling trophy - the Clavet Cup - which turns out to be harder than she thought.
#20 - Buzz Driver
Season 5 - Episode 7
Oscar becomes a school bus driver, and sets so many rules that the kids aren't the only ones having trouble keeping them straight. Hank talks Lacey into letting him advertise The Ruby; Wanda gets hooked on a new energy drink.
#21 - Two Degrees or Separation
Season 4 - Episode 3
Oscar and Emma enter the digital world with a new thermometer, but trying to agree on the right temperature raises the heat around their house, and even drags Hank into their argument. Lacey disobeys a road sign and feels Karen's wrath over it; a new security height sticker on the door of Corner Gas gives Brent a new mission in life.
#22 - Oh Baby
Season 1 - Episode 4
When Wanda needs to go to the dentist in Saskatoon she gets Brent to baby-sit her son Tanner who is quite the problem child. While Brent baby-sits the rest of the town place bets on what will happen to him first.
#23 - No Time Like The Presents
Season 5 - Episode 15
Karen and Davis resort to bribery to find out what they're getting for Christmas. Lacey begins to doubt Wanda's friendship. Hank decides to practice Daylight Savings Time in Saskatchewan, even though the rest of the province doesn't.
#24 - Whataphobia
Season 2 - Episode 4
Lacey's birthday party is ruined when her deepest fear reveals itself. But then it turns out everyone in town has their own unique fears. Everyone that is except Wanda. So Brent and Hank make it their mission to figure out what freaks her out. Meanwhile, Oscar tries to prove to Emma that he can cook which unexpectedly leads to illicit meetings with Karen. And Hank and Lacey both prove to be pretty bad liars.