The WORST Episodes of Corner Gas
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
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. Set in the Saskatchewan town of Dog River, Corner Gas follows the lives of the town's residents: Brent, the owner of the titular establishment, his parents Oscar and Emma, his assistant Wanda, his friend Hank, restaurant owner Lacey, and local police officers Davis and Karen. Known for its sly sense of humour, sharp writing, and especially notable for being authentic (actor/writer Brent Butt grew up in small-town Saskatchewan), Corner Gas was eventually brought to a close after its sixth season to allow the show to go out at the top of its game (a move which the cast and crew supported). Another notable aspect about the series is its wide range of cameos: from two Canadian prime ministers, two premiers of Saskatchewan and one mayor of Regina to Stanley Cup. It seems like Dog River is the most popular place in the country.
#1 - Happy Career Day To You
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 30, 2009
When Emma inadvertently finds herself a substitute teacher at the elementary school she asks Karen and Wanda to talk to the kids about their careers, causing tension to erupt. Lacey's attempt to make the Ruby more birthday friendly goes too far. Meanwhile, Brent and Hank panic after they suspect Oscar has eaten a thirty-year-old snack cake.
#2 - Mother's Day
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2007
Brent neglects to get Emma a present for Mother's Day, causing her to see red. To make matters worse, Hank shows up with a present, creating a rivalry in Emma's mind. Oscar takes full advantage of the situation when he realizes that he can get away with anything, due to Emma's distraction. Lacey and Davis try to out-embarrass each other, while Karen and Wanda have some trouble putting together their purchase from a Swedish Superstore.
#3 - Trees a Crowd
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 2005
Brent and Hank rediscover their old tree house, only to find that it's been taken over by a new group of kids. Deciding that they want it back, Brent and Hank sink to new lows in their fight to reclaim a piece of their lost childhood. Elsewhere, Wanda escapes police custody; Lacey takes up a new sport; and Oscar has problems in affairs of the heart.
#4 - R2 BEE Too
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 16, 2009
Jealous of Hank's new toy robot, Davis places an order online but is surprised when his robot arrives. Despite Emma’s warning, Lacey's quest to expand Brent's culinary horizons and turn Brent into a food critic from hell. Wanda suits up to help Oscar combat a beehive.
#5 - Dress For Success
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2005
Wanda wears a skirt to work and notices that Brent is acting differently; but is it the clothes, or something else? Oscar and Hank play at investing in the stock markets; Emma lends a helping hand to Lacey and later regrets it; Karen and Davis try to manipulate each other.
#6 - Dog River Dave
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 2006
Brent is being impersonated by a morning radio show DJ, and feels it necessary to prove to everyone that it's not really him talking. Lacey's new delivery service takes off a little more quickly than she'd hoped, and Karen and Davis find out that "work to rule" actually involves "work".
#7 - American Resolution
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 12, 2009
Hank, Karen and Wanda's willpower is put to the test when they try to make each other break their new year's resolutions. Davis tries to get out of making coffee at the police station and Brent and Emma teach Oscar a thing or two about being a Canadian citizen.
#8 - Friend Of A Friend
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 30, 2006
A friend of Lacey's visits Dog River and shocks the town with her behaviour. Lacey, using her past experience as a measuring stick, decides that this is just another case of Dog River not accepting outsiders; Hank devises a plan that will settle matters. At Corner Gas, Brent and Wanda try to stop the points card program from going out of control, while Davis considers just how good, or bad, Karen is at undercover work.
#9 - Top Gum
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 4, 2008
Hank starts up a new business, and gets some unwanted help from Oscar, but it's Karen's help that really make things take off. Brent tries something new, but finds only embarrassment. Lacey and Davis play the real estate market, until Davis decides that play time is over.
#10 - Telescope Trouble
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 2006
The automatic door at Corner Gas is broken, and Brent wants only the best to fix it. The repairman is successful, but Brent finds that success can be fleeting. Wanda, meanwhile, is out star-gazing, and tries to keep her new telescope safe; she becomes a little paranoid in her efforts. Oscar and Emma take up camping, and annoy everyone with their choice of camp grounds.
#11 - Kid Stuff
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 2006
Emma takes up sewing and immediately realizes that she needs a quiet place, away from Oscar, where she can sew in peace. She decides to turn Brent's old room into a sewing haven, and Hank helps by taking Brent's old toys out of the way. When Brent finds out, jealousy rears its ugly head. Oscar doesn't like the fact that Emma has him on an allowance and decides to make money on his own by selling cookies. Karen strikes an uneasy bargain with Oscar as his partner, but she has ulterior motives. Davis learns what it's like to be discriminated against when he tries to order food from the Kids' Menu at The Ruby, while Wanda tries to ingratiate herself to both Corner Gas customers and the townsfolk of Dog River by being more 'down home.'
#12 - Knit Wit of the Month
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2008
When Lacey starts up an 'Employee of the Month' program at The Ruby, Wanda tries to get Brent to do the same, but finds that she has some hurdles to jump before she gets the appreciation she feels she deserves. Hank's new hobby is knitting, much to Emma's dismay. Oscar also has a new hobby: writing for The Howler, and Karen and Davis have to keep him out of trouble.
#13 - Hair Loss
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 2005
Brent feels that his rapidly thinning hair is the town joke, and seeks help from Lacey. True to her nature, Lacey only makes things worse for him. Wanda gets a lamp at an estate auction that causes strife at Corner Gas; Hank tries to fix appliances and Lacey's magic ways impress Oscar.
#14 - Hair Comes The Judge
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2006
Emma is upset when she finds out that Karen made Brent an offer he couldn't refuse, while Brent is more than happy and tells everyone in town; Hank doesn't follow through on a promise to Lacey, causing her to turn to Wanda for help, but Wanda takes her new role just a little too seriously; and Davis tries every way he can think of to get Oscar to fix his car, but Oscar's fallen in with an unruly crowd, and no longer respects authority.
#15 - Bean There
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 2006
The children's park in Dog River is going to the dogs, making it unsafe for the kids. Brent comes up with the idea of having a jelly bean jar contest, which everyone likes, until the jelly beans cause strife in the community. Davis relives some of his favourite movies when a convoy of truckers comes through Dog River. Hank joins a new club, which requires him to tell one little lie, which then leads to more and more lies; he somehow manages to involve Wanda into his web of deceit.
#16 - Ruby Newsday
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 2005
Lacey starts a newsletter for The Ruby, and has Brent draw the pictures for it. Some people don't like how he's portraying them, taking it personally. Brent tries to fix things by drawing more cartoons, which only makes things worse. Hank has an idea on how Lacey can increase her tips, but takes his business elsewhere when he's not given a piece of the action. And Oscar's lifelong dream comes true, making Emma's life anything but a dream.
#17 - Spin Cycle
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2007
Hank's comments on Karen's eating habits prompt her to join a spin class at the local gym, and she's shocked to find out who the teacher is. Lacey gets involved in a "Ladies of Dog River" charity calendar, but is shocked to find out just what she has to do to be "Miss April". Wanda buys a new phone for Corner Gas, but won't let anyone use it until it's fully charged, but then it goes missing.
#18 - Air Show
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 14, 2005
A big airshow is on nearby and the people of Dog River are very excited. But Lacey's breach of airshow protocol has many in town upset. Thankfully with the help of the Snowbirds, Lacey almost manages to make things right. Meanwhile, business at Brent's gas station hits an unexpected snag while Hank's new corn stand scheme exceeds all expectations. And after a rash of vandalism, Karen and Davis take to the streets on bikes to do some face-to-face community policing. But Karen is oddly reluctant.
#19 - Road Worthy
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 20, 2006
Lacey wants to buy a new car, and asks for Brent's help, relying on his specialized knowledge gained from his job; unfortunately she only learns what not to do. Oscar looks to Wanda for advice on what to get Emma as an anniversary gift; unfortunately he only learns what not to buy... the next time. Karen and Davis, tired of the 'cop in the donut shop' stereotypes, try out some new and unusual snacks.
#20 - Outside Joke
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 2006
Lacey finally gets one-up on Brent when he becomes the outsider after learning that, according to the new Dog River global positioning unit, Corner Gas isn't actually inside Dog River. Hank gets a new job as the town's garbage man, but he's a little too 'into' it for Oscar and Emma's liking. Karen tries to help Davis with the ins and outs of practical joking when she discovers that he just doesn't understand either part of the term.
#21 - Physical Credit
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 27, 2006
Karen gets stuck in the middle when Brent and Lacey fight it out to see who is the best at getting people to open up to them. Both Wanda's credit rating and her ego take a beating when she's denied a credit card that Hank is approved for. Oscar helps Davis get into shape, but Oscar's standards, like much else in his life, are somewhat out of date.
#22 - Census Sensibility
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2007
Everyone needs some extra cash: Oscar tries to supplement his income by becoming Dog River's official census taker, but Hank already has that job. Finding that their abilities are equal, Fitzy makes them both census takers, and they come up with some unusual methods for counting the denizens of Dog River. Wanda attempts to sell meal replacement bars, with Brent as her underling, but finds that the profits are being eaten up. Lacey misunderstands a situation, and thinks that Karen and Davis are 'involved' with more than just their jobs.
#23 - Mosquito Time
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2004
Mosquitoes hit the town hard and only Hank seems unaffected. Lacey finally gets a chance to participate in a genuine Dog River activity by contributing to the town's less than impressive time capsule. And Oscar goes back to work at Corner Gas which irritates Wanda, puzzles Emma and sends Brent running to the Ruby, where Lacey's new serve-yourself coffee carafes prove troublesome.
#24 - Classical Gas
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 14, 2008
Brent is surprised to meet a member of the Leroy clan that he didn't even know existed. Wanda finds that she needs some help from an unexpected source in order to prove her abilities in math. Lacey makes some additions to the menu at The Ruby, much to Davis's delight.
#25 - Dark Circles
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2007
Hank tries to freak out the people of Dog River but the result of his prank is a crop circle he didn’t create. Davis is intrigued by this possible visit by aliens but only Karen knows the whole story. The Leroy home gets a paint job driving Oscar out of the house and causing Emma to question her sanity. An accidental wardrobe change by Brent piques Lacey’s interest. And Wanda takes it upon herself to play matchmaker for Lacey.