The BEST Episodes of The Red Green Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Network: CBC (CA)

The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on PBS stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006 on CBC. The Red Green Show is essentially a cross between a sitcom and a sketch comedy series, and is a parody of home improvement, do-it-yourself, fishing, and other outdoors shows (particularly The Red Fisher Show). The show initially aired on CHCH Television in Hamilton, Ontario, before moving to CFPL-TV in London, Ontario for the third season. It then aired on the Global Television Network for three seasons before ending up at CBC for season seven onward.

The Hydrogen Project

#1 - The Hydrogen Project

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 1994

A large quantity of hydrogen is released during an attempt to turn Possum Lake into a huge car battery, negatively impacting the quality of local life.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Rick Green
Writers:
Harold's Leaving

#2 - Harold's Leaving

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 1998

Harold ruins everything by going off to college. Red builds a fishing boat out of furnace ducts. Bill gets a trout in his pants and Ranger Gord describes his numerous lightening encounters.

star 8.33
3 votes
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Whittling Contest

#3 - Whittling Contest

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 23, 1991

The Lodge has a whittling contest. Red demonstrates how to put on a spare tire with duct tape. Glen is unable to fix the outboard. Bill tires water skiing.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
Jet-Ski

#4 - Jet-Ski

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 18, 1991

Somebody on Possum Lake has a Jet ski. Red shows how you can substitute tools. Hap has an unbelievable ice-fishing experience. Bill goes international in demonstrating the Bolos.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
Magnetic Lake

#5 - Magnetic Lake

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1993

A freak accident and a lot of pollution result in Possum Lake being magnetized. Lodge life becomes difficult, especially for anything with iron in it. Meanwhile, Harold pretends to be God, Bill shows how not to launch a boat and Red makes a kiddie ride out of an umbrella clothesline. Featured Members: Hap Shaughnessy, the exaggerator and Glen Brackston, the world's laziest marina owner. Featured Expert: Bob Stuyvesant describes how to entertain kids when they came to stay for the summer.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Rick Green
Writers: Steve Smith, Rick Green
The Beer Project

#6 - The Beer Project

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 1994

Responding to the high price of beer, the men of the Possum Lodge decide to save money by brewing their own rather than curtailing consumption.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Rick Green
Writers:
Swiss It Up

#7 - Swiss It Up

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 1997

Red and Harold sell the show to Switzerland and are forced to change the content to suit the Swiss audience. Red builds a house trailer our of appliance doors. Bill plays with his yoyo.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers:
Adopt-A-Highway

#8 - Adopt-A-Highway

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 26, 1997

Possum Lodge adopts a three mile curved stretch of highway dubbed "Orphan's Bend". Red builds a party-sized barbeque out of bathtubs. Bill tries to uproot a monster-sized tree stump.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers:
Coup De Grass

#9 - Coup De Grass

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 26, 1999

Red creates a new type of grass seed that only grows two inches tall. Edgar creates a fireworks display using real explosives. Animal Control Officer Ed Frid brings a falcon to the show. Red makes a backyard swing out of a car seat. Ranger Gord has made a cartoon about sun protection. Mike has Harold join him for a special feature on careers.

star 8.00
2 votes
Winston's Wedding

#10 - Winston's Wedding

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 1, 2000

Winston needs Red's help in planning his wedding - he has everything except the bride. Dalton tries to sneak a new boat home without telling his wife. Red and Walter have a melon tossing contest. Red demonstrates easy ways to exercise and keep your windshield clean. He also makes a stretch limo out of two mini-vans and a pick-up truck.

star 8.00
2 votes
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New Job In Town

#11 - New Job In Town

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 2001

Patrick McKenna returns to The Red Green Show. When the town of Possum Lake decides to hire a professional Public Relations person to promote the area, everyone at the Lodge applies for the job and are shocked to find out that Harold is the successful candidate, instantly making him the most successful Lodge member in history. In other segments of this episode, Red makes a trailer with no wheels and an automatic dog wash. Walter's rototiller gets away from him.

star 8.00
3 votes
School Demo

#12 - School Demo

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 7, 2003

The men of Possum Lodge get to tear down the local Public School and have deep emotional reactions. Red converts an old car into a yard clock. All of the steaks go missing in a barbecue adventure. Red has a way to get more gas out of the tank using an enema bottle and a whoopee cushion. Red also has a handy tip explaining how to get two cars into the same parking spot. Cast: Steve Smith, Patrick McKenna, Bob Bainborough, Wayne Robson, Jeff Lumby, Joel Harris, Rick Green.

star 8.00
2 votes
Red Green Insurance

#13 - Red Green Insurance

Season 14 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2005

Bothered by the high cost and poor coverage offered by the insurance company, Red decides to personally insure the Lodge. Red turns a treadmill into a heavy duty belt sander. Harold and Walter make an adventure out of a flat tire. Red demonstrates the easy way to assemble kit furniture. When Red's car crashes through the garage door, Red sees that as an opportunity to turn it into a sauna.

star 8.00
3 votes
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Problem Outhouse

#14 - Problem Outhouse

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 16, 1991

Trouble with the lodge outhouse. Red checks his lawn mower and finds out the engine is seized. Hap describes his days on the railroad. Bill demonstrates knife throwing.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
The Spawning Grounds

#15 - The Spawning Grounds

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 1993

The Lodge backhoe rolled into Possum Lake and the men find out they can get government money if they use it as a shelter for fingerlings. Meanwhile, Harold starts his own news network. Bill demonstrates downhill skiing and Red makes the world’s most complete too belt, the Super Duper Tool a Rama. Featured Members: Bob Stuyvesant, the golfing civil servant and Dougie Franklin, the Monster Truck guy. Featured Expert: Hap Shaughnessy describes the taste of dinosaur meat.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Rick Green
Writers: Steve Smith, Rick Green
Harold's Job

#16 - Harold's Job

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 1999

A major change in the show as Harold leaves the Lodge and moves to the city to take a job as Assistant Account Executive at Multi-Corp International Inc. This makes room for several new features that will be introduced throughout the season, the first of which is Ranger Gord¹s Animated Educational Films ­ this week's topic : Tree Holes. On Handyman Corner, Red demonstrates how to clean out your car with a garbage truck.

star 7.75
4 votes
Writers:
Lodge Visitor

#17 - Lodge Visitor

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 13, 1991

There’s a bear inside the lodge. Red makes a basketball net out of a crinoline. The natural resources guy is testing water on the golf course. Bill goes snorkeling.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
The Florida Trip

#18 - The Florida Trip

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 24, 1993

The men decide to take Glen’s RV to Florida without Glen in it. Red makes a pool table out of things he found in the backyard. Bill tries out a few boomerangs.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Larry Schnurr
Writers: Steve Smith, Rick Green
Not One Fish

#19 - Not One Fish

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 3, 1993

Doc claims that Bob and the government have killed all the fish in Possum Lake. Red makes a recliner rocker out of an old wooden chair and a barbecue grill. Bill demonstrates how to help at the scene of an accident.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Larry Schnurr
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
Home Barber Kit

#20 - Home Barber Kit

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 4, 1991

One of the men gets a home barber kit and gives everybody a haircut. Red puts eight extra headlights on his car. Jimmy McVeigh plans to spend the night in the boat he’s rebuilding. Bill fools around with a snow blower.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Steve Smith
Guest Elephant

#21 - Guest Elephant

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 1991

Red has an unpleasant experience with an elephant. Bill demonstrates paddling techniques. Red builds a jet powered car. Tips on buying a used car - kick everything.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Steve Smith, Rick Green
Foster Child

#22 - Foster Child

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 1, 2000

Red learns that the Lodge has a foster child who's coming to spend the weekend with him. Red demonstrates a fun way to take out the garbage and builds a revolving restaurant out of a dining tent. Ranger Gord presents an educational cartoon on cloud factories. Also featured is a biography of the first man in the Possum Lake area to put zippers into men's pants.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers:
Hot Water Bottle

#23 - Hot Water Bottle

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 6, 1991

Everybody tries to blow up a hot water bottle. Red makes a coffin out of a freezer. Glen gets Red to clean his RV. Bill demonstrates archery.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Steve Smith
Writers: Rick Green, Steve Smith
The Movie

#24 - The Movie

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 26, 1997

Red and Harold make a feature film on Super 8 M.O.S. Bill power washes a friend's car. Red turns a hot water heater into a man-sized espresso machine.

star 7.50
2 votes
The Winter Carnival

#25 - The Winter Carnival

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 26, 1997

The men stage a winter carnival at Possum Lodge, so that their wives won't want to go south for the winter. Red builds a zamboni our of a K-car. Ranger Gord explains the danger of snake bites. Bill tries the Luge.

star 7.50
2 votes