Any other Red Green fans out there?....Canadian TV!

  1. I've only seen 2 episodes but l swear, it was freakin hilarious!...This 1/2 hr comedy is on PBS...usually on wknds...and is a Canadian production. It's like some wierd twist of Tim the toolman and the old Tim Conway.....The setting is at a Possum the end they always recite the "Man's Prayer"..."l am a man...but l can change...if l have to....l guess...amen."......guess you just have to be there.....anyway, they have a cool website....just type in Red Green in search.....l still don't know how to post attatchments..............wondering...has anyone else seen this?..................LR
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  3. by   oramar
    I have watched it on and off for several years. Yes it is pretty funny. It makes me think Canadians have their own off beat sense of humor. I like the guy that plays Red Green's nephew. However, there are many wacky characters coming in and out all the time. That poor guy who keeps fire watch in the forest in the tower is kinda cute.
  4. by   hapeewendy
    I'm Canadian and I find NOTHING funny about the red/green show...
    its an awful piece of "canadiana" much like anne murray and celine dion that needs to just disappear, vamoose, get lost , bye bye!!!
    lets face it , canadian T.V historically isnt very good but thats just scraping the bottom of the barrel there
    (still love ya LR)

  5. by   l.rae
    ok......oops, hit the button too soon.....Wendy, this guy is hilarious IMO.....l love his brand of dry humor....l will admit that my taste in entertainment does not follow the main stream though...l think l am the only human being that doesn't watch ER and thinks Friends is the dorky-est show to hit the net works since The George Burns Show...funny, though Wendy, l feel the same way about American tele as you do Canadian.......LR
    Last edit by l.rae on Dec 31, '02
  6. by   sbic56
    Red Green rocks. Living in Maine, I can relate. (I am always suprised to see how many people think Maine is part of Canada ) I am sure it doesn't depict Canadians accurately, but there must be a hint of truth to it, as there is in all stereotypes.

    I have alot of favorite episodes and especially like Red's inventions... two words: duct tape.
  7. by   kelligrl
    We had it when we lived in WY for a few years. Doesn't come on here in CA. My husband freakin' loved that show....still gets all wistful about it..."SIGH, I miss the Red Green Show. We don't have ANYTHING that funny...." I don't remember ever seeing it all the way through.
  8. by   adrienurse
    Barf. Ranks right up there with Royal Canadian air Farce in my opinion. Cheezy as hell.

    There are so many MUCH better examples of Canadian humor out there.

    eg. Kids in the hall.
    This hour has 22 minutes (the early years)
    Last edit by adrienurse on Dec 31, '02
  9. by   boggle
    Hey Wendy, don't take offense at the Red Green Show. If the show didn't state its setting as Canada, I would swear it was "up north" in Michigan, as in the upper peninsula.

    My family and I enjoy most of the show, but find "Adventures with Bill" just a bit too silly. Gotta" love the duct tape!!
  10. by   boggle
    Actually the duct tape stuff reminds me of how creative nurses get with tape. There's hardly anything we can't fix with a thick roll of tape!
  11. by   sanakruz
    The shows a scream!!! Saw it on PBS out of San Jose CA. Very funny writing. I dont think it reflects badly on Canadians. Definately satirizes men/women relationships, and the idea of "Yankee Ingenuity"
  12. by   l.rae
    I think I may change my sig line in honor of Red Green....Yeah, it's a new year, why not?
  13. by   canoehead
    I love the Red Green show but hated the old show he had with his wife back in the early 80's. He does much better on his own, and it is so dry! Sometimes though you have to be in the right mood- like watching Adam Sandler- sometimes it's hilarious, and other just annoying.

    Does anyone rmember the program 4 on the Floor, on CBC?
  14. by   adrienurse
    It rings a bell Canoe. Isn't that where your namesake comes from?