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Am I the only one who watches 'The Red Green Show' on PBS? Or possibly just the only one who admits it??

It's a great Canadien comedy that I think most here would enjoy. Guys, I'm afraid the women might recognize some of us there. It has a project section with the tag line, "Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." There's also the lodge meeting which is begun with 'The Man's Prayer' said by all, "I'm a man... but I can change... if I have to... I guess." Check it out if you get the chance.

-- Gary in Indiana (, September 19, 2001


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Alas it doesnt seem to be on in my area anymore. Did they make just a limited number of episodes or are new ones still being produced? My favorite was Red's wacky inventions usually involving lots of duct tape.

-- Hermit John (, September 19, 2001.

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We used to watch it all the time. I guess we got out of the habit as I asked hubby and he said it is still available here. The septic man used to just make me laugh too much!!! So silly, so entertaining!!

-- Ardie from WI (, September 19, 2001.

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I love Sat night TV. First the BBC and there funny shows then 2 Red Green show to finish off the night. Its the only night I really sit and watch TV. So Keep Your Stick On the Ice.

-- Teresa (, September 19, 2001.

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I love the show, I started watching it years ago, and the first time my husband watched it he was on the floor. Long live the Handyman's secret weapon.

-- Joan Murray (, September 19, 2001.

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We quit watching TV years ago but back when we did the the Red Green show was a favorite of ours.

"If the girls don't find you handsome then let'm find you handy!"


-- Live Oak (, September 19, 2001.

Golly, ya's almost sound Canadian, eh?! :o) Harold is played by Patrick McKenna and he is a great actor and yes those are his real teeth. He plays Marty on Traders and I would say that Marty is like the Anti-Harold so Pat has a good range in his talent, IMO. On CBC (Canadian Broacast Corporation), THE Canadian channel (LOL), Steve Smith was interviewed (maybe Pat too?) and they were amazed at the folks from places like Texas etc coming to live tapings of the show. Their fan base is pretty diverse but I think the Handyman Complex is alive and well in every walk of life. My favorite Red Project was when he turned his van into a snow plow using skis, a bathroom door from the Lodge, duct tape, and a shot gun to blow hole in the floor of the van so that sand could trickle out to sand where he plowed (for southerners that might not get that, the sand give traction and is less corrosive than salt). ROFLMAO...that was a truly great idea!

-- Alison in NS (, September 19, 2001.

We looked forward to it every weekend in Texas. Alas, we don't seem to get it here...Remember, we're all in this together!!

-- mary (, September 19, 2001.

Oh yes, big Red Green fan here too!!! What a wonderful wacky sense of humor, it really helps being a hillbilly to fully comprend it, I once sent in to try to win tickets to a live taping of the show in Toronto of folks from WV PBS stations.

Unfortunately, I didn't win :-( .

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, September 19, 2001.

Wisconsin Public Television carries it out of Madison, not sure what night it's on. I think a weekend night. I watch whenever I have the television on and notice it's on. Since we have no cable, satelite dish or antennae of any kind hardly anything comes in regularly, so we're not a regular tv watching household. Being only one generation removed from Canadian, I find it pretty funny. Also reminds me of many "Yoopers" and Upper Michigan comedy.

-- Rose Marie Wild (, September 19, 2001.

Quando omni flunkus moritati

As a bonus, it comes on here just before Robot Wars, so I can get my redneck and engineer geek fixes all in one sitting.

-- Steve - TX (, September 19, 2001.

Red Green show? Wouldn't miss it!! Watched it last night. He was advising men about their egos. Told 'em the last thing you want to do to an overstretched ego is inflate it. Spoke of how women carry their little pins around, the ego deflaters. I was just about rolling on the floor.

I love Graham Greene when he plays the demolition expert. (Graham Greene played Kicking Bird on Dances with Wolves, among many other things.)

My favourite episode has to be where he rigged up the old car, an aluminum stepladder, and a trash can to make a frontloader. For all the fill dirt that Dad has moved over the years, and the many mountains that my brother and I had to help shovel, this one is my all-time classic. In fact I was talking to my brother on the phone last winter, and he even mentioned that episode! So, I guess it's the "family classic".

-- Chelsea (, September 19, 2001.

at a get-together i was at sat night a friend brought up the fact that he had a red-green tape of some "special moments" . his wife rolled her eyes, and he said, "yeah, she thinks it's a guy thing." I piped in with "I LOVE red green!" and another woman friend there said, "Me too!" But, i'm not a normal gal. i like the three stooges too.

frankly, i think it is a show more for women because it shows guys being the most perfect idiots like we see them all the time. it takes a strong man to watch the show if you ask me. a guy who can admit to and embrace his idiot self. my husband loves it.

-- marcee king (, September 19, 2001.

We had television for about six months while apartment living when we first moved to Ohio. We loved the Red Green Show!! We definately related to "duct tape".

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, September 19, 2001.

I even have the red and green suspenders and one of his plaid shirts from 1998 era. I was even voted 3rd place in a "harold" look alike contest. Keep your stick on the ice!!!

-- TomK(mich) (, September 19, 2001.

Came accross Red Green the other night while channel surfing. My wife and I just laughed hardy until it was all done. One dumb thing after another. It is kind of like the Three Stooges, without the violence. Anyway I am glad we re-discovered it again.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (, September 19, 2001.

We used to get Red here, but I don't think we do any more. I agree with the British Comedy thing, especially our Hyacinth, but never got addicted to Red Green - he is funny though, and in his defense, my nephew, who is now fourteen, was addicted by age ten. He used to quote, give a blow-by-blow account of the shows, and roll on the floor laughing telling me about all of the escapades. If anyone knows of Red Green being shown around here again, let me know - Kelly will want to know!

-- Christine in OK (, September 19, 2001.

The Red Green Show...where else can u get such great wholesome comedy. And get this...My hubby's name is Harold Green. We love it, and yes we always have some duct tape handy. LOL

-- Kim In Indiana (, September 19, 2001.

keep your stick on the ice

-- dale (, September 19, 2001.

We love the show but it's on after our usual bedtime. If we do stay up & watch then the kids want to stay up too. Even before we discovered the show we had a car that was held together with duct tape and wing nuts. I haven't watched in a while. Does anyone know the pledge for the men's meeting?

-- Bonnie (, September 20, 2001.

Most people I know enjoy it. He even has a daily column in our local paper

-- sherrie clifton (, September 23, 2001.

I watch Red/Green every chance I get. I'm waiting for the movie they were working on to come out... My favorite "invention" was the sternwheeler he made using his van and a revolving door.... :) Jane

-- Jane Smith (, September 23, 2001.

This has to be one of the funniest TV shows going.(My opinion) You arn't watching THAT again,are you? (my wife's opinion) My answer: Yes dear, & you can too if you will just sit down & be quiet or go watch one of your courtroom/lawyer soaps. D.W.O.

-- Dale Obbink (, April 01, 2002.

Yes, we watch it too!

It disappeared from our station (the only one we get on the TV since we don't have an antenna and won't get cable) a while back but it is on again.

My DH found it first and then I started watching it with him. It is on late round here and I'm not a night owl so I sort of make a sacrifice to stay up and watch it.

-- Lav, Central Maryland (, April 03, 2002.

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