Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Red Green Show

Red Green DVD Home Screen

The Red Green show is about a handyman who tries to find shortcuts to most of his projects, trusting most of his work to duct tape, which he calls "the handyman's secret weapon." In one episode, he tried to duct tape the Ontario-Quebec border as a potential solution to Quebec separatism. The show's basic concept was that of a cable TV show, taped in part on a hand-held camera by Red's nephew Harold.

The Red Green Show Promo 

Red attempted to demonstrate creative and often humorous ways to tackle relatively common tasks in Handyman Corner, such as taking out the trash or making use of derelict cars, or to create something extravagant out of whatever he could get his hands on. Memorable examples include a jetpack made from two propane tanks, a hybrid car from recycled golf carts and satellite dishes, and a kiddie ride made from a bar stool attached to the agitator of a washing machine.The segment customarily concluded with the aphorism: "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy'' or "Remember, I'm pulling for you. We're all in this together."
The show usually concluded with Red giving a message to his wife, Bernice (usually a double entendre), and delivering his signature piece of life advice in the form of a hockey metaphor: "Keep your stick on the ice." 

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