The Red Green Show on WXXI-TV

The Red Green Show on WXXI-TV

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 10:30pm


Escape to the country every week with Red Green and the cast from the Possum Lodge.

Set way up north at the infamous Possum Lodge, The Red Green Show is a hilarious insight into men, their dreams, and their obsessions. It's a show for anyone who thinks God created man to give the rest of the world something to laugh at! The Red Green Show airs Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. beginning July 3 on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Steve Smith plays the acerbic, dry-witted Red Green, lodge leader and host of the show that takes special aim at the yet unexplored humorous side of the male ego and other inflatables. Pat McKenna plays Harold, Red's techno-geek nephew, and Rick Green (no relation to Red) is the klutzy naturalist Bill. Each week they pass the time bonding, adventuring, entrepreneuring and basically keeping the eight-year-old in them alive and well.

Regular segments include "Handyman's Corner," which highlights Red's philosophy: "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Using the handyman's secret weapon "duct tape," Red demonstrates innovative and useful construction tips on everything from turning a refrigerator into a dishwasher, to converting a hot water tank into a mini-submarine.

Since experiencing the great outdoors is a big part of what makes a man a man, Possum Lodge's resident naturalist, Bill, presents a hilarious segment appropriately call "Adventures With Bill." Narrated by Red and shot in black and white, Red and Bill teach viewers about nature. Presented in a slapstick style, Bill usually ends up falling in a lake, or off a cliff, but is always eager for the next adventure.

"The Experts" features a panel of Possum Lodge members who deal with viewer mail and those three little words that men find impossible to say..."I Don't Know." Red also serenades his audience with twisted (yet manly) campfire songs and reads environmentally-Green poetry in The Winter of our Discount Tent.

"The Red Green Show" is a unique half-hour comedy series targeted at family audiences. Its purpose is to entertain and to provide an escape from the pressures of urban living.




The terrific Saturday lineup has my social life in tatters and I do not mind! I arrange everything around Doc Martin, Fresh Fields (Now French Fields) and all the rest. Now I see I will get no sleep at all for the addition of the Red Green Show - one of my old favs. But What Happened to "A Fine Romance?" Could it, perhaps, replace the slot that "on the road again" is filling? And adding My Family too!
I love the relationship PBS has with us, allowing us to have this format and venue to voice our opinions and that you actually do respond to viewers' and members' wishes.
Thank you,


Thank you so much for bringing back this fantastic half-hour comedy! My entire family enjoys this program.

Please consider bringing back Monarch of the Glen, My Family and An American in Canada as well.