FRIDAY FUN: Red Green and The Man’s Prayer


Okay everyone, quiet down. Quiet down. Time for an important announcement:

If you haven’t seen the Red Green Show, you don’t know what you’re missing. Coming to you live (sort of) from Possum Lodge on the shores of Port Asbestos, the series starred Steve Smith as the ubiquitous Red and featured some of the funniest sight gags and comedy sketches since Lucy and Ethel. Bonus points: It’s Canadian, eh. Aired on various stations from 1991 to the series finale in 2006. Lives on in re-runs, on tour and wherever duct tape is sold by the mile.

Featured catch phrases:

Red: (closing line of each Handyman Corner segment) If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

Red: (closing line of each show) Keep your stick on the ice.

Red: (closing line of each Mid-Life Musings segment) Remember, I’m pulling for you. We’re all in this together.

Best part? The Possum Lodge Oath* and The Men’s Prayer. They round out every episode. Bow your heads:


If you didn’t get that, don’t worry. Plenty more where that came from at You can also find Red on Facebook.

From Wikipedia: The title character, Red Green (Steve Smith), is 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”. He is the president of the Possum Lodge, a fictional men’s club in the small northwestern Ontario town of Possum Lake, near the also-fictional town of Port Asbestos. He and his fellow lodge members had their own TV show in which they gave lessons and demonstrations in repair work and outdoor activities, and advice for men.


*Quando omni flunkus, moritati. (When all else fails, play dead.)

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