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The Red Green Show – Stuffed & Mounted Six Pack Box Set +

Hindsight Is 20/20 (Compilation)


Picture:  C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B-



Sometimes, you can start from the wrong end and after seeing and being disappointed by It’s A Wonderful Red Green Christmas (reviewed elsewhere on this site), seeing the actual episodes of The Red Green Show clarify its appeal after what turned out to be a set of oddly misguided duds.  The Stuffed & Mounted Six Pact box is a favorites collection of the series as it ran from 1991 – 2000 across six DVDs, while Hindsight Is 20/20 is a much briefer 2003 look-back at the series on a single DVD.


In its original form, the show is more witty and is good at spoofing pretensions and popular items of the time, so some of the jokes are dated, but the live audience’s reaction reminds us of its context if we do not at the time.  Red Green himself is the host of the fictitious show with his three regulars surfacing at will during the various broadcasts. 


This single disc is intended to be promo program to gain more fans of characters Edgar, Hap, Bill & Harold.  For a show that made its first appearance on another show (ala the start of The Simpsons on The Tracey Allman Show), it has endured as well as can be expected and then some for a simple show that manages to stay above a one-joke premise.  The episodes in the box include:


1)     The Wind-Powered Boat

2)     The Salt & Pepper Shakers

3)     Maple Syrup

4)     Fire Brigade

5)     The Beef Project

6)     The Badger Project

7)     The Network Deal

8)     The Science Fair

9)     Car Pool

10)  The Owl Project

11)  Men’s Night On The Mountain

12)  Sedgwick The Tenant

13)  The Winter Carnival

14)  Mad About You

15)  Too Much Information

16)  No Duct Tape

17)  The Spawning Ground

18)  The Beer Project

19)  The Driving Test

20)  The Driving Lesson

21)  The Town Mall

22)  Life Cycle

23)  The Auto Club

24)  Damn You Emu

25)  Magnetic Lake

26)  The Firewood Project

27)  The Satellite Dish

28)  The Tax Refund

29)  Outside

30)  Town Services Contract

31)  Guinness World Records

32)  The Dandruff Foundation

33)  Underground Parking

34)  The Hydrogen Project

35)  Father & Son Banquet

36)  No Church

37)  The Good Old Hockey Game

38)  Better To Give Than To Receive

39)  Hurricane Doug

40)  The Beaver Dam

41)  The Tanks We Get

42)  The Schoolhouse Project

43)  The New Doctor

44)  The Petting Zoo

45)  The Splinter Lodge

46)  The Mayor Race

47)  The Battle Call

48)  Who Wants To Be A Smart Guy?



The titles show the kind of humor it is, which is still limited and even an acquired taste, to be honest.  Still, I am impressed the show is able to handle the TV grind as well as it does for what it is.  Only if you become a fan will you find any rewatchability in these shows, but for those who do, Acorn Media has both titles available and that will suit anyone’s budget who wants to have the series in their collection.


The 1.33 X 1 NTSC image on all the DVDs is once again adequate throughout, all in color, usually on the same set over and over again.  The funny thing about the analog look is that it perpetuates the phoniness the show intends in ways they may not have anticipated at the time, but digital High Definition’s better quality and wider aspect ration give the phoniness a new authenticity.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is also adequate, but has silly music and no surround information in all these cases too.  Extras on the single DVD include 66 minutes of extended clips, never-before-scene footage that is more of the same fans will like, and a photo galley.  The box includes a promo coaster slipped in between two of the DVD cases to set you beer/pop/etc. down on as you watch, unless you intend to keep it as a souvenir.  It is not plastic, so you will want to put it in plastic.   Other extras on the actual DVDs include character biographies and star Steve Smith’s introduction pieces on all discs, as was the case with the Holiday release, which made me wonder if these regular versions of the show would work.  I was right, so if you are interested in seeing any of The Red Green Show, you should start with one of these titles.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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