"I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess...."
R. L. Towler | San Jose, CA USA | 03/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the famous, "Man's Prayer" from the start of each Possum Lodge meeting on "The Red Green Show". And this is a review of this great DVD set.
This is the 1999 or the 9th season of the show; For those of you who have the wonderful "Stuffed and Mounted Series", this set contains 5 episodes (all on disk number three of this set) that you will already have. They are; in order:
"The Battle Call"- Possum Lodge and Caribou Lodge lock horns in mock combat. (Stuffed & Mounted #6)
"Hurricane Doug" - A powerful hurricane bears down on the lodge. (Stuffed & Mounted #5)
"Guinness World Records"- The men scramble to find a way into the record book. (Stuffed & Mounted #4)
"The Auto Club" - The guy's form an auto club to earn cash. (Stuffed & Mounted #3)
"Too Much Information" - Everyone gets sucked into the computer craze- except Red. (Stuffed & Mounted #2)
Also worth mentioning; this is the year that Patrick McKenna (Harold) left for Hollywood and movie fame; so his roll on the show was limited accordingly. He was able to record smaller segments, usually with himself and Steve Smith (Red); where Red goes to his place of business, (an office building) where they talk about various subjects; such as lodge business or how Harold is adjusting to city life, etc. On one episode "The Bachelor Auction" Harold actually shows up at the end of the episode at the lodge; as a contestant.
Rick Green (Adventures with Bill) also left the program for a short while starting with this season. Rick started the Canadian comedy series "History Bites" in 1999. There is a similar segment in each episode during this season of The Red Green Show. It's filmed in black & white and Red still does the narration just like in the previous "Adventures with Bill" segments; but it's filmed with other lodge members, Dalton Humphrey, Mike Hamar and Ed Frid to name a few.
Anyway; to make up for Harold's limited appearances on the show, we get to see more of Dalton, Mike, Edgar Montrose, Winston Rothchild III (from "Rothchild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services"). Hap Shaughnessy and Ranger Gord have bigger roles now too.
Sadly this is Hap Shaughnessy's (Gordon Pinsent) last year on the show; Gordon left after this season.
This is also the season that started the famous "Ranger Gord Cartoons".
Here what's on each disk....
"Harold's Job"- Harold moves to the city and takes a corporate job.
"The Fishing Derby"- The men have the lake tested when the fish stop biting.
"Lady In Red"- A beautiful young chiropractor sets up shop in town.
"The Bachelor Auction"- The men auction themselves to raise money- and get dates.
"Angel"- The guys bet about whether Mike can show them an angel.
"School Bus Blimp"-Red and the gang turn an old school bus into a hot air balloon.
"Coupe De Gras"- Red invents grass that grows only two inches high.
"Rent A Wreck"- Mike Borrows Red's van to take part in a demolition derby.
"Curse Of The Mummy"- Red and Mike fool around with museum artifacts.
"Roll Out The Barrels"- Red decides to go over the falls in a beer barrel.
"No Retreat"- Harold's company wants to buy the lodge for retreats.
"The Battle Call"
"Guinness World Records"
"The Auto Club"
"Too Much Information"
Even though there are five out of the sixteen episodes already on the "Stuffed and Mounted" series; in this release, I think this is still worth owning. Remember; after the 10th season (2000 set); there won't be anymore repeat shows; since the Stuffed & Mounted series only includes episodes from 1991 to 2000. So show your support and buy this. Hopefully we will see many more of these seasons released (including the early ones) as years go by and "Remember I'm pulling for ya' were all in this together"."