In the meantime, I hope you've been checking out your monthly Lodge meetings!
In light of spring finally coming, I felt it was about time to do some spring cleaning around here. That means new colours, formats, designs and a complete makeover to the website. Should happen over the coming weeks when I can get at it, so check back regularly.
In the meantime, I hope you've been checking out your monthly Lodge meetings!
After chatting with Lodge Member Carl recently about the lodge, he had this question that he brought up for me:
"Did you ever notice the meteor that I think the crew unwittingly captured on tape in episode 17 (1991) at about 10:25 into the show? It's Red interviewing Dougy on his monster Jeep. Watch the blue sky closely! It zips by quickly."
Frankly this took me by surprise - I had never noticed it!!!!
I reviewed the episode in question (You can find it here) and find it hard to conclusively say that it is a meteor as the footage is too grainy.
So What is it??
While a meteor is possible, given the colour, swoop angle, and shape/size, I have to ultimately suggest that this was a passing bird in the background (likely a sea gull) and not a meteor. I got there as if you look at 10:25 of the footage, it comes downward quickly and sharply, however halfway through where we can see it on the screen at 10:27, it appears to fall slightly more horizontal and a touch slower, as if it was going into a curve - much like a bird would do.
So as I promised Carl, I leave it up to you, the lodge faithful - what was on the footage from episode 17? Was it a bird? Was it a meteor? Did Bill blow up the hot water tank? Was it something else? Vote in the poll below and feel free to post your comments as to what you think it is.
Just wishing all of the Red Green Show fans a Happy New Year!
Hopefully all of your projects and inventions will turn out well!!
As a side note, thanks to Lodge Member Carl for pointing out that Possum Lodge Chapter 11 is additionally a play on words to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US. Definitely the type of humour that would be attached to the lodge.
As mentioned a few weeks ago on this website, there is big news coming regarding the original TV show Possum Lodge sets which were auctioned off from Mr. Used in Hamilton, last month in September. I would now like to take this opportunity to announce a fun new project involving those Possum Lodge Sets.
At this time, we would like to announce that...........
the Possum Lodge Sets were purchased by a big fan of the show, Don at Erie Collectables, who be putting them on display for all fans to see in 2015.
What to See
What I can tell you right now is that many of the original set props (not all of them) will be on display! This will include the following:
- Red's desk and chair from his office,
-The stairs to the meeting room in the basement
- The basement meeting room itself
Grab your duct tape, because that's right, the original Possum Lodge TV set is coming to Selkirk Ontario!!! More details will be passed along right here, as they become available.
I wanted to do a quick note today after receiving some very good and very interesting information. With the Lodge Set auction still fresh in my mind, we've all been able to reflect on memories and moments that we've enjoyed or stuck with us about the show.
All great stuff, but there is MORE to the story.
Since that auction, there has been some very interesting rumors being bantered around. While I will not be and can't comment about the validity of any of these rumours today, I want to let you, RGS fans, know that in the coming weeks these will be discussed.
What does that mean?
STAY TUNED to this website to hear more about it first.
I know that phrases like "you're not going to want to miss this" or "trust me, as a fan you'll love this" are thrown around a lot and have become meaningless. I don't want to join that club - If you're a fan of the Red Green Show, in this one case, please trust me when I say you're going to WANT to hear about this.
Have a great weekend everyone and stay tuned for more details!!!
I haven't been online much and with it, not many updates to the site. I did want to touch on the Possum Lodge Auction from last Sunday (15th). Congrats to everyone who made it down to Mr. Used in Hamilton or called them up for a phone bid - your the reason this show is so great!
Nice to hear that many people won some great things from the sets. As someone who runs a fan website, as well as someone who has visited these sets in the past, it is certainly a special place and nice to hear that it ended up in the hands of fans who appreciate it. It also is a bit of a sad moment as it is the end of an era for the downtown Hamilton landscape with Mr. Used downsizing as well as a change with these sets not being available for fans to publicly see.
I did want to answer something that many people on the Red Green Facebook page have been commenting on - the true end of the show. I won't lie to you, I don't expect there to be any more episodes. I think it'll be very unlikely there will be another movie (although the success of the Corner Gas movie in Nov/Dec may bring some interest up). The traveling shows seems to be right up the alley of Steve Smith and have been a lot of fun as a fan. That said, I refuse to admit the show is truly over and I say this for two reasons. First of all, Duct Tape Forever really didn't use any of the sets and certainly didn't have the lodge interior as we know it from the TV shows - so there is precedence. Secondly, The show is more to do with the great acting, writing and content than the crap lying around the halls or background of the lodge. They could easily do another movie or re-start the series (again I don't see that specifically happening) without these sets. I don't want to start a rumour about them re-starting something, but lets face it, the show is bigger than the sets.
I did want to give a shout out to the winner of the basement steps as those are both iconic and a fantastic part of the show's history. Treat them well my friend.
Win any of the auctions? Feel free to post below or give me a shout as I would love to hear more about what people plan to do with the items (what the wife said when you slipped home with it and tried to put it on the wall) and your favourite memories of the item from the show - maybe it was in a favourite scene or quote.
Red's USA tour for 2014 is already half over and apparently doing well. He even had a chance to check in on Mount Rushmore recently!
I hope everyone has been joining into Red Green.com for the monthly lodge meetings. Wednesday will be the next meeting, so make sure you pop in.
As for me and the site, nothing really new to report. haven't had too much time for research in the last couple of months. Keep checking into the site often and sending me in any tidbits, odds and ends you come across and I'll definitely throw them onto the site!
Hey everyone! I thought I would take this opportunity to remind everyone of the upcoming 1st ever Possum Lodge meeting which is being held online from www.redgreen.com. The key is that you have to buy a membership or have bought one since 2009. The fine folks over at The Red Green Shop will forward you a password to join up with the fun. If you haven't received your password or can't remember what you did with it, don't fret! You can contact them and they will be happy to send you along one.
That said, it should be a lot of fun and guys are already gathering to nominate the Possum Lodge "Member of the Month" as well as to showcase handyman corner ideas and other fun pictures and stories. Check it out!!
Well good news! I found a bit of information about the Red Green with Strings Attached show that Steve and his wife Morag played back in the fall of 2010. I have added my findings on the Tidbits section of the website. I would love to get pictures of Red's special instrument he created on stage, so if you were at this show and have pictures that would be really appreciated!!!!!! I want to thank Vivian R for her tips on this show.
Outside of some formatting, not a lot else happening change wise on the website right now. Still digging into little known facts and trying to find out what I can for you, RGS fans. Another resolution for me this year was to find more RGS collectibles to add to the page, so check back often for updates.
Its been awhile since I have posted or made some website updates. Certainly not by choice! It's winter and my day job has been very demanding. That said, I am still planning on more updates and adding more items to the Collectors Guide.
Keep checking back and throwing some comments up. This is as much my website as all of yours as Red Green Show fans!