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9th Season, Episode 188 (Transcript | Credits)
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The men try to protect themselves and the lodge from a huge Force 5 hurricane, but Red doesn't take the impending storm seriously until it actually hits.

Cast (in order of appearance): Red Green, Dalton Humphrey, Mike Hamar, Ed Frid, Harold Green, Hap Shaughnessy, Dale, Walter, Winston Rothschild

DVD: Red Green: Stuffed and Mounted, Vol. 5; The Red Green Show – 1999 Season; The Red Green Show: The Delinquent Years

DVD Commentary by Steve Smith Edit

{from Stuffed and Mounted}

STEVE SMITH: Once in a while, on the Handyman Corner, we'll do something that {snaps fingers} tweaks people's minds and makes them think, "You know, that might actually work." Um, this one, in this show, the refrigerated van, I got a lot of comments on that there. People were asking, "Would that really work?" Um... I would say no, and do not try it under any circumstances. I'd appreciate that.

Segment SummaryEdit

See also: Transcript

Plot: Red receives a weather radio for free as part of a promotion by the local bank in which free weather radios are given to customers who open an account. Dalton and Mike, who also received free weather radios, discover through them that a massive Force 5 hurricane named Hurricane Doug is approaching Possum Lake, even though it's too far inland from the ocean to even see them (Possum Lake does experience heavy winds, but that is due to its proximity to Port Asbestos). Nevertheless, the three begin preparations for Hurricane Doug, including boarding up the lodge's windows and hunkering down under a table, even though, Red notices a clear sky outside. Eventually, however, the hurricane arrives, but the lodge remains mostly intact – until a canoe crashes through one boarded-up window. Eventually, the power goes out during the lodge meeting.

Opening Scene: Red takes a swing-free approach to golf by attaching a golf club to a fishing pole.

The Possum Lodge Word Game: Ed tries to guess the word "tame" to win a coupon to get 50% off all other coupons.

Harold at the Office: After taking an elevator that only goes up to a certain floor, Red asks Harold to find a reverse faucet and Harold then goes and gets him a glass of water while Red attempts to uses Harold's office phone.

Fifties Memorabilia: Mike shows Red a speaker he "borrowed" from the Possum Lake Drive-In, and Hap shows Red an Elvis-type jumpsuit that he wore during his career as a rock 'n' roll star, which included a gold record in 1958.

Visit with Dale: Dale tries to educate Red on how to play notes with the Possum Van's horn and the appropriate usages for them.

Handyman Corner: Red turns a utility van into a mobile refrigerator.

Red's Sage Advice: The moments when your mouth should stay shut and not say anything at all.

Quality Time: Dalton describes-and plays-the game of hide-and-seek with a kid.

Adventures: Red and Walter try to paint a tool shed in a forest with little light, even using a portable fan.

Mike's Teen Talk: Mike teaches teenagers on how to always appear busy.

Fun FactsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The only time Winston appears in the entire episode is during the Lodge Meeting.
  • 150 kilometers per hour = 93.2 miles per hour, therefore, based on Dalton's comments, Hurricane Doug would actually be a Force 12 hurricane on the Beaufort scale or Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale when it passed over Possum Lake.

GoofsEdit

  • When Mike and Dalton run towards the basement stairs after the canoe crashes through the window, during the camera pan, a studio light and a backlit sign reading "The Red Green Show" are clearly visible near the top of the screen, above the set.
  • During the Harold at the Office segment, Red mentions that the telephone "was invented 130 years ago." Assuming that the episode is set in 1999 (when it first aired), that would place it in 1869, which was seven years before Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first successful telephone call. If it was the case, then the episode would've been set in 2006, which was then seven years into the future.
  • While warning Red about the approaching storm, Mike addresses him as "Red". Out of respectful gratitude for Red's ongoing and concerted efforts to help Mike stay out of trouble with the law, Mike has made it a tradition to always address him as "Mr. Green".

Inside ReferencesEdit

  • When Red visits Harold at the office, he mentions the boat he made out of heating ducts. This was his project for the Handyman Corner segment in Harold's Leaving.

Real-World ReferencesEdit

  • The movie Mike mentions the Possum Lake Drive-In was playing at the time he borrowed the speaker was The Ten Commandments.

Famous PeopleEdit

  • Hap claims to have taught Elvis how to play the guitar. Hap also mentions Elvis never talked often and opened for him during a gig in Fresno. Hap also claims to have told Ann-Margret that he was too busy to see her, which broke her heart. Hap then told her that she should show Elvis the ropes to cheer her up.

Fast ForwardEdit

  • The Possum Lake Drive-In would later be the setting of the Adventures segment in Lunar Eclipse.

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