We’re All In This Together: The Red Green Story is a look back at one of the oddest and funniest (Canadian) situation comedies ever: The Red Green Show. As the program states at the beginning, in 1989 Steve Smith asked his Hamilton, Ontario TV station for enough money to create something but not enough it would care what it was. The Red Green Show became the second longest running Canadian sitcom ever (The Beachcombers is first). We’re All In This Together: The Red Green Story airs for the first time Sunday September 20th 2009 at 8 p.m. on The Comedy Network.
There is no doubt members of the International Possum Brotherhood and other fans of The Red Green Show will want to catch this Behind the Story kind of program. We’re All In This Together looks at the creative process behind the show that lasted 15 years and 300 shows and spawned a feature-length movie, books, and many creative uses for duct tape.
The Red Green Story features clips from the show and interviews with the cast: Patrick McKenna, Graham Greene (one of only two real Greens on the show along with Rick Green), Wayne Robson, Gordon Pinsent, and so on. Basically you get a sketch and the comedian in it commenting on being on the show.
It is nice to see nobody here overanalyzes stuff or tries to make you believe the show changed the world. This was a fun show where everybody had fun including the audience. That’s it.
We’re All In This Together: The Red Green Story has a major flaw: It is too short. You can catch this very good show Sunday September 20th 2009 at 8.P.M. on The Comedy Network. You can also go to the network’s website to see it again.