|1997 Season, Episode 148 (Transcript | Credits)|
Possum Lodge unexpectedly adopts a tough stretch of highway, and Red quickly plans to use it to his advantage.
Cast (in order of appearance): Harold Green, Red Green, Buster Hadfield (mentioned), Junior Singleton (mentioned), Dalton Humphrey, Flinty McClintock (mentioned), Bill Smith, Old Man Sedgewick (mentioned), Wally Kibler (mentioned), Edgar Montrose, Moose Thompson (mentioned)
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Plot: After attending a meeting at the town council, Red learns that the council has forced the lodge to adopt a three-mile stretch of highway known as Orphan's Bend. The objective is to keep that part of the highway clean and safe. Red gets Harold to help out. Soon, as they clean up the mess on the highway, Red decides to make money off of passing motorists. He soon builds a theme park by the side of the highway, but someone complains about it. He decides to explain to the council on the matter. In the end, a logging truck rams the Possum Van and ruins the whole setup, scattering it all over the highway and making it a bigger mess than before it was adopted. Red decides to send Harold to clean it all up.
Red's Campfire Songs: The devil challenging Evel Knieval to a contest of impossible jumps.
The Possum Lodge Word Game: Dalton tries to guess the word "paranoid" to win a business card from Flinty's Towing.
Handyman Corner: Red builds a "bathecue" (that is, a barbecue made out of a bathtub).
Midlife: Everyone around you, except you, is an idiot.
Adventures With Bill: Bill tries to remove a huge and stubborn tree stump.
If It Ain't Broke, You're Not Trying: Edgar brings in a dining room set for Red to refinish. But except for one chair, the whole set had been reduced to sawdust and splinters.
- During the Lodge meeting at show's end, Harold uses several acronyms and initialisms:
- Red's song about the devil and daredevil Evel Knieval is a parody of a song by the Charlie Daniels Band called "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", about a boy named Johnny who is challenged by the devil to a fiddle-playing contest.
- A Dust Buster is a cordless vacuum made by Black & Decker.
- Red's line, "Spare the termites, spoil the stump", is a parody of the phrase, "Spare the rod, spoil the child".
- During the Lodge meeting, Harold mentions the C.A.W., IBM, MS-DOS, and the band S.R.O..