Adventures With Bill (simply Adventures after the eighth season) is the second longest-running main segment on , next to The Red Green Show Handyman Corner. This segment is presented as a grainy, black-and-white home movie showing a simple plot acted out by Bill Smith and Red Green (and later other characters), with a strong emphasis on slapstick comedy. The home movie is always narrated by Red as though he's recounting the events of the film after the fact.
Many Adventures, particularly those featuring Bill, end up with him in some strange predicament, such as being flattened by a steam roller wheel or a wine press. He always springs back in the next episode, however. This segment also features two
running gags: Bill frequently pulls large or random things out of his overalls, and the Possum Van is frequently damaged in various ways (most often having one or both of its rear-view mirrors knocked off).
In the first three seasons, this segment starred only Bill and Red. Starting in the fourth season,
Harold would occasionally join in.
Bill disappeared from Adventures in the ninth season when his actor (Rick Green) left the show.
Walter and other characters took over for him, and Red was not always present in the Adventures himself (though he still narrated them). Bill would return in the thirteenth season, starring alongside Walter and other cast members until the final episode.
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Season 1 [ ]
Season 2 [ ]
Season 3 [ ]
Bill shows off camping lanterns.
How to chop down a tree.
The Spawning Grounds
Bill tries downhill skiing.
Bill shows how to launch a boat.
Red and Bill go backpacking.
The Tanks We Get
Red and Bill have trouble with quicksand.
Red and Bill have a cookout.
The New Shirt/Casino
How to make your own camp bed.
What to do if your car gets stuck in the mud.
Bill sets up some animal traps.
The Hidden Mine
How to make a refrigerator in the woods.
Bill tries hang gliding using a pup tent.
Cross the Lake Race
Red and Bill go duck hunting.
The Salmon Parade
How to cut an overgrown lawn.
The Funniest Video
Bill teaches Red how to ski downhill.
How to make a homemade outdoor shower.
The Water Park
How to put your boat away for the winter.
The Used Helicopter
How to protect your campsite from wild animals.
Possum Lake Regatta
Bill tries to grill steaks over a campfire.
The Retirement Home
How to survive if you are stranded in your car.
A faster way to clean leaves in the fall.
The Possum Olympics
Red and Bill play horseshoes.
Possum Lake Monster
How to store food where animals can't reach it.
The Water Show
Bill tries to go snorkeling.
Season 4 [ ]
The Beef Project
Bill plays around on a trampoline
The Owl Project
Red and Harold play basketball with Bill
The Beer Project
Red and Bill play lacrosse
The Firewood Project
Ways to cut down trees
The Hydrogen Project
Bill tries to dig a well
The Schoolhouse Project
Bill plays football
The Firefly Project
Bill tries beekeeping
The Badger Project
Bill builds a snake trap
The Conveyor Project
How to get in shape without spending a fortune
The Electrical Project
Bill rides a jet-ski
The Storm Damage Project
How to get maple syrup from trees
The Marine Show Project
Red and Bill go fishing in a rubber raft
The Silver Project
Red and Harold play baseball with Bill
The Ski & Golf Project
A contest at the driving range
The Auction Project
Using a water pump to draw water from the lake
The Rustproofing Project
The boys play more football
The Movie Project
Bill goes kayaking
The Painted Leaves Project
Red and Bill play crocquet
The Real Estate Project
The Possum Lodge Highland Games
The Stuck Truck Project
Sculpting art with a chainsaw
The Group Photo Project
Red and Bill fly kites
The Guard Dog Project
Bill tries skeet shooting
The Mt. Rushmore Project
Red and Bill fly model airplanes
The Catfish Project
Bill has his own version of the Olympic games
Season 5 [ ]
Men's Night On The Mountain
Bill goes cliff diving off the top of Rock Reef Point.
The Driving Test
When Red loses his driver's license, Bill suggests other ways for Red to get around.
The Satellite Dish
Bill makes a gigantic pogo stick.
Father and Son Banquet
Bill makes a new tire swing.
The New Doctor
How to barbecue healthier foods.
The Vertical Grandstand
Bill launches a model rocket.
The Network Deal
Red, Bill and Harold all try boxing.
Bill gives a lesson on fencing.
Bill does tricks on his bikes.
Possum Lodge Radio
Bill goes bowling.
X Marks The Spot
Red and Bill watch birds from a duck blind.
Sedgewick the Thief
How to protect yourself from pickpockets.
The Cement Load
Creative uses for concrete.
The Gas Shortage
Finding an alternate mode of transportation.
Red and Bill practice casting their fishing lines.
The Lost Dog
Making a dirigible out of helium balloons.
The New Statue
Red helps Bill get a car started.
One Man's Garbage
Bill plays with a Frisbee.
The Big Thing
Red and Bill build an elevated viewing stand.
Red and Bill assemble an above-ground swimming pool.
Bill demonstrates martial arts on Harold.
The Not-Chicken Franchise
Bill plays soccer.
The Compost Heap
Bill feeds branches into a wood chipper.
Bill tries to make his own cheese.
Season 6 [ ]
The Science Fair
Bill tries something he saw on the Olympics
Sedgwick the Tenant
Bill attempts a circus trick
The Driving Lesson
Red and Bill play tennis
The Tax Refund
Bill makes wine
Bill and Harold pitch a tent and go camping
The Petting Zoo
Bill goes bungee jumping
Red and Bill play darts
The Poker Game
Bill and Harold pick fruit
Bill tries pole vaulting
Bill tries glass blowing
Red and Bill cook hotdogs over a campfire
The Church Casino
Harold and Bill go canoeing
The House Raising
Bill goes tightrope walking
The Love Boat
Harold and Bill cross a stream
Bill tries to swing like Tarzan
The New Lease
Red and Bill go water skiiing
The Baseball Tryouts
Red and Bill drive go karts
30 Minutes or Free
Bill opens his build-your-own log cabin kit
Red and Bill have their annual portaged canoe race
Bill and Harold play ping pong
The Stag Party
Bill goes for a Hawaiian theme
Harold and Bill fly miniature gliders
The High School Reunion
Bill tries weight lifting
Harold gets nervous when Bill has beans for dinner
Season 7 [ ]
Running Of The Bulls
Red and Bill go camping.
Swiss It Up
Red and Bill play with yo-yos.
Bill and Haold go fishing.
Red and Bill try to remove a huge stump.
The Strange Ranger
Red ruins Bill's rock collection, so Bill has to start a new one.
Big Guy Little Guy
Bill tries to catch butterflies.
Bill operates a charity car wash.
Bill and Harold play paintball.
The Stool Pigeons
Red and Bill rotate the tires on the Possum Van.
Red and Bill visit the driving range.
Let Me Count the Ways
Bill tries to build his own elevator.
Red and Bill play carnival games.
The Splinter Lodge
Bill builds a tree house.
The Good Old Hockey Game
Red and Bill do some snowboarding.
Bill and Harold try to go ice fishing.
The Town Mall
Red and Bill play "crack the whip" on the ice.
The Winter Carnival
Red and Bill go sledding.
Season 8 [ ]
Season 9 [ ]
The Fishing Derby
Red, Winston, Mike and Ed erect a new flagpole.
Lady In Red
Assisted by a new lodge member, Walter, the guys build a swing set for the kids.
The Bachelor Auction
Dalton and Red attempt to save Walter from a stick boom.
Mike's date ends early on a magnetic hill, which can cause things to fall up the hill.
School Bus Blimp
Red, Dalton and Winston play golf.
Rent A Wreck
Walter helps Red move some heavy pipes.
Curse Of The Mummy
Dalton and Walter help Red move a refrigerator.
Roll Out The Barrels
The guys help Ed bury his pet python.
The Battle Call
Red and Walter build a new dock.
Red and Walter paint a shed.
Guinness World Records
Red, Mike and Dalton play with slingshots.
The Auto Club
Red, Mike and Dalton prepare for a cookout.
Season 10 [ ]
A Very Merry Red Green Christmas
Red and Walter make a snowman.
Dalton's car develops a few problems.
What A Dump
Red and his pals try to fix a hole in the shed's roof.
The guys use a seesaw as a catapult.
The guys roll down a hill in oil drums.
Winston and Walter have a home run contest.
Dalton runs a golf driving range at the drive-in movie theater.
Walter has lost Red's keys.
The boys have a soapbox derby race.
DNA All The Way
Mike and Walter have a strongman contest.
The Beaver Dam
The guys try to install a satellite dish.
The Dandruff Foundation
Red and Walter play Mike and Winston in a tennis match, while Dalton officiates.
No Duct Tape
The guys help Ed find his pet groundhog.
Season 11 [ ]
New Job In Town
Walter attempts to start a rototiller
Mike asks Red and Walter to help him build a sailboat
The Whooping Crane
Red plays hockey with Walter and Dalton
Back To Nature
Red finds Mike stranded in a police car on the side of the road
Dalton's Hot Gift
Red and Winston attempt to take down a bee hive
Viva Las Possumus
Red makes a pit stop in the local car rally
A pup tent suddenly becomes a parasail
The Ghost Of Possum Lodge
Red and Dalton try to clean the Lodge property with a jet engine
The Chainsaw Races
The guys get together to build a playground for the kids
Something In The Heir
Red judges a basketball contest between Mike and Walter
Red and Dalton play a game of badminton
Mike Goes Straight
Red and Walter come up with a clever way to demolish a shed
Xmas In July
Red gets Walter and Winston to help him replace the tire swing
The Fishing Derby
Red and Mike go curling
Red and the gang try to set a new record for a toboggan downhill race.
Mike suddenly has a new car when he meets Red for a picnic
Red Green Does New Years
Red and the guys build their own "ball drop" machine
Season 12 [ ]
How to back up a boat trailer
The guys hold a football contest
Red cleans out the Possum Van
The IQ Test
Walter's kite is stuck in a tree
Day of the Sunflowers
The guys help Walter move
Cars overheat while towing a heavy load
Possum Lake Provicial Park
Red visits a charity car wash
The Silver Wasp
Red traces a very long extension cord
A Lot Like Christmas
The guys keep the "Frosty" display on ice
Red and Walter enter a chili cook-off
The Go Go Bars
A field is mysteriously filled with garbage
The Missile Crisis
Red helps Walter change the oil in his car
Never Send a Man
Red and Walter split some firewood
Red host a bingo tournament
Mr. Possum Lake
Red helps Water fly his model airplane
Red and Breakfast
Walter helps Red start his lawnmower
Walter takes Red on a rickshaw ride
The guys try to put up a sign post
Season 13 [ ]
You've Got Oil
Red watches Bill and Walter attempt to put up a fence
The guys have a lumberjack competition
The guys try to have a barbecue but it's ruined by flies
Change Will Do You Good
Bill and Walter play with water rockets
Red is playing fetch with a dog when Walter arrives with dynamite
Red, Walter and Winston go fishing
The String Ball
Red rescues Walter from the lake using a power winch
The Spelling Bee
Red, Bill and Walter go camping
Pay It Forward
Red watches Bill and Walter play foosball
Winston and Walter get into a water pistol fight.
The Boat Ramp
The guys deal with a sudden flash flood
Walter makes a giant paper airplane out of drywall
The guys prepare to go camping with a tent trailer
The Chain Letter
The guys try to irrigate the lawn behind the lodge
The Women's Circle
Walter calls Red while he's in the middle of washing the van
Red plays a powered-up football game with Bill and Walter
The guys play a soccer game with leaf blowers
Walter tries to make money taking novelty pictures of the guys
Season 14 [ ]
Red's Hot Sauce
Bill and Walter play with crossbows while Red tries to repair the fence
Life is a Circus
Walter eats Red and Bill's picnic lunch and blames it on rats
Once More to the Well
Walter tries to teach Harold how to milk a cow
The guys get on each others nerves while stringing hammocks
The guys try to launch their boats without paying the $10 fee
Harold's One and Only
The guys spot a sign for a nude beach
The Grapes of Wrath
Bill and Walter help Red replace a chimney
The Lodge Election
Red and Walter have trouble getting a car started
Ticket to Fame
Harold gets some help moving some office furniture he just bought
Walter takes photos of the guys after a day of fishing.
The Butter Man
Bill ruins the Christmas display and comes up with an alternative
Red Green Insurance
Harold and Walter get a flat tire and have no jack or spare tire
The guys try to clean up and take cover with a tornado on the way
Hoard of the Flies
Bill and Walter try to clean out the eaves troughs using skateboards
A Shot in the Dark
Harold and Walter take a hike through the woods and run into a beehive
Bye Bye Bonnie
The guys have trouble with a skunk during a recycling drive
Fishy CANUSA Games
Bill and Walter try to put new roof shingles on a shed
The Possum Drop
The guys play beach volleyball with girls who beat them badly
Season 15 [ ]
Rules of Engagement
Bill and Winston visit the batting cages
The Folk Art Convention
The guys have an ATV race
A storm may ruin their plan to sleep outside
No Tell Boatel
Bill and Winston assemble model airplanes
The guys take a private yoga lesson
Bill loses his watch down a wishing well
New Yorkshire Puddings
The guys go bird watching
Exit Stag Right
The guys have a sailboat race
Mad You Say?
Bill has trouble putting out a campfire
No Place Like the Home
Bill and Winston spend the day at the beach
Bill tries a zip line ride
The Bigger the Better
Bill and Mike play squash
The Big Retreat
Bill tries to go fishing in his homemade boat
Rites of Passage
Bill has a bat in his house
The guys play soccer with some school kids
The guys have trouble with bugs on a camping trip
Love is in the Air
Red and Bill try to drag a boat out of the woods
Toe the Line
Red and Bill play soccer with cars
Do As I Do
Red and Bill look back at past adventures
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