|2000 Season, Episode 193 (Transcript | Credits)|
Red and Dalton enter Possum Lodge into an annual sausage-making contest.
Release Date: October 13, 2000
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Plot: Red and Dalton enter the lodge in the annual Possum Lake sausage carnival, competing against Caribou Lodge. Dalton acquires the sausage casing from an experimental farm, and they pack it with mystery meat, which eventually causes Red to lose his appetite for sausages. Transportation to the contest site proves to be a problem, and once at the intended location, it is placed on a bunch of grills lined end to end. Even worse, the sausage casing proves not to be as sterile as the men had hoped, and the sausage casing swells up like a balloon. Then Dalton pokes it with a fork and it goes off. And as usual, Possum Lodge ends up creamed in the competition by Caribou Lodge.
Opening Scene: Red uses a clothes dryer to pop popcorn.
Visit With Kelly Cook: Kelly provides Red with some instructions for improving the show.
The Possum Lodge Word Game: Mike tries to guess the word "buy" to win a complete ice-fishing kit (a handsaw).
Handyman Corner: Red makes a snowmobile out of a pair of water skis, a toboggan, some artificial fire logs and a hot water heater.
Midlife: The difference between the way men and women shop.
Visit With Dwight Cardiff: Red tries to get Dwight to fix his outboard motor.
Adventures: Red and his pals accidentally lock themselves out of a running car.
Red's Handyman Tips: Red shows a short cut to washing car wheels.
- This episode marks the first appearances of Kelly Cook and Dwight Cardiff.
- Similar to The Hydrogen Project, the end result of Possum Lodge's entry in the sausage contest is compared to the Hindenburg disaster. Dalton even says, "Oh, the humanity."
- Similar to The Network Deal and Swiss It Up, Kelly asks Red to make changes to the show, which don't appear to go over well with him.