You found out the ONE TRUE WAY to protect your car from pot holes NOW?!?!?!?!?!?! Check out your custom-built VARIABLE-WHEELBASE machine!!!!!!!!! You spent HOW MUCH on a SUPRA?!!?!?!??!?!?!?!?! Okay, so that last one wasn’t featured on the Red Green Show, but the whole thing did seem like a send-up of present-day Car Youtube.
And despite it being a jokey and extremely 1990s Canadian TV show, it was oddly fascinating and informative. Okay, so the premises of a lot of these things were meant as humor, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t creative and interesting in their own right. Here’s a new parallel parking system:
And here’s a good way to lift your Honda Civic up to make a bizarre Canadian proto-donk (which apparently we wrote about waaaay back in 2009, but none of you were even alive then, and also, we didn’t have the clip):
But the best dang part about the Red Green Show is just how damn unpretentious it was. Red Green himself (AKA comedian Steve Smith) was down-to-Earth, earnest, and accessible. Jalopnik News Editor Erik Shilling, who grew up in Ohio, told me that he watched Red Green a bunch on his local PBS station back in the 1990s, which makes me wonder why all I got was Wishbone.
“Though I always did appreciate the Red Green show, I found it pretty unwatchable,” is how my esteemed colleague Raph Orlove described it. But that’s pretty apt for describing present-day Car Youtube, too, isn’t it?
There’s a ton more of these on the RedGreenTV Youtube channel. Just search “Handyman Corner.”