Corner Gas (2004–2009)
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Big-city girl Lacey Burrows moves from the bustling metropolis of Toronto, Ontario to the small farming community of Dog River, Saskatchewan when she inherits her late aunt's coffee shop, ... See full summary »

Director:

David Storey

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Brent Butt (created by), Brent Butt | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Brent Butt ... Brent Leroy
Gabrielle Miller ... Lacey Burrows
Fred Ewanuick ... Hank Yarbo
Eric Peterson ... Oscar Leroy
Janet Wright ... Emma Leroy
Lorne Cardinal ... Davis Quinton
Tara Spencer-Nairn ... Karen Pelly
Nancy Robertson ... Wanda Dollard
Mark Farrell Mark Farrell ... Man
Andrea Runge ... Waitress
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Big-city girl Lacey Burrows moves from the bustling metropolis of Toronto, Ontario to the small farming community of Dog River, Saskatchewan when she inherits her late aunt's coffee shop, which is connected to Corner Gas, the local gas station, run by Brent Leroy. Lacey also meets several of the locals, including: Brent's parents, sensible and calm Emma and cantankerous old Oscar; Davis Quinton, senior officer of Dog River's two-person police force, and enthusiastic rookie officer Karen Pelly; Wanda Dollard, the intelligent but sarcastic employee of Corner Gas; and Hank Yarbo, the local idiot and Brent's best friend. Lacey's renovations on the coffee shop are met with much disapproval, mostly from Hank, who protests the changes. Until Brent intervenes. Written by furymachine

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2004 (Canada) See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

The actual Bar at the Dog River Hotel was used as a shooting location throughout the run of the series. The interior of bar was remodeled after the end of the show. For the movie, the interior of the bar had to be reconstructed on a sound stage in Regina, SK. See more »

Goofs

The first inside view of The Ruby shows (and Hank verifies) the addition of new red tablecloths. In the second inside viewing, the tablecloths are gone. The third inside viewing has the tablecloths back, and the fourth and last inside viewing has them missing again. See more »

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Karen Pelly: [checks read-out on her speed trap radar gun] Wow. That sparrow was doing 40.
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References Decoy (1995) See more »

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Not A Lot Goin' On
Written and Performed by Craig Northey & Jesse Valenzuela
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A priceless debut episode.
12 November 2012 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Canadians have every right to be proud of 'Corner Gas'. It's hands down one of the funniest sitcoms to ever emerge from the Great White North, all thanks to comedian and prairie boy Brent Butt, starring as amiable service station proprietor Brent Leroy, working in the tiny, isolated town of Dog River. We get introduced to all the beloved characters here, including Brent's irascible dad Oscar (Eric Peterson), long suffering mom Emma (Janet Wright), sassy employee Wanda (Nancy Robertson), his friend Hank (Fred Ewanuick), and local cops Davis (Lorne Cardinal) and Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn). Much humour is mined out of the reality of this remote Saskatchewan setting, where people don't ever get up to a whole lot except for making us laugh. In this debut episode, we meet Lacey (Gabrielle Miller), the niece of the local diner owner who's come to take over operation of the place since the old lady died. Brent preaches acceptance to Hank, the kind of guy who doesn't like to accept change, but Hank will have none of it, and tries to boycott the place. Meanwhile, Brent starts a video rental service to which Oscar takes exception. Brent allows Oscar to rent "Jaws" believing he'll never be able to figure out how to connect a VCR to a TV. Here we could already see the wit and energy that would become the series' trademark; the jokes fly fast and furious and there are superb visual gags as well (such as Karen having to set up a speed trap next to - not behind, but next to - a pretty damn small bush. The actors are all fun to watch and the story just moves right along very nicely. It ends with a hilarious turn around for Brent when he's denied the pleasure of a chili cheese dog. All in all, a very agreeable way to spend 22 minutes. Eight out of 10.


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