I Love Corner Gas TV Show

By TVBob Jan7,2023

From the first episode opener when a tourist remarks that it should is flat here and the gas station attendant looks around very seriously and “realizes” it really it is flat here, you know you you are in for some delicious sarcasm, Canadia style. Then, the theme starts up,” First You tell me Your Dog Ran away…then ,you tell me it took three days…”  After a few episodes, you’ll find yourself singing along , as grow to know the strange, but very loveable residents of Dog River.

I decided to look into the background of the show. I hope you’ll be interested too. If not, go watch the show on Teevee and come back when you’re a fan !

Introduction to Corner Gas
Is it my imagination…the grain elevator keeps getting closer…
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Introduction to Corner Gas

Corner Gas is a popular Canadian comedy television show that aired from 2004 to 2009. It follows the lives of the inhabitants of Dog River, a fictional town in Saskatchewan. The show was created, written, and directed by award-winning showrunner and stand-up comedian Brent Butt. The show was filmed entirely in Saskatchewan, mainly in the town of Rouleau, which was transformed into the fictional town of Dog River. Numerous guest stars have appeared on the show, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The cast and characters were beloved by viewers, and the show has left an enduring legacy in the world of Canadian television.

Filming Locations in Saskatchewan

The shooting for Corner Gas took place mostly in Saskatchewan, Canada. The interior shots (Ruby Café interior, Police Department, Oscar and Emma’s house, etc.) were filmed at Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios in Regina. All the outdoor scenes and all scenes that take place in the gas station were filmed on location in Rouleau, a small town on Highway 39 between Moose Jaw and Weyburn. The town of Rouleau was transformed into the fictional town of Dog River for Brent Butt’s program. The show has 14 locations where “Corner Gas” was filmed during the summers of 2003 to 2008 and again in the summer of 2014 for a limited theatrical run. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional town, the structure formerly stood in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where most of the original live-action series was filmed.

Filming at Dog River Businesses

The interior shots like the Ruby Café, Police Department, Oscar and Emma’s house, were all filmed at Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios in Regina. For the outdoor scenes and scenes that take place in the gas station, they were filmed on location in Rouleau, a small town on Highway 39 between Moose Jaw and Weyburn. The town of Rouleau was transformed into the fictional town of Dog River for Brent Butt’s program. Pigeon’s Cafe (a restaurant in town of Rouleau) was also shown in the background of several episodes as being near the police station.

The show also featured a variety of Dog River businesses like The Ruby Café and Oscar and Emma’s house. The structure for Oscar and Emma’s house formerly stood in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where most of the original live-action series was filmed. Other notable Dog River businesses featured in the show included Lacey’s Bait Shop and Wullerton Hotel. These establishments were all filmed on location in Rouleau, with production taking place over several summers from 2003 to 2008 and again in 2014 for a movie version of the show.

Notable Guest Stars on Corner Gas

Aside from the main cast, Corner Gas also featured a number of guest stars over its six-season run. Notable guest stars included actors such as Bruce McCulloch, Dave Foley, and Colin Mochrie. Other notable guest stars included musicians like Barenaked Ladies, k-os, and Sarah Harmer. Canadian icons like Alex Trebek and Terry Fox also appeared in episodes of Corner Gas. All of these guest stars added to the comedic charm of the show and helped to make Corner Gas a popular series.

Overview of the Cast and Characters

Corner Gas was created, starring and executive produced by award-winning showrunner and stand-up comedian Brent Butt. The show featured an ensemble cast of characters, including Brent’s character of Brent Leroy, Oscar Leroy (Eric Peterson), Wanda Dollard (Nancy Robertson), Davis Quinton (Lorne Cardinal), Karen Pelly (Tara Spencer-Nairn), Lacey Burrows (Gabrielle Miller) and Hank Yarbo (Fred Ewanuick). These characters each had their own interesting personalities, quirks and storylines that kept viewers coming back for more. In addition to this core cast, the show also featured a slew of guest stars, including some big names like Dave Foley and Eugene Levy.

The Popularity of Corner Gas

The success of Corner Gas was undeniable, with the show garnering a multitude of awards and nominations, including 16 Gemini Awards and three nominations for Best Comedy Series at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. It has become something of a Canadian classic, and is loved by fans all over the world.

The show continues to be popular today, with reruns airing on TeeVee , and a feature film released in 2014 to critical acclaim. It has become a cultural touchstone for many Canadians, with its wry humour and unique take on small-town Saskatchewan life. The show has also been praised for its diverse cast, with actors from various backgrounds and ethnicities making up the ensemble. Corner Gas is an undeniable success story, and its popularity looks set to continue for years to come.

What the Cast is Doing Now

The cast of Corner Gas has gone on to do a variety of projects since the show ended. Brent Butt starred in the 2014 feature film Corner Gas: The Movie, wrote and starred in the special Corner Gas Animated, and has been performing stand-up comedy across Canada. Gabrielle Miller has appeared in several television shows and films, while Eric Peterson has appeared in multiple TV shows including The Kennedys and Republic of Doyle. Fred Ewanuick has been doing voice-over work for several animated series, and Tara Spencer-Nairn continues to act on both the big and small screens. Together, the cast of Corner Gas has done some amazing work since the show ended.

Corner Gas, the Animated Series

Many of the actors of the original tv show Corner Gas reprised their roles for the animated series which ran for four seasons ,2018 to 2021. It featured the same setup and quirky humor as the live action ser

The Legacy of Corner Gas

 Fans around the world still remember and love the show and its characters. The cast of Corner Gas has since gone on to other projects, but they will always be remembered for their work on this iconic show.

By TVBob

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