Corner Gas

Season 3 Episode 0

Beyond Corner Gas: Tales From Dog River

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2005 on CTV
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Beyond Corner Gas: Tales From Dog River
This one-hour special focuses on the real-life stories of people whose lives have been affected by Corner Gas, and includes appearances by the cast and crew and a tour of Rouleau, Saskatchewan. Narrated by Mark McKinney.

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  • A one-hour documentary about how Corner Gas has touched people's lives.

    This one-hour documentary focused on the lives that have been affected by Corner Gas. It was filmed in Rouleau and Climax, Saskatchewan; Rouleau is the setting for Dog River, and Climax is a town nearby with a humorous name. It was interesting to see how the people of Rouleau respond to their sudden fame, because that's what Corner Gas has brought them. One local said that for the most part, people liked it, although some weren't so happy about it - and we didn't see any of the unhappy ones on camera. We were shown stories of the security guard who gives tours to the visitors who drop by the set; a woman who opened up a souvenir shop in the building that is used for the exterior shots of the Dog River Police Station, and a couple who won land in Climax on the Corner Gas website, and moved there. These people have all had their lives made better by the show, and it's not often that something like that happens. There were some touching moments when these people met the stars of the show that has changed their lives.

    There were some behind the scenes shots of filming, and a few brief interviews with the cast and crew, but these were, I felt, too short for the way that the documentary was advertised. I had the impression that the main focus would be on the cast/crew/interviews/filming, but that's not what was presented.

    Which is not to say that I didn't enjoy the presentation. It just wasn't quite what I expected. But it was most definitely enjoyable, and for a Corner Gas fan, a revealing look into how a tv show can change someone's life.moreless

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    • Brent Butt: I'm amazed with the way that some people have embraced the show, with the way the nation has embraced the show.

    • (Kerri Charleton opened a souvenir shop/cafe in the building that serves as the exterior of the Dog River Police Station)
      Kerry Charleton: The other day two Greyhounds pulled up. I need to get this place up, and quick, 'cause I wasn't expecting them to start coming through in May, when it 's still all chilly and stuff.
      ...At first I think a few people thought that I was crazy, but now that I've got ice cream, everything's smoothed over.

    • (about what Corner Gas has accomplished)
      Lorne Calvert: It has raised the profile of the Province.
      Kerri Charlton: There would be nobody coming here if it weren't for Corner Gas.
      Virginia Thompson: Corner Gas has made Saskatchewan kind of cool.
      (Lorne Calvert is the Premier of Saskatchewan; Kerri Charlton runs a Corner Gas souvenir shop/cafe in Rouleau; Virginia Thompson is an Executive Producer of the show)

    • Lorne Calvert: I said to my wife one Sunday, we're going to go down to Rouleau and we're going to find that surveillance bush.
      (different shot)
      Brent Butt: That bush, we planted that there for the shot.

    • (at the Dog River Days Celebration in Rouleau, June, 2005)
      Fred Ewanuick: It's like, we're like The Beatles now.

    • (on their way to the Canada Day Celebration in Climax, Saskatchewan)
      Virginia Thompson: I hear there's going to be a pie-judging contest.
      Fred Ewanuick: I like pie.
      (later on, as Judge in the pie contest)
      Fred Ewanuick: This is the best job ever.

    • Maggie Bertram: May 1st of 2003, this was nothing but a stack of lumber piled in a field. We're hoping that we can just keep on going. We want to see if we can blow Beachcombers out of the water for its run.
      (Maggie is the security guard on the set of Corner Gas)

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