Corner Gas

Season 4 Episode 5

Demolition

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 2006 on CTV
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Demolition
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Hank agrees to demolish a local barn, and wants to use dynamite on it, but Brent doesn't think this is a good idea. As word of the barn wrecking spreads, they get more and more help, until the whole town is involved. Davis, trying to become "newsmaker of the year" hires Wanda to capture him in action, but her pictures feature a lot of Karen and very little of Davis. Lacey spends some "girl time" with Emma doing a manicure, but comes to regret it when she has to repeat the process over and over.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Kevin White (II)

    Kevin White (II)

    Guy Who Comes Out Of Nowhere

    Guest Star

    Andrew Carr (II)

    Andrew Carr (II)

    Neighbour 1

    Guest Star

    Robin Clark

    Robin Clark

    Neighbour 2

    Guest Star

    Josh Strait

    Josh Strait

    Ruby Cook/Busboy

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (13)

      • Oscar: Your flowers are dead!
        Lacey: Oooh, yeah! I should water those.
        Emma: This is technical, but they're dead, so no, you shouldn't.

      • Hank: Hey, you guys carry dynamite?
        Brent: That's funny, 'cause we were just talking about getting more impulse items.
        Wanda: I say we should have nutbars at the counter... and here you are!
        Hank: So... it's over there by the milk, or...?
        Brent: We don't have dynamite.

      • Brent (to Hank): Jeez, I don't know if you and dynamite should be in the same room.
        Wanda: Unless there's a short fuse and a locked door.

      • (to Lacey, about her nails)
        Emma: Well, if you can make them look half as good as yours, they'll turn out great. But, you know, try to shoot for better than half.

      • (Hank has set up a model of the barn demolition)
        Brent: Do we really need the visual aid?
        Hank: This requires meticulous planning.
        Brent: Okay, I want to be the army man.
        Hank: No, I'm the army man. You're the thimble.

      • Hank: How do you blow up a salad?
        Oscar: Happens more than you think!

      • Neighbour 1: He always leaves his grass clippings piled up here, so they blow over to my lawn.
        Neighbour 2: Well, at least I mow my lawn.
        Neighbour 1: What's that supposed to mean?
        Karen: You don't know what 'at least I mow my lawn' means?

      • Wanda: The camera loves Karen.
        Karen: Thank you!
        Davis: What about me?
        Wanda: The camera likes you as a friend.

      • (Hank ties a rope to the trailer hitch)
        Hank: Okay, she's good, give 'er snoose!
        Oscar: What does that mean?
        Brent: Could be anything; I think he means drive.

      • Hank: C'mon, let's go! Walk the juice to it!
        (Oscar looks at Brent, puzzled)
        Brent: Again, I think he means drive.

      • Davis: Next time, slow down. Or, better yet, speed up and don't pull over, and we'll chase you!
        Grid Road Driver: That's a joke, right?
        Davis: Yeah. But I'd understand if you thought I was serious, and you took off and we did chase you.

      • Karen: Wanda! Grab your camera, Brent and Hank are blowing up a barn!
        Wanda: I'm on it!
        Lacey: They're blowing up a barn? Why?
        Karen: I don't know... fun, I guess.
        Davis: Who wouldn't want to wreck a barn?
        (cut to former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with a sledgehammer)
        Adrienne Clarkson: Take that, you stupid barn!

      • Brent: So, you set the charge?
        Hank: Yeah, with no help from you.
        Brent: What? I had a lot to do up here, all right? Like, set up a perimeter, and not get blown up.
        Hank: You weren't gonna get blown up. All I did was read the instructions.
        Brent: I had to help you make a can of soup once, 'cause you couldn't follow the instructions on the label.
        Hank: And did we blow up then?
        Brent: A little bit, yeah.

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    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • (about using a rope tied to the central beam to pull down the barn)
        Brent: My friend, Mr. Isaac Newton thinks it will work.
        Hank: Do I know him?
        Brent: Yeah, he's got an apple orchard outside town, big bump on his head.

        Sir Isaac Newton (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) is a famous scientist, known for many things; one of those things is his laws of gravity, as they are known now. The story is that he was sitting under an apple tree and was hit on the head by a falling apple, which gave him the inspiration for "gravity", however, while it was a falling apple that gave him the idea, it did not hit him on the head.

      • (looking at Cecil's barn)
        Brent: Oh, how the mighty will fall. (to Hank) This kinda reminds me of David and Goliath.
        Oscar: How does tearing down a barn remind you of two guys in a fist-fight?
        Brent: And he used to teach Sunday School.

        Brent compares Cecil's barn to Goliath. The story of David and Goliath is told in the Bible (1 Samuel, 17 and following); it is the story of David, a small shepherd boy who, with one stone in a slingshot, smote Goliath, the mighty warrior. Oscar should, of course, know this seeing that he taught Sunday School, and known that it wasn't a fist-fight.

      • Lacey: Why did you blow up the tractor?
        Hank: Oscar told me to. He said... he said don't bother trying to fix the tractor, Cecil told him just blow it up.
        Brent: Gilligan!

        Brent calls Hank "Gilligan" in reference to the 1960s TV show Gilligan's Island; many of the plot lines revolved around Gilligan misunderstanding things that others had said much in the same way that Hank misunderstood when Oscar told him that Cecil said just blow it (the barn) up.

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