Forty kilometres from nowhere and way beyond normal is Corner Gas, an ensemble comedy series about a bunch of nobodies who get up to a whole lot of nothing in the fictional prairie town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. Starring Saskatchewan native and Gemini nominee Brent Butt, Corner Gas is a roadside service station that also shares its name with CTV’s first original narrative comedy series.Corner Gas focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of Brent LeRoy, proprietor of a gas station that is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies. As LeRoy, Canadian Comedy Award winner and series creator Brent Butt returns to his native province to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job: pumping gas in a small prairie town.Set in the Saskatchewan town of Dog River, Corner Gas follows the lives of the town's residents: Brent, the owner of the titular establishment, his parents Oscar and Emma, his assistant Wanda, his friend Hank, restaurant owner Lacey, and local police officers Davis and Karen.Known for its sly sense of humour, sharp writing, and especially notable for being authentic (actor/writer Brent Butt grew up in small-town Saskatchewan), Corner Gas was eventually brought to a close after its sixth season to allow the show to go out at the top of its game (a move which the cast and crew supported).Another notable aspect about the series is its wide range of cameos: from two Canadian prime ministers, two premiers of Saskatchewan and one mayor of Regina to Stanley Cup. It seems like Dog River is the most popular place in the country.
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While Karen the cop tries to break a cold case involving graffiti on the local water tower, Brent and Lacey have their hands full trying to revamp the bathrooms shared by the gas station and restaurant.
The episode was rated 8.35 from 77 votes.
As Oscar becomes obsessed with the new 'Claw' game at the bar, Lacey tries to deal with rats in the field behind the restaurant AND being rejected by the Dog River Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, Davis and Brent try to one-up each other by buying smaller and smaller cell phones.
The episode was rated 8.27 from 73 votes.
Emma keeps a watchful eye on the citizens of Dog River to ensure the town reigns supreme over Wullerton ('spit') in "Turn Off Your TV Week". Lacey and Oscar find a profitable way to break the rules and Karen and Davis hit the radio airwaves to help everyone cope. Brent finds a creative way to get through a week of no TV with the help of Hank and Wanda.
The episode was rated 8.25 from 32 votes.
Davis gets a lesson in sensitivity after Karen is offended by his blond jokes. Brent and Lacey try to convince Hank that superstitions are fake and Wanda takes on Emma's identity at the Rec Plex realizing that becoming Emma Leroy isn't as easy as she thought.
The episode was rated 8.24 from 29 votes.
When it is announced that Dog River Days has been canceled, Lacey enlists the help of Davis and Hank to save them. Emma asks Oscar to get rid of the stray cats in her garden, but the task proves more difficult than Oscar thought, and gives Karen a new reputation. Brent fakes an injury in Corner Gas to teach Wanda a lesson.
The episode was rated 8.24 from 25 votes.
Brent and Hank are on the outs after a trip to see their favorite comic book writer goes awry. Lacey's generous donations to the thrift store make the perfect gifts for Karen to celebrate her recent promotion. Oscar and Emma's new home alarm system causes more emergencies than Davis bargained for.
The episode was rated 8.22 from 27 votes.
Dog River, Saskatchewan is a town where not much happens and the locals like it that way. So, when Brent Leroy starts renting videos at his corner gas station and a big city girl from Toronto moves in to run the coffee shop next door it's either a sign of the apocalypse or a chance for Dog River to finally have a decent cup of coffee.
The episode was rated 8.22 from 131 votes.
A tax man arrives to investigate Oscar about fuel tax irregularities. Oscar plots with Hank to avoid paying any extra taxes. Davis sulks about no longer getting free coffee at the Ruby and decides to lash out by writing all sorts of parking tickets.
The episode was rated 8.20 from 103 votes.
As they kick off their season against a rival team from Stonewood, the local Dog River hockey team finds itself at a crossroads. Brent is a great goalie and is being taken for granted by his teammates, so when an offer from the rival team comes his way, he has to seriously consider his options. Meanwhile the other players are having trouble scoring and might need to take some advice from an unlikely hockey expert. Then team super-fan Emma learns the hard way that you should never mix cars, your husband and a hammer on game night.
The episode was rated 8.19 from 64 votes.
A windstorm changes the name of The Ruby; Wanda requires equal rights at work, leaving Brent with more problems than he'd expected; the results of a jam contest leave Oscar concerned about Emma.
The episode was rated 8.18 from 33 votes.
Oscar is on a mission to get rid of an errant mouse that has found its way into Corner Gas, but Davis has a soft spot for the little rodent. Wanda hurts her back, and both Emma and Karen try to help her, but aren't very successful. Lacey spoils things for Brent and Hank when they come up with a new game.
The episode was rated 8.18 from 40 votes.
When Wanda needs to go to the dentist in Saskatoon she gets Brent to baby-sit her son Tanner who is quite the problem child. While Brent baby-sits the rest of the town place bets on what will happen to him first.
The episode was rated 8.16 from 80 votes.
When Davis buys a classic table hockey game and sets it up at the DRPD, he finds that he's set events in motion that lead to the ultimate showdown... the Summit Series between Karen and Brent. The whole town takes sides in the tournament, and Hank decides that he now wants Karen as his role-model, after watching both her and Brent train. Lacey joins a new club and nominates Emma for some long-overdue recognition.
The episode was rated 8.13 from 38 votes.
Oscar becomes a school bus driver, and sets so many rules that the kids aren't the only ones having trouble keeping them straight. Hank talks Lacey into letting him advertise The Ruby; Wanda gets hooked on a new energy drink.
The episode was rated 8.13 from 38 votes.
Brent and Lacey try to figure out their relationship; Emma's on the warpath
The episode was rated 8.13 from 69 votes.
Lacey offers free Pilates classes to the people of Dog River but the town is strangely hostile to the idea. Then Brent and Hank's fashion worlds collide; Dog River's not big enough for two sharp-dressed men, so Hank comes up with a way of making sure they never steal each other's fashion thunder again. Meanwhile, Brent's dad Oscar takes steps to avoid being buried in a cheap looking coffin
The episode was rated 8.13 from 85 votes.
Hank believes a dog that helped him is The Littlest Hobo of TV fame, and sets about to prove it, but is constantly outwitted. Brent has problems deciding on what the travel mugs for Corner Gas and The Ruby should look like and thinks that he's being outwitted. Karen and Davis feel their position is threatened when some firefighters arrive in Dog River.
The episode was rated 8.13 from 47 votes.
The children's park in Dog River is going to the dogs, making it unsafe for the kids. Brent comes up with the idea of having a jelly bean jar contest, which everyone likes, until the jelly beans cause strife in the community. Davis relives some of his favourite movies when a convoy of truckers comes through Dog River. Hank joins a new club, which requires him to tell one little lie, which then leads to more and more lies; he somehow manages to involve Wanda into his web of deceit.
The episode was rated 8.12 from 41 votes.
Hank wants to attract more people to Dog River by building a World's Biggest something and roping Brent into it while Oscar thinks Lacey has a crush on him.
The episode was rated 8.12 from 75 votes.
Karen and Davis resort to bribery to find out what they're getting for Christmas. Lacey begins to doubt Wanda's friendship. Hank decides to practice Daylight Savings Time in Saskatchewan, even though the rest of the province doesn't.
The episode was rated 8.12 from 34 votes.
Last updated: jan 24, 2023
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