Corner Gas, Episode 28: Rock On!

  • The Writers – Brent Butt & Chris Finn
  • Director – Wendy Hopkins
  • A brief synopsis – Lacey discovers the truth about Dog River’s name.  Brent, Wanda and Hank reform the band, Thunderface, not everyone is happy about this.  Oscar claims that a famous country singer stole his song, Davis disputes the claim.
  • The best line – Oscar: Fine!  But I’m writing this Dewey McCloud a letter.  He’s going to learn that when you mess with the bull-  Emma: You get a letter?
  • The best moment – Emma knitting while Thunderface plays in the bar.
  • The best storyline – I’m going with the ever-aggrieved Oscar, insisting that a national country star is another in the long line of people who’ve done him wrong.
  • Notable guest appearance – Colin James was unfortunate enough to try out for guitar when they needed a drummer.  Brent kicks The Tragically Hip out of his garage so he can give his band a place to play.
  • Em’s Favorite Character – Davis because he wanted to go to that concert so bad, he had to pretend that he was going to help Oscar.
  • El’s Favorite Character –  Lacey because she had to ask so many people about how Dog River got its name.
  • Grade – A

This one is an easy “A” for the fluidity that each character melding several stories into one cohesive masterpiece.  Davis and Karen work so well together and against each other, and Emma, ever the rock of the show, always placid when everyone else is threatening to lose their marbles. That Wanda, Brent and Hank played in a crappy band is no surprise, but having Davis play drums competently, and then Karen play excellently is wonderful.  Top it off with Oscar grouching all over the place while Lacey digs a little too deep for the truth, you have a classic.

The Tragically Hip’s best song:

Colin James’ best song:

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One thought on “Corner Gas, Episode 28: Rock On!

  1. Hi!
    After stumbling across your site and saw you mention Corner gas I decided to look at some episodes.
    Really like it. Not as good as some more hysterical shows that makes you laugh out loud (say Coupling) but a nice chuckle.

    Currently some episodes into season 3 and I noticed something.
    Every single female actor (I think including Emma) has pink makeup in their face.
    What’s up with that? Looks like über white-thrash or just really whorey. Especially since it’s in every single female face. Starting to make me nauscious :/ hope they stop it.

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