Harold Green, played by Patrick McKenna, makes frequent references to "Traders", the Canadian TV show about investment bankers, in which McKenna plays Marty Stephens.
In one episode, Edgar Montrose (Graham Greene) says that he saw the movie 'Dances with Wolves' and that the native guy should have got the Oscar. Greene himself played Kicking Bird in that film.
"Red Green" was the first Canadian television show watched in space, when a copy of the "Best of Red Green" video was brought to the Russian space station Mir. The video was trapped in the Spektr module following a Progress collision, and thus was never recovered. The videotape is now presumably at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, along with the rest of Mir.
The Lodges' cod-Latin motto is "Quando omni flunkus, mortati" - "When all else fails, play dead".
Creator/host Steve Smith loosely based the show on the outdoor fishing "The Red Fisher Show" (1965), a staple of Canadian television for many years.
Gordon Pinsent loosely based his character 'Hap Shaughnessy' on his real life brother, Hap Pinsent.
Bernice (Red's wife) is mentioned in almost every episode, but has only appeared onscreen once - and even then, we only see her hand and part of her arm (peeking around from behind the front door of their house).
Duct tape supplied by show sponsors 3M.
Starting in the 13th season, Don Harron appears as Lodge "charter member" Charlie Farquharson. Harron first played the character on "Hee Haw" (1969).
The baseball cap Hap wears has the logo for the Royal Canadian Regiment, which is a nod to Gordon Pinsent's own military service as a soldier in the Regiment during the early 1950s.
At the very end of the show, at the end of the very last episode, the Man's Prayer is changed to the following: "I'm a man, but I've changed, 'cause I had to. Oh, well."
Harold's full name is Harold Dortman Spooner Mepps Green.
In an obvious nod to his many fans in the "good ole' lower 48", Red chooses the enormously popular American patriotic tune "Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa as the song that he blasts over his "gigawatt amp/speaker system".
In the final scene, Bill appears in the Lodge, in color, for the first time since the second season of the show.