A decade before Red Green became a very successful show in its own right, the character created by Steve Smith appeared as a recurring skit on the old Canadian TV variety show "Smith & Smith" which aired on CHCH-TV in the early 1980's. This clip is one of Red's earliest appearances on Smith & Smith, from around 1980. As you'll see, frankly, it's nothing like the hit show which came later. No nephew Harold, no other characters at all, just Red rambling on for several minutes. Rather dull and corny I must say, but I thought I'd share it to show at least a bit of the genesis of the Red Green character.