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Brent gets the first line of the series ("Want me to fill it up?") and Oscar gets the last line of the series ("Jackass!").

A widespread rumor reported in Canadian media erupted as the 4th season finale approached suggesting that the series was coming to an end. It turned out to be a publicity stunt for the final episode, which parodied series finale episodes. Renewal of the show for a 5th season was announced just prior to the episode's broadcast.

Several of the buildings in Rouleau appear throughtout the series; however, the gas station and diner building was a temporary structure built specifically for the series. It was demolished in November 2016.

The "surveillance bush" that Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) hides behind in her car in episode 1.1 "Ruby Reborn" doesn't actually exist, it was simply held up there by a crew member who was lying flat in the ditch. The bush appears in only one other episode - the finale, 6.19 "You've Been Great, Goodnight", and it once again had to be re-planted (footage of this event was featured in the "It's Been a Gas" special aired by CTV before the episode).

To promote the second season, cast members pumped gas in stations across Canada.

Then-Prime Minister Paul Martin made a guest appearance at the start of a third season episode in 2005. This marked the first time in Canadian history that a sitting prime minister had appeared in a sitcom. The episode aired the day before Martin's government was crippled by a report exposing a corruption scandal. His successor, Stephen Harper, appeared in an episode of the following season. Two sitting premiers of the province of Saskatchewan have also appeared in cameos.

In a bit of a sad coincidence, actress 'Janet Wright' (Emma Leroy) passed away in November of 2016. The same month that the show's set for Corner Gas and The Ruby was demolished.

The "surveillance bush" in Episode 1.1 needed to be planted specifically for the shot. As trees cannot self-seed in the heavy clay soil surrounding Rouleau, SK, where the series is shot, there were no suitable natural bushes available.

Dog River's rival town is named Wullerton, and every time it's mentioned anyone who hears it in Dog River spits. According to publicity for season 2, the reason for this was to have been revealed at the end of the second season, but never was.

All the main characters last names, (Brent)Leroy, (Hank)Yarbo, (Wanda)Dollard, (Lacey)Burrows, (Davis)Quinton and (Karen)Pelly are actually towns in Saskatchewan.

Corner Gas has the distinction of running for 107 episodes without a single major cast change, and all of the core cast members (i.e. those featured in the opening credits) appeared in every single episode.

While its actual location is never mentioned on the show, the fictitious town of Dog River, Saskatchewan has been described by Brent Butt as somewhere between Regina and Saskatoon. It is also said to be within driving distance of the city of Weyburn (which places it closer to Regina than Saskatoon).

A wager was made between the mayors of Vancouver, Larry Campbell (II), and Regina, Pat Fiacco, on a CFL football game (BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders). The winning mayor would get a cameo appearance in a television show filmed in the losing mayor's city; Fiacco would win a guest role on "DaVinci's Inquest" (filmed in Vancouver) or Campbell would win a guest role on "Corner Gas". Vancouver won but Campbell's cameo was never filmed.

Wanda's (Nancy Robertson) son Tanner is mentioned but never seen. In fact in episode 1.4 "Oh Baby!" that featured Brent attempting to babysit the boy, things were often shown from Tanner's point of view, and he never spoke.

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