Behind the Scenes - Howdy Neighbours banner


When Chuck and Trixie arrive at Robson Arms to take over ownership of the building, they announce their arrival with a banner over the front portico showing the na´ve and hopeful Canadian beaver and its paternal, yet menacing eagle guardian. Illustrator Neil Westlake's banner humorously foreshadows changes coming to Robson Arms, and slyly comments on Canadian - American relations. In the rough cut of the episode, the banner appeared only in a wide shot of the building, but later Gary Harvey re-shot a close-up to feature it. Good thing because it is so funny (and clever).