The Towns of Corner Gas — Wullerton

Brent Butt et al, creators and writers of the Corner Gas show, used Saskatchewan place names quite liberally and sometimes craftily. Often it was very subtle and only Saskatchewan people would have noticed. For instance, there was the episode where little David Kindersley broke his leg.

Anyhooo…

I’ll end this blog series with good old Wullerton. You won’t find Wullerton on any maps, for the only place it exists is in every small-town resident’s mind. I thought this description was very appropriate:

 

Wullerton


Wullerton

 

 

Wullerton (spit) is the rival town of Dog River. The rivalry is so intense that whenever anyone in Dog River mentions the name ‘Wullerton'(spit), they instinctively spit on the ground. Wullerton (spit) does not behave the same way.  In the episode that Davis is forced to take a job as a cop in Wullerton(spit), Davis tells his new partner that he used to work in Dog River and then spits.  His new partner then says, “Why’d you do that?” – leading you to believe that Wullerton(spit) residents don’t have the same rivalry with Dog River. In the film, Wullerton(spit) is seen for the first time. The reason Dog Riverites hate it so much: Wullerton(spit) is a squeaky-clean, creepy, Stepford Wives-ish town where everyone is excessively nice and clean and helpful.

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