"Gopher It" was the 19th and final episode of the fourth season of Corner Gas, and the 69th in its history. It first aired on CTV on March 12, 2007. Some promotion for the show, particularly a TV spot set to Blue Rodeo's 1994 hit, "Bad Timing," as well as a press release from CTV, had some fans wondering if the series was coming to an unexpected end. The matter was soon cleared up by CTV.
Synopsis: With the mayoral election approaching, Fitzy wants the citizens of Dog River to come up with ways to bring more tourism to town. Surprisingly, Hank has the best idea of all, but it soon changes everyone's lives, some for the better, and others for the worse.
For their performances in this episode, Brent Butt, Lorne Cardinal, Fred Ewanuick, Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Nancy Robertson, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Janet Wright won the Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series on October 28, 2007. It was the cast's first win on its fourth nomination for the honor. Mark Farrell's script also earned him the Gemini for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series. Ratings-wise, the episode drew 2 million viewers, the highest ratings of the season, the highest-rated season finale ever, and the second-highest-rated episode in Corner Gas' history.
Just past the midway point of the episode, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a cameo appearance, just as his predecessor, Paul Martin, did in Season Three's "Fun Run."