Men with Brooms

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  • S 1 : Ep 12

    How They Got Here

    Aired 12/13/10

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Ex-Factor

    Aired 12/6/10

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Space Wars

    Aired 12/6/10

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Love, Smells, Funny

    Aired 11/29/10

  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Wedding Knells

    Aired 11/29/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brendan Gall

    Gary

  • Siobhan Murphy

    April

  • William C. Vaughan

    Matt

  • Anand Rajaram

    Pramesh

  • Joel Keller

    Bill

  • show Description
  • A spin-off of the feature film "Men With Brooms," this new sitcom features four close friends who enjoy hi-jinks and beer while curling in the fictional town of Long Bay, Ontario. Paul Gross guest stars, reprising his role of pro curler Chris Cutter.

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  • Quotes (35)

    • Gary: Hey, you must be the new accountant. Mike: No, I'm just setting up the computer. April: I'm the new accountant. Gary: Oh. (laughs nervously) Wow. So, I did the thing where I assume the dude that does the thing has to be a man. April: It's OK, it happens all the time. In the seventies. Gary: Look, I know women can be accountants, OK? I, I don't want you to think I'm anti-woman accountant. April: Oh, I just thought you were kind of oblivious. Gary: Glad I made an impression. (extends his hand) Gary, loading dock. April: April, world's first female accountant. Gary: Great.

    • Bill: I'm a great curler. Tannis: I'd say you're a frequent curler.

    • Tannis: You may not be the best curler, but you're a good club manager. A reasonably good one. You put in an effort. A reasonable effort. Bill: I hate it when you try to be nice. Tannis: Yeah, that's why I don't do it often.

    • (while showing April around town) Gary: This is the street I grew up on. April: Oh! OK. We've seen this so we should ... Gary: It gets even better. This was my house. April: Wow. You grew up in a house? How do you relate to regular people?

    • Bill: Hey, no sleeping. Tannis: I'm not sleeping, I'm meditating. (hands Bill a book) Bill: The Ta-O.. Tannis: Tao, The Tao Way of Wealth. It's ancient Chinese stuff updated to make it useful. Bill: How's it work? Tannis: I just clear my mind and the universe gives me free stuff.

    • (complaining about the quailty of the club's board games) Pramesh: I was just trying to play Scrabble and look, there's only one letter. Tannis: It is a Q, that's 10 points. Pramesh: It limits the strategy of the game when there's only a Q.

    • April: (discovering that the pop machine is empty) Just call the damn number (on the side of the machine), I need a pop. Gary: Yikes! April: Sorry, sorry, sorry. It's just, I drink a lot of diet pop, or else I get headaches and um, apologize a lot. Matt: Yes, headaches. Do you ever get the headache where it feels like you have a headache but it's beside your head? April: Yes! Yeah, and, and you get really grumpy. Matt: Oh yeah, I get grumpy and sneezy and sleepy and dopey - I get all the dwarves. April: Maybe we shouldn't be drinking this stuff. Gary: Guys, it's diet pop. It's not like you're hooked on drugs, or Super Mario Kart.

    • April: You know what, I'm gonna quit. Matt: I didn't know that. April: Well, I just decided right now. Matt: Well, you know what? April: You're gonna quit too. Matt: How'd you know that? Gary: You guys are starved for drama in your lives.

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    Notes (13)

    • The following are additional credits that appear at the end of each episode: AJ Kent, FTM (Film & Television Manitoba) Intern Nick Iannelli, VP, Inside Sales and Customer Service Post Production Facility: Deluxe Post Production Insurance Services Provided By: FrontRow Insurance Brokers Ltd. Financial Services Provided By: Royal Bank of Canada Clearances Services Provided By: Marshall Plumb Research Payroll Services Provided By: EP Canada

    • The following are additional credits that appear at the end of each episode:

      Serendipity Point Films
      Head of Finance: Aida Tannyan
      Director of Publicity and Promotion: Wendy Saffer
      Director of Business Affairs: Ben Murray
      Entertainment One
      VP of Production: Nicole Butler
      Production Finance: Vanessa Steinmetz

      Frantic Films
      Business Affairs: Shaun Johnson

    • Acknowledgment is given to the following at the end of each episode: Curling at the Huntsville Club [1960] (Archives of Ontario, RG 65-35-3, 11764-X4121-1)

      Men Curling [1901] (Archives of Ontario, C 7-3, 2023)

      University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

      Curling supplies generously supplied by ASHAM

    • Graham Wagner, who guest stars in this episode as a young curler, is one of the regular Story Editors for the show.

    • Renee Percy, who guest stars in this episode as a curling mom, is one of the regular Story Editors for the show. She also wrote the previous episode, Sweet Victory.

    • An unusual release scenario occurred with this episode. Episode 5 of the series, Sweet Victory, aired on CBC TV on November 1st. The episodes are released on cbc.ca the day after they air and the synopsis presented at cbc.ca is for Sweet Victory, but when the link to play the episode is clicked, Big Changes, which is not due to be televised until November 15th, plays.

    • Paul Mather, who guest stars in this episode as a skip, is the show's creator and one of its executive producers.

    • This is the first of two back-to-back new episodes and airs at 8:00 PM ET, 30 minutes before its regular time.

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    Trivia (2)

    • We find out Bill's last name is Sullivan and he is 42 years old.

    • We find out that in this episode April's last name is Stilton.

    Allusions (11)

    • Charlotte's Web Matt is referring to the 1952 children's novel written by American author E. B. White. It is a story about a pig named Wilbur, who is the runt of his litter and destined for slaughter. Charlotte is an intelligent spider who saves Wilbur by writing messages in her web praising him in order save him. The novel was made into an animated feature in 1973 and a live-action film in December 15, 2006, at which time a video game based on the film was also released. In 2000, Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time.

    • Super Mario Kart Gary is referring to the go-kart racing video game originally created by Nintendo EAD for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the first of the Mario Kart series of video games and it debuted in 1992.

    • I get grumpy and sneezy and sleepy and dopey - I get all the dwarves. Matt is referring to Walt Disney's Snow White and the Dwarfs, a 1937 film based a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and the first Disney's many classic films. The seven dwarfs are: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey.

    • Crocodile Dundee Traveling Pants Huffed & Puffed / Pricess Pea / ran to Grandma's house (Bill)

    • Dick Venn Diagram This is likely a take-off on the name of Dick Van Dyke A Venn or set diagram, which Gary had made to impress the office manager, is generally a group of overlapping circles designed to show relationships between groups of items.

    • Yoda, Skywalker, Jar Jar Binks Matt is referring to characters from the Star Wars series of movies. Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi Matt is referring to the Karate Kid series of movies. Mr. Kesuke Miyagi (Pat Morita) was a Japanese master and teacher of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). Mr. Miyagi's character appeared in four films: The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and The Next Karate Kid (1994).

    • Schadenfreude April is referring to the German word for pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. The word is derived from the German Schaden for damage and Freude for joy.

    • Knights of the Round Table Bill

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