Men with Brooms

Season 1 Episode 7

Big Changes

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 15, 2010 on CBC
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Big Changes
Gary overhears Office Manger Joan Parson telling April that there are big changes coming at the plant and, with a little encouragement from April, jumps to the conclusion that he might be getting laid off, so he sets out to prove his worth to the company in a way that has unintended consequences. At the store, Rani is happy to have Pramesh help with the books in the hopes that he will fail. When he does a great job, she is upset over her space being invaded and decides to get him back by taking up curling.moreless

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    Darren Ross

    Darren Ross

    Renovation Guy

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    Matthew Ten Bruggencate

    Matthew Ten Bruggencate

    German Man

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    Paul Gross

    Paul Gross


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Matt: No curling tonight – that's a bummer.
        Gary: Yes, it is.
        Matt: You know what, it's a major...bummer.
        Gary: You ah, you need to update your slang.
        Matt: Yeah, it just makes me so...bummed out.
        Gary: Hope it doesn't freak your bean.
        Matt: What?
        Gary: Nothing - keep on truckin'.
        Matt: Good advice.

      • (arriving at the club)
        Bill: Something's weird in here.
        Tannis: Well, you're here.
        Bill: That's on it. Something just feels wrong.
        Tannis: Again, I've got to go with you. You're the wrong thing.

      • (on her way home)
        April: What are you still doing here – it's after 5:00, ooh, or is my watch broken? It's my watch, isn't it? Stupid thing.
        Gary: Nah, I'm just staying late, you know, trying to catch up on some of this paperwork that's been piling up lately...over the last two years.
        April: Seriously? (picks up a piece of paper) Oh yeah, (laughs) I remember when the GST was 7%.

    • NOTES (1)

      • 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 the day after they air and the synopsis presented at 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.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • 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.