Men with Brooms

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 04, 2010 on CBC
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In the series opener, problems arise when the team competes in a meat-spiel, where the first prize is a freezer full of meat. Pramesh, the team's lead, is a vegetarian and when his wife hears about the prize, she sets out keep her husband from eating meat by convincing Matt that her marriage would be ruined if Pramesh eats meat. Meanwhile, Gary takes a shine to April, the new accountant at his place of work.moreless

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    Renna Kaur

    Renna Kaur

    Pramesh & Rani's Daughter

    Guest Star

    Steed Crandell

    Steed Crandell

    Mike (Computer Guy)

    Guest Star

    Kalyn Bomback

    Kalyn Bomback

    Female Welder (Uncredited)

    Guest Star

    Paul Gross

    Paul Gross

    Chris Cutter / Narrator

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • 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.

    • NOTES (3)

      • 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

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • 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.

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