On the surface, there’s not all that much to say about Long Bay. It’s small town, much like any one of a thousand other small towns that dot the country – the corner doughnut shop, the struggling economy, the small manufacturers, the crazy characters … and the local five-sheet curling club with carpet from the forties and greasy fish & chips.
But you can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge Long Bay by its surface. Men With Brooms picks up the ongoing story of Long Bay through the adventures and misadventures of four careworn young men brought together by a love of “shuffleboard-on-ice.” And while not great curlers, they’re frequent curlers – and what they lack in skill they make up for in enthusiasm.
Gary and his rink (a.k.a team - it's confusing) compete in a meat spiel - a conflict for Pramesh, the group's only vegetarian.
Gary is shocked that his Long Bay past hasn't been as well preserved as he would have thought.
April and Matt agree to become ``quit buddies''; Gary joins in the pop abstinence.
After April spends 10 hours doing Gary's taxers in an emergency, he finds himself indebted to her and having to do a series of favours for her, until Matt cooks up an idea to balance the ledger. Meanwhile, Rani makes an upset Pramesh the Employee of the Month at the business they co-own and Bill struggles with mid-life crisis when an article in the local paper overstates his age by a decade.
Gary and his team are up against an enemy; April fights injustice when she's refused a bonus doughnut.
Bill isn't happy about a local hero coming back to town; Gary puts his safety in danger.
Word around Tillcrest is that "big changes" are coming, and Gary is convinced that means lay-offs.
April needs a date for an upcoming wedding and Gary, always scared of even a hint of commitment, does his best to avoid going
A low rating in "Humour in the Workplace" sets Gary on a mission to prove he's funny - no matter how painful it may be to those around him.
Gary starts trailing Pramesh around town.
Gary is jealous; Rani and Tannis become gym buddies.