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Nuts and Bolts

After an ad executive loses it all, he chooses to take a job at the local hardware store.

Toronto, ON
7.17 (125)

Week #1 Show Teaser Nuts and Bolts

Created by: Howard Pressburger, Shana Sandler, Josh Tizel, and Peter Ivaskiv. With E. Robert Andstein, and the lovely and incomparable Howard Jerome.

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Hotshot advertising executive Howard, just wanted what everyone else did, fame, wealth, and power. But when he loses his job, his wife, his money and his house, he ends up back in his hometown. Determined to put the nuts and bolts of his life back together, Howard takes a job at the local mom and pop hardware store, where he discovers that the true essence of humanity just might be found near the toilet plungers. Based on true stories and anecdotes culled from Howard’s (yes, he’s a real guy!) years of working at a real life hardware store, Nuts and Bolts proves that mundane things are more important than you ever imagined and purpose can sometimes be found in little paper bags.


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Howard Pressburger

Writer, Creative Director

Occasional Canadian actor since The Littlest Hobo. Project manager, account executive and marketing wonk. Retail manager and problem solver. People person. Let's go for coffee.

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Shana Sandler

Writer, Creative Advisor

Writer and comedienne. Hand model and yoga instructor.

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Josh Tizel

Producer, Writer

Television producer and director. Comedy writer. Hard worker, loyal husband, all around fine person.

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Ratings & Reviews

Ratings (125)

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Reviews (37)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Overall it was just ok, had some funny puns in there but thats it
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    Gail S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Week 5 is funny in a weird sort of way. That's what makes your show so different and makes me keep coming back to see what's next.
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    Paul H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very intelligent comedy! We need more shows like this.
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    Andrew B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Best thing I've seen on TV since Rick Mercer.
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    Shayne R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Teaser was hilarious. Differentiator was Different!
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    Larissa R.
    posted 10 years ago

    I love the concept and the characters. Very dry humour, and huge potential for irreverent characters. I'm hoping to see some Jewish comedy schtick, you guys are brilliant at that. It would add a really neat cultural twist to the show...
    Maybe Howard's mother comes to visit the store?
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    nigel w.
    posted 10 years ago

    Nicely shot. Funny. Truthful. Daft. Yes please.
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    Marty W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the "characters" involved and of course the hardware story line.
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    Lawrence S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Good stuff!
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    Josh H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love this idea, hope to see it go through! High brow comedy is way less common than some of these more juvenile alternatives, Comedy channel has enough of that crap already
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    Lital H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Loved the Professor and his astute message!
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    lynn s.
    posted 10 years ago

    a hoot!!!
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    Ed N.
    posted 10 years ago

    great title, and great set, in a hardware store. sounds like my life, after i retired. hope you guys go far, maybe to top 10. i'm voting for you. good luck
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    Frances E.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Tania G.
    posted 10 years ago

    I'd watch these!
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    Susan H.
    posted 10 years ago

    They need to be tightened
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    mass n.
    posted 10 years ago

    What better setting than a hardware store to meet wacky characters in unique situations.
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    Sean M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Dry and infinitely wet with possibilities. Can't wait to be a "customer".
    Homegrown talent from just out of left field, across the street near the local fave diner!
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    Emilie L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great teaser! Let's see Nuts and Bolts advance!
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    Matt B.
    posted 10 years ago

    What a great concept for a show - look forward to seeing more!
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    Myke M.
    posted 10 years ago

    The "gent behind the counter" as a kind of straight-faced court jester-character is an appealing prospect. No one can mediate the natural humour of everyday interactions like those in the customer service industry. I'd be interested to see some of these stories on screen!
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    Debbie C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great concept ... I love it!!
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    Nancy B.
    posted 10 years ago

    I can relate
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    J-P T.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the character. There's so much potential here. Can't wait to see how it all plays out!
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    Jordan H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Having been in a similar position to Howard, life can get really funny. Looking forward to where this concept goes...
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    David S.
    posted 10 years ago

    brilliant and not like anything else!
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    Diane M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I know this show's gonna be funny!
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    Jennifer S.
    posted 10 years ago

    The teaser looks like it'll be a hit! Looking forward to more!
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    Paul A.
    posted 10 years ago

    Sooooo promising! The opportunities for a large cast of characters would keep this fresh for a long time.
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    Alan G.
    posted 10 years ago

    Could be excellent. Need more jokes, which i assume are on their way.
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    Emma H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it!!!
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    Jack H.
    posted 10 years ago

    the characters that come in gives potential but a single location like that could be difficult after a few episodes
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    Lisa H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Want to see more and how the character develops, as well as "regulars" who come into the store. Great potential for humour!
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    Shana S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Thank you viewers for taking the time to rate and comment. This show is for you, so supporting its development with honest and constructive feedback is a tremendous support and much appreciated. Looking forward to sharing more from the Hardware Store!
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    Grayson G.
    posted 10 years ago

    I like the "fish out of water idea," but this fish doesn't look too out of water. I think the main character should look more like a advertising executive and less like a hardware store clerk already.
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    Hannah D.
    posted 10 years ago

    This looks great!
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    Donal O.
    posted 10 years ago

    I just kept chuckling at the completely myopic and self-obsessed character. It just went on...and on...and on.....without getting stale.
    The West Annex News lets their readers know about Nuts and Bolts and how they can support this project.
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