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Ever wonder what might happen if you hired
the other guys? You know, the guys with the rusted out pickup truck, the shifty
eyes and an aroma of beer-flavoured mouthwash masked only by the smell of a wet
ashtray. Well ride shotgun with Jim and Randy, two unemployable lowlifes turned
junk collectors in the six part webseries “Manuel Labour” and you’ll soon find out.
After being laid off, Jim, crustier than
year old bread, joins forces with his dim-witted nephew Randy to form Funk ‘n’ Junk, a no frills, get what you pay for junk removal company. What initially
seems like the best idea of their lives, quickly takes a turn for the worse as
the duo accidently kill a client’s cat, attempt to start a bedbug epidemic to
increase sales, use Howard Hughes’s robe for toilet paper, cross-dress in an
unconscious customer’s clothes and get busted for attempted murder… all the
while sparking a fictitious rivalry with a largescale junk removal company.
Jim’s the reluctant boss and owner of the
failing junk removal company, Funk ‘n’ Junk. A man of few words and even fewer
smiles, he spends more time plotting revenge against a rival junk company than
he does keeping his customers satisfied. Despite the relationship with his sole
employee and nephew Randy breaking down faster than his truck and believing that
an honest days work is for suckers, Jim still dreams of one day being on top.
The only thing bigger than Randy’s personality is his waistline and the only person more competent than him is… well just about anybody. When he’s not busy inadvertently ruining his uncle’s junk company one customer at a time, he’s busy being paranoid that the workers comp. “spies” are onto him and his fraudulent claim. Known for his unreciprocated love of women, Randy has been labelled a pervert by some. Perhaps wearing cat hair covered sweatpants and a fanny pack isn’t the best way to shake that moniker.
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The Cast & Crew:
Ryan Noel - The Notorious Newman Brothers
Fraser Brown - Demo Reel 2012
James McDougall - Budweiser Playoff Payoff