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Canada's Worst Craftsman 5 - Canada's Worst Handyman 5

Canada's Worst Craftsman 5 was the fifth season of the Canadian reality television show Canada's worst craftsman, which aired on the Discovery Channel. As in previous years, five people nominated by their family or friends enter the artisan rehabilitation center to improve their artisan skills. This year, the Handyman Rehabilitation Center is located in the Delta Upsilon fraternity on Central Avenue in London, Ontario. As in the previous season, participants will need to buy the 245 supplies they need, this time to renovate individual rooms in the fraternity house. The group challenges this season focus on renovating a central kitchen. Several changes were made for this season: participants were given full access to a computer for information purposes during the challenges, and nominees were not allowed to make suggestions to their nominees. It is also the first time since season one that the nominators are absent at the end of the episode when the best are improved and the worst are named.

Experts |

  • Geoff Woodmansey was in the craft for most of his life. One of his most recent projects was on the TV show Junk Raiders shown where he and others tried to renovate a loft using only recycled and reclaimed materials.
  • Gail Prosser-Craig is the carpenter of the show. She was trained in carpentry and currently runs a renovation company made up entirely of women.

Attendees

  • Angela Finseth, 30, a mother of three Children from Spruce Grove, Alberta (near Edmonton) was bitten by the decor flaw, but the quality of their renovation leaves much to be desired. Indeed, her husband and nominator is supposed to be Matt Hanley, an audio technician, disgusted with their processing. However, it is often his attitude that leads them to abandon the projects. As the season progresses, it becomes clear that Matt wants Angela (the only candidate) to fail so she can stop doing manual labor.
  • Deen Flett, 38, a youth worker and former professional hockey player from High Prairie, Alberta (as of the time it was recorded; since then, at the time of airing, he's moved to Stony Plain, Alberta, both near Edmonton), is completely clueless when it comes to Tools leave without knowing what they are and what they are used for. His twinbrother Doug takes him to rehab because he doesn't want to free him from manual difficulties. Deen is also distantly related to the former candidate Merle Auger from season one, since Merle is Deen's brother-in-law's cousin.
  • Cory Goertzen, 27, an auto mechanic from Burns Lake, British Columbia, is a person who goes through projects to finish them off. His fiancée has his short temper Kim Pettigrew causes nominating him based on his attitude, and he just accepted it to prove her wrong.
  • Simon Larade, 63, a retired school teacher from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is excited about the renovation of Houses . According to his 37-year-old wife and original nominator Linda the passion may be there, but the ability to get things done isn't so much that it stopped Simon (the oldest nominee overall) from doing projects on the ground floor of her home. Linda was only able to take part in the first half of the rehab course due to other obligations and was supported in the second half by the couple's son, Joey, replaced.
  • Matt Webb, 24, a former soldier from Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, is a self-described hillbilly. Handicraft is in his blood; He had built his house from scratch. His friend and nominator Keith MacNeil (in the series as Called Silent Keith because he went through almost the entire series without a word; the only exception is the Frat House Bender: Part 2 Challenge in Episode 6) believes this however it is all in vain as his house is crooked and nothing is done right.

Summary

Attendees
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Cory Kim IN THE IMP IN THE IN THE IN THE WORST IN THE
Deen Doug IMP IN THE IN THE IN THE IN THE IN THE CWH
Frosted Keith WORST IN THE IN THE IN THE IMP IN THE IN THE
Simon Linda / Joey IN THE WORST WORST IMP IN THE IMP IN THE
CWH - The contestant is Canada's worst handyman.
Worst - The candidate is the worst in the episode.
NOM - The candidate's nominator is the worst of the episode.
IN - The candidate was considered the worst for this episode.
IMP - The candidate is the most improved of the episode.

Episode 1: The Frat Pack

It originally aired May 3, 2010

Participants arrive at the Handyman Rehabilitation Center, where the nominators will be waiting for them with their color-coded hats: Angela in pink, Simon in red, Cory in yellow, Matt in orange and Deen in blue. You'll also be greeted at the door by Andrew and through a video monitor from former Delta Upsilon alumnus Alan Thicke, who lived in the house while studying at the University of Western Ontario. The five rooms to be renovated are on the second floor of Canada's Worst Frat House. In each room there is a folder with a description of the 31 challenges that the nominees will overcome, as well as a monitor with a picture of Thicke.

  • To enter : The first task is to enter the rooms, which are all boarded up on the outside. While Matt can easily enter by pushing open the door behind the boards, Deen tries to open the door with a hockey stick before switching gears and cutting the boards with a circular saw (as shown in the following episode, the crew got him stopped halfway through the show when it was found he was holding his hand only inches from the blade). Cory gets in by tearing apart all the wood with a chainsaw. Simon and Angela both enter by loosening the screws that secure the planks to the door frame, but Simon is done much quicker.
  • shop : For the second year running, nominees will travel to Canadian Tire, where they will each receive $ 4,000 to find and purchase the 245 items needed for their 31 upcoming challenges. Cory, trying to cheat by asking a Canadian Tire employee to choose all of his tools, manages to be creative with the bookkeeping and goes slightly over budget but enough that the difference is made by Canadian Tire's money is covered, which he gets back. Matt (180/245) gets a couple of items that aren't on the list and intends to build a bar in the room. Simon (104/245) goes over budget while Nominator Matt insists on buying more expensive tools (and other arguments), causing Angela to go over budget too (the number of items she was given not specified). Deen (57/245) has the worst trip, Doug collects all 57 items.
  • Home Challenge: The Trunk : Participants must build a trunk prior to entering rehab that can support their own weight from a sheet of plywood and a selection of hinges, handles, and other fasteners. Despite promising starts from everyone (Matt's plan is not to waste wood) everyone fails when they find that their lids are too small for the boxes they made. Also, Angela is cutting the floor to her garage when she uses a circular saw to cut her plywood that was laid on the floor. Cory cuts his wood with a chainsaw, Simon with several saws, after the frustration of running a table saw led him to switch to a jigsaw.
  • The workbench : Participants need to create a workbench to start their project. Cory is the first to finish, but his bench is just one sheet of plywood and four 2x4's for legs. Matt's workbench is a single sawhorse that must be combined with its ladder and a piece of plywood to form a bench. Deen's idea of ​​a cube with a point is a pass that even supports Andrew's weight. Simon's workbench is too low, but otherwise fine. Angela fails when it is "a little shaky" because of a short leg.
  • Group challenge: demolition : This year's group challenges focus on demolishing the first floor kitchen. Everyone starts tearing things apart as Matt and Cory rip up the dishwasher with the plumbing and power still plugged in, posing a potentially fatal hazard. After Andrew punished Andrew for electrical safety, he continues to act ad hoc and deserves the team another punishment from the experts if a hood almost falls on them.

At the final checks, Cory's workbench is heavily criticized and admits that he doesn't take criticism lightly (although Andrew and the experts point out that brutal honesty is kept in check as the series progresses). Deen's workbench receives praise, while Angela's workbench receives a small criticism for not dropping her legs flush on the floor. Simon admits he lacks organization and Matt admits that he was the worst episode after the group challenge as he felt his efforts both in his workbench (which he rebuilt but still failed) ) and were "half-hearted" in the group challenge. "Experts agree that the worst depends on who committed more security breaches as a result - Geoff chose Matt to unplug a running dishwasher without turning off the power and standing on a stove, and Gail chose Cory to Using a chainsaw indoors in a confined space. In the end, Matt is labeled the worst, while Deen is cited as the best improved of the episode, as the workbench was built that exceeded the "no-trunk." For his homework needs Matt build a new workbench and put the phrase “Am I finished?” On the walls of his room until he thought it was completely complete, admitting various incomplete projects around the house.

Web extras for this episode:

  • Andrew answers your questions : Between seasons, viewers can ask questions about Andrew on the Discovery Channel website Canada's Worst Craftsman or Face Canada's Worst Driver that he would answer on the show. The questions answered included the following:
    • Regarding a "Worst of the Worst" series, Andrew responds that it swam around but never acted. He notes that by the end of this season there would have been five contestants who would have been named Canada's Worst Craftsman, making a "worst of the worst" season for Canada's Worst Craftsman could take place as early as next season.
    • In terms of who is the worst of the four candidates that have been dubbed Canada's Worst Crafters so far, Andrew is simply postponing the answer to a "worst of the worst" season result.
    • In terms of why there is no candidate for Canada's Worst Driver or Canada's Worst Craftsman from Newfoundland and Labrador, the only province that has not been represented in the history of the two shows together (which has since become Santana Pike in Canada's Worst Driver 10 (none of the territories were also on the show), Andrew states that there hasn't been a "Newfie colleague" who got anywhere close in the nomination process, so he believes Newfoundlanders are simply better drivers and craftsmen .
    • Regarding how the experts interacted with attendees, Gail states that attendees often leave clutter in their work, making the construction site seem unprofessional. However, she also defends the participants, stating that they need to be nurtured in terms of their skills.
  • The new nominees : Andrew gives his opinion on the new nominees, in particular that the nominees (apart from Deen) are more experienced (in terms of handicrafts) but less qualified. In particular, those nominees who had no instructions on how to proceed right and wrong accepted mistakes as right because they did not know anything else. (As a result, the experts often demand a higher standard than in previous years.) As in previous seasons, he also gives a brief overview of each of the participants and their quirks.
  • Geoff's Take (2) : Geoff manages to express his opinion on the participants after numerous mishaps. He notes that the number of breakdowns, including burning tools, is a major concern this season. Another major issue this year was the age of the home, which was particularly prominent with the upcoming electrical challenges where the various types of wiring were found to be considered dangerous not only for the attendees but also for the home .

Episode 2: High ideas

It originally aired May 10, 2010

At the beginning of the episode, Andrew notes that the house in question was abandoned by Delta Upsilon in 2008, two years before the series was shot. In addition, the cameramen had to stop filming at various points in the first episode because the attendees were using unsafe tools, which prompted the experts to teach attendees a lesson on tool safety.

  • The loft bed : After a lesson on framing, students will need to build a loft bed (essentially an inner deck) using lag screws to secure the frame to a post from which a sheet of plywood is placed on top to support the bed mattress. Matt makes this easy as he has experience building decks. Deen passes by even after doing some work despite incorrectly measuring his plywood cover. The rest, however, doesn't go so well. Simon admits he failed after not supporting the outside corner. Cory, ambitious to decorate the posts after quickly completing the structure, fails after admitting not to read the instructions on the post cover. Angela fails after her husband Matt tricked her into tearing down the walls in order to attach the bed to the wall.
  • The Loft bed ladder: To complete the loft bed, the participants have to build a ladder out of ABS piping. Deen was given pipes but no T-joints to make the rungs; some were made available to him so that he would not fail. Andrew hits everyone (especially Simon) for failing to read the glue instructions when assembling the ladder. Matt fails because he bought PVC glue instead of ABS glue (which would mean the adhesion was temporary at best). Cory fails when his glue sets before putting the entire ladder together. Deen also fails when he admitted that he never closed the lid of the glue during the entire time he was using it, which allowed the glue to harden. Angela and Simon also fail, although Simon learns an important lesson from reading the instructions.
  • The closet door : Participants must resize a hollow core door for their closet before hanging it. However, Deen asks for his lesson (taught by Gail) how to cut open the door to resize it so it can be repeated before he begins. After the resizing itself is done without incident, participants take a break for the day before installing the door the next day. Deen fails when his closet door will not close because the hinges are not installed properly, and Angela expects a similar result. Matt discovers that his door has been cut too short, while Cory discovers that his door has been cut too tight. Simon also fails because the door is not locked.
  • The Cabinet : The participants have to assemble a master industry-compatible housing. Matt fails when he accidentally installs a component upside down. After repeatedly persuading him to read Kim's instructions, Cory passes quickly. Angela discovers that her doors have been installed upside down and are failing. Simon also fails to read instructions while Deen fails after trying to postpone his cabinet until the group challenge.
  • Group challenge: the kitchen cabinets : Deen and his "wolf pack" have to frame the kitchen island and hang up the cupboards. Cory cracks on Deen's unfinished closet while Simon and Angela assemble the other four closets and Matt does the framing. However, Deen's disappearance after issuing his first orders leads Matt and Cory to mutiny, leading Angela and Simon, who have accomplished nothing frustrated, to join them in the mutiny. Deen returns to find none of the others at work, and none of the work gets done in the three hours allotted for the challenge, even after the other four return.

At the final inspection, Simon and Deen both admit to having defeated. Geoff is not present at the final inspection for personal reasons, so Gail and Andrew have to do the final inspections without him. Matt thanks Gail for "butt kicking" after the glue debacle (forced to reassemble the ladder with the right glue in his spare time) while Cory manages to fix his projects in his spare time. Simon and Angela are punished for beds that fall apart, while Deen admits Gail a growing passion for building. Cory is said to be the best improved at finding the time to fix his mistakes, while Simon is said to be the worst for not following instructions (although Andrew claims Deen's lack of guidance was far worse than anything Simon did). As a homework assignment, Simon must read instructions for reading instructions.

Episode 3: On a bender

It originally aired May 17, 2010

Since the last episode, Deen's name "Wolf Pack" has stayed with everyone else, with the group challenges being nicknamed "Wolf Pack Challenges" this season. Even the gold hard hat is adorned with the label "Wolf Pack Leader" (and the best-improved one, which is referred to as such) and the trophy for Canada's Worst Craftsman, which adopts the "Wolf Pack" theme.

  • The metal studs : Participants must build a wall with these bolts after taking a building with metal studs lesson. However, an important part was left out during the class: the detail of attaching a reinforcement channel to the wall. Even so, all participants can easily determine how to install the reinforcement duct (cut too long, bend excess and screw it on). Despite some minor difficulty in aligning the holes in the studs for the duct, as well as attaching the stud wall to the walls of the room, they all eventually happen.
  • The drywall : After another lesson, participants have to attach the drywall to their new stud wall and apply plaster. The silent Keith takes the opportunity to take a nap as Matt easily comes by without his help. Cory initially has a scary moment where cutting corner beads almost cost his eye, but afterward fails to hand-mix his drywall mud instead of using his drill. Angela walks past despite her husband, while Deen, after realizing he built his wall three inches too high for his liking, fails because he is running out of time. For Simon, who wants to close a hole in the wall with his wall, he also has to put in a steel grille to close the large gap between the edge of the wall and the wall. While plastering, realizing that steel mesh is not the most suitable job, he writes off his challenge, claiming he would need five layers of plaster instead of the usual three.
  • The Frat House Bender : Participants must bend the electrical wire to form a frame for a chair before attaching old skateboards to the frame for the seat and back. In addition, the expert chair can be used as a reference model. Matt deviates a little from the design to make lap dancing easier and manages (with Linda demonstrating Matt's intent) to fit. Deen also deviates entirely from the chair by building a bench. He fails. Cory builds the chair exactly according to the reference model and walks by, but he feels a little dissatisfied from the ordeal (Cory later credits this for not getting a lap dance). Simon, who at some point tried to drill a hole with the inverted drill, fails when he runs out of time. Once again, Angela and Matt's negativity causes the couple to fail.
  • The motorized shelf : Participants need to install a shelf that is raised and lowered using an electric motor. The key to passing is locating the ceiling joists, which Matt easily finds with small drill holes with a screw (instead of a drill) after failing to find the joists with a stud finder. Assembly follows quickly and it goes by easily. The others make much bigger holes when they find the beams: Angela and Simon with drywall saws, Deen and Cory with sledgehammers. Due to the cost of repairing the plastered ceiling, even if the shelves work, the rest will fail. However, Deen also fails when he decides to cut off his mounting bracket, voiding the device's warranty. Simon fails because he is running out of time.
  • Group challenge : The kitchen island : Cory's "Wolf Pack Challenge" requires him to get the group to permanently assemble the kitchen island, add sheet aluminum to the frame, and install the island's plumbing. While Geoff oversees Deen and Simon as they cut the coating (Geoff teaches Deen how to use a metal grinder and reciprocating saw), Andrew teaches Matt how to use plastic tubing. After a while he pulls Angela to help him. Cory's hands-on guidance quickly pays off as the challenge ends on time.

At the final inspection, Simon admits that nothing worked and that everything is disorganized. Angela is advised to follow instructions, while Cory admits he has no excuse for opening too much of his ceiling while Deen is tasked with modifying his elevator. An angry Geoff finds it unsafe to use and orders Deen to take it down. No serious criticisms were passed on to Matt, but Angela is said to be the most improved on Matt as Matt appears to have done all of his duties before. Worst of all, for the second episode in a row, the nominees are Simon, who again failed every single challenge, and Deen for his mediocre overall standard of work and the dangerous changes he made to his shelf. In a rare unanimous decision, Simon joins forces Jeff Gignac from the second season and Joe "The Bullet" Barbaro from season three as the only nominee in the series' history, dubbed the worst two episodes in a row (Joe was ultimately named overall winner, worst at the end of his season). For homework, Simon must give himself a testimony of his own progress.

Web extras for this episode:

  • Angela and Simon: The best and the worst : Angela, in the confessional, commenting on how she was improved the most, was a shock to her as she greatly appreciated everyone else's work. She also mentions how it inspires her to do her best and learn how to make better wolf howls (following the tradition of starting and ending group challenges with a wolf howl, starting with Deen and continuing with Cory). Angela also comments on how Simon deserves to be called the worst, with Simon agreeing because he got tired in the middle of the day. He admits the challenges are easy enough but lacks the concentration and focus to do well. On his homework, he gave himself an A + for doing good work with a group, although he admitted that he failed at everything else. He also speaks highly of Andrew and he believes that he is not meeting Andrew's expectations of him.

Episode 4: arousing interest

Originally posted on May 24, 2010
  • The metal bench : Participants are required to build a bench with a frame of metal tubing after a lesson in how to use an arc welder. Cory is a mechanic by trade and as such he easily passes by. Simon's frustration with the welding process leads him to receive support from both Geoff and Cory, but his persistence pays off and he passes by. The bench is not a problem for Matt either, because he also fits. Angela starts starting her pillow before finishing her frame and failing as her legs are wobbly as a result. Deen fails when his legs fall off and he injured himself with a stapler while creating the pillow.
  • The window frame : After Andrew "destroys" the glass window above all of the doors, everyone is taught how to replace the glass on the existing window frame. Deen didn't seem to be paying attention, but he was actually completely paying attention and passed easily. Cory destroys his window frame on removal and as a result fails. Prior to this challenge, Matt had his helmet modified in his honor by the show's crew to include a mohawk (for passing so many challenges), and his series of passing through continues with this one. Angela fails because her window glazing is rough in various areas. Simon finishes his window without incident, but he has trouble reassembling his hinge window. This is called a failure.
  • The disco ball : Participants must install a disco ball and laser light in their rooms. Cory fails because of poor design and the fact that his disco ball doesn't spin. Deen was also a victim of poor planning when one of his lights missed the disco ball. Angela fails when she sets the lights without assembling them and cannot technically cope with them, as her husband Matt points out. Candidate Matt had planned to install a bar in his room and bought additional equipment that wasn't on the shopping list (such as a blender and black lights). In addition to the disco ball and the lights, he also takes the time to install all of these things in his new "VIP lounge" under the loft bed. The disco ball and lights also work as intended and easily add a scraper bar to be installed in the event of a later challenge. Simon walks by too, although he has a sloppy arrangement for running all of his electrical wires.
  • Group Challenge: The Kegerator : Angela leads the wolf pack by making a kegerator out of an old refrigerator and installing the island's countertop (including the sink) in this edition of "Wolf Pack Challenge." While Deen finishes the kitchen backsplash and Matt finishes preparing the countertop for the countertop installation, the other three begin the kegerator. Although there were a few minor glitches with the kegerator (which resulted in Andrew almost freaking out at Cory for not reading instructions), the kegerator is finally done. The same cannot be said for the island as everyone is fighting over the size of the hole that had to be cut for the sink (Simon accidentally threw out the stencil two episodes ago to find the right size when Deen led everyone to do the Hole to frame island) as well as how to hold the sink in place (since the instructions on that have also been thrown away). Deen is forced to stop if he is repeatedly shocked after the connection between his angle grinder and an extension cord falls into a puddle of water.

During inspections, Deen is held responsible for his disco ball and frame, both of which were incomplete. Angela is also being held accountable for arguably completing 95% of all her duties. Gail adds "sexier and sexier" to Matt's room every time the experts enter, and so does Simon, who at least overcame all of his challenges. Cory prides itself on his "extra-curricular" back bench, but isn't as proud of his other flaws. The experts disagree as to who is worst: In Gail's eyes, Cory is rushing through his work, while Deen is Geoff's pick for worst due to repeated welding mistakes. Andrew does not endorse either view, but names Angela as the worst episode because she is not done. After being named the worst in two consecutive episodes, Simon is named the best improved and new leader of the wolf pack for overcoming all of his challenges. For homework, Angela must select and complete an incomplete challenge. Angela completes her bank.

Web extras for this episode:

  • Angela and Simon: The worst and the best : After the tables have turned, Angela and Simon go back to the confessionals. Angela reveals that her bank still has small flaws and understands why it was labeled the worst for having postponed her projects despite having the time - exactly what she did at home. Even so, she believes that she is not Canada's worst handyman and that there are worse things than not getting finished. Simon says he didn't deserve the title of Most Improved and that he will look bad for the next episode. Although he was proud of his achievements, he had believed that he had failed all of the challenges in the episode due to processing that did not meet his standards. He also believes that as the leader of the wolf pack, he has a lot more to prove and that regardless of his status, he believes he is the worst. However, he states that the key to success in the future is to calm down and manage yourself.

Episode 5: Concrete ideas

Originally posted on May 31, 2010

Before the show, Linda had told the show staff that she could only get through half of the rehab. Her son Joey stands up for her as Simon's nominator. While Joey is warmly welcomed, Andrew tells the audience that Alan Thicke will inspect the participants' rooms in addition to the experts and students who will be staying in the fraternity house for the coming fall semester.

  • The Concrete slab: Participants must build a concrete tabletop. Instead of receiving instructions, participants will need to find their own on the internet. Simon and Deen were given computers for the task, while Matt brings his own laptop, and Angela and Cory rely on their nominators' iPhones for their internet. Simon's design is orthodox, but he makes the mistake of adding steel mesh at the bottom of his concrete slab instead of in the middle, forcing him to add another steel mesh halfway through his concreting. Confusing cement for concrete (cement is just one of the ingredients in concrete), Cory improvises everything, including his too tall concrete form. Matt's design is the "Desktop Bar Top" while Deen builds a "hockey rink" with goals and a hockey player. Angela chooses an orthodox design, but that annoys Matt, since Matt wants Angela to fail: Before the show, the two agreed that if Angela was called Canada's worst craftsman, Angela would stop doing handicrafts altogether. Matt tries to undermine Angela's work to make this a reality. However, the results of all five tabletops will have to wait as the tabletops will have to cure overnight.
  • The bicycle lift : While participants wait for the concrete to harden, participants must install a pulley system that can be used to lift a bicycle. The point of the challenge is reading instructions. Cory doesn't do this, instead using the image on the product packaging as a guide. Predictably, it fails. Deen also fails because one of his ceiling mounts was not fully attached to a beam. It takes 30 minutes for Matt to pass and Andrew asks the last time he failed a challenge (over two full episodes ago). Andrew's "Embrace of Encouragement" invigorates Angela to do more than Matt's antagonism. Nevertheless it goes by. As for Simon, Joey does most of the heavy lifting, but they still fail as the pulley becomes too short.
  • The Concrete slab Redux : The next day the concrete forms are removed from the tabletops. Deen and Matt's tabletops come out beautifully and they both fit over. Corys is not doing well at all, his rough edges making him fail. Simon's table top weighs 300 pounds in the end, which means he and Joey will have to get help from Matt and Silent Keith to lift it. The excess weight coupled with Simon's failure to read the instructions results in failure. Angela walks past, further distancing Matt from his goal of naming Angela the worst handyman in Canada.
  • Fishing season : Participants will receive a lesson from Geoff on how to retrofit a socket and how to make the electrical connection from the new socket to an existing socket. The challenge is to install a wall-mounted TV. For the second challenge in a row, Matt is done with a pass in 30 minutes. Deen makes the mistake of plugging it into a junction box instead of an electrical outlet. After Geoff steps in to convert the junction box into a socket, he easily passes by. Meanwhile, Andrew learns more about the "pact" from Matt and Angela and tries to dissuade Matt from sinking Angela any further (suggesting that most men would be happy with her manual labor, but Matt would not). Andrew is somewhat successful in his endeavors and Matt tries better to get involved. However, he makes the mistake of cutting too big a hole for the aftermarket box, and while the outlet itself is working the task is a mistake. Cory is temporarily prevented from not following the instructions, if only because the instructions for installing the electrical box are on the box itself, as Geoff points out in the lesson. He's going by. Simon goes by even after a lot of effort, if only because he regularly does breathing exercises that Andrew taught him.
  • Group challenge : The sink : The Wolf Pack duties include finishing the kitchen back, installing the sink, and tiling a Delta Upsilon emblem with new tiles. Although Simon is nominally the leader, Matt emerges as a capable deputy: he and Angela take over the tiles, while Cory comes to the plumbing and deen with the backsplash. The tile goes well together, but Cory is having trouble installing it because he doesn't know how to solder (although he has asked Matt, who has done most of the kitchen plumbing so far, for advice). It takes Cory some time to find out that he didn't apply flux to his copper, which caused his leaks, even though he manages to complete the installation and proceed with installing the sink. Meanwhile, Deen's work of cutting more metal for the backsplash hits a snag than his angle grinder fails. The installation of the sink is further hampered by the fact that three episodes ago Simon had unwittingly thrown away the sink's lay-downs along with the sink's instructions and presentation. They were eventually turned over to Cory after Andrew rescued them from the trash prior to an episode so Cory could finally secure the sink in place. Simon's overconfidence in Matt proves the group's downfall as Matt is distracted from his tiling job investigating a massive basement leak as an "emergency" caused by Cory's testing of the sink installations, and none of the tasks at hand after the three are up Hours done remains complete. While Simon is visibly shaken by the ordeal (according to his own statements, his blood pressure is sky high), the wolf pack does breathing exercises together to calm him down instead of the traditional wolf howl.

During inspections, Simon admits that the breathing exercises Andrew taught him over the past few episodes helped make him more relaxed and control his high blood pressure problem. Angela discusses the emotional roller coaster ride with the experts, with Gail saying that Angela is too "nice" to Matt. Deen admits he lost focus while installing the pulley, while Cory is held accountable for not following instructions as he admits he likes to do things through trial and error. Matt, who kept up with the experts, has a little chat with them during the inspections (Gail asks him if he passed in high school as many times as he did in rehab, to which Matt denies, as he did, completing the High school about three years earlier). In the end, Matt's persistent streak of challenges that previously earned him the nickname "golden boy" brings him the golden hard hat for the best improved. For the worst, Gail claims that Cory is the worst as his job has gotten worse rather than better, but Geoff adds that when someone makes a bad handyman worse, it is even worse. As such, Angela's husband Matt has been cited as the worst of the episode, the first time a nominator has been named as such in the series' history. Additionally, behind Matt's photo is a TV with a live feed to the Nominees Green Room so attendees can see his reaction. For Matt's homework, Matt needs to start a healthier dialogue with Angela and agree to work better together.

Web extras for this episode:

  • A surprising worst handyman this week : Matt, Angela's husband, goes to the confessional and says it wasn't surprising that he was called the worst, but it was surprising that his words could be so hurtful. Andrew's words, especially during the electrical challenge, are said to have been particularly profound since by that point he had realized that he was part of Angela's problem. Matt, the candidate, also goes into the confessional as he did not expect to be called the best improved despite 110% work. The biggest lesson from this episode, in his opinion, is to slow down and think things through before taking action.

Episode 6: Collapse of Buildings

Originally posted on June 7, 2010
  • The food cupboards : Participants will need to build a cabinet with a router and dado joints, and put a laminate cover on their main surface for food prep. Deen turns out to be a natural at furniture making ... until he realized that he had incorrectly measured the width of his bar fridge so that the fridge wouldn't fit in his cupboard. After Doug guides him to a solution, he walks by but goes to the confessional and admits that to him it felt like he was cheating. The others aren't so lucky: For Cory, poor carpentry causes the cabinets to fall apart and fail. Angela also fails because more and more incomplete projects distract her time. For Matt and Simon, they also fail because they fail to follow the instructions for the contact cement that is used to secure the laminate to the cabinet (Matt's first since the Cabinet Challenge in Episode 2), ending his series of Challenge Passes (without considering the group challenges)).
  • The Frat House Bender, part 2 : Participants will need to take a piece of clear acrylic and bend it to make a side table. Deen ditched the acrylic to make a side table and used it as boards for his hockey rink wall. Although he doesn't bend acrylic at all, it goes by (resulting in an impromptu mock hockey match between him and Andrew). Matt and Cory find the challenge pretty straightforward - so simple that even Silent Keith (nicknamed that he's a man of few words) breaks his silence and speaks, much to Andrew's shock. Both pass (although Cory admits that his table has some flaws). Angela also walks by with the support of husband Matt and is so proud of it that she wants to take the table home with her. As for Simon, the frustration with the heat gun and later with the blowtorch causes him to melt the acrylic and fail.
  • The snowboard shelf : The participants have to take four snowboards and build a shelf out of them. Each participant receives one of five different shelf designs at random to follow. Angela's shelves are assembled with threaded rods, Cory's shelves are ceiling mounted, Simon's shelves are a corner unit supported on one side with threaded rods and on the other with a board, Deens is a "pagoda style" unit and Matt's design more conventional shelf supported by wood and dado joints on both sides. Cory is initially frustrated that his shelves are perpendicular to the ceiling joists. He uses a snowboard for strapping, but hanging up the other three snowboards causes him to become frustrated and fail. Angela fails after trying to notch the room's baseboards with a chainsaw near an electrical outlet to make room for the bottom shelf, even though her shelf isn't attached to the wall either. After Deen has stared at a "dry seat" for a while, not realizing that it is causing a shelf to bend, Deen manages to fix his mistake and finish his shelf without Doug's help. As for Matt, he uses his snowboards upside down for his shelves, which gets him an immediate mistake if his shelves begin to bend under a weight test. Simon has arguably the most intricate design, but with Joey's help, he manages to turn it into a passport.
  • Group Challenge: The Kitchen Goes On : From the start, Matt assigns four tasks to the other: Deen is to finish the diamond coating, which he has worked on in several episodes, Simon is to build and fix the sink doors, Angela is to finish cutting tiles for the Delta Upsilon emblem while Cory is about to install a new cooker hood. Cory did not read the instructions in full and installed the hood too high (as Ontario building codes set a maximum height difference between the cooker and the hood). To compensate, he decides to build a platform. Deen distracts some of his time helping Matt install the dishwasher as he wants to learn how to do plumbing at home. He is then tasked with doing the rest of the installation while Matt switches to tile himself with Angela. The tile work proves difficult as Matt uses too much glue and if the glue shows up between the tiles, it will mess up the "Delta" tiles in the Delta Upsilon logo. However, Matt's demand for perfection meant that he wanted to start the tile job from scratch. As for Simon's job, it takes him more than 90 minutes to repeatedly install and uninstall doors that don't fit because the openings are uneven and not plumb. In the end, none of the main tasks is done.

During inspections, Angela is held accountable for the shelves and the dining table, but praised for the end table. Cory admits his grocery cabinet is "in the works" before Gail replies that he is "going to the dumpster" while Geoff tells Cory to anchor his shelf. Pointing out his shortcomings in both the grocery cupboard and on the shelves, Matt admits that he didn't "think" enough (and that his most recent series of passports, interrupted by his two mistakes in this episode, point to "overthinking") was due), and underestimated the challenge difficulty. Both Deen and Simon were commended for their good work - Deen for his cabinet and Simon for his shelf. Ultimately, Simon wins the golden hard hat a second time because his project is more difficult. For the worst, Geoff names Cory the worst for his attitude and the fact that his projects (including the platform for the oven) posed threats, while Gail picks Matt as the worst to lose his standards and lead the group project what Geoff describes as "the worst project he has ever seen". This gives Andrew the casting vote and he ends up on the side of Geoff and Cory, who just avoided being called the worst final episode because Angela's husband Matt was always negative and, in Geoff's own words, still a poor handyman makes worse called the worst for that episode. For homework, Cory needs to read up on his attitude towards Andrew to keep it under control.

Web extras for this episode:

  • Geoff and Gail make a desk : In a premiere of the series, Geoff and Gail show how they built a concrete slab. Parts of this video were shown in the previous episode.

Episode 7: The Lone Wolf

Originally posted on June 14, 2010
  • The biometric bolt : Participants must put a bolt lock with a biometric sensor on the doors of their rooms. For Matt, who lives in rural Nova Scotia, he would prefer to have a traditional key, and he found the installation particularly frustrating, even though it passed. Cory reads the instructions with a passion and walks past despite some problems programming the door. Deen fails when installing the door backwards (lock side in) while Angela fails when she realizes that her chosen location is across from a weak part of the door jamb and needs to drill a hole elsewhere. After some frustration, Simon fails with the installation.
  • Group Challenge: The Final Touches the kitchen: Simon and the wolf pack have to finish the kitchen. He hires Matt to install the dishwasher, Angela to put grout on the tiles, Cory to restore the hood, and Deen to do the island doors. While Matt and Cory eventually help each other with their chores (including removing the pedestal that the oven was installed on after the final group challenge, but not before Simon installs a smaller pedestal as a step next to it), Deen manages to do the same Mistake as Simon when trying to install the doors from the final group challenge even though he manages to finish. Angela uses an extensive variety of tools to clean the grout (although the tiles are eventually cleaned) before installing the too thinly mixed grout (Simon has pint, the U.S. standard system measure for Pint, the French term for liter, confused). . Simon himself wanders aimlessly and tries to help Angela. After a few final blows on the final day, the kitchen is ready, although Simon admits it was because of the work ethic of the others, not his leadership.
  • The list : Participants have two days to complete previously incomplete challenges. At the bottom of the list is "Bonus" for the finishing touches that participants need to add to their rooms. Angela's back had spent an hour on the group challenge and she is taking the rest of the day off to recover, despite claiming she will be fine in time for the last day. Her room is not left untouched, however: Matt, whose to-do list was short enough to afford to postpone the color and "bonus" (his stripper bar) until the last day, gathers everyone else to finish her room. Simon, who has the longest to-do list among attendees, declines to buy time for his room (including completing his concrete tabletop and skateboard chair). Before helping Matt finish Angela's room, Cory and Deen are also making advances in their rooms - Cory by covering the large ceiling hole he left during the motor lift challenge with a melamine sheet and Deen the acrylic table- Challenge with performing a new piece of acrylic as well as installing the broken pulley system. The next day, after a quick cleaning of the kitchen, Angela returns to her room expecting it to be left untouched, but finds that it is ready in all respects. all Angela has to do is decorate.

An hour before the rooms are ready, the liaison boys, who, accompanied by Patrick Knight, President of Delta Upsilon's London Chapter, will be staying in the participants' rooms, arrive early to inspect each room. Matt's room, the Gentleman's Club, easily impressed the frat boys - especially David, the owner of the room. Angela's "Girly Room" is less impressive in the eyes of the frat boys; The criticism of her room has been almost personal in nature, but she easily silences her critics after sneaking ponder over her fashion sense. Simon's room, the golf room, is occupied by Aaron, who is an avid golfer like Simon. After trying the golf green on the floor (and realizing that the mug Simon installed for his room doesn't fit), Aaron decides he hates the room. Simon seems to agree and calls the 3/10 frat boy rating "too generous". Cory's room, the Car Room, is received lukewarm, although the only major complaint is that the seat on his bar stool is not attached, to which Cory admits he forgot in a rush to complete his other projects. Eventually Deen's room, the hockey room, is looked down on by the frat boys because Deen's wall is too thin and gives the appearance of a smaller room, and Andrew also questions Deen's attempts to boast about his work (especially the bed), which actually for the most part was completed by Doug.

In the end, the frat boys share their room, and in a broader sense, which candidate is the worst - Deen (when he heard Deen's story about drawing blood during the Metal Bench Challenge in episode 4) or Simon (who had it) least work done), although most seemed to agree that Deen's room was inferior. Alan Thicke, who had watched the progress of each room throughout the season, disagrees that Simon's room is inferior to Deen's. An hour later, the experts give their final ratings. As everyone pointed out the day before (and for most of the season), Matt is clearly not the worst, and his work is ranked as perhaps the best in the show's entire history. The experts had previously agreed that Angela would be exempted from consideration as the worst (due to her injury and the fact that her husband Matt was more guilty of the bad work she did Has ) but even then her work is still of very solid quality overall, and both she and Matt agree that the experience was worth it, if only for improving their marriage. Cory also agrees to have done more than enough not to be called the worst, and the experts tell him that if he keeps his demeanor in check and remembers to follow instructions, he can get even better . As was obvious to everyone, the worst is either Deen or Simon. Deen seems confident that he can avoid being Canada's worst handyman (although Andrew warns him not to be cocky), having stated that his room will be ready 30 minutes before anyone else while neglecting serious mistakes. Simon admits that he is not focused and admits his shortcomings. The experts' reasoning is not shown, but in the end, Deen, the only candidate who wasn't named the worst in any given episode, is ultimately named Canada's Worst Handyman after being frequently injured from being on throughout rehab unsafe manner. As he hoists the wolf-shaped Canada's Worst Craftsman Trophy, everyone else gives him one final wolf howl in his honor.

Web extras for this episode:

  • Yes, Deen is the worst : Deen is upset in the confessional for being called Canada's Worst Craftsman. He talks about how the feeling hasn't penetrated yet and is defiant to the end because he thinks his room was the best.

reception

Canada's Worst Handyman 5 was a success for the Discovery Channel. 500,000 viewers watched when it first aired, more than any other non-sports show on a special channel that aired the same day.

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