The cast and Executive Producer of Family Tools were in Beverly Hills talking about their funny new show. Here’s the scoop!
Kyle Bornheimer says his Jack character is optimistic for no reason because he’s never had a reason to believe he’ll succeed. He’s tried the police academy, the Marines and the seminary twice. The script and show give him a lot of range to be buffoonish. He can go from straight man to dolt very quickly. Kyle also talked about a Coors commercial where he had one line: “Big.” He joked that nothing could ever top that.
Leah Remini mentioned that she started out on ABC on a show called Living Dolls where she played a model. Regarding that old show, her mom actually asked her what part she would be playing. This was after she told her it was a show about models.
J.K. Simmons says that now that he has been the Farmers Insurance commercial guy for the past few years, he’s truly associated with that character. It’s paying for his kid’s third grade education. As far as being handy like his character on the show, J.K. is a mediocre carpenter and he’s learned to stay away from electricity. He says with The Closer ending, it was time for him to move on to something new. He only was looking to do a half hour show.
Executive Producer Bobby Bowman said the original British version was called White Van Man. In fact, one of the titles considered for this show was Red Van Man.
The conversation dove into the world of pedicures for awhile, as Edi Gathegi’s Darren character has a fear of feet on the show. Danielle Nicolet, who plays Stitch, threatened to take her shoes off right there on the stages. Other pledged to do so as well. The great feet frenzy never took place, but the laughs continued with this group. They seem very comfortable with each other which is a good sign for big laughs on Family Tools.