''Moone Boy'' is a sitcom set in UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} in [[TheEighties 1989]] and moves into TheNineties.

Martin Moone is 12 years old and lives in the village of Boyle, County Roscommon. Joined by his ImaginaryFriend, Sean Murphy (played by [[TheITCrowd Chris]] [[{{Bridesmaids}} O'Dowd]]), Martin comes up with a different ZanyScheme each week to navigate the obstacles that are put before him. The youngest of four children, he has to contend with three older sisters, as well as the perils of school.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Liam and Debra lapse into this from time to time. For example, when Martin is trying to ask his art teacher to the school dance, Debra walks up and hands him a spare pair of underpants, stating that [[BringMyBrownPants he can't handle school milk]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Martin's best friend Padraic in several episodes, such as when he caddies for Liam and gives him a "supportive" pat on the butt. On the other hand, he gets a girlfriend on his first day of secondary school, though this is thanks to having a knowledge of ''DirtyDancing''. It's further expanded upon with a VisualPun of him sleeping in a closet.
* AmericanAccents: George Gerschwin talks like a typical Prohibition-era toughguy. This is likely intentional, as this was the era that Joe apparently grew up in and George is the product of his imagination.
* AnachronismStew: Joe Moone's memories of the Irish Civil War end up as this, thanks to his Alzheimer's. Nukes, Napoleon and Godzilla all play a part in it. As a tribute after Joe's death, Martin incorporates some of these elements into his Civil War re-enactment.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Played for laughs. Martin and Padraig seem to believe that most of the world's landmarks are in Dublin.
* AuthorAvatar: Martin and Sean are this for Chris O'Dowd.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Padraig's ImaginaryFriend is called Crunchie 'Danger' Haystacks.
* BlandNameProduct: Readybix for Weetabix, right down to the collection of tokens from the box in exchange for a bicycle. Weight Wishers is stated to be an [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct affordable version]] [[LampshadeHanging of Weight Watchers]]. Series 2 adds "Toilet Drake", a substitute for Toilet Duck and series 3 adds Body Margarine as a cheaper competitor for Body Butter.
* TheBully: Conner and Jonner Bonner. Declan Mannion as well, but he is also willing to be a BullyHunter for a fee.
* BumblingDad: Liam, particularly his attempt to explain "The Birds and the Bees" to Martin.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Martin and Padraig wear them to hide stolen items during their shoplifting spree. Unfortunately, since Boyle is a small town, there are only so many places they can rob.
* CorruptChurch: Parodied with the altar boys. They run a scam modelled after TheMafia where they steal communion wafers and change from collection plates.
* CloudCuckooLand: Boyle itself.
* CloudCuckooLander: Martin.
* CoolPet: Martin keeps a donkey named VideoGame/DonkeyKong.
* CrazyPrepared: Martin always carries a magnifying glass and a bag of marshmallows for whenever the need should arise.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Subverted in an early episode where Martin "playing with himself" involves a table football game. Played straight later after he begins to hit puberty.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sean Murphy. Martin's mother as well.
* DeathGlare: Sinead does this to ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext the moon]]''.
* DrowningMySorrows: Crunchie has a breakdown when Padraig's parents run into marital difficulty and begins drinking heavily. [[FrothyMugsOfWater Padraig himself does the same with undiluted Ribena]].
* EccentricTownsfolk: The Moones are probably the ''sanest'' people in Boyle, which really says something.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Martin falls into this every couple of lines.
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler: In season 2, Liam starts calling Dessie "Lifewrecker"]]
** Liam himself is nicknamed [[Music/{{Rubberbandits}} The Rubber Bandit]] by his bank manager/[[TheRival rival]].
* GenericName: Sean Murphy calls Martin out on giving him such a "safe" name and compares Padraig's imaginary friend's name.
* GeniusDitz: Padraig, despite being a fairly scatterbrained kid, has surprising knowledge on some subjects.
** Martin is this as well. He picks up the Romanian language in a ridiculously short period of time, having spent an afternoon with a Romanian family and figures out on his own that Fidelma is pregnant, something the rest of his family fail to spot.
* GloryDays: Liam was once the greatest handball player in Boyle, until [[TheRival The Leech]] broke his hand with a rock he carved into the shape of a ball.
* HiddenDepths: Liam reveals in the second season that he is fluent in Irish.
** Padraic has a surprisingly good grasp of Irish history and is knowledgeable about girls.
* HotForTeacher: On his first day of secondary school, Martin develops a crush on his art teacher.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: One of the streets of Dublin is actually titled "Doomed To Fail Street" with the [[ShownTheirWork same phrase in]] [[BilingualBonus Irish above it]].
* ImaginaryFriend: Sean Murphy is this to Martin. In addition to this, many of the other children around Boyle have them and they appear to be capable of interacting with each other.
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: When Martin's parents have their 20th wedding anniversary, Martin discovers that the appropriate gift is china. Martin believes that this means something Chinese, as opposed to crockery, so he gets them ''a katana''.
* IrishTravellers: A family of them moves into the field next to the Moones' house. While Debra and Liam get everything off the lawn so it won't be stolen, the usual tropes regarding stereotypical travellers are subverted; They're a fairly well-meaning family and Martin even gets his first kiss from the daughter.
* LethalChef: Trisha's method of cooking is just throwing sausages, rice and random vegetables into a pot until the bag the rice comes in dissolves.
* MadArtist: Martin's art teacher is questionably sane to say the least. That is, [[FemaleGaze when she's not perving on the P.E. teacher]].
* MistakenForPregnant: Inverted. Fidelma is actually pregnant in series 2 and is mistaken for fat by her P.E. teacher.
* MoodWhiplash: For such a light-hearted comedy show, [[spoiler: Joe Moone's death]] can come as a bit of a shock to most viewers.
* NamesTheSame: In universe example. While on holidays in Donegal, the Moones visit the house of Packie Bonner. Just turns out not to be the Ireland goalkeeper. Liam decides not to tell the others this and instead keeps up the illusion that they are at the home of the footballer.
* NewOldFlame: Liam meets his ex-girlfriend while on holiday in "The Sunny Southeast". She holds raves in her hotel room despite being 43.
* NiceHat: Martin's red and white striped wooly hat. Sean wears an identical one.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: [[AvertedTrope "What do you mean the moon's gonna make me bleed?! I'll make the moon bleed!"]]
* [[OhCrap Oh Balls]]
* PerpetualPoverty: Liam is a self-employed signmaker who isn't doing great business. He's generally in trouble with his mortgage.
* PillowPistol: Sinead sleeps with a knife under her pillow, something she threatens Padraig and Martin with when Padraig moves into Martin's closet.
* PoorMansPorn: Women's tennis, animated shampoo commercials and Cosmopolitan magazine.
* PresentDayPast: Invoked with some of the {{Shout Out}}s being to more modern works, but not in such ways that they are directly done (for example, Padraig's art class name is "[=iPod=]", Liam's nickname at the bank is "The Rubber Bandit", etc.).
* PutOnABus: Fidelma disappears after getting married to Dessie in the series 2 finale.
** TheBusCameBack: But they return when living with Dessie's mother is too much for Fidelma.
* RealSongThemeTune: "Where's Me Jumper?" by the Sultans Of Ping FC. Fairly apt, considering the lead singer is synonymous with CloudCuckooLander in Ireland.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Chock full out {{Shout Out}}s to pop culture from TheEighties and the early part of TheNineties, as well as some to more recent works, such as a banner at a school disco displaying the phrase "God is our DJ", referring to "God Is A DJ" by Faithless.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: One kids spraypaints the word "Graffity" on the walls of the school. The teacher is mad at him, not for vandalising the school, [[SkewedPriorities but for misspelling the word graffiti.]]
* SanityBall: Liam and Debra take turns at being the sane parent, depending on which one of them is in focus. Trisha picks it up when they both drop it.
* ShellShockedSenior: Liam's father is so far gone that he can't even recognise a recent photograph of himself. The Moones stick him in an old folks' home and only visit him once a year. He also has an imaginary friend who is DeliberatelyMonochrome.
* TheSnarkKnight: Trisha.
* SomethingWeForgot: When the Moones go on holiday to Donegal, around halfway there they realise that they left the immersion on and drive all the way back. Later, they realise they left Padraig behind when they return home.
* SpiritualSuccessor: A show broadcast on British tv, set in Ireland with an Irish cast and crew lampooning the country? [[FatherTed Now where have we seen this before?]] The two share numerous cast and some crew too. Director Declan Lowney worked on both shows, and Ian Fitzgibbon who directed Season 2 of Moone Boy played the sarcastic Father Jessop in Ted.
* TeenPregnancy: Fidelma gets knocked up by the keyboard player of the church choir.
* ThemeNaming: Pádraig and his parents, Pat and Paddy.
* VerbThis: In a FunnyBackgroundEvent, a teacher's car has been overturned and spraypainted with the phrase "Drive This!"