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Frank (left) and Doofus (right).
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Frank of Ireland is an Anglo-Irish sitcom produced by Channel 4 starring brothers Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson alongside Pom Boyd, Sarah Greene and Tom Vaughn Lawlor.

Frank Marron (Brian Gleeson) is an aspiring musician who sees himself as a legendary Irish singer-songwriter, but is hampered by his own prolonged childishness and larger-than-life ego. Still living under the roof of his long-suffering mother Mary (Pom Boyd), who wants him to move out for she can have the house to herself and her various male house guests and in an unresolved on-and-off relationship with his ex-girlfriend Aacute;ine (Sarah Greene) Frank is under pressure to grow up. Together with his loyal best friend Doofus (Domhnaill Gleeson) who despite his name does manage rare moments of sensible decision-making Frank endeavours to maintain his idyllic care-free living and pursue his musical vision. No matter how ridiculous things may turn out for all involved.

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The series is available through Prime Video in most countries.

Frank of Ireland has examples of:

  • Action Girl: Nicola
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unclear if Liam is Frank's father or just another of his mother's boyfriends who comes and goes.
  • Bookends: Frank and Aine in a regrettable one-night stand
  • Idiot Hero: Frank. Some of his examples have to be seen to be believed.
  • Manchild: Frank.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone just seems to call Doofus by his nickname no matter who, when or where or even how they regard him.
  • Really Gets Around: Frank's mother Mary.
    • Peter has been cheating on Áine with his patients.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Frank is an immature, self-centered asshole.
  • Whole Plot Reference:
    • In "A Good Few Angry Women" Frank and Doofus are hired to compose music for a local community theater Gender Flipped musical adaptation of 12 Angry Men, only for Frank to mistake the movie for A Few Good Men, leading, of course, to a You Can't Handle the Parody moment.
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    • "Guitar Nero" has Mary try to put the house on the market and to stop potential viewers Frank, Doofus and Áine set up barricades and booby traps in a homage to Home Alone complete with a flamethrower rigged at the back door to burn the heads of intruders.
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