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The Moodys is the sequel to A Moody Christmas, first airing in 2014. While its predecessor was spread out over several years, this series is more mainstream, spanning only a single year.

The Moodys contains examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: The final episode opens up with Dan and Cora smiling as they get dressed up for a special event, most likely a wedding. When the setting comes into focus, we find out it's actually Terry and Yvonne getting married.
  • Beach Episode: Two.
    • The Moodys go to the beach for an Australia Day barbecue.
    • The Moodys spend the Easter holidays on the coast.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Terry and Yvonne.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty: A grieving widow tells Sean that her husband's final wish was for the family dog to be cremated with him...and it's still very much alive. Averted as Dan and Cora take care of it until it runs away.
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  • Chewbacca Defense: When Sean has to go to court for injuring a penguin, he makes a spectacle by quoting Moby Dick and claiming that penguins are actually the rats of the sea.
  • The Bus Came Back: Hayden, Rhys, Peggy and Oksana.
  • Courtroom Episode: Sean gets busted for running over a town's beloved penguin mascot with his jet ski.
  • Eyebrows Burned Off: Happens to Dan when he gets too close to one of Sean's rocket launchers.
  • Fictional Political Party: Terry's hasty attempt to run for council based solely on adding new bike lanes. He has no other platforms and his interest in bike lanes isn't particularly strong. He's just doing it to impress Yvonne.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: Dan and Cora are pressured into buying an apartment by Dan's sister Bridget. This is right around the time Dan is left unemployed with his only prospect being to work in Sean's ill-advised new business.
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  • Happily Married: Dan and Cora get married minutes before Terry and Yvonne.
  • Meet the In-Laws: Dan meets Cora's dad and doesn't quite live up to the standard that his cousin Hayden had set.
  • Not So Different: In the final episode, Sean gets into a dispute with a dissatisfied customer. When said customer's sister comes in to settle things, he's shown to be just as whiny and petulant as Sean.
  • White Guilt: When the Moodys celebrate Australia Day with a barbecue on the beach, Terry picks out a spot that an Aboriginal man says that he reserved by leaving a pair of dirty old flip-flops and tries to guilt him into leaving by talking about the history of his people. Eventually the Aboriginal man's wife comes up tells to knock it off and the two families have celebrate together.
  • Why Waste a Wedding?: When Bridget's pregnancy interferes with Terry and Yvonne's wedding, Terry sends Dan and Cora to cancel the hot air balloon. The balloon handler and the celebrant refuse to budge on the issue due to working for a discount, so Dan and Cora take the balloon ride themselves and get married.

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