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Left to right: Eoin, Jimbo, Luke, Jake.
"Lads, what the fuck?"
Jake Murphy (repeatedly)
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The Nutters is a pair of Irish comedy films written and directed by Jordan Lennon.

This Slice of Life focuses on a trio of boys in inner city Dublin - Jake (Jordan Lennon), Jimbo (Adam Douglas) and Luke (Liam Gaynor) - who are the titular 'Nutters'. Whatever they do, Hilarity Ensues. A recurring character is Jake's cousin from the country Eoin (Greg Young).

The first short was released in 2017 and can be seen here. They also released a Christmas Special here.

May not be comprehensible to people outside the British Isles.

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  • 30-Second Blackout: Subverted in the Christmas Special. The lights stay off after the power goes out.
  • Adorkable:
    • Eoin makes a few dorky demands but manages to be adorable.
    • There's also Luke and his ditzy yet endearing gag with the pen hoarding (see below).
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The last part of the film is a text exchange between Eoin and Jake.
    Eoin: Maybe we could do this again next year?
    Jake: (sincere smile) Sounds good to me.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Male examples. Eoin (blond), Luke (brunet), Jimbo (redhead).
  • Buffy Speak: Jimbo describes Lauren as "your one with the hair and eyes".
  • The Bully: Jake's nemesis is a bully called Ryan.
  • Cast Speciation: Jimbo appears to be smarter than Luke and less snarky than Jake to differentiate him from his friends.
  • Catchphrase: "Ah for fuck's sake".
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  • Christmas Carolers: The thieves in the Christmas Special are posing as these, complete with a Finglas style rendition of "Last Christmas".
  • Christmas Light Chaos: When Jimbo and Luke are tasked with decorating Jake's house.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Luke appears to exist on a plane that has little in common with reality.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: It's set in north Dublin, so lots of "fucks" are dropped.
  • Cool Bike: Jake rides one to and from school.
  • Cool Shades: Jake dons these for his party.
  • Country Mouse: Eoin as the country cousin visiting his inner city relatives.
  • Death Glare: Jake gives them to his friends repeatedly.
  • The Ditz: Luke's Establishing Character Moment sums it up perfectly. Jake needs a pen, Jimbo says he's not likely to get one and suggests he ask for a pencil. Luke doesn't have one - and reveals at the end he has a collection of pens. He didn't give Jake any because he only asked for a pencil. His suggestions of pen also includes a calculator.
  • Enfant Terrible: The second Eoin arrives, a random child runs up and steals his suitcase.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The two Christmas robbers sing a dirty version of "Last Christmas". When one lyric is too risque, the other robber tells him he can't sing that.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In the beginning when Jake's class is taking the test, one of the boys passes out at his desk.
    • In the Christmas special, you can see that Luke has his own stocking hung on the stairs.
  • Ham and Deadpan Duo: Eoin is the ham (though more subdued than most examples), Jake is the deadpan.
  • High-School Sweethearts: Jake and his crush Lauren.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: At the end of the Christmas Special.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Eoin when he tries to sing "Deck the Halls".
  • Incendiary Exponent: Luke of course has to start a mini fire in the house by dropping a tissue on a lit candle.
  • It's a Costume Party, I Swear!: Downplayed. Eoin at first dons an Elvis costume for the party, thinking it's a costume party. He quickly changes after this reaction from Jake.
    "What the fuck is that? That's disgusting! Get that off ya now!"
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Ryan punching Jake was a dick move, he was hit with a football.
  • Karma Houdini: Ryan gets away with robbing the present from Jake's house.
  • Late for School: Jake is introduced only just about making it to school for a test.
  • Literal-Minded: Jake gives Luke the instructions to put money on the gas and electricity (meaning going to the shop and adding the credit to the respective cards). Luke sticks the notes to the metres.
  • Man Hug: When saying goodbye at the end, Eoin tries to go in for a hug but Jake makes him do the man hug instead.
  • Maybe Ever After: It's left open whether Lauren and Jake will hit it off after he punches her cousin.
  • Nephewism: Eoin is the cousin visiting for the duration of the story.
  • Newscaster Cameo: The boys come across a news reporter and start photobombing him (videobombing?)
  • Not So Above It All: Jake gets in on the wackiness by dressing his dog up for Christmas.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: According to the credits, Jimbo's full name is James.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Eoin tries to give one to Jake...and gets hit in the face with a pillow.
  • Precocious Crush: Luke is implied to have one on Jake's mother in the Christmas Special.
  • Precious Puppy: Jake has one called Rocco, and in the Christmas Special he dresses him up in a reindeer costume.
  • Relative Error: It turns out Ryan the bully is the cousin of Jake's crush Lauren.
  • Roommate Com: Some of the humor in the first episode comes from Jake and Eoin having to share a room.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Eoin is the sensitive guy, Jake is the manly man.
  • Shirtless Scene: Jake gets one after being punched and while he's organising the party. And in the Christmas Special while he's in the shower.
  • Skewed Priorities: Jimbo is annoyed that his drink gets used to put out a fire.
  • Slice of Life: Of inner city Dublin life during a summer break. And during the Christmas holidays.
  • Surprise Creepy: Elf on a Shelf is apparently able to teleport.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Jake realises this when he leaves the shower to discover his house robbed and the power and heating shut off.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When Eoin arrives, the camera zooms into Jake's face and he says "ah for fuck's sake!" Subverted in that Eoin's visit doesn't necessarily suck.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: The pair of thieves in the Christmas Special.
  • Those Two Guys: Luke and Jimbo are usually seen together. Rarely is one without the other.
  • Title Drop: Jake's teacher says "you're a bunch of nutters" as everyone leaves class.
  • Tsundere: Jake is a Type A, and his tsuntsun side usually vanishes when talk strays to his crush Lauren.
  • Visual Pun: One of Jake's classmates gives the teacher a roll of toilet paper for being "a shite teacher".
  • The Voice: Eoin's father in the Christmas Special is only heard offscreen while Eoin's on Face Time.
  • Wacky Homeroom: From what we see of Jake's class - including the teacher - they're all a bit coocoo.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jake calls his friends out for leaving him to get punched by Ryan.
  • Wild Teen Party: Downplayed. The party is thrown with Jake's mother's permission and it's only wild when two bullies crash it and start a fight.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Jake when he realises Luke has been hoarding pens.
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