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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 a Christmas Special months later. In 2021, the films were taken down from YouTube, although there are plans to remake/update it with better production values.

May not be comprehensible to people outside the British Isles.


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  • Casting Gag: Luke is portrayed as a clueless ditz. His actor Liam Gaynor was noted to be one of the most intelligent and insightful members of the cast - even winning arts scholarships.
  • 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".
  • Cluster F-Bomb: It's set in north Dublin, so lots of "fucks" are dropped.
  • Country Mouse: Eoin as the country cousin visiting his inner city relatives.
  • 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.
  • Dublin Skanger: Played somewhat lovingly. The kids are mostly normal working-class teenagers, but there are a few gags such as Eoin's suitcase being robbed and the Christmas thieves singing about marijuana.
  • 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.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: At the end of the Christmas Special.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Eoin tries to sing "Deck the Halls" in an annoying off-key voice that prompts Jake to say "that's rotten". Greg Young is actually a very good singer.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Luke starts 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 first 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 currency 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 after the latter was humiliated by Ryan ("I just want you to know, we're family and I love you")...and gets hit in the face with a pillow.
  • Precocious Crush: Luke is implied to have a crush Jake's mother in the Christmas Special. He says "see you later, Ms Murphy" and gives her a cheeky wink.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 realises Luke has been hoarding pens, after saying he didn't have any pencils.

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