Finally! It’s Friday. It’s Friday before a long weekend in the States. What better way to end the work week and get ready for the 3-day weekend than to go behind the scenes of one of the funniest sitcoms that have come along in some time. Moone Boy, co-written and starring Chris O’Dowd (IT Crowd) as imaginary friend, Sean, and David Rawle as Martin Moone comes from Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions who sports a pretty extensive and equally impressive track record of creating funny telly, (e.g. Hunderby, Hebburn, Gavin & Stacey, Mighty Boosh and the entire Alan Partridge empire to name just a few).
In Moone Boy, Seán is the imaginary friend of 12-year-old Martin Moone, the youngest child of a family living in a small town in the rural Ireland. Martin, aided by his imaginary friend, has a unique perspective on life. His imagination comes into play both in his childish drawings, which come alive through animation, and in the ridiculous schemes he comes up with, mostly against Seán’s better judgement. At the same time, with Seán’s help, Martin negotiates life as the youngest in a chaotic, scatter-brained family.
Meet the Moones
The good news for comedy fans is that before series one had seen the air, a second series had been commissioned by Sky with a third series now being written. Series two will transmit later this Fall in the UK with series one coming to public television in early 2014. In the interim…Happy Friday!
Behind-the scenes with Moone Boy