‘The Moodys’ Review: Denis Leary’s Fox Special Is Forced Holiday Cheer

Published on Dec 05, 2019

‘The Moodys’ Review: Denis Leary’s Fox Special Is Forced Holiday Cheer

There’s a scene in the first hour of “The Moodys” Christmas special where Denis Leary’s Sean Moody Sr. sits his three grown children down for a scolding. They’re trying to skip out on family time for a friend’s holiday party, and papa bear Sean isn’t having it. He wants them to trim the tree and sip eggnog, all to make their mother happy, even though he has no idea why this night is so important to her.

“You’re gonna do it all while acting really, really, really festive!” Sean spits at his kids, pointing his finger emphatically at each one. Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel) starts to protest, arguing that the term “festive” is relative — relative to the person asked or relative to the act itself I’m not sure, because Sean Sr. cuts him off with a one-word command: “Festive!”

That’s “The Moodys

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Author: Ben Travers