Josh Murphy is an Auckland school boy, and master of "the fine art of doing nothing". In this episode of the award-winning, world-beating series about young inventors, he realises a couch potato's dream. The self-professed "lazy boy" has dreams of a motorised chair equipped with the necessities of life — PlayStation, DVD player and fridge. The show's challenge to Josh is to build his chair and spend a day trundling around Sacred Heart College in it (including classes, triumphing at rugby, and helping out on a song and dance number). But did the resident experts really try out a jet-powered chair? Or was it all a dream for Josh?
You've got to work to be lazy.– Engineer Chris Chitty
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Music by Bonfire and Extreme
A later season of Let's Get Inventin' gets nominated for an International Emmy, The NZ Herald, February 2015
Video interview with techincal whizz Chris Chitty, Massey University, April 2011
Creator Luke Nola looks back at the show, The Spinoff, May 2019