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Father Ted (1995–1998)

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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems!

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Complete series cast summary:
 Father Ted Crilly (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Father Dougal McGuire (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
 Father Jack Hackett (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Pauline McLynn ...
 Mrs. Doyle / ... (25 episodes, 1995-1998)


Have mercy on poor Father Ted Crilly. He has so much to contend with when it comes to dealing with the folks of Craggy Island, Ireland. There's Father Dougal McGuire, who is as dimwitted as they come; and then there is Father Jack Hackett who lives for the simple pleasures of life (sleeping, drinking, and swearing). Ted tries to bring stability to his congregation as well as the surreal townspeople of Craggy Island. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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In the DVD commentary, Graham Linehan said that he considered Bishop Brennan to be the arch-enemy of Father Jack Hackett, because Jack had the potential to become a bishop, but failed where Brennan had succeeded. See more »


Some of the bunnies in "The Plague" are motionless stuffed bunnies. See more »


Father Ted: Meals are at eleven, one, half-two, three, five, seven, and nine, and if you want a quick snack, you can just ask Mrs. Doyle there.
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Crazy Credits

The first episode of the second season begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits. See more »


Referenced in The New Paul O'Grady Show: Episode #4.37 (2006) See more »


Songs of Love
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Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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By God, it is hilarious!
14 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

With reference to previous comments, nobody in the Catholic Church (including me) has a problem with this show. It's absolutely hilarious, as will be evident to almost any viewer (assuming you have a decent sense of humour). In 5 words: Surrealist irreverent Irish priest comedy.

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