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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Father Ted creators Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews discuss who they admire and where they draw their inspiration from. In this special they show what inspired them to create Father Ted ... See full summary »

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Dermot Morgan ...
 Father Ted Crilly (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Father Dougal McGuire (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
Frank Kelly ...
 Father Jack Hackett (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Mrs. Doyle / ... (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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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 »

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[Mrs. Doyle rolls Father Jack into the room on his wheelchair. Father Jack sees nuns in the room]
Father Jack Hackett: Nuns! Nuns! Reverse!
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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 »

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Songs of Love
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Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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One of a kind.
22 April 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Never has there been a comedy series like this and never will there be one like this again. I've never been an avid fan of Father Ted (don't know why) but as a person who doesn't watch that much television anymore this certainly gives me an excuse to turn the tv on and be entertained. Has done for years. Extremely unique and funny i would gladly sit down and watch a Father Ted marathon and watch every episode back to back. What is rare for a tv programme/movie is that i actually havn't met a single person who dislikes Father Ted! My favourite episode is the one where the whistle gets stolen. Fantastic. Shame there will be no more series but thank ourselves lucky they made three fantastic series. An all time great.


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