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 Crilly (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Father Dougal McGuire (25 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 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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Trivia

Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews decided that Series 3 was to be the final season, because they had felt there wasn't more they could with the sitcom and with the characters. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bishop: [after a two-minute conversation with Dougal] It's all nonsense, isn't it?
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Crazy Credits

The sixth 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs of Love
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Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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Drink, Girls, Arse, Feck!
2 October 2000 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best things to come out of Ireland since U2. Dermot Morgan plays Fr. Ted Crilly, a priest on Craggy Island which is supposedly off the west coast of Ireland somewhere. However, Ardal O'Hanlon who plays Fr. Dougal Mc Guire and Frank Kelly who plays Fr. Jack Hackett, steal all the shows as far as I'm concerned.

Graham Norton appears frequently throughout the series as Fr. Noel Furlong. He is very funny and my favourite episode of the series is Hell. This is where we meet Fr. Furlong for the first time. Ted goes on holidays to a caravan and he is already there with some youngsters from a youth club.

Some great one liners that will remain in the Irish psyche for a long time to come. "Drink, girls, arse, feck", the immortal words of Fr. Jack for example. You are missing out if you haven't seen this series. Rent it out today or buy it. It is definitely worth buying the series on tape. Feckin brilliant.


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