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Father Dougal has responded to calls for him to be the next Pope.
The Father Ted character has emerged from hiding on Craggy Island after 15 years to back the Facebook campaign calling for his appointment to lead the Roman Catholic Church.
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"This is great! Obviously very excited. Had no idea I was in the running, to be honest," said Dougal.
"If I am made Pope the first thing I will do is make Sunday a recognised day of worship. Hurray!"
The Facebook fan page has amassed over 16,000 likes since its creation last month.
The community calls for the controversial appointment "because nobody else could concentrate so hard on looking so holy than Father Dougal McGuire himself".
Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement last month, becoming the first man to voluntarily leave the position in 600 years.
A total of 115 cardinal-electors have today »
Created By: Graham Linegan and Arthur Matthews
Ireland always produces great comedians, writers and artists and there’s probably not been a better or equally more bizarre cult-classic comedy than Father Ted on the Irish shores or, to be truthful, in the UK at all in the late 1990s. For those who don’t know, Father Ted was created by Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews who invented the vividly insane world of Father Ted Crilly. He’s a priest that has been stuck on an Island somewhere off the west coast of Ireland (just past Donegal and past again), in a small parochial house. His days there are shared with the endlessly stupid Father Dougal (Ardal O’Hanlon) and the endlessly aggressive Father Jack (Frank Kelly), the latter who sits sleeping, drinking and shouting – a direct satirical reminder of the later life of Catholic priests. »
- Dan Bullock
From award-winning creators Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews and starring Dermot Morgan as the eponymous Father Ted Crilly, the brilliant and much-loved comedy, Father Ted, Series 1, 2 and 3 are now available to own separately on DVD from 11th March.
Each series of this laugh-out-loud comedy classic is also loaded with hilarious extras including brand new commentaries and interviews with Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews, Tedfest 2007: A Very Ted Weekend & Tedfest 2007: Two tribes go to war, Commentary with Graham Linehan & Ardal O’Hanlon, Comedy Connections, Comic Relief with Ted and Dougal, and Channel 4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows. Plus, each series comes with brand new individually designed bespoke illustrated packaging designed by renowned cartoonist, Tony Millionaire:
Laugh out loud again with Father Ted Series 1, 2, & 3 available to own from 11th March 2013 or… »
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2013
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