Father Ted: Season 2, Episode 11

A Christmassy Ted (24 Dec. 1996)

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Father Ted wins the "Golden Cleric", for saving a fellow group of priests from an embarrassing situation.

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Cast

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Dermot Morgan ...
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Frank Kelly ...
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Tony Guilfoyle ...
Anne Gildea ...
Woman with Baby
Caoilinn McCormack ...
Baby
Barry Murphy ...
Salesman
Sean Barrett ...
Father Fitzgerald
Donncha Crowley ...
Father Billy
Colum Gallivan ...
Father Reilly
Neil McCaul ...
Father Terry
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In this Christmas special from 1996, Ted manages to avert a major catastrophe when he, Dougal and a group of other priests become lost in the lingerie section of a clothes store. Managing to get them out of the store and averting another scandal in the catholic church. Ted is awarded a Golden Cleric. Ted is undoubtedly pleased but things take an unexpected turn when a priest called Father Todd Unctious turns up who claims to be an old friend of Teds. Although Ted can't for the life of him remember who he is. Written by Robert McElwaine

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This episode is an hour special. See more »

Goofs

There is a visit to a department store which boasts (we're told) the largest lingerie department in Ireland. However, the establishing shot of the store is of Oxford Street in London. It even features a bus stop with the easily recognisable London Transport logo. The interior of the shop however is indeed a lingerie section in Dunnes Stores, an Irish shopping chain. See more »

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Father Ted Crilly: I mean, what's it all about?
Father Dougal: Oh there's not really a story Ted, it's just about football and stuff.
Father Ted Crilly: Ah no Dougal I mean life.
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Featured in Father Ted: Going to America (1998) See more »

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La Marseillaise
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performed by a Group of Priests
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Outstanding!
21 December 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Christmas specials of comedy series, usually being longer, can be a curate's egg - good in parts etc... This episode, however, despite being double the length of a typical Ted, maintains the series' stratospherically high standards throughout! Right from the introductory absurdity of the Ted household's visit to The Mainland for Christmas shopping, to the (un)dynamic duo's incarceration in Ireland's Largest Lingerie Department, through Ted's elevation to Priest of the Year and Mrs Doyle's adventures with the Teamatic, this is a total gem of a show.

The Vietnamesque escape from said Lingerie Department, Father Jack's being parked in a creche (spelling 'Arse, Feck, Girls' with the ABC wooden spelling blocks and corrupting the other infants into crying those very words later), the sleazy flashback of the old priest talking about Ted to Father Unctious, every scene is perfect.

Watch out for a young Kevin McKidd, of 'Rome' fame, as a callow priest losing it in the Lingerie Department, and the lovely Ed Byrne as a scoffing youth on a gay-chatline spoof...

Sheer perfection.

P.S. Dermot Morgan is so painfully missed...


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