Father Ted: Season 1, Episode 1

Good Luck, Father Ted (21 Apr. 1995)

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Father Dougal and Jack visit a Craggy Island fair filled with odd attractions, while Father Ted secretly tries to have a TV interview with "Faith Of Our Fathers".

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Accident-prone Father Ted Crilly, along with stupid young Father Dougal and cantankerous, drunken retired priest Father Jack, lives on Craggy Island, being looked after by house-keeper Mrs Doyle. Ted hears a TV crew is coming to interview priests with remote parishes but does not want the others involved so pretends he is the island's sole priest, sending Dougal and Jack to the funfair. With the interview about to start Ted finds himself at the fair and whisked into the air on one of its rides, leaving Dougal, whom the interviewer assumes to be Ted, to spout a load of rubbish into the microphone. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The following rides appeared at Funland: The Whirly-go-round, Freak Pointing, Duck Startling, The Chair of Death, Goading Fierce Man, The Pond Of Terror, The Spinning Cat, Tarot Reading, The Ladder, and the Tunnel Of Goats. See more »

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When Jack and Dougal are both on the Whirly-go-Round, you can see a crewmember's hand spinning the wheel on the right hand side of the screen. See more »

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Father Ted Crilly: Uh... Dougal... there's uh... some shaving cream there.
Father Dougal McGuire: No, no, Ted, your grand.
Father Ted Crilly: No... on you.
Father Dougal McGuire: Oh... where exactly Ted?
Father Ted Crilly: Just there, below your ear.
Father Dougal McGuire: Here?
Father Ted Crilly: Yes and there's... uh... there's a bit more...
Father Dougal McGuire: Gone?
Father Ted Crilly: No, there's still just a tiny... Dougal, its all over the place!
Father Dougal McGuire: How on Earth did that get there?... I didn't even shave this morning!
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Featured in Father Ted: Going to America (1998) See more »

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Written by Mark Chapman and Holly Knight
Performed by Ardal O'Hanlon
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The beginning of a masterpiece
1 November 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

As soon as you watch this episode you'll be hooked.

Father Ted is the funniest comedy of all time in my opinion, maybe it's because I'm Irish, or maybe it just is.

You are introduced to the main characters instantly you're first, simplest impressions of their very different personalities and traits will lead you to watch the entire 25 episodes.

In 'Funland' Ted is appearing in a TV interview but as usual things go upside down in hilarious circumstances. It will have you holding your stomachs and quoting Dougals' representations of Spider babies for years to come...

'Funland' sets a fairly high benchmark as the beginning of a series and you'll wonder how Linehan can surpass this, but he does...


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