Father Ted (1995–1998)
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New Jack City 

Father Ted and Dougal mistakenly celebrate when a sick Jack leaves, only to be replaced by someone worse.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Vass Anderson ...
Brendan Grace ...
Fred Ridgeway ...
Father Ken Dillon
Noel Slattery ...
Father Rory Shanahan
Tony Guilfoyle ...
Fidelma Meehan ...
Sister Monica
Larry O'Brien ...
Father Walton
Paddy Joyce ...
Shouting Priest
Declan Mulholland ...
Shouting Priest
Ultan Ely-O'Carroll ...
Shouting Priest (as Ultan Ely O'Carroll)
Desmond Jordan ...
Posh Priest


When Jack is discovered to have hairy hands disease he is sent to the local hospital for old priests to recover and replaced by the obnoxious Father Fintan Slack, who goes out of his way to torment Ted and Dougal as well as playing loud jungle music all night. In desperation Ted and Dougal spring Jack from the hospital but find that Slack has also caught the hairy hands disease from sitting in Jack's chair and has to go for treatment, thus freeing them from him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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3 May 1996 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The two jungle records that Father Fintan Stack can be heard playing on his stereo in this episode are Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb (DJ SS Remix) released on Suburban Base Records and DJ Taktix - The Way VIP released on Back 2 Basics Recordings. See more »


Jack runs out of the house when Ted tells him Jack is being sent to St. Clabbert's for his hairy hands. In the following shot of Jack trying to escape on the fly-mo, his hands are back to normal. See more »


Father Fintan Stack: I want to listen to some music.
Father Ted Crilly: Oh, that's fine, you go ahead there.
Father Fintan Stack: I wasn't asking for permission.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Brendan Grace played it right.
25 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As is suggested by the title the idea of this episode was to bring a priest into the parochial house who is a young version of Jack. Enter the wonderfully nasty Fintan Stack. The writers imagined that who ever played the part would shout the lines and generally behave like Jack. However Brendan Grace, who played Fintan Stack, pulled a masterful stroke and completely played down the role. He delivered his lines in soft voice with a camp menace that borders on sinister. This is one of my absolute favourite episodes and even after repeated viewings I still laugh at every one of Brendan's lines. It wouldn't have been half as funny if he had shouted them like a young Jack. It's a shame he only appeared in one episode.

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