Father Ted: Season 2, Episode 5

A Song for Europe (5 Apr. 1996)

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Father Ted and Dougal enter their song, "My Lovely Horse", into the Euro Song 96 contest.


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Father Ted and Dougal enter their song, "My Lovely Horse", into the Euro Song 96 contest.

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The entries for "Song for Ireland 1996" were:
  • 1 The Miracle is Mine by Fr. Dick Byrne and Father Cyril McDuff

  • 2 My Lovely Horse by Fr. Ted Crilly and Fr. Dougal McGuire

  • 3 If I could wear my Hat like my Heart by The Grand Girls

  • 4 You Dirty English Bastards by The Hairy Bowsies

  • 5 The Drums of Africa are calling me home by Sean O'Brien

  • 6 Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la by Death Pigs

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When Dougal plays his record, he puts the needle on and music plays, but it's clear the turntable is not moving. See more »


Father Dougal: Ready Ted? Let's do it!
Father Ted: Dougal, don't take it so seriously, it's just a bit of fun.
[some time later; Ted has smoked so many cigarettes the room is filled with smoke]
Father Ted: Just play the f - king note!
Father Dougal: The first one?
Father Ted: [angry yelling] No not the f - king first one! The f - king first one's already f - king down! Just play the f - king note you were f - king playing earlier! I've been playing the f - king first one! We have the f - king first one!
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The copyright year at the end is misprinted as MXMXCVI instead of MCMXCVI for the first six episodes of the second season. See more »


Featured in Father Ted: Going to America (1998) See more »


My Lovely Horse
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by Ardal O'Hanlon and Dermot Morgan
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