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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Along with his rival Father Dick Byrne Ted is encouraged to write a song to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest and comes up with the dreadful 'My Lovely Horse' but when it is derided he plans to substitute his version of an obscure Norwegian song whose writers are dead. Unfortunately the song proves to anything but obscure and very well-known so in desperation he reverts to 'My Lovely Horse'. Up against Dick Byrne's superior offering Ted's song is chosen, solely because the organizers want to lose to avoid staging the next year's costly show. At the song contest it gets 'Nil points' all round. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Neil Hannon wrote the music for "My Lovely Horse". See more »

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At the end of the episode the Roman numerals that signify the production year say MXMXCVI, which means 2106; it's actually supposed to be MCMXCVI, meaning 1996. See more »

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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 »

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