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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5 April 1996 (UK)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Father Dougal McGuire: How about "Take this lump of sugar, baby, you know you want it"?
Father Ted Crilly: I think we want to steer clear of the whole area of being in love with the horse. Just that we want to be around it and have a good time.
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Father Ted: Going to America (1998) 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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