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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According to the writer's commentary, the video for "My Lovely Horse" was based on a 1970s lifestyle video for the Swarbrigg song "That's What Friends are For," which they claim is the funniest music video of all time. Some of the shots are even copied down to every last detail. See more »

Goofs

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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[after playing "My Lovely Horse" to Father Jack and Mrs. Doyle]
Father Ted Crilly: Well, what do you think, in general?
[Father Jack pulls out a rifle and shoots Ted's guitar]
Father Ted Crilly: Right.
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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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