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Father Ted 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1995–1998)
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Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.
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3   2   1  
1998   1996   1995  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dermot Morgan ...  Father Ted Crilly 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Ardal O'Hanlon ...  Father Dougal McGuire 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Frank Kelly ...  Father Jack Hackett 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Pauline McLynn ...  Mrs. Doyle 25 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

Have mercy on poor Father Ted Crilly. He has so much to contend with when it comes to dealing with the folks of Craggy Island, Ireland. There's Father Dougal McGuire, who is as dimwitted as they come; and then there is Father Jack Hackett who lives for the simple pleasures of life (sleeping, drinking, and swearing). Ted tries to bring stability to his congregation as well as the surreal townspeople of Craggy Island. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

In Ireland, even though the country has a majority of the population self-identifying as Roman Catholic, the show is still popular with the "Protestant" population, and a surprisingly large number of both Roman Catholic, and Protestant, priests and clergy. See more »

Goofs

Some of the bunnies in "The Plague" are motionless stuffed bunnies. See more »

Quotes

Father Dougal: Next you're going to tell us you're Santa.
Father Ted: No Dougal. I'm the opposite of Santa.
Father Dougal: The anti-Santa?
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Crazy Credits

The sixth episode of the second season begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs of Love
(title music)
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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By God, it is hilarious!
14 January 2004 | by Lone_SharkSee all my reviews

With reference to previous comments, nobody in the Catholic Church (including me) has a problem with this show. It's absolutely hilarious, as will be evident to almost any viewer (assuming you have a decent sense of humour). In 5 words: Surrealist irreverent Irish priest comedy.


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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Father Ted See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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