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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Father Ted Crilly 25 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Father Dougal McGuire 25 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Father Jack Hackett 25 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Mrs. Doyle 25 episodes, 1995-1998
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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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21 April 1995 (UK)  »

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Otac Ted  »

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Trivia

In the sitcom, Ted, Jack and Dougal are living in exile on Craggy Island which they've all been exiled to by Bishop Brennan: In the backstory behind why all 3 of them were exiled to Craggy Island - Ted was exiled after being under suspicion for stealing child's Lourdes money to fund his own trip to Las Vegas. Dougal was exiled as punishment for unknown misdeeds and Jack's exile was something to do with a wedding ceremony he performed in Athlone. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Father Ted: [in the department store] Where did you manage to stick Jack in the end?
Father Dougal: Ah, they've got this great place, Ted where you can put people who don't want to go shopping. They can just stay there and have a laugh.
Father Ted: Really? Never heard of that. Were there other people there?
Father Dougal: Ah, loads of people, Ted. He'll be fine.
[cut to Jack, in the creche, smoking a cigarette and surrounded by children playing]
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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 »

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Songs of Love
(title music)
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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Impossible to dislike.
5 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

How anyone can fault this remarkably funny sitcom is utterly beyond me. The comedy ranges from the most crude to the superiorly intelligent. I particularly like Dougal's (Ardal O'Hannon) take on the death of Kurt Cobain, offensive as it was.

There is nothing to dislike about this; the characters are lovable (especially Dougal), they're hilarious and it is the most Irish humour possible. It's a big pity this show was not as renowned around the globe as it was in Ireland.

Eleven out of ten, just for showing us how unsophisticated comedy can win over every time.


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