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So There’s No Way He’ll Be Able to Play (Escape From Victory)

There’s something missing here. It’s easy to overlook, given that it relates to a character who hardly ever spoke, but once it’s been pointed out, it’s difficult to forget: there’s no Father Jim Johnson. In an episode centring on an … Continue reading

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My Keeper and My Reward (Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading)

In retrospect, the second series of Father Ted seems quite preoccupied with annual events. It’s not difficult to see why – if you’re writing a sitcom, and one of your express goals is to offer an authentic representation of your … Continue reading

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Yeah, It Was a Bit Sad (A Song for Europe)

Now we come to a real classic. Every Father Ted episode is good – a case could be made that every Father Ted episode is great – but they are not created equal. A handful have risen above the others to … Continue reading

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The Solitude Can Get to Them (Competition Time)

It’s fair to say that this is not the pinnacle of the first series. As Graham Linehan notes in the commentary, an episode centring on any kind of competition is terribly easy to write. The characters spend a few scenes … Continue reading

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