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All the People in Televisionland (Father Ted and His Faithful Friends)

On 14 March, 1997, Father Ted had his finest hour. But it didn’t happen in Father Ted – it happened in reality. Advertisements

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I Think We Got Away With It (A Christmassy Ted)

Where do we even begin? “A Christmassy Ted” is a monumental episode. Structurally, it’s the show’s biggest experiment to date. Narratively, it’s something of a mess. Though frustrating on certain levels, it holds a unique charm – this is an … Continue reading

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I’m Just Doing a Job (Flight Into Terror)

The first series of Father Ted concluded with an elegiac episode which mused on the transitory nature of life. Not to be outdone, the second series reaches its climax with what can only be described as Ted doing a high-octane disaster … Continue reading

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The Way You Get Used to Something (New Jack City)

One of the show’s most reliable storytelling techniques is to populate its episodes with guest characters who mirror the main cast. Some, like Father Dick Byrne, serve as foils. Others, like Father Damo Lennon, are more interesting for the reflections … 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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But Mrs Doyle Makes the Tea (Rock a Hula Ted)

The Catholic Church’s relationship with women is initially flagged as an issue in Father Ted’s first series, but it’s not until “Rock a Hula Ted” that this thread is brought to its devastating conclusion. The episode marks the show’s definitive statement … Continue reading

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Very Easy to Put On, Very Hard to Get Off (The Plague)

After Jack’s latest bout of nude sleepwalking, Bishop Brennan visits to inspect the parochial house’s new security measures. Meanwhile, Dougal’s new rabbit, Sampras, begins to breed rapidly – a problem, as the bishop is intensely leporiphobic. Increasingly farcical attempts to … Continue reading

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