History Series / FatherTed

24th May '16 1:05:53 PM mhnospa
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** "Remember Father O'Reilly? He's in Clare. They moved him after he owned up to [[NoodleIncident that O J Simpson thing]]."
22nd May '16 10:42:13 AM CynicalBastardo
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%% * ThePsychoRangers: The Rugged Island priests.

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%% * ThePsychoRangers: The Rugged Island priests.priests. Dick is basically a more evil version of Ted and his two companions are almost exactly like Dougal and Jack.



%% * SimilarSquad: The Rugged Island priests.

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%% * SimilarSquad: The Rugged Island priests.priests. They live in the same type of house as Ted, Dougal and Jack and have almost the exact same personalities, except that Dick Byrne is even more of a {{Jerkass}} than Ted is.



* TrainingFromHell: Parodied when the priests give up cigarettes, alcohol and rollerblading for Lent. The nun sent to then wakes them early, bathes them in ice, drags them from a tractor, ''shoots at them with a revolver'' and makes them sleep on bricks.



%% * MushroomSamba: The toliet seat version.

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%% * MushroomSamba: The toliet seat version.Jack tends to hallucinate whenever he drinks Toilet Duck. He sees Ted as incredibly creepy when holding up three fingers.
26th Mar '16 1:19:12 PM CynicalBastardo
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* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: When [[StrawFeminist Niamh Connolly]] is shown performing her latest song on tv, there's a woman using sign language to convey the song's lyrics for the deaf. About halfway through, she simply shrugs and gives up translating.
12th Mar '16 11:25:24 AM CynicalBastardo
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%% * CardboardBoxes: Spoofed in the "Speed 3" episode.

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%% * CardboardBoxes: Spoofed in the "Speed 3" episode.episode. There's a big stack of neatly arranged boxes in the middle of the road, which Ted moves one by one out of the path of the milk float, then drives right through them with his own car.



%% * ChristmasEpisode: "A Christmassy Ted".

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%% * ChristmasEpisode: "A Christmassy Ted".Ted", where Ted is awarded the Golden Cleric on Christmas day for covering up a scandal involving him and a number of other priests accidentally wandering into the lingerie section of a department store.


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* CorruptChurch: Many of the priests are dodgy characters with various shady dealings:
** Ted once inappropriated some funds from a sick child and went to Las Vegas with the proceeds. When he temporarily gets reassigned to a cushy parish in Dublin, he gets sent back after some irregularities in his expenses.
** Bishop Brennan has been having secret affairs and even has a secret son in America.
** Father Billy "The Spinmaster" is a [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addict]] who steals the proceeds from a raffle to pay off his debts.
** Father Williams is caught with a box of guns in his house, implied to be for the IRA.
2nd Mar '16 11:33:14 AM johnnye
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** How Jack got to Craggy Island: the infamous "Wedding in Athlone".":

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** How Jack got to Craggy Island: the infamous "Wedding in Athlone".":Athlone."
** From "Are You Right There Father Ted":
1st Mar '16 1:27:32 AM outlander2012
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** Mrs Doyle ''hates'' the language in modern novels, in fact she hates it so much that she spends five minutes using all of the language that she hates.

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** Mrs Doyle ''hates'' the language in modern novels, novels; in fact she hates it so much that she spends five minutes using all of the language that she hates.



** That line was actually ad-libbed by Pauline [=McLynn=] and caused Dermot Morgan to break up. If you watch closely you can see that the scene is cut just as he is about to laugh out loud.
** Another example from Mrs Doyle is her talk of how much she hates sex. "..can you imagine father, your husband, with his ''lad'' in his hand, ready to ''do the business'', wanting you to ''degrade yourself''...Get a good ''mental'' picture there!" Ted is eating a sausage at the time.

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** That line was actually ad-libbed by Pauline [=McLynn=] and caused Dermot Morgan to break up. If you watch closely closely, you can see that the scene is cut just as he is about to laugh out loud.
** Another example from Mrs Doyle is her talk of how much she hates sex. "..can you imagine father, Father, your husband, with his ''lad'' in his hand, ready to ''do the business'', wanting you to ''degrade yourself''...Get a good ''mental'' picture there!" Ted is eating a sausage at the time.



* IneptTalentShowContestant: "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose]] the EurovisionSongContest for Ireland, which at that point was tired of hosting.

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* IneptTalentShowContestant: "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose]] the EurovisionSongContest for Ireland, which at that point was tired of being nearly bankrupted by the cost of repeatedly hosting.



'''Bishop Brennan:''' Nuns are people too!

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'''Bishop Brennan:''' Nuns are people too!too! My God, the strings I had to pull to stop the Vatican getting involved!



** How Jack got to Craggy Island: the infamous "Wedding in Athlone". Nobody tells what happened, but Brennan mentions "the strings I had to pull to stop the Vatican getting involved." Notable in that Brennan furiously shouts "I do not want to talk about it", when he had been gleefully recounting the others' immoralities.
** And this utter gem in "Are You Right There Father Ted":

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** How Jack got to Craggy Island: the infamous "Wedding in Athlone". Nobody tells what happened, but Brennan mentions "the strings I had to pull to stop the Vatican getting involved." Notable in that Brennan furiously shouts "I do not want to talk about it", when he had been gleefully recounting the others' immoralities.\n** And this utter gem in "Are You Right There Father Ted":":
1st Mar '16 1:16:05 AM outlander2012
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-->''"OH JESUS, WE'RE DEAD! OH, GOD ALMIGHTY!"''
28th Feb '16 8:02:08 AM Inspeps
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** Ted would like you to know that that money was just "resting in his account".
20th Feb '16 3:22:45 PM notShemp
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* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Ted needs to hold a raffle for a prize that isn't his to give away, so he rigs the draw by giving Dougal the winning ticket. Dougal remains oblivious after the number is called several times, responding only when Ted addresses him directly.
18th Feb '16 8:00:18 AM TheUnknownUploader
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%% * BadassGrandpa: Jack, Bishop Brennan.

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%% * BadassCape: Bishop Brennan wears one.
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BadassGrandpa: Jack, Father Jack and Bishop Brennan.



* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: "New Jack City" has Ted and Dougal learn to appreciate Father Jack for the simple fact that his replacement Father Stack is an even bigger {{Jerkass}}.



%% * DeadpanSnarker: Ted.

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%% * DeadpanSnarker: Ted.Ted.
** Father Jessop, said to be the most sarcastic man in the country, naturally takes this UpToEleven.



%% * FailureIsTheOnlyOption

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%% * FailureIsTheOnlyOptionFailureIsTheOnlyOption: Anything Ted tries to accomplish. ''Anything.''



* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Craggy Island has one that Ted was completely oblivious to.

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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Craggy Island has one that Ted was completely oblivious to.to, due to being at a different parochial house for a few weeks.


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** In the case of the Chinatown, Ted had been off at a different parochial house for several weeks, presumably the time it took for the Chinatown to be made.


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** Father Jack's response to hearing that [[TheDreaded Father Stone]] is visiting is to punch Ted out of the window.
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