History YMMV / FatherTed

2nd Jun '18 7:42:48 AM OlfinBedwere
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* WhatAnIdiot: Strong amounts of it

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* WhatAnIdiot: Strong Where does one begin with a show like this?
** In "Competition Time", Mrs. Doyle tries to tempt Henry into drinking a glass of sherry without realising that he is [[TheAlcoholic a man who is off the wagon]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': That Father Dunne, who had brought Henry to Craggy Island, would have called ahead to warn Ted not to allow Henry near any alcohol, especially given that he's going to be sharing a house with Father Jack, a priest well-known for keeping absurd
amounts of italcohol.\\
'''Instead''': He apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle's fanatical refusal to let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces him to drink the sherry.
** In "Think Fast, Father Ted", Ted discovers that the car Brennan gave him for the raffle has a slight, but noticeable dent in it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted to just leave it as it is; anyone who wins a ''car'' for the miniscule price of a raffle ticket isn't going to be bothered about a slight dent. At most, contact Brennan and try to persuade him to pay for the car to be repaired.\\
'''Instead''': Ted decides to try repairing the dent himself with a hammer... and after a few hours of tapping, [[EpicFail manages to completely destroy the car]].
** In "A Song for Europe", Ted and Dougal are listening to a B-side from a previous [=EuroSong=] entrant, and realise that its music matches the lyrics of their song perfectly.\\
'''You'd Expect''': They would check up on the song's history to ensure that it is really as obscure as they think it is.\\
'''Instead''': They decide to plagiarise the song's music for their lyrics without checking its history. Cue Ted panicking when he realises that it is actually well known.
** "[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]]" contains a phone conversation with Ted and his rival Dick, in which Dick tells Ted that he is [[BlatantLies giving up smoking for Lent, with his two companions also giving up their vices]], and asks Ted to do the same.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would quiz Dick on whatever he is telling the truth or not.\\
'''Instead''': He believes Dick without any question, and naturally it eventually turns out that Dick is still smoking like a chimney, Father Johnson is drinking copious amounts of booze, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Father MacDuff is still rollerblading]].
** This label can be applied to Dougal in general, between placing rabbits in a Bishop's bedroom, selling the parochial house to a feminist and [[TheFunInFuneral ruining a funeral]].
16th May '18 7:11:28 AM jto5334t
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* WhatAnIdiot: Where does one begin with a show like this?
** In "Competition Time", Mrs. Doyle tries to tempt Henry into drinking a glass of sherry without realising that he is [[TheAlcoholic a man who is off the wagon]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': That Father Dunne, who had brought Henry to Craggy Island, would have called ahead to warn Ted not to allow Henry near any alcohol, especially given that he's going to be sharing a house with Father Jack, a priest well-known for keeping absurd amounts of alcohol.\\
'''Instead''': He apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle's fanatical refusal to let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces him to drink the sherry.
** In "Think Fast, Father Ted", Ted discovers that the car Brennan gave him for the raffle has a slight, but noticeable dent in it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted to just leave it as it is; anyone who wins a ''car'' for the miniscule price of a raffle ticket isn't going to be bothered about a slight dent. At most, contact Brennan and try to persuade him to pay for the car to be repaired.\\
'''Instead''': Ted decides to try repairing the dent himself with a hammer... and after a few hours of tapping, [[EpicFail manages to completely destroy the car]].
** In "A Song for Europe", Ted and Dougal are listening to a B-side from a previous [=EuroSong=] entrant, and realise that its music matches the lyrics of their song perfectly.\\
'''You'd Expect''': They would check up on the song's history to ensure that it is really as obscure as they think it is.\\
'''Instead''': They decide to plagiarise the song's music for their lyrics without checking its history. Cue Ted panicking when he realises that it is actually well known.
** "[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]]" contains a phone conversation with Ted and his rival Dick, in which Dick tells Ted that he is [[BlatantLies giving up smoking for Lent, with his two companions also giving up their vices]], and asks Ted to do the same.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would quiz Dick on whatever he is telling the truth or not.\\
'''Instead''': He believes Dick without any question, and naturally it eventually turns out that Dick is still smoking like a chimney, Father Johnson is drinking copious amounts of booze, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Father MacDuff is still rollerblading]].
** This label can be applied to Dougal in general, between placing rabbits in a Bishop's bedroom, selling the parochial house to a feminist and [[TheFunInFuneral ruining a funeral]].

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* WhatAnIdiot: Where does one begin with a show like this?
** In "Competition Time", Mrs. Doyle tries to tempt Henry into drinking a glass of sherry without realising that he is [[TheAlcoholic a man who is off the wagon]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': That Father Dunne, who had brought Henry to Craggy Island, would have called ahead to warn Ted not to allow Henry near any alcohol, especially given that he's going to be sharing a house with Father Jack, a priest well-known for keeping absurd
Strong amounts of alcohol.\\
'''Instead''': He apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle's fanatical refusal to let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces him to drink the sherry.
** In "Think Fast, Father Ted", Ted discovers that the car Brennan gave him for the raffle has a slight, but noticeable dent in it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted to just leave it as it is; anyone who wins a ''car'' for the miniscule price of a raffle ticket isn't going to be bothered about a slight dent. At most, contact Brennan and try to persuade him to pay for the car to be repaired.\\
'''Instead''': Ted decides to try repairing the dent himself with a hammer... and after a few hours of tapping, [[EpicFail manages to completely destroy the car]].
** In "A Song for Europe", Ted and Dougal are listening to a B-side from a previous [=EuroSong=] entrant, and realise that its music matches the lyrics of their song perfectly.\\
'''You'd Expect''': They would check up on the song's history to ensure that it is really as obscure as they think it is.\\
'''Instead''': They decide to plagiarise the song's music for their lyrics without checking its history. Cue Ted panicking when he realises that it is actually well known.
** "[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]]" contains a phone conversation with Ted and his rival Dick, in which Dick tells Ted that he is [[BlatantLies giving up smoking for Lent, with his two companions also giving up their vices]], and asks Ted to do the same.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would quiz Dick on whatever he is telling the truth or not.\\
'''Instead''': He believes Dick without any question, and naturally it eventually turns out that Dick is still smoking like a chimney, Father Johnson is drinking copious amounts of booze, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Father MacDuff is still rollerblading]].
** This label can be applied to Dougal in general, between placing rabbits in a Bishop's bedroom, selling the parochial house to a feminist and [[TheFunInFuneral ruining a funeral]].
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5th May '18 2:47:38 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Some viewers would have you believe that Ted did absolutely nothing wrong in "Are You Right There, Father Ted?" and that the accusations of racism he gets over it are entirely unjustified (or at least a severe over-reaction). For one thing, Ted himself immediately admits to Dougal that his impression of a Chinese person was racist, and for another, he tried to give a really lame excuse as to why he was doing his impression (stretching his eyes to avoid something called "Fat Eyes"), which is probably what caused the situation to really escalate.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Some viewers would have you believe that Ted did absolutely nothing wrong in "Are You Right There, Father Ted?" and that the accusations of racism he gets over it are entirely unjustified (or at least a severe over-reaction). For one thing, Ted himself immediately admits to Dougal that his impression of a Chinese person was racist, and for another, he tried to give a really lame excuse as to why he was doing his impression (stretching his eyes to avoid something called "Fat Eyes"), Eyes") instead of just apologising immediately, which is probably what caused the situation to really escalate.
5th May '18 2:43:52 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Some viewers would have you believe that Ted did absolutely nothing wrong in "Are You Right There, Father Ted?" and that the accusations of racism he gets over it are entirely unjustified (or at least a severe over-reaction). For one thing, Ted himself immediately admits to Dougal that his impression of a Chinese person was racist, and for another, he tried to give a really lame excuse as to why he was doing his impression (stretching his eyes to avoid something called "Fat Eyes"), which is probably what caused the situation to really escalate.
21st Apr '18 4:22:26 AM OlfinBedwere
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'''Instead''': He apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle's fanatical refusal to let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces a nightcap on him.

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'''Instead''': He apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle's fanatical refusal to let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces a nightcap on him.him to drink the sherry.
21st Apr '18 4:21:44 AM OlfinBedwere
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** In "Competition Time", Mrs. Doyle tries to tempt Henry into drinking a glass of sherry without realising that he is [[TheAlcoholic a man who is off the wagon]]. During the exchange, Ted walks in.\\
'''You'd Expect''': For Ted to remind Mrs. Doyle that they already have an alcoholic in the house (Jack), and that if Henry was alcoholic (which the priest doesn't know is true at the time), she should probably give him something else, such as tea.\\
'''Instead''': He sides with Mrs. Doyle in tempting Henry and making him give in. This causes Henry to end up OffTheWagon and a few minutes later the living room is a mess.
** In "Think Fast, Father Ted", Ted damages the car Brennan gave him for the raffle so badly that they cannot possibly give away as a prize.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would phone Brennan immediately and calmly explain himself. Brennan would then arrange a different car or some other prize.\\
'''Instead''': Ted freaks out in the night that Brennan was going to kill them for destroying the car and quickly borrows another priest's car. [[EpicFail Things go horribly wrong from there]].

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** In "Competition Time", Mrs. Doyle tries to tempt Henry into drinking a glass of sherry without realising that he is [[TheAlcoholic a man who is off the wagon]]. During the exchange, Ted walks in.\\
'''You'd Expect''': For That Father Dunne, who had brought Henry to Craggy Island, would have called ahead to warn Ted not to remind Mrs. Doyle allow Henry near any alcohol, especially given that they already have an alcoholic in the he's going to be sharing a house (Jack), and that if Henry was alcoholic (which the with Father Jack, a priest doesn't know is true at the time), she should probably give him something else, such as tea.well-known for keeping absurd amounts of alcohol.\\
'''Instead''': He sides with apparently forgets to do this, and Mrs. Doyle in tempting Henry and making him give in. This causes Henry Doyle's fanatical refusal to end up OffTheWagon and let any of her guests turn down any drink of any description naturally leads to disaster when she forces a few minutes later the living room is a mess.
nightcap on him.
** In "Think Fast, Father Ted", Ted damages discovers that the car Brennan gave him for the raffle so badly that they cannot possibly give away as has a prize.slight, but noticeable dent in it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would phone to just leave it as it is; anyone who wins a ''car'' for the miniscule price of a raffle ticket isn't going to be bothered about a slight dent. At most, contact Brennan immediately and calmly explain himself. Brennan would then arrange a different try to persuade him to pay for the car or some other prize.to be repaired.\\
'''Instead''': Ted freaks out in decides to try repairing the night that Brennan was going to kill them for destroying the car dent himself with a hammer... and quickly borrows another priest's car. after a few hours of tapping, [[EpicFail Things go horribly wrong from there]].manages to completely destroy the car]].



** "[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]]" contains a phone conversation with Ted and his rival Dick, in which Dick tells Ted that he is [[BlatantLies giving up alcohol for Lent, with his two companions also giving up their vices]], and asks Ted to do the same.\\

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** "[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]]" contains a phone conversation with Ted and his rival Dick, in which Dick tells Ted that he is [[BlatantLies giving up alcohol smoking for Lent, with his two companions also giving up their vices]], and asks Ted to do the same.\\



'''Instead''': He believes Dick's lie. Even when the truth is exposed in front of him.

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'''Instead''': He believes Dick's lie. Even when the truth Dick without any question, and naturally it eventually turns out that Dick is exposed in front still smoking like a chimney, Father Johnson is drinking copious amounts of him.booze, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Father MacDuff is still rollerblading]].



** "Are You Right There, Father Ted?" has some Chinese people [[MistakenForRacist mistake Ted to be an outright racist due to one simple insult]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': The non-Asian islanders would do one of two things. One is that they could help Ted to correct the mistake. The other, if they were to go along with the Chinese people's story, is that they could call him out for it.\\
'''Instead''': They ''congratulate'' Ted for a quality he doesn't have.
** Then we have the third-last episode. In the previous episode, Dick beat Ted at a football game because Ted's team was accused of cheating. You would think Dick would make Ted wash his car or clean his house or something personally humiliating like that, but instead he demanded that Ted ''kick Bishop Brennan up the arse''!\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ted would report Dick's demand to his superiors. If he hates Dick so much, then he could [[EnemyMine team up with Brennan to get Dick excommunicated or relocated as punishment]], or something like that.\\
'''Instead''': Ted does as Dick had demanded, which leaves Brennan completely angry with him [[DelayedReaction when he comes to his senses]].
10th Apr '18 2:24:48 PM AmuckCricetine
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* OlderThanTheyThink: "Dermot Morgan playing a funny priest" actually goes all the way back to 1980, when he would appear on ''The Live Mike'' as "Father Trendy" to deliver the end-of-episode homily.
10th Apr '18 2:22:51 PM AmuckCricetine
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* GrowingTheBeard: While the first series isn't considered bad by a long shot, it's noticeably slower-paced than the two that follows, and has much more of a focus on cringe comedy than the surreal and absurd humour that the show would become known for. The second series is seen as when the show really found its footing.

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* GrowingTheBeard: While the first series isn't considered bad by a long shot, it's noticeably slower-paced than the two that follows, and has much more of a focus on cringe comedy {{cringe comedy}} than the surreal and absurd humour that the show would become known for. The second series is seen as when the show really found its footing.



** Dermot Morgan was actually having heart problems during the filming of the Shaft scene of the last episode "Going To America". However, Tommy Tiernan (who played the suicidal priest) kept flubbing his lines, and the producers would not let Dermot go until it was finished. To make matters worse, Dermot had to do dance moves in this scene, and doing them repeatedly exacerbated his condition. He died less than 24 hours later. If the reshoots of the scene had been stopped and Dermot had gotten treatment, there is a chance he might have lived. However, there is equally a chance that he might have died whilst away and the rest of the episode would never have been filmed.

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** Dermot Morgan was actually having heart problems during the filming of the Shaft ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' scene of the last episode "Going To America". However, Tommy Tiernan (who played the suicidal priest) kept flubbing his lines, and the producers would not let Dermot go until it was finished. To make matters worse, Dermot had to do dance moves in this scene, and doing them repeatedly exacerbated his condition. He died less than 24 hours later. If the reshoots of the scene had been stopped and Dermot had gotten treatment, there is a chance he might have lived. However, there is equally a chance that he might have died whilst away and the rest of the episode would never have been filmed.
8th Apr '18 9:26:33 PM BugsFan17
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*** Ted remarking, "A heart attack? That's rare these days" is a bit hard to take nowadays.
12th Feb '18 7:46:53 AM jto5334t
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** When Niamh Connolly visits the house, Dougal is left by Ted to mind it and to try to control his uneasiness around women.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Dougal will do the proper host duties while Ted is gone.\\
'''Instead''': He ''sells Connolly the house''.
** In "A Christmassy Ted", Ted forgets about a funeral due to walking off around the island.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Dougal and everyone else in the parochial house to wait until Ted gets back, and then send him to do the funeral.\\
'''Instead''': Dougal does the funeral himself, and [[TheFunInFuneral completely ruins it]].

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** When Niamh Connolly visits the house, This label can be applied to Dougal is left by Ted to mind it and to try to control his uneasiness around women.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Dougal will do the proper host duties while Ted is gone.\\
'''Instead''': He ''sells Connolly the house''.
** In "A Christmassy Ted", Ted forgets about a funeral due to walking off around the island.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Dougal and everyone else
in general, between placing rabbits in a Bishop's bedroom, selling the parochial house to wait until Ted gets back, and then send him to do the funeral.\\
'''Instead''': Dougal does the funeral himself,
a feminist and [[TheFunInFuneral completely ruins it]].ruining a funeral]].
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