History YMMV / FatherTed

15th Aug '16 1:36:35 AM 06tele
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** Father Austin Purcell in the season two episode "Think Fast, Father Ted". He's described in universe as "the most boring priest in Ireland" but there's something genuinely pathetic in his need to talk continually to everyone (and everything) he meets. In the credits sequence it's revealed that he will continue talking even if left alone in a room:
--->'''Father Purcell''': This is a piece of advice my father gave to me. Now, this not only refers to lagging, but all forms of insulation. He said, "Don't ever..." No, no, it was, "Always! Always re-..." No! It was, "Never..." Oh, I've forgotten. Never mind. [''Beat''] What's your favourite humming noise? Would it be "hmmmm" or would it be "hmmm-MMMMM"? The first one there, that's the sound of a fridge. The second one, that's the sound of a man humming. [''Beat''] You never hear a woman humming. I knew a woman once, but she died soon afterwards.
13th Aug '16 6:59:15 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Between English and Irish fans, the debate rages over whether the shoe counts as Irish or not: All-Irish cast, including several iconic Irish comedians such as Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan, Graham Norton and Brendan Grace, Irish writers and a strongly Irish setting, versus an English broadcaster and a huge English fanbase.

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** Between English and Irish fans, the debate rages over whether the shoe show counts as Irish or not: All-Irish cast, including several iconic Irish comedians such as Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan, Graham Norton and Brendan Grace, Irish writers and a strongly Irish setting, versus an English broadcaster and a huge English fanbase.


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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 really show found its footing.
3rd Aug '16 5:46:36 PM mlsmithca
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Dougal just [[TheDitz extremely stupid]], or does he have schizophrenia (or some other psychosis)? His behavior throughout the series is that of someone completely detached from the real world — with Ted even having to draw him a chart describing the differences between fantasy and reality — and moreover Dougal's thoughts and words ''do'' occasionally conform to reality and to varying degrees. In addition, many of his behaviors throughout the show are not outright stupid but just plain weird and nonsensical. He probably only became mentally ill sometime in his adult life, after becoming priest.



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Dougal just [[TheDitz extremely stupid]], or does he have schizophrenia (or some other psychosis)? His behavior throughout the series is that of someone completely detached from the real world — with Ted even having to draw him a chart describing the differences between fantasy and reality — and moreover Dougal's thoughts and words ''do'' occasionally conform to reality and to varying degrees. In addition, many of his behaviors throughout the show are not outright stupid but just plain weird and nonsensical. He probably only became mentally ill sometime in his adult life, after becoming priest.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Which should also be a Crowning Music of Funny; "My Lovely Horse".
** The Rugged Island priests' song "The Miracle Is Mine" from the same episode qualifies too. It is hammy and overblown (in the vein of many Eurovision entries), it has a vague religious lyric to it, and is backed up by a full choir and orchestra. This is a good EstablishingCharacterMoment for Dick and Cyril, because they are shown to have a genuine musical talent and planning, whereas Ted and Dougal do not. However, due to the biased voting (again, which happens in Eurovision in real life), Ted and Dougal manage to win anyway.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Which should also be a Crowning Music of Funny; "My Lovely Horse".
** The Rugged Island priests' song "The Miracle Is Mine" from the same episode qualifies too. It is hammy and overblown (in the vein of many Eurovision entries), it has a vague religious lyric to it, and is backed up by a full choir and orchestra. This is a good EstablishingCharacterMoment for Dick and Cyril, because they are shown to have a genuine musical talent and planning, whereas Ted and Dougal do not. However, due to the biased voting (again, which happens in Eurovision in real life), Ted and Dougal manage to win anyway.
3rd Aug '16 5:45:23 PM mlsmithca
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Dougal just [[TheDitz extremely stupid]], or does he have schizophrenia(or some other psychosis)?
** His behavior throughout the series is that of someone completely detached from the real world—with Ted even having to draw him a chart describing the differences between fantasy and reality—and moreover Dougal's thoughts and words ''do'' occasionally conform to reality and to varying degrees. In addition, many of his behaviors throughout the show are not outright stupid but just plain weird and nonsensical. He probably only became mentally ill sometime in his adult life, after becoming priest.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Dougal just [[TheDitz extremely stupid]], or does he have schizophrenia(or schizophrenia (or some other psychosis)?
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psychosis)? His behavior throughout the series is that of someone completely detached from the real world—with world — with Ted even having to draw him a chart describing the differences between fantasy and reality—and reality — and moreover Dougal's thoughts and words ''do'' occasionally conform to reality and to varying degrees. In addition, many of his behaviors throughout the show are not outright stupid but just plain weird and nonsensical. He probably only became mentally ill sometime in his adult life, after becoming priest.



* BrokenBase: More like "broken periphery demographic." Catholic priests either think it is hilarious and harmless satire or insulting and poorly researched slander.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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More like "broken periphery demographic." Catholic priests either think it is hilarious and harmless satire or insulting and poorly researched slander.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Which should also be a Crowning Music of Funny; "My Lovely Horse".

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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Which should also be a Crowning Music of Funny; "My Lovely Horse".



* EndingFatigue: The Christmas special. Even the show's creators complain about it in the DVD commentary.

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* EndingFatigue: EndingFatigue:
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The Christmas special. Even the show's creators complain about it in the DVD commentary.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Bishop Brennan, who gained legendary status after appearing in a total of three episodes ("The Passion Of Tibulus", "The Plague" and "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".
* FountainOfMemes: Even two decades since the last episode aired, the show is still highly quoted in Ireland and many current events will have a Father Ted meme attached to it.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Bishop Brennan, who gained legendary status after appearing in a total of three episodes ("The Passion Of of Saint Tibulus", "The Plague" and "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".
* FountainOfMemes: Even two decades since the last episode aired, the show is still highly quoted in Ireland and many current events will have a Father Ted meme attached to it.them.



** One of the Bishops dying of a massive heart attack as lead Actor Dermot Morgan would later die from the same thing.

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** One of the Bishops dying of a massive heart attack as lead Actor actor Dermot Morgan would later die from the same thing.



* OneSceneWonder: "Feckin' Greeks! They invented gayness!"
** The boring-voiced priest from the Christmas special.
** Not to mention his [[LargeHam polar opposite]] from the same episode.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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"Feckin' Greeks! They invented gayness!"
** The boring-voiced priest from the Christmas special.
** Not to mention
special, and his [[LargeHam polar opposite]] from the same episode.



--> '''Father Ted:''' It's beginning to snow again. The flakes, silver and dark, are falling obliquely against the lamplight. It's probably falling all over the island; on the central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the graveyards, upon the crosses and headstones, upon all the living and the dead...
--> (beat)
--> [[spoiler: '''Father Jack:''' ''SHUT THE FECK UP!''']]

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--> ---> '''Father Ted:''' It's beginning to snow again. The flakes, silver and dark, are falling obliquely against the lamplight. It's probably falling all over the island; on the central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the graveyards, upon the crosses and headstones, upon all the living and the dead...
--> (beat)
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dead...\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
[[spoiler: '''Father Jack:''' ''SHUT THE FECK UP!''']]



9th Jul '16 6:45:37 AM Hawaii_Knut
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** These are small... but the ones out there are far away.
3rd Jun '16 3:32:28 PM comicwriter
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** Likewise, the scene in another episode where Ted tries to assure Niamh Connolly that not all priests are pedophiles, and ends up suggesting there may be as many as 10 million priests who ''are'' pedophiles.
29th May '16 1:02:19 PM comicwriter
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** There's an episode where Ted angrily tells a cop about the good old days, when the police would cover up crimes committed by Catholic priests. The whole thing is PlayedForLaughs, but can come off as somewhat disturbing in light of the massive pedophilia scandal that rocked the church years later.
12th May '16 6:06:44 PM malifee
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** The last episode of season one shows the apparent death of Father Jack. He leaves Ted and Dougal £500,000 in will, with the condition that they must stay with him until he's buried. Ted and Dougal basically just treat this as an obstacle to get past so they can claim the money. However, right at the end of the episode, Ted clearly begins to feel sad over the loss of Jack and delivers this heart wrenching passage while an organ version of the main theme plays:

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** The last episode of season one shows the apparent death of Father Jack. He leaves Ted and Dougal £500,000 in will, with the condition that they must stay with him until he's buried. Ted and Dougal basically just treat this as an obstacle to get past so they can claim the money. However, right at the end of the episode, Ted clearly begins to feel sad over the loss of Jack and somberly delivers this heart wrenching a famous passage from James Joyce's novel "The Dead" while an organ version of the main theme plays:
12th May '16 6:05:26 PM malifee
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** Between English and Irish fans, the debate rages over whether the shoe counts as Irish or not: All-Irish cast, including several iconic Irish comedians such as Pat Shortt, Tommy Tiernan, Graham Norton and Brendan Grace, Irish writers and a strongly Irish setting, versus an English broadcaster and a huge English fanbase.
28th Apr '16 3:30:39 PM Nick7689
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* AccidentalInnuendo: From Mrs Doyle:
-->"Oh, Father, Pat was wondering if he could put his massive tool in my box."
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