History YMMV / FatherTed

15th Feb '17 2:20:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** On a similar note, you'd think Catholic clergy would hate this show. You'd be absolutely wrong.
15th Feb '17 10:04:30 AM jto5334t
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* FandomBerserkButton: God help you if you call this show a "Britcom" around Irish people.

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* FandomBerserkButton: God help you if you call this show a "Britcom" "{{Britcom}}" around Irish people.
15th Feb '17 9:41:47 AM jto5334t
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* FridgeLogic: How on God's green earth did Dougal become a priest? [[LampshadeHanging Frequently]] asked In-Universe, especially by Ted. ("Did you win a 'collect twelve crisp packets and become a priest' competition?") Of course, given some of the other priests out there in universe, Dougal is hardly the worst of them.



** The flashbacks of Father Jack in his days teaching in a Parochial School during the first series episode "''Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest''" definitely qualify as a Funny Aneurysm Moment given the subsequent scandals in Ireland regarding exactly this sort of abuse in Irish Catholic Schools and Orphanages.

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** The flashbacks of Father Jack in his days teaching in a Parochial School during the first series episode "''Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest''" definitely qualify as a Funny Aneurysm "Funny Aneurysm" Moment given the subsequent scandals in Ireland regarding exactly this sort of abuse in Irish Catholic Schools and Orphanages.
1st Feb '17 7:28:24 AM jto5334t
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** "''Are You Right There, Father Ted?''" has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist to be an outright racist insult]].\\

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** "''Are You Right There, Father Ted?''" has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist mistake Ted to be an outright racist due to one simple insult]].\\
28th Jan '17 11:47:03 AM jto5334t
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: 'Night of the Nearly Dead' essentially has Frank Kelly in ''black-face'' to show that Father Jack's condition is hardly unique.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: 'Night "''Night of the Nearly Dead' Dead''" essentially has Frank Kelly in ''black-face'' to show that Father Jack's condition is hardly unique.



** To a lesser extent the two part episode "Escape From Victory" and "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Bishop Brennan, who gained legendary status after appearing in a total of three episodes ("The Passion of Saint Tibulus", "The Plague" and "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".

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** To a lesser extent the two part episode "Escape "''Escape From Victory" Victory''" and "Kicking "''Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".
Arse''".
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Bishop Brennan, who gained legendary status after appearing in a total of three episodes ("The ("''The Passion of Saint Tibulus", "The Plague" Tibulus''", "''The Plague''" and "Kicking "''Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".Arse''".



* FridgeLogic: How on God's green earth did Dougal become a priest? [[LampshadeHanging Frequently]] asked In-Universe, especially by Ted. ("Did you win a "collect twelve crisp packets and become a priest" competition?") Of course, given some of the other priests out there in universe, Dougal is hardly the worst of them.

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* FridgeLogic: How on God's green earth did Dougal become a priest? [[LampshadeHanging Frequently]] asked In-Universe, especially by Ted. ("Did you win a "collect 'collect twelve crisp packets and become a priest" priest' competition?") Of course, given some of the other priests out there in universe, Dougal is hardly the worst of them.



** The flashbacks of Father Jack in his days teaching in a Parochial School during the first series episode 'Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest' definitely qualify as a FunnyAneurysmMoment given the subsequent scandals in Ireland regarding exactly this sort of abuse in Irish Catholic Schools and Orphanages.

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** The flashbacks of Father Jack in his days teaching in a Parochial School during the first series episode 'Grant "''Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest' Rest''" definitely qualify as a FunnyAneurysmMoment Funny Aneurysm Moment given the subsequent scandals in Ireland regarding exactly this sort of abuse in Irish Catholic Schools and Orphanages.



*** The titling of the penultimate episode "Night Of The Nearly Dead". Dermot Morgan died after the filming of the following (and last) episode "Going To America".

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*** The titling of the penultimate episode "Night "''Night Of The Nearly Dead". Dead''". Dermot Morgan died after the filming of the following (and last) episode "Going "''Going To America".America'''".



** 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 scene of the last episode "Going "''Going To America".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.



** The episode "Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest" had Father Jack's apparent death after drinking floor polish. Sadly, the episode is harder to watch now that Frank Kelly has passed.

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** The episode "Grant "''Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest" Rest''" had Father Jack's apparent death after drinking floor polish. Sadly, the episode is harder to watch now that Frank Kelly has passed.



** On a meta level: having watched "Cigarettes, Alcohol and Rollerblading" will almost completely derail any serious use of Mozart's [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Rex Tremendae]] or [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Dies Irae]].

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** On a meta level: having watched "Cigarettes, "''Cigarettes, Alcohol and Rollerblading" Rollerblading''" will almost completely derail any serious use of Mozart's [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Rex Tremendae]] or [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Dies Irae]].



** 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.\\

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** In 'Think "''Think Fast, Father Ted', Ted''", Ted damages the car Brennan gave him for the raffle so badly that they cannot possibly give away as a prize.\\



** 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.\\

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** In 'A "''A Song for Europe', 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.\\



** [[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 "''[[ArsonMurderandJaywalking Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading]] 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.\\
28th Jan '17 11:39:24 AM jto5334t
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** In 'A Christmassy Ted', Ted forgets about a funeral due to walking off around.\\

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** In 'A "''A Christmassy Ted', Ted''", Ted forgets about a funeral due to walking off around.around the island.\\



** 'Are You Right There, Father Ted?' has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist to be an outright racist insult]].\\

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** 'Are "''Are You Right There, Father Ted?' Ted?''" has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist to be an outright racist insult]].\\
28th Jan '17 11:38:00 AM jto5334t
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** 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.\\

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** In 'A Song for Europe', Ted and Dougal are listening to a B-side from a previous {EuroSong} {{EuroSong}} entrant, and realise that its music matches the lyrics of their song perfectly.\\
28th Jan '17 11:36:45 AM jto5334t
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** In 'Think Fast, Father Ted', Ted damages the car Brennan gave so badly that they cannot possibly give away as a prize.\\

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** 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.\\



'''Instead''': Ted freaks out in the night [[InsaneTrollLogic that Brennan was going to kill them for destroying the car]] and quickly borrows another priest's car. Things go horribly wrong from there.
** 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.\\

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'''Instead''': Ted freaks out in the night [[InsaneTrollLogic 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.
there]].
** In 'A Song for Europe', Ted and Dougal are listening to a B-side from a previous EuroSong {EuroSong} entrant, and realise that its music matches the lyrics of their song perfectly.\\



'''You'd Expect''': Ted would report Dick's demand to his superiors. If he hates Dick so much, then Dick could be the one to land in trouble with Brennan instead of Ted.\\

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'''You'd Expect''': Ted would report Dick's demand to his superiors. If he hates Dick so much, then Dick he could be the one to land in trouble [[EnemyMine team up with Brennan instead of Ted.to get Dick excommunicated or relocated as punishment]], or something like that.\\
21st Jan '17 6:56:02 AM jto5334t
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* WhatAnIdiot:
** In 'Think Fast, Father Ted', Ted damages the car Brennan gave 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 [[InsaneTrollLogic that Brennan was going to kill them for destroying the car]] and quickly borrows another priest's car. Things go horribly wrong from there.
** 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 alcohol 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's lie. Even when the truth is exposed in front of him.
** 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.\\
'''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]].
** 'Are You Right There, Father Ted?' has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist to be an outright racist 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 Dick could be the one to land in trouble with Brennan instead of Ted.\\
'''Instead''': Ted does as Dick had demanded, which leaves Brennan completely angry with him [[DelayedReaction when he comes to his senses]].
21st Jan '17 6:53:47 AM jto5334t
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* WhatAnIdiot: Several examples
** In 'Think Fast, Father Ted', Ted damages the car Brennan gave 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 [[InsaneTrollLogic that Brennan was going to kill them for destroying the car]] and quickly borrows another priest's car. Things go horribly wrong from there.
** 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 alcohol 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's lie. Even when the truth is exposed in front of him.
** 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.
'''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]].
** 'Are You Right There, Father Ted?' has some Chinese people mistake a simple joke by Ted [[MistakenForRacist to be an outright racist 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 Dick could be the one to land in trouble with Brennan instead of Ted.
'''Instead''': Ted does as Dick had demanded, which leaves Brennan completely angry with him [[DelayedReaction when he comes to his senses]].
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