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Recap / Father Ted S 1 E 2 Entertaining Father Stone

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  • Abusive Parents: Father Stone's father is less than paternal about his son.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Ted begs God to do something to make Father Stone go away. The next day Father Stone is hit by lightning and hospitalised.
  • The Bore: Father Stone.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Dougal reaches new heights in this episode:
    Dougal: Remember that film, Ted, where your man's head is transplanted onto a fly and the fly's head is transplanted onto the man?
    Ted: Oh yes, what was that called?
    Dougal: Out of Africa, I think. Anyway, you know, your man has the head of a fly and he's chasing his wife all over the place, she's trying to hide the jam so as he won't get stuck in it.
    Ted: I have to stop you there, Dougal.
    Dougal: Yes, Ted?
    Ted: No reason. I just have to stop you.
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  • Comically Missing the Point: Dougal innocently points out that Ted's brother is a doctor after Ted said that it was traditional for a favourite son to become a doctor and an The Unfavorite to be sent to the priesthood. This goes right over Ted's head.
  • Cringe Comedy
  • Dull Surprise:
    Father Stone: No, I'm fine.
  • Gargle Blaster: Jack's proclivity for dangerous drinking emerges when he's hospitalised for a combination of Babycham and Harpic cleaner.
  • Gilligan Cut: Ted and Dougal reassure each other that Father Stone will be gone by the time of Ted's birthday. Cut to Father Stone in a roomful of miserable priests in party hats, Mrs Doyle sadly extinguishing the candle on a cake.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Such as knocking people out cold
  • Megaton Punch: Jack delivers one to Ted with such ferocity he flies through the window and out of the parochial house.
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  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: Ted to Dougal in the hospital waiting room talking about The Fly.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Father Stone uses the toilet while Ted in the bath right next to him.
  • Running Gag: The beginning of one. Asking another priest if they've 'seen Father Shortall at all recently?' comes up again in New Jack City.
  • The Stoic: Father Stone emerges from his lightening-induced coma as dull as ever.
  • The Unfavorite: As above, it is implied Ted was one.

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