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Recap / Father Ted S 2 E 4 Old Grey Whistle Theft

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  • Arms Dealer: Father Larry Duff and the lads can't make the picnic because Father Williams was caught with a box of machine guns in his car.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: Ted asks Dougal if he has anything on his mind. Dougal's blank stare forces Ted to rephrase himself.
  • Disappointed in You: Ted when he thinks Dougal stole the whistle.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Father Damo's rebellious attitude rubs off on Dougal and turns his relationship with Ted into one resembling a stern parent and a moody teenager.
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  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: The angry couple at the picnic site using 'fup', 'grasshole' and 'blackstard' because swearing is against picnic site rules.
  • Gun Struggle: Between John and Mary over the shotgun which, of course, goes off offscreen.
  • Hypocrite: Ted says confession is sacrosanct after opening the episode by gossiping with Dougal about what he heard at confession that morning.
  • Ignored Aesop: The episode ends with Dougal admitting he's learned nothing at all from the experience.
  • Impossible Theft: Jack drinks two whole bottles of wine from about ten metres away in the split second they are out of frame.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The standoff between Mr Benson and Ted holding a plastic fork is played to dramatic music and action cuts.
  • Pocket Protector: Averted. The whistle saved Mr Benson's grandfather from being executed by a British firing squad. Until they reloaded and shot him again.
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  • Reckless Gun Usage: John points his loaded and cocked shotgun straight at Ted.
  • Super Hearing: Jack can apparently identify the brand, varietal and vintage of wine, just by the sound the clinking bottles make.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Dougal thinks he's playing Countdown in his sleep.
  • Tempting Fate: Ted can't wait to eat Mrs Doyle's sandwiches as long as they're not egg. They are, of course, all egg.

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