After winning the Golden Cleric in the previous episode, Ted is seemingly reaping the benefits, having been moved to a cushy parish in Dublin, performing church work in Paris, with good food, intelligent company and beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, the parish accountant notices some discrepancies in Ted's 'expenses'...and he finds himself swiftly banished back to Craggy Island.
After settling in back at the parochial house, Ted finds in his absence Jack has become agoraphobic and following a series of falls, Mrs. Doyle is pretty much crippled and incapable of cleaning the house. After a stupid joke of Ted's results in him being branded a racist by the island's (suprisingly sizeable) Chinese community, Ted finds his efforts to clear his name being thwarted by the decrepit condition of the parochial house and the antics of a fellow priest with some unwholesome interests.
Tropes featured in this episode:
- Both Sides Have a Point: While Ted's quite right to point out that he's not actually a bigoted person and just happened to do an offensive impression at a really poor time, it's not too hard to understand why the Ying family aren't inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, given that Ted never actually apologizes for his impression and instead tries to give lame excuses and rambling justifications for his actions.
- Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Ted calls Ming the Merciless a 'notable Chinese person', ignorant of the fact that Ming the Merciless has nothing to do with the Ming dynasty. The same goes for Mr. Miyagi.
- Chekhov's Gun: Father Fitzpatrick's collection of Nazi memorabilia.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Father Jack (namely his constant emerging from confined spaces due to his newly developed agoraphobia.
- Cringe Comedy: Ted's attempts to clear himself of racism lead to the situation getting worse, up to and including giving a bad presentation on diversity.
- Cyanide Pill: Father Fitzpatrick and his Nazi lodger inadvertantly take two of these.Fr. Fitzpatrick: Wait, this aren't Valium! These are the cyanide we kept for emergencies! You put cyanide next to the Valium, you old fool! That's asking for trouble!Nazi Lodger: Oh shut up!
- Digging Yourself Deeper / Not Helping Your Case: As mentioned above, Teds attempts at clearing himself of the allegations of racism make the situation worse.
- Embarrassing Slide: The Maori slide becomes this for poor Ted.
- From Bad to Worse: Ted manages to escape from an angry crowd pelting him with rotten eggs for being a racist by running into a nearby pub...only to find it full of Chinese patrons.
- Innocent Bigot: Ted, in this episode.
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: At one point, Ted says Mr. Miyagi is a 'noteable Chinese person'. Miyagi is supposed to be Japanese. And that's not the only time...
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: When visiting Father Fitzpatrick to reclaim a book he lent, Fitzpatrick looks through his bookcase, rattling off the numerous significant philosophical and theological texts he owns before coming to the book Ted was after...Fr. Fitzpatrick: Let's see now, Humanae Vitae. You know, sometimes I leaf through this to see just how far we've come. Celebration Of The Christian Mystery, Daeus Canida, Ventra Mepolo... Ah, Stephen King's The Shining.
- During his presentation, a slide of a Māori man appears. Ted apologises for the mistake, insisting there are of course no Māori on Craggy Island (only for a man in the crowd with the traditional tā moko to take offence).
- Mistaken for Racist: The premise of the whole episode.
- Nazi Grandpa: Father Fitzpatrick and his Nazi lodger.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Ted buggers up his second chance to rise up in the church. Apparently, the old "The money was just resting in my account" excuse didn't work this time either.
- Racist Grandma: Mrs Carberry.Mrs Carberry: I don't care who he gets as long as I can have a go at the Greeks! They invented gayness!
- Reassigned to Antarctica: In this example, more a case of "Reassigned back to Antarctica".
- Shout-Out: While doing his Chinaman impression, Ted says 'I am Chinese, if you please'. It could as well be that he's saying 'We are Siamese, if you please'.
- You Know Im Chinese, Right?/You Know Im Maori, Right?