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Recap / Father Ted S 3 E 6 Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse

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  • Bullying a Dragon: Well, kicking one up the arse.
    • Father Jessup comes across Jack holding Bishop Brennan's bottle of sherry, and moves to confront him. End result: Jessup is locked in Jack's dirty underpants hamper.
  • Cassandra Truth: Father Jessop's pleas to be let out of Father Jack's underwear basket are interpreted by Mrs Doyle as yet more sarcasm so she leaves him there.
  • Delayed Reaction: Brennan doesn't realise Ted kicked him up the arse until several days later...in the middle of an audience with the Pope.
    Bishop Brennan: He did kick me up the arse!
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  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Ted kicks the terrifying Bishop Brennan right up the arse.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Mrs Doyle.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ted only gets caught when Bishop Brennan sees the giant blown-up image of the act which Ted had drunkenly ordered.
  • Imagine Spot: The episode opens with Ted imagining being thrown into a volcano in his next parish.
  • Incoming Ham: An enraged Bishop Brennan charges at the parochial house with billowing cape and kicks the front door in, all the while shrieking a blood-curdling "Crilllllyyyyyyy!"
  • Mistaken for Gay: Bishop Brennan sees Ted and Dougal whimpering and holding each other for comfort like Laurel and Hardy and remarks 'Now, this is a new one!'
  • Noodle Incident: Father Dick Byrne lost the darts tournament and had to say 'bollocks' very loudly in front of President Mary Robinson.
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  • Precision F-Strike:
    Bishop Brennan: You mean we have to stay here? Tonight?
    Ted: Well...yes.
    Bishop Brennan: Oh bollocks.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Ted nearly succeeds in getting away with his act because it was so outrageous that Bishop Brennan couldn't believe it actually happened.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Father Jessup's only setting.
    • Father Jack goes into an extreme version of this when ordered to apologise to Brennan.
  • Say My Name: ''CRIIILLLLYYYYYY!'
  • Super Window Jump: Ted resorts to this after Father Jessup catches him trying to kick Bishop Brennan.
    Bishop Brennan: What happened there?
  • Tempting Fate: Just as Dougal assures Ted that the bishop won't ever visit, the phone rings.
  • The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Through a sound chain of reasoning, Dougal of all people comes up with a successful plan to kick the bishop up the arse and get away with it. It only fails due to Ted's hubris, as seen above.
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  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Bishop Brennan has to go to 'RRRRRome' for an audience with the Pope.
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