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Recap / Father Ted S 3 E 8 Going To America

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  • Body Horror: Jack, as usual. This time his horrible nails.
  • Credits Montage: Sees out the episode and the entire series.
  • Driven to Suicide: Father Kevin until Ted talks him off the window ledge. And then back again when Father Kevin overhears Radiohead.
  • Eagleland: Very much the second type. A Hollywood-style priest called Buzz Cagney whose parish rakes in millions a year and allows him serving girls in his luxurious parochial house tries to con Ted into being the priest in an area of LA riddled with gangs.
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  • Gangsterland: Where Ted nearly ends up.
  • Imagine Spot: When Ted can't bring himself to tell Dougal, Mrs Doyle and Jack that they can't come to America he imagines them as a Beagal, a little girl and a singing grandad-type respectively.
  • Literal-Minded: Ted thinks Buzz actually 'wipes (his) ass with $400 dollars'.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Buzz thinks Dougal and Ted are a couple.
  • Oh, Crap!: Ted realises he'll be sent to a parish in a violent area of Los Angeles and not a glamorous one.
  • Running Gag: Ted's fluffy bottom, which even Buzz over in the States has heard about.

"Night, Dougal."

"Night, Ted."

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