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Trivia / Father Ted S 1 E 3 The Passion Of Saint Tibulus

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  • Technology Marches On: The mess that Ted's and Dougal's protest turns into would likely have been even worse in the modern day. Whereas in the episode their protests only result in people coming from all over Europe to Craggy Island to watch the film, nowadays you can bet that they'd have attracted the attention of an enterprising movie pirate and end up causing the film to become available worldwide, thanks to online movie piracy now being so common (they'd have probably attracted a pirate or two during the episode's timeframe, but this was when pirate copies of outlawed films still relied on Keep Circulating the Tapes).
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: The mention of The Passion of St. Tibulus becoming the cinema's most successful film since Jurassic Park instantly dates this to the mid-90s. Titanic (1997) became the highest-grossing film in history in 1998, overtaking Jurassic Park, and has itself since been surpassed by Avatar and then Avengers: Endgame.

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