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Father Ted 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1995–1998)
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Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dermot Morgan ...  Father Ted Crilly 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Ardal O'Hanlon ...  Father Dougal McGuire 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Frank Kelly ...  Father Jack Hackett 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Pauline McLynn ...  Mrs. Doyle 25 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

Have mercy on poor Father Ted Crilly. He has so much to contend with when it comes to dealing with the folks of Craggy Island, Ireland. There's Father Dougal McGuire, who is as dimwitted as they come; and then there is Father Jack Hackett who lives for the simple pleasures of life (sleeping, drinking, and swearing). Ted tries to bring stability to his congregation as well as the surreal townspeople of Craggy Island. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [United Kingdom]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Otac Ted See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bishop Brennan is the sitcom's main antagonist due to his hatred and negativity towards Ted, Dougal and Jack whom he hates with a passion and for his abuse of power. See more »

Goofs

Some of the bunnies in "The Plague" are motionless stuffed bunnies. See more »

Quotes

Mrs Doyle: Would you like a cup of tea, Father?
Visiting Priest: No, I'm allergic. If I drink tea there's a chance I'll die.
Mrs Doyle: Well, I'll make you one anyway!
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Crazy Credits

The sixth episode of the second season begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs of Love
(title music)
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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One of a kind.
22 April 2004 | by fibreopticSee all my reviews

Never has there been a comedy series like this and never will there be one like this again. I've never been an avid fan of Father Ted (don't know why) but as a person who doesn't watch that much television anymore this certainly gives me an excuse to turn the tv on and be entertained. Has done for years. Extremely unique and funny i would gladly sit down and watch a Father Ted marathon and watch every episode back to back. What is rare for a tv programme/movie is that i actually havn't met a single person who dislikes Father Ted! My favourite episode is the one where the whistle gets stolen. Fantastic. Shame there will be no more series but thank ourselves lucky they made three fantastic series. An all time great.


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