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Father Ted 

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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Comedy

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6 | See all certifications »

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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

Neil Hannon wrote the music for "My Lovely Horse" for the episode "A Song For Europe". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Father Ted: Careful, Father Jack! You don't want to go too far down that Bob Geldof road!
Father Dougal: Oooh, that's a bad road, Ted!
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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

Referenced in The Smith & Jones Sketchbook: Episode #1.2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs of Love
(title music)
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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User Reviews

 
This show might offend some Catholics but not me, I loved It
8 February 2002 | by SylSee all my reviews

I have to say that I was surprised at my amazement of enjoying this Irish comedy. Sadly, the actor played Father Ted died in 1998. But he left us with lots of laughter and unforgettable scenes. It used to be shown on WLIW and they began putting warnings before the show. Then, it may have gotten a little too offensive for a New York Catholic audience. But despite everything, it is a classic comedic series. You'll laugh more than be offended. Maybe a few people in the television audience might answer their true callings of priesthood and sisterhood. We need more religious people. Maybe in a way, Father Ted shows a fun side of priest life without the stuffiness associated with it. Priests can and do have fun. They're even hysterical to watch over and over again. You can't forget the wonderful Mrs. Doyle as the bit crazed housekeeper to the priests. Don't miss the Lent episode and Father Stone episode. They are just too funny to miss up this show's offer.


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