Who loves *Father Ted*?

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  1. Calboner

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    It's feckin' great. Father Jack is my hero.

    For those who don't know this series, here's a link to the article in Wikipedia.

    My favorite scene:

    Father Jack seated in armchair finishing a can of beer; Father Ted standing before him beside a large pad of paper upright on a stand.
    FR. TED: Right, Father, now we’re going to have a little elocution lesson.
    FR. JACK (throws empty beer can over shoulder): DRINK!
    FR. TED: Now, Father, you can’t be saying that all the time when the bishops come here.
    FR. JACK: FECK!
    FR. TED: No, you can’t say that either.
    FR. JACK: GIRLS!
    FR. TED: Look, Father, just let’s go back to, eh, “drink” for the moment.
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: Right, now I want you to have a look at this. (Lifts first page of pad to reveal a page bearing words written in large block capitals: “(1) THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER” and“(2) YES”; points to the first word of the first entry.) Have a go at the first one here: “that.”
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: No, no, no; “that”!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: Now, come on, Father, concentrate! “That”!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: That!
    FR. JACK: DRINK!
    FR. TED: Now, come on, now, Father, I know you can do it! There’ll be a little drink in it for you if you do it.
    FR. JACK: Drink?
    FR. TED: Yes, I promise. Now, come on, try again: “that”!
    FR. JACK: Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th . . . DRINK!
    FR. TED: Come on, now, Father, you almost had it: “that”!
    FR. JACK: Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th . . . THAT!
    FR. TED: Great!
    FR. JACK: THAT!
    FR. TED: Brilliant, Father! Let’s keep it going here! And the next one: “That—would”!
    FR. JACK: THAT . . . w-w-w-w-w-w. . . .
    FR. TED: “Would”!
    FR. JACK: W-w-w-w-w-w . . . DRINK!
     
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    What the fup are you doing here? Fup off, you grasshole! This is my fupping spot, get the fup off! Fuppin baxterd! Fup off, you pedrophile!
     
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    Can't stand it, sorry.
     
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    My favorite episode: KICKING BISHOP BRENNAN UP THE ARSE. The whole episode builds to the sequence in which Brennan returns to exact vengeance on Ted. "AAAAAAAAH!! . . . . CRILLY!!"

    Added in editing: I have a question about Irish idiom for ManlyBanisters or anyone else who might know: What does Ted mean when he says things like these:

    "It's just after unraveling" (said of Dougal's jumper, which has begun to unravel).

    "Oh no! I'm after falling down the stairs!" (said just before flinging himself down a flight of stairs to distract Bishop Brennan).

    The second one is particularly perplexing, as Ted says it when he is just about to fall down the stairs.
     
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    It's just a turn of phrase for the definite past tense in Hiberno-English (the dialect of English spoken in most of Ireland).

    "John, will you get me some bread at the shops" "Ah bollix, I'm just after being at the shops".

    It can also imply a lack of intention - "It's just after unravelling" could be said "It just unravelled" but implies even more that the unravelling was accidental. Another example would be "How did that happen?!" "I dunno, it's just after happening!"

    As for the "Oh no! I'm after falling down the stairs!" that's just slapstick - he may as well have said "Oh no! I fell down the stairs!" then chucked himself down the stairs.

    Dong - not all humour is for everyone but FT is very clever, give it another try - go on, you will, ah go on, go on go on go on go on go on go on, you will :rolleyes:

    Ah well - not for everyone - Still - I love my brick...

    I knew Dermot Morgan - not very well, he was a drinking buddy of my dad's back in the Scrap Saturday days. Brilliant guy. Wish he hadn't died.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation, MB, especially concerning the second example. I just couldn't figure that one out at all.

    Father Dougal McGuire ponders human mortality:

    On Gianni Versace: "God, Ted, do you remember that fellow who was so good at fashion that they had to shoot him?"

    On Kurt Cobain: "Blew his head off with a shotgun! God, how did he manage to survive that?"
     
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    shite, - can't stand it to
     
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    My favorite line was when Mrs. Doyle, prone as she was to insist upon everyone having a cup of tea, saying:

    "Oh, but there's always time for a cup o' tea. Why, wasn't it Jesus, himself, who stopped for a moment from carrying his cross and said 'Now would be a lovely time for a bit of tea?' G'wan, now. Sugar?"

    Father Ted is definitely classic. My money is now on reruns of The Vicker of Dibley. Dawn French is astonishingly good, especially when they wrap up the end of each episode with her telling dirty joke to her girl friend and offending her.
     
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    Can't stand it to do what?

    There's a bit where she offers a cup of tea to a delivery boy, who says that he can't drink tea because if he does, he'll die. "Well, I'll make you a cup anyway, in case you change your mind!"
     
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    I love Mrs. Doyle...
     
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    I'll be it's just because she replaced the tea with milk when she fell in love with Mr. Milkyman Pat Mustard. :wink:
     
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    Mrs. Doyle: Are you sure you don't want some cake, Father? There's cocaine in it!
    Father Ted: WHAT?!
    Mrs. Doyle: Oh, no, not cocaine. God, what am I on about. No, what do you call them... raisins!
     
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    There is of course the funny hard-on moment in the episode with the female writer who comes to visit.
    Always been impressed with Dermot Morgan's awkward walk.

    Also funny whenever Ted tries to get out of sticky situations by lying.
    'He can't come to the phone...'cause he gone deaf.'
    And then Dougal will typically help to screw things up for him.

    The 'My Lovely Horse' video is another obvious highlight of the series.
     
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    That would be an ecumenica- YES!

    i loved the one where that feminist popstar is explaining how, during the famine, 'the church closed down all the factories that were making the potatoes'

    hee hee, surely the greatest sitcom EVER, ANYWHERE.
     
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    oh and also, when Ted tells Dougal he has a bit of shaving foam on his face (when in fact he's completely covered in it)

    ....and Dougal looks in the mirror, says 'Ah how did det get dere? I didn't even shave this mornin'!'

    ahahahahaha love it
     
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    i thought it was 'FLIP off, ye flippin' flipper!'?
    sorry to be a pedunt! :biggrin1:
     
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    Nope - definitely 'fup'.
     
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    MB is accurately quoting from the episode "The Old Grey Whistle Theft," where Ted goes with Jack to some barren, rocky landscape for a "picnic" and a couple show up to tell him that he's on their spot.

    This is also the episode where Ted tries delicately to place two bottles of wine into the picnic hamper and the sound of them touching each other immediately awakens jack.

    JACK: DRINK!!
    TED: No, Father, it's just, eh, fizzy water.
    JACK: JACOB'S CREEK CHARDONNAY 1991!

    Then when they are at the picnic site, Ted puts the two bottles on to a table and reaches back into the hamper for something else, and when he looks again the two bottles are empty. Ah, it's grand!
     
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