Father Ted is brilliant

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by Ad7 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:50 am

The money was just resting in my account.

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by PCCD » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:27 pm

This contest is a sham and a fraud and a er sham!

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by TheTurnipKing » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:44 pm

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by floydfreak » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:42 pm

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by PCCD » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:12 pm

I LOVE MY BRICK!

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by Lagamorph » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:15 pm

PCCD wrote:I LOVE MY BRICK!

FED UP WITH...BRIIIIIICK!

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by Frank » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:28 pm

July 19th... Why does that strike me as important?

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by PCCD » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:10 am

Frank wrote:July 19th... Why does that strike me as important?


I don't now Ted, ya big bollocks

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by ~Earl Grey~ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:07 pm

Dr Cottle wrote:What gets me is them watching movies before they come up with that solution :lol:


The idea of Dougal going round and round on the milk float for hours while they watch The Poseidon Adventure just because Gene Hackman plays a priest! :lol:

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by Spindash » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:16 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuKQkj4AN2w&[/youtube]

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by Thrupneybithead » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:12 pm

:lol:

The "strawberry floatin' Hell!" bit has me in stitches every time

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by Photek » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:20 pm

Father Ted to us is like only fools and fawlty towers to you, Irish humour that to be honest didn't think would travel that well.

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by ~Earl Grey~ » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:24 pm

Photek wrote:Father Ted to us is like only fools and fawlty towers to you, Irish humour that to be honest didn't think would travel that well.


But Irish TV refused to pick it up because of Catholicism's stranglehold on their culture - so they took it to Britain. And the controller of Channel 4 saw that it was good...

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by Photek » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:34 pm

Been through this a thousand times, rte turned it down, no cos of the church (rte shows it too). Irish writers and actors, and Irish humour, claim the financial rights all you want but it's all Irish. I love only fools and fawlty towers, I just didn't think this would travel is all.

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by bear » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:49 am

RTÉ turned it down because it was funny and RTÉ feel there is no need to fund any more comedy since they made Halls Pictorial Weekly years ago and that was enough. Now they fund shite like Republic of Telly.

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by ~Earl Grey~ » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:05 am

Photek wrote:Been through this a thousand times, rte turned it down, no cos of the church (rte shows it too). Irish writers and actors, and Irish humour, claim the financial rights all you want but it's all Irish. I love only fools and fawlty towers, I just didn't think this would travel is all.


Thank god it wasn't Podge & Rodge, that's all I can say.

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by hideous_enigma » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:13 am

It is a myth that Father Ted was offered to, and turned down by, RTE.

Graham Linehan:

‘We didn’t do it with RTÉ because we were in England and we had a career there, so it would have been strange to go back to Ireland and start from the bottom in RTÉ, a company that never really made a successful studio sitcom. Because there was no infrastructure in Ireland for those kind of studio sitcoms, it would have been crazy to give it to them. RTÉ did many great things but studio sitcoms was not one of them.’

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by bear » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:56 am

Ah well,the second half of my statement is true. :slol:

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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by Jazzem » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:10 am

Absolutely love this show! Still hilarious all these years later.

TheTurnipKing wrote:Speed 3 is easily the single best Episode of Father Ted in my book.


Agreed, so very much agreed!





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PostRe: Father Ted is brilliant
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:46 pm

An absolute masterclass in comedy. One of the better things Father Ted's writers always managed to do was bring back a gag and squeeze another laugh out of it (the joke arms in "Escape from Victory", for example, or the sound effects record in "Chirpy Burpy Cheep Sheep"). Speed 3 has easily the highest concentration of these, with "the Brick" in particular forming the basis of an early cheap gag, a Father Jack skit, being important to the plot resolution AND an end of episode stinger.


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