It has come to my attention that many of my American friends have never seen Father Ted.
This is an intervention. It’s for your own good.
Father Ted is a classic british sit-com about three Irish Catholic priests living together in the tiny, remote parish of Craggy Island. Ted is an egotist, Dougal is an idiot, and Jack is a lecherous drunk. Beyond that, nothing I say can do justice to the places it goes.
It is one of the best-loved and least reverent bits of TV ever to come out of the UK, and if you have any taste at all for the bleak, the absurd or the downright surreal, you owe it to yourself to click these links. Each episode is only 25 minutes long, and more or less perfect from beginning to end.
Episode One - Good Luck, Father Ted
Episode Two - Entertaining Father Stone
Episode Three - The Passion of Saint Tibulus
Episode Four - Competition Time
Episode Five - And God Created Woman
Episode Six - Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest
Episode One - Hell
Episode Two - Think Fast, Father Ted
Episode Three - Tentacles of Doom
Episode Four - The Old Grey Whistle Theft
Episode Five - A Song For Europe
Episode Six - The Plague
Episode Seven - Rock-a-Hula Ted (aka. Lovely Girls)
Episode Eight - Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading
Episode Nine - New Jack City
Episode Ten - Flight Into Terror
Episode Eleven - A Christmassy Ted (Christmas Special)
Episode One - Are You Right There, Father Ted?
Episode Two - Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep
Episode Three - Speed 3
Episode Four - The Mainland
Episode Five - Escape From Victory
Episode Six - Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse
Episode Seven - Night of the Nearly Dead
Episode Eight - Going to America
Watch an episode. Watch four. It doesn’t really matter what order you see them in. Just…please. Do this thing and realise what has been missing from your life.