Father Ted

Father Ted (1995)

16 corrected entries

Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse - S3-E6

Corrected entry: After Ted kicks Bishop Brennan up the arse as Ted and Bishop Brennan leave the room Ted says "we'll call you a taxi". they go downstairs and then a taxi can be heard outside the house straight away even though nobody has rung a taxi at all.

Marko1215

Correction: When Father Ted wakes up, he hears a car horn outside and when he looks outside and sees Bishop Brennan running up to the house, there is a taxi seen in the background. After being "convinced" by Ted that he wasn't kicked in his butt, Bishop Brennan leaves the house and the taxi is still outside waiting for him.

Show generally

Corrected entry: How were Ted and Dougal able to understand Father Hernandez during the game of Cluedo, given that they couldn't speak Spanish? The three priests have a long and convoluted conversation that covers topics as diverse as the difficulty of living a celibate lifestyle, the attractiveness of Mrs Doyle, Father Jack's alcohol consumption and his problem with earwax, and the type of presents Father Hernandez has for Ted and Dougal. I know it was being translated at the time. Just puzzling.

Correction: That's the joke.

A Christmassy Ted - S99-E1

Corrected entry: After Ted hits the fisherman with the stone and the fisherman gives chase, we see Ted running down the beach towards the camera. There is somebody else to the back left of the shot also running along the beach. It can't be the fisherman because this person is dressed differently and eventually runs out of shot entirely.

UKFilmFan

Correction: Priests are entitled to a whole beach to themselves? It's someone out jogging.

Speed 3 - S3-E3

Corrected entry: When Father Ted says he has an idea after falling over that brick, he begins to write on the blackboard. Later it is revealed what he is writing on the board, but watch his hand movements carefully. His hand movements are far too erratic to be able to write "We Put The Brick On The Accelerator", it looks more like he is drawing something.

Chad_Bronson

Correction: That's the whole point of the joke. Ted looks like he's drawing a complex intricate plan on the board, then when we see the reverse angle on what he's done it is a simple phrase he needn't have bothered to write down at all. This can't be called a mistake as it's obviously deliberate and entirely in keeping with the show's surreal humour.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In reference to the scene where a soldier opens fire and no shell casings are seen, Father Ted is set in Eire. The rir would not patrol south of the border, let alone on an island. Any link to the north is irrelevant.

Correction: Very true - and Father Ted is in fact calling from the parochial house on Craggy Island. However, at no stage are we told where the scene with the soldiers is set. Obviously the priests Ted calls are visiting Northern Ireland when they encounter the Army patrol and the gun runners.

The Old Grey Whistle Theft - S2-E4

Corrected entry: In the scene where the soldier machine-guns the fleeing priest, no actual spent cases are seen ejecting from the weapon.

Correction: The Army routinely uses caseless ammunition in Northern Ireland.

A Song for Europe - S2-E5

Corrected entry: I don't want to sound picky, but in the lyrics of "My Lovely Horse," fetlocks cannot actually blow in the wind. They're part of the horse's leg. Wonderful song, though.

Correction: Fetlock: 1 a: a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animal. b: the tuft of hair itself 2: the joint of the limb at the fetlock. Definition 1b would blow in the wind.http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetlock.

Rlvlk

A Song for Europe - S2-E5

Corrected entry: The host of Eurosong instantly manages to tidy himself up before going on stage, shaved and all. Moments prior to that, he looks like he spent the night in a ditch.

Correction: This is actually the joke. You can hardly accuse Father Ted of being a show based entirely in reality.

Gary O'Reilly

Night of the Nearly Dead - S3-E7

Corrected entry: In 'Night of the Nearly Dead', when Eoin's agent is talking to Ted at the end she says a lot of his behaviour is caused by his 'problem' and Ted replies 'Ah, yes, he mentioned that earlier', but Dougal was the only one who heard him talking about it.

Shay

Correction: Dougal is apocalyptically stupid. When told not to mention Bishop Brennan's son, it is the first thing he does - the same with Ted Seller's ridiculous toupee. Obviously he has told Ted about Eoin's 'problem'.

Going to America - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When they are playing snakes and ladders with the depressed guy, right at the end Dougal grabs the wrong piece and moves it down the board. He was supposed to do it with the depressed guy's piece, but he does it with his own, and up until then he had been playing right, so we can't put it down to his stupidity.

David Mercier

Correction: We really don't know how well he had been playing up until then, since this is only the first or second move we see him make. With someone as stupid as Dougal, getting confused halfway through the game and moving the wrong piece is perfectly plausible.

Shay

The Plague - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Bishop Brennan says that Jack was seen by his friend to be wearing just a pair of socks and a hat. When this scene was shown earlier, Jack was not wearing a hat.

Correction: Jack had apparently been out sleepwalking for quite a few nights. We don't know that the people who saw him at the start are the same friends of Bishop Brennan, or even that he's talking about the same night.

Shay

Flight into Terror - S2-E10

Corrected entry: During this episode the aircraft the priests are travelling on changes from a four engined BAE 146 to a twin engined Boeing 737 and back again.

Correction: No, it doesn't. You see a BAE146 on the ground in an establishing shot, telling the audience that we are in an airport, then we see aeroplanes taking off, then we go to the interior of an airliner. There is no indication that the priests and nuns got onto the BAE146.

The Old Grey Whistle Theft - S2-E4

Corrected entry: If we go for the idea that there is one Parochial House on each island, Fr Frost's must be on a different island but we don't hear of where it is. (and wouldn't it take Dougal and Damo a while to get there?)

Correction: There are at least four parochial houses on Craggy Island, perhaps more. Father Ted's, Father Frost's, Fr Billy O'Dwyer's (visited in Think Fast, Father Ted) and Fr MacDuff's, (visited in Escape From Victory). We know next to nothing about Craggy Island, including its population and the number of priests serving the community.

Speed 3 - S3-E3

Corrected entry: Why doesn't Ted just push all the boxes out of the way of the milk float instead of rebuilding them one-by-one? [This was obviously done just so that they could get him smashing through them in the car.] Also, why would a stack of boxes be positioned like that on a road anyway?

Correction: This isn't a plot hole and it isn't a film mistake - it's a joke, wholly in character for a surreal show that includes bizarre elements.

Think Fast, Father Ted - S2-E2

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, a tree falls through the roof, even though they don't live anywhere near a tree.

rabid anarchist

Correction: In a subsequent episode we are told that a storm 'took away the whole East side of the island'. Seems to me that the storms they get on Craggy Island wouldn't have much trouble shifting a tree a mile or two.

Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When Father Jack is in the coffin on the table during the scene where all the other priests are there, you get a closeup of Jack as someone leans over him. Watch carefully and you'll see that he is breathing.

Correction: Jack was still alive at this point (he comes out of his detergent-induced coma at the end of the episode) so of course he was still breathing.

Shay

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Quotes

Mrs Doyle: There's always time for a nice cup of tea. Sure, didn't the Lord himself pause for a nice cup of tea before giving himself up for the world.
Father Ted: No, he didn't, Mrs Doyle!
Mrs Doyle: Well, whatever the equivalent they had for tea in those days, cake or something. And speaking of cake, I have cake!
[Holds up a cupcake.]
Father Ted: No thanks, Mrs Doyle.
Mrs Doyle: Are you sure, Father? There's cocaine in it!
Father Ted: WHAT?
Mrs Doyle: Oh, no, not cocaine. God, what am I on about. No, what d'you call them. Raisins.

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Mistakes

In the scene were Mrs Doyle is listing the rude words and phrases used in one of Father Ted's favorite author's book's, she goes through all of them fine. Apart from the last one, when she says "Get your boll*cks out of my face" you can hear her laughing in the word "boll*cks" before she exits the room.

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Trivia

In the scene where Mrs. Doyle is telling Ted about the profanity in the book, several of the swears were not in the original script but were introduced by Pauline McLynn during filming. You can see Dermot Morgan trying not to laugh at her last line "Ride me sideways", which he hadn't been expecting.

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