Father Ted

Father Ted (1995)

30 mistakes

And God Created Woman - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: 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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Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Ted and Dougal look into the window of Dick Byrne's house, the rope pulling Father Cyril's skateboard is visible.

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Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: As Bishop Brennan Holds Ted up against the bedroom wall after he has broken in, the crucifix behind Ted's head goes from hanging crooked to hanging straight between shots.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: The lamps on either side of the door to the house are not there in some scenes - most noticeably in the opening credits, but in other scenes they are there.

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Tentacles of Doom - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: At the end when Ted flushes the toilet and kills the priest, we see an outside view of the priest and if you look at the bottom of his robes you can see a black square thing hanging down from the inside which must have been squirting the water out of his robes. Also to prove this, you are not able to see any water coming from the drain in the ground, which does not make any sense.

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Good Luck, Father Ted - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Terry MacNamee is talking to Father Ted on the phone on the island, his tie is blown over his shoulder. After a cut to Father Ted, his tie is hanging straight. After another cut, it is back over his shoulder again.

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Night of the Nearly Dead - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the old women are grabbing at Eoin at the front door in one shot the top pane of the window on the left of the door is broken and an arm is coming through it, in another shot the bottom pane is broken and the top one is intact and arm is coming through the bottom pane and in the very next shot the top pane is broken again and the bottom one is intact again.

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A Christmassy Ted - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Ted is running along the beach, you can see the tracks made by the vehicle that is supporting the camera.

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The Mainland - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jack goes into the pub, it is dark outside, but when Ted and Dougal leave the caves, it is daytime, despite both scenes supposedly taking place at the same time.

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Good Luck, Father Ted - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Immediately before Ted and Dougal enter the fortune teller's tent, there is a scene which appears to have been shot much later in the day than those on either side - it's almost night time.

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The Plague - S2-E6

Audio problem: When Bishop Brennan calls for the first time at the start of the episode, Ted panics and pretends to be French before hanging up the phone. You can still hear Bishop Brennan talking on the other end of the line for a few moments after Ted hangs up, which obviously shouldn't be possible.

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Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The first time Bishop Brennan inspects the skirting board, it is covered in black marks. The second time, there are none.

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Good Luck, Father Ted - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the fortune-teller's tent, just as Ted chooses his second card, the boom mic enters the frame above Dougal's head.

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Tentacles of Doom - S2-E3

Other mistake: The bishop that Dougal talks to about religion being pointless is supposed to be Irish but when he is telling Ted about his change of heart, the actor's English accent slips back in for a few seconds.

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Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: In the bit were Bishop Brennan realises Ted did kick him up the arse, he runs up to Ted's house with his cape flying right out. The attachments holding up each side of the cape are visible.

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Flight into Terror - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Ted and Dougal are sitting in the fourth row from the back for the journey. But when Ted presses the emergency button and after the credits, three completely different men are sitting in their seats. Everyone has been given seat numbers so they should not be sitting there.

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Hell - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Father Dougal's hair changes position during the scene in the car, before they go on holiday.

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Hell - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: When Jack's wheelchair is at the top of the cliff and about to fall off, it's obviously a stuntman and not Frank Kelly sitting in it. Similarly, when the wheelchair falls, the dummy used isn't even dressed like Jack.

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A Christmassy Ted - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Ted first brings the Golden Cleric display case into the living room, the studio lights can be seen in the reflection of the glass.

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A Christmassy Ted - S99-E1

Continuity mistake: When the commercial for the Priest chatback comes on, the phone number that's read out doesn't match the one that comes up on screen.

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And God Created Woman - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: As Father Crilly is shouting at Father Jack "No, not your room, not your room." to get up out of the spare bed, watch closely and as Father Ted strikes him in the face, notice that his hand doesn't even touch his face, and his hand stops several inches away from his face, using only his reaction and the sound of a punch to illustrate a punch at all.

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Flight into Terror - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Father Cave gets up to give his speech and he turns to Father Gallagher, you can see the boom mike move in the top left corner.

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Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Ted jumps onto his bed (when the nun replaced their mattresses with bricks), you can see both beds are bouncy when Ted lands on his bed and Dougal lifts back the covers on the bed half way through the episode.

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The Old Grey Whistle Theft - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ted is talking to Sergeant Hodgkins as he takes off in the helicopter outside John and Mary's shop, Ted's hair is messy and windswept. However, when he walks in the shop moments later his hair is neat and tidy.

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Competition Time - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Henry Sellers jumps out of the window, it's apparent that it's pre-cut glass.

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Flight into Terror - S2-E10

Factual error: When Dougal and Ted enter the cockpit, the pilot points out the gauges for 'engines 1, 2 and 3'. They are in a Boeing 737 (the internal layout is that of a 737, not a BAE 146), which only has two engines.

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Good Luck, Father Ted - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Dougal and Jack are on the Whirly-Go-Round, a crew member's hand can be seen on the far right of the screen spinning it around.

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Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: When Fargo brings Chris the sheep to Ted's place, Jack crashes down the stairs drunk and breaks all the poles of the banister. It's obvious all the poles have been pre-cut.

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Hell - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: When Ted and Dougal are climbing the big rock after seeing St. Kevin's Stump, it's so obvious that a light is being shone on them from behind. They both have shadows even though it's a dark and cloudy day.

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The Plague - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: During the attempted rabbit race, when the cages open, you can see a crew member's arm as he tosses the rabbit out of the cage second from the left.

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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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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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