Tell Us Your Favourite Scene to Win Sitcom FATHER TED SERIES 1, 2 AND 3 on DVD In Our Feckin Awesome Competition!


To celebrate the release of Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted Series 1, 2 and 3 separate DVDs with new cover artwork from cartoonist Tony Millionaire, which are on sale from 11th March, we’ve got a copy of each series to give away to one lucky reader!

In a small parochial house on a tiny outcrop of rock somewhere off the west coast of Ireland, three priests and a housekeeper are locked in an endless series of philosophical debates. Catholicism or cake? Religion or rollerblading? Small cows or big cows that are far away? Welcome to the confusing (and confused) world of Father Ted.

• Interview with writers
• Newly recorded commentary by Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews
• Commentaries

Ted’s patience is fully tested by a succession of undignified incidents involving irate protest singers, hairy hands, stolen whistles and nude sleepwalkers.
Events come to a head with a life and death struggle on an under-fuelled aircraft with an over-fuelled Jack. Life isn’t getting any easier for Father Ted…

• Tedfest 2007: A Very Ted Weekend
• Newly recorded commentary by Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews
• Commentaries
• Comedy Connections
• Comic Relief with Ted and Dougal

Craggy Island’s population of psychopathic milkmen, Nazi sympathisers and lecherous old ladies means Ted is up against it more than ever. And then there’s the not-so small matter of Bishop Brennan’s arse to contend with.
Luckily for Ted, he has the faithful presence of Dougal and Jack plus an endless supply of Mrs Doyle’s tea to help him cope. Luckily…

• Newly recorded commentary by Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews
• Tedfest 2007: Two tribes go to war
• Interview with writers
• Channel 4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows

To win a copy of FATHED TED Series 1, 2 and 3, simply leave a comment explaining your favourite Father Ted scene of all time and why, in less than 100 words.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Monday 18th March 2013 and our favourite comment will be chosen and the winners notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be 15 years or over
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 1 winners will each win 1x Father Ted Series 1, 2 and 3 on DVD (3 DVDs in total).
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

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  1. The scene where the priests plane is crashing, and the priests are discussing what to do, and one of the priests stands up and suggests that they all pray, but the other priests just stare at him in shock and horror.

  2. The scene in which Ted, having lost a bet to Dick Byrne, has to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse as his forfeit – absolutely hilarious!

  3. ‘My Lovely Horse’ the video has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the show and I love Neil Hannon and the Divine Comedy’s music.

  4. Would have to be the Eurovision song contest episode. When they were singing about ‘My Lovely Horse’. It was so terrible I cried with laughter!

  5. Has to be the priests getting lost in the lingerie section. It’s portrayed so well as a military operation with the wonderful bit at the end where Father Ted appears to be about to parachute. (The addition of an extra really good joke at the end of the scene often happens in Father Ted but this one was a touch of genius.)

  6. It has to be when Father Ted is trying to explain to Father Dougal the difference between the cows…

    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    [he points to some plastic cows on the table]
    Father Ted: are very small; those
    [pointing at some cows out of the window]
    Father Ted: are far away…


  7. Mrs Doyle attempting to guess the name of Father Todd Unctious, Fr. Peewee Stairmaster, is my personal favourite… And this is how we deal with any actors, footballers, politicians, anybodies name in our house now, when one person knows the name…
    ”No Clues! I’m keen to guess…”

  8. So many! I love the “small cows, far away” cows scene, but I also love the All Priests Lookalike Contest with the three ages of Elvis, with Father Jack in his usual stupor holding a knackered old burger. I also love “My Lovely Horse” Eurovision, where Ted and Dougal are *ahem* performing on stage…..painful – just like Eurovision!

  9. so hard to pick just one, but I must admit a particular fav is Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Ar** – hilarious, stop on timing and priceless expressions

  10. It has to be the milk float episode with the bomb and he goes to all the ladies houses and there naked and driving the float around the roundabout because he cant go below 4mph. Hilarious 🙂

  11. The scene where they get a tea making machine, and the battle of wits that ensues with Mrs. Doyle – it’s just hilarious.

  12. The scene where Father Jack is sober for the first time in years and discovers the ‘chair’ and the ‘floor’ and the ‘gobshite’ a.k.a Father Ted! 😆

  13. Pick a scene, any scene… can’t think of one from Father Ted that I DON’T love!! However I think one of my favourites is the “protest” outside the cinema…. “Down with this sort of thing” – “Careful now!” 😀

  14. The Christmas Special is brilliant from beginning to end – and an annual treat on TV. The bit that tickles me most is right at the start, when Ted is asleep and dreaming of snogging the bird from Ballykissangel, when Dougal wakes him up to offer him a peanut! Testily refusing the offer, Ted goes back to sleep, but can now only dream about being chased by huge peanuts!

  15. It struck me the other day, my mother-in-law is just like Mrs Doyle. My wife and I went to a wedding, what did we hear? “Do you want a drink? Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on…” Now I know exactly how Ted’s guests felt every time. No wonder she hated it when they gave her the Teasmade.

  16. My favourite was when Ted and Dougal get lost in a cave and they see Richard Wilson. Dougal wants to say the “I don’t believe it!” catchphrase to Richard as he thinks it will be funny

  17. In Speed 3 right at the end when Dougal sits bolt upright in the bed and says “those women were in the nip” because i love how oblivious he was throughout the delivery and you don’t expect Dougal to click

  18. My favourite scene is when they are giving up things for Lent – Father Jack is giving up drink and he finally becomes sober. He soon realises he is “still on that feckin island!!” Fairly simple, but that is the beauty of Father Ted – comedy at its best 🙂

  19. The Scene Where Ted and Dougle are trying to write a song for the Eurovision Song Contest, and eventually come up with My lovely Horse.

  20. I love every single episode but my ultimate favourite is Father Jack’s pet brick when he says ‘I love my brick’ & Father Ted says ‘Maybe we’re seeing another side to Father Jack, a caring, more considerate…’ he doesn’t get chance to finish his sentence as Father Jack hurls the brick at his head & knocks him out..classic comedy

  21. When they went on the caravan holiday and they saw the big luxury caravan before they saw their real one. It reminded me of something that happened to me…the best bit was when Ted tries to explain to Dougal the difference between small and far away, nearly peed myself

  22. Speed 3 where Ted is showing Dougal the pics of Hairy babies…and asks Dougal what it tells him about the link between Pat Mustard and the Hairy Babies. Dougal says “Are they copying his style?”. Fantastic series.

  23. It’s a tough call so many good ones but for me it would have to be the booby trapped milkfloat, whole episode is hilarious especially the whole speed film spoof

  24. If I had to pick one, it would be the one where they have the “All Priests Stars in Their Eyes Lookalike Competition” and they all dress like Elvis.

    Funny, funny!

  25. I loved when Father Ted bought Mrs Doyle an automatic tea-making machine. The look of horror on her face was priceless, along with her insistence that she “liked the misery” of tea making.

  26. Difficult to choose a favourite but I do like the contrived Italian joke in the football episode — “The Italians know about football alright. And the world of fashion. God, Ted, do you remember that guy who was so good at fashion, they had to shoot him.”

  27. One close scene would be kicking Bishop Brennan, it cracks me up, especially whenever he says “don’t call me Len you little prick” but the one scene that always make me laugh is when Jack has his eyes tested. First the word Drink repeats itself, then when the chart is replaced by one from Feckarse Industries, the words Feckarse repeats smaller and smaller. Brilliant comedy, gets me every time.

  28. Has to be the scene from The Old Grey Whistle Theft when Ted tries to explain what drove him to steal the whistle, a story involving an orphan (even though he didn’t steal it and everyone already knows it).

    Fantastically written scene, the facial expressions of the actor in the wheelchair and Dermot Morgan are superb.

  29. The scene where Bishop Brennan realises he’s been kicked up the arse, the look on everyon’s faces and the chase that follows, hilarious.

  30. I love the ‘A Christmassy Ted’ episode….so funny when they try to escape the lingerie department and run into the other priests…classic!

  31. ted and dougal driving away from their holiday with the angry naked guy hanging onto the bonnet, cracks me up just thinking about it

  32. The scene where Ted & Dougal are composing a song for a competition. After a short time they have started acting like foul mouthed, badly behaved rock stars! It is hilarious.

  33. My favourite scene is when Father Kevin (Tommy Tiernan) is depressed and visits Ted for advice. Ted is listening and dancing to ‘Theme from Shaft’ and it cheers Kevin up. He leaves Ted’s house feeling happy but on the coach ride home, Radiohead comes on the radio and depresses him again.

  34. Oh this is really difficult, so many to choose! Always enjoyed the parts that had Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews doing a bit of acting, and any scenes with Bishop Brennan and his hilarious put downs too. I think one of my favourite scenes/storyline would be the caravan holiday where Ted and Dougal kept accidentally peeping on a young couple- especially towards the end, with the naked bloke sliding around their car bonnet as they try to escape!

  35. i love the episode where father ted meets the actor richard wilson
    (episode is called “The Mainland”)
    father ted walks up to wilson shouting “I dont believe it” thinking wilson will find this hilarious…he does not and has to be dragged off ted 🙂

  36. My favourite scene is when the priests get lost in the lingerie section of the department store and have to find their way out. I laugh till I cry every time I see it, a true classic!

  37. I love every minute of Father Ted but when Mrs Doyle reveals the Cake Jumper – still creases me up just thinking about it. My husband and I keep saying “Down with this sort of thing” and “Careful now” to each other as well. Can’t seem to stop.

  38. my favourite scene is when Father Ted is in the women’s lingerie section of the department store & he doesn’t know where to look – it’s comic genius

  39. Euro-vision song contest has to be my favourite, anything that takes the piss out of Eurovision creases me up and brings a smile to my face, they behave so badly

  40. The episode where Ted’s impression of a China-man is seen by Craggy Island’s newly arrived Chinese family and he is branded a racist. And then his Nazi-saluting in front of a spot of dirt on the front window was hilarious. Ted tries to convince the island he isn’t a right-wing sympathizer. This was such a funny episode.

  41. I love the scene where Father Ted is explaining to Dougle how these cows are really small but those cows are far away. Cracks me up every time! I love this show so much

  42. I remember the Nazi episode. I have a vague memory of Father Ted gesturing at the window to folk outside, and there was a mark on the window which made it look as though he had a Hitler tache, and his gesturing included some accidental Nazi salutes.

    A great show

  43. Mrs Doyle and her friend in the tea room fighting, just the was it escalates is sooo funny to the point of brawling on the floor

  44. the scene where dougal has to drive the milk float while there was a bomb on it,it was absolutely hillarious,and father ted and the priests end up watching a film that will give them ideas how to rescue dougal lol

  45. The first episode of series 2, when they keep bumping into the unfortunate couple on holiday is great.

    But the finale with the naked husband on the car bonnet is hilarious, cracks me up every time. I think its the attempts to avoid eye contact at 60mph which do it.

  46. Hairy Hands … They go to St Clabberts to get Father Jack back (just like a real family would … relatives might get right on your wick, but you’d go to the ends of St Clabberts to get them back .. Probably, Maybe?).

  47. My favourite scene (hard to chosse as its all brillaint) is the episode where Ted and Dougal are doing the raffle for the car.

  48. Dougal’s quote: ‘That whole loaves and fishes thing, it’s completely mad! You’re not supposed to believe it, are you?’

  49. When good natured Father Ted meets the truculent Victor Meldrew don’t you just love when sitcoms collide.!!!!!

  50. My favourite is the Song for Europe episode. I howled with laughter at ‘My lovely horse’ and although the episode stands alone as a cracking good laugh, I also love that it was a dig at the cost of hosting the Eurovision song contest. Every year when we hear the UK’s latest entry there is a saying in our house that it’s another song chosen to avoid the cost of us hosting the contest 🙂 We’re OK this year though, no need to worry – I mean, come on…Bonnie Tyler??? OK, we’re guaranteed not to be hosting it again next year then 😉

  51. So many to choose from, but the scene with Ted in the window and the dirty mark had me in stitches. Looking and acting like Hitler. It’s not easy to make me laugh out loud as I don,t find things so funny if I can see it coming. There are a lot of funny surprises in Father Ted another one being small and large cows.

  52. The scene where Father Ted is in a caravan with Dougal and has a plastic cow in his hand and is explaining for at least the second time that “these cows are small and those are far away, small, far away”
    Has me in stitches every time, the look of total non comprehension on Dougal’s face is priceless.

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