28 Aug 2016

Episode 17 - Are You Right There, Father Ted

Belfast Comedy Writers Johnny Nicholl and Jonathan McCoy watch Ted insult a sixth of the world's population when he tries to impersonate a Chinese person. Dougal helps him come up with an idea, but he didn't realise there were a lot of small ideas after. Mrs Doyle uses a novel form of chiropractic after she falls off the roof and Jack develops agoraphobia. 

We also fill in the cultural and historical gaps between seasons two and three, discuss the racism in Breakfast at Tiffanys, the Nazi marketing machine, how the Irish kids TV show The Den delayed the news EVERY DAY, and how hard it is to find black clothes (the regular shops shaft us every time!). 

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21 Aug 2016

Episode 16 - Flight Into Terror

Gerry Norman of rock band A Plastic Rose and his wife, street artist Friz (Marian Noone), board a flight with us where everything goes wrong - what is it with rock stars and planes?

Ted's fear of flying is justified after Dougal is given access to the cockpit and dooms the plane that they are on. Along with all the other priests on board, Ted must devise a way to distribute the two parachutes on board. Jack devises his own way, along with the drinks cart!

We also talk about maverick pilots and their handbrake turns, people's fake smiles, the influence of The Simpsons on the series and honeymoons to the Father Ted house! You're making a noise!


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14 Aug 2016

Episode 15 - New Jack City

Lifelong Ted fan, Sean Treanor hosts the nightmarish Father Fintan Stack and his 3am jungle music, but at least he had his fun, and that's all matters. 

Jack's hairy hands has him stationed up in 'Jurassic Park', so Ted and Dougal have to entertain their new cereal-stealing housemate and Mrs Doyle manages to get her message above the din. We also talk about sports days, hairy hands, Blaxploitation cinema and Dougal getting drunk!


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7 Aug 2016

Episode 14 - Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading

Lifelong Ted fan Eamonn Turbett joins in the giving things up competition, or sorry, the sacrifice to Our Lord (Arnold, who's Arnold?). After Father Dick Byrne lays down the challenge, Ted volunteers himself Dougal and Jack to give up their vices, while Mrs Doyle has a good miserable time on St Patrick's Hill. 

Also in the sermon, we discuss the scourge of airhorns from the 90s, Opus Dei and their pain-is-the-cleanser ethos, and Pulp Fiction gimps.


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