Who would have thought that the adventures of three priests and their housekeeper living on a remote Irish island would have amounted to one of TV land's funniest sit-coms? On paper, it sounds like Heartbeat-meets-Ballykissangel with a laughter track, but, in actuality, Father Ted was anarchic, inspired and hilarious as hell. Sadly, Dermot "Father Ted Crilly" Morgan's premature death stopped the show in its prime but, as testaments to comedic genius go, he couldn't have wished for more.
Entertaining Father Stone (Series 1, Episode 2). It's a tough choice to pick out any one particular episode but the appearance of the fun-sucking Father Stone marks this entry as a frontrunner for funniest episode - if only for the brilliant gag about Stone's painting of Ted with a halo.
Did You Know?
Father Ted Introduced the word "feck" to the common English lexicon. Already common in Ireland, it has since become the socially acceptable expletive for those too coy to say "fuck".
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