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138 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father Ted - Series 1 thru' 3 & specials boxed set
This boxed set comprise 4 DVDs covering series 1 (6 episodes), 2-prt 1 (5 episodes + A Christmassy Ted special), 2-prt 2 (5 episodes) and 3 (8 episodes), including specials and bonus material; over 10 hours total playing time and a garranteed future comedy classic.

The series revolves around the adventures of three eccentric Catholic priests and a housekeeper...
Published on 24 Dec 2002 by Mr. P. Harvey

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars excellent, chill out comedy
This is just one of my favourite Father Ted videos, just for when you want to switch off and relax. It is the funniest show this decade, I wish there could have been more.
Published on 13 Jun 2000


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138 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father Ted - Series 1 thru' 3 & specials boxed set, 24 Dec 2002
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Mr. P. Harvey "Phil" (Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM) - See all my reviews
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This boxed set comprise 4 DVDs covering series 1 (6 episodes), 2-prt 1 (5 episodes + A Christmassy Ted special), 2-prt 2 (5 episodes) and 3 (8 episodes), including specials and bonus material; over 10 hours total playing time and a garranteed future comedy classic.

The series revolves around the adventures of three eccentric Catholic priests and a housekeeper on a remote, God-forsaken, rocky island located off the western coast Ireland called Craggy Island.

Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire and Father Jack Hackett are looked after by Mrs Doyle, the hardworking lynchpin and housekeeper of the Parochial House where the quartet live.

Father Ted dreams of a parish in Las Vegas; Father Dougal has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality; Father Jack is a perpetual drunk and leacher, and Mrs Doyle has a fixation for tea-making and DIY.

Their unbelievable and hilarious exploits bring them into contact with the other crazy inhabitants of the island and often into frequent conflict with their Bishop who would prefer to see them all go to Hell, if only he could arrange it.

Father Ted takes an irreverent but very funny look at religion in the much the same way as 'All Gas and Gaitors' and 'Oh Brother' did several decades before.

A must-have DVD set for any serious collector of comedy.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting box set for a unique comedy classic!, 7 Dec 2012
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In many ways 'Father Ted' is THE quintessential sitcom, and has rightfully earned its place alongside such classics as 'Fawlty Towers', 'Only Fools and Horses', 'Blackadder' and 'The Office'.

Such is the genius of 'Father Ted' that nowadays one barely even needs to acknowledge how good it is, let alone justify it, but for those who have never watched it ... you really don't know what you're missing!!

As riotous as 'Fawlty Towers' and as witty as 'Friends' and 'Frasier', as quirky as 'Phoenix Nights' and as brilliantly insightful as both 'The Office' and 'Peep Show', this gem of a comedy quite literally has it all: a cast of wonderfully colourful characters, an abundance of quotable lines and catchphrases, and, underpinning it all, a perfectly crafted script. Mere comparisons do not, however, do it justice, and with its unique, eccentric and almost cartoon-like humour, this timeless and endearing classic really is in a league of its own - a true one-off.

'Father Ted' is also broad in its appeal without compromising on quality and content - rude but not crude, cheekily satirical but not political - and as such it will be loved by young and old alike, and by people of all backgrounds and persuasions. I also wouldn't be at all surprised if the Catholic Church in Ireland secretly love it!

And as one would hope from the producers of such a towering comedic achievement, this fantastic box set is quite a fitting tribute. Not only does it boast a whole host of special features, including the wonderful documentary 'Small, Far Away ..', but the artwork, on both the box/case itself and the DVD on-screen menus, captures quite nicely the show's unique quirkiness.

Oh, and for those who may be wondering, yes it does include the Christmas special 'A Christmassy Ted'.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God Bless Father Ted!! Excellent!!, 3 Feb 2005
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John Kimble (N. Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This definitely has to be one of the best sit coms of all time. Featuring the long-suffering Father Ted, the hapless Father Dougal Maguire, Father Jack Hacket, who likes the odd drink and good old housekeeper Mrs Doyle, who seems to do everything from tea making to roof repairs.
Together they all live in the parochial house on the godforsaken island of Craggy Island, a place populated by many eccentrics where the only place of interest is 'The Holy Stone of Clonrichert' basically a stone on a pedestal.
The box set contains 4 disks
Disk 1: The 6 episode from series 1
Disk 2: 5 episodes from series 2 and 'A Christmassy Ted'
Disk 3: Contains the remaining 5 episodes of series 2
Disk 4: All 8 episodes from series 3.
Each episode is a mixture of side splitting comedy and slapstick humour following the clergy through various improbable and farcical situations. They are kept in check by the hard line Bishop Len Brennan, and occasionally come into competition with the residence of the Rugged Island parochial house Father Dick Burn et al.
The humour is light hearted, timeless, original, classic and just pure brilliance, poking fun at irish rural life, priests, the Catholic church and Catholicism in general.
This was a hugely successful series and I think the 3rd series is the best of the lot. This is definitely a box set worth owning, brilliant!!!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 July 2006
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S. EVANS (Cornwall U.K.) - See all my reviews
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I cant think of a Comedy Series that is as consistently good as Father Ted apart from Fawlty Towers. Father Ted really is that good. The main character is Ted Crilly. He is a priest that has been 'exiled' to craggy island for fiddling of money from a charity ("It was just resting in my account!!") He lives with slow witted Father Dougal McGuire (god knows how he became a priest) Father Jack Hackett (also exiled- for his additction to drink, women and swearing) and their ever annoying housekeeper Mrs Doyle (you never hear her first name only if you want a cup of tea) The stories revolve around Ted and Dougal and their existence on the island. Ted is sexually frustrated and intellectually frustrated and he will do anything to get off the island. As time goes by the relationship between Ted and Dougal becomes more like a brother and older brother relationship and there are lots of fantastic episodes where you can just feel Teds pain as he tries to come to terms with the madness surrounding him. Great Stuff
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick Bishop Brennan Up the...., 7 Sep 2001
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This series is arguably the most genius, the most entertaining and the most poignant chapter in the Father Ted chronology. The converted fans will recognise the perpetual running gags from the earlier series including Father Jack's herculean struggle against the blackbirds to retain a pair of spectacles, Graham Norton's long suffering "youth group" and of course, Fr. Ted's wretched lament.."The money was just resting in my account Dougal". The only long running gag which did not make the cut into the final series is Father Ted's attempts to reach the hapless Fr. Hayes by mobile at the most inconvenient of times. For the as yet unconverted there are many fine moments, the trip to the Mainland where all but Ted and Dougal wind up in prison, the appearance of a likeness of Bishop Brennan in the skirting boards of Craggy Island parochial house, Fr. Ted's slide show to celebrate the diversity of Craggy Island's residents and of course the fulfillment of the Nobel Prize of all forfeits..kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse. Unfortunately for we humble viewers, Dermot Morgan's death shortly after the wrapping of this final series brought the greatest chapter in Irish comedy to an untimely close. But what a legacy.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless, 22 July 2004
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Well, it almost hurts to watch it. Dermot Morgan will be immortal in my books. I remember the shock when I heard that he had died. But he left a seamless legacy. He is the one and only Father Ted!
What can I say that the reviewers haven't already said? Every single episode ever made is spread over 4 DVDs so you don't have to worry about what eposides it contains and misses out. A Christmassy Ted is also included. The image and sound are perfect throughout. Not many special features but given the quality of the problem it doen's knock a star off my review. One thing that was a bit annoying was having to guess which buttons worked the features and secne selection of the menu screen. but let's face it...it's Father Ted! Who needs to skip to scenes when we can watch the whole wonderful show!
Each character is just brilliant with the introduction of some classics in series 3 (Pat Mustard being my fave) For those who are a bit vauge on the best moments, here are a few:
Graham Norton/Father Noel Furlong doing river dance in the tiny caravan. Ted meeting Richard Wilson "I don't believe it!". Kicking Bishop Brennan up the a*se. "Do you still have the big ole hairy a*se?!" Priests getting lost in Ireland's biggest lingerie section. Lent. Thse toy cows are small but the ones out there are far away.... and last but by no means least the 'Annual-All-Priests-5-Aside-Over-75-Indoor-Football-Challenge-Match (Againt Rugged Island)'
Not much else to say, but to be honest if you've checked the DVD on Amazon chances are you're already going to buy it and no matter what I say doesn't need said.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Information about this wonderful video !, 13 July 2000
This review is from: Father Ted - Series 1 - Part 1 - The Opening Chapters [VHS] [1995] (VHS Tape)
Here's some information you might like to have before deciding which 'Father Ted' videos to buy. This video contains the following three episodes:
1) Good Luck, Father Ted (Funland's at Craggy Island, which is also the episode where Dougal claims that the funfair has got a spider-baby, which is a spider with the mind of a baby.)
2) Entertaining Father Stone (Ted, Dougal and Jack are visited by the most boring priest in the world. This episode contains a hilarous conversation between Dougal and Jack while they are waiting for someone in a hospital to get well.)
3) The Passion of St. Tibulus (Bishop Len Brennan's first appearance. He orders the three priests (though Jack wants to stay home and drink) to go and protest against a blasphemous film that runs in the local cinema. Things don't go as planned. Surprise there!)
There you have it! No one can deny the incredible fun of 'Father Ted', and as all fans I was saddened by the death of Dermot Morgan a couple of years ago after the third season was finished.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE MY BRICK!, 12 Dec 2006
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Love or hate religion...you'll love this....a true classic. This show about 3 priest and their tea-maniac housekeeper living on a tiny island is histerically funny and could have gone on for years had Dermot Morgan(Father Ted) not tragically passed away. Now nearly ten years later, i'm still as mad as ever about this show and still burst out laughing when i see Ardal O'Hanlon as Fr Dougal. Th catchphrases are the most memorable aspect of the show.....who'll ever forget them....my all-time favourite has to be "I LOVE MY BRICK" which was uttered by fr jack in "The New Milkman" episode. I just got round to getting this recently and i've been watching it non-stop since. It should be part of everyones collection so buy it! Its irish humour at its best(though it was produced by an english channel but we won't get into that). Also a few famous faces are in this, namely Graham Norton(Legend) and Pauline McGlynn as Mrs ***** Doyle!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pull a face-muscle!, 13 Feb 2004
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K. Hansen "ulle_dk" (Denmark) - See all my reviews
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Haha, this will crack you up, if you understand and/or read English. This show was aired on Danish TVDK many years ago, you might remember it from there, if you're Danish, of course.
You get all episodes in one complete set! Fantastic! Everything from Father Jack ending up at an AA meeting because his glasses are nicked by a thieving magpie, to Father Ted being accused of being a racist because of some unfortunate misunderstandings with the Chinese community. And of course when Ireland has to pick a song for the Eurovision Song Contest after their 90's winning streak, which has torn up the country's economy, so they decide to pick the worst song which is Father Ted and Father Dougal's "My Lovely Horse". Or the senior-citizen soccer match. Yes, it's all here, and it's hysterical!
You want a cup of tea, Father? [You better say YES!!]
Basicly, if you like to laugh this should be found in your household.
Commentaries are among the extras.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They've Gotta Spider-Baby!, 23 Sep 2005
What can I say about this?
Superbly done and amazing writing. Written by Arthur Matthews and Graham Linehan who also did 'Big Train' and 'Ted & Ralph' from 'The Fast Show'
This comedy is pure genius, the characters and surrealism of the show is very well done. The childish behaviour between Father Ted and Father Dick Burn, every time then mention Father Larry Duff and say how ''tremendous fun he is' Ted rings him on his mobile causing him to, drive off a cliff, cause and avalanche when on holiday, loose a 1000 compition , having to kick Bishop Len Brennan up the arse for the for fit of losing the 'over 75's five-a-side annual indoor football challenge match'.
I love every single episode through out this entire DVD, but my favourite episode has to be, 'The Holy Stone of Clonrichert' .
Contains all 24 episodes from the 3 series on 4 discs in this great box set, no decent comedy collection should be without this.
After the 1st few episodes you'll be hooked and want to watch the entire box set.
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