Ok, let's get something clear, Father Ted is the ultimate comedy, not a bad episode was ever aired, all the characters are superbly portrayed and each episode has a mental plot which not even the deepest crevice of you brain could muster up! Most of the episodes featured here, in series 3, are some of the best Father Ted episodes anywhere. I mean, who could forget the hilarious Hitler scene in the first episode here, it sticks with you and is something you will not ever forget; or how about when they all go to the mainland and the obnoxious, but always loveable Father Jack has a run in with a non-drinking committee and anyone who watches the program will be aware of his drinking addiction, anyway you cut it, this is pure T.V. gold and a strong contender for best comedy ever. For anyone who hasn't seen this program before I cannot recommend it enough, it is side splittingly funny and series 3 is an excellent place to start! Seriously though, I envy all of you out there who have never seen this show, because unlike you, I will never have the pleasure of viewing any given episode for the first time ever again!
Do yourself a favour and buy this set. Do yourself another favour and watch the "Speed 3" episode until you're laughing so hard that you pass out! Pat Mustard should have won an Oscar for his role, afterall...he is absolutely gorgeous! Just watch out for his Massive Tool!!
A great comedy series set on fictitious Craggy Island. This third series focuses on the stressed life of Father Ted Crilly. He is more interested in the likes of fame and wealth than any spiritual things. And he dreams of a better situation than he is in. Ted is good natured but his patience is always being tested by young assistant the enthusiastic and rather thick Father Dougal McGuire. He is always taking things literally and this leads to disastrous consequences. Also in the house is the bad mouthed Father Jack Hackett who is an angry, wheelchair bound, alcoholic and crazed senior priest. It would seem that the trio have all been exiled to this bleak island by the church they serve. Possibly because supposedly Ted embezzled charity money, Dougal has supposedly done something with some nuns, and Jack may have been involved in some sort of wedding ceremony outrage. Also there is the comic character interest of their housekeeper Mrs Doyle who is always insisting they have a cup of tea and the occasional visit from Father Stone and Father Noel Furlong. The series has a slight comic dig at the church and there is plenty of slapstick comedy. And generally speaking this is a classic and very original comedy.
Father Ted is brilliant, its distict sense of humour makes it stand out as one of the greatest comedy's of all time. I love everything about it, the sarcasm the stupidity the constant use of the word "feck." The DVD consists of 8 episodes, in my view the best of the show by quite some way (especially speed 3) and of course extras showing you the best of Father Ted, Dougal, Mrs. Doyle and Father Jack from all of the 3 series, and of course the eurovision song contest entry "my lovely horse" by Ted and Dougal Well worth your money
Series 3: Episode 1 - Are You Right There Father Ted?, 13th March 1998, 24mins long Episode 2 - Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep, 20th March 1998, 24mins long Episode 3 - Speed 3, 27th March 1998, 24mins long Episode 4 - The Mainland, 3 April 1998, 24mins long Episode 5 - Escape from Victory, 10th April 1998, 23mins long Episode 6 - Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse, 17 April 1998, 24mins long Episode 7 - Night of the Nearly Dead, 24 April 1998, 23mins long, Episode 8 - Going to America, 1 May 1998 25mins long
The last episode is full of sadness I find due to the death of Ted the following day after filming :(
Father Ted is quite simply one of the best comedy series of all time and this is the Third and final series because of the untimely death of Dermot Morgan (Father Ted)in 1998.
Set on the fictional Craggy Island the show is set round the house where Three outcast's of the Catholic Priesthood live together (Not in the Biblical Sense) with Hilarious results.
The characters of Father's Ted, Dougal, Jack and their Housekeeper Mrs Doyle are hilarious plus just as funny are the recurring characters such as the highly strung Bishop Brennan and rival Priest Father Dick Byrne. This series has many memorable moments and the two part story arc of episodes 5 and 6 is great, and if you like Comedy then Father Ted is a Must Watch.
1.Are You Right There, Father Ted? 2.Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep 3.Speed 3 4.The Mainland 5.Escape From Victory 6.Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse 7.Night of the Nearly Dead 8.Going to America