TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems!
Graham Linehan revealed in a Channel 4 documentary Father Ted: Unintelligent Design (2011), that Dougal was inspired as a cross between wide-eyed bartender Woody from Cheers (1982) and the roadsweeper Trigger from Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). For his portrayal of Dougal, Ardal O'Hanlon drew inspiration from Laurel & Hardy and Fawlty Towers (1975) bumbling waiter Manuel.
You do realise that that image will stay with me for the rest of my life?
Some of the bunnies in "The Plague" are motionless stuffed bunnies.
The sixth episode of the second season begins with the usual credits, but instead of Father Ted, the title reads: Father Ben. It then cuts to Dougal sitting in front of the TV, watching Father Ben. Ted comes in and makes fun of the character of Father Ben, saying he has no self-awareness at all. It then cuts to the normal credits.
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