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Heaven help us, they're back! Those three disaster-prone priests—Fathers Ted, Jack, and Dougal—continue raising Cain on remote Craggy Island. In the second series of shenanigans, the clerics contend with such issues as abstinence from drinking, smoking, and—rollerblading?! DVD bonuses include the director's commentary, a photo gallery, and star biographies. Series 2 is 2-1/2 hours on 2 cassettes or 4 hours 10 min. on 2 DVDs. Series 1 is 2 hours 28 min. on 2 cassettes (not available in Canada).
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Father Ted is one of those rare sitcoms that defies categorization--it owes as much to Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett as it does to Monty Python--and its blend of satire, character comedy, and anarchic surrealism has made it a cult favorite around the world.
Exiled to remote Craggy Island, Father Ted Crilley shares a house with the breathtakingly stupid Father Dougal and the constantly inebriated Father Jack, who has a small vocabulary and a taste for furniture polish. Their housekeeper, Mrs. Doyle, takes care of them with a never-ending supply of tea and sandwiches: "Go on now, Father, won't you try one? They're diagonal." Together they fight boredom by dressing up as Elvis, startling ducks at the fair, and provoking nuns.
This DVD contains the entire first season of Father Ted--six episodes of inspired lunacy including a visit from the excruciatingly dull Father Stone, Mrs. Doyle's solemn recitation of all the bad language in Ted's favorite novel, and the death and resurrection of Father Jack. Packed with great lines and hilarious characters, Father Ted gets better with every viewing. --Simon Leake
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