Father Ted: The Definitive Collection
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Craggy Island, located somewhere off the coast of Ireland, is the setting for this critically acclaimed, award-winning comedy series. Father Ted, the responsible one of the bunch, is challenged with the difficult task of overseeing the simple-minded Father Dougal and the cranky, alcoholic Father Jack. Father Ted has his work cut out for him keeping himself and his colleagues out of trouble and rectifying the ridiculous situations they find themselves in, all-the-while avoiding the scornful eye of Bishop Brennan.]]>
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* Commentary with Graham Linehan, Arthur Matthews, Ardal O'Hanlon, Tim Shuttlewoode & Chris Claycee
* Interview with Writers
* A Christmassy Ted
* Tedfest 2007 - A Very Ted Weekend
* Tedfest 2007 - Two Tribes Go To War
* Comedy Connections
* Comic Relief with Ted & Dougal
* Craggy Island Memories
* Dougal's Sound Effects Gallery
* Photo Gallery
The additions to the previous "Holy Trilogy" are:
* The 2 "Tedfest" featurettes (from a 2007 Father Ted convention)
* A 30-minute episode of the BBC program "Comedy Connections" from 2004 detailing the former and subsequent careers of the cast and writers
Craggy Island Memories
* Commentary tracks on the series 3 episodes (of which there were none on the original "The Holy Trilogy" - Series 1 and 2 already had commentary tracks by writer Graham Linehan who is joined on the 2nd half of series 2 by actor Ardal O'Hanlon.)
* Dougal's Sound Effects Gallery
While there is nothing left off the original release and the additions add only "10 minutes" to the running time (even though they add up to more), these additional features seem to make a double dip unnecessary unless you are a "Father Ted" completist.
I purchased the first "Holy Trilogy" box set as a blind buy when looking for some new British comedy and was pleasantly suprised. While it took a few episodes to warm up to the characters, the series quickly grew on me.Read more ›
Fortunately it turns out to be the theme for "Father Ted - The Definitive Collection," a kooky comedy about a trio of painfully unholy priests -- moderately crude, quite goofy, and full of insanity. The series gets progressively weirder as it follows the adventures of the titular character and his drunken and/or idiotic sidekicks, and the cast is absolutely brilliant.
On Craggy Island, there's a single Catholic parish run by three priests -- long-suffering Father Ted (Dermot Morgan), half-witted Father Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlon), and deranged foul-mouthed lecherous alcoholic Father Jack (Frank Kelly). They also have a crazy housekeeper obsessed with tea. The priests aren't exactly holy, since all three have been exiled there for various misdeeds.
Over the three seasons, the priests encounter the hostile bishop, a sexy author, a dead-boring houseguest, the worst priest in the world, a trio of bishops, TV hosts, a radical feminist rocker, a slutty milkman, a nervous sheep, and a hardcore nun who could double as an inquisitor.
They have to deal with the blasphemous pornographic film "The Passion of St. Tibulus," a plague of rabbits, a costume competition, bishop buttkicking, bomb-carrying milk floats ("Ted, I wanna be a priest again!Read more ›
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Had to return the series, Thr discs"stuck" in my DVDs playerPublished 13 days ago by catherine bampton
I was pleased to see this classic UK comedy at a deep discount recently, here at Amazon.ca.
I enjoyed watching this series many years ago with my dear mom, when it first... Read more
As always: Good quality, good condition, and best of all it plays perfectly.Published 1 month ago by Richard D. Herring
Hands down, the single funniest TV show ever created. I've now purchased this three times because anytime the discs get scratched or lost I immediately have to replace them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joni Mars
A treasured addition to our video library. One of the funniest television programs of all time, featuring a brilliant cast. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
If your are not easily offended by slightly raunchy humor at the expense of Catholic priests, you will find this series hilarious. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Birder Girl
From the moment I first saw episode 1 of Father Ted, I knew this was a keeper! For those who appreciate outrageous humour, slapstick comedy, silly antics, religious spoofing and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Larry S.