Father Ted

Season 2 Episode 11

A Christmassy Ted

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 24, 1996 on Channel 4



  • Trivia

    • When Ted presses the button on the tea machine, the tea cup isn't in the slot in front of it, but in the next shot, the cup has now moved into the slot.

    • "Ireland's largest lingerie department" in this episode is in fact Dunnes Stores in Ennis. The sequence was filmed just before the shopping centre was opened.

  • Quotes

    • Father Jack: A pair of feckin' women's knickers!

    • Ted: Where did you manage to stick Jack in the end?
      Dougal: Ah, they've got this great place, Ted where you can put people who don't want to go shopping. They can just stay there and have a laugh.
      Ted: Really? Never heard of that. Were there other people there?
      Dougal: Ah, loads of people, Ted. He'll be fine.
      (Meanwhile, Jack is in a creche, smoking a cigarette and surrounding by children playing)

    • Dougal: (about the Christmas tree lights) Gone, back, gone, back.

    • Dougal: What's going on?
      Another priest: I think Ted has a plan.
      Dougal: No, I mean in general.

    • Dougal: (talking about scary films) Ah c'mon, Ted - a Volkswagen with a mind of its own driving around all over the place and going mad - if that's not scary, I don't know what is!

    • Mrs. Doyle: (attempting to guess the new priests name) Father Hank Tree. Father Hiroshima Twinkie. Father Stig Bubblecard. Father Johnny Helzapoppin. Father Luke Duke. Father Billy Furley. Father Chewy Louie. Father John Hoop. Father Harry Cakelinem. Father Rabulah Conundrum. Father Pee-wee Stairmaster. Father Tri-Peglips. Father Jemimah Ractoole. Father Jerry Twig. Father Spodo Komodo. Father Canabramalamer. Father Todd Unctious.
      Father Todd: Yes!

  • Notes

    • This episode is an hour special.

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Father Larry Duff (Tony Guilfoyle) on the series.

    • This was the final episode of the series to air before Dermot Morgan's death on February 28, 1998.

    • The lingerie department is that of 'Dunnes' in the town of Ennis, Co.Clare (which the series is shot in and around). Funnily enough, it is (or was at the time, I don't know for sure anymore) the largest lingerie department in Ireland.

  • Allusions