Father Ted

Season 2 Episode 8

Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 1996 on Channel 4
9.1
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Ted and co. enter a giving-things-up-for-Lent contest and soon discover that abstinence is easier preached than done. Father Jack sobers up for the first time in years, but Dougal and Ted find their resolve wavering. To strengthen their vows Ted calls in a nun to supervise them. She turns out to be a sadist of the first water, and the results are inevitable.moreless

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  • Father Dick Byrne tricks Ted, Dougal, and Jack into giving up their vices for Lent. But kicking the cigarettes, booze, and rollerblading isn't as easy as it seems, so the boys call Sister Assumpta for help keeping their vows.moreless

    9.5
    This episode draws on some of the running jokes from Season 2, such as Ted's rivalry with Father Dick Byrne, Ted's inadvertent harassing of Father Larry Duff via mobile phone. And it contains one of the funniest Father Jack storylines in the series: Father Jack, forced to give up booze for Lent, actually sobers up! Watch closely, because this may be the only time you'll ever see Jack remember the words for curtains, floor, and Ted (you'll have to watch the episode to find out).



    Sister Assumpta is very funny, especially as she tries to cure Father Ted and Father Dougal of their backsliding ways. Her punishments are silly and (as with everything on Father Ted) fun to watch. The end credit sequence, in which Sister Assumpta is unleashed on Dick Byrne, gives Craggy Island's resident bad-guy a very deserved comeuppance.



    Overall, an excellent episode with a satisfying resolution.moreless
Rosemary Henderson

Rosemary Henderson

Sr. Assumpta

Guest Star

Maurice O'Donoghue

Maurice O'Donoghue

Fr. Dick Byrne

Guest Star

Nuala Walsh

Nuala Walsh

Sr. Mary Gondola

Guest Star

Patrick Drury

Patrick Drury

John

Recurring Role

Rynagh O'Grady

Rynagh O'Grady

Mary

Recurring Role

Tony Guilfoyle

Tony Guilfoyle

Fr. Larry Duff

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Sister Assumpta is dragging Ted and Dougal are being dragged behind the tractor you can clearly see Dougal's stunt double is Ginger.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • [b]Ted[/b]: I suppose, I made your vow for you, but I know that deep down inside you'd like to make a little sacrifice.
      [b]Father Jack[/b]: Sacrifice? ARSE!

    • [b]Nun[/b]: On special offer this month we have the Lenten package: £150 plus V.A.T. plus booking fee, that's £200.
      [b]Father Ted:[/b] £200?! I'm not trying to buy cocaine!

    • Ted: Honestly Dougal, could you not knock the old rollerblading on the head for a couple of weeks?
      Dougal: You're right Ted. I used to be happy enough with me old bike, I used to get a big buzz out of just going down to the shops on it, you know? But after a while it just wasn't enough. I started going for bigger and bigger thrills, but I could give it up! Any time I wanted!
      Ted: You tried to give it up yesterday and you couldn't.
      Dougal: (falling to his knees and weeping) You're right Ted! I admit I've got a problem!

    • Mrs Doyle: They were a bit obsessed with the old...S-E-X. God I'm glad I never think of that type of thing Father. That whole sexual world. God, when you think of it it's a dirty, filthy thing, isn't it Father? Can you imagine Father? Can you imagine Father, looking up at your husband, and him standing over you with his lad in his hand, wanting you to degrade yourself? God almighty can you imagine that Father? Can you picture it there Father? Oh get a good mental picture of it. Can you see him there? Ready to do the business?

    • Father Jack: (looking for beer) Drink!
      Ted: You won't find any there father. I put it somewhere very safe.
      Father Jack: Where?
      (We see all of Father Jack's beer hidden in a cave on Craggy Island's coast)

    • Ted: Ah, Sister Assumpta!
      Sister Assumpta: Hello Father!
      Ted: Dougal, Dougal, do you remember Sister Assumpta?
      Dougal: Er, no.
      Ted: She was here last year! And then we stayed with her in the convent, back in Kildare. Do you remember it? Ah, you do! And then you were hit by the car when you went down to the shops for the paper. You must remember all that? And then you won a hundred pounds with your lottery card? Ah, you must remember it, Dougal!
      (Dougal shakes his head)
      Sister Assumpta: And weren't you accidentally arrested for shoplifting? I remember we had to go down to the police station to get you!... And the police station went on fire? And you had to be rescued by helicopter?
      Ted: Do you remember? You can't remember any of that? The helicopter! When you fell out of the helicopter! Over the zoo! Do you remember the tigers?
      (Dougal shakes his head some more)
      Ted: You don't remember? You were wearing your blue jumper.
      Dougal: Ah, Sister Assumpta!

    • Dougal: God, I've never seen a clock at 5 a.m. before!

    • Jack: (pointing at the various items he is naming) Chair...curtains...floor...(points at Ted) Gobshite!

    • Jack: What?! Priests?! Don't tell me I'm still on that feckin' island!

    • (Father Jack sobers up and looks at Dougal and Ted)
      Father Jack: Where are the other two?

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