Father Ted

Season 3 Episode 7

Night of the Nearly Dead

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 1998 on Channel 4
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Jumper-wearing pop sensation Eoin McLove comes to visit. Unfortunately his presence leads hundreds of infatuated middle-aged ladies to surround the house, and the usual hilarious mix-ups ensue. But McLove's easy-going stage persona masks a terrible secret..

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • If they are all stuck in the house overnight while the women are outside, how did the front door and glass windows get repaired by the next morning?

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Father Jack: They lie in wait like wolves...the smell of blood in their nostrils...waiting, interminably waiting and then...
        (The others look at Jack ominously)
        Dougal: He's right Ted!

      • Dougal: It's like a big tide of jam coming toward us, but jam made out of old women.

      • Eoin McLove: Go away. I don't want to catch the menopause.

      • Father Ted: Ehm, Eoin, Did you enjoy your tea?
        Eoin McLove: What? Yeah, uh, I don't know, whatever. I want to go now it's getting dark.
        Dougal: You're not afraid of the dark are ya? It's only because the sun goes... eh, uh. There's this... It's got something to do with clouds.

      • Dougal: I know! We'll lure them into a giant bingo game!
        Ted: And how are we going to do that?
        Dougal: We'll print up some bingo cards on our printing press and...oh.
        Ted: Yes, it's the lack of a printing press that lets us down there. Or bingo balls. Or a PA system. Or in fact, any bingo paraphernalia at all.
        Dougal: Damn. So near, yet so far.

      • Ted: Eoin, did you come with those suitcases?
        Eoin: No. These are yours. But I saw a lot of stuff that I liked and I'm taking them with me.
        Dougal: Oh, that's very cheeky

      • Dougal: I'm no good at judging the size of crowds Ted, but I'd say there's about seventeen million of them out there.

      • Dougal: It's like a great big tide of jam. But jam made out of... old women.

      • Dougal: I'm no good at judging the size of crowds Ted, but I'd say there's about seventeen million of them out there.

      • Eoin McLove: Go away! I don't want to catch menopause!

      • Eoin: I'm Eoin McLove. I can have you killed.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • This episode parodies George Romero's film Night of the Living Dead not only in name, but occurrences, most notably when people begin surrounding Ted's house.

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