Down with this sort of thing
January 8, 2008, 12:47 pm
Filed under: funny, tellyvision | Tags: , , ,
Had a great evening yesterday in a friends where we watched Naked Camera 3, followed by Making Jake and by the funniest programme in the world, Father Ted. Oh my God, I had forgotten how funny that programme is. And funnily enough, it’s co-creator Graham Linehan has a special Arts Lives profile all to himself tonight. The documentary, called Graham Linehan, Laughmaker, is on RTÉ One at the very watchable time of 10.15pm and I cannot wait to see it.Speaking on Ryan Tubridy this morning, Graham said that he wanted to show people the process of making a sitcom which should be very interesting. The laughter isn’t canned as a lot of people presume and the studio audience watch the show in sequence, just like the audience watching at home on the telly. I’m also looking forward to finding out about the man in question himself and how the feck he writes such brilliant comedy.

And in honour of my renewed Father Ted obsession, I’d like to pick out (or to be more precise, copy and paste) a few of my favourite Ted and co. moments:

Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These (pointing to plastic cows on table) are very small; those (pointing out of the window) are far away…Dougal: Did you ever see that film, Ted, where your man has his head transplanted onto a fly, and the fly’s head was transplanted onto the man?
Ted: Oh, yes… what was it called…?
Dougal “Out Of Africa”, I think.
Mrs Doyle: What would you say to a cup father?
[offers him a cup of tea]

Tom: Father! I’ve killed a man.
Ted: Er, well, we’ll talk about that later, Tom. Right now, I’m going to be on the telly!

Dougal: We’re all going to heaven lads, Waaaaaaaay

And my personal favourite (having been a Dunnes Stores employee in a previous life)

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