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Ian Dunn
425687.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Here is a quite interesting question:

In the sitcom Father Ted, what was Mrs. Doyle's first name?

 
djgordy
425693.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:47 pm Reply with quote

Joan.

 
Ian Dunn
425698.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:55 pm Reply with quote

Correct! For those who don't know, her name is never mentioned in the series, but it did appear in a script. It is mentioned in an earlier version of "Competition Time", but was cut out. Here is the script:

Quote:
Mrs Doyle:

Will you have a cup, Father?

Ted:

No, thanks. I'm fine.

Mrs Doyle:

Go on!

Ted: No, thanks... Well, actually... all right. Just a drop.

(Pause)

Mrs Doyle:

What?

Ted:

(Holding his hand out for the cup) I'll have just a bit.

Mrs Doyle:

(Pulling cup away slightly) Ah, now you don't really want any, Father.

Ted:

No, I do!

Mrs Doyle:

No, I'm forcing it on you, Father.

Ted:

No, you're not...

Mrs Doyle:

No, I am. (She slaps herself on the wrist.) You're just a big dictator, Joan! Can't take no for an answer!

Ted:

But I'm not saying no, Mrs Doyle.

Mrs Doyle:

Ah, you're saying no with your eyes, Father.

Ted:

...I'll just have a little cup, Mrs Doyle.

Mrs Doyle wags her finger at him and smiles.

Ted:

(Cannot believe this) Please Mrs Doyle...

Mrs Doyle:

(To Dougal): Cup of tea, Father?

 
Ion Zone
425713.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:44 pm Reply with quote

Ah, that got turned into the bit with the tiny cupcakes ;) I love that show.

Did you know, that's actually a real swearword in Ireland? They didn't make it up to get round the censors.

 
djgordy
425715.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:54 pm Reply with quote

Do you mean "feck"? Oh yes, it's a real word. When I was over in Ireland a couple of months ago I was being ferried around in a taxi and the radio was on. This was about 10am, the guy on the radio was saying "feck" just about every other sentence and this was your proper commercial mainstream station, RTE 1 or something like that.

It is also Scots:

Quote:
I hae been a Devil the feck o' my life,
Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi' thyme;
"But ne'er was in hell till I met wi' a wife,"
And the thyme it is wither'd, and rue is in prime.


Robert Burns - Kellyburn Braes

 
Davini994
425721.  Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:04 pm Reply with quote

... and it's not a corruption of the other f word.

http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=328339&highlight=feck#328339

 
Ion Zone
426358.  Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:31 pm Reply with quote

It's a pity the guy's dead now....

Are there any really interesting little factoids about the show?

 
Davini994
426385.  Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:30 pm Reply with quote

 
CB27
426394.  Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:48 pm Reply with quote

Most people remember that Father Ted was exiled to Craggy Island because of some money that was "resting in his account", but less known is why Dougal was sent there. There is brief mention of an incident involving a group of nuns and a Sealink ferry known as the "Blackrock incident", but we're not told what it is.

In 2005, when Pope John Paul II died, Irish bookmakers included odds of 1000-1 on Dougal becoming the next pope. These were better odds than some real cardinals and archbishops!

 
Ion Zone
426410.  Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:13 pm Reply with quote

:)

wiki wrote:
....who played the title role, died in 1998, aged 45, from a heart attack he suffered during a celebratory party the day after filming the final episode.


Blimey

 
Bondee
428769.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:02 am Reply with quote

What's the connection between Father Ted and The Italian Job?

 
CB27
428778.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quote

Don't keep us in suspense, hackett up.

 
bobwilson
428780.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quote

Quote:
....who played the title role, died in 1998, aged 45, from a heart attack he suffered during a celebratory party the day after filming the final episode.


Was that God's way of saying "OK - that's enough of that now"

 
Bondee
428783.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:10 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Don't keep us in suspense, hackett up.


You nearly got it there CB.

 
djgordy
428853.  Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:25 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
What's the connection between Father Ted and The Italian Job?


The Pope lives in Italy.

 

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