- Wednesday 7th January 2009, 3:07pm [Edited]
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
- 159 posts
Quote: Griff @ January 7 2009, 10:00 AM GMT
Sounds good to me. And yeah, Father Ted was a very free-form show that just did its own thing, and all the better for it. Episodes of Ted were more like a collection of ongoing running gags than carefully plotted stories.
Although, not to undermine my previous rant, I'd advise everyone not to use Father Ted too much as a guide for how to write sitcoms. That 'Speed 3' episode hinges on a brick that is introduced and used later on in such a comically ham-fisted way that it surely wouldn't work for any other show and any other writer - except other stuff by Linehan and/or Mathews! I'm not saying that it is lazy writing, more that it is so cheeky that no-one else would get away with it.