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Father Ted not going to America

Father Ted. Image shows from L to R: Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon), Father Ted Crilly (Dermot Morgan), Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly), Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Father Ted

Fathers Ted Crilly, Dougal McGuire and Jack Hackett are the inept priests of Craggy Island, banished from the mainland in various circumstances

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Catholic man

  • Friday 19th May 2017, 6:24pm [Edited]
  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

In the final Father Ted episode, why did Ted decided not to go to America; despite wanting luxuries and thousands of money like he always did?

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Definitely Tarby

  • Friday 19th May 2017, 6:29pm [Edited]
  • South South West, England
  • 593 posts

I think he changes his mind when he discovers how different it is compared to the safe monotony on Craggy Island. He would also be leaving everyone else behind, which would probably be something he always regretted (if he went).

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alan1967

  • Saturday 20th May 2017, 12:14am
  • England
  • 125 posts

I always thought it was because he found out it would be in a place where gang murders happen all the time and it wasn't a cushy number that American priest led it to be.

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TheBlueNun

  • Thursday 25th May 2017, 8:20pm
  • London, England
  • 2501 posts

DefinitelyTarby and Alan1967 are absolutely right, it's a combination of all of those things. One thing which did concern me is that Mrs Doyle burned all of the parochial house's contents on a big bonfire before the quartet set off for the airport.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 27th May 2017, 12:22pm
  • Bolton, England
  • 8484 posts

Father Dick Byrne "no furniture at all Ted? Ahh now that's a shame"

Ted "yes so you can see were in a bit of a fix..."

Father Dick Byrne "you must come over to Rugged Island and stay with us until you get sorted"

Ted "really Dick?"

Father Dick Byrne "Nooooooo!"

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Catholic man

  • Thursday 15th June 2017, 8:58pm
  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

What if he did go to America to have a parish and get what he wants?

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Will Cam

  • Thursday 15th June 2017, 9:04pm
  • England
  • 7418 posts

He didn't want Sean Bean to have a shoe-in as the most unbelievable priest on TV.

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Catholic man

  • Thursday 15th June 2017, 9:55pm [Edited]
  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

No, seriously. What if he did go to America to have a parish and get what he wants?

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