Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Father Ted - The Holy Trilogy|
Actors: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn, Tony Guilfoyle
Genres: Comedy, Television
Join Fathers Ted, Dougal and Jack, three Irish priests exiled by the church to their own private purgatory, a twisted lump of rock called Craggy Island, as penance for indulging their daft vices. With the help of the worl... more »
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Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 6/26/2018...
This series is a masterpiece of irreverent British comedy. Induces reflexive belly laughs. May cause spasms of the diaphragm, spontaneous vacating of the colon, bladder, or oral cavity. Has been shown to project root beer via septum and nostrils. Also indicative are conditions characterized by mental status changes, agitation, epileptic fits, loss of breath, and non-responsive unconsciousness. If any of these episodic interactions are noted, revive observer, and proceed to the next viewing segment.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mike | CA | 07/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The series explores the antics of a trio of priests and their loyal if insane housekeeper stranded on Craggy Island (just of the coast of Ireland, "where they dump the old glow in the dark"). When I first saw the trailers for it I thought it would not be that funny, but a friend convinced me to watch an episode. The blend of the surreal story-lines and tight scripts make it a comic masterwork. The box should include a warning that it may induce loss of bladder control."
Should have a warning label!
J. Bell | Phx, AZ USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I kid you not when I say this DVD set nearly killed me. I've never had asthma or other breathing problems, but people who do might want to pick up something more formulaic like Full House or Family Matters that's guananteed not to make you laugh.
From the first episode, I found myself not just chuckling, but full-out laughing at this show and before I was done with the first of the five discs, I was convinced the set was worth every cent I'd paid.
Somewhere during the second season, tragedy nearly struck. During Ted and Dougal's caper of hiding a herd of wild bunnies from a bishop who is afraid of rabbits, a series of jokes were grouped too closely together! I hadn't stopped laughing from the first when the second hit me. By the time the scene culminated in an impeccibly delivered punchline, I couldn't breathe and fell to the floor gasping and choking for air. My girlfriend, who watched the entire event in disbelief, declared it a miracle I hadn't wet my pants.
I heard great things about this show and put this set on my Wish List almost a year before finally purchasing it after several failed attempts to have a friend tape a few episodes off BBC America. I wish I hadn't waited so long. Take the plunge and buy it blindly."
It will change your life...
E. LaSpada | Kissimmee, FL USA | 07/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, sort of. It WILL make you laugh. Like the other reviewers, I was hooked almost obsessively from the first episode I stumbled upon, on BBC America, a sad many years after the series was filmed (why does it take America so LONG to get these shows, anyway?) Suffice to say, this is what a sitcom should be! Don't let the thought of Irish priests fool you, if you love shows like the Simpsons and Seinfeld, this is kind of like them combined in it's own unique way and then cranked up several notches (with perhaps some Green Acres thrown in there for the hell of it). I can't recommend it enough.
As an additional note, the HOLY TRILOGY has extensive commentary by 1/2 the writing team, Graham Linehan, and it is one of the best commentaries I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. It's chock-a-block filled with anecdotes, self-deprecating humour and truly useful information for anyone interested in the world of comedy writing. That alone is worth the price of admission."