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 in their daft vices. Features all episodes ... more »from series one.« less
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.
"Oh no, not toilet duck again."
B-MAN | Earth, occasionally. Until I get bored. | 01/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ready to go to "Funland" where you can do some "freak pointing" and see the "spider-baby"? Want to hear Father Stone, once again say - "No, I'm fine thanks"? How about help the Fathers protest a french film and say "Down with this sort of thing" Well, I say "Up with this sort of thing" to the release of Father Ted on DVD! Within the first few moments of the first Father Ted episode I saw on BBC, I knew I would probably be adding it to my collection. It belongs next to other essential BBC comedies like Monty Python, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, and The Young Ones!This is what you get on Father Ted - Complete Series 1 DVD:
1. Good Luck Father Ted
2. Entertaining Father Stone
3. The Passion of St. Tibulus
4. Competition Time
5. And God Created Woman
6. Grant Unto Him Eternal RestMenu options: Play in order, Select an episode, Scene selection, and Cast and Crew Bios. There are really no special features besides the informative bios, but having Father Ted at the push of a button on DVD is special enough for me. God Bless Father Ted! Look out for Season 2 available in March 2002!"
Great series, too bad about the DVD
S Dris | Athens, Greece | 11/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Father Ted is one of the funniest series ever seen on British TV. What an original and hillarious concept! The characters and casting are perfect. Episode 1 sets the scene perfectly - you will laugh your head off in every single of the 6 episodes on this DVD.And now for the negative side - The DVD contains nothing more than the 6 episodes that make up series 1. There is no commentary, no "behind the scenes", no interviews... As if that wasn't enough, there are no subtitles! I live in Greece, and most of my friends have limited knowledge of English and usually have to rely on subtitles to understand everything; as a result, I have a hard time sharing this excellent comedy with them. In addition, the menus are crude and I can only wonder why they did such a poor job on the authoring aspect of this DVD.Despite the poor authoring, anybody who loves Father Ted (i.e. everyone who has seen it) will definitely want a copy for their DVD collection. A must-have!"
Buy this. Oh, go on. Go on, go on, go on, go on.......GO ON!
Alan Strang | Salisbury, UK | 07/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has seen this will recognise the words of Mrs Doyle! This is really very funny. If you like your comedy a bit strange, you'll love this. The series is set on Craggt Island, somewhere of the coast of Ireland. In a house on the island live 3 priests the catholic church wishes to forget. Father Ted would like to think he is hip and trendy, but fails miserably to impress anyone. With Father Dougal, it is a mystery how he ever became a priest because he is so gormless. Finally, Father Jack is a foul-mouthed drunk, who spends most of his life in a drunken stupor in his armchair. This unlikely three some get into all sorts of scrapes, and are aided whenever they need a cup of tea by their insane housekeeper, Mrs Doyle. The laughs are non stop, and the off the wall humour makes you want to watch it again and again."
A Great TV Series Finally on DVD
Alan Strang | 03/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Positively one of the greatest TV series that I have ever seen. It has a lot of funny moments based around a Catholic priest (Father Ted)in a town on a small island of the coast of Ireland. There are many unexpected twists and turns that are always there for comic relief. Father Ted, Father Doogle, and Father Jack all unknowingly make a mockery of the Church in their attempt to do good. Doogle is undoubtedly the funniest of the bunch, as he is not too bright and you are never quite sure what he is going to say. This is a definite must, especially since the man playing the part of Father Ted died not too long ago, and you might not get another chance to see this great TV series."
W. Johnson | The Mile High City | 06/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay I admit I am a sucker for UK comedies and have seen a great many of them. Father Ted is easily amongst the top. Like many English series Father Ted spends no time setting up the characters or setting and just gets the ball rolling. It is a very farsical and surreal comedy at times which might take some getting used to if you are expecting something more straight forward like a US sitcom.The cast is brilliant and it is too bad Dermot Morgan died at such a young age. There was at least one more season of Father Ted, before it seem slikely he would have left the series.The DVD is very barebones and sports no extras like the series 2 and 3 DVD's. No matter this is a must have and a great way to start enjoying this sharply funny UK comedy."