📺 How Good Was it Really?: Father Ted 📺

Rank Show Rating
1 I’m Alan Partridge 4.79
2 The Thick of It 4.69
3 Nathan for You 4.13
4 Seinfeld 4.09
5 The Office UK 4.07
6 Futurama 3.97
7 Fawlty Towers 3.89
8 Knowing Me, Knowing You 3.84
9 Mid Morning Matters 3.8
10 Limmy’s Show 3.77
11 Red Dwarf 3.66
12 The League of Gentlemen 3.64
13 Veep 3.63
14 The Office US 3.48
15 Monty Python’s Flying Circus 3.22
16 Malcolm in the Middle 3.18
17 Psychoville 3.01
18 Friends 2.98
19 Mr. Bean 2.94
20 Only Fools and Horses 2.94
21 The Mighty Boosh 2.73
22 Rock Profile 2.67
23 Goodnight Sweetheart 2.11
24 Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy 1.63
R Miranda 1.49
R Little Britain 1.27
R Come Fly With Me 1.13

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0 voters

Best core character

  • Ted
  • Dougal
  • Jack
  • Mrs Doyle

0 voters

Absolutely perfect sitcom, mad that no one knows who wrote it


Best Clergyman

  • Bishop Brennen
  • Dick Byrne
  • Noel Furlong
  • Larry Duff
  • Paul Stone
  • Fintan Stack
  • Todd Unctious
  • Austin Purcell
  • Cyrill MacDuff
  • Damo
  • Other

0 voters

Down with this sort of thing!


Best Craggy Island Inhabitant

    • Tom
    • John and Mary
    • Pat Mustard
    • Sampras
    • Ronaldo
    • The Beast of Craggy Island
    • Brick
    • Other

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This might beat Partridge

Its the perfect sitcom, not a bad episode among the bunch


Proper 5/5 comedy.


It is my first ever television obsession. I own the scripts. The dvds. I had a father Ted shirt I lost.

One of the best sitcoms I’ve ever seen. Actually one that works best with a laughter track as well.

There are a few things odd - despite adoring the John and Mary scenes they’re a bit funny now to watch domestic abuse… But hey, it still good.



I heard one of them died, in a really undignified way.

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Well I’ve been waiting to talk about Father Ted. I’m contributing to the HGWIR for Father Ted. There…you’re in for it now…







I gave it a 4 because I’m a bit uncomfortable with the character of Dougal

Actually loads of it is pretty insensitive, like that abusive couple

Easy 5. It’s basically perfect. So many little hilarious jokes and set ups. For me it’s the knowingness and timing of the performances that make it. The actual premise to each joke is quite simple (“I really hope Bishop Brennan doesn’t ring now” etc) but the perfect length of pause between that and the phone ringing or whatever the payoff is, and the little expressions and nuances in between is what makes it absolute gold.

Ted is the best comedy character of all time. A normal man in a sea of insanity trying and failing to be better than his surroundings. That will never not be funny.


Obviously it’s played for laughs and that feels different today, but it’s a pretty close observation of a lot of Irish couples tbf


TV comedy perfection. Easiest 5/5

Shame that Linehan is an absolute dickhead

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I took your car and drove it into a big wall. I don’t care, I’ve had my fun, and that’s all that matters.


Brilliant. Just brilliant. So many standout moments. The lingerie store, the black spot on the window, the football match, the milk float, the caravan, the caves, Eurovision. So many standout characters and performances. Absolute cast iron 5/5

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You’ve a face like a pair o’tits

Well that’s one pair between us!