‘Father Ted’ in America

(Above: Dermot Morgan as Father Ted)

Father Ted, a zany sitcom about the lives of three Irish priests exiled to remote Craggy Island, comes to subscription streamer BritBox this Friday, March 16.

Amazon Prime subscribers, though, can already binge all 25 episodes of the series, which originally ran on the UK’s Channel 4 over three seasons from 1995 to 1998.

You can also stream the first two seasons (16 episodes) free, with ads, on Tubi TV.

What’s all the fuss? Well, in the UK at least, Father Ted ranks among the most popular Britcoms ever. And its surreal aspects may well appeal to fans of British comics’ top sitcom, Fawlty Towers (available to Netflix subscribers).

But is Father Ted’s brand of humor too British – or Irish – for Americans? Buzzfeed UK attempted to find out:

And now, if you’re ready, here’s a classic clip from Father Ted, which has more than 3 million YouTube views:


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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