On Father Dougal

I thought I was being clever.

I was listening to the BBC World Service this morning, and the broadcast focused almost exclusively on the new Pope and his views on a variety of subjects.

Snarky bastard that I am at times, I had a strange thought. Too bad the College of Cardinals hadn’t elevated Father Dougal Maguire to the Papacy.

Father Dougal is, of course, one of the three priests on Craggy Isle on the Britcom Father Ted. Dougal is the dopey one. He plays Pinky to Father Ted’s Brain.

So what do I discover? That elevating Father Dougal is an Internet joke that’s been floating around for about two weeks. Which means there’s someone out there as off-kilter as I am. 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

3 thoughts on “On Father Dougal

  1. The problem was that paddypower (on online bookie from ireland) put him on at 1000/1 as a joke. Then the Washington Post ran it as a serious story.

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