Set on the fictional Craggy Island, a remote location off Ireland's west coast, the show starred Dermot Morgan as the eponymous Father Ted Crilly, alongside fellow priests Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon) and Father Jack Hackett (Frank Kelly). Exiled on the island for various past incidents, the priests live together in the parochial house with their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle (Pauline McLynn).Although all the characters were very funny, Father Jack's alcohol infused antics were some of the most memorable, and his limited vocabulary and foul manner were ripe for impersonation in the school yard (I was 14 when the first episode aired.) Recently a friend at work asked me to make an image for him to put on a t-shirt of Ken Kutaragi in the style of Obama's famous "Hope" image. Being too lazy to do so at the time, another artist at work (talented artist and possessor of beautiful voluminous hair, Yamamura Yasuyoshi) ended up making it for him and I felt like an asshole because he was already overloaded with work. Partly to overcome my feeling bad for not making that t-shirt design, I ended up making an image of Father Jack Hackett in the same style, although coloured with the Irish flag colours, or some bastardisation of them. Hopefully there are a couple of Father Ted fans reading the blog that will like the image.
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