New Jack City (Father Ted)

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"New Jack City"
Father Ted episode
New Jack City (Father Ted).jpg
Father Stack blasts jungle music.
Episode no. Episode 9 of series 2
Directed by Declan Lowney
Written by Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews
Original air date 3 May 1996
Guest actors

Brendan Grace (Fr Fintan Stack)
Tony Guilfoyle (Fr. Larry Duff)
Paddy Joyce (Father Billy)
Declan Mulholland (Father Michael)

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"New Jack City" was the 9th episode of the second series of the Channel 4 television sitcom Father Ted.

At the inaugural Ted Fest in February 2007, it was voted the best Father Ted episode.

Synopsis[edit]

Father Jack contracts "Hairy Hands Syndrome" (level 6 out of a maximum 12) and is sent to St. Clabbert's Hospital for elderly priests (jokingly named "Jurassic Park" by the Clergymen of Craggy Island, after the film of the same title).

To replace Jack while he is on leave is a new priest, Father Fintan Stack, an obnoxious, rude and destructive priest, who torments Ted and Dougal. Stack's torments include deliberately driving Ted's car into a wall and then telling him all about it and saying that all that mattered was that he liked it, insulting Ted and his friends in the priesthood, getting Dougal drunk on Jack's whiskey, drilling holes in the living room drywall for no particular reason and blasting Jungle Music at three in the morning (Ted labels him "worse than Hitler", because "you wouldn't find Hitler playing jungle music at three in the morning").

Fed up with Father Stack, Ted and Dougal kidnap Father Jack back from Jurassic Park. Jack, upon returning to Craggy Island's parochial house, finds out about Stack giving his booze hoard to Dougal. This angers Jack to do what are presumably terrible things to Stack, however he is stopped from taking his revenge when both Ted and Jack notice that Stack has caught the "Hairy Hands Syndrome" from Jack's ancient, diseased chair. Stack is sent to Jurassic Park (where he still insists on playing jungle music), and everything returns to normal (though Jack is locked in a hermetically sealed chamber to prevent him passing the hairy hands syndrome onto Ted and Dougal, which Ted considers an improvement).

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