My Lovely Horse Mug


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Father Ted inspired “My Lovely Horse” mug, from their Song For Europe music video.
Why not shower your tea with sugar lumps. Go on!

Add a splash of colour to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colour rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• colour rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

From its complicated tunes to its extravagant clothing, the Eurovision Tune Contest is ripe for parody. And 22 years ago Father Ted lampooned it in remarkable style.

Initially airing in April 1996 as part of the 2nd series, ‘A Song For Europe’ stays among the comedy’s most precious minutes.

‘Dougal, get the guitar’


On an agitated day at Father Ted’s parochial home, Dougal has actually got “Euro-song fever”– and is encouraged he and Ted ought to bid to represent Ireland.

Ted insists they have not got the skill, however upon hearing that slippery competing Father Dick Byrne is getting in, ego forces him to go toe-to-toe with his bane.

It’s reasonable to state that Ted and Dougal’s quote does not run efficiently.

Composing an ode to a rural animal is certainly a threat at the very best of times, and their tune– ‘My Beautiful Horse’– has a hard time to fly.

Over the unfolding hours, Ted degenerates into a cliché of the rock n roll imaginative procedure. “Simply play the f *** ing note,” he rants, through a haze of cigarette smoke; disposed of wrappers and cans stacked around them.

” [It’s] not the best tune in history; it’s simply the silliest”.

Neil Hannon.

Much later on, tired, all the duo need to reveal for their efforts is a lot of lyrics about “fetlocks blowing in the wind”, “horse dental professionals”– and a badly discordant tune to choose it.

Dad Jack, never ever one to mince his words, does not even trouble with a “feck”, “arse” or “eejit”. He merely blows up Ted’s guitar into pieces with a shotgun.

” The lyrics are great, no issue there,” sighs Ted, optimistically. What will they do about the music?

Magnificent motivation.
Get in Dougal’s preferred tune, an odd pop number by “Nin Huguen and the Huguenotes” which completed fifth in A Song For Norway in 1976.

Odd in truth, that Ted assumes no one will ever understand if they merely raise its tune and set it with their lyrics for My Lovely Horse. Particularly as the band, their supervisor and everybody included with the tune passed away in an airplane crash years previously.

With a shrewd strategy properly hatched, the priests set their eyes on fame.

Filled with enjoyment, Dougal imagine their cut-and-shut ditty being changed into a hit pop video, total with ‘attractive’ swimming pool scene, and a psychedelic solo.

It’s appealing, hummable excellence. What happened?

Nil points.
When the wedding day in Dublin lastly comes, Ted is besieged by nerves.

To make matters worse, when the disliked Dick Byrne requires to the phase for his own competing turn, he turns the set 2 fingers prior to releasing into a marvelous We Are The World design ballad, total with a support choir, showboating keyboardist, and skyrocketing chorus.

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