Disgraced Bishop to be replaced by a Bishop Brennan, Father Ted fans react appropriately
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Disgraced Bishop to be replaced by a Bishop Brennan, Father Ted fans react appropriately

"DON'T CALL me Len you little prick, I'm a bishop!"

Father Ted may have aired its last episode more than 20 years ago, but the iconic sitcom is never far from our minds.

A perfect case in point is Irish twitter dutifully reacting in the best way to an article stating that the replacement of a disgraced clergyman will be none other than a certain Bishop Brennan.

The Catholic Herald made the announcement on Tuesday, and Father Ted fans were quick to make reference to Ireland's favourite Bishop, Len Brennan.

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The Limerick Bishop made appearances in some of the best known episodes, with Irish audiences consistently in tears of laughter watching Father Ted Crilly trying-- and often failing-- to keep His Excellency happy.

Often the first one to come to mind is third-season episode "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse". Even if you've been living under a rock for the past two decades and haven't seen it, the premise of the episode is fairly clear.

The recurring antagonist, played by veteran actor Jim Norton, produced some of the show's most memorable quotes-- including the legendary...

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The article was brought to the attention of fans by the brilliant Father Ted Quote of the Day twitter account and fans were delighted to seize the opportunity to reference their favourite show.

In an ironic twist, it seems the controversy has even more parallels to the iconic TV show, as Bishop Bransfield is in disgrace partially due to his "habit of lavish and inappropriate spending"-- but true fans know the money was just resting in his account.

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The real-life successor to disgraced Bishop Bransfield has yet to make a statement to Twitter's response, but we expect his reaction will be something like this...

 

 

 

 

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