14 reasons why Father Ted's Eurovision is actually better than the real thing 4 years ago

14 reasons why Father Ted's Eurovision is actually better than the real thing

Father Benny Cake would be proud.

Johnny Logan and Riverdance might provide more iconic memories, but who can forget the classic entry from 1996, My Lovely Horse by Fathers Ted and Dougal?

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Here are 14 reasons why Father Ted's version of Eurovision is better than the real thing.

1) Contestants take part for the right reasons.

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2) The music moves you.

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3) There's no room for egos.

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4) The lyrics are straight up gangsta.

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5) There's magic in the rehearsals.

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6) The critics are honest.

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7) It's a stepping stone to bigger things, just ask Midge Ure.

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8) It inspires timeless songs and videos.

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9) Everyone looks the part.

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10) Yes For Equality.

This passage is great.

Ted: "The whole gay thing - I suppose it's a bit of a puzzle to us all.
It must be fun, though.
Not the Not the, you know, but the nightclubs and the whole rough and tumble of homosexual activity.
Having boyfriends when you're a man.
Don't mind what the Church thinks, it thought the earth was flat! Sometimes the Pope says things he doesn't mean.
Even the Pope gets things wrong."

11) The host is always a pro.

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12) The song titles are more creative.

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13) The spirit of friendly competition

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 14) It's fair.

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