Father Ted : The Old Grey Whistle Theft (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, Ireland  |  
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Synopsis by Tim DiGravina

Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlon) befriends delinquent, young Father Damien Lennon (Joe Rooney). Ted (Dermot Morgan) and Jack (Frank Kelly) travel to a barren picnic area, where they encounter an angry, foul-mouthed couple and the whistle-happy park ranger Benson (Mal Whyte). As Benson sleeps, Damien steals his whistle. Ted travels to town, where he meets villagers who are terrified and enraged at the news of the whistle theft. Damien gives the whistle to Dougal for safe-keeping. When Ted finds it, he confronts Dougal, but Benson arrives with a police officer before Ted gets an explanation from Dougal. Attempting to save himself and/or Dougal, after Dougal tells everyone the whistle is in Ted's pocket, Ted runs out of the room and concocts a bizarre story about an orphan boy, a fallen tree, and horse-wrangling to explain why he has the whistle. Damien is outed as the whistle thief, but not before Ted tells his strange tale. Dougal learns that being cool isn't always the most desirable thing.