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Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep
Series 3, Episode 2
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Air date March 20, 1996
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Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep is the second episode of the final series of Father Ted.


Father Ted figures out the mystery of, "The Beast Of Craggy Island".


Ted bets the entire heating allowance budget for the year on the King of the Sheep competition on Chris, a sheep who has won several times and is considered a sure thing. Unfortunately, Chris has heard rumours about a sheep-eating beast and isn't feeling at all himself. Chris's owner, Fargo Boyle, begs Ted to help return Chris to his old self. After a week, Ted has successfully returned Chris's spirit. However, Ted finds out that Fargo Boyle arranged for Chris to be frightened by the beast in order to increase the meagre odds being offered for his victory. On the day of the competition, Ted makes a dramatic scene and exposes the whole plot. The two priests leave and Ted is left kicking himself when Dougal points out that, by getting Chris disqualified, Ted has lost the bet and therefore the heating allowance money. In the end, the residents of the parochial house prepare to hibernate for the winter.


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Series 3
#301 "Are You Right There, Father Ted? #305 "Escape from Victory"
#302 "Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep" #306 "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse"
#303 "Speed 3" #307 "Night of the Nearly Dead"
#304 "The Mainland" #308 "Going to America"