"Paint the town Ted"! Scotland bar decided to pay tribute to one of the most popular TV comedy shows in the UK and Ireland, "Father Ted".
Malone's Pub, in Edinburgh, opened for the first time on Saturday, Jan 27, and to celebrate the manager, Simon Keane had a great idea.
He brought in the artist, Chris Rutterford to 'paint the town Ted.'
Father Ted was a huge hit in the 90s and Chris has been a life-long fan for years. He said:
“When we decided to go with the Father Ted theme for the staircase I really felt we were on holy ground – it’s one of the funniest shows there's ever been. I love it.
“I've produced lots of murals over the past few years but this felt a wee bit intimidating – it's such a classic. There was no shortage of iconic moments and characters to include.
"I spent a full night ploughing through the shows looking for the thread of the story. The final piece is a bit like a graphic novel – an invitation to visit Craggy Island from the comfort of the new Malones.”
The mural is 30 yards long and features some of the most famous scenes from the iconic TV show.
There is this famous scene of Ted trying to explain the concept of distance to Dougle:
Or what about when they represented Ireland in the Eurovision singing about their lovely, lovely horse:
Also, how can you forget Pat Mustard, the evil milkman who caused some very hairy babies to be born on Craggy Island:
Who could forget the dreadfully boring Father Stone:
And of course, one of the most famous scenes from the show; kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse:
There are a lot of other parts of the mural to see but you'll have to visit the pub to enjoy them in their entirety!
The venue itself is great and has a huge variety of drinks, including Guinness and over 50 Irish Whiskeys.
The pub will also have live music on as much as possible. It would be a great place to visit next time you make it over to Edinburgh.
Photos by Matt Marcus.
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