Bruising encounter for Ardal O'Hanlon in Derry Girls cameo
It was a bruising encounter for Ardal O'Hanlon for his cameo appearance in the hit Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls.
The Father Ted star played Eamon, son of fearsome Aunt Bridie who dropped dead at a family wedding - after Ma Mary’s 'curse'.
The two women had been at odds after Eamon was pushed out of ‘Rock the Boat’ - a song he’d waited the whole night for - and which resulted in his bruise.
Much hilarity ensued at the wake, especially when Michelle showed up with her own brand scones. The added ingredients "some drugs".
"FINALLY! “Scone” rhymed with “gone” gets the platform it deserves," tweeted Maura McElhone.
But it was the stalwarts of Tommy Tiernan as Da Gerry, Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe and comedy legend Kevin McAleer as Uncle Colm who stole the show.
“Ardal O’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan and Kevin McAleer in the one episode. 16 year old comedy nerd me would never have believed it,” said creator and writer Lisa McGee.
Many took to Twitter to say it was one of the best shows of the new series - and possibly one of the best of all the shows.
Its your Man! Meet Eamon. #DerryGirls. Tonight. C4. 9.15pm. Ardal o’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan and Kevin McAleer in the one episode. 16 year old comedy nerd me would never have believed it. pic.twitter.com/fPbiilXQyI— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) March 26, 2019
I love how they snuck in the Father Ted joke:— Gareth McL (@GMLmusic) March 26, 2019
"I'm gonna have to stop you there. No reason - I just really had to get you to stop you talking."
Just before Ardal O'Hanlon came on. #DerryGirls
Derry Girls is such a clever feel good comedy brimming over with top cast but we need more Kevin McAleer. He is one cool dude! #DerryGirls— Frank Mitchell (@frank_broadcast) March 26, 2019
A wedding, a wake, egg sandwiches, hash scones, Granda high as a kite, earrings stolen off the corpse & Erin’s scoots. Oh and Tommy Tiernan, Kevin McAleer & Ardal O’Hanlon in the same episode. Bloody brilliant. #DerryGirls 👏👏— Lynette Fay (@LynetteFay) March 26, 2019
The only thing I don't like about Derry Girls - it's not on long enough 😩 #DerryGirls— Toni Johnston Ogle (@ToniJoh08573707) March 26, 2019
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