What’s that gobshite doing on the television?

So a few days after the blog awards it was my 30th birthday and I really was too tired to go out for it but got dragged out the following night by my friends. Even though I didn’t want to.

Then they gave me my present. Which was a red jumper. You can tell my gratitude with that overjoyed expression on my face.

Big Red Jumper

I was then made wear this jumper without any sleeves. Still not knowing what was up. Thought I was going to get slippers and a pipe next or something. So I start opening the next present.

More present opening

And then it clicks with me when I see the cutout of a TV:

A line from Father Ted where Jack is giving out about Dougal being on the telly: “What’s that gobshite doing on the television? ” which is what one of them said when I was on the news talking about blogs.

Gobshite on TV

So then with my red jumper on and the cut-out of a telly, they made me re-renact the scene from Fr. Ted. Which was helpfully printed out in neat type on the back of the telly. Not that I could read it without my glasses.

After that they gave me a cake and had me cut slices from it. It was then I discovered that…

Cake Jumper

They had baked me a cake jumper. A Father Ted reference that I actually failed to get.

Oh yeah, here’s the cringeworthy YouTube of it. Warning, excessive Cork accents:

10 Responses to “What’s that gobshite doing on the television?”

  1. Andrew says:

    Why can’t my friends be creative and clever?!?!

  2. redmum says:

    Ha excellent, and belated happy birthday!

    I wish my mates were that creative and clever too 🙂

  3. adam says:

    “It’s not a Live at Three poster is it?”

    Only a sick mind could think of that. 🙂

  4. Goodshape says:

    Very funny 🙂

    ..and happy birthday!

  5. that girl says:

    Happy birthday Damo – I think you look lovely in that jumper – it goes with your eyes (well in those pix anyway) 🙂

  6. Claire says:

    baaa ha haaa 😀 Nice one! And a very fetching jumper it is too father

  7. Tipster says:

    Happy Birthday

  8. Tipster says:

    Feck sake. I could have been baracking you to “Read it out! Read it out!”

  9. Niall O'K says:

    A belated Happy Birthday, Damien… I envy you of your creative friends 🙂

  10. Ailbhe Mc G says:

    How did they make the jumper cake? I want to bake one for my friend for Christmas, I’m making her a Father Ted Care Package 😀