RTE viewers went wild for tonight’s episode of The Young Offenders as it featured Father Ted star Pauline McLynn and fans said she was “brilliant”.
In tonight’s episode of the hilarious comedy show, Mairead, Conor and Jock decided to go to counselling after the boys revealed to Mairead that they were the notorious two behind the bike stealing in Cork.
They decided to stay in a B&B while they were visiting the counsellor and there was drama with the owner and Mairead was left sleeping in the car.
The three of them had some drinks the night before they went to the visit the counsellor and they were very hungover meeting her.
Father Ted star Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs Doyle in the hit show, was starring as the counsellor tonight and she was hilarious.
While they were in the session, Pauline decided to try on the ‘Fake Billy’ mask that Jock wears when he is stealing the bikes after she revealed that she was actually a fan of their work.
Fans were loving this odd crossover as they flooded Twitter with praise for tonight’s show and Pauline.
Twitter user Willie said: “@PaulineMcLynn1 Looking good in the Billy mask in.”
Cara tweeted: “Mrs Doyle on @YoungOffenders_has made my week!!!!!
Anthony commented saying: “The witty writing, the direction & the acting from @ChrisWalley95, @Alexmurphy_97 & @thehilaryrose & much more in @YoungOffenders_ is absolutely brilliant. It’s the huge emotional heft it weaves into the comedy that makes it something truly special. It’s quite wonderful.”
While Philip said: “The Mrs Doyle/Fake Billy mashup is just too much.”
This comes after BBC viewers have begged for subtitles as they struggle to understand the stars’ heavy Irish accents.
Taking to Twitter, audience members were begging the BBC to add subtitles for those struggling to interpret the actors’ accents.
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One wrote: “Finally watching #TheYoungOffenders hubby needed subtitles but otherwise we both thoroughly enjoyed it #comedygold #irishtv.”
Another added: “If you aren’t watching #TheYoungOffenders you really should be. It’s hilarious and absolutely packed with heart. I recommend subtitles to get the most out of it!”
And a third penned: “#theyoungoffenders #BBC can you put subtitles on this? The only coherent words are F**K.”