So what do they actually do?
Here's what they did for the first 3 series':
Naked chicks in the mud
Props in the news
Each team are given two props which are a clue to a story in the news that week. The teams must guess what story.
What's going on here? / Moments in Irish History
Each team is shown a piece of videotape which is premeturely stopped, and the teams must guess what's going on, what happens next or what moment it is from Irish TV history.
State of the Nation
Each week, a tape is shown of Sean's visit to some part of the country where he asks the locals questions about topical events. The teams must guess from looking at the people what their answers will be.
60 seconds of facts
Each team has 60 seconds to complete a fact about the weeks news. They get 1 mark for a right answer, or 2 if they can get a laugh out of the dead studio audience.
Over the credits at the end of a show, a tape is played of a phone call Sean made earlier in the day. The caller usually takes the form of Sean's alter ego, Monica Loolly from Ahascragh.
From series 4 on, they have kept State of the Nation (with Patrick McDonnell asking the questions), 60 seconds of facts (well, actually 90 and it's now called "Putting the World to right") and Monica Loolly. The new bits are:
Questions from the audience
At various points throughout the show, the panel will take a question from a member of the studio audience and give some smart-ass answer.
Brendan goes out and about to investigate modern life as it is lived.
Dara, doing what he does best.
Ahascragh? Is that a real place?
Indeed it is. I've been there myself. It's somewhere out there, near Ballinasloe in Co. Galway. Funnily enough, as you leave the place there's a sign saying "Slßn Abhaile".
Are those people on the vox pops actors?
Believeably not. If you've ever worked in any kind of customer service job, you'll know there are a lot of weirdos out there.
What about that funeral party in Ahascragh? That can't have really been a funeral.
Ah yes, you're referring to the last episode in Series 1 when Sean came across a large group of people in Ahascragh expressing their grief by getting drunk in the town and cheering at the camera. I can confirm, through my contacts in the town, that this was indeed real. Incidently, you can see a picture of the grieving party on the Pictures Page.
How much does it cost to go to a recording?
Nothing! Tickets for most TV Shows are free.
I sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they never answered me. Why oh why??
I don't know. Stop asking me this. I expect it's because they get shitloads of mail, and have to sift through all the "That Moncrieff fella is a big sarky bollix" e-mails in order to get to yours.
Who are you, and why did you make this site?
I'm Magluby, also known as Micheál. I made this site for a few reasons, namely:
(a) Because no one else has done a site about DFTG. (The official site doesn't count)
(b) Because I can. I have all this video grabbing equipment that I really wasn't getting enough use out of.
(c) Because I've nothing better to do.
This site is crap. Are there any other DFTG sites?
The only other testement to DFTG out there was the official site at http://www.rte.ie/tv/dftg, which is now long gone. Bear in mind, though, that anything that was up there was probably nicked and put up here. Although there was a quite funny drinking game there which has now been lost forever!
There does seem to be some Monica Loolly sites popping up recently. Check the links page for the most recently discovered sites.
Where can I get DFTG on DVD?
Unfortunately, DFTG was never released on DVD or VHS, and as far as I know, there aren't any plans to do so. There's some related stuff on Amazon, which may be of interest, however. Click here to see it.