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15 reasons why you have to watch The Snapper every time it's on telly

7 POUNDS 12 OUNCES!

LAST NIGHT TV3 put The Snapper on telly, and the call went out across the land:

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What is it about The Snapper that makes it almost part of the constitution that it has to be on telly at least five times a year and you HAVE to watch it?

Here’s a breakdown of the reasons…

1. I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Surely the Lick the Tins version is the greatest cover of that song ever?

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2. Larry Gogan the dog

The unsung hero of The Snapper.

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3. So you can hate on these old biddies

“Let’s see her get into those jeans now”.

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4. So you can hate even more on Georgie Burgess

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5. And remember that he’s also Pat Mustard

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6. “The paper is my sister’s”

“Did you not see me over by the vegetables?”.

Oh Burgess, you DOPE.

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7. Sharon getting sick into her handbag

Quick thinking.

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8. Kay Curley: The Legend

Forget Brenda Fricker. Kay Curley IS the Irish mammy.

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Kay: It’s a terrible shock
Dessie: What is?
Kay: Being married for 25 years and finding out your husband’s a prick.

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9. “Kay Curley hit her an awful clatter”

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10. Dessie Curley on Twitter

Good old @SnipSnipBurgess was in his element last night.

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11. The coconut joke

How many of you repeated it 17 times at little break the day after you saw The Snapper for the first time?

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12. Dessie bringing sandwiches to the Garda station

What are they?
Ham.

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13. The “hey Burgess, snip snip” scene

With bonus “contraptions”.

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14. So you can sing along with “7 POUNDS 12 OUNCES…”

“… 7 POUNDS 12 OUNCES, NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA!”

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15. The old man

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