dougal mcguire

anonymous asked:

I see Dougal McGuire from Father Ted as Autistic. I've noticed lots of traits; he misses a lot of social cues and finds talking to some people especially awkward, does stims such as skipping, rocking, and spinning his thumbs, loves football and sometimes gets an interest that only appears in one episode, such as rollerblading, has moments of forgetfulness such as not locking the front door, and needs to have a couple of charts/diagrams. There's more but I can't fit it all in an ask.

They say it’s as big as four cats, and has a retractable leg so’s it can leap up at you better, and er, it lights up at night and it’s got four ears, two are for listening and the other two are kind of back up ears and it’s claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it’s got a tremendous fear of stamps. Mrs Doyle was telling me it’s got magnets on its tail, so if you’re made of metal, it can attach itself to you, and instead of a head, it’s got four arses
—  Father Dougal McGuire, Father Ted