Comic Relief 1997 was the twelfth annual event of the popular UK charity fundraiser presented Dermot Morgan and Ardal O'Hanlon as their characters Ted Crilly and Dougal McGuire.

Ted seems confused that the BBC would hire two unknown Irish priests to host such an event until Dougal points out it could be a form of penance for his misdemeanour involving the missing money intended for a sick child to go to Lourdes.