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The IT Crowd

Posted in Fun Stuff | Geek Mode at Sunday, 26 November 2006 20:05 W. Europe Standard Time

I haven't written about it yet but since Rapha introduced me to The IT Crowd I'm a huge fan. How could I miss mentioning this masterpiece of British comedy? The credits alone are full of sideswipes at computers.

The IT Crowd, that is Roy and Moss, two IT guys at a random company. In the first episode, they are joined by Jen, their new boss. Unbeknownst to women, at first they're a bit afraid of her, deeply doubting she has any skills regarding computers. Actually they're not mistaken if you consider the following dialog with her boss when Jen is asked about her computer experience:

Jen: I've got lot's of experience of all computer … thing. You know e-mails. Sending e-mails, receiving emails, deleting e-mails. Erm. I could go on…

Boss: Do!

Jen: The Web. Using mouse, mices, using mice. Erm. Clicking… double-clicking, the computer screen, of course, the keyboard, the grrls on the floor down there.

Boss: The hard drive?

Hilarious! The guys' natural environment is a basement that looks like a mixture of a computer junkyard and souvenir shop of an open source/free software organization, and besides that they perfectly meet almost every other IT-related cliché. Currently there is one series with six episodes to be found on Google and YouTube which is also available on DVD. I would deeply appreciate the release of a second season.

Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Sunday, 26 November 2006 20:45:22 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Hi Alex, ich habe gerade meine erste Folge IT Crowd gesehen und ich verstehe deine Begeisterung! Ich, als Fan von Klischee-Satiren und britischem Humor, hatte auf jeden Fall eben ne satte halbe Stunde Spaß! Thanks, Robert
Robert Spemann
Wednesday, 06 December 2006 09:48:36 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
This is definitly not funny, sorry. Cheap, far-fetched low-quality comedy! And I promise to have made an effort, I saw the first two episodes. Very boring, although probably better than average tv food, which I cannot judge.
Wednesday, 06 December 2006 17:15:33 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Howdy Kris,
I'm sorry The IT Crowd doesn't come up to your expectations. Everybody I've been showing the series so far found it pretty good. Anyway, tastes differ and you're not supposed to argue about them. Either one does simply have good taste, or one doesn't. :-)
Sunday, 07 January 2007 05:20:47 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Also ich fand die IT-Leutchen genau richtig für die Abendstunden nach einem 12 Stundentag in genau so einem besch**em Großraumbüro. Habe mir alle Folgen in einem Zug reingezogen. Herrlich!

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