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…
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.