The IT Crowd: 10 Years Later

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You best put seat belts on your ears, ’cause I’m going to take them for the ride of their lives. 

 

I recently revisited my favorite nerdy show ever, The IT Crowd; a small British sitcom that ran on Channel Four in the UK for four seasons from 2006-2010, including a special reunion episode that aired in 2013. The show chronicles the daily hijinks of three wacky individuals working in the technical support department of a large corporation run by a troublemaking boss. The cast includes Chris O’Dowd (BridesmaidsThe Program) as Roy, Richard Ayoade (The WatchThe Double) as Moss, Katherine Parkinson (The KennedysHow to Lose Friends and Alienate People) as Jen, and Matt Berry (Snow White and the HuntsmanToast of London) as Douglas.

 

I can’t emphasize how great the chemistry is between these four actors. There are so many subtle mannerisms that each character exhibits that makes them so darn likable. Roy is always angry at something; Moss is a clueless yet brilliant man who comes up with the funniest nerdy catchphrases; Jen is the head of IT who knows nothing about computers; and Douglas is the idiotic, misogynistic doofus of a boss.

 

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This show has so much to offer, from its commentary on our reliance on technology, to relationships in the workplace. Common sitcom situations, like having to tolerate technical support, focus on how frustrating it is on the other side. Hence the most notable catchphrase in the show is “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” There’s also lots brilliant of commentary on nerd culture. If you haven’t checked this show out, it’s incredible and currently streaming on Netflix.

 

Let’s celebrate the tenth anniversary of The IT Crowd with the ten best moments from the show.

 

10)

“Here lies a great man… FATHAAAAAAAAAA!”

 

9)

 

“This, Jen, is the internet.”

 

 

8)

“Can’t mourn all the ruddy day!”

 

7)

“Well… THAT’S easy to remember!”

 

6)

“Did you see that ludicrous display last night?”

 

5)

“El numero uno. Mr. Big. The Godfather. Lord of the Rings. The Bourne… Identity. Jaws.”

 

4)

“I’m disabled!”

 

3)

“Well that is something and a half!”

 

2)

“Somebody call a f****** ambulance!”

 

1)

“I’ve been planning that for ages – the look on your face!”

 

 

 

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What is your favorite moment from The IT Crowd? Let us know in the comments below!


    3 Comments

  1. KristinaJune 26th, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    “What operating system is it? Vista. WE’RE GOING TO DIE!”

  2. JoeJune 26th, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    This… Is the Internet. *places box on podium.

  3. MikeJuly 4th, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Who goes there?” “It is I, Queen Eliza Eldritch of the Elves, who cruelly jilted you not three moons ago”

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