Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

This week we will be looking at a sitcom that was a geek fest and won many awards – The IT Crowd

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.- IMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

4 seasons, 25 Episodes

Characters:

Chris O’Dowd – Roy Trenneman

Richard Ayoade  – Maurice Moss

Katherine Parkinson – Jen Barber

Matt Berry – Douglas Reynholm

 

Trivia

 

+ Graham Linehan was inspired to create the series after a visit to his home by a PC repair man with questionable interpersonal skills.

+ Richard Ayoade reprised his role as Moss in the American adaptation of the series. NBC ordered a full season and even began promoting the series for its 2007-2008 season. Although several episodes had been scripted, the chairman for NBC at the time Ben Silverman had the show canceled before filming began as he didn’t believe in the show finding success.

+ It is never revealed what Reynholm Industries makes, though “electronic machines” are hinted at throughout, based on Roy and Moss’s remarks to colleagues.

+ Channel 4 put the episodes online one week before they were aired on TV.

+ Schedule conflicts with The Mighty Boosh (2003) allowed Noel Fielding to appear in only one episode in the third season. The explanation for his long-term absence was that Richmond (the character he played) got scurvy.

Classic Clips 

Gay The Musical 

Emergency Number

Piracy Advert

Have You Tried Turning it on and Off again?

I’m Disabled

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