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Title: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 28, 2010, 12:03:05 PM
I noticed that there wasn't a thread in honour of this great show, so here it is.
Everything about this show is great

Let me start with a great quote by Roy:

People, What a bunch of bastards!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: faemir on May 28, 2010, 12:33:32 PM
I hope the new season is more like the older seasons. But yes, *appreciates*
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Scrub206 on May 28, 2010, 12:34:55 PM
Hello, IT. have you tried turning it off and then ON?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 28, 2010, 01:25:24 PM
I hope the new season is more like the older seasons. But yes, *appreciates*
when is this new season coming?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Marvellous G on May 28, 2010, 01:28:11 PM
The Theatre episode is one of the funniest things I've ever seen EVER. And I spelt theatre correctly for the first time in ages! Bonus marks for myself.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 28, 2010, 03:12:39 PM
The Theatre episode is one of the funniest things I've ever seen EVER. And I spelt theatre correctly for the first time in ages! Bonus marks for myself.
A gay musical called gay

The audience applauded
not as long as some musicals
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 28, 2010, 03:13:49 PM
:hat
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Post by: glaurung on May 28, 2010, 03:14:00 PM
I'm disabled.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on May 28, 2010, 03:15:31 PM
It's not shit!

*appreciates*
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 28, 2010, 03:16:44 PM
(http://www.wired.com/images/article/full/2007/09/geektv_it_crowd_350px.jpg)

"I'll just put this over here with the rest of the fire"
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: thecrowing on May 28, 2010, 03:48:49 PM
One of my favorite shows ever.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 28, 2010, 08:12:46 PM
I do not know of this show.  Tell me more.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: renzdrummer on May 29, 2010, 12:26:27 PM
Maurice Moss? Sounds delicious... AHAHAHAHAHAHA....MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on May 29, 2010, 01:06:49 PM
Probably the greatest show on television.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on May 29, 2010, 03:00:05 PM
Probably the greatest show on television.

This.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 29, 2010, 03:00:51 PM
Let me just put this over here with the rest of the fire.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on May 29, 2010, 03:01:21 PM
AcidIain beat you to it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 29, 2010, 05:21:52 PM
I do not know of this show.  Tell me more.
it's about three IT people
it's hilarious, check it out
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 29, 2010, 05:22:28 PM
AcidIain beat you to it.

DAMMIT HARRY
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on May 29, 2010, 07:51:44 PM
"Wait, you watched a movie with him?"
"Yes"
"With the man who wanted to eat you?"
"Who else? Try to keep up here"

Fantastic show.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 30, 2010, 07:26:19 AM
"An ill wind is blowing. Last night I was stirred from my slumber by a crow calling three times. Caw... caw... well you know what a crow sounds like. Passing to my window, I trod on a piece of lego. Oh, it went right in the heel. Turning on my television set, I noticed the reception wasn't great. Not terrible, just not great. Hear me well, no good can come of your trip to the theatre tonight, no good at all. And if you ask me...
[turns around and notices that everybody's gone] ''
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on May 30, 2010, 07:29:32 AM
Just announced yesterday, The IT Crowd has been picked up for a fifth series! And the fourth series begins next month. Good time to enjoy the IT Crowd.

I do not know of this show.  Tell me more.
Basically, it's set in an IT department in the basement of a large and successful business - featuring a lazy Irishman, an electronics genius who knows nothing about the way the world works, and a head of department who's fairly savvy but knows less than nothing about computers. It's constantly played for laughs, and it's very sharply written. Live studio audience, very silly but, bizarrely, very acute. Half an hour of good belly-laughs.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 30, 2010, 07:41:26 AM
Just announced yesterday, The IT Crowd has been picked up for a fifth series! And the fourth series begins next month. Good time to enjoy the IT Crowd.

YEAH!!!!!! :tup
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 30, 2010, 07:47:44 AM
Just announced yesterday, The IT Crowd has been picked up for a fifth series! And the fourth series begins next month. Good time to enjoy the IT Crowd.

I do not know of this show.  Tell me more.
Basically, it's set in an IT department in the basement of a large and successful business - featuring a lazy Irishman, an electronics genius who knows nothing about the way the world works, and a head of department who's fairly savvy but knows less than nothing about computers. It's constantly played for laughs, and it's very sharply written. Live studio audience, very silly but, bizarrely, very acute. Half an hour of good belly-laughs.
Cool.  My wife is actually in IT, so hopefully she will find this amusing.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 30, 2010, 08:09:04 AM
Awesome :hat

In celebration, I will watch some of the first season now :yarr
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on May 30, 2010, 09:20:44 AM
I wonder how those of us without British broadcasting will watch the new season. I found out about the show just after the third season ended, and it was on Netflix.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 30, 2010, 09:22:09 AM
Use a proxy to get you a British IP address and watch it on the Channel 4 website.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on May 30, 2010, 09:42:39 AM
Or just download them.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on May 30, 2010, 11:22:17 AM
It also includes one of Matt Berry's best roles since Snuff Box.  :hat
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on May 30, 2010, 01:08:57 PM
mizzl showed me on his computer and he put it on a usb so i could watch it at home

I suggest that you download it
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on May 30, 2010, 02:41:25 PM
Just announced yesterday, The IT Crowd has been picked up for a fifth series! And the fourth series begins next month. Good time to enjoy the IT Crowd.

:caffeine:
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 30, 2010, 02:43:44 PM
IT'S A SEASON NOT A SERIES JEEZ
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on May 30, 2010, 02:45:06 PM
Is there a difference?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on May 30, 2010, 02:47:59 PM
A series is the show itself, a season is the set of episodes that run together. Damn crazy brit words.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on May 30, 2010, 02:51:38 PM
Oh, I've always used the two terms interchangeably.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 30, 2010, 03:19:46 PM
What a n00b

Is there any exact dates for when the next season starts?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on May 30, 2010, 03:42:17 PM
It's a series. A programme is called a programme. Or a program. Whichever. A season is a period of time during which bears sometimes sleep, and the approximate duration of a single US series.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 01, 2010, 03:49:47 AM
I fixed someone's computer today by switching it off and on again :hat
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on June 01, 2010, 11:53:24 AM
I fixed someone's computer today by switching it off and on again :hat
:tup :hefdaddy

I "fixed" my moms computer once by plugging it in

true story
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on June 02, 2010, 07:38:58 PM
I fixed someone's computer today by switching it off and on again :hat
:tup :hefdaddy

I "fixed" my moms computer once by plugging it in

true story


That's one to tell the children.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on June 06, 2010, 01:01:14 PM
The next season starts this month. It's up to you Euros to keep us in the loop!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on June 06, 2010, 01:02:35 PM
The next season starts this month. It's up to you Euros to keep us in the loop!
YEAH !!!!!!!!


and yes we will keep you posted
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on June 29, 2010, 06:21:51 PM
I adore this show.

"I FEEL TRAPPED LIKE A MOTH IN A BATH!!"

Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on June 30, 2010, 06:40:26 AM
I adore this show.

"I FEEL TRAPPED LIKE A MOTH IN A BATH!!"


you can borrow my ladder if you want to
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on June 30, 2010, 12:15:30 PM
For all you Iains without Moss avatars; The first episode of season 4 was aired last week. A second episode will be aired in 2 days.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Marvellous G on June 30, 2010, 12:42:25 PM
I was a bit sceptical going into Season 4 as I thought Season 3 was easily the weakest thus far, but I was pleasantly surprised as it was one of the best IT Crowd episodes I can remember. My favourite is still the theatre one though.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 30, 2010, 12:43:20 PM
Yes, season 3 wasn't all that great (compared to the other two seasons) but season 4 has start off very well.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on June 30, 2010, 01:23:59 PM
Season 3, Episode 3, "Tramps Like Us" is the greatest thing I've ever seen in the history of television. When Moss comes out of his concussion and the Windows start up theme plays, I literally cried out of laughter.  :rollin
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on June 30, 2010, 01:48:01 PM
That bit is so funny  :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 02, 2010, 04:58:10 PM
Second episode of the new season aired today. I'm going to watch it as soon as I 'obtain' it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 02, 2010, 05:08:50 PM
I'll be watching it tomorrow on 4OD.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: mizzl on July 02, 2010, 05:28:18 PM
This show is epic.

That is all.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on July 02, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
I love all the Moss avatars.  :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 03, 2010, 05:32:41 PM
Favourite moment in the last episode was Gyles Brandreth.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on July 03, 2010, 06:54:03 PM
I hope it doesn't sound arrogant when I say: I am the greatest man in the world.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 03, 2010, 07:44:31 PM
Alright, first two episodes have been watched. Really funny program.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: faemir on July 04, 2010, 04:37:53 AM
I'm not a window cleaner!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 04, 2010, 04:41:01 AM
With Macs? No, I mostly deal with Windows :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Dr. SeaWolf on July 04, 2010, 06:46:47 AM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: mizzl on July 04, 2010, 06:48:32 AM
With Macs? No, I mostly deal with Windows :lol
That one was epic  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: faemir on July 04, 2010, 08:37:27 AM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.

I just learn to deal with them - blackadder has one too.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on July 04, 2010, 10:52:28 AM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.

So you've never been able to watch any sitcom ever?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 04, 2010, 11:15:57 AM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.

So you've never been able to watch any sitcom ever?
No, I say fair play to him. Most sitcoms I watch don't have a laugh track. Even the weirder ones. It's been deeply uncool for the best part of a decade now. The only recent sitcoms I can think of that have laugh tracks are crap family ones which air at about 6pm, and Graham Linehan's stuff.

To wit...

The Office, Extras, Spaced, Scrubs, The Mighty Boosh, Peep Show, The Inbetweeners, The League of Gentlemen (eventually), Malcolm in the Middle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. etc. I can think of more sitcoms without laugh tracks than with. Laughs are more the territory of sketchcoms and panel shows.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 05, 2010, 09:42:57 AM
Laugh tracks aside, this show is amazing. I love it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 05, 2010, 11:42:49 AM
I have watched the first episode of the 4th season and I'm loving it
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 05, 2010, 11:57:55 AM
I Think the 2nd episode of the 4th season is the funniest in the series.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Dr. SeaWolf on July 05, 2010, 12:19:52 PM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.

So you've never been able to watch any sitcom ever?

I forgive the older sitcoms of the 70s through the early 2000s (many of my favorite older sitcoms have laugh tracks) because having a laugh track was just what you did back then... there was no perceived alternative.  Now that we have hilarious shows that have demonstrated that they are not necessary anymore, such as Arrested Development, The Office (both US and UK versions), Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, Scrubs, etc. etc., a laugh track in a newer show just feels cheap and distracting.  I can't for the life of me understand why any newer show would choose to have one.

Now, the humor in certain newer sitcoms such as IT Crowd and Big Bang Theory is actually clever enough that I might be able to look past the laugh track, but I honestly would be enjoying the show in spite of it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on July 05, 2010, 12:29:07 PM
MAYBE YOU SHOULD CRY ABOUT IT, SEAWOLF
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Marvellous G on July 05, 2010, 12:33:27 PM
I checked out this show, and while it's quite clever, I can't get past the laugh track.

So you've never been able to watch any sitcom ever?

I forgive the older sitcoms of the 70s through the early 2000s (many of my favorite older sitcoms have laugh tracks) because having a laugh track was just what you did back then... there was no perceived alternative.  Now that we have hilarious shows that have demonstrated that they are not necessary anymore, such as Arrested Development, The Office (both US and UK versions), Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, Scrubs, etc. etc., a laugh track in a newer show just feels cheap and distracting.  I can't for the life of me understand why any newer show would choose to have one.

Now, the humor in certain newer sitcoms such as IT Crowd and Big Bang Theory is actually clever enough that I might be able to look past the laugh track, but I honestly would be enjoying the show in spite of it.

HA. I agree with all of your post except even the idea of the opinion that that show is remotely funny in any way.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Dr. SeaWolf on July 05, 2010, 12:47:45 PM
MAYBE YOU SHOULD CRY ABOUT IT, SEAWOLF

 :'(
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 05, 2010, 12:54:50 PM
Oh wow, each season is only 6 episodes long?

That's odd, but at least it's a lot less chance for filler.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 05, 2010, 06:25:04 PM
Oh wow, each season is only 6 episodes long?

That's odd, but at least it's a lot less chance for filler.
Welcome to Great Britain! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BritishBrevity)

Our comedies are 6-8 episodes long, our dramas 8-13 episodes, and if it lasts for more than 14 episodes a series it's probably witchcraft. Or a reality show. Preferably witchcraft.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 05, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
Weirdos.

Lol at "Memory IS RAM!"
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 05, 2010, 10:53:07 PM
Yeah, I've found that British comedy is usually alot more conservative then American Comedy. Fawlty Towers, for example, only ran for 12 episodes and despite a huge following, the writers didn't want to continue with it incase they ran it into the ground.






FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATHEEEEEEEEEEEER
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 06, 2010, 10:39:25 AM
Almost done with season 2. Fantastic series. I find the girl kind of attractive, oddly enough.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 06, 2010, 01:20:41 PM
Watched an episode thanks to this thread.  It just happened to be the first one I stumbled on, so I can't tell you what season, etc.  But it was the one where the head guy (I'm assuming president or CEO) finds his grandfather's service revolver in teh desk and accidentally shoots himself in the leg.  Anyhow, after watching one episode, I have a couple of comments:

1.  So, in reality, that isn't actually a picture of AcidRainLite in his avatar.  Wow.  And after all this time, I thought that's who that was.  At least now the sudden usage of pictures of that guy as other people's avatars seems slightly less weird.
2.  It really seemed lame in the beginning, but won me over by the end of it.  I wouldn't consider it amazing, but definitely good.  I'll likely be watching the other episodes soon.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 06, 2010, 04:11:23 PM
2.  It really seemed lame in the beginning, but won me over by the end of it.  I wouldn't consider it amazing, but definitely good.  I'll likely be watching the other episodes soon.
Aye. I'd agree with that. It's a really smart and horrendously funny show disguised as a tacky one. Took me a few weeks to give it a shot when it was first advertised, I thought it looked fairly corny. But it's actually pretty uproariously funny.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 06, 2010, 04:23:08 PM
I'M NOT A WINDOW CLEANER!!!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 06, 2010, 04:50:29 PM
SO MANY IT CROWD AVATARS. YAY.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 06, 2010, 04:50:44 PM
Every single person on this Forum needs a IT Crowd related DP.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 06, 2010, 04:59:00 PM
Every single person on this Forum needs a IT Crowd related DP.
YES!!!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 06, 2010, 04:59:44 PM
Someone needs Mr. Reynholm now.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 06, 2010, 05:18:50 PM
Watched an episode thanks to this thread.  It just happened to be the first one I stumbled on, so I can't tell you what season, etc.  But it was the one where the head guy (I'm assuming president or CEO) finds his grandfather's service revolver in teh desk and accidentally shoots himself in the leg.  Anyhow, after watching one episode, I have a couple of comments:

1.  So, in reality, that isn't actually a picture of AcidRainLite in his avatar.  Wow.  And after all this time, I thought that's who that was.  At least now the sudden usage of pictures of that guy as other people's avatars seems slightly less weird.
2.  It really seemed lame in the beginning, but won me over by the end of it.  I wouldn't consider it amazing, but definitely good.  I'll likely be watching the other episodes soon.
Watch the first two seasons (they're the best, in my opinion). The episode you watched is from the third season.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 06, 2010, 07:45:53 PM
Someone needs Mr. Reynholm now.
:yarr
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on July 06, 2010, 07:47:40 PM
I find the girl kind of attractive, oddly enough.

I the the musical episode was right. She does kind of look like a man. :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 06, 2010, 07:50:43 PM
I find the girl kind of attractive, oddly enough.

I the the musical episode was right. She does kind of look like a man. :lol

And the weakest character in the programme, she really annoys me.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 06, 2010, 08:38:53 PM
Someone needs Mr. Reynholm now.
:yarr
No, the OTHER Mr. Reynholm.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 06, 2010, 08:51:35 PM
Douglas?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on July 06, 2010, 08:53:30 PM
Someone needs Mr. Reynholm now.
:yarr
No, the OTHER Mr. Reynholm.
Why? He picked the best one.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 06, 2010, 09:24:29 PM
I'm declaring war on stress!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 07, 2010, 05:09:09 AM
 :lol

"YOU DELICIOUS BASTARD!"
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 07, 2010, 10:09:46 AM
I'm declaring war on stress!
where's your it crowd avatar?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 07, 2010, 10:14:02 AM
Okay, saw a second episode last night and I have to say, this is a really funny show.  There are a few full episodes on YouTube, but I'm sure they must exist somewhere organized by season, right?  I want to start at the beginning and watch them all.

Oh, and the episode I saw last night was the one where Jen broke up with the guy she was dating because he "looked like a magician," and Moss and the Irish guy got hooked up with the bank robber guys when they were masquerading as "real men" with their football talk.  Hilarious episode.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 07, 2010, 10:14:47 AM
Netflix has the first 3 seasons.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 07, 2010, 10:35:57 AM
I love the one where they go to the Gay musical. I believe it's called "The Work Outing".
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 07, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
"You brought me to a GAY musical called GAY and you laughed at every GAY reference."
"???"

 :lol :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 07, 2010, 10:45:13 AM
I love the one where they go to the Gay musical. I believe it's called "The Work Outing".
FAVOTITE EPISODE!!!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 07, 2010, 12:43:17 PM
The gay musical and the dinner party episodes are my favourites.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: bodiesinflight on July 07, 2010, 03:04:27 PM
I actually think the Countdown episode might be my fave ever IT Crowd episode. I've already watched it a second time
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 07, 2010, 03:12:25 PM
The Countdown thing was pretty silly, and I didn't care for it. The subplot with Roy being a window cleaner is fantastic though.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: bodiesinflight on July 07, 2010, 03:13:35 PM
The Countdown thing was pretty silly, and I didn't care for it. The subplot with Roy being a window cleaner is fantastic though.

WHAT!!!???   :facepalm:
It was awesome!

Although the window cleaner thing was great too, especially when he was on the thing going down the building
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on July 08, 2010, 02:33:38 AM
After seeing how much everyone on this board likes this show and watching some short clips on Youtube, I decided to watch the first episode. I loved it. I was laughing my balls off throughout the whole thing, my favorite parts being when the boss was like "You think this is a picture of my family, but it's actually a picture of the A Team," and when Moss offered to plug in Jen's phone and computer when she pretends to be using them. And the pictures of Moss and Roy with the prostitutes at the very end. :rollin

About to watch the 2nd episode now. I just wanted to thank the crazy Europeans here on DTF for introducing me to this show.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 08, 2010, 05:58:45 AM
"I hope it doesn't sound arrogant when I say I AM THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 08, 2010, 10:26:13 AM
I just saw the part where Moss woke up after fixing the boss's pants and the Windows startup theme plays as his eyes open.

I've never laughed so hard at a TV show before. :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 08, 2010, 10:28:23 AM
Welcome all, to the wonders of British comedy.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on July 08, 2010, 10:41:42 AM
I just saw the part where Moss woke up after fixing the boss's pants and the Windows startup theme plays as his eyes open.

I've never laughed so hard at a TV show before. :rollin :rollin :rollin
Best part ever.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on July 08, 2010, 11:46:16 AM
I'm so glad that this show is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 08, 2010, 01:10:10 PM
On this site, maybe.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 08, 2010, 02:34:12 PM
On this site, maybe.
Sad but true
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on July 08, 2010, 06:44:19 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MqMPnC_qrUE/TDYbLcuuAjI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/qIspd3AW_j4/s400/sexy+people.bmp)
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Tick on July 08, 2010, 07:36:12 PM
I'm so glad that this show is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
I have no fucking clue what it even is!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on July 08, 2010, 08:27:25 PM
So I finally got around to watching the first two episodes of season 4.
How does this show stay so consistently awesome?

*Roy's still moping about being dumped by his girlfriend, and has photoshopped her out of a bunch of pictures*
Moss: It's like breaking up with Stalin.
 :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 09, 2010, 02:41:08 AM
I just saw the part where Moss woke up after fixing the boss's pants and the Windows startup theme plays as his eyes open.

I've never laughed so hard at a TV show before. :rollin :rollin :rollin
Best part ever.
epic
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: limnides on July 09, 2010, 02:00:34 PM
I keep trying to stream an episode from Channel 4's website but it's not working.  :'(

The clips I watched on YouTube were hilarious, though.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 09, 2010, 02:36:58 PM
What do you call Negative 1 alone in a room?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on July 09, 2010, 02:38:56 PM
The root of your imagination?

(I seriously do not know)
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 09, 2010, 02:45:44 PM
What do you call Negative 1 alone in a room?
I don't know. What do you call Negative 1 sitting alone in a room?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 09, 2010, 05:38:27 PM
What do you call Negative 1 alone in a room?
I don't know. What do you call Negative 1 sitting alone in a room?
overnumerousness
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 09, 2010, 06:14:42 PM
What do you call Negative 1 alone in a room?
I don't know. What do you call Negative 1 sitting alone in a room?
overnumerousness
It is a word, and the joke does fit!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on July 10, 2010, 12:10:35 AM
I'm not a window cleaner! I work in IT!
Mac? No, I mostly work with windows.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: faemir on July 10, 2010, 03:07:18 AM
I would have used my robotic arm for good!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on July 10, 2010, 03:12:34 AM
I assume Cradle of Filth is popular enough in Britain that the average viewer would get the jokes when Richmond talks about them. I find it rather surprising, because if, say, Everybody Loves Raymond made a Slayer reference, I can't imagine the average American viewer would have ever even heard of Slayer.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 10, 2010, 03:24:49 AM
Haha. Well, I've not met anyone who went "who the fuck's Cradle of Filth?" Then again, the first series of the IT Crowd aired when I was in late secondary school so I was surrounded by teenagers, who would probably have known about a wider sample of music than the majority of its audience.

Even if you haven't heard of them, the joke still makes sense. "Band with a manky name, probably metal." The kind of music they make is pretty obvious just from hearing the words "Cradle of Filth." You're immediately on board.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on July 10, 2010, 03:41:48 AM
That actually makes tons of sense. Once again Rob, you have an answer for everything.

I love how Richmond makes up some BS genre to describe Cradle of Filth. "They're one of the best contemporary dark wave bands of all time." :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 10, 2010, 03:59:45 AM
That actually makes tons of sense. Once again Rob, you have an answer for everything.
Yet never when it matters, tragically.

Little life lesson for you. If a police officer asks you what the fuck you are doing with those puppies, NEVER answer "just practicing."
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on July 10, 2010, 04:33:49 AM
It boggles my mind how many different ways that could be interpreted.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 10, 2010, 07:38:45 AM
I love Richmond's crow speech
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on July 10, 2010, 03:28:59 PM
It crowed three times. Caw. Caw. Well, you know what a crow sounds like.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 11, 2010, 02:59:53 AM
An ill wind is blowing. Last night I was stirred from my slumber by a crow calling three times. Caw... caw... well you know what a crow sounds like. Passing to my window, I trod on a piece of lego. Oh, it went right in the heel. Turning on my television set, I noticed the reception wasn't great. Not terrible, just not great. Hear me well, no good can come of your trip to the theatre tonight, no good at all. And if you ask me...
[turns around and notices that everybody's gone]
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 16, 2010, 03:17:06 PM
New one on now! Signed on during the break to say that everybody likes cat smell.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 16, 2010, 04:27:12 PM
Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: limnides on July 16, 2010, 04:29:03 PM
I was finally able to fix why I couldn't watch it.  Squeee.

I spent basically all of today catching up.  I watched the new ones first to see if I liked what I was seeing and then worked from the beginning.  I'm caught up on everything but Season 3, which'll be cured either tonight or tomorrow.


I can't believe I never knew about this gem of a show 'til I stumbled on it here.  So, thank you, DTF.  :'D
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on July 16, 2010, 04:32:48 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 16, 2010, 04:33:35 PM
Aha! Lush. I might have to do that next time I've got a quiet day, that's gotta be an ace way to spend an hour or six. Plus I'm a fairly casual fan, so there are probably a few episodes in series 2 and 3 that I've never caught.

Did you catch today's? Really, really good, I thought. One of the funniest.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: limnides on July 16, 2010, 04:42:58 PM
Ah! No I didn't.  It must've updated while I was watching another season.  I'll definitely be watching it before I go to sleep.  :]
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on July 16, 2010, 04:49:15 PM
Missed tonights episode but I recorded it on Sky+ so I'll watch it tomorrow :hat
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on July 16, 2010, 04:53:21 PM
Damn europeans and being able to watch The IT Crowd on TV. I have to find it online to watch it.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 16, 2010, 05:32:46 PM
New one on now! Signed on during the break to say that everybody likes cat smell.
Spiders
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on July 16, 2010, 05:35:43 PM
Holy shit that was a good episode.

"There were 12 exits!".  :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 16, 2010, 05:43:08 PM
Downloading the latest ep right now!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 17, 2010, 07:15:26 AM
These toys may smell like wee, come the morn'.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 17, 2010, 11:14:30 AM
Look at my robot arm
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on July 17, 2010, 04:53:57 PM
Look at my robot arm
I wrote it on a piece of paper, visualized it, wished for a helicopter, and then the next day, I went and bought a helicopter. Explain that one!".
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on July 17, 2010, 05:09:07 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: limnides on July 17, 2010, 05:28:18 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 17, 2010, 05:37:58 PM
He kissed my bum
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 30, 2010, 01:50:21 PM
anyone here checked out the new episodes yet?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on July 30, 2010, 01:52:30 PM
Aye... and the last of the series is on in ten minutes!

EDIT: Er, an hour ten. Now fifty minutes.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on July 30, 2010, 02:05:36 PM
What operating system is it?
Vista.
Crap, we're all dead!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on July 30, 2010, 02:13:05 PM
What operating system is it?
Vista.
Crap, we're all dead!
:rollin
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on July 30, 2010, 03:22:07 PM
Story time!

Me: Oh I sure am bored I think I'll go on Youtube and watch some IT Crowd clips.

*does Youtube search*

*sees that full episodes are on Youtube*

Me: Oh boy, I get to watch full episodes without going to streaming websites that are often malicious in nature and crawling with viruses! Yay!

*clicks an episode*

"This video contains content from Channel 4, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsf_-a_H9Q&feature=related

(Although, for some odd reason, the first two episodes of Season 3 work for me. But every other episode is blocked). 
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on July 31, 2010, 02:31:55 AM
So, season 4 is finished. Last episode needed more Moss and Roy.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on July 31, 2010, 02:37:01 AM
So, season 4 is finished. Last episode needed more Moss and Roy.

I agree. Moss in the witness stand was hilarious though.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on August 01, 2010, 04:35:53 AM
from goth2boss

Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: petrucci07 on August 01, 2010, 08:30:28 AM
Is it just me that doesn't really find Reynholm Jr. very funny?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on August 01, 2010, 10:01:31 AM
Is it just me that doesn't really find Reynholm Jr. very funny?
its you
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on August 01, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
Is it just me that doesn't really find Reynholm Jr. very funny?

He has his moments but I think the old one was much better.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on August 01, 2010, 01:54:27 PM
Is it just me that doesn't really find Reynholm Jr. very funny?

Nope. He does have some funny moments but I'd much rather be seeing Moss or Roy.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 01, 2010, 02:35:08 PM
Roy's lame.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Silver Tears on August 01, 2010, 02:35:37 PM
Nah, Roy's awesome.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on August 01, 2010, 02:39:48 PM
Roy's lame.
you're lame
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on August 01, 2010, 02:57:44 PM
Nah, Roy's awesome.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on August 01, 2010, 02:58:42 PM
Nah, Roy's awesome.
third'
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on August 02, 2010, 12:51:18 AM
Nah, Roy's awesome.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Sigz on August 02, 2010, 12:56:05 AM
Roy's lame.

Get the fuck out of this thread and never come back you twisted excuse for human being.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 20, 2010, 08:05:16 PM
He has never made me laugh.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on August 20, 2010, 08:05:59 PM
He has never made me laugh.
I'm disabled.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on August 21, 2010, 02:54:21 AM
He has never made me laugh.
I'm disabled.

Touche.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: tri.ad on August 21, 2010, 03:42:25 AM
I just finished watching the most recent episode (which was pretty subpar for The IT Crowd). Great, great series, so many good lines, so many funny scenes.


Zere iz nöone else avelaböl.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 24, 2011, 03:22:02 PM
Would anyone be interested in an IT Crowd survivor? Given the show's popularity here on DTF I think it would be fun.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on January 24, 2011, 03:28:41 PM
I'd definitely participate in it
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on January 24, 2011, 03:30:35 PM
Sure
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on January 24, 2011, 04:41:37 PM
I would have to rewatch the series, but that should be no problem.

I have a pretty good guess for which episode would win though. :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 24, 2011, 04:45:42 PM
Which one?

That's why I thought it would be fun, I have no idea which ones are clear fan favorites. Are there any?

Anyway if I can get 6 or 7 dedicated voters besides myself I'll talk to Set and see if I can start one up.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on January 24, 2011, 04:47:01 PM
I think, the gay musical episode is one that pretty much everyone loves.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 24, 2011, 04:48:31 PM
....Really?

I mean, I like it, but I didn't think it was anywhere near the best episode.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: tri.ad on January 25, 2011, 12:16:17 AM
I'd have to watch it all over again, but it's something I'd be delighted to do.

Of course I'll participate.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on January 25, 2011, 04:08:05 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CROWD-MOSS-MUG-BASE-IMAGE-FACE-CUP-BRAND-NEW-/150553591806?pt=UK_Collectables_Kitchenalia_RL&hash=item230db17ffe#ht_1213wt_932

It won't let me post the picture so you will have to look for yourselves.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: glaurung on January 25, 2011, 04:45:18 PM
do want
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on January 25, 2011, 04:55:25 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CROWD-MOSS-MUG-BASE-IMAGE-FACE-CUP-BRAND-NEW-/150553591806?pt=UK_Collectables_Kitchenalia_RL&hash=item230db17ffe#ht_1213wt_932

It won't let me post the picture so you will have to look for yourselves.

Incredible.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 25, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
Aight. Waiting for the OK from Setra and I'll get the survivor going.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 26, 2011, 09:40:30 AM
Survivor begins next Monday. Brush up on Series 1 if you need to!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on January 26, 2011, 10:03:19 AM
Just watched it yesterday :hat
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on January 26, 2011, 10:24:33 AM
Im going to watch season 1 right now
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on January 26, 2011, 10:50:43 AM
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/articles/the-it-crowd-game

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/articles/it-crowd-quiz
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on January 26, 2011, 11:10:48 AM
Drat, 84%
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on January 26, 2011, 11:31:42 AM
Drat, 84%
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on January 31, 2011, 08:59:59 AM
The first round of the survivor is up zomg!!! Go vote.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on January 31, 2011, 09:18:53 AM
For the lazy folk:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=20220.0
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Elsydeon on January 31, 2011, 09:22:11 AM
For the lazy folk:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=20220.0
Thankyou! I was starting to worry I would have to go all the way up and click the unread posts link to try and find the damn thread.   :hefdaddy
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on February 03, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/articles/the-it-crowd-game

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/articles/it-crowd-quiz

96%!

Fucking love this show :D
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 03, 2011, 11:29:04 AM
What season are you on now?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on February 03, 2011, 11:29:56 AM
I'm finished. I've been spoiled by American TV, where there are 20 episodes to a season more or less
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 03, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
Oh nice.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: mizzl on February 03, 2011, 11:31:58 AM
Gay, a gay musical about gays.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on February 03, 2011, 12:38:08 PM
In confusion about the avatars, I decided to watch one of the episodes freely available on youtube.  Think it was first episode of series 3.

Was not impressed. 
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 03, 2011, 12:38:50 PM
That's probably my least favourite episode :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jakartabassplayer on February 03, 2011, 12:44:44 PM
I agree

The best episodes are The Work Outing and The Dinner Party
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on February 03, 2011, 01:01:20 PM
I also just watched "Are We Not Men?" which was a bit better.  I don't know, just from the level of support it seems to have at DTF I expected something... more than average.  I guess it's slightly better than a typical sitcom, but it still seems to me that the characters and plots are too one-note to get invested in, and the laugh track is grating.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 03, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
Watch some stuff from the first and second seasons.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on February 03, 2011, 01:23:39 PM
"I'm just enjoying this cup of tea! HAHAHAHA! Brilliant!"
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on February 03, 2011, 01:32:59 PM
Also, it's not a laugh track. It's a live studio audience.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on February 03, 2011, 01:56:33 PM
There's no difference, ultimately.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: robwebster on February 03, 2011, 01:58:40 PM
I don't know, just from the level of support it seems to have at DTF I expected something... more than average.  I guess it's slightly better than a typical sitcom, but it still seems to me that the characters and plots are too one-note to get invested in, and the laugh track is grating.
Do agree a bit... I really enjoy the IT Crowd, but at its core it's just a pretty good sitcom.

But - as said, I really enjoy it. So I don't really question it. Glad people dig it, it's a very cool show.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on February 06, 2011, 09:47:32 AM
Interestingly enough, Richard Ayoade is going to direct an upcoming episode of Community, probably the best network comedy right now.  My opinion of him might henceforth improve.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on February 06, 2011, 11:49:57 AM
Interestingly enough, Richard Ayoade is going to direct an upcoming episode of Community.
Awesome. I'm really loving community, everything after the first half of season 1 is great.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on March 19, 2011, 07:36:18 AM
Richard Ayoade is directing (has directed?) next week's episode of Community

I guess the connection is that Joel McHale was cast as the lead for the American pilot of The IT Crowd.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TheVoxyn on March 19, 2011, 08:23:30 AM
I heard it's Pulp Fiction themed, so it has to be awesome.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on May 24, 2011, 05:31:59 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13467407

Bin Laden and The IT Crowd: Anatomy of a Twitter hoax:

Quote
Rumours circulating on Twitter that Osama Bin Laden was a fan of The IT Crowd sitcom were an elaborate new media hoax. Here comedian Graham Linehan explains how he organised the ruse.

I spread a story on Twitter that in some of the videos seized from his compound during the Navy Seals raid, Osama Bin Laden was watching my sitcom The IT Crowd. I did it to illustrate the lightning speed at which a rumour can circulate and mutate on Twitter.

Only joking! I did it because I thought it would be funny, but it did circulate and mutate really quickly so maybe there's a good lesson for us here. I mean really, it's scary what Twitter can do. You can't get more offline than my mother, and even she said to my brother, the day after the story "broke", "Did you hear about your brother and Osama?"

So! It appears that one good way of starting a rumour is to pretend that the story is already circulating.

Tweet:"Does anyone have confirmation that Osama was watching The IT Crowd in these home movies? Amazing if true. Don't know how to feel" Glinner May 7, 2011 at 18:40

I certainly didn't have any plans to spin this one out, so I followed it up almost immediately with this punch line.

Tweet:"Obviously, a monster, but still. Was he all bad?" Glinner May 7, 2011 at 18:41

That was something I thought might be funny. If I started reconsidering my feelings towards a mass-murderer because he liked my show.

But no-one realised it was a joke. It didn't "land", or in layman's terms, it wasn't "funny". So I was still getting very concerned/curious responses. So I decided to ride around on my ridiculous imaginary pony a bit longer.

Tweet: "...seen in several videos watching and mouthing dialogue from the cult Channel 4 sitcom. Unbelievable." #itcrowd #OBL Glinner May 7, 2011 at 18:48

The magic of quote marks meant that this was met with nothing but genuine interest and a definite, hushed sense of "this is really big news".

Hashtags help to both spread the word and apply another level of spurious authority. Although again, I wasn't thinking in tactical terms.

I had a search running throughout all this, of course, and was quickly able to retweet a few quotes that made it feel as though the news was coming via several different sources, and not just me.

[Here follows a selection of tweets by people reacting to Linehan's ruse]

Tweet: "So, apparently OBL was a fan of The IT Crowd? @dalehernando + I were in an episode of The IT Crowd. OBL saw my face. Mixed emotions" tomadolph May 7, 2011 at 18:58

Tweet: "So Osama Bin Laden used to watch The IT Crowd, nice to know I have something in common with the guy who was the worlds most wanted man :L" bussey99 May 7, 2011 at 18:59

Tweet: "If you've never seen The IT Crowd, please don't let the fact that a mass-murdering terrorist leader watched it put you off. It's still great " Lennon_Scented May 7, 2011 at 19:26

Thanks, and apologies, to all the people I've quoted above. Know this, at least, you were not alone, not by a long chalk.

People were beginning to ask for evidence, so I decided to link to my source, something [science writer] Ben Goldacre always insists on.

Tweet: "Weirdly, reference has been removed. Security reasons? http://tpm.ly/kqmhdq RT @YC19916: can you send a link to this article?" Glinner May 7, 2011 at 19:29

Damn it! They removed the reference!

Tweet:"Completely bizarre TV fact of the day: Osama Bin Laden used to watch the IT Crowd" freesat_TV May 7, 2011 at 19:29

Ding! A brilliant tweet to receive and be able to retweet. Apologies to @free_sat, but the delicious word "fact" was more than I could have dreamed.

Tweet: "Osama Bin Laden was watching The IT Crowd when they got him apparently" GavRov May 7, 2011 at 19:29

Out of nowhere, the story had changed to his watching the show as the Seals stormed the compound.

I decided to try and get some sleep (different time zone...I was on holiday), hoping that the story might catch fire overnight. To help it along, I tried to make it sound like I was harried and upset.

Tweet: "Still totally shocked/confused about #OBL #itcrowd news. Phone ringing every 5 mins w another journo asking for quote. Signing off for now " Glinner May 7, 2011 at 20:03

The next morning, I started to get a little nervous... the thing could go on for at least another day, and I wanted to end it so I could stop thinking about it.

Tweet: "Was Osama an IT Crowd fan?: Rumours that sitcom was found in hideout" http://bit.ly/msthcS chortle May 8, 2011 at 9:33

Yeah, yeah, definitely time to end it. (By the way, Chortle seem to have removed the story, which is a shame. Why, guys? You were part of a fun experiment! Nothing to be ashamed of!)

I had to go out on a strong joke, because I didn't want to be accused of merely trolling my followers. So I thought about it for a while and decided to go out on the following scenario.

Tweet: "Have been sent a video file by Irish embassy in Washington of Bin Laden watching #itcrowd. Not allowed to upload. #OBL" Glinner May 8, 2011 at 9:55

Tweet:"Guy who worked for embassy very nice. Said 'You have no reason to feel upset. His liking show is no comment on your work'." #OBL Glinner May 8, 2011 at 9:59

The last few tweets don't really need commentary. Or at least they shouldn't.

Tweet:"Bin Laden sitting in front of TV with remote. My heart is in my mouth. Can't really see screen, which is frustrating." #OBL #itcrowd Glinner May 8, 2011 at 9:57

Tweet: "Music coming from the television very distorted (pirate copy?). Unrecognisable, almost" #OBL #itcrowd Glinner May 8, 2011 at 10:02

Tweet: "So weird. This isn't the #itcrowd theme. Do pirates put diff music on shows in middle east?" #OBL Glinner May 8, 2011 at 10:04

Tweet:"Good idea. RT: @terktz why don't you use Shazam to find out what music it is?" #OBL #itcrowd Glinner May 8, 2011 at 10:08

No such person as @terktz, by the way.

Tweet:"Shazam didn't work at first. Now has result as Theme From Big Bang Theory That's weird." #OBL #itcrowd Glinner May 8, 2011 at 10:10

I thought that was a strong enough gag to go out on.

Tweet:"Truth about Osama and The IT Crowd: ...it was actually Big Bang Theory he preferred" http://bit.ly/jvzVPv chortle May 8, 2011 at 19:22

No, no...

Tweet: @Glinner "the story was picked up and reported by the Dallas Evening News" veryjonesy May 8, 2011 at 11:10

This was like turning a cruise liner around.

Tweet:"Finally found a still of bin Laden watching the IT Crowd" http://cl.ly/6Zhr cc: @Glinner Mike_FTW May 8, 2011 at 18:15

I realised uneasily that the story might go on yet, and mutate even further.

But then again, maybe I wouldn't have to.

Tweet: "Still wrong, I'm afraid."http://yfrog.com/h8y8ypqj Glinner May 18, 2011 at 21:02

So there you go. Big Bang Theory. Ask them about it. Nothing to do with me.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: mizzl on May 24, 2011, 06:16:41 AM
Oh wow :slowclap:
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on June 03, 2011, 08:20:23 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/submarine-2010/news/1922868/five_favorite_films_with_submarine_director_richard_ayoade/
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on June 03, 2011, 09:29:12 AM
That pic...Moss with facial hair just looks so weird. :lol
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on June 03, 2011, 09:35:59 AM
WHEN DOES SERIES 5 START?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: TL on June 03, 2011, 10:38:29 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/submarine-2010/news/1922868/five_favorite_films_with_submarine_director_richard_ayoade/
That definitely looks interesting. I'll have to check it out sometime.
Title: The IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 07, 2011, 04:25:57 PM
Another wonderful creation of Graham Linehan  :heart

Pretty sure there's not a thread on this brilliant show yet so let's start with some quotes/gifs!

Discuss  :tup

(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrifys4Zw21r2clcyo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 07, 2011, 04:26:59 PM
and one of the best moments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcwHdhii5hY
Title: Re: The IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on October 07, 2011, 04:30:44 PM
There's a cult following for this show here on DTF. And for good reason; it's an amazing sitcom. So many quotable moments, so many funny bits. I can't wait for Series 5! It's a shame it'll be the last one, though.
Title: Re: The IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on October 07, 2011, 04:43:59 PM
http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=13656.msg455222#msg455222
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: bosk1 on October 07, 2011, 05:51:27 PM
Merg'd

:inursmith:
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 07, 2011, 06:15:16 PM
Guys seriously, everyone needs to Watch Darkplace. It makes this look like University Challenge.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 07, 2011, 06:29:36 PM
DarkPlace was HILARIOUS !!!

And the Merriman Weir Episode of Man To Man was brilliant too.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on October 08, 2011, 04:38:13 AM
Guys seriously, everyone needs to Watch Darkplace. It makes this look like University Challenge.
Hey, there's nothing wrong with university challenge.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 08, 2011, 06:36:18 AM
Merg'd

:inursmith:

apologies! I'd searched "The IT Crowd" and didn't see anything. ahh well. can't wait for series 5.

don't thinking anything can top S2E1 - "The Work Outing" though!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 08, 2011, 07:02:44 AM
...I'm disabled!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 08, 2011, 07:55:04 AM
A Gay Play called Gay.

" Not as Gay as Most Plays "
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 08, 2011, 08:44:21 AM
A Gay Play called Gay.

" Not as Gay as Most Plays "

Richmond: "Hey, where are you lot off to?"
Moss: "Oh look... Richmond's still alive!"
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on October 08, 2011, 09:49:12 AM
"Here, it's Cradle of Filth. It got me through some pretty bleak times. Try Track 4, Coffin Fodder. It sounds horrible but it's actually quite beautiful."

Coffin Fodder is actually Track 9....heh.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Jamesman42 on October 08, 2011, 10:01:31 AM
"Here, it's Cradle of Filth. It got me through some pretty bleak times. Try Track 4, Coffin Fodder. It sounds horrible but it's actually quite beautiful."

Coffin Fodder is actually Track 9....heh.

I think the actual joke was that no one should notice that since no one should listen to CoF :biggrin:
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on October 08, 2011, 10:46:09 AM
So it's not ACTUALLY a cradle of filth?

Oh no that'd be horrible
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: ACID_FOX on October 09, 2011, 07:50:01 AM
And where's my Heat?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 09, 2011, 10:56:23 AM
 :'( I thought you looked a bit like a man...
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 09, 2011, 01:24:05 PM
:'( I thought you looked a bit like a man...
....TAXI!
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Millais on October 14, 2011, 01:20:14 PM
..WHAT?! :'(

(http://i.imgur.com/Mxr4k.jpg)

and talking as if it's in the past tense :(

(http://i.imgur.com/gbwjZ.jpg)
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on October 14, 2011, 02:05:00 PM
They fucking better do a Series 5.... >:(
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 16, 2011, 09:09:42 AM
I heard nothing until April 2012.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: SystematicThought on October 23, 2011, 02:19:23 AM
No 5th Series, rather a special airing sometime in 2012 

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/lix9h/iama_man_named_graham_linehan_creator_of_the_it/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/lix9h/iama_man_named_graham_linehan_creator_of_the_it/)
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 23, 2011, 02:32:29 AM
FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: AcidLameLTE on October 23, 2011, 03:03:34 AM
Yeah, found that out last night D:
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 23, 2011, 02:59:23 PM
God fucking dammit.

Why do the good shows never go on as long as they need to?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: GuineaPig on October 23, 2011, 03:01:34 PM
God fucking dammit.

Why do the good shows never go on as long as they need to?

I assume the show needs to get a fifth series in order to answer the fans' questions about the show's deep mythology?
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 23, 2011, 03:04:05 PM
No. I just need more of what makes the show awesome. Geek humor and Moss.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Gadough on November 12, 2011, 08:09:50 PM
I just found out.

FUCK THIS NOISE >:(
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on November 13, 2011, 06:14:10 AM
We're nothing but drudgeons to them

Yes. If there WERE such a thing as a drudgeon, that's what we'd be
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 13, 2011, 09:04:24 AM
Some shows end before they get old and boring. [ IT Crowd ]

Some shows use the same jokes from the first episode for five series [ Little Britain ]

Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: skydivingninja on November 13, 2011, 11:40:40 AM
This news makes me incredibly sad.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: dparrott on August 13, 2017, 04:41:17 PM
Just found this show on Netflix.  It's awesome.  Almost like a British Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 13, 2017, 11:32:42 PM
How insulting. Please don't compare The IT Crowd to that thing. :lol
It's been a while since I rewatched it, but I was thinking about it. The internet episode is a classic, and the disabled one is a favourite.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: MetalJunkie on September 18, 2017, 12:16:54 AM
I seriously don't get the hate for BBT. I love that show.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: soupytwist on September 18, 2017, 03:29:08 AM
Loved this.  Huge King geek, so this was what was needed after The Dark Tower letdown (and The Mist series).
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotwoboy on September 18, 2017, 11:19:44 AM
Loved this.  Huge King geek, so this was what was needed after The Dark Tower letdown (and The Mist series).


The I.T. Crowd Thread. Not Stephen King's IT.

:)
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: soupytwist on September 18, 2017, 01:10:27 PM
Loved this.  Huge King geek, so this was what was needed after The Dark Tower letdown (and The Mist series).


The I.T. Crowd Thread. Not Stephen King's IT.

:)

Well I fucked that up!

I knew there was a Stephen King IT thread somewhere, just saw the 'IT' and typed.  Oh well guess I should go the King thread and say I'm a huge Ayoade geek!

Oh and good to see you back mate.
Title: Re: IT Crowd Thread
Post by: Kotwoboy on September 18, 2017, 02:46:33 PM
Cheers ! I f---ing love The IT Crowd. It's one of the funniest shows ever. The Work Outing episode is absolute comedy gold.

I showed it to my brother and he was in absolute stitches.