The IT Crowd

Rot your brains, then rot our boards

Moderators: SecondTalon, Moderators General, Prelates

User avatar
Rodan
Any title.
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Location: Eastern Standard Time

The IT Crowd

Postby Rodan » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

Anyone else seen this hilarious British show?

User avatar
scowdich
The Hedgehog
Posts: 771
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Location: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Contact:

Postby scowdich » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

I've seen the first season, and love it, even though it was only six episodes. Can't wait until I can get ahold of the new ones.

Parenthetically, Moss reminds me far too much of myself.

User avatar
Rodan
Any title.
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Location: Eastern Standard Time

Postby Rodan » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:57 pm UTC

scowdich wrote:I've seen the first season, and love it, even though it was only six episodes. Can't wait until I can get ahold of the new ones.

Parenthetically, Moss reminds me far too much of myself.

Moss is pure awesome. I've seen a small segment of season two and it is still hilarious.

GMontag
Posts: 209
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Location: Bellingham, Washington

Postby GMontag » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:07 am UTC

The IT crowd is hilarious, as are other Graham Linehan shows like Black Books, and Father Ted.

User avatar
scowdich
The Hedgehog
Posts: 771
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Location: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Contact:

Postby scowdich » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:12 am UTC

Careful...if this discussion gets any deeper, I might have to get my slightly larger glasses.

pingu
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:02 am UTC

Postby pingu » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:35 am UTC

Season one is godly, and yet season two is half way gone already :(

User avatar
McLurker
Posts: 189
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 2:04 pm UTC
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Postby McLurker » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

I love it. I was a fan of Father Ted, the first show the series' creator did (obligatory "quote lines incessantly the day after" material when i was a student- the Python of my generation) and this is just as funny.

I'm sad Chris Morris isn't in it any more, though.

BTW, all 3 episodes of the new series are currently up on YouTube, for you non-brits.

User avatar
Phenriz
I'm daaancin' like a monkey!
Posts: 2450
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Contact:

Postby Phenriz » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:32 pm UTC

i've talked about the series before in previous thread, and yes they are doing an american version.

for all us non-brits you can watch the show here: http://www.tv-links.co.uk/listings/1/1379
I loveded you piggy, i lovded youuuu!!!

User avatar
tomw2005
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:59 pm UTC

Postby tomw2005 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

It's an amasing show made all the more hilarious by the fact that we have a computer technician at the school i have just left who looks just like Moss.

Chris Morris is also a genius, for reference see Brass Eye and The Day Today.

Tom W

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Postby no-genius » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:53 pm UTC

scowdich wrote:I've seen the first season, and love it, even though it was only six episodes.


six episodes is normal here. Comedy shows don't get comissioned for the whole year. These people are only human.

I saw some of one from the first series, and i've been watching the 2nd series. Also i saw the 'speed 3: on the back of a milkfloat' father ted episode. That was un-naturally funny.
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
Rodan
Any title.
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Location: Eastern Standard Time

Postby Rodan » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

no-genius wrote:
scowdich wrote:I've seen the first season, and love it, even though it was only six episodes.


six episodes is normal here. Comedy shows don't get comissioned for the whole year. These people are only human.

You British people are weird (but better).

User avatar
Phenriz
I'm daaancin' like a monkey!
Posts: 2450
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Contact:

Postby Phenriz » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

wtf no-genius is back?
I loveded you piggy, i lovded youuuu!!!

User avatar
reishka
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:53 am UTC
Location: H20Bury, CT
Contact:

Postby reishka » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:37 am UTC

Seriously, I've gotten so many people hooked on this show it's absurd.

That being said, I'm afraid of the American remake that is inevitably coming...

User avatar
Phenriz
I'm daaancin' like a monkey!
Posts: 2450
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Contact:

Postby Phenriz » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:31 pm UTC

reishka wrote:Seriously, I've gotten so many people hooked on this show it's absurd.

That being said, I'm afraid of the American remake that is inevitably coming...


not me, although i don't think they'll do the "gay" episode that the British one did, or if they do it will be handled with kid gloves. (which was hilarious to say the least, but i like the ones with the german better)

The office is a great remake, so i have moderate expectations for a remake of the IT Crowd.
I loveded you piggy, i lovded youuuu!!!

User avatar
Maseiken
The Candylawyer
Posts: 2827
Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 11:13 am UTC

Postby Maseiken » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:i've talked about the series before in previous thread, and yes they are doing an american version.

for all us non-brits you can watch the show here: http://www.tv-links.co.uk/listings/1/1379

I love you,
I'm going to Marry you and we'll have little babies that love British Comedy, almost as much as I do.

Yeah, I love this show, Even the second shot is a visual joke.
"GRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOWR!!!!"
(Translation: "Objection!")

Maseiken had the ball at the top of the key...

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re:

Postby no-genius » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:27 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:
reishka wrote:Seriously, I've gotten so many people hooked on this show it's absurd.

That being said, I'm afraid of the American remake that is inevitably coming...


not me, although i don't think they'll do the "gay" episode that the British one did, or if they do it will be handled with kid gloves. (which was hilarious to say the least, but i like the ones with the german better)

The office is a great remake, so i have moderate expectations for a remake of the IT Crowd.


I think there is going to be a remake... weird that if something does well over there, they want to make it again, instead of showing our version of it. They showed the first american series of the office here a few years ago, I think i only watched half of them. I really didn't like it - it was just the same jokes, done slightly worse. Haven't they learned anything from Red Dwarf USA?

So, I have a dilemma: IT Crowd or QI? (I think QI is repeated sometime over the week-end. Really, it's more of a false dichotomy than a dilemma.)
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
Okita
Staying Alive
Posts: 3071
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Location: Finance land.

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Okita » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

Supposedly the American version (if they do it, there have been rumors it's been canceled) will also have the same guy who played Moss in the British version.

http://www.nbc.com/Fall_Preview/The_IT_Crowd/
"I may or may not be a raptor. There is no way of knowing until entering a box that I happen to be in and then letting me sunder the delicious human flesh from your body in reptile fury."

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:08 pm UTC

Okita wrote:he same guy who played Moss


Richard Ayodade (sp?)

He's also in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace... I have it on dvd :P
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:01 am UTC

Update-age: Watched QI (and next weeks QI on BBC4)

Was going to watch IT crowd on four+1, but couldn't get it on the tv. So, Flight of the Conchords was on BBC4... what was I meant to do? (I was meant to watch flight of the conchords, and i did.)
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
Maseiken
The Candylawyer
Posts: 2827
Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 11:13 am UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Maseiken » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:12 am UTC

I don't see how an American Denholm can be done...
But... I didn't see how an American David Brent could be done...
But... That had Steve Carrell...
"GRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOWR!!!!"
(Translation: "Objection!")

Maseiken had the ball at the top of the key...

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:29 am UTC

They'd better not show it over here, or they'll get their throats cut
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
Rodan
Any title.
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Location: Eastern Standard Time

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Rodan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:33 am UTC

I'm sad I don't get British TV. BBCA sucks balls.

Angelene
relax, I'll handle the zippers
Posts: 2132
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:29 am UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Angelene » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:10 am UTC

Ah season 2 of The IT Crowd is shaping up to be far superior to season 1...though it could do with more of Mr Might Boosh.

I don't like the idea of an American remake at all, at all.

p.s. Black Books was a work of art.
"Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can't see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees."

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:56 pm UTC

No, Black Dolls was a work of art
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
zombie_monkey
Posts: 644
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:26 pm UTC
Location: Bulgaria

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby zombie_monkey » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

Now an American remake of Black Books, that I can't even fathom.

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:24 am UTC

no-genius wrote:No, Black Dolls was a work of art

did no-one get that? (its in the series 2 dvd)
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
schumi_girl
Human sacrifice for hire
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: Under my doona, playing cubby houses.

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby schumi_girl » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:34 am UTC

I just have to say, I adore this show. I picked it up at work one day, oblivious to the fact that I was about to get hooked on the funniest show ever :)

Now I'm just counting down til the second series hits the shelves.


Adam: "This could be trouble."
Riley: "We'd better make a fort."
Adam: "I'll get some pillows."

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby TheKhakinator » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:40 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Ah season 2 of The IT Crowd is shaping up to be far superior to season 1...

Hey, guess what? You're wrong!

CaraInFrames wrote:though it could do with more of Mr Might Boosh.

Congratulations, wrong again! Really, it's astounding!

Season 2 might as well have been any sitcom, it totally lost the whole point of them being an IT Department, it was just 3 random quirky people. THERE, I SAID IT.

Angelene
relax, I'll handle the zippers
Posts: 2132
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:29 am UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Angelene » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:43 am UTC

Ah see it probably doesn't bother me so much that it lost some of its I.T. allusions.

And how can you not want to see more of Fielding?
"Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can't see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees."

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby TheKhakinator » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:48 am UTC

I liked Fielding in The Mighty Boosh but I just think that his character in the IT Crowd is kinda poor, in the same way Richard Ayoade's character was poor in the Boosh. It's probably just me.

User avatar
Rodan
Any title.
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Location: Eastern Standard Time

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Rodan » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:35 pm UTC

TheKhakinator wrote:Season 2 might as well have been any sitcom, it totally lost the whole point of them being an IT Department, it was just 3 random quirky people. THERE, I SAID IT.

Not just any sitcom, a really good, British sitcom.

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby TheKhakinator » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:07 am UTC

It was just any sitcom. Hell, look at the story lines (spoilers ahead).

  • An episode about figuring out whether or not someone is gay
  • An episode about a dinner party with single people
OK so 2/6 were cliched but the other 4 episodes were kinda lame in my eyes as well.

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:09 pm UTC

TheKhakinator wrote:It was just any sitcom. Hell, look at the story lines (spoilers ahead).

  • An episode about figuring out whether or not someone is gay
  • An episode about a dinner party with single people
OK so 2/6 were cliched but the other 4 episodes were kinda lame in my eyes as well.


the whole thing is cliched. But I allow any amount of cliche in return for the funny.

and stop calling them seasons!! : P
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
semicolon
Posts: 765
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:21 am UTC
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby semicolon » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:24 pm UTC

I watched the first season (or at least, most of it. I don't remember) and I was kind of disappointed. It was funny, but it wasn't really all that funnier than any other sitcoms. Plus after seeing a bunch of great comedies without it (AD, Scrubs, The Office, etc.), the laugh track kind of turned me off. Oh, and the torrent I got had subtitles in French, but I don't think that changed my enjoyment of it any.

I do appreciate all the nerdy references though. In one episode [the guy without the glasses] had a shirt with the last level of Pac Man on it. I really want that shirt.

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:46 am UTC

Help me out guys, in the end of episode 4 of season 2, they're playing a song. What song is that? If you can understand the lyrics at least, that would also be helpful.

Cheers

EDIT: Found it. It was Game of Pricks by Guided by Voices.

J Dizzle
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:22 am UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby J Dizzle » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:49 am UTC

Ugh...

I tried watching an episode of that show after everyone told me it was the most hillarious thing ever...

It most certainly was not. It felt like a chore...

User avatar
xenuphobia
Posts: 145
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:34 am UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby xenuphobia » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:58 am UTC

I love this show. I got interested when Cory Doctorow started hyping it up on Boing!Boing! and I watched the entire first series in a night. I have to say, the series 1 premiere with Moss and the uncomfortable story had me wheezing for air. And the unnecessarily long 911 number - classic. "Dear Sir / Madam, FIRE! FIRE! Please send help! Looking forward to hearing from you, Maurice Moss."

There are just so many classic lines, and the Series 2 finale, Men Without Women, was pretty awesome too. We need more Matt Berry, he's just that good.

On a related side note, Garth Merenghi's Darkplace and Black Books are the most wonderful things ever. If you're craving more Moss (Richard Ayaode) and Matt Berry action, check out Darkplace. It's the most wonderfully bad thing ever.
Image

TheKhakinator
the next small girl on KRNT radio
Posts: 1130
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:34 am UTC

0118 999 88199 9119 725 ...3!

User avatar
no-genius
Seemed like a good idea at the time
Posts: 4221
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 6:32 pm UTC
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby no-genius » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:22 pm UTC

semicolon wrote:the laugh track kind of turned me off.

Red Dwarf has a laughter track. Which is weird, 'cause when I re-watched them, I forgot about it. I guess I tune it out... Also weird (from wikipedia where its talking about changes they made to the remastered versions - you have to scroll down a bit):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf_Remastered#Changes wrote:Replacement music and audio effects being applied to all scenes:
... Additional laughter was added, in particular to series one where the original audience reaction did not match the desired response.


:O

In general, laughter tracks don't annoy me too much - but I would be really annoyed if I found out they took several takes of it. Maybe there's just less whooping over here?
I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
Official ironmen you are free, champions officially

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why? It does nothing to address dance music's core problem: the fact that it sucks.

User avatar
Narsil
Ask me about my junk!
Posts: 2995
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:59 pm UTC
Location: Columbus.

Re: The IT Crowd

Postby Narsil » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

xenuphobia wrote:On a related side note, Garth Merenghi's Darkplace and Black Books are the most wonderful things ever. If you're craving more Moss (Richard Ayaode) and Matt Berry action, check out Darkplace. It's the most wonderfully bad thing ever.

Darkplace...you're referring to that Twilight Zone/Outer Limits rip-off, no? Yeah, that's a pretty thick slice of cheese. I love it, though.
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Mother Superior wrote:What's he got that I dont?
*sees Narsil's sig*
Oh... that.


Return to “Movies and TV Shows”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests