The IT Crowd
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The IT Crowd is a British sitcom written by Irish director Graham Linehan and produced by British Ash Atalla for Channel 4. The theme song of the series was written by Neil Hannon. There is also a dance remix of the song for the closing music of episode 6 of season 1 by Philip Meehan.Read More...
Currently, three series of six episodes each have been produced and recorded in front of a live audience, series 1 at Teddington Studios and series 2 at Pinewood Studios. The first two episodes were broadcast by Channel 4 on Friday 3 February 2006, the second series started on 24 August 2007.
Linehan has confirmed that a third series will be produced. On 2 November 2007, The Guardian reported that The IT Crowd would return in 2008 as part of Channel 4's increased commitment to comedy.
The IT Crowd is set in the offices of Reynholm Industries, a fictitious British corporation in central London. It focuses on the shenanigans of the three-strong IT support team located in a dingy, untidy and unkempt basement - a stark contrast to the shining modern architecture and stunning London views enjoyed by the rest of the organisation. The obscurity surrounding what this company actually does (despite announcing profits such as "eighteen hundred billion billion") serves as a running gag throughout the series.
Moss and Roy, the two technicians, are portrayed as socially inept geeks or "standard nerds". Despite the company's utter dependence on their services, they are despised by the rest of the staff. Roy's exasperation is reflected in his support techniques of ignoring the phone in the hope it will stop ringing, and using reel-to-reel tape recordings of stock IT suggestions ("Have you tried turning it off and on again?" and "Are you sure it's plugged in?"). Moss's wide and intricate knowledge of all things technical is reflected in his extremely accurate yet utterly indecipherable suggestions, while demonstrating a complete inability to deal with practical problems like extinguishing fires and removing spiders, as well as his being socially inept.
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