The IT crowd.

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The IT crowd.

Post by Browncat » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:49 am

Did you see it they had a Commodore PET! A ZX81! A poster for Underwurlde! Somebody knew what they were doing in the props deparment. "Standard Nerds".

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Post by LeeT » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:54 am

Is it any good? I missed the first episode. I hope its better than 'Nathan Barley'....

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Post by Browncat » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:09 am

Yeah I thought it was pretty funny, you can tell it was written by the same guy who wrote Father Ted I liked it.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:28 am

I caught it on Friday night... It was ok.
You could see most of the gags well before the punch line but did make me chuckle.
The ultimate posters has gone in episode 2 and the "ZX81" gag would have worked better had they used a ZX81.... It looked more like an old oric or something....

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:43 am

I thought Nathan Barley was one of the worst things i had ever seen

The IT Crowd isnt bad, has some decent jokes, watched the first 2 on Friday, hadnt seen them before but some bits were very good. Doesnt do anything for the stereotypical image of a computer user though !

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Post by merman » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:17 pm

Opa-Opa wrote:I caught it on Friday night... It was ok.
You could see most of the gags well before the punch line but did make me chuckle.
The ultimate posters has gone in episode 2 and the "ZX81" gag would have worked better had they used a ZX81.... It looked more like an old oric or something....
Could have been a ZX80, the case looked white to me...


I enjoyed it a lot.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:31 pm

I thought that as well but the keyboard look horizontal, where as the ZX80 looks more vertical... if you understand what I mean..?

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Post by Spiff » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:48 am

The IT Crowd was short of two letters...

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Post by roberthazelby » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:04 pm

I thought it was good, harmless fun. Nothing groundbreaking, but there were some laugh out loud moments. The guy with the fuzzy hair who also starred in Garth Merengi was excellent.

Like some of you, I think I spent a good chunk of the episode on the lookout for classic gaming bits and pieces.

They had a nice collection of Atari 2600 cartridges, and some really nice vintage posters. I didn't spot the Underwurlde one. I'll have to take a look, as it's one of my favourite games of all time.
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Post by RetroRik » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:29 pm

Surely the BBC Props department don't have a ZX80.!!

Are they mad.! Should be in a box keeping safe or on Ebay selling for 500 squid.!

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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:39 am

roberthazelby wrote:The guy with the fuzzy hair who also starred in Garth Merengi was excellent.
I knew I recogonised that voice from somewhere!

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Post by AC » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:04 pm

I thought the IT crowd was rubbish. What furthers my disappointment is that I'm a huge Christopher Morris fan, so seeing him in such an unfunny, student-come-office humour "comedy" was disheartening.

But each to their own!

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Post by Quo Vadis » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:33 pm

I thought it was complete embarrassing rubbish. I have no idea how it even got onto our screens and wasn't strangled at birth.

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Post by The Last Ginja » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:55 am

Really?! I thought last nights episode was one of the funniest things I've seen in years.

The censored,The clown getting the censored beaten out of him.

Seriously this and My name is Earl is a reason for me to stay in on a Friday night, and I never stay in on a Friday night.

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Post by roberthazelby » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:38 am

I'm finding that this is getting better and better as each episode appears.

From what I initially thought wasn't bad, I now class this as essential comedy viewing.

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