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The IT Crowd

FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Social Entropy++
From the people that brought you

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Comes this

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The IT Crowd, great non-Darkplace with Darkplace cast show, or GREATEST non-Darkplace with Darkplace cast show

Here's a taste

FIRE! FIRE!

And I know what you are thinking, "Hey, this is rather entertaining I wonder if an American network will steal this and remake it?"

Well YEAH!

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THANKS NBC!

But it failed because Americans apparently are stupid.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    IT Crowd is pretty great.

    Is that shit on your forehead?

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    hey, that's the PC guy from The Office.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wait, the US version has already aired?

    I'd heard it was gonna come out, but it's been cancelled already? Dang.

    Also the UK boss is the best character.

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    FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    oh wait...

    This is another American remake.

    Sheesh.

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    autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    PROTIP:

    This is available on instant view on Netflix - XBox to the rescue.

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    FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Can I just mention No Heroics? Because it was a really great series

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3zpMTKvvgk&feature=player_embedded

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That kiss was amazing. Another great moment from season 3 was when Douglas had a fist fight with his girlfriend, destroying the Internet in the process.

    That's the best thing about this show. You never know how far they'll go with a joke.

    When's the fourth season coming?

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    autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Anyone here love Peep Show as much as I do?

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    FortyTwo wrote: »
    PROTIP:

    This is available on instant view on Netflix - XBox to the rescue.

    The quality may be VHS but Netflix on XBox is still pretty sweet.

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Can I just mention No Heroics? Because it was a really great series

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3zpMTKvvgk&feature=player_embedded

    I beat little Don like he owed me money.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Wait, the US version has already aired?

    I'd heard it was gonna come out, but it's been cancelled already? Dang.

    Also the UK boss is the best character.

    Both of them, father and son and heir. Bestest characters.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Anyone here love Peep Show as much as I do?

    That depends how much you love it.

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Baron GreenbackBaron Greenback Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Never really liked The IT Crowd, the humour is almost like a 12 yr old wrote it, ha ha, now I will say something blatantly obvious or draw out a joke longer than required....but fans of Chris O'Dowd should watch FM, short series set in an indie radio station, that shit is funny.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    peep show was pretty great for the first 3 or 4 series

    also em

    how much does this have to do with darkplace

    it's written by graham linehan, one of the writers of father ted

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    autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    peep show was pretty great for the first 3 or 4 series

    also em

    how much does this have to do with darkplace

    it's written by graham linehan, one of the writers of father ted

    Yeah, season 5 of Peep Show was pretty shithouse.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The episode where they first meet the Goth dude was pretty amazing too.

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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    FortyTwo wrote: »
    But it failed because Americans apparently are stupid.
    How many times has this not happened? I can think of only Sanford and Son and The Office.

    I just want to say that I love both bosses. But Matt Berry's the best. "Her voice awakes a mighty tiger behind my fly!"

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    mnollmnoll Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Anyone here love Peep Show as much as I do?
    Possibly. I felt like shit when I realised two weeks ago that I had missed an episode. I started watching at the end of the fourth series, and I've been enjoying the fifth series. Perhaps this is through ignorance. I may never know.
    Until I watch the first four series, that is.

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    Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I think the IT crowd does a relatively good job of hiding genuinely funny and accurate geek humor behind a very cookie-cut sitcom premise.

    But there's too much cookie-cutter sitcom "jokes" for my liking.

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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What the hell, I made this thread not but 5 months ago and it was met with an alarming amount of hostility.

    I am glad to see it getting a bit more positive buzz.

    The show does have a lot of "sitcom" jokes admittedly, but I found that most of them seem to be pretty self aware. Like how they try to push "will they won't they" relationship with Robin and the Irish dude, but when they finally sleep together they just totally drop the storyline by the next episode.

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    ackack Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I watch anything with Matt Berry.

    Also, this show- Stick around long enough and it pays off. The first few episodes of the second season might be one of the funniest things ever to come out of a laugh track sitcom.

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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    "I've never looked through this drawer before...

    Ah. A gun!"

    His delivery of that line gets me everytime. Just now, thinking about it...

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Actually it's not from the people who brought you Garth Merenghi's Dark Place. It's from one of the writers of Father Ted, a mister Graham Lineham.

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    HA HA! They got a handsome guy for Roy. This is like mister square jaw for Lister on the US Red Dwarf pilot. Can't have your loser main character be too homely right?

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    GRMike wrote: »
    I watch anything with Matt Berry.

    Also, this show- Stick around long enough and it pays off. The first few episodes of the second season might be one of the funniest things ever to come out of a laugh track sitcom.

    It's not actually got a laugh track.

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    ackack Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    lineham is funny

    i posted this in the webcomic thread but whaterver
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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ack that is very funny.

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    I watch anything with Matt Berry.

    Also, this show- Stick around long enough and it pays off. The first few episodes of the second season might be one of the funniest things ever to come out of a laugh track sitcom.

    It's not actually got a laugh track.

    Really? I need to rewatch... I would swear the first season has a laugh track...

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    GRMike wrote: »
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    I watch anything with Matt Berry.

    Also, this show- Stick around long enough and it pays off. The first few episodes of the second season might be one of the funniest things ever to come out of a laugh track sitcom.

    It's not actually got a laugh track.

    Really? I need to rewatch... I would swear the first season has a laugh track...

    It's recorded in front of an audience.

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    There are parts of that show that are not and use a laugh track. Like the opening scene from the first episode.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    most shows that use a live audience manipulate the laughter heavily, so calling it a laugh track is alright I guess

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    GRMike wrote: »
    There are parts of that show that are not and use a laugh track. Like the opening scene from the first episode.

    For those scenes they play it as a video in front of the audience and record the reaction, but mostly it is filmed in front of a real audience.

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