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One has a side-parted afro, another an app for bloke-chat in pubs - these geeks turn technical support into a fresh and very funny job.
Written by David Renshaw. The Guardian, 16th May 2013
Chris O'Dowd has suggested that the characters from The IT Crowd will return in some form.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 6th September 2012
Matt Berry has admitted that it was a daunting prospect to replace Chris Morris in The IT Crowd.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 28th December 2011
Rumours that circulated on Twitter that there was evidence 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.
Written by Graham Linehan. BBC News, 24th May 2011
Speaking to Chortle, writer Graham Linehan has said his Channel 4 "geek-com" The IT Crowd will probably end after its fifth series, due later this year.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 21st May 2011
Last week, 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
Written by Graham Linehan. Graham Linehan's Blog, 19th May 2011
...it was actually Big Bang Theory he preferred.
Chortle, 8th May 2011
Bizarre stories that Osama Bin Laden was a fan of The IT Crowd emerged last night.
Chortle, 8th May 2011
He's The IT Crowd über-geek who has been labelled the 'coolest man in London'. Now Richard Ayoade has made his first feature film. But it's not something to boast about, he tells Alexis Petridis.
Written by Alexis Petridis. The Guardian, 15th January 2011
'Have you turned it off and on again?' An American version of The IT Crowd has been confirmed.
Comedy Central, 2nd August 2010
While perhaps not as good as Graham Linehan's other comedy Father Ted, the programme has usually been amusing and entertaining, with interesting characters and good stories. The last two episodes of the fourth season, however, weren't really anything special.
Written by Gareth Barsby. Suite 101, 31st July 2010
A limp end to what's been a disappointing fourth series. One big problem I had with this episode (which extends to this show in general these days), is how predictable Graham Linehan's joke-writing has become. It's sad, but I really want to 'Ctrl Alt Delete' this episode, and the majority of this series, from my memory.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 31st July 2010
The last episode in the series sadly doesn't seem to deliver any big pay off. Despite the rather dramatic storyline, it all comes across a tad self-indulgent, referencing the problematic court case storyline in episode three.
Written by Jake Laverde. Den Of Geek, 30th July 2010
This is an oddly low-key, abrupt end to a series that has perplexed rather more often than it has entertained. While certainly not bereft of comedy sparkle and surreal, playful humour, the series as a whole has been a particularly scattershot one, and some of its ideas came across as distinctly half-baked.
Written by Ryan Lambie. Den Of Geek, 30th July 2010
Sitcom writer and director Graham Linehan talks about his hilarious Channel 4 show from 10.35pm.
The Guardian, 30th July 2010
The last episode in the current series is one of the very best yet. And there's a starring role in it for the brilliant Matt Berry as Douglas Reynholm as he attempts to divorce his second wife in a hilarious episode entitled 'Reynholm v Reynholm'.
Series four of the ever-popular geektastic sitcom hasn't quite hit the highs of the show's previous outings and to be completely honest the episodes have been a little hit and miss. But tonight's season finale definitely hits the mark and has whet our appetite for more outlandish antics from Moss, Roy, Jen and co.
Douglas is reunited with his wife, who previously disappeared during a mysterious car-washing incident. But it's no time at all before they're in front of a judge bashing out their divorce. There are so many brilliant flourishes here, from Douglas's court outfit to the silly Heston Blumenthal ribbing. Not to mention a sex tape featuring an exceptional impersonation of Bones from Star Trek. Even though this final episode is Douglas-heavy and Moss-light, it has arguably been the best series so far. They'd better do another one though, just to be sure.
The fourth series of Graham Linehan's sitcom about the otherworldly technical support team at Reynholm Industries comes to an end with a divorce fight between sleazy Denholm Reynholm (Matt Berry) and the wife he hasn't seen since she disappeared while washing the car. The ensuing courtroom battle features an appearance in the witness box from former employee Richmond (Noel Fielding) - now the founder of the business training enterprise "Goth 2 Boss".
This was much closer to my idea of what The IT Crowd should be trying to do each week, even if it still struggled with another weak subplot for Jen (Katherine Parkinson) and a ragged ending that didn't provide the smooth, clever wrap-up I was expecting.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 24th July 2010
The path leading up to the denouement though is labelled 'highly contrived'. Things happen for their own sake and the pay-off for each story thread isn't so much signposted as sent by special delivery the day before. There's nothing really bad about them - it's all just so predictable.
Written by Jake Laverde. Den Of Geek, 23rd July 2010
'Bad Boys', the fifth episode of The IT Crowd's somewhat uneven fourth series, is an instalment more predictable than most, but nevertheless a lot of fun.
Written by Ryan Lambie. Den Of Geek, 23rd July 2010
Moss loses his gigantic mind and bunks off work for the afternoon. With Roy standing dumbly by, he thrills to his newfound freedom. Meanwhile, Jen has bet Roy £100 that he can't ditch the phrase, "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?" for a whole day. As usual, Graham Linehan's magnificent mind draws all the strands together in a barkingly funny denouement. And the whole episode is in flashback. And there's an awesome cameo by Kevin Eldon as an unintelligible customer support telephonist. Beat that, other comedy writers.
After having watched The IT Crowd the other night on Channel 4, I now get how really well done it is.
TellySpotting, 20th July 2010
The third and fourth episodes, may not live up to the high standards set by the second episode, but they still entertain and amuse, and still make the viewer glad to visit Reynholm Industries once again.
Written by Gareth Barsby. Suite 101, 17th July 2010