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  • #2464
    TheLeen
    Participant

    “Graham Linehan just delivered the season three scripts for The IT Crowd, the hilarious, ultra-geeky Channel 4 sitcom about sysadmins. He’s shaved the script-delivery a little close and is looking for your help in coming up with set-dressing ideas:”

    Help dress the set for the next season of The IT Crowd

    Thought you people might’ve fun doing that…

    #83113
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    How about an 18 inch wobbly pink dildo?

    #83114
    Phil
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure John’s willing to donate a wall of jizz.

    #83115
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    As long as it’s not a supporting wall. Jizz does not good masonry make.

    #83117
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I think a large inflatable banana would be good, and it’d add some colour.

    #83118
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    Can’t we stick some gayly-coloured data tapes in the background too?

    #83120
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The email address they provide is apparently a dead end. Tried it twice yesterday.

    #83121
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Wait, no, they’ve updated it. Yay!

    #85865
    pfm
    Participant

    Cool. Do you realise how many fucking threads exist on here now? Well, it’s a lot…

    Anyway, did anyone see the IT Crowd segment on the mostly mediocre-to-crap (aside from Eddie Izzard and Alan Carr) Secret Policeman’s Ball? I thought it was great. If you didn’t see it, the gist was that Roy somehow wandered onto the stage and had a conversation with Moss who was shouting over the tannoy (sorry, public address system…) backstage while watching the show on a TV. It was written by Graham Linehan and I thought Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade did a fantastic job getting it right.

    #85866
    hummingbird
    Participant

    That was a great moment in a very weak show.
    But my favourite bit had to be this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFpPRcBeinI

    #85871
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Link to The IT Crowd section:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt1siI408EE

    Just about to watch it myself!

    #85912
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Thanks for the link! Lovely!

    #85917
    Phil
    Participant

    I’m sure it works much better in the context of the whole program (which I’ll watch at some point). It was funny, but I guess I expected a sketch rather than a humorous mic check.

    Actually, I have no idea what I mean by that. It WAS a sketch. It just…maybe didn’t feel like one.

    Again, I’m sure it works great in context. I’ll have to check it out later.

    #85921
    pfm
    Participant

    Check your brain out as well.

    Ooh, that sounded a bit like a flame, didn’t it?

    #85922
    Phil
    Participant

    Ooh, you cheeky monkey!

    #86090
    Carlito
    Participant

    Maybe some DVDs of Father Ted and Big Train… or even series 1 of Black Books… hopefully Linehan will watch them during breaks in filming and remember when he used to be REALLY funny.

    As I typed the word “really” in upper-case, it means I MUST be right.

    See?

    #86091
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Honestly, I’ve laughed far more at The IT Crowd than either S1 of Black Books or Big Train. (I do actually like Black Books, but most of Big Train leaves me cold. That latter opinion won’t win me friends with ANYONE round here, though!)

    The Work Outing – the first episode of the second series of The IT Crowd – is about as good an episode of sitcom as I’ve ever seen. It’s certainly one of the funniest. The whole last half of the show has me in agony nearly every time I watch it… in a good way.

    #86092
    Phil
    Participant

    >I?ve laughed far more at The IT Crowd than […] S1 of Black Books

    Agreed. Heartily.

    But don’t worry, neandercarl. Something like 80% of people around here would probably side with you. I mean, they’re all wrong obviously. But still.

    #86093
    ChrisM
    Participant

    The Work Outing – the first episode of the second series of The IT Crowd – is about as good an episode of sitcom as I?ve ever seen. It?s certainly one of the funniest. The whole last half of the show has me in agony nearly every time I watch it? in a good way.

    I agree, that’s probably the funnies episode I’ve seen. Overall I think I prefer series 1 to series 2, but out of specific episodes, that one’s got to be at the top.

    #86094
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    This is the funniest bit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZzn1H14NM

    #86098
    Phil
    Participant

    crazyboyxx (2 months ago) Reply
    ruined by the laugh track

    djahlkjshalksjhdkad

    #86099
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Well, at least he didn’t say “canned”.

    #86100
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I saw that episode for the first time in ages yesterday – it’s definitely my least-watched episode.

    Still think it has massive flaws, but I enjoyed it a lot more this time round, I must admit. Part of that is that I’ve *finally* got a handle on Douglas… because he finally clicked with me during a recording of S3 I went to the other week.

    #86106
    hummingbird
    Participant

    >I?ve laughed far more at The IT Crowd than either S1 of Black Books or Big Train.

    Ah … lovely, lovely Black Books. I must be in the minority here.

    I enjoy IT Crowd, but not to the same extent.
    Most of the time I just didn’t get Big Train.

    #86108
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    I enjoy the IT crowd, but I wouldn’t put it > S1 of Black Books. The first series of Coupling was out around the same time and I can remember being thinking how amazing it was that after Ted we finally had not just one, but two flippin’ great sitcoms. I think both lost there way a bit, but the first series of both are probably my favourite comedies of the last ten years. Oh and Darkplace obviously.

    #86109
    Phil
    Participant

    > lovely, lovely Black Books. I must be in the minority here.

    I want to stress that I DO really like Black Books! I also don’t think the quality took a plunge in series two, which I think would lead most people to classify me as mentally ill.

    I just think I might prefer the IT Crowd so far.

    #86110
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Series II no, Series III yes.

    #86111
    John Hoare
    Participant

    When I watched the whole lot recently, I felt the quality dipped sharply in 2 – although it was still well worth watching.

    I actually enjoyed 3 more – but I wonder whether that’s because my expectations were lower!

    I wonder if Linehan will actually talk about why he left the show at some point…

    #86123
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Black Books:

    series 1 > 3 > 2

    Overall:

    IT Crowd = Ted > Black Books > Coupling

    Haven’t seen Big Train yet.

    #86124
    hummingbird
    Participant

    but (IT Crowd)exp(Big Train) / (Black Books)^(Ted) –> 0

    #86125
    John Hoare
    Participant

    If we’re going Linehan/Mathews stuff:

    Ted > IT Crowd > Hippies > Black Books > Big Train

    Would love to see Paris

    #86126
    Rad
    Participant

    I would still rate Black Books Series 1 ahead of IT Crowd. In my opinion, Black Books probably has the most successful opening episode of a sitcom ever. Not only that but its probably the best episode of the entire show. The Little Book of Calm stuff, the character set-ups, it’s very well put together. Also, Bernard Black was a classic character from the beginning which doesn’t happen very often.

    The IT Crowd, I’m still not sure about. It’s a shame because when Graham Linehan really pays attention to story structure he really comes up with the goods like Series 2 Episode 1. But most of the time its never really satisfying enough.

    #86127
    Phil
    Participant

    (IT Crowd)exp(Big Train) / (Black Books)^(Ted) ?> 0

    #86128
    Phil
    Participant

    Damn, hummingbird beat me to it.

    #86133
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Ted > > > Big Train 1 > Black Books > Hippies > Big Train 2 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

    The IT Crowd

    #86135
    Phil
    Participant

    I definitely agree that Ted should be waaaaaay out in front.

    And regarding Black Blooks, I’m afraid I have to agree with Karl. The quality dip comes in series three. I’ve tried so hard to like 3 as much as the others but…I don’t know. With a few exceptions, those episodes don’t really seem to fit together as well. I think it’s obvious that we’re seeing a show “coming apart” at the end.

    It’s not BAD…and it’s by no means unwatchable…but it’s a significant drop, I’d say.

    #86140
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > I?m afraid I have to agree with Karl.

    Charming.

    #86151
    pfm
    Participant

    Ted > The IT Crowd > Big Train > Black Books > Ian Symes’s Face

    #86152
    Phil
    Participant

    >Charming.

    :-*

    #86200
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Black Books S3 > Ian Symes’ Face.

    #86218
    pfm
    Participant

    iTeam – Die Jungs an der Maus, Das > Ian Symes’ Face

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know which Harry Enfield sketches Graham and Arthur wrote? It’s something that’s been bugging me for a while, even though it’s probably so damned obvious I need a slap for not realising.

    #86222
    John Hoare
    Participant

    They wrote the Camp Jockeys and the one-episode tempramental Hollywood star sketches. I think a list of some of the other stuff they did is in the Harry Enfield and Chums book – although as I’m moving at the moment, it’ll be a while before I can find it!

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