The ‘IT Crowd’ Does Soccer

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This is from a British sitcom, if you couldn’t tell by the accents, about ‘nerds’ in the Information Technology department, if you couldn’t tell by the name of the show. The ‘IT Crowd’ had an episode about football / soccer.

This clip had me rolling at first, but maybe went a bit too far with the joke. I thought they could have made it short and sweet, and not embellish it too much. Just seeing them hesitate about kicking the ball, and then thinking of throwing the ball rather than kicking it was enough to make me laugh. The idea for the clip was genius. Go ahead, kick with your toe if you have to.

Reaction of Moss when he sees a football match.

At the UK company Reynholm Industries, their corporate high-rise towers are full of beautiful happy people with one success story after another. Well, except for the employees that work in the basement – the IT department. While their colleagues work in fantastic surroundings, Jen, Roy and Moss must work below ground in the dark and horrible basement, struggling to make it into normal society. Jen (Katherine Parkinson) is a career person who is looking to climb the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, due to fibbing on her CV (resume), she finds herself the manager of the IT Department. The problem is, she knows nothing about technology! Roy (Chris O’Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade) make up the IT Department and share a love of technology, science fiction and not having to work if at all possible.

What they don’t like is the idea of being supervised by someone who knows nothing about computers. Seeing that Roy and Moss may know a lot about computers, but very little about working with people, Jen takes on the role of “Relationship Manager” to help the guys and help herself in the process. The IT Crowd is a playful and somewhat surreal look at what it’s really like to be the under appreciated part of every company – the IT Department. In 2008, The IT Crowd won the Rose D’Or for Best Comedy.

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