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The IT Crowd

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2006 on Channel 4
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Roy has what he thinks is a wonderful date, only to learn that he has had something nasty on his forehead the whole evening. Meanwhile, Jen falls for a security guard and Moss and Roy create a profile on an online dating website.

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  • One of the best sitcom episodes I've ever watched

    I had to give this episode a 10 because it made ME laugh so much I hadn't laughed like this in many years, probably since the Seinfeld days.

    The situations are pretty simple and ridiculous but I think this is why the show is that funny. From the spider scene to the ad, the whole is just hilarious.

    The actress playing Jen is quite good, I just loved the scene where she walks in their office and just can't stop laughing at Roy.

    I can't decide which is my favorite part, the 50-50, the spider, the stupid ad, the poop in the head... I really enjoyed it.moreless
  • Funny stuff about lonely hearts.

    Although this episode had some funny moments it was, sadly, nowhere near as hilarious as Calamity Jen. The bit right at the end of Moss's lonely hearts video he made in the bathroom with his mum outside the door asking what he was doing really tickled me. Also Roy pretending he was really rough because he thought that's what women would go for. I felt a bit sorry for Jen that her fling with the security guard, Daniel, went so badly wrong but I suppose it was her comeuppance for pretending she knew about classical music. It was still worth watching though.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Roy: How do you know about this site?
      Moss: Oh, I'm a member.
      Roy: Really? You do the whole lonely hearts thing?
      Moss: I'm a 32 year old IT man who works in the basement. Yes I do the whole lonely hearts thing.

    • Roy: If my date last night proved anything, it's that you ladies, you don't want nice guys.
      Jen: I think if your date proved anything, Roy, it's that women like men without poo on their foreheads. That's our type.

    • Daniel: That referee. I'm sorry that referee's just an idiot.
      Moss: Yes. He was certainly the villain of the piece.

    • Moss' Mum: (Moss is in the bathroom) Moss, what are you doing?
      Moss: Number twos, leave me alone! Stop doing this, you're always doing this, you're making it go back in!

    • (The phone rings and the answering machine picks up. A tape of Roy speaking is played)
      Woman On Phone: My computer won't work.
      Roy On Tape: Have you tried turning it off and on again?
      Woman On Phone: Yes, it still doesn't work.
      Roy On Tape: Have you made sure it's plugged in?
      Woman On Phone: Oh right. Thanks... (hangs up)

    • Roy: (reading his lonely hearts classified ad) Shut up. Do what I tell you. I'm not interested. These are just some of the things you'll be hearing if you answer this ad. I'm an idiot and I don't care about anyone but myself. PS: No dogs!
      Moss: That's good.
      Roy: What's yours?
      Moss: Mine didn't look any good now.
      Roy: Go on.
      Moss: I'm going to murder you... you bloody woman.
      Roy: Might want to play a bit hard to get.

    • Moss: If you were a serial killer, what would your nickname be? Mine would be "The Gardener", because I'd always leave a rose at the scene of the crime.
      Roy: What would your murder weapon be?
      Moss: (thinks for a minute) A hammer.

  • NOTES (0)


    • 50:50

      The title of this episode comes from one of the Helplines available in the quiz show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, which is featured.