What do you get when you remake a popular British sitcom in Germany? A translated copy of the original, apparently. At least, that's what this video will have you believe…
We can forgive the German IT Crowd (creatively titled Das iTeam) for recasting the same characters and imitating the original set because, let's face it; it wouldn't be a remake if it didn't share some similarities. But recounting past scenes almost word-for-word is just darn lazy! Check out this example for further proof. On the plus side, if you're thinking of learning the language this could be a useful joke-cracking tool.
Nothing's changed, except that scruffy Roy (Chris O'Dowd) has been dumped and left heartbroken. While he broods over photos of his lost love (actually, he's airbrushed her out), Jen (Katherine Parkinson) contemplates ditching her geeks for an entertainments officer position. Job in the bag, it doesn't go well. That is, until unlikely saviour Moss (Richard Ayoade) helps her woo clients (whose expectations of The Vagina Monologues the ...Read more
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Speaking at a press screening last night, The IT Crowd's creator told The Guardian that after single-handedly writing the show's first four seasons, he hopes to hire help penning the next.
Unusual as it is for shows to be re-commissioned this early The IT Crowd has proved its worth. Having already won an Emmy for best international comedy the series, starring Katherine Parkinson and Richard Ayoade, also won a BAFTA last year.
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 underof every company - the IT Department. In 2008, The IT Crowd won the Rose D'Or for Best Comedy.moreless