The IT Crowd

Season 3 Episode 5


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 19, 2008 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

The guys discover the world of social networking, but Jen soon learns that it might not have been a good idea to teach them about it. Also, Moss has a go at being Jen's husband and Roy battles a nemesis.

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  • TOO FUNNY........

    The best episode of season 1 by far. Forgotten how good this show was until I discovered it all there on NETFLIX!!

  • Great episode about getting hooked on the Friendface social networking site.

    What a funny episode! The whole social networking addiction thing was focussed in on here with hilarious consequences. Jen meets up with an old school friend and finds herself lying about how successful her life has been. Roy meets up with an old girlfriend that wears too much make up and looks like The Joker when she cries. Moss finds that his mum is also on Friendface and can't refuse her friend request. Moss goes along with Jen to party to pretend to be her husband and there are some exquisite moments when he's talking to Jen's friends. Finally Douglas comes in and we find out that he's been having an affair with Jen's old school chum. Brilliant!moreless
  • Friendface ruins the lives of Jen, Moss and Roy.

    Just when I was saying to myself how this episode could only get better if Douglas showed up in he comes wearing tight pants and groping women.

    I was happy to see the return of the short advertisements as well as we all know how funny the anti-piracy and new emergency phone numbers were.

    But oh man too many great lines to remember here. I was going to say how this episode seemed very similar to an installment of The Big Bang Theory this season where Penny got addicted to online gaming (here Jen got hooked on social networking) but the plot eventually grew to a much deeper point. We saw Moss pretend to be Jen's wife and as personable and amicable as his false behavior was, he also spouted some great lines saying how she was a prostitute in bed and how Terry was out of line for asking if he was seeded.

    The one weak link here was Roy as his storyline was not particularly interesting, but I did like his final comment calling Moss a joker, only to upset his ex-girlfriend in the process.

    The IT Crowd is just unbelievably brilliant and hilarious and it's a shame to see it come to an end next week.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Terry: I think Deline might be sleeping with someone else.
      Moss: No. She's just over there.
      Terry: I mean, this is just between ourselves.
      Moss: Of course.
      Terry: Little clues here and there. Things only a husband would pick up. Like someone wrote a message on a Friendface wall. Read, "Can't wait to shag your arse off again soon". I don't know. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.

    • Jen: So. You remember what to do?
      Moss: Big you up to the max.
      Jen: By?
      Moss: Listing your fictional achievements.
      Jen: And?
      Moss: Saying how lucky I am to have met you and talking about our sweet sex life.
      Jen: Maybe not the last one. We don't want to sound too smug.
      Moss: Hey. If I'm pretending to be married, I'm pretending to be sexually active.

    • Roy: Why didn't you just not accept her as a friend?
      Moss: What? Are you an animal? I can't turn down a friend request from my mum.

    • Roy: Oh no, it's all coming back to me now. She used to slap it on with a trowel.
      Jen: (as she applies more lipstick) Why don't women have the confidence to know that less is more?
      Roy: Then, when she started crying, it all ran down her face. It was like breaking up with the Joker.

    • Jen: (about Friendface) You can catch up on old friends. You can flirt with people.
      Moss: I think I've got better things to do than talk to friends and flirt with people, thank you very much.
      Jen: You can play Scrabble online with it.
      Roy: It's just another way of shoving advertising in your face, Jen. Don't do it. You'll regret it.
      Jen: It might be a great way to meet women. All the girls on 7 are on it.
      Moss: I'm in!
      Jen: What?
      Moss: I've joined.
      Roy: That was quick.
      Jen: It's what you said about Scrabble. I'm in a game now.
      Roy: I'm in!
      Jen: What?
      Roy: I've joined.
      Jen: What about the advertising?
      Roy: Oh advertising doesn't have any effect on me, Jen, I tune it out.

    • Deline: What do you do Moss?
      Moss: I'm a professional tennis player.
      Jen: Yeah, he doesn't like talking about it though.
      Moss: I do.
      Terry: Where do you play?
      Moss: Where don't I play?
      Deline: Wimbledon?
      Moss: I don't play there.
      Terry: Are you seeded Moss?
      Moss: Bit of a personal question Terry, but yes I'm highly seeded. We have two lovely children Zenith and Quasar.

    • Moss: (discussing Jen) I loved this world-traveled high earner. A woman in the living room, a chef in the kitchen, a prostitute in the bedroom.

    • Jen: Roy, do you have any attractive, successful looking friends?
      Roy: No.
      Jen: What, none at all?
      Roy: No.
      Jen: Oh God, well maybe you could help me then.
      Roy: Wow, that's flattering.

    • Moss: My mum's on Friendface! My mum! They opened up another channel of communication with my mum!
      Jen: Isn't that good?
      Moss: No, it is not good, she's put down her current mood as sensual.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The 'Roy and his ex-girlfriend' story line alludes the Batman movie series, namely the Joker character.
      In the IT office, Roy speaks to Jen on him breaking up with the girl: "[...] it was like breaking up with the Joker."
      Later when confronted to Moss as Jen's fake husband, Roy cries: "Jen, who is this joker?!"