The IT Crowd

Season 2 Episode 5

Smoke and Mirrors

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 21, 2007 on Channel 4
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When Jen loses concentration during a board meeting due to a faulty bra, Moss overcomes his fear of ladies' underwear and plots a way out of Reynholm Industries by inventing a flawless bra.

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  • The IT Crowd gives us another really funny episode to enjoy.

    The IT Crowd remains consistently hilarious every week. This week Moss invents a bra after Jen complains about one of hers. There follows a load of hilarious scenes including Moss talking to a journalist when he is mnistaken for an MOD spokesman who is meant to be commenting on the Iraq war, another scene with Jen in a meeting shouting that her t1ts are on fire and the scene at Dragon's Den where Moss gets the bra out of the briefcase and it catches fire. I laughed out loud several times during the episode it was that good. Brilliant stuff!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Roy: How do you feel? Do you feel ready?
      Moss: My middle name is ready. No, that doesn't sound right. I eat ready for breakfast.

    • Jen: You owe me, Moss. Helen Bewley has gone away thinking I was a stripper hired as a prank.

    • (In the meeting.)
      Helen: Are you okay, Jen?
      Jen: My tits. Oh, whoo, hoo, my tits are hot. Oh they're really, really hot. Oh my tits are on fire!

    • Jen: Guess who I'm about to meet now? Helen Bewley. Oh, come on. She took that football team to court for institutional sexism. Won massive damages and now she's head CEO of BHDR Industries.
      Moss: Sorry, I kind of switched off after the word, football.

    • Moss: Donning clothes over a bad bra is like building a house without laying a foundation. It's just a false economy. And an ill-fitting bra could well ruin your otherwise painstakingly selected ensemble.
      Jen: Wow. you really know your stuff.
      Moss: Thank you.
      Roy: Google?
      Moss: Yeah.

    • Moss: Ah, well prepare to put mustard on those words for you will soon be consuming them along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame set at gas mark egg on your face. I sort of forgot what I was talking about.

    • Moss: I'm sorry. I'm confused. When can I start talking about my bra? (Moss holds his bra up).

    • Jen: Where did you get pizza?
      Roy: (smiling) Some idiot left it in the toilet!

    • Moss: I don't wanna do it! I feel trapped, like a moth in a bath.

    • Moss: Who am I Roy? I'm a ghost, I'm a shadow, I'm gone.

    • Moss: I call it the abracada-BRA.

    • Roy: Is this another one of your inventions?
      Moss: Maybe.
      Roy: What was the last one, oh yeah, a ladder to help moths escape from the bath. How is that useful?
      Moss: How's that not useful?
      Roy: Moths don't get stuck in the bath.
      Moss: Yes. They. Do!
      Roy: Even if that were true. It's just not in their nature to learn how to use a ladder. They have wings!

    • Roy: I can see why you've been having problems, see, this isn't actually a computer, it's a briefcase.

    • Douglas: (looking at a CD) The Ordinary Boys, where do they get these crazy names?

    • Moss: (collapsed on the floor) What happened?
      Jen: Sometimes I forget I'm not just working with other women.
      Moss: No, no, it's my fault; I really ought to be able to listen to a woman talking about bras without... (faints again)
      Jen: Moss, Moss...
      Moss: Oh, hello, good morning, here I am. There we go. (Jen helps him stand up) Oh yeah, sorry. Yeah, the first time I, I wasn't expecting you to start talking about bras and then, the second time it just came as a bit of a surprise to hear myself talking about them. It's been a rollercoaster!

    • Jen: (to Moss) You're very late. It's been crazy down here, we've had a call.

    • Jen: If you type "google" into Google you can break the internet - so please... no one try it, even for a joke.

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