The IT Crowd

Season 2 Episode 4

The Dinner Party

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 14, 2007 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

Jen has found love, and is giving a dinner party with her new boyfriend to six of their single friends. But when the three male invitees drop out at the last moment, Jen is forced to call upon Moss, Roy and Richmond.

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  • Hilarious dinner party scenario.

    This series has been a delight and this episode a classic among many. It was brilliantly written and the acting was superb. Moss and Roy are just genius and it was great to see Richmond have more to do than is usually the case. It was really funny to see them all chatting up the girls at the dinner party. Thankfully Jen saw through the pompous idiot that was Peter File and of course there were loads of gags based on his name. This just has to be some of the best TV comedy around right now and really hard to beat.moreless
  • Jen hosts a dinner party.

    I've made it clear in numerous reviews when other programs have done this that the dinner party is an overdone concept that is just too generic for my taste. That being said, my bias could not get in the way of me enjoying that episode. Richmond was given more time than usual here and he flourished with it. Noel Fielding is such a talented comedic actor and almost all of his lines just have you in stitches. Of course Moss was great as well yelling that he was tired when he instantly sat down, and defending how he washed his hands upon his quick return from the bathroom.

    The "Peter File" scene was just perfectly acted out as well. You won't find brilliant writing like this anywhere else on TV and as far as The IT Crowd goes this may be the show's finest episode ever.moreless
Sarah Hadland

Sarah Hadland


Guest Star

Orla Hannon

Orla Hannon


Guest Star

Orlando Seale

Orlando Seale

Peter File

Guest Star

Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Moss: I said, do you think you'll die if you drink wee?
      Richmond: I don't know, but it's a bloody good question.

    • Jen: So, who's for dessert?
      Roy: (looking at the bowl and spoon in his hands) Isn't this dessert?
      Jen: No, that's tartare sauce.

    • Jen: I'm sitting you beside Margaret.
      Moss: Margaret. From her name I presume she's a lady?
      Jen: Yes. She's very nice. She got divorced recently, but I should say when she's had a few drinks, she tends to get a bit ... over-excited.
      Moss: needs to go to the toilet a lot. Yeah, that happens to me. I try to think of something dry, that helps. Like a desert or Shredded Wheat.

    • Roy: (to Jen) That was some ... oh, buying the same sort of cheese. Oh you made a twenty minute story out of it. have you thought of adapting it into a film?

    • Richmond: (to Jessica) You know when you laugh I can see the outline of your skull. You have a beautiful skull.

    • Jen: If this evening is going to work in anyway, you need to pretend to be normal people, yeah? Keep the conversation about things that will interest everybody, you know, nothing about memory or RAM.
      Moss: Memory is RAM! Oh dear!

    • Roy: Here ya go. (hands Jen a plastic bag with a bottle of wine)
      Jen: Thank you Roy. (takes the bottle out of the bag) Oh Lovely, white wine. I've never seen a wine actually called white wine before. Thank you, Roy. What are you drinking?
      Roy: Er, red wine. Please.
      Jen: Richmond?
      Richmond: Oh, do you have any absinthe?
      Jen: No.
      Richmond: I only drink absinthe.
      Jen: Absinthe, no. Red wine, white wine, Carlsberg…
      Richmond: Oh, Carlsberg, perfect.

    • Moss: Well done! You've bagged a normal.
      Jen: Yes, he is a proper normal isn't he? He's taking me to Paris this weekend.

    • Roy: Ar, New York, the city of apples.

  • NOTES (1)


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