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The IT Crowd

Season 2 Episode 1

The Work Outing

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 24, 2007 on Channel 4
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'Dashing' Philip drops in from the sixth floor to ask Jen to the theatre, but a possible date turns into a work outing when Moss and Roy also get invites. The evening spirals towards disaster, leaving Jen to wonder whether Philip is who he claims to be.moreless

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  • "you look a little bit like a man"

    When she see's Roy in the wheelchair, and then turn's around and see's Moss at the bar, i laugh hysterically for a least a full minute, and have yet to hear the rest of the dialog in that scene, and then when Roy is slowly lifted up in the van? so funny..
  • Best episode of IT Crowd bar none

    An absolute laugh-out-loud classic episode, from start to finis - of this series and most other series too. The cheering of the audience in the end credits says it all.

    This is the one that made me a fan for the rest of the IT Crowd's run

    And now ... on 3 ... "Willies, Willies"
  • ''I'm disabled''

    I simply loved this episode. I honestly believe this was the best IT Crowd episode. I gotta admit some of the jokes were very expected, yet it still made me laugh.

    This was the perfect part for Roy to play and he nailed it. He absolutely nailed it. Making his voice crack, looking all funerable and simply saying ''I'm disabled'' a few times made this episode a million times better.
  • The Work Outing

    "It's a gay musical called gay."

    Oh, man, where do I start with this episode? A defining 30 minutes of television for The IT Crowd, one that secured my position as a loyal fan of the cult-favorite British sitcom. An excellent parody of musicals here, Graham Linehan nailed the stupidity of that genre perfectly.

    And then there were all the signature mishaps and misunderstandings, channeling Three's Company a little bit. Moss posing as an employee, Roy pretending to be disabled, just brilliant writing, no other way to describe it.

    Even Jen's attempted romance was not bad here. They hit on all cylinders tonight.moreless
  • Funny but not as good as some of the season 1 episodes.

    I felt just a little disappointed with this episode of the IT Crowd. It just didn't seem as funny as the last one in season 1 where I laughed out loud a lot more. Certainly it had some moments of hilarity like when Roy pretended to be disabled and Moss used the staff toilets and ended up as a member of staff. The gay jokes were perhaps a bit too much and the scene at the end with Philip and Jen was telegraphed from the beginning. I have to say that it was still worth watching though, especially the second half.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Roy: I'm disabled!
      Theater worker: How?
      Roy: How what?
      Theater worker: How are you disabled?
      Roy: Leg disabled!
      Theater worker: Do you have a wheelchair?
      Roy: Yes!
      Theater worker: Where is it?
      Roy: Stolen!
      Theater worker: How did they get in?
      Roy: I don't know!

    • Philip: Do you like the theatre?
      Moss: Never been. But I've always liked the idea of the theatre. The smell of the grease, the roar of the paint. I've often thought if I hadn't ended up in computers, I would have gone into the theatre.
      Philip: But you've never been to see a play.
      Moss: No.
      Philip: Why not?
      Moss: Never had the interest.

    • Jen: May I ask how you became disabled?
      Roy: Acid.

    • Jerome: (in a bad Irish accent) Well you'll love dis, it's great craic!
      Roy: I'm mad for craic!

    • Moss: What are we doing, Roy? This isn't us; it takes place in the past.
      Roy: Forget the play. Philip knows the cast; it's all about the backstage party afterwards. Those things are great. You just have to go up to everyone, tell them they were brilliant and it's free white wine all night.

    • Roy: (looking at a poster) A gay musical, called Gay. That's quite gay. Gay musical? Aren't all musicals gay? This must be like the gayest musical ever made.

    • Richmond: (walking out of his cupboard) Oh, hello, where are you lot off to?
      Moss: (pointing) Oh, look, Richmond's still alive!
      Roy: We're going to the theatre. Hey, do ya wanna come? (Jen slaps him)
      Richmond: Oh, no. No thank you. And you shouldn't go either.
      Jen: Why not?
      Richmond: An ill wind is blowing. Last night I was stirred from my slumber by a crow calling three times. (impersonates a crow) Caw, caw... Well you know what a crow sounds like. Passing to my window, I trod on a piece of Lego; oh it went right in my heel. Turning on my television set I noticed the reception wasn't great, not terrible, just not great. Hear me well; no good can come of your trip to the theatre tonight. No good at all! And if you ask me (turns round to see everyone has left) That's just bloody rude!

    • Jen: It's a date, I'm sure it is. Why else would he ask me out?
      Moss: Well, don't take this the wrong way, but could he have thought you were a man?

    • Jen: (to Philip) So, what brings you to my lair… Not that I'm some sort of animal… Or, maybe I am.

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