The IT Crowd: Season 1, Episode 3

Fifty-Fifty (10 Feb. 2006)

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When Roy gets dumped after a date, he starts believing that girls go for "bad boys" and creates a fake profile on a dating site and, surprisingly, gets a response. Meanwhile, Jen starts flirting with a security guard.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hannah Bourne ...
Daniel Carey
Chris Tarrant ...
Chris Tarrant (voice)
Bennet Thorpe ...


Deciding that women only like bad boys Roy goes on a blind date with a changed image as a womanizer. Security guard Daniel, impressed by Jen's trivia knowledge, asks her to be his Phone a Friend when he goes on TV quiz show 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' but unfortunately she gets flustered when he asks for a date on live TV and makes a fool of herself. Nonetheless Roy and Jen plan to take their dates to dinner at a smart restaurant but, due to a mix-up over names, go to an inferior joint and the dates walk out on them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The creator and director of the series, Graham Linehan, appears in "Messy Joe's" as one of the mariachi band members. He is the heavier of the three with the mustache that sings into the camera. See more »


When Roy first finds about Jen getting Daniel's question wrong, his glasses change in between exchanges. This could be deliberate, but the speed at which they exchange words makes it absurdly humorous. See more »


Moss: You're not going to Adam and believe this!
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


The IT Crowd Theme
Performed by Sid & The Comeds
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A series of unfortunate events.
20 November 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Roy's been out on a date with Patricia, a receptionist, it's not gone terribly well, throughout he had a lump of chocolate on his face, Patricia had the wrong idea. The news spreads at work, Jen finds it particularly funny, she also has her eye on dishy security guard Daniel. Roy is convinced women don't go for nice guys, they want a bad lad, they even bet twenty quid on it. Jen gets a date with Daniel, so she thinks, but she turns out to be his phone a friend on Who wants to be a Millionaire.

The whole situation is well conceived and it plays out really well, the scenes at Messy Joe's are hilarious, and Oliver Chris does a great job as the unlucky Security guard. You can sympathise with the annoyance his character felt towards the clown, I'm sure we've all been in a restaurant like that!


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