The IT Crowd: Season 1, Episode 5

The Haunting of Bill Crouse (24 Feb. 2006)

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Jen goes on a bad date with a coworker. She doesn't want to talk to him so she tells Moss to lie to him. Moss tells him that Jen is dead.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Reynholm (as Chris Morris)
Jim Alexander ...
Bill Crouse
Pete Deagle ...
Office Worker
Cheryl Fergison ...
David Garfield ...
Small Paul
Nathan Harmer ...
Sombre Guy
Nancy Lodder ...
Weeping Woman
Bennet Thorpe ...
Office worker
Charlotte Weston ...
Jack Whitam ...
Awful Man


In an effort to stop office Lothario Bill Crouse pursuing her Jen asks Moss to make up an excuse for her so he tells Bill that Jen has died. Unfortunately Jen is unaware of this and carries on working, being mistaken for a ghost. After Roy has tried to pull the glamorous Julie from the fifth floor but only succeeded in attracting Judy, the chubby cleaner, a memorial service is held for Jen, complete with a musical tribute from Elton John. Still unaware that she is meant to be dead Jen attends, believing it to be the Employee of the Month presentation. However Small Paul has genuinely died so the service is altered to cater for him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Bill gets home, he decides to drink a glass of whiskey. After he sees what he believes is the ghost of Jen, he panics and falls on the floor, however, we neither see the glass fall, nor do we hear it break, though he had it in his hand earlier. See more »


Roy: I used to work as a waiter. If anyone was ever rude to me, I used to carry their food around in my trousers.
Jen: Oh, my God. Before you brought it to their table?
Roy: [sarcastically] No, after.
Roy: Of course, before! Why would I do it after?
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Spoofs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »


Small Paul Song
Written by Neil Hannon
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A truly great comedy. If you've never seen it watch it as soon as possible.
20 August 2013 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This was a truly excellent show. There are great one liners and many memorable scenes throughout all four series scenes. Each of the main characters were strong and funny by themselves but put them together with a great script and this is the result, TV excellence. The Work Outing and The Haunting of Bill Crouse are my personal favourites.I was disappointed that the show ended when it did but perhaps it ended at the right time. There have been other shows that continued way past their time. the shows writer, (Graham Lineham) also wrote Father Ted and there are one or two scenes that are somewhat similar . For me there hasn't been a finer comedy in many years. Not to be missed.

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