The IT Crowd: Season 5, Episode 1

The Internet Is Coming (27 Sep. 2013)

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Having learnt from Douglas that the secret of his success is wearing women's slacks Moss buys a pair, which makes him brave and creative. Roy is annoyed that tiny barista Troy is making his... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Parris ...
Juan the Barista
Gareth Morinan ...
Troy the Barista
Raymond Peterfellow
Sanjeev Kohli ...
Shop Assistant
Ashley McGuire ...
Homeless Lady
Daniel Lawrence Taylor ...


Having learnt from Douglas that the secret of his success is wearing women's slacks Moss buys a pair, which makes him brave and creative. Roy is annoyed that tiny barista Troy is making his coffee too milky and they argue, after which Troy falls in front of a van. At the same time Jen accidentally throws coffee over a vagrant, both incidents being captured on camera and posted on the Internet, turning Jen and Roy into global hate figures. Roy also accompanies girlfriend Alice to her grandfather's funeral but overdoes the pepper spray to simulate tears of grief, which, added to his Internet notoriety, is enough for her to dump him. Douglas attempts damage limitation by going on TV's 'The Secret Millionaire' but blows his cover so Moss devises a plan to market the pepper spray and turn his colleagues into heroes. However it backfires and the IT crowd have to clear their desks. Written by don @ minifie-1

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"Game Board" is based on the Internet series "The Dice Tower". The phrase "Shut the fridge!" in the second video is based on The Dice Tower's catchphrase, "Shut the door", which appears at the end of many of their videos. See more »


Reynholm smashes the window of his car to get into it. When he is pulled over by the police later, the window is intact. See more »


Roy Trenneman: Moss, have you seen this video of the baby speaking French?
Maurice Moss: It went viral at 10.30, Roy. Of course I've seen it.
Roy Trenneman: I must have been in the toilet.
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References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »

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The Last Byte: Funny but not all it has been in the past
21 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With everyone getting successful in other projects (particularly O'Dowd) it is a good thing that they go the cast together even if a whole season was not possible. This final special is not the perfect way for the show to bow out though, since it is not as good as it once was. In particular the plotting jumps around a lot and as such feels fragmented. This isn't a problem if it all works well, but it doesn't and as a result it opens itself to having "good bits" and then less good bits. The ideas are a bit all over the place as well and not all of them work in that way – some are silly but build well while others seem forced and go nowhere.

I did still laugh though – not consistently but enough to make me feel like I enjoyed the episode. The cast are on mostly good form. O'Dowd is very funny but as always Ayoade steals it for me with his Moss. Parkinson has one great moment in the episode but mostly seems out of it. Berry is a disappointment – I usually love his bits but the material isn't there for him this time. Nice to see Fielding in there briefly and there are some other nice throwbacks. Generally though it is not what it was. Worth a look for fans and there are some good laughs, but I could probably have lived without this one extra go round.

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