The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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Aunt Irma Visits 

Jen has her period and she starts to see the same symptoms in the boys. They say that it's impossible but they reconsider after they start having the same symptoms as Jen. They're even given their own website after talking about it online.


Graham Linehan


Graham Linehan


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Episode complete credited cast:
Chris O'Dowd ... Roy Trenneman
Richard Ayoade ... Maurice Moss
Katherine Parkinson ... Jen Barber
Noel Fielding ... Richmond
Christopher Morris ... Denholm Reynholm (as Chris Morris)
Frances Barber ... Doctor Mendall
Peter Serafinowicz ... Newsreader (voice)


For Jen it is the time of the month when she suffers heavy period pains which she names Aunt Irma. Somehow Moss and Roy get sympathy pains, broadcasting the fact on the Internet and becoming celebrities, even sparking off Aunt Irma riots world-wide. Moss has been seeing the firm's psychiatrist Dr Mendall, who confesses to having feelings for him which lead her to end their sessions. To celebrate the successful completion of the Icarus Project Reynhams throws a party where all the staff get very drunk. Next morning Moss is seen coming out of Jen's bathroom whilst Roy wakes up with Dr Mendall and Denholm with Richmond. Written by don @ minifie-1

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3 March 2006 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Moss is in the Psychiatrist's office and scans the cork-board for words, is a nod to the movie The Usual Suspects. See more »


When Roy returns to the IT office after stealing from the vending machine, he doesn't have the electronic device he used to scam the items out of the vending machine. Its unlikely that he would not take it with him. See more »


Roy: Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Roy: Have you tried sticking it up your arse?
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To be continued... See more »


References Beaches (1988) See more »


Disco Revue
Music by Christian Padovan, Stéphane Huguenin and Yves Sanna
Kosinus Music
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Cracking way to end series 1, hilarious!
20 November 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Denholm is a happy boss Project Icarus has been profitable. A thank you party is held, but the IT crowd are forgotten. Jen is suffering with PMT and so are the boys, they fail to grasp the situation, the phrase being 'Aunt Irma is visiting.' Moss is having to attend therapy after telling everyone previously that Jen had died, he fancies therapist Doctor Mendall. A silly email from Moss regarding Aunt Irma starts a riot. A crazy night out sees Jen end up with Moss, and Roy end up with Doctor Mendall.

Some utterly hilarious lines, 'I've fallen to the communists,' 'I am closed for maintenance,' 'I am closed for business.'

Having the wonderfully glamorous Frances Barber was a great move, foxy and funny, she's a legend! Chris O'Dowd is at his wonderful perfect best in this one!

Brilliant brilliant episode! 9/10

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