The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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Jen starts at Reynholm industries as the IT Manager. But it turns out she dosen't know anything about computers.


Graham Linehan


Graham Linehan




Episode complete credited cast:
Chris O'Dowd ... Roy Trenneman
Richard Ayoade ... Maurice Moss
Katherine Parkinson ... Jen Barber
Christopher Morris ... Denholm Reynholm (as Chris Morris)
John Willie Hopkins John Willie Hopkins ... Postman
Nancy Lodder Nancy Lodder ... Office Girl
Laura Pyper ... Laura
Pete Deagle Pete Deagle ... Office Worker


Arriving for a job at Reynholm Industries, Jen Barber bluffs her way through her interview by Denholm Reynham by claiming an extensive knowledge of computers and is hired, acting as supervisor to Roy and Moss in the IT department. They soon see through her lie and are about to expose her but decide against it when Denholm announces that he will sack anybody who does not display teamwork. As exposing Jen's lack of computer skills would be considered a lack of teamwork, Roy claims they were there to inform Denholm of the new voice activation they have installed on his computer, which is untrue. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Jen shows her poor command of language when she says "You're used to being social piranhas". A piranha is a small voracious fish. A pariah is a social outcast, not merely disliked but someone to be actively avoided. See more »


Jen rides down to the basement on the elevator, which is the bottom floor. However, when the door opens, there are two buttons next to the elevator (up and down). There should only be one, as it is the bottom floor and passengers cannot go down. See more »


Denholm: Team! Team, team, team, team, team. I even love saying the word 'team'. You probably think this is a picture of my family? No! It's a picture of The A-Team. Bodie, Doyle, Tiger, the Jewellery Man.
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »


The A-Team Theme
Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
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As funny today as it was back then.
20 November 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Jen has been interviewed at Reynholm industries, and is offered the job of the IT manager. She's lied about her technical knowledge on her CV, and is soon found out to have no IT knowledge at all. Sent down to the basement she meets her team, Roy Trenneman and Maurice Moss, a pair of socially awkward nerds. Her skills lie in being a people's person, she attempts to raise their profile by holding a drinks party, sadly the boys get it wrong.

It's so hard to believe this was made back in 2006, watching it again it feels as fresh, new and funny as when it first aired. The Amsterdam snaps are hilarious.

They're a magical bunch of actors, they're all slick, blessed with excellent timing, and the gags are plentiful.

Great start to what it a much missed brilliant show. 8/10

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3 February 2006 (UK) See more »

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