The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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The Work Outing 

Jen's new boyfriend invites Roy, Moss and Jen to a controversial theatre play, which creates a series of misunderstandings that end up having unintended consequences of epic proportions.

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Graham Linehan

Writer:

Graham Linehan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Dowd ... Roy Trenneman
Richard Ayoade ... Maurice Moss
Katherine Parkinson ... Jen Barber
Brett Allen ... Donald
Ash Atalla Ash Atalla ... Rampant Gay Man
Nicholas Burns Nicholas Burns ... Jerome
Noel Fielding ... Richmond
Lydia Fox ... Laura
Adam G. Goodwin Adam G. Goodwin ... Barman
Gavin Keenan Gavin Keenan ... Singer
Jamie Michie ... Philip
Guy Porritt Guy Porritt ... Policeman
David Schaal ... Dec
Adrian Schiller ... Judge
Kim Wall ... Manager
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Storyline

Jen is thrilled when the handsome Philip asks her out to the theatre though less so when Roy and Moss also invite themselves along. The play in question is 'Gay', a screamingly camp musical which Moss loves but Jen begins to question Philip's sexuality and is not flattered when he confesses he fancies her because she looks like a man. Roy meanwhile fakes an accident in the disabled toilet which results in his being loaded into a mini-van bound back to Manchester with other disabled play-goers and Jen is surprised to see Moss working behind the bar after he used the staff toilet. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Trivia

Richard Ayoade's wife Lydia Fox plays Laura Knightley, the musical actress. See more »

Quotes

Jen: Oh for God's sake, are you gay? Are you a gay man?
Philip: No!
Jen: Are you?
Philip: No!
Jen: No, brilliant, good. That's all I wanted to know. I don't mind one way or the other, you know, I just like being clear. I don't want any ambiguity.
Philip: What on earth made you think I was gay?
Jen: Well, you know, I can just pull it out of the air. You know, you just brought me to a gay musical, called 'Gay'. You're laughing like mad at every gay reference. Your friends... ALL of whom are gay say hello by tickling you.
Philip: Jen, what century are you...
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Connections

Featured in Charlie Brooker's Wipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The IT Crowd Theme
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Performed by Sid & The Comeds
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Excellence
13 November 2014 | by begobSee all my reviews

I enjoy Linehan's humour - Father Ted, The Fast Show, Black Books, even Hippies - and I've watched the "If you type google into google" clip lots of times. But this show passed me by.

The second half of this episode is the best ten minutes of sitcom. Ever. Not even Seinfeld, including Do The Opposite. I was wiping away tears, but no recovery time before the next laugh, and so on until the credits rolled.

Brilliant example of laying pipe - what they set up early on made the later execution simple and rhythmic. Add in the weird-is-normal humour and you get exponential laughter.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

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