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.


Graham Linehan


Graham Linehan


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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


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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24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

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Moss hears Jen and Roy debating whether Phillip is gay and, jumping to a false conclusion, says "Everyone knows. And what's more he's been gay since Wham". Moss is referring to George Michael, whose sexual orientation was a subject of speculation until 1998 when he was arrested in an L.A. public restroom for 'lewd behavior'. See more »


When Philip is introduced to Moss, Jen and Roy, he immediately detects that Roy is Irish.

This cannot be possible because Roy mumbles "Hello" so softly that the audience can barely hear him. It's not possible for Philip to have heard him very well or to have determined from the single word that he was from Ireland. See more »


Richmond: An ill wind is blowing. Last night I was stirred from my slumber by a crow calling three times. Caw... caw... well you know what a crow sounds like. Passing to my window, I trod on a piece of lego. Oh, it went right in the heel. Turning on my television set, I noticed the reception wasn't great. Not terrible, just not great. Hear me well, no good can come of your trip to the theatre tonight, no good at all. And if you ask me...
[turns around and notices that everybody's gone]
Richmond: That's just bloody ...
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Hilarious, side splitting. Amazing episode.
20 November 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Office has had a makeover, Jen introduces Philip to the boys, he invites Jen to the Theatre, the boys invite themselves along. Roy and Moss think Philip's gay man, they arrive at the Theatre and find the play is called 'Gay.' Roy decides it's not for him, and ends up in an Ambulance, Moss ends up as a member of staff.

This rates as one of the best episodes of the IT crowd, it's hilarious, absolutely laugh out loud funny. From start to finish it's just amazing.

Morris's banter with the actor is hysterically funny. Some of the one liners are brilliant, 'I just paid a pound not to go to the toilet.'

It's always been a funny show, but this episode is top notch. 10/10

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