The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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The Speech 

Annoyed by the fact that Jen has inexplicably been declared the Employee of the Month, Moss and Roy play a prank on her to expose her ignorance about the Internet. Douglas and a hot newswoman with a secret past fall madly in love.

Director:

Graham Linehan

Writer:

Graham Linehan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Chris O'Dowd ... Roy Trenneman
Richard Ayoade ... Maurice Moss
Katherine Parkinson ... Jen Barber
Matt Berry ... Douglas Reynholm
Lucy Montgomery ... April
Tom Binns Tom Binns ... Nolan
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Storyline

Jen has to give a speech when she is named the employee of the month so Moss and Roy give her the Internet in a box to use as a visual aid. Meanwhile, Douglas begins a wild love affair with a reporter who is interviewing him and she used to not be a beautiful woman. Written by David Foss

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Douglas is interviewed and asked why he likes Churchill, he says "I just like the way he goes, 'Ah, yes. Ah, yes'". This is a reference to the Churchill insurance commercials, which feature a talking bulldog bobblehead for a mascot. See more »

Quotes

Moss: Roy, I spoke to the Elders of the Internet not one hour ago. I told them about Jen winning Employee of the Month and they were so impressed that they wanted to do whatever they could to help.
Jen: Wait a minute. The "Elders of the Internet"? The Elders of the Internet know who I am? You've got to let me have it!
Roy: No, Jen, I'm sorry. It's just too risky.
Jen: Oh, please, Roy!
Roy: Well... Moss, has it been completely demagnetised?
Moss: By Stephen Hawking himself. Who sends his congratulations, by the way.
Roy: Well, if it's ...
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Turning the Page
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Music by Mike Marshall
KPM Music Ltd
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Waste My Time
11 July 2020 | by welambert01See all my reviews

As a rule I don't waste my time on episodes. If you are a fan British comedy? This is the episode where cerebral comedy at it best. Monty Python would be proud. The fight scene can only be appreciated after multiple viewing. Iran and I'm a man is why British comedy is the best.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (UK) See more »

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Color:

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