The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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Bad Boys 

Moss and Roy blow off work and miss a party at work they really, really needed to attend, especially since instead they wander into a restricted zone where police suspect an abandoned package is a bomb.

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
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Margaret Cabourn-Smith ... Social Worker
Sophie Colquhoun ... Nikki
Kevin Eldon ... French Tech Support
Marcus Garvey ... Bomb Disposal
Chris Hayward Chris Hayward ... Ben Genderson
Liam Hourican ... Security Guard
Adam Leese ... Barry
Marc Small Marc Small ... Policeman
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Storyline

Roy, having bet Jen he can go all day without saying 'Have you tried switching it off and on again?' and Moss are caught up in a bomb scare in town, which they use to play truant from work, Moss stealing some 'Grand Design' DVDs from a store. Back at the office Jen is subject to hiring and firing chief Ben Genderson threatening to sack her. Moss is arrested but when the bomb deactivating robot fails to work Roy says 'Have you tried switching it off and on again?', thus losing his bet though Douglas was too busy watching the bomb coverage on TV to sack anybody and the 'bomb' package turns out to be a balloon - which scares Roy when it goes 'pop'. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2010 (UK) See more »

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(DVD)

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Color
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Trivia

The bomb disposal robot is a Vanguard MK2 Remote Operated Vehicle from the Allen-Vanguard Corp. See more »

Goofs

We are told that Roy has a fear of balloons, yet previously, when shooting the geek calendar, he was quite happily taking photos in a room filled with balloons. See more »

Quotes

Moss: I didn't bunk off so I could do some flipping perusing. I wanna taste the apple, Roy. I want to bite the electric tiger's tail and ride it until the end of the mother flipping line!
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Soundtracks

The IT Crowd Theme
(uncredited)
Performed by Sid & The Comeds
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I didn't laugh once
10 August 2010 | by sauron256See all my reviews

Since season 1 this show has been going downhill fast. This is probably the worst episode yet. It appears that the show's writers have stopped trying, and instead of geek jokes they have decided that every episode should be about geeks getting into some unusual situation.

Honestly I get the feeling that the "studio audience" must be comprised of either a room full of people and laughing gas, or else it's canned laughter. There is something not quite right when the laugh track bursts out into hysterical laughter over a man using the word "bloody".

It may be kinder to just put this show down after this season, as it is obvious that the producers, writers and actors just couldn't be bothered trying any more.


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