The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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The Internet Is Coming 

In the series finale, Moss discovers the power of women's slacks, while Roy's beef with a little person barista turns him and Jen into social pariahs and global hate figures thanks to the Internet.

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Graham Linehan

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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
Matt Berry ... Douglas Reynholm
Noel Fielding ... Richmond
Rachel Parris ... Alice
Cristian Solimeno ... Juan the Barista
Gareth Morinan Gareth Morinan ... Troy the Barista
Matt King ... Raymond Peterfellow
Ben Moor ... Newton
Sanjeev Kohli ... Booth
Simone McAullay ... Shop Assistant
Ashley McGuire Ashley McGuire ... Homeless Lady
Daniel Lawrence Taylor ... Ben
Giacomo Mancini Giacomo Mancini ... Moses
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Having learned from Douglas that the secret of his success is wearing women's slacks Moss buys a pair, which makes him brave and creative. Roy is annoyed that the tiny barista, Troy, is doing a bad job of making his coffee and they argue, after which Troy runs in front of a van. At the same time, Jen accidentally throws coffee over a tramp. Both incidents are captured on camera and then posted on the Internet, turning Jen and Roy into global hate figures. Roy also accompanies girlfriend Alice to her grandfather's funeral but overuses a pepper spray solution to simulate tears of grief. Douglas attempts to limit the damage done by Roy and Jen by going on "The Secret Millionaire" but blows his cover and gets in trouble with the law partying with minors. Moss devises a plan to market the pepper spray and turn his colleagues into heroes. However, it backfires and the IT crowd thinks they're going to have to clear their desks. When Douglas tells them he has to hide out from the law they ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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27 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

When Moss shows Roy his tear solution the mini fridge has a Guided By Voices sticker referencing when Jen admits she has become a fan and a "nerd conduit." See more »

Goofs

When Jen brings out the box containing "The Internet", it is in perfect shape. In series 3, episode 4, it was smashed in the fight between Douglas and April, causing the ensuing panic and mayhem. See more »

Quotes

Roy Trenneman: You record our emails and tape our phone calls?
Douglas Reynholm: All right, dry your eyes, Bono.
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References The Secret Millionaire (2006) See more »

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Mendelssohn's Funeral March (Trauermarsch)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (uncredited)
[Played on the organ at Alice's grandfather's funeral]
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The Last Byte: Funny but not all it has been in the past
21 October 2013 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

With everyone getting successful in other projects (particularly O'Dowd) it is a good thing that they go the cast together even if a whole season was not possible. This final special is not the perfect way for the show to bow out though, since it is not as good as it once was. In particular the plotting jumps around a lot and as such feels fragmented. This isn't a problem if it all works well, but it doesn't and as a result it opens itself to having "good bits" and then less good bits. The ideas are a bit all over the place as well and not all of them work in that way – some are silly but build well while others seem forced and go nowhere.

I did still laugh though – not consistently but enough to make me feel like I enjoyed the episode. The cast are on mostly good form. O'Dowd is very funny but as always Ayoade steals it for me with his Moss. Parkinson has one great moment in the episode but mostly seems out of it. Berry is a disappointment – I usually love his bits but the material isn't there for him this time. Nice to see Fielding in there briefly and there are some other nice throwbacks. Generally though it is not what it was. Worth a look for fans and there are some good laughs, but I could probably have lived without this one extra go round.


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