IT Crowd Episode Guide

The IT Crowd Episode Guide

Season 1 (2006)


Title: Yesterday’s Jam
Episode Number: 1
Original Air Date: Feb, 3 2006

Jen, Katherine Parkinson, is interviewed for a position at Reynholm Industries by Denholm, Christopher Morris. Fooled by her claim on her CV that she has “a lot of experience with computers” Denholm hires her, and while she believes she will be the new Ally McBeal, he banishes her to the basement with “standard nerds” Roy, Chris O’Dowd and Moss, Richard Ayoade. Resistant to the idea of a new manager, and in the belief that Jen knows nothing about computers, Moss and Roy set out to expose her, but when Denholm threatens to fire the whole team over their lack of teamwork, they pretend to get on with her, without exposing her secret. When Denholm asks why they came to see him, Roy invents an alibi that they came to inform him that they had just installed voice-activation software on his computer, and the episode ends with Denholm repeatedly trying to get the computer to respond to his voice.

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Title: Calamity Jen
Episode Number: 2
Original Air Date: Feb, 3 2006

Jen is obsessed with a pair of shoes in a shop window. Despite the fact they are several sizes too small, Jen later sneaks out to buy them. Denholm starts a war on stress, threatening to fire anyone who is still experiencing stress by the end of the day. As a result, the trio are persuaded to attend an anti-stress class which Roy continually disrupts. To avoid being fired, Moss builds a copy of the stress measurement machine from the class, and Roy steals the original. Moss sets the office on fire by using the soldering iron incorrectly, and e-mails the fire brigade for help since he can’t remember their new number (0118 999 881 999 119 7253). Denholm comes down to test Jen on the stress machine, and despite being hysterical due to the fire and her injuries from the shoes, the threat of being fired is enough to save her. The fire brigade eventually arrive after it is revealed that the stress machine was not working.

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Title: Fifty-Fifty
Episode Number: 3
Original Air Date: Feb, 10 2006

Roy’s date with a woman goes horribly wrong after she mistakes some chocolate on his head for faeces. Despite Roy’s insistence that “it’s not shit,” he declares that the woman didn’t like him because women only like “bad boys” and devises a plan to prove his theory by posting a despicable singles ad. After getting many responses, Roy arranges a date with a surprisingly good-looking woman and sets out to act like a “bastard” to progress their relationship. Jen has been impressing the temporary security guard with her fluke-knowledge of obscure facts and after he tells her he will call at a certain time, it is revealed that he has selected her as his “phone a friend” on the quiz show,|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. After being asked out on national television, Jen is presented with the real “big question,” and things inevitably go awry. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: The Red Door
Episode Number: 4
Original Air Date: Feb, 17 2006

Moss finds himself frustrated at repeated theft of his mug so he gets a new mug that no one could possibly steal, as it has a picture of his head on the bottom–but the inevitable happens. After heading upstairs to resolve an IT problem, Roy finds himself in an uncomfortable situation under a female employee’s desk. After Roy calls Moss for help to escape, Jen investigates a strange red door in the department. Despite repeated instruction to not open the door, Jen’s curiosity gets the better of her, and she discovers Richmond (Noel Fielding), a lonely goth and the fourth employee of the IT Department. A series of flashbacks paint a bleak picture of Richmond’s fall from grace at Reynholm Industries – Richmond was Denholm’s right hand man until the death of his father and (coincidentally) his discovery of the dark-wave band Cradle of Filth. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: The Haunting of Bill Crouse
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date: Feb, 24 2006

After a terrible dinner date, Jen finds herself continually trying to avoid Bill “The News” Crouse. She asks self-confessed “terrible liar” Moss to cover for her, and he tells Bill that Jen has died. Moss believes that the problem is solved, but the story quickly gains momentum, and Bill continues to tell anyone who will listen that he was the last person to sleep with Jen. Meanwhile Jen, who is blissfully unaware of Moss’s lie, continues to go about her daily business, but it appears that her spirit is haunting all of Reynholm Industries, especially Bill. Roy is trying to attract the attention of Julie, the attractive girl from the fifth floor (a place Roy refers to as “The Land of the Beautiful People”), but his effort only succeeds in drawing the admiring glances of someone at the opposite end of the scale – Judy, the office cleaner. Elsewhere, Small Paul dies, and the office holds a memorial service for Jen. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Aunt Irma Visits
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date: Mar, 03 2006

Jen’s period (nicknamed “Aunt Irma” and explained to Moss as “the first scene from Carrie”) has unexpected consequences as Moss & Roy begin to suffer sympathy pains. Moss sends an e-mail to everyone in the IT Community explaining the problems Roy and Moss are suffering. The result is a website asking if they have PMT and “Aunt Irma” riots throughout the world. “Project Icarus” is complete and with all the teams assembled before Denholm, everyone is thanked except the IT Department, and Roy and Moss insist that this “always happens.” Moss has been having sessions with the attractive company psychiatrist (whom Roy says looks exactly like his mother), but she informs him that he no longer needs her help. Later, she visits Moss to tell him she stopped seeing him as a patient so she could explore her feelings for him. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Season 2 (2007)


Title: The Work Outing
Episode Number: 1
Original Air Date: Aug, 24 2007

Jen is asked on a date by “Phillip from Six” to watch a play, and when Roy and Moss doubt the heterosexuality of her date, they invite themselves along in the hope of hilarity ensuing. Roy and Moss’s suspicions are further reinforced when the play turns out to be a production of “Gay! – A Gay Musical”, during which the two are mistaken for a couple during the audience participation segment. During the intermission, Moss and Roy find their path to the lavatories blocked by an attendant, so they use the staff and disabled facilities respectively. However, when confronted by the rightful users of the toilets, Roy pretends to be disabled, and Moss a staff member. Jen confronts her date about his sexuality and when Jen mentions his interest in her Heat magazine. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Return of the Golden Child
Episode Number: 2
Original Air Date: Aug, 31 2007

Moss discovers an internet site that calculates when people will die by analysing their personal details. Despite Roy’s refusal to partake, Moss discovers that Roy will die on Thursday at 3pm. Denholm, threatened by the Police who want to investigate “financial irregularities” in the business’s accounts, commits suicide during a meeting, and his funeral is set for the same time. Roy buys a new mobile phone with lots of features but, finding himself disappointed by the weak vibrate setting, he allows Moss to “pimp your phone, girlfriend”. Having set the vibrate function to the highest setting, the phone mistakenly goes off during Denholm’s funeral and to make matters worse, Roy mistakes it for his impending death and reacts accordingly; he screams and swears. Before the funeral, Denholm’s successor announces his plan to fire the entire IT Department because he despises them. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Moss and the German
Episode Number: 3
Original Air Date: Sep, 7 2007

Worried that his life is stagnating, Moss enrolls in a German cookery course. However, it turns out that the advert contained important translation errors, and the German is actually a cannibal who is seeking someone willing to be eaten (a parody of the Armin Meiwes incident). Meanwhile, despite some exaggerated attempts to stop him, Roy is trying to watch a pirated DVD from South Korea, and after his failed attempts, Roy deceptively volunteers to be the German cannibal’s next meal so that he can watch the film on the German cannibal’s impressive home entertainment system. However, when the police raid the house, it seems that the German’s plan is not what the police are interested in. Elsewhere, Jen, who recently started smoking again, finds the only place in the building where she can now enjoy a cigarette. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: The Dinner Party
Episode Number: 4
Original Air Date: Sep, 14 2007

Jen has finally found love with her new boyfriend, Peter File. To celebrate their happiness, they host a dinner party for six of their single friends. Their joy turns to disappointment when all of the men are unable to come, so Jen invites Roy, Moss and Richmond to take their places. The tension is already high before their arrival as Roy and Moss continue to mock Jen’s boyfriend’s name, which has a canny likeness to the word pedophile. On arrival at the house, Jen drills the three of them on how to act normal, and for a while things seem to go well. Moss pairs up with the first of the three single friends, and the two of them inadvertently start acting as if they are married. Richmond unexpectedly hits it off with the second of Jen’s friends, and things go far between them. Roy however is left with what he believes is the “dud card”, a woman who was recently in an accident. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Smoke and Mirrors
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date: Sep, 21 2007

Roy comes back from a stag night wearing lipstick; he passed out and the other men decided to put makeup on him as a prank. Jen loses concentration during an important meeting after wearing a “bad bra” to work. As a result, Moss gets over his usual sensitivity to ladies’ undergarments and with the help of his mother’s underwear drawer, designs the ultimate bra. Naming it the “Abracadabra” and fearing retribution from established bra companies, Moss adopts a pseudonym he has trouble remembering. As the design goes forward, both Jen and Roy help prepare him to pitch his invention on well-known TV series Dragons’ Den, in exchange for a return of the eventual profits. However things start to go down the drain on arrival at the television studio – while waiting to do a TV interview, Moss confuses his pseudonym with the name of a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Men Without Women
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date: Sep, 28 2007

Douglas travels far and wide in his quest to bed Jen and is given a love potion by a mysterious blind Irish sorcerer. On his return to Reynholm Industries, and following a lengthy campaign of pointless phone calls to the basement, Douglas offers Jen a position as his Personal Assistant. Having realised she’s wasting her life in the position she’s in she accepts, but this leaves Moss and Roy free to wreak havoc in the basement as they engage in a day of not wearing trousers and playing a form of golf where Roy tries to pot a ball in Moss’s mouth. However this soon wears thin, and as Douglas continues his efforts to bed Jen, he resorts to the sorcerer’s potion, which turns out to be Rohypnol. Roy and Moss eventually rescue Jen from Douglas’s sexual advances, but soon find themselves threatened by him; she locks them both in with him and pandemonium ensues. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Season 3 (2008)


Title: From Hell
Episode Number: 1
Original Air Date: Nov, 21 2008

Roy goes to Jen’s house to retrieve £5 and recognizes Jen’s builder as a “Builder From Hell”. Afraid he will urinate in her sink, Jen sets out to keep an eye on him. Moss is harassed by a group of teenagers, and Roy tries to teach him how to stand up to them. Douglas, oblivious to the fact he is ruining Reynholm Industries after spending the pension fund on erotic art and gold flakes in the water supply, finds a service revolver and a note from his father telling him to shoot himself if he is too overworked. Jen, with Roy’s help, installs video camers to monitor his movements. Douglas, playing with the gun, shoots himself in the thigh, and after summoning help from Moss, tells him to contact the emergency services. Moss, however, takes the gun, and uses it to threaten the teenagers, leaving Douglas to his own devices. Still struggling from his wound. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Are We Not Men?
Episode Number: 2
Original Air Date: Nov, 28 2008

Roy is puzzled that Moss seems to have mastered cockney football-speak. Moss reveals that it is all done with the help of football translation website ‘bluffball.co.uk’, and the pair try to pass as “proper” men for a couple of days. Having broken the language barrier and passing as knowledgeable football fans, Moss and Roy easily make friends; however, the friendship goes too far when Roy unsuspectingly helps them commit a robbery, making things worse by phoning the police when he does not realise that it is indeed his friends engaged in the misdemeanour. A terrified Roy is subsequently forced to evade the police by driving inside the back of a truck. Later, Roy is hanging out with his new friends and tries to leave, but Moss reveals that Roy indeed rang the police. The pair escape just as the robbers get angry and the police arrive. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Tramps Like Us
Episode Number: 3
Original Air Date: Dec, 5 2008

Jen, Moss and Roy find their lives moving in different directions after a highly disappointing settlement to a sexual harassment lawsuit. Moss suffers a concussion and forgets everything he knows about computers. Jen is interviewed for a new job, but having seemingly enjoyed the perfect interview, is stumped when asked what IT stands for. Having learned that “courage” is not a valid answer, she phones Moss, who appears useless after his concussion and fails to provide an answer. Meanwhile, Roy has been thrown out on the street after being spotted shirtless in the office. The poor man has been forced to find a dirty shirt and jacket. Without his doorpass, he finds himself sleeping homeless (well, officeless) with a small dog for company. Eventually Jen rescues him curled up under a cardboard box and the two head to the office. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: The Speech
Episode Number: 4
Original Air Date: Dec, 12 2008

After winning Employee of the Month, Jen finds herself less than inspired to write the required acceptance speech, and becoming arrogant from her victory, asserts her power in the IT Department. When she eventually turns to Roy and Moss for help, they see an opportunity to humiliate her in front of the whole department when they lend her a visual aid, on loan from the top of Big Ben and completely demagnetized by Stephen Hawking himself – “The Internet”. The duo tell Jen that the Internet, complete with small black box, is completely wireless. Douglas finds the love of his life in the form of April. However, problems follow when he mishears her making a tearful confession that she “used to be a man” (Douglas thought she was “from Iran”). Waiting for Jen’s destruction, Moss and Roy find their prank has backfired when the shareholders hang on Jen’s every word about the Internet. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Friendface
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date: Dec, 19 2008

A new social networking site known as Friendface opens, and Jen inevitably persuades Roy and Moss to become members. The initial interest becomes an obsession when Jen is invited online to a high school reunion and, fearing that she will face ridicule for not being married, she asks Roy to pose as her husband so she can “big herself up”. Roy, however, has already arranged to meet his old girlfriend, so Jen is left with Moss to fill in. At the party, Moss asserts his masculinity in front of Jen’s old school friends, and things appear to be going well. Things are not going so well, however, for Roy, who is having difficulty telling his ex that he is no longer attracted to her. When he eventually tells her, her tears make her makeup appear like that of The Joker, and, remembering Jen’s earlier offer, he tells his ex that he is already in a happy relationship. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Calendar Geeks
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date: Dec, 26 2008

Roy finds himself in heaven when the girls from the seventh floor decide to make a nude calendar as a fundraiser for the “victims of boss-eyed-ness”. Things don’t seem to be able to go any better when Roy is offered the job of photographer, but offended by the idea, Jen complains and persuades the girls to do a calendar of elderly women instead. Jen’s complaints backfire when Douglas makes her personally responsible for making at least a million pounds from the calendar, and as the seventh floor girls have already been dissuaded from the idea by Jen’s philosophy, the only option is for Roy to trick his geeky friends into performing “sexy” poses. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Season 4 (2010)


Title: Jen the Fredo
Episode Number: 1
Original Air Date: Jun, 25 2010

Jen wants to stretch herself in the workplace, so she applies for the post of Entertainment Manager. But when she finds out that amusing her boss Douglas’ business connections has its darker side, she turns to Moss and Roy for help, but Roy just laughs and relates Jen to Fredo from ”The Godfather”. Douglas is given an award from the feminist committee, which turns out to be the “Shithead of the Year” award. Jen has trouble with her new job as she finds Phil, John, and John rather difficult to please, especially after a disappointing visit to a show. Meanwhile, a heartbroken Roy is having trouble coping with the breakup from his girlfriend. Moss has been making his own Dungeons and Dragons game and eventually gets John, John, Roy, and Phil to play, which finally entertains the business connections and helps Roy relieve his depression. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: The Final Countdown
Episode Number: 2
Original Air Date: Jul, 2 2010

Moss appears on the popular quiz show ”Countdown” and beats all previously set records, which leads to an invitation to the “8+ Club”, an exclusive club for exceptional former Countdown contestants. When he arrives at the 8+ club, he is nicknamed “Word” and becomes friends with “Prime”. The club is full of nerd-like men and attractive women. The girls seem attracted to Moss at Roy’s amazement. However, the jealous ex-champion “Negative One” confronts and challenges Moss to Street Countdown, which is (as Prime explains) like Countdown but on the street. Moss eventually wins the challenge. Roy is repeatedly mistaken for a window cleaner by a successful old friend from college, and Roy desperately tries to set him right. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Something Happened
Episode Number: 3
Original Air Date: Jul, 9 2010

Roy hurts his back during a concert and sees a masseur, but the visit takes an unexpected turn when the masseur kisses him “on the arse.” Meanwhile, Douglas becomes a “Spaceologist” and tries to persuade his employees to follow in his footsteps. Jen gets involved with a rock band and falls in love with the emotionally dull and weird keyboard player from the band [[Sweet Billy Pilgrim]]. Douglas, as a “Spaceologist”, makes wishes to the stars: the first wish is to get a helicopter (he ends up buying himself a helicopter), the next wish is to learn how to do tattoos (he buys a book called “Make your own tattoo” and gives himself a tattoo of a helicopter), and the last wish was to have a robot hand (his tattoo became infected, he then got a robot hand. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Italian for Beginners
Episode Number: 4
Original Air Date: Jul, 16 2010

When Roy’s girlfriend sadly explains that her parents died in a fire at a “Sea Parks” stadium during a sea lion show. Roy is confused by this story, and does some research about the stadium online. Moss realizes how much quicker he could answer his phone if he kept it in his shirt pocket, but when he bends over to flush a toilet, his phone drops in. When co-worker Linda is labelled Best Woman, Jen becomes jealous and tells a lie that she can speak Italian, and becomes the translator for a top Italian businessman, Bernatelli. Moss helps her by installing a voice-activated translator on her computer. After Moss sees an iPhone in a toy crane machine, Moss desperately attempts to get it, but ends up trapped inside. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Bad Boys
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date: Jul, 23 2010

Before heading out for lunch with Moss, Roy makes a bet with Jen that he can go an entire day without saying “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”. Roy and Moss decide to have lunch in the park but get delayed on their way back to work owing to a mysterious package on the street, which is believed to be a bomb, so they decide to bunk off work and go to a shopping center. While there, Moss becomes overexcited about being a delinquent for a day, and steals several Grand Designs DVDs before leaving. Roy and Moss become caught in the middle of the bomb scare, rendering Roy motionless with fright and allowing Moss to get arrested for his earlier mischief. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Title: Reynholm vs Reynholm
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date: Jul, 30 2010

Douglas’s second wife Victoria, who disappeared after two weeks of marriage, returns. When he decides to divorce her, she asks for enough money to bankrupt him and Reynholm Industries. Douglas hires Jen instead of a lawyer because her job title is “relationship manager”, and instead of preparing the case, he spends his time sewing a farcical suit to wear in court. Jen aims to protect Douglas with witness statements from Roy, Moss, and Richmond. Roy and Moss are both useless in the witness box due to traumatic legal experiences of their own: Roy in the masseur case in Season 4 Episode 3 and Moss sued by his mother as an 11-year old. To read more and view this episode, click the button….

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Season 5 “Speculative” (2013)


Title: Moss’s Revenge
Episode Number: 1
Original Air Date: Jun, 25 2013

Moss has turned the other cheek one to many times. Fed up with teenagers bullying him in the park, people stealing his mug and not being recognized for his achievements on “Project Icarus”, Moss devises a plan to level the playing field once and for all. Douglas entrusts Jen and Roy to mind his new pet iguana, but while they’re stuck in a staring contest, something awe full happens. All the while, Judy returns looking for Roy as she finally figured out that he really wasn’t dead.

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Title: Jen on Top Gear
Episode Number: 2
Original Air Date: Jul, 2 2013

Jen appears on the hit TV show, Top Gear, and gets to take a new Fiat 500 around the track, but The Stig has other plans. Moss taps into the building’s security camera system and ends up unknowingly recording hours of footage of the woman’s bathrooms. Roy meets a fortune teller who has a heart attack while in the middle of telling him some pretty important information about his life. Douglas’ ex-wife shows up again, but this time she’s hell bent on taking over Reynholm Industries and a lengthy court case ensues. View Episode 2

Title: Bits vs Bytes
Episode Number: 3
Original Air Date: Jul, 9 2013

Moss gets laryngitis while trying for hours to explain the difference between Bits and Bytes to Jen. Douglas, a practicing “Spaceologist”, tries to take over where Moss left off but Beth Gaga Shaggy (no relation to Lady Gaga or Shaggy) steps in and explains “the truth” of it all. Jen finally meets her Mr. Right only to find out he’s her long lost brother, after multiple dates and serious discussions on their future. Moss perfects the ladder he invented for moths stuck in the bath and Roy wants a piece of the profits. View Episode 3

Title: Loaded Gun
Episode Number: 4
Original Air Date: Jul, 16 2013

Douglas is stressed to the breaking point, during the long court case Victoria is dragging him through, when accusations are confirmed as true about him trying to kill her. Jen swears herself to celibacy after having relations with her long lost brother, but Julie on fifth enters into the picture and things get racy! Upon seeing Jen and Julie together, Moss faints, hitting his head and thus begins the Windows vs Mac dream sequence. View Episode 4

Title: Roy’s Break Down
Episode Number: 5
Original Air Date: Jul, 23 2013

Roy says: “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” one to many times, thus begins a montage of him saying the infamous phrase. Roy can’t take it any more and wants to figure out another way to assist people in troubleshooting their Com-puters and breaks down in the process. Moss visits Douglas and Denholm’s grave site to ask for spiritual guidance in doing the right thing, after being approached on moving up the corporate ladder at Reynholm Industries. View Episode 5

Title: Moss becomes CEO of Reynholm Industries
Episode Number: 6
Original Air Date: Jul, 30 2013

An apparition of Denholm and then one of Douglas show themselves to Moss and guide him in becoming the new CEO of Reynholm Industries. Roy, seeing Moss talking to the ghosts, thinks he’s talking to himself and tries to get him help from Dr. Mendel again. Jen gets into a huge discussion about pay rises with Moss again and thinking shes going to be making alot more money, goes on a spending spree that puts her into debtor’s prison. Reynholm Industries will never be the same, the likes of which you have never seen the likes of which. View Episode 6

 

 

Welcome to our The IT Crowd Episode Guide. Here you will find all the synopsis’ and breakdowns of each episode of the hit TV sitcom, The IT Crowd.

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