British sitcoms have more variety in their comedy compared to American variety which centres on sex alone. Remember Yes Minister, Mind Your Language, Mr.BeanCome fly with me, all were British.

In that lineup, recently there was “The IT Crowd” which was telecast in the UK around 2006. Discovering this through iTunes I watched this sitcom last week. The story is about what happens in a big business IT (Computer) department, staffed by 2 nerds and their novice manager.

Some of the scenes are quite funny, especially the way they handle support request asking back at users “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” and “Is it definitely plugged in?”. The sitcom also shows some very old computers and equipment, which were nostalgic to see.

Chris O’Dowd &
Richard Ayoade – The IT Crowd

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