Return of the Moss: Best ‘The IT Crowd’ Gags

The IT Crowd

Fans of British sitcom The IT Crowd have been waiting three years for this. The show is returning — after a hiatus that would make the wait between Mad Men seasons feel like a commercial break — for a one-off finale on Sep. 27. We’re dying to see what the Reynholm Industries IT department have been up to (and what they think about the iPhone 5c launch). While we wait these last few agonizing days for the return of Roy (Chris O’Dowd), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), and Moss (Richard Ayoade), let’s take a look back at some of their best moments.

“This, Jen, is the Internet.”

Roy and Moss lend tech-virgin Jen “the Internet” for her Employee of the Month presentation, but only after a blessing from the “elders” and a de-magnetizing by Stephen Hawking, of course.

Looking normal: easier said than done.

Jen, thrilled to be dating a “proper normal,” is less than thrilled to have to invite her work mates to a couples dinner party. But, socially-challenged nerd or not, who doesn’t feel awkward in situations like these?

“Wow. A gun!”

Reynholm heir Douglas (Matt Berry) finds a hidden note and emergency handgun in his father’s old desk and tests it out in the safest way possible. 

0118 999 881 999 119 725…3

Of course the easier-to-remember phone number for England’s new-and-improved Emergency Services shows up in another episode. It’s so catchy!

Roy describes humanity, concisely and accurately.

Well, he does.

Moss accepts a challenge.

Street Countdown is much the same as the regular British game show Countdown, except we play it on the street. And it can get awfully chilly. Moss has his thermals on though, so he’s ready to roll.

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