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IT Crowd (UK) Coming Back For Season 4 165

Posted by timothy
from the good-thing-the-german-didn't-eat-him dept.
sammyF70 writes "Every geek's favourite non-sci-fi show (the original UK one, not the abysmally bad German and US remakes) is coming back for a fourth season! According to the IMDB's message board, it should be on the air 'Juneish.' While you wait, you can check out what kind of vintage hardware will be on the show this time, and remember: if you illegally download movies, you will face the consequences!"
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IT Crowd (UK) Coming Back For Season 4

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:12AM (#32054764)

    By which I mean the RSS'd BitTorrent client, and the batch script that passes its products to Handbrake, then loads the transcoded files into iTunes.
    Also, the batch script that restarts iTunes at 5am to force it sync with the iPad and hacked iPod touch attached.

  • Well... (Score:5, Funny)

    by dingen (958134) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:27AM (#32054812)
    At least it's funnier than The Big Bang Theory.
    • Re:Well... (Score:5, Insightful)

      by physicsphairy (720718) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @06:04AM (#32054922) Homepage
      Yes, but that is also true of just about any other show, including those that appear on CSPAN.
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Hognoxious (631665)

        Yes, but that is also true of just about any other show, including those that appear on CSPAN.

        I find some perl programs quite amusing. Oh, wait...

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      At least it's funnier than The Big Bang Theory.

      Thank god.

      My roommates like BBT. I saw an episode and it baffled me. It seems more appealing to people who like to pretend they're not geeks, watch lots of TV, and laugh at "real geeks" for being socially inept.

      Not my cup of tea.

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by dingen (958134)

        It seems more appealing to people who like to pretend they're not geeks, watch lots of TV, and laugh at "real geeks" for being socially inept.

        Yeah, exactly. It also annoys me the "real geeks" in TBBT don't behave like real geeks at all. For example, in the first episode of TBBT the geeks boast about how many friends they have on MySpace. WTF? That's something a highschool girl would do. A real geek wouldn't be on MySpace in the first place, because they don't like giving up their privacy like that and would tell people who try to lure them into the web 2.0 social networking hype to get off their lawn.

      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by sesshomaru (173381)

        Here's the cure for that (slightly spoilery if you haven't seen Breaking Bad Season One):

        Breaking Bad: Acid Bath [youtube.com]

        (Note: I'm not trying to imply that you should be dissolving your non-geek friends in acid here.)

        • by dingen (958134)
          I have seen Breaking Bad and if there's one show out there to deserve the title of "every geek's favourite non-sci-fi show" it should definately be that one! Breaking Bad is by far the most awesome thing on TV right now.
    • Hey, I happen to like that show!
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      Oh, I thought you meant "The Big Wang Theory"...

  • by 91degrees (207121) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:27AM (#32054814) Journal
    That so many people seem to think there's some sort of objective measure for what is and isn't funny.

    Some people like it. Some people don't.
  • Never heard of it. I guess it was really bad.

  • by timothy (36799) * Works for Slashdot on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:41AM (#32054856) Homepage Journal

    a) Though it's case-by-case, I've liked more sit-coms than it's smart to admit. British ones, esp.

    b) As I just wrote in another comment, laugh tracks are obnoxious, but eh, I overlook them generally. When I was small, I thought that they were all recorded from the "live studio audience," but that's just what they *want* you to think.

    c) There's a lot of workplace humor in The IT Crowd that rings true (slightly exaggerated if at all - like managers who don't actually understand the thing they're supposed to "manage," and huge, often willful communication gaps between departments), but I also like the more over-the-top absurdities, like the soul-searching goth (Mason? might have the name wrong) who lives in the back room.

    d) All that said, I wish they worked in more wacky sketch-like stuff like the piracy ad linked in the post.

    timothy

    • by mccalli (323026) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:55AM (#32054896) Homepage
      b) As I just wrote in another comment, laugh tracks are obnoxious, but eh, I overlook them generally. When I was small, I thought that they were all recorded from the "live studio audience," but that's just what they *want* you to think.

      See above [slashdot.org]. The laughing is real, is recorded in the studio and well...I was alive the last time I checked.

      Cheers,
      Ian
    • by spike1 (675478)

      Think you mean Richmond. He wasn't in series 3.
      He got scurvy.

  • Ob (Score:5, Funny)

    by Hognoxious (631665) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @05:59AM (#32054912) Homepage Journal

    So they tried turning the show off and then on again?

  • Depressing (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Globe199 (442245) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @07:05AM (#32055102)

    As an IT worker, I found the show more depressing than funny. Too many similarities with my life and theirs.

  • by 91degrees (207121) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @07:17AM (#32055158) Journal
    Assuming we're talking about comedies that are somehow geek related and aren't sci-fi, would be Spaced.
  • Great to hear The IT Crowd is returning for a new series, but does anyone know where I can get a copy of the 1995 tv show Dweebs?
    • by socsoc (1116769)
      Call Mr. WB and ask for his archives? Although since only 6 eps aired, they probably threw everything into the bin.
  • the original UK one, not the abysmally bad German and US remakes

    I don't know about the German remake, but I thought the US remake got canned during the 2008 Writer's Strike.

  • There was only a pilot filmed for the US, never aired. The German one only aired 2 episodes. Although the UK version is great, you're not comparing apples to apples subby. You wanna do that? Let's talk the The Office.
    • by sammyF70 (1154563)
      heh .. yeah, I only saw the pilot too (obviously). To my great shame, I must confess I never saw any version of The Office. Care to talk about "Life on Mars" ? ;)
  • "Damn these electric sex boots!"
  • USA Version (Score:3, Informative)

    by radioid (1801172) on Saturday May 01, 2010 @12:45PM (#32056882)
    Thank god they didn't air the American version of the show [youtube.com].
  • Did that ever get aired or leaked online? I never saw it. I read it was awful.

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