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Characters: The IT Crowd

Jen Barber

Ich. Bin. Ein. Nerd.

Portrayed by: Katherine Parkinson

  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable: The way she says "COMputer".
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: When she thinks she's won Employee of the Month and it turns out, everyone just thinks she's dead. Happens again when she actually wins Employee of the Month.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Jen loves shoes so much it's literally all she says until she gets her hands on them, and when she does they literally mangle her feet, putting her in intense pain for the rest of the day.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Has some of this going on with Roy.
  • Blatant Lies: Her Establishing Character Moment has her bluffing her way through a job interview with Denholm, even though she is totally clueless about computers and doesn't even pronounce it right! Jen even lampshades it! "I lie, I lie, and I lie! And then I lie some more!" In Season Three, she doesn't even know what IT stands for.
  • Catch Phrase: "TAXI!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: For Moss, Roy and Richmond.
  • Dude Magnet
  • The Face: She's set up as this in the beginning, anyway, but as it turns out she's almost as weird as the people she works with.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Constantly.
  • Nerd Nanny: She takes care of Moss and Roy.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted. She gets one, then Moss and Roy "synchronise" with her.
  • Only Sane Man: When she's not obsessing over shoes or lying.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Averted; She is an on-off smoker and complains smoking isn't "fun" like it used to be.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Very prone to this.
  • Team Mom: Best shown when Jen leaves to pursue another job interview, Moss singes his hair and loses his memory, while Roy becomes shirtless, homeless and forced to live in a box; all in the space of two hours!

Maurice Moss

I can't go to prison, Roy! They'll rape the flip out of me!

Portrayed by: Richard Ayoade

Roy Trenneman

The same reason I do everything, Jen; to have sex with a lady.

Portrayed by: Chris O'Dowd

Richmond Avenal

An ill wind is blowing.....

Portrayed by: Noel Fielding

Douglas Reynholm

Pucker up boys. It's hammer time!

Portrayed by: Matt Berry

  • All Men Are Perverts
  • Incoming Ham: He's the page image! "FFFAAATHEEERRR!"
  • Kavorka Man
  • Large Ham: Does not BEGIN to cover it.
  • Metaphorgotten: "Well, I'm the boss. Head Honcho. El Numero Uno. Mr. Big. The Godfather. Lord of the Rings. The Bourne... Identity. Er... Taxi Driver. Jaws. I forgot the question quite a while back. Who are you, again?"

Denholm Reynholm

Portrayed by: Chris Morris

Douglas' late father.


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