YMMV / The IT Crowd

  • Awesome Music: The incredibly catchy theme song.
  • Bizarro Episode: "Reynholm vs Reynholm", which (besides the special) was also the final episode of the series. Douglas' wife returns, but her character is bizarre and she does very little besides start the court case. Jen is relegated to Douglas' legal lackey for no good reason, Roy and Moss are Demoted to Extra, Richmond makes a brief appearance as a totally different person and is gone just as fast, and there's only one short scene in the IT office. The episode also ends very abruptly.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "You wouldn't shoot a policeman, and then steal his helmet! You wouldn't go to the toilet in his helmet, and then, send it to the policeman's grieving widow. And then steal it again!"
  • Ear Worm: "Willies, willies, I like willies."
    • No, no; It's "I LOVE willies."
      • Excuse me sir, could you keep it down, please?
    • "0118 999 881 999 119 725"
  • Fridge Brilliance: Douglas mishearing April saying that she used to be a man as "I'm from Iran" is due largely in part to his overall inattentiveness, but he was also eating his entree when she told him. He probably didn't hear her over his chewing.
    • Might cross into Fridge Logic when you consider that she said it twice, very clearly, then went on a rant about getting hormone therapy and surgery.
  • Fridge Logic: Lampshaded in "Are We Not Men"- as the credits are rolling at the end, it cuts back to the scene inside a trailer just after the bank robbery, where Roy asks, "Who closed the doors?"
    • Whoever drove the truck there?
      • Perhaps Derrick drove it there before Barry shot him.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The whole "Fire at Seaparks" joke becomes less funny after this happened.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The joke involving the new, extremely long emergency phone number is that it's far too difficult to remember, especially for a number meant to be called quickly. However, thanks to the catchy jingle, quite a lot of viewers claim to have actually memorized it.
  • Hollywood Homely: Jen's treated as somewhat less attractive than she actually is by most of the cast except Douglas. She's implied to look like a man and have unladylike big feet, among other things.
  • Jerkass Woobie: While Douglas is clearly a sexist and an asshole, and was especially nasty to his post-op transgender girlfriendnote , it's hard not to feel sorry for him in the Stinger for "The Speech": watching television and eating pizza in his room alone, crying that "It's not the same!" before openly weeping.
  • Memetic Mutation: "FATHERRRRRRRRRR!!"
    • Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    • GOD DAMN THESE ELECTRIC SEX PANTS!
    • Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
      • The thing about Arsenal is they always try to walk it in.
    • 0118 999 881 999 119 725 *Beat* 3.
    • I'm not crying! You're crying!
    • Roy and Jen had this happen in universe during the last episode where an incident involving them, a homeless woman and a midget went viral on the internet and received major news coverage.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: Jen being hired as the IT department's manager despite not knowing anything about computers isn't unrealistic. Most IT directors are not technicians. They are business or sales majors, depending on how company hierarchy is managed. What's odd is that in-universe Moss and Roy expect that Jen will be a technician and are horrified that she is not. What is unrealistic is Denholm assigning her as IT's manager because she claimed to know about computers.
  • Values Dissonance/Values Resonance: Roy taking his masseur to court over kissing him on the ass. To us, the audience, it's played as a joke. However, it's taken so completely seriously In-Universe (save Jen, who teases Roy about it, much to his annoyance) that almost defies it's own Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male.
  • The Woobie - Jen trying to present Moss's invention on Dragon's Den.
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