A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A To Z - Fun With The IT Crowd

I was pondering what to post about today and it popped into my brain.  F should ALWAYS stand for Fun!  And what do I find fun?  Why, watching one of the most awesome shows ever - The IT Crowd.  If you are not familiar with this show, let me explain.  The IT Crowd was a hilarious British television series that unfortunately only ran for four seasons.  The show is about two IT guys (Roy and Moss) and their non-computer literate manager Jen.  The crew are relegated to the basement of some huge British corporation, and they get the usual level of respect associated with IT shops (which is to say no respect at all).  I absolutely love every single episode.  Part of that might be because I'm an IT guy by trade (besides, writing, that is).  Oh, and if you do not enjoy the comedic styles of Benny Hill or Monty Python, this may not tickle your funny bone like it does mine.  But here is a snippet from one of their best episodes:

Hopefully you got a laugh out of that.  If not, don't feel too bad.  My wife and kids don't really get it either.  And I guess it's just one of those things you either laugh at hilariously or shake your head at before calling the men in white coats.

This is a short post today, mostly because I'm off to find more fun.  Where do you find your fun (outside of writing)?


Bz said...

Hi, nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge :) I love you post! I must say I enjoy them too, (work in IT customer services, LOL)!

Hope to see you around! Thank you for the laugh! :)

Kris Yankee said...

Fellow A to Z'er stopping by to say hello. Love Monty Python!! And Benny Hill reminds me of my dad and how much he loved that show/man. Thanks for the laugh so early in the morning!

Eric said...

BZ - Hi, and thanks for stopping by. It's always nice to laugh alongside another IT person :)

Kris - Hello. Benny Hill does the same thing for me. Just glad I could make you laugh. That's always a good thing.

Kris Kaumeyer said...

I've seen a few episodes of this show. Not really my cup of tea, but I found some jokes very funny. Though, Monty Python always gets a laugh out of me.

Matthew Vanacore said...

F should always stand for "Fun" or in my case, Fight Club.

Excellent post and great show!

Anne K. Albert said...

Wonderful clip! So glad I discovered your blog. :-)

Duncan D. Horne said...

My fun, apart from writing comes by watching Roger Federer play tennis, or rather, watching him when he was winning!

Duncan In Kuantan

doreen said...

I have not heard of this show but I did get it and will be laughing all day. Very funny!

K.M. Weiland said...

Gotta love British humor. They have the market cornered on subtlety and subtext, something I sometimes think has otherwise disappeared from comedy. Thanks for sharing!

Eric said...

Kris - That's cool. Not everybody likes it as much as I do, but that's okay too. Thanks for stopping by.

Matthew - Great idea for F. Great movie too!

Anne - Thank you, and I'm glad you stopped by the blog too.

Duncan - Sorry, but I'm not up on my tennis pros. I will go look him up right now though :)

doreen - Woohoo, another IT Crowd convert. Here's hopin' you get to see all the episodes.

K.M. - Yes indeed! I love British humor for exactly that reason. Glad you liked it :)

TRR said...

Oh man, I love British comedy and this takes the cake. Absolutely hilarious. I'm soooo going to find this on Netflix.

Thanks for introducing me to this!

Matt Conlon said...

LOL That was great! I'm going to watch some more of that show. :D

Eric said...

TRR - Awesome! Glad I was able to bring a new fan to the show.

Matt - Heh heh, yeah it's great stuff. Glad you liked it!